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Livingston Third Grader Honored for Placing in Top 8 on "MasterChef Junior"

June 19, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ – After placing in the Top 8 during the most recent season of “MasterChef Junior” on FOX, Harrison Elementary School third grader Matthew Smith was honored by Livingston Mayor Al Anthony and members of the township council for his accomplishments. 

Smith stole the hearts of Monday’s council meeting attendees as he expressed gratitude toward the ...

Livingston Property Maintenance Inspector Recruits Boy Scouts to Assist Neighbor in Need

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Rather than issuing a ticket when he saw a home with an overgrown lawn, Livingston’s Property Maintenance/Zoning Inspector Carl Pluchino contacted someone he knew would jump at the opportunity to help a neighbor in need.

The members of Boy Scouts Troop 12 were honored on Monday for their volunteer efforts in cutting 12 bags worth of grass, bringing tree limbs ...

Livingston Teen Earns Top Award at Local Photography Competition

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Talia Rudy, junior in Arlene Brown’s Advanced Placement (AP) Photography class at Livingston High School, recently earned the top award, “Best In Show,” at the Randolph Invitational competition with her photograph, "London Connection."

The Randolph Invitational is a juried exhibit involving six high schools, including Livingston, ...

CardioYoga to Host Workshop on Navigating Change in Life

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- CardioYoga, located at 521 South Livingston Ave., will host a two-hour master workshop this Friday, June 21 at 7 p.m.

Led by Dana Cilento Murphy, a renowned life coach, yoga and meditation instructor and owner of accessiblespirituality.com , the workshop will offer tools to help us through life transitions, including: Explore the different types of change and transitions and ...

Local Dignitaries Honor Exiting Interim Superintendent of Livingston Public Schools

June 19, 2019

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Local government officials and public school administrators turned out en masse at Monday’s Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meeting to bid a fond farewell to Jim O’Neill as he completed ...

Livingston High School Announces 2019 National Merit Scholars

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Seniors David Lin and Vanessa Hu, the Class of 2019 salutatorian, both of Livingston High School, recently were announced as winners in the National Merit Scholarship competition. Lin and Hu were chosen from more than 15,000 finalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program based on their “academic promise and distinguished performance.”

Lin and Hu both ...

Livingston High School Honors Those Who Serve with “Wall of Honor”

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As part of the Livingston High School (LHS) counseling department’s mission of supporting students in exploring and identifying the “right fit” for their post-secondary plans, a “Wall of Honor” was created to remember, recognize and celebrate all LHS graduates who have chosen to enter into the military and serve our country.

The display, ...

Three of Livingston's Top First Responders Honored with Chamber of Commerce Awards

June 13, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Outstanding first responders from the Livingston Police Department (LPD), Livingston Fire Department (LFD) and Livingston First Aid Squad (LFAS) were among those honored at last week’s Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce awards dinner held at Crystal Plaza.

The award for Police Officer of the Year was presented to Lt. Reese Riley, a 25-year member of the LPD ...

Livingston Softball Players Honored with 2019 All-Division Selections

June 17, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Four members of the Livingston High School softball team recently were named to the 2019 Super Essex Conference’s All-Liberty Division First Team, as selected by the conference’s coaches.

Jess Bullion, Chloe Saperstein, Deja Robinson and Hailey Reuter of Livingston all were selected to the first team.

Bullion, a sophomore, had an 18-9 record as a pitcher and ...

Livingston Boys Lacrosse Players Get All-Conference Honors

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Brian Russo of Livingston has been selected to the Super Essex Conference All-American Division First Team, which was chosen by the conference coaches at the conclusion of the 2019 season.

Russo, a junior midfielder, scored 49 goals, doled out 10 assists and came up with 104 ground balls during the season. He now has 121 career goals with one season to go. He scored a ...

Three From Livingston Compete in Boys Track & Field Meet of Champions

COLUMBUS, NJ -- Joe Cullen, Philmon Mehari and Connor Sweeny represented Livingston High School in the NJSIAA Meet of Champions last Saturday at Northern Burlington Regional High School.

A fourth Lancer, sophomore Tafari Attoh, also had qualified, but an injury held him out of this competition.

