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Livingston Surpasses 50 Cases in July, Murphy Responds to Updated Masking Guidelines

July 29, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston has reported 53 new cases of COVID-19 in July as of Thursday, July 29, marking nearly four times the 13 total cases reported in all of June.

Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated.

The CDC ...

West Orange Police to Sponsor Blood and Platelet Drive in Response to Urgent Need

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing that was required to slow the spread of infections, there has been a significant drop in blood donations. As a result, the nation’s hospitals and blood centers are experiencing a severe blood shortage.

Area hospitals rely on the support of individuals to provide much of the blood used to provide ...

West Orange Police to Sponsor Blood and Platelet Drive in Response to Urgent Need

July 29, 2021

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing that was required to slow the spread of infections, there has been a significant drop in blood donations. As a result, the nation’s hospitals and blood centers are experiencing a severe blood shortage.

Area hospitals rely on the support of individuals to provide much of the blood used to provide ...

Overlook Medical Center Opens New Emergency Department Entrance, Celebrates ENA Lantern Award

SUMMIT, NJ — Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center recently marked the opening of its redesigned Bouras Emergency Department entrance in Summit days after the department received the Emergency Nurses Association’s (ENA) prestigious Lantern Award.

The new entrance, part of a larger plan to expand and enhance the entire hospital, is designed to make it ...

Livingston High School Coding Club Continues Virtual Classes for Younger Students

July 28, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Earlier this summer, the Livingston High School (LHS) Coding Club offered free virtual coding classes to more than 60 students in grades six and above, with approximately 20 students learning one of three coding languages during the one-hour Thursday sessions.

Participating students learned Python from LHS Coding Club president and rising senior Aryan Bansal and ...

Livingston Schools Aim to Provide “Mindful Normal” in Fall 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Nearly two months ahead of the 2021-2022 academic year at Livingston Public Schools (LPS), Superintendent Dr. Matthew Block recently presented an overview of the district’s current plans for reopening in a fully in-person setting this fall, stating that LPS looks forward to providing a “mindful normal” for students and families.

In addition to ...

Livingston High School Student Starts Debate Academy as Fundraising Initiative

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After his personal expansion initiatives as the captain of the Livingston High School (LHS) debate team doubled the size of the team over the last year, causing registration fees and travel expenses for competitions to increase significantly, Matthew Zhang has founded his own debate academy called Omega Speech and Debate to increase access to debate in the community while ...

Livingston Surpasses 50 Cases in July, Murphy Responds to Updated Masking Guidelines

July 29, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston has reported 53 new cases of COVID-19 in July as of Thursday, July 29, marking nearly four times the 13 total cases reported in all of June.

Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated.

The CDC ...

Livingston Cases Continue to Increase as Delta Variant Spreads Across Country

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With 16 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Livingston in the first half of July, the township surpassed its June case total mid-way through the month. As of Monday, July 19, the Livingston Health Department (LHD) reported a cumulative total of 2,164 local cases since the start of the pandemic, including 21 cases reported in the first 19 days of July compared to ...

Hundreds of Special Needs Guests Have a Blast at Santa’s Summertime Splash in Livingston

July 25, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A crowd of more than 200 special needs individuals and their parents recently attended the Livingston Advisory Committee for Disabilities’ (LACD) Santa’s Summertime Splash, which marked the first LACD event since December 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many Livingston residents as well as attendees from Universal Institute, the ARC of Essex, Pillar Care ...

Livingston Express Shuttle Expands Summer Schedule for 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In May, the Township of Livingston announced that the Livingston Express Shuttle (LES) would service with a Summer Schedule and that Essex County is helping welcome back Shuttle riders by offering rides free of charge through Labor Day 2021.

Starting Tuesday, July 6, a new shuttle trip has been added to the schedule in each direction: A 6:32 a.m. departure from the ...

Livingston Police Department Presents Graduates of 2021 Junior Police Academy

July 26, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Rising sixth, seventh and eighth graders from Livingston recently graduated from the Livingston Police Department's second annual Junior Police Academy, a summer initiative with the goal of providing local youth with a week of fitness, education and fun weaved into a police academy format.

“The one-week event was almost canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 ...

Livingston Surpasses 50 Cases in July, Murphy Responds to Updated Masking Guidelines

July 29, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston has reported 53 new cases of COVID-19 in July as of Thursday, July 29, marking nearly four times the 13 total cases reported in all of June.

Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated.

The CDC ...

Livingston Council Deliberates Return to In-Person Meetings in Face of Challenges

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Despite setting a goal to return to in person meetings beginning on Monday, July 26, the Livingston Township Council has determined that doing so safely in the face of the pandemic while also being able to broadcast live online and provide opportunities for virtual public input may require additional consideration.

According to the council, constructive public ...

Livingston Teen Dhruv Anantaraman Leads Junior Tennis Team to Victory in U.S. Open

July 21, 2021

FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY — Livingston’s own Dhruv Anantaraman, a rising eighth grader at Heritage Middle School, recently brought home a Junior Tennis Tournament trophy from the U.S. Open after leading his team to victory as the only player from Livingston. 

Although the road to victory was not easy, Anantaraman’s mother, Saradha Narayan explained that the team’s ...

Edison Heating and Cooling: The Benefits of Routine HVAC Maintenance

July 25, 2021

EDISON, NJ — Edison Heating and Cooling offers new and existing customers the option to purchase a maintenance contract and, according to owner Mike Iarrapino, there are various benefits for routine HVAC maintenance. 

