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Livingston Soccer Star Kate Schwindel Inducted to Big L Club Hall of Fame

October 26, 2021

EAST HANOVER, NJ — The Big L Club, the official sports booster of Livingston High School (LHS), now has seven new Hall of Fame members after Sunday morning’s induction ceremony held at Hanover Manor. Among this year’s inductees is Class of 2011 alumna Kate Schwindel, the all-time leading soccer player in LHS history and a current assistant coach for the varsity girls soccer ...

String of Stolen Checks Leads to Investigation and More from Livingston Police

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to an ongoing investigation related to numerous reports of checks being stolen from the mail, the Livingston Police Department (LPD) also recently reported the theft of two vehicles from residential driveways, the arrests of four individuals on charges of credit card fraud and more.

The LPD is currently working with the Postal Service on numerous reports of ...

Saint Barnabas Names Jennifer O’Neill as Chief Operating Officer

October 20, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On behalf of Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston, Richard Davis, president and chief executive officer has welcomed back former staff member Jennifer O’Neill, DNP, APN, NEA-BC to the SBMC family to serve as chief operating officer. 

“Jennifer is a passionate and innovative leader who is focused on excellence,” said Davis.

Bayada Home Health Care Sponsors Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s

SUCCASUNNA, NJ — Bayada Home Health Care, an international nonprofit home health care provider with more than 360 offices in 23 states, is supporting the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ) as an Elite Level sponsor in addition to being a National Team of the 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk ...

October is a “Month of Awareness” at Livingston Public Schools

October 23, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — School counselors and student assistance counselors at Livingston Public Schools (LPS) have been working alongside principals, supervisors and teachers to provide a vast array of learning opportunities for all students throughout the month of October to highlight and celebrate acceptance, inclusivity, tolerance and kindness in order to foster a positive and safe school ...

Livingston Board of Education Announces Changes to Academic Calendar

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) approved a revised academic calendar for 2022-2023 with three notable changes.

The major changes include:

A new start date of Sept. 1 2022 for all students (previously a professional development day for staff);
A new day off for students on April 10, 2023 for a professional development day; and
A new day off for ...

Livingston Teachers Share Accomplishments and Hardships of Return to School

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to announcing that the Livingston Education Association (LEA) recently earned the Essex County Collective Bargaining Team of the Year award as a result of successful health benefit negotiations as well as a substantial grant to support the new teacher assistant mentorship program at Livingston Public Schools (LPS), LEA President and Livingston High School (LHS) ...

Livingston Students Collect Thanksgiving Food Items For Families in Need

October 17, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In the fall of 2020, four Livingston students and friends from neighboring communities collected 1,000 pounds of Thanksgiving food for Covenant House, which shelters and feeds people in need. This season, the altruistic team is working hard to duplicate that success.

Livingston High School (LHS) senior Sharan Peshin; junior Rishab Bamzai; sophomore Anika Dhar; and ...

Livingston Motorcyclists to Dedicate 300-Mile Ride to Livingston Philanthropies, Inc.

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In an effort to raise awareness about the poverty, hunger and lack of resources many families are facing in the immediate and nearby communities, Livingston’s Diamondback Adventure Society—a motorcycle-riding club that rides every Saturday while also engaging in quarterly charity events—is embarking on a 300-mile motorcycle ride to Valley Forge, Pa.

Livingston Reports 45 New Coronavirus Cases in First Two Weeks of October

October 14, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — There have been 45 new cases of COVID-19 reported among Livingston residents during the first two weeks of October compared to 64 reported in the first two weeks of September, according to the Livingston Health Department (LHD), indicating a slight slowdown in the spread of the novel coronavirus over the last month.

As of Thursday, Oct. 14, there have been 2,493 ...

Nearly Half of Livingston Coronavirus Cases are Among Ages 30 and Younger in September

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Despite a slight slowdown in cases among the 11-to 20-year-old age group over the last few weeks, nearly 50% of the 111 total cases of COVID-19 reported in September were among residents ages 30 and younger with nearly 20% of all cases reported among children under 11 years old, according to the Livingston Health Department (LHD).

As of Oct. 1, the LHD reported new ...

2021 Leaf Collection Program Begins Monday, Oct. 25 in Livingston

October 22, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston residents are reminded that the 2021 Leaf Collection Program begins on Monday, Oct. 25 with Section 1 township roads.

Each section of municipal streets (1, 2 and 3) has a designated week to put leaves out at the curb; collection is scheduled for the following week. The Department of Public Works will return to each section during the final ...

Meet the Livingston Athletes and Coaches Being Inducted to Big L Hall of Fame

LIVINGSTON, NJ — There is still time to attend the 2021 Big L Club Hall of Fame induction brunch in support of Livingston High School (LHS) athletics and this year's honorees, including Coaches Rich Shue and Melanie Talesnick, alumni Michael Genovese (Class of 2009), Frank Schwindel (Class of 2010), Kate Schwindel (Class of 2011), Steven Jeffrey Squires (Class of 1967) and members ...