Sweeny came in third place in three different field events in the wheelchair division. In the ...

Livingston Property Maintenance Inspector Recruits Boy Scouts to Assist Neighbor in Need

June 19, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Rather than issuing a ticket when he saw a home with an overgrown lawn, Livingston’s Property Maintenance/Zoning Inspector Carl Pluchino contacted someone he knew would jump at the opportunity to help a neighbor in need.

The members of Boy Scouts Troop 12 were honored on Monday for their volunteer efforts in cutting 12 bags worth of grass, bringing tree limbs ...

Livingston Volunteer Extraordinaire Danny Hubert Named Youth Citizen of the Year

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston Kiwanis Youth Citizen of the Year award recipient Danny Hubert has been volunteering since sixth grade, including being president of the LHS Key Club, where his duties have included spearheading many events, and playing a large role in the Livingston Advisory Committee for Disabilities (LACD) by organizing and volunteering at many of its special events over ...

Livingston is First in New Jersey to Celebrate Women Veterans Appreciation Day

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On the same day that Acting Governor of Newark, Sheila Oliver, signed a resolution designating June 12 as “Women Veterans Appreciation Day,” Livingston women in the military and women veterans were honored at the Memorial Oval with a wreath laying ceremony.

Thanks to the efforts of the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI), the township ...

Livingston Third Grader Honored for Placing in Top 8 on "MasterChef Junior"

June 19, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ – After placing in the Top 8 during the most recent season of “MasterChef Junior” on FOX, Harrison Elementary School third grader Matthew Smith was honored by Livingston Mayor Al Anthony and members of the township council for his accomplishments. 

Smith stole the hearts of Monday’s council meeting attendees as he expressed gratitude toward the ...

Livingston Memorializes 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Riots with Pride Flag Raising

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Inn riots and in support of the LGBTQ+ community, the Livingston Committee for Diversity & Inclusion (LCDI), Mayor Al Anthony and members of the township council, clergy members and residents convened at Town Hall last week to raise the Pride Flag for the fourth consecutive year. The flag will fly ...

Livingston Declares June as Gun Violence Awareness Month

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Just prior to Gun Violence Awareness Day, celebrated on the first Friday of June, the Township of Livingston issued a proclamation declaring June as Gun Violence Awareness Month at the request of members of the National Council of Jewish Women/Essex County chapter and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

The first time Livingston declared a “Gun Violence ...

CareOne Livingston and Regal Bank's Monte Ehrenkranz Receive Awards for Service

June 12, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Among the many community members honored during last week’s Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) awards dinner at the Crystal Plaza were Monte Ehrenkranz of Regal Bank, who was named Business Person of the Year, and CareOne LLC, which was named Business of the Year.

Ehrenkranz, who also serves as president of the LACC, started his banking career in 1983 ...

Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, Congratulates Supervisor On Passage Of CPA Exam

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, recently announced that Charles “Charlie” Mitros, who was recently promoted from staff Accountant to supervisor at the Livingston-based firm, has passed the CPA exam.

In his new role, Mitros oversees, guides and trains accounting staff, provides the firm leadership with innovative ideas to augment the ...

Livingston's Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, Collects Donations For Women Shelters

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC took advantage of tax season to give back to the community, as the Livingston-based accounting firm does each year during this busy time. The charity that the firm chose to raise money and/or collect donations for this year was “Movers for Moms.”

As part of its Movers for Moms® program, TWO MEN AND A ...

Livingston Third Grader Honored for Placing in Top 8 on "MasterChef Junior"

June 19, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ – After placing in the Top 8 during the most recent season of “MasterChef Junior” on FOX, Harrison Elementary School third grader Matthew Smith was honored by Livingston Mayor Al Anthony and members of the township council for his accomplishments. 

Smith stole the hearts of Monday’s council meeting attendees as he expressed gratitude toward the ...

Livingston Teen Earns Top Award at Local Photography Competition

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Talia Rudy, junior in Arlene Brown’s Advanced Placement (AP) Photography class at Livingston High School, recently earned the top award, “Best In Show,” at the Randolph Invitational competition with her photograph, "London Connection."

The Randolph Invitational is a juried exhibit involving six high schools, including Livingston, ...

