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Join the Seasons of Hope Program: A Local Twist on #GivingTuesday

November 19, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ - In the years since social media gave rise to the popularity of #GivingTuesday, it has been widely associated with the concept of giving directly to those in need. But one local businessman chairs an organization with a different take on what "giving" means.

Louis Urban, managing director of Bernheim Apter Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel in Livingston, also ...

Essex County to Host Annual Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest

ROSELAND, NJ – The public is invited to participate in Essex County’s annual 2018 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center by entering their best gingerbread houses in a variety of categories.

The free competition encourages have fun over the holiday season while also helping the county raise awareness about ...

Livingston Deputy Mayor Honored for Commitment to Special Needs Individuals

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Livingston Deputy Mayor Alfred Anthony was recently honored for his tremendous contribution on behalf of people with special needs and their families in Livingston at the Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled (JSDD) of Metrowest’s fundraising gala and art exhibit opening entitled “Doorways to Infinite Possibility.”

JSDD, a not-for-profit ...

RWJBarnabas Health Receives Highest Patient Safety Scores to Date

WEST ORANGE, NJ — ­For the 14th consecutive time, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) has received an “A” Hospital Safety Score rating by the Leapfrog Group—making SBMC the only hospital in the state and one of only 42 in the country to earn an “A” in each report since the Leapfrog surveys began.

SBMC was also one of eight RWJBarnabas Health ...

Chirls and Konner Hold On To Seats in Livingston Board of Education Election

November 6, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ —  According to the unofficial election results provided by the Essex County Clerk’s Office, Pamela Chirls and Ronnie Ferber Konner have been selected to serve another term on the Livingston Board of Education.

The unofficial results determined that Chirls got 5,501 votes and Konner 5,147 votes, which placed them ahead of challengers Todd Goren (3,898 ...

Livingston Township Council Incumbents Meinhardt, Fernandez, Klein Win Re-election

LIVINGSTON, NJ — According to the unofficial election results provided by the Essex County Clerk’s Office, Mayor Ed Meinhardt, Rudy Fernandez and Shawn Klein will retain their seats on the Livingston Township Council.  

The unofficial results determined that the three Democrat incumbents finished ahead of Republican challengers Brandon Minde and Debbie Burack. Each of the ...

Livingston Recovers From Nightmare November Nor'easter

November 16, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Despite responding to 31 motor vehicle accidents and 61 calls from stranded motorists in addition to delivering pizzas to the middle schools, where many students remained stranded until late Thursday night, members of the Livingston Police Department (LPD), Livingston Fire Department (LFD) and Livingston First Aid Squad announced on Friday that there were no injuries ...

Livingston Superintendent Describes Experience of Thursday Snowstorm

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In the aftermath of Thursday night’s snowstorm, Livingston Interim Superintendent of Schools James O’Neill said that Thursday night was one of the most difficult he has had in more than 40 years of working in education. He provided the following statement about his experience:

“It was difficult because I always feel personally responsible for ...

Livingston Speech and Debate Team Turns in Award-Winning Presentations

RIDGE, NJ — the Livingston High School Forensics Speech and Debate Team came away with nine awards, including the fourth place team sweepstakes trophy, from the second Newark CFL tournament for the season at Ridge High School on Saturday.

The following students won awards:

Jaina Jallow, First Place in Varsity Declamation

Bela Battu, First Place in JV Oral ...

Livingston Recovers From Nightmare November Nor'easter

November 16, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Despite responding to 31 motor vehicle accidents and 61 calls from stranded motorists in addition to delivering pizzas to the middle schools, where many students remained stranded until late Thursday night, members of the Livingston Police Department (LPD), Livingston Fire Department (LFD) and Livingston First Aid Squad announced on Friday that there were no injuries ...

Flash Snow Storm Paralyzes Livingston Streets; Strands Students After School

EDITOR'S NOTE: Livingston schools have since been closed for Friday, Nov. 16.

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Some students were still being held at Livingston schools after 7 p.m. on Thursday after snow quickly accumulated during rush hour, according to Livingston police, who are still working vigorously to help drivers navigate the snow and get home safely.

“Everybody’s safe, ...

Livingston's Community Policing Unit Graduates First Citizens Police Academy Class

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Eighteen Livingston community members recently graduated from the Livingston Police Department’s first Citizens Police Academy—a free 10-week program designed to give participants an understanding of the inner workings of the police department and a working knowledge of what law enforcement entails.

Spearheaded by Officers Joy Klapal and Kevin Mullaney ...

More Than $160,000 Raised at RWJBarnabas Running with the Devils 5K

November 13, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than $160,000 was raised at RWJBarnabas Health’s (RWJBH) second annual Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk in support of RWJBH and the New Jersey Devils’ collective effort to build stronger communities by promoting healthy, active lifestyles and world-class healthcare.

Proceeds from the race, held at Essex County’s ...

Girls Soccer: West Orange Wins 1st Sectional Championship, 1-0, Over Livingston

WEST ORANGE, NJ - With its third victory over Livingston this season, the West Orange girls soccer team achieved another first for the program.