String of Stolen Checks Leads to Investigation and More from Livingston Police

October 25, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to an ongoing investigation related to numerous reports of checks being stolen from the mail, the Livingston Police Department (LPD) also recently reported the theft of two vehicles from residential driveways, the arrests of four individuals on charges of credit card fraud and more.

The LPD is currently working with the Postal Service on numerous reports of ...

Livingston Police Department to Host Outdoor Italian Ice with a Cop Event

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Police Department is inviting residents to join members of the department for free Italian ices, some conversation and some fun outside at police headquarters, 333 S. Livingston Avenue, on Tuesday, Oct. 26.

From 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., citizens of all ages can enjoy a free Italian ice, explore a Livingston police car and meet the police officers that patrol ...

October is Declared Hindu Heritage Month for First Time in Livingston

October 16, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — At the request of the Hindu Community of Greater Livingston, established earlier this year in order to “bring together the Hindu community in festivals, celebrations, volunteer service and youth activities,” the Livingston Township Council has designated October 2021 as Hindu Heritage Month in the community.

During Monday’s virtual council meeting, ...

Livingston Soccer Star Kate Schwindel Inducted to Big L Club Hall of Fame

October 26, 2021

EAST HANOVER, NJ — The Big L Club, the official sports booster of Livingston High School (LHS), now has seven new Hall of Fame members after Sunday morning’s induction ceremony held at Hanover Manor. Among this year’s inductees is Class of 2011 alumna Kate Schwindel, the all-time leading soccer player in LHS history and a current assistant coach for the varsity girls soccer ...

Football: Livingston Falls to Montclair, 20-17, in Overtime

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- The Livingston football team had an early double-digit lead, but Montclair rallied and defeated the Lancers in overtime, 20-17, on Friday night.

Livingston (3-5) has one more regular-season game left, Friday, Oct. 29 at Bloomfield.

The Lancers built a 10-0 lead in the first quarter. Montclair (4-4) was held without a touchdown until the fourth quarter, when the Mounties ...

Girls Soccer: Livingston Takes Down Morristown, 1-0

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Colonials (7-6-2) fell to Livingston, 1-0, on Saturday. Morristown held a 16-5 edge in shots on goal.

The Lancers’ Kylie Prendergast scored on an assist from Jadyn Liebman.

Livingston will play Mount St. Dominic on Monday at 1 Henderson Drive in West Caldwell at 4 p.m.

Livingston Accountant Offers Insight on Mergers and Acquisitions Among Firms

October 21, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, senior member of the Livingston-based accounting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, was recently quoted in NJBIZ and on NJBiz.com as part of a discussion on the impact of mergers and acquisitions among accounting firms.  

In the article, titled “Getting Together: How small and mid-sized CPA firms are approaching ...

Grooms Receive VIP Treatment with The Vault at Livingston's Crystal Plaza

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In the months since revealing highly anticipated renovations that included a new indoor ceremony room to mimic the luxury of the famed grand ballroom, a state-of-the-art bridal suite and more, The Crystal Plaza in Livingston has completed the final piece of the improvement project—a downstairs groom suite dubbed “The Vault” to better accommodate the ...

Montclair Business Brokerage Firm Looks to Expand Services in Essex County and Beyond

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston resident Darren Smith is determined to help local entrepreneurs manage the complicated process of selling, purchasing or valuating a business by expanding his Montclair office of trusted business brokerage firm Murphy Business Sales within the community.

With more than 100 offices located throughout the United States and Canada, Murphy Business Sales is one of ...

Livingston High School Junior Invites Students to Join New Podcast Club

October 24, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School (LHS) junior Jacob Goren, an avid hockey fan who hosts a weekly segment on Livingston Television (LTV) called “Puck Drop” that analyzes the New Jersey Devils, was recently inspired to establish a new podcast called “Livingston Says” in an effort to provide a platform for other LHS students to publicly express their ...

Livingston Youth Chef Matthew Smith Honors Grandmother on "TODAY All Day"

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In honor his grandmother and her influence on his cooking style, Livingston’s celebrity youth chef Matthew Smith recently entertained viewers of TODAY All Day’s “Kids in the Kitchen” with a demonstration of his homemade ramen noodles and crispy chicken recipe inspired by his Vietnamese heritage.

Smith, now an 11-year-old student at Mt. Pleasant ...

Friends of the Livingston Library BookFEST! Returns Oct. 21 to Oct. 24

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Friends of the Livingston Library (FOLL) will hold its annual book sale extravaganza "BookFEST!" on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22 and 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 24 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Livingston Public Library (10 Robert H. Harp Drive). 

On behalf of the ...

Livingston's Temple B’nai Abraham to Install Max Edwards as Assistant Rabbi on Oct. 29

October 22, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Rabbi Max Edwards will be installed as assistant rabbi of Temple B’nai Abraham (TBA) in Livingston during Friday evening services on Oct. 29.

Edwards started his position over the summer of 2021 after being ordained in June by Hebrew College of Newton, Mass. In addition to serving as rabbinical assistant for the temple in his 2020-2021 senior year of ...

