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Livingston Council Considers Benefits of Hitting Pause on Zoning for Marijuana

June 14, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the Livingston Township Council plan to consider an ordinance being drafted to opt out of the state’s marijuana legislation following a public discussion in which they shared their individual viewpoints on the pending decision for the first time.

Although no formal decision has been made, all council members agreed that waiting for more significant ...

Livingston Council Members Deliberate Over Cannabis Licensing and Zoning Options

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to deciding to consider opting out of the state’s marijuana legislation until municipalities receive further guidance regarding licensing and zoning, members of the Livingston Township Council recently shared their individual viewpoints on the topic for the first time after months of gathering input from the community.

Despite favoring the ...

Livingston Marks Two Full Weeks Without New Coronavirus Cases as of June 4

June 4, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The cumulative total of COVID-19 cases reported among Livingston residents since the start of the pandemic remained at 2,127 on Friday morning, according to Livingston Health Department (LHD) data—marking two full weeks since the last new case was reported on May 21.

The LHD also reported one new death attributed to the novel coronavirus in Livingston on Wednesday, ...

Livingston Goes 10 Days With No New Cases, Vaccinated Staff Can Go Maskless in NJ Friday

Livingston Goes 10 Days With No New Cases, Drops to 38 Cases in One Month   

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Over the last month in Livingston, the Livingston Health Department (LHD) has seen a significant decrease in the number of reported COVID-19 cases, with zero new cases reported since May 21 and only 38 total cases reported in May compared to 208 in April. As of Tuesday, a ...

Livingston High School Senior on List of 2021 NJ-11 Service Academy Appointees

June 13, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) recently announced that Yong Seong Cho of Livingston was one of 23 students from New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District to be appointed and accept offers to the U.S. service academies.

During a virtual reception honoring the students, Sherrill congratulated Cho for being accepted into the United ...

Photos: Livingston Class of 2021 Comes Together for Highly Successful Senior Prom

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After more than a year of wondering what their final weeks of high school would look like due to COVID-19 challenges that threatened their ability to gather as a full class, members of the Livingston High School (LHS) Class of 2021 safely attended their senior prom on June 3 at The Lot in West Orange.

As faculty advisors for the Class of 2021, LHS teachers Kim ...

Livingston HS Asian Student Organizations Lead Heritage Month Celebration at Hillside

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, 15 members of the Livingston High School (LHS) Filipino Club, Chinese Culture Club and Chinese Honor Society recently led a special event for students at Hillside Elementary School, where students in Kindergarten through fifth grade (K-5) enjoyed storytime and a dance lesson.

In light of ...

Livingston Marks Two Full Weeks Without New Coronavirus Cases as of June 4

June 4, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The cumulative total of COVID-19 cases reported among Livingston residents since the start of the pandemic remained at 2,127 on Friday morning, according to Livingston Health Department (LHD) data—marking two full weeks since the last new case was reported on May 21.

The LHD also reported one new death attributed to the novel coronavirus in Livingston on Wednesday, ...

Livingston Goes 10 Days With No New Cases, Vaccinated Staff Can Go Maskless in NJ Friday

Livingston Goes 10 Days With No New Cases, Drops to 38 Cases in One Month   

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Over the last month in Livingston, the Livingston Health Department (LHD) has seen a significant decrease in the number of reported COVID-19 cases, with zero new cases reported since May 21 and only 38 total cases reported in May compared to 208 in April. As of Tuesday, a ...

Series of Juneteenth Events in Livingston to Culminate with Flag Raising and Other Festivities

June 11, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the first time ever, the Township of Livingston will recognize Juneteenth—the oldest-known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States—with a series of virtual events for all ages throughout the week that will culminate with an in-person flag-raising ceremony on Saturday, June 19 at 6 p.m. outside Livingston Town Hall and a ...

Livingston’s Nick Santinelli to Receive National Humanitarian Award for Exceptional Service

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Nick Santinelli, a Livingston resident whose name has become increasingly prominent in the area as he continues to dedicate his retirement to community service, has been selected as the recipient of the UNICO National 2021 Joseph P. Cianci Humanitarian Award.

Presented to a single member nationwide each year during a special meeting to be held in July, this prestigious ...

Series of Juneteenth Events in Livingston to Culminate with Flag Raising and Other Festivities

June 11, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the first time ever, the Township of Livingston will recognize Juneteenth—the oldest-known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States—with a series of virtual events for all ages throughout the week that will culminate with an in-person flag-raising ceremony on Saturday, June 19 at 6 p.m. outside Livingston Town Hall and a ...

