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Meet Jenissa Arnette: Livingston Board of Education Candidate

October 28, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Meet Jenissa Arnette, one of four candidates vying for one open seat on the Livingston Board of Education.

Arnette is an eight-year resident of Livingston and mother of three. Her two daughters graduated from Livingston High School in 2019 and 2020, while her son is currently in fourth grade at Riker Hill Elementary School.

After graduating from Marylawn of the ...

Meet Vineeta Khanna: Livingston Board of Education Candidate

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Meet Vineeta Khanna, one of four candidates vying for one open seat on the Livingston Board of Education.

Khanna is a 21-year resident of Livingston and the founder of Livingston’s Orator Academy, which provides public speaking classes in order to teach students how to articulate their ideas clearly and confidently. She and her husband, Sandeep, have two ...

Livingston Provides Age Breakdown of October Coronavirus Cases

October 28, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After seeing a recent increase in reported COVID-19 cases in Livingston, the Livingston Health Department shared the age ranges of the 86 cases reported from Oct. 1 to Oct. 27.

According to the age report, approximately 44 percent of residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 in October were age 29 or younger; 42 percent were between the ages of 30 and 59; and ...

Livingston Halloween Guidelines, Downloadable Signs for Non-Participants and More

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect families throughout he country, the Township of Livingston was forced to “re-think the traditional Halloween celebrations” and urge residents to identify safer alternatives for celebrating the holiday.

The township has determined that trick-or-treating can occur on Saturday, Oct. 31, according to the ...

Livingston Provides Age Breakdown of October Coronavirus Cases

October 28, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After seeing a recent increase in reported COVID-19 cases in Livingston, the Livingston Health Department shared the age ranges of the 86 cases reported from Oct. 1 to Oct. 27.

According to the age report, approximately 44 percent of residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 in October were age 29 or younger; 42 percent were between the ages of 30 and 59; and ...

Governor Fears Newark’s COVID-19 Rollbacks Are Just the Start

NEWARK, NJ — Cutting off indoor dining and mandating that all non-essential businesses close their doors at 8 p.m. are part of the measures that began in Newark on Tuesday after the city confirmed more new COVID-19 cases on Sunday than all other Essex County municipalities combined. 

During his COVID-19 press conference Monday afternoon, Gov. Phil Murphy said steps taken ...

Livingston Students Share Details of Award-Winning Technology for a Change Project

October 28, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although the students involved in the “Technology for a Change” project at Livingston Public Schools (LPS) will not be able to accept their “School Leader” award from the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) in person, the group was recently honored by the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) for not only earning this ...

Livingston Public Library Honored During National Friends of Libraries Week

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In recognition of National Friends of Libraries Week, the Township of Livingston recently recognized the Friends of the Livingston Public Library, a volunteer group whose mission is to support the Livingston Public Library (LPL) and all it represents to the Livingston community, and encouraged residents to get involved.

Additional details about how the LPL has ...

Livingston Schools Provide Grieving Tools Following Loss of High School Student

October 26, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Public Schools (LPS) community has announced the sudden loss of a student on Thursday, whose family has asked for privacy at this time.

Superintendent Dr. Matthew Block stated that the district’s “sympathies go out to the student’s family and friends” and urged community members to “keep them in our hearts and in our ...

Livingston District Forms Partnerships to Enhance Inclusion, Recruit Diverse Educators

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Shortly after the Livingston Public Schools (LPS) district re-focused its ongoing district goal to enhance inclusiveness, cultural awareness, anti-racism and acceptance of individual differences through mandated curricular programming, extracurricular program and district operations at LPS, the district has partnered with an organization called the Great Schools Partnership ...

Livingston Named No. 1 in State, No. 21 in Country for 2021 Best Places to Teach

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although Livingston Superintendent of Schools Dr. Matthew Block is typically "careful about celebrating rankings," he was proud to announce this week that Livingston Public Schools (LPS) has been ranked as No. 1 in the state and No. 21 in the country on Niche.com’s 2021 list of “Best Places to Teach.”

LPS was also ranked as No. 3 on ...

Livingston Halloween Guidelines, Downloadable Signs for Non-Participants and More

October 28, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect families throughout he country, the Township of Livingston was forced to “re-think the traditional Halloween celebrations” and urge residents to identify safer alternatives for celebrating the holiday.