Worthy Organization to Benefit From Thousands Raised at 2019 Livingston SummerFest

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Thanks to the nearly 4,000 people who attended Livingston’s SummerFest Food Truck and Music Festival, more than $20,000 in proceeds will benefit charities supported by co-hosts Livingston Sunrise Rotary, Livingston Rotary and Livingston PBA Local #263.

The large turnout of the daylong event caused the more than a dozen trucks to run out of food early as the ...

Alzheimer’s Association and Atlantic Health System Co-Host Research Symposium

June 18, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ – Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ)—the state’s leading voluntary not-for-profit health organization focused on Alzheimer’s care, support and research—teamed up with Atlantic Health System Overlook Medical Center’s Neuroscience Institute last week to host a research symposium that coincides with AAGNJ’s efforts to ...

Golden Buzzer Time: First Ever "Atlantic Has Talent" Draws a Crowd

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Showcasing the talents of team members in a fun and entertaining way, Atlantic Health System hosted its first-ever 'Atlantic's Got Talent' event at The College of St. Elizabeth. Twelve finalists treated the audience to vocals, instrumentals, dance performances, an original poetry recitation and stand-up comedy.

First, second and third place winners received ...

Livingston Paints the Town Purple for Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month in June 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston showed its support for Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ) by declaring June as Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month on Monday, hours after Saint Barnabas Medical Center also showed its support of AAGNJ’s mission by illuminating the Cooperman Family Pavilion lobby with purple lights.

A proclamation from ...

Flip Flop Day Coming to Tropical Smoothie Cafe June 14

June 11, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Friday, June 14 is National Flip Flop Day, created by Tropical Smoothie Cafe to celebrate its customers and highlight its fundraising effort for Camp Sunshine in Casco, Maine.

From 2 to 7 p.m. on June 14, customers can get a free, limited-edition Sunshine Smoothie if they wear flip flops to any of the 700-plus locations, including the Livingston-based cafe at 280 ...

Wine & Beer Garden, Live Music and More to Highlight 2019 Livingston Summerfest

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston Summerfest Food Truck and Music Festival is getting a facelift this year with new hosts and a township-approved ordinance allowing for beer and wine to be served among the various food and entertainment options offered throughout the day.

From 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Livingston’s two Rotary Clubs and Livingston PBA Local #263 will be hosting 18 ...

Aldi Markets Recall Potentially Contaminated Flour

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Aldi supermarkets have announced a recall of flour sold in its stores that may contain E. coli bacteria.

The recall applies to “Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour” which the supermarket chain sold in 11 states, including New Jersey.

The flour affected by the recall was sold in a five-pound bag with the UPC code “041498130404.”

To be cautious, ...

Livingston DPW Collaborates with Students on Monarch Butterfly Garden Project

June 19, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston celebrated the opening of a new Monarch Butterfly Garden that is now located outside of Livingston Town Hall thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Livingston Department of Public Works (DPW) and a group of Livingston students.

In 2016, Aalok Dhurandhar, Natasha Ahlawat, Neil Ahlawat, Srishti Dhurandhar, Ruhi Tawde, Ankita Sharma and Divya ...

Livingston DPW Collaborates with Students on Monarch Butterfly Garden Project

June 19, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston celebrated the opening of a new Monarch Butterfly Garden that is now located outside of Livingston Town Hall thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Livingston Department of Public Works (DPW) and a group of Livingston students.

In 2016, Aalok Dhurandhar, Natasha Ahlawat, Neil Ahlawat, Srishti Dhurandhar, Ruhi Tawde, Ankita Sharma and Divya ...

Livingston Rabbi Named a Star of Essex at Jewish Heritage Celebration

June 3, 2019

NEWARK, NJ — Rabbi Clifford Kulwin of Livingston’s Temple B'nai Abraham was recently presented with a Star of Essex Award at this year’s Essex County Annual Jewish Heritage Celebration, which recognizes the influence and positive impact that Jewish people have on the economy and culture of Essex County.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. presented awards to ...