October is Declared Hindu Heritage Month for First Time in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — At the request of the Hindu Community of Greater Livingston, established earlier this year in order to “bring together the Hindu community in festivals, celebrations, volunteer service and youth activities,” the Livingston Township Council has designated October 2021 as Hindu Heritage Month in the community.

During Monday’s virtual council meeting, ...

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Livingston High School Junior Invites Students to Join New Podcast Club

October 24, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School (LHS) junior Jacob Goren, an avid hockey fan who hosts a weekly segment on Livingston Television (LTV) called “Puck Drop” that analyzes the New Jersey Devils, was recently inspired to establish a new podcast called “Livingston Says” in an effort to provide a platform for other LHS students to publicly express their ...

Livingston Soccer Star Kate Schwindel Inducted to Big L Club Hall of Fame

October 26, 2021

EAST HANOVER, NJ — The Big L Club, the official sports booster of Livingston High School (LHS), now has seven new Hall of Fame members after Sunday morning’s induction ceremony held at Hanover Manor. Among this year’s inductees is Class of 2011 alumna Kate Schwindel, the all-time leading soccer player in LHS history and a current assistant coach for the varsity girls soccer ...

NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know

NEW JERSEY – With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.

Smartphone users can readily appreciate the ease of information available at their fingertips. A few swipes on the mobile app replace the need for paper schedules and more.  The mobile app is available on both Google ...

Why NJ TRANSIT is Better Than Before

NEW JERSEY – Ellen Panza of North Caldwell admits she was initially skeptical when she first decided to return to public transportation. She’s now happy she made the decision.

Prior to the pandemic, Panza regularly boarded an NJ TRANSIT bus at the Willowbrook Park & Ride to go into New York City. Lockdown restrictions and her own COVID-19-related safety concerns led her to ...

Investing in its workforce, Atlantic Health System creates “tech schools” at Overlook Medical Center, offering certification in high-demand positions

October 21, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ – OCTOBER 2021 – Atlantic Health System has created two “tech schools,” based at Overlook Medical Center, to allow existing team members to obtain radiological technologist certifications, or to become certified pharmacy technicians.

The programs are aimed at not only enriching the skills of Atlantic Health System’s own workforce, but also bolstering ...

Navy Veteran Runs for New Jersey Assembly in Legislative District 27

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Millburn Township resident and U.S. Navy Commander Jonathan Sym has served the United States for 22 years and continues his military service to this day in the Navy Reserve. He announced his decision to seek public office in February of this year, coincidentally just after completing the Veterans in Politics Program at the Maxwell School of Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

Metro YMCA of the Oranges Bolsters Employee Benefits with Free Child Care and Program Discounts

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is now offering free child care to eligible employees of its School Age Child Care programs, under a new pilot program meant to attract and retain qualified staff.

As part of this program, child care staff working in the Y’s before and after school programs at least 15 hours a week are eligible for a 100 percent reduced rate on School ...

Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest

Viking's 3rd Annual Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest Starts Friday, October 1, 2021!  Submit a photo of you, your pet, or a loved one dressed as a creepy-crawly bug, insect, or another pest for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and other awesome prizes! Click here to learn more and enter the contest!

How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Have you ever been swarmed by a bug and noticed a strange and unpleasant smell?

You probably encountered a stink bug.

Chances are, if you have a stink bug infestation, your nose will let you know and you'll want to get rid of the problem as soon as possible. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to get rid of stink bugs. 

Understanding Stink Bugs

Whether you already ...

Healthgrades Recognizes All Atlantic Health System Medical Centers for Hallmark Specialties

 

All five Atlantic Health System medical centers were honored for delivering high-quality care and superior outcomes across multiple specialties in the Healthgrades 2022 Report to the Nation, released today. Among the national and regional recognitions, Morristown Medical Center became the only hospital in the nation to achieve 2022 Specialty Excellence awards in each of the following ...

Don't Make These Common Small Business Marketing Mistakes

Hope you're sitting down for this one.  A 2021 report from Top Design Firms says 28% of small businesses don't have a website.

Of the 72% who have a website, maintaining it can be a full-time job all by itself. Customers have elevated expectations and the website has to match that.  Small business owners often don't have that time.  Forbes has some suggestions ...

60-Year-Old Essex County Man Sentenced for Sexual Assault of 9-Year-Old Girl

October 21, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — A 60-year-old Belleville man was sentenced to 35 years in New Jersey State Prison for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II. 

Jose Santana was sentenced on Friday by the Honorable Martin Cronin, Judge of the Superior Court under the No Early Release Act, meaning he must ...

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Other NJ News: Man Arrested in Home Invasion, Sexual Assault in Westfield

October 23, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — A Plainfield man has been arrested in connection to a home invasion and sexual assault in Westfield that occurred on Tuesday. According to authorities, the female victim was out for a run when Terence Rhue, 22, followed her to her home on Longfellow Avenue and attacked her before fleeing the area.

Rhue is charged with first-degree aggravated sexual ...