Top-seeded West Orange defeated third-seeded Livingston, 1-0, Friday for the Section 1, Group 4 championship. It is the first sectional title ever for the West Orange girls soccer program, and with the victory, the Mountaineers extended their unbeaten ...

Football: Livingston Romps Over Perth Amboy, 28-0

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Livingston football team closed out its season with a 28-0 victory over Perth Amboy Thursday night.

Jack Ernst passed for four touchdowns and Joe Cullen rushed for 182 yards on 23 carries for the Lancers (7-3), whose defense came up with four sacks. Cullen starred on defense, as well, with 14 tackles and one of the team's sacks.

Ernst completed 18 of 25 passes for ...

Join the Seasons of Hope Program: A Local Twist on #GivingTuesday

November 19, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ - In the years since social media gave rise to the popularity of #GivingTuesday, it has been widely associated with the concept of giving directly to those in need. But one local businessman chairs an organization with a different take on what "giving" means.

Louis Urban, managing director of Bernheim Apter Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel in Livingston, also ...

Livingston Deputy Mayor Honored for Commitment to Special Needs Individuals

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Livingston Deputy Mayor Alfred Anthony was recently honored for his tremendous contribution on behalf of people with special needs and their families in Livingston at the Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled (JSDD) of Metrowest’s fundraising gala and art exhibit opening entitled “Doorways to Infinite Possibility.”

JSDD, a not-for-profit ...

Livingston Students Join Kiwanis in Spreading Food, Help and Hope

HILLSIDE, NJ — Three levels of a local service organizations recently came together in an act of community service when the Livingston High School Key Club and the Heritage Middle School (HMS) Builders' Club took a joint field trip to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside along with members of their umbrella organization, the Livingston Kiwanis Club.

Although members ...

Livingston Council Members Attend Sunrise Rotary Tasting on Eve of Election Day

November 6, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the first time, Livingston Township Council members rescheduled their regular Monday evening meeting to attend the Livingston Sunrise Rotary’s 16th annual Food & Wine Tasting. The event that has grown in attendance and popularity each year was held on Election Day eve at the Westminster Hotel.

The nearly 300 people that attended, including local ...

Livingston Chamber Talks 2019 Tax Laws and More at Networking Breakfast

November 11, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael Karu, CPA, a member of the Livingston-based accounting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company LLC, addressed new tax laws for 2019 and fielded questions from participants at Thursday’s Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) networking breakfast at Eppes Essen Deli & Restaurant.

LACC board member Michael McMane of Royal Alliance Associates said that ...

Livingston Council Members Attend Sunrise Rotary Tasting on Eve of Election Day

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the first time, Livingston Township Council members rescheduled their regular Monday evening meeting to attend the Livingston Sunrise Rotary’s 16th annual Food & Wine Tasting. The event that has grown in attendance and popularity each year was held on Election Day eve at the Westminster Hotel.

The nearly 300 people that attended, including local ...

Livingston Deputy Mayor Honored for Commitment to Special Needs Individuals

November 18, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Livingston Deputy Mayor Alfred Anthony was recently honored for his tremendous contribution on behalf of people with special needs and their families in Livingston at the Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled (JSDD) of Metrowest’s fundraising gala and art exhibit opening entitled “Doorways to Infinite Possibility.”

JSDD, a not-for-profit ...

Livingston High School to Put Jersey Shore Twist on Shakespeare Classic

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For its annual fall production coming up later this week, Livingston High School (LHS) will present “Midsummer/Jersey,” which puts a Jersey Shore twist on William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Tickets can be purchased online HERE or at the door for the three performances, which will be held in the LHS ...

Livingston's Lynda Zarillo Places Third in Essex County Parks Photography Contest

ROSELAND, NJ — Lynda Zarillo of Livingston was among the nine winners recently named in the 2018 Essex County Parks Photography Contest, sponsored annually by the Essex County Environmental Center and judged by members of the Essex County Photo Club.

Zarillo received third place in the Adult Category for “Lions at Turtle Back Zoo.” She is pictured above with Essex County ...

RWJBarnabas Health Receives Highest Patient Safety Scores to Date

November 17, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — ­For the 14th consecutive time, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) has received an “A” Hospital Safety Score rating by the Leapfrog Group—making SBMC the only hospital in the state and one of only 42 in the country to earn an “A” in each report since the Leapfrog surveys began.

SBMC was also one of eight RWJBarnabas Health ...

Livingston Encourages Residents to Quit Smoking for 24 Hours

LIVINGSTON, NJ – With the annual Great American Smokeout coming up on Thursday, Nov. 15, the Livingston Health Department is encouraging residents to join in the country’s annual effort to quit smoking for 24 hours.

Despite a decrease in the number of people who currently smoke cigarettes, there are still about 40 million adults in the United States that smoke, accorging to the ...