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Richie DeMaio Caps Comeback Season for Livingston Baseball Team

June 16, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- As he lay on the field near first base on March 31, 2018, his leg severely fractured and his junior season already finished on opening day, Richie DeMaio knew even before he was wheeled into the ambulance at the Livingston High School Oval that he would be back.

"I always knew I would have the drive to come back and play baseball," said DeMaio, who just concluded ...

CardioYoga to Host Workshop on Navigating Change in Life

June 19, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- CardioYoga, located at 521 South Livingston Ave., will host a two-hour master workshop this Friday, June 21 at 7 p.m.

Led by Dana Cilento Murphy, a renowned life coach, yoga and meditation instructor and owner of accessiblespirituality.com , the workshop will offer tools to help us through life transitions, including: Explore the different types of change and transitions and ...

Renowned Life Coach to Visit CardioYoga for Summer Solstice

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- On the evening of the Summer Solstice, Friday, June 21 from 7 to 8 p.m., experienced life coach Dana Cilento-Murphy will be at CardioYoga Studio at 521 South Livingston Ave. in Livingston to guide you through transitioning your life from one phase into another.

In addition to giving advice on how to handle periods of transition such as becoming a mother, an empty-nester or ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, June 21, 1:00 PM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

Fred Miller Presents: "Heartland Troubadours" at ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Fri, June 21, 7:00 PM

CardioYoga, Livingston

A Midsummer Night’s Workshop

Health & Wellness

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Sat, June 22, 2:00 PM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

English Tea & Royal Weddings at Livingston Public ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Mompreneur Teaches Mindfulness to Children in a Fun, Innovative Way

Kidding Around Yoga instructor, Kelly Winkler, a Mompreneur from the West Essex area of NJ, and mother of 4, has always had an affinity for working with children. In fact, she began her career as a child life specialist at a local hospital and then worked as a teacher, before taking a break from her career to raise her family.

It was during this time that she began noticing a common thread ...

What is genetic testing for breast cancer? And do I need it?

Ever since Angelina Jolie announced that she had tested positive for a BRCA mutation, indicating a genetic predisposition for breast cancer, there has been increased public awareness of the role that genetic mutations play in assessing and managing the risk of breast cancer.

One of the most common questions my patients ask me is, “Do I need genetic testing?”

Most patients tend ...

Essex County News: Copperhead Snake Caught in Montclair

June 17, 2019

UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair residents had an unusual discovery last week when a copperhead was sighted in an Upper Montclair plaza parking lot.

When Montclair Animal Control Officer Michele Shiber got the call that residents spotted a venomous snake, she sprung into action.

“We never know what adventure awaits us when the phone rings on any given day,” said ...

CFO Studio Honors Two Atlantic Health System Finance Executives

June 19, 2019

Morristown, NJ –CFO Studio recently recognized two Atlantic Health System finance executives for their contribution to the company’s economic growth, stability, and success at the recent CFO Excellence Awards, which recognize CFOs who demonstrate outstanding work for the year.

Joseph D’Auria, Chief Financial Officer for Morristown Medical Center, was recognized with the ...

Curtain Closes on "Game of Thrones," and Now Our Watch Has Ended

It took me several days to wrap my head around how I felt about the “Game of Thrones” series finale, and then it hit me—to produce something thought-provoking enough to still be a topic of discussion among millions nearly a week later is to produce something epic, regardless of the nature of those thoughts.

A lot of the disappointment among fans stems from the fact that we ...

A Merciless Mother's Day: All Hell Breaks Loose on "Game of Thrones"

For the first time in eight seasons, I am torn as I embark on my second-to-last “Game of Thrones” recap and review.

In honor of all those we lost on Sunday and for the sake of maintaining loyalty to the characters whom I have devoted so much time and energy to over the last several years, I’m going to do my best to keep my opinions on the quality of the writing at bay for the ...

Other NJ News: Uber Eats Driver Faces Charges After Masturbating In Car, Cops Say

June 19, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ — A 30-year-old Uber Eats driver faces charges after police say he was caught masturbating in his vehicle during a food delivery.

Vinicius Porto was arrested June 14 and charged with lewdness in connection with the incident, which occurred the previous afternoon in Hackensack, Police Capt. Darrin DeWitt said in a news release.

Around 4:45 p.m. on June 13, a ...