The township has determined that trick-or-treating can occur on Saturday, Oct. 31, according to the ...

Livingston Public Library Honored During National Friends of Libraries Week

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In recognition of National Friends of Libraries Week, the Township of Livingston recently recognized the Friends of the Livingston Public Library, a volunteer group whose mission is to support the Livingston Public Library (LPL) and all it represents to the Livingston community, and encouraged residents to get involved.

Additional details about how the LPL has ...

Livingston Police Department Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 17, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the second consecutive year, the men and women of the Livingston Police Department (LPD) have added a little color to their fall wardrobe, sporting specially made pink patches on their uniforms throughout the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The full Breast Cancer Awareness Uniform also includes a pink name tag and a pink ...

Two Vehicles Stolen, Shoplifter Locked Inside Mall and More From Livingston Police

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Over the last week, Livingston police have responded to reports of two stolen vehicles, a stolen scooter and an shoplifter who got locked inside the Macy’s department store at the Livingston Mall.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, officers out of Verona called the Livingston Police Department to report that they had just pursued a Range Rover ...

Livingston Puts Plastic Bag Regulations on Hold, Awaits Signing of Statewide Bill

October 15, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily halted the Township of Livingston’s plans to adopt an ordinance regulating the use of plastic bags at local businesses and township facilities, the conversation recently resurfaced after Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans to sign a similar executive order for the entire state.

The Livingston Township Council had received an ...

Meet Jenissa Arnette: Livingston Board of Education Candidate

October 28, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Meet Jenissa Arnette, one of four candidates vying for one open seat on the Livingston Board of Education.

Arnette is an eight-year resident of Livingston and mother of three. Her two daughters graduated from Livingston High School in 2019 and 2020, while her son is currently in fourth grade at Riker Hill Elementary School.

After graduating from Marylawn of the ...

Meet Vineeta Khanna: Livingston Board of Education Candidate

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Meet Vineeta Khanna, one of four candidates vying for one open seat on the Livingston Board of Education.

Khanna is a 21-year resident of Livingston and the founder of Livingston’s Orator Academy, which provides public speaking classes in order to teach students how to articulate their ideas clearly and confidently. She and her husband, Sandeep, have two ...

Boys Soccer: Livingston Continues to Win, 7-0, Over Newark Central

October 21, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Grant Shevrin achieved a hat trick to help the Livingston boys soccer team come up with a 7-0 victory over Newark Central on Wednesday.

Holden Miller assisted on three of the goals for the Lancers (4-1-1), who pulled away with five second-half goals after holding a 2-0 halftime edge. Kyle Loventhal, Lucas Lang, Neal Hejib and Jared Fiske each scored one goal.

Lancer ...

Girls Soccer: Livingston Gets Past West Orange, 1-0

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Games between West Orange and Livingston have been highlights of the Essex County girls soccer season in recent years.

In the latest renewal of the heated rivalry between the two sides, Livingston scored a first-half goal and made it stand up in a 1-0 victory over the Mountaineers Tuesday afternoon.

Last year, West Orange took two of the three meetings between the ...

Girls Soccer Off to Impressive Start as Fall Sports Get Underway in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston girls soccer team will take an undefeated record into its rivalry game against West Orange on Tuesday in Livingston.

The Lancers are 3-0-1, most recently defeating Mount St. Dominic, 2-1, last Wednesday. Lauren Belcuore and Kylie Prendergast scored the goals, with Belcuore assisting on Prendergast's goal. 

Belcuore, a senior forward, came into ...

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Welcomes Cori Wilf to Board of Trustees

October 26, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health recently announced that Short Hills resident Cori Wilf has been named as a member of the Board of Trustees at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston.

Board chair Bruce Schonbraun stated that Wilf will be joining the group “at a historic time” as SBMC continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic while also ...

Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting Marks Grand Opening of The Barker Lounge in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Robert and Michael Gonnello, the brothers behind Livingston’s new family-owned doggy daycare, grooming and boarding facility, welcomed members of the Livingston Township Council and the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce to The Barker Lounge on Monday for a celebratory ribbon cutting marking the grand opening of their new business.

In the two weeks since ...

Livingston Resident Opens Local Business as Inspirational Guidance Coach

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A six-year resident of Livingston and self-proclaimed “inspirational guidance coach” is helping community members rediscover their purpose through her independently owned business called “more.”