"Routine check-ups and maintenance are key to ensuring your comfort systems are performing at their best," said Iarrapino, adding that a ...

Overlook Medical Center Opens New Emergency Department Entrance, Celebrates ENA Lantern Award

SUMMIT, NJ — Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center recently marked the opening of its redesigned Bouras Emergency Department entrance in Summit days after the department received the Emergency Nurses Association’s (ENA) prestigious Lantern Award.

The new entrance, part of a larger plan to expand and enhance the entire hospital, is designed to make it ...

Homewatch CareGivers Appoints Michael Mitchell as Executive Director

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As part of the growth of the business, Homewatch CareGivers has named Michael Mitchell as executive director. 

Mitchell comes to Homewatch with a background in operations and some experience in the care giving field as well. 

“I've always been passionate about people, process and operations," said Mitchell. "Those are at my core. So I ...

Livingston Native One of 50 in Country Selected for Prestigious TV Production Internship

July 26, 2021

LOS ANGELES, NJ — Samantha Kahn, an alumna of Livingston High School (LHS) and its acclaimed television program, recently became one of only 50 across the country to be selected for the prestigious Television Academy Foundation Internship Program for 2021.

Kahn is currently a senior at Ithaca College majoring in television and radio with a minor in integrated marketing communications.

Hundreds of Special Needs Guests Have a Blast at Santa’s Summertime Splash in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A crowd of more than 200 special needs individuals and their parents recently attended the Livingston Advisory Committee for Disabilities’ (LACD) Santa’s Summertime Splash, which marked the first LACD event since December 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many Livingston residents as well as attendees from Universal Institute, the ARC of Essex, Pillar Care ...

Two Livingston Residents Earn Honors in 2021 Senior Citizen Legacies Writing Contest

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Residents Reginald Sims and Joan Speare of Livingston recently received honorable mentions in the 2021 Essex County Senior Citizen Legacies Writing Contest for their stories “Mrs. Wilkerson and The Four Letter Word” and “Taking Chances,” respectively.

Although typically announced during Older Americans Month in May, this ...

Livingston Mayor Joins Congresswoman Sherrill at Clean Energy Roundtable Discussion

July 19, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When business leaders from northern New Jersey joined Rep. Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and United States Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm at a roundtable discussion on clean energy last week, Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein was invited to provide input as a local official on the key ways crucial infrastructure investments will fuel the growth of ...

Livingston Residents Reminded to Keep Plastic Bags Out of All Recycling

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston is reminding residents about the importance of keeping plastic bags out of the residential curbside recycling stream.

Neither paper recycling nor commingled recycling should be put out for pickup in plastic bags of any kind. Paper and commingled recycling should always be put out for pickup in a sturdy, reusable container such as a bucket, ...

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NEW JERSEY — The pandemic resulted in a unique work-from-home model for many New Jersey residents, with a “new normal” evolving as infection rates decline.

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Livingston Students Compete in Young Tycoons Business Challenge with Battery Startup

July 18, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After spending the last few years creating Disolv batteries—a startup that develops biodegradable and solid-state longer-lasting and eco-friendly batteries—rising Livingston High School (LHS) seniors Aryan Bansal, Dylan Benzi and Tyler Burbage recently participated in a global competition in which their project placed in the top 1.5 ...

Livingston Teen Dhruv Anantaraman Leads Junior Tennis Team to Victory in U.S. Open

July 21, 2021

FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY — Livingston’s own Dhruv Anantaraman, a rising eighth grader at Heritage Middle School, recently brought home a Junior Tennis Tournament trophy from the U.S. Open after leading his team to victory as the only player from Livingston. 

Although the road to victory was not easy, Anantaraman’s mother, Saradha Narayan explained that the team’s ...

Get Your Child Ready For Fall Sports - Tips and Upcoming Screenings at Saint Barnabas

July 29, 2021

Young athletes looking to get back into the game should start conditioning now.

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The easing of COVID-19 restrictions has meant that children can begin to play sports competitively again. However, young athletes should be sure they’re physically ready to jump back into team sports.

“Before the pandemic, regular activities like gym class, recreation leagues ...

Morristown Medical Center Receives Reverification from American College of Surgeons as Level 1 Trauma Center

Morristown, New Jersey – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has been reverified as a Level I Trauma Center through 2024 by the Verification Review Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes Morristown Medical Center’s dedication to providing superior care for the most seriously injured patients. This marks ...

West Essex YMCA Welcomes New Board Members

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The West Essex YMCA recently welcomed four new members to its Board of Managers.  

The manager board works in close partnership with the Y’s leadership team to ensure that facilities and programs match the Y’s mission and remain accessible to all in the community. 

New members include West Orange residents Amy Hall-Oliver, Bradley ...

5 Cool Tips to Prevent Heat-Related Illness

You’re finishing up your afternoon walk on a scorching 90-degree day when you feel a little dizzy. You check your pulse. It’s faster than normal. You’re sweating, and you feel a cramp in your left leg. Should you head indoors?

Yes, says Alexander Sarenac, MD, an emergency medicine physician with Atlantic AdvancED Urgent Care. “These are all signs of a health condition ...

TAPinto Denville Franchisee Joins Senior Team of African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ

DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs. 

AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a platform for New Jersey’s African-American business leaders to speak with a ...

Works Being Sought for 2021 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show

July 23, 2021

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — All non-professional and professional senior citizen artists residing in Essex County are invited to participate in the 2021 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show and Exhibition. 

The deadline to submit artwork is Wednesday, Sept. 1, and all artists must be at least 60 years old and a resident of Essex County to participate.

Senior citizens will be ...

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