New Eatery, The Simple Greek, Opens in Livingston

November 6, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Simple Greek, an open-kitchen style, Mediterranean-food franchise, just opened its first store in northern New Jersey at 288 Eisenhower Parkway in Livingston on Saturday, Nov. 3.

“I’m so excited to share this chapter of my life with the people of Livingston,” said Keith Baxi, co-owner and manager. “I love Mediterranean food and I find Livingston to ...

Essex County to Host Annual Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest

November 19, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ – The public is invited to participate in Essex County’s annual 2018 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center by entering their best gingerbread houses in a variety of categories.

The free competition encourages have fun over the holiday season while also helping the county raise awareness about ...

Thousands Attend Livingston Vigil After Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack

October 29, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ – In response to the deadliest attack on Jews in United States history, more than 2,200 people from throughout northern and central New Jersey came together at Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston on Sunday to mourn the deaths of 11 people who were murdered at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh a day before during Shabbat services.

As of 5 p.m. on Sunday, two ...

Ken Baris of Jordan Baris Realtors Receives National Honor

November 12, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Ken Baris of Jordan Baris Inc. Realtors, which has offices located at 50 Mt. Pleasant Avenue in West Orange and 250 S. Livingston Avenue in Livingston, has been named as one of the 2018 Top Real Estate Newsmakers in America by RIS Media.

An Award Reception & Dinner will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and a feature article ...

Ken Baris of Jordan Baris Realtors Receives National Honor

November 12, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Ken Baris of Jordan Baris Inc. Realtors, which has offices located at 50 Mt. Pleasant Avenue in West Orange and 250 S. Livingston Avenue in Livingston, has been named as one of the 2018 Top Real Estate Newsmakers in America by RIS Media.

An Award Reception & Dinner will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and a feature article ...

Property Search: A Must Before Purchasing Waterfront Property, Max Title of Livingston Says

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Purchasing property located on or near a waterfront entails a laundry list of inspections, forms and processes that must be carried out, according to Linda Percoco of Max Title Agency in Livingston.

Percoco says one of the most important investigations a potential home or property owner can conduct before considering a particular piece of land for purchase is a ...

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Black Friday Deals at FunTime Junction

November 12, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ - Enjoy these Black Friday Deals from Funtime Junction! Friday, November 23: Enjoy $5 Unlimited Admission All Day! Plus, more great savings! 

Funtime Junction is located at 400 Fairfield Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004.

About Funtime Junction

Awarded the 2017 Best Children’s Party Place by Suburban Essex Magazine and winner of the 2017 Mommy Poppins Bestie ...

Save $100 on Huntington Learning Center's Academic Evaluation

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Huntington Learning Center in Livingston is offering academic evaluations with a $100 discount simply by claiming a coupon on its website.

At Huntington Learning Center (25 W. Northfield Road), experienced tutors tailor test prep and teaching styles to meet the unique needs of each student for results that rank among the best in the tutoring and test prep industry.

If your ...

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Wed, November 21, 8:30 PM

Par440 Restaurant & Lounge, Short Hills

Red Light Band at Par440

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

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Thu, November 22

Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge, Short Hills

Thanksgiving at Par 440

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

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Thu, November 22

Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge, Short Hills

Thanksgiving at Par 440

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Essex County to Host Annual Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest

November 19, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ – The public is invited to participate in Essex County’s annual 2018 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center by entering their best gingerbread houses in a variety of categories.

The free competition encourages have fun over the holiday season while also helping the county raise awareness about ...

Doggie Beware…It’s Frigid Out There! Winter Woes and Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe

Here we are in an unpredictably early winter season: We’ve already stepped into, slid on, and shoveled our fair share of snow. If you haven’t already done so, it’s not too late to consider the potential risks that the winter elements can present to your dog and proceed to take steps to protect him.

You may feel that your precious pooch is a family member. As such, you want to ...

Caring For Your Aging Dog – Let the Golden Years be a Golden Time

An aging doggie may have many of the same issues as elderly humans, but when it comes to your pet, some aspects of care are a different animal, in part because your pooch can’t talk.

First, you need to be aware that canines age more quickly than people and can be considered to have reached their senior years even as ‘young’ as age 6-10. Interestingly, the lifespan of dogs can ...

Miss New Jersey to Play First Lady Cleveland at Presidential Ball

November 8, 2018

The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association and the Montclair Orchestra have announced that Miss New Jersey, Jaime Gialloreto will assume the role of First Lady Frances Cleveland at her husband’s inaugural ball at the Women’s Club of Upper Montclair on Saturday, Nov. 10.

Adorned in a 19th Century ballgown,Gialloreto will represent the grandeur and splendor of the ...

Proper Ventilation During the Holiday Season

With everyone home for the holidays, the extra bodies, shower use, and cooking power in your home can really bring up the heat. While that’s nice for your heating bill, it may cause unwanted ventilation issues in your home.

Kitchen

Remember a few tips for keeping smoke out of your eyes and steam from coming out your ears while your kitchen works overtime:

Use the hood ...