Now located at the corner of South Livingston Avenue and East Northfield Road just above Seymour’s Café and Excel Physical Therapy ...

Livingston Senior Citizens Invited to Drive-in Concert Featuring The Perfect Duo + 1

October 23, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Senior, Youth and Leisure Services (SYLS) department is hosting a Drive-in Concert for residents age 62 and older on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Livingston Senior and Community Center in the rear parking lot.

Sponsored by Homewatch Caregivers of South Orange and Arbor Terrace of Roseland, the event will feature music from the 40s, 50s and 60s, ...

Paper Mill Playhouse to Collaborate with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra for Three-Part Series

MILLBURN, NJ — Although performance spaces remain closed, organizations such as Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn are looking for innovative ways to connect with their audiences until they can safely open. 

In a collaborative first, Paper Mill is co-producing three-part series of free, virtual performances with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO), sponsored by ...

Livingston, West Orange Seniors Enjoy Socially Distant Concert

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Seniors who hadn't seen each other in more than six months recently had an opportunity to catch up from afar and listen to some music outdoors during a collaborative event between the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of MetroWest NJ, B'nai Shalom and Homewatch CareGivers.

Most of the seniors attend regular programming at the JCC, which has been suspended ...

Livingston Puts Plastic Bag Regulations on Hold, Awaits Signing of Statewide Bill

October 15, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily halted the Township of Livingston’s plans to adopt an ordinance regulating the use of plastic bags at local businesses and township facilities, the conversation recently resurfaced after Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans to sign a similar executive order for the entire state.

The Livingston Township Council had received an ...

Discussion Continues on Proposed Mixed-Use Overlay Zone in Livingston

October 9, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Residents of Livingston will have a third chance to comment on a proposed ordinance to establish a mixed-use overlay zone for two lots in the area of ShopRite on South Livingston Avenue after council members agreed to keep the public hearing open until they can gather enough information and input to take a vote.

The controversial ordinance as it’s currently ...

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Livingston Students Share Details of Award-Winning Technology for a Change Project

October 28, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although the students involved in the “Technology for a Change” project at Livingston Public Schools (LPS) will not be able to accept their “School Leader” award from the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) in person, the group was recently honored by the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) for not only earning this ...

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October 28, 2020

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Free Zoom Sessions: Cantor Perry Fine to Spotlight Israel’s Musical Heritage in November

Cantor Perry Fine, “The Voice” of Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston, will give a two-session presentation via Zoom, as part of National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), West Morris Section’s Our Jewish World program, on Thursdays, Nov. 12 and 19, at 1 p.m.

Cantor Fine’s Nov. 12 session, titled “Hatikvah and the Zionist Spirit,” will explore the fascinating ...

Essex County News: Cuban Pete's Owner Locked Out for Repeated Violations

October 27, 2020

MONTCLAIR, NJ — After scoffing at the governor's executive orders and repeatedly allowing patrons to continue to dining inside at well over 25-percent capacity, the owner of Cuban Pete's is now locked out of his business.

On Monday morning, Montclair Police changed the locks on the doors of Cuban Pete’s restaurant, locking out the owner and workers. This was ...

Mosquito Squad Offers Discount on Winter Tick Protection in Livingston and Beyond

October 11, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Mosquito Squad of North Jersey, a locally owned tick and mosquito eliminator that has been protecting yards from outdoor pests for more than 10 years, is currently offering $25 off its fall/winter tick protection plan through Nov. 1, 2020.

According to Mosquito Squad treatment specialists, cold temperatures do not eliminate all outdoor pests, including deer ticks that ...

Kidney Donor Needed for Anthony Matarazzo

October 28, 2020

My name is Anthony (Tony) Matarazzo. I was born in Paterson, NJ and grew up in Hawthorne. I was diagnosed with hypertension at age 40, and at nearly the same time began to have problems with gout and kidney stones. I had many gout and kidney stone attacks in my 40’s until the doctors got me stabilized with the right mediations. With other chronic kidney disease patients, the combination of ...

Senior Freeze Deadline Extended

October 24, 2020

We are very pleased that on October 22, 2020, the New Jersey Treasurer’s office extended the Senior Freeze filing deadline from November 2, 2020 to December 31, 2020.  This is a welcome development because many seniors were scrambling to meet the original date. 

Nevertheless, there is still a need for applications to be prepared as soon as possible.  The Treasurer’s ...