Livingston to Raise New "Progress" Flag as Part of Pride Month Events

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In honor of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month, celebrated nationally during the month of June to recognize the 1969 Stonewall Uprising and promote equality for the LGBTQ community, the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) will host a family-friendly event at the Livingston Public Library (LPL) at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, ...

Livingston Dad Rescues 3-Year-Old from Near-Drowning in Backyard Pool, Police Say

June 8, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After receiving reports of a possible drowning victim at a Fawn Drive residence, Livingston police and medical personnel discovered that the three-year-old male victim had been pulled out of the pool and was now responsive.

According to police, the victim’s father reported that he had found the child on the bottom of the pool and was able to remove him from the ...

Livingston Council Considers Benefits of Hitting Pause on Zoning for Marijuana

June 14, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the Livingston Township Council plan to consider an ordinance being drafted to opt out of the state’s marijuana legislation following a public discussion in which they shared their individual viewpoints on the pending decision for the first time.

Although no formal decision has been made, all council members agreed that waiting for more significant ...

Livingston Council Members Deliberate Over Cannabis Licensing and Zoning Options

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to deciding to consider opting out of the state’s marijuana legislation until municipalities receive further guidance regarding licensing and zoning, members of the Livingston Township Council recently shared their individual viewpoints on the topic for the first time after months of gathering input from the community.

Despite favoring the ...

Livingston Energy Consultant Explains Discrepancies in Recent PSE&G Bills

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In response to many Livingston residents living in Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) territories who have contacted the township with concerns about their energy bills after the recent switch to Energy Harbor as the township’s new electric power supplier, the Livingston Township Council invited its energy consultant to help explain the discrepancies and provide ...

Livingston Jr. Lancers Boys Lacrosse Ends 2021 Season with State Championship Title

June 13, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the first time in the 20-year history of the Livingston Jr. Lancers Lacrosse program, the eighth grade boys lacrosse team earned the state championship title with a 10-5 victory over Madison at Camp Dawson last weekend to end the season with an impressive 22-2 overall record.

From the start of the season, Jr. Lancers Lacrosse program president Mark ...

Softball: Livingston Beats Mt. Olive, 2-0, for Sectional Title

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Sophia Mount pitched a two-hitter to lead Livingston to a 2-0 softball victory over Mt. Olive for the NJSIAA Section 1, Group 4 championship Saturday afternoon at the Livingston Memorial Oval.

The Lancers (19-4) will play at Westfield on Tuesday in the NJSIAA overall Group 4 semifinals for the chance to compete for the state championship next weekend.

Mount, a ...

Baseball: After a Long, Hard Road, Livingston Reaches Sectional Final

CLIFTON, NJ — The Livingston baseball team is still battling to get its record up to .500, but the Lancers might actually win a sectional championship before they reach the break-even point.

Livingston will get that chance on Friday, as the 10th-seeded Lancers have reached the Section 1, Group 4 championship game, which will be played Friday on the road against top-seeded ...

Livingston Council Considers Benefits of Hitting Pause on Zoning for Marijuana

June 14, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the Livingston Township Council plan to consider an ordinance being drafted to opt out of the state’s marijuana legislation following a public discussion in which they shared their individual viewpoints on the pending decision for the first time.

Although no formal decision has been made, all council members agreed that waiting for more significant ...

Livingston Council Members Deliberate Over Cannabis Licensing and Zoning Options

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to deciding to consider opting out of the state’s marijuana legislation until municipalities receive further guidance regarding licensing and zoning, members of the Livingston Township Council recently shared their individual viewpoints on the topic for the first time after months of gathering input from the community.

Despite favoring the ...

Livingston Resident Named Chairman of Emergency Services at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Eric Handler, DO, FACEP, a Livingston resident who joined Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) as an attending physician in the SBMC Emergency Department in 2005, has recently been appointed as Chairman of Emergency Services.

Dr. Handler, who is board certified in Emergency Medicine, has previously held positions as Medical Director of the Rapid Diagnostic Unit, ...

Photos: Livingston Class of 2021 Comes Together for Highly Successful Senior Prom

June 10, 2021

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After more than a year of wondering what their final weeks of high school would look like due to COVID-19 challenges that threatened their ability to gather as a full class, members of the Livingston High School (LHS) Class of 2021 safely attended their senior prom on June 3 at The Lot in West Orange.

As faculty advisors for the Class of 2021, LHS teachers Kim ...

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces Winners of 2021 Rising Star Awards

MILLBURN, NJ —The 2021 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards, presented by the Investors Foundation on Monday, featured performances from schools representing all corners of the state of New Jersey. The Rising Star Awards were presented on Paper Mill’s YouTube and Facebook pages, where they can be viewed on demand.

Top honors in ...

Brookside Cabaret Returns to Paper Mill Playhouse for Summer 2021

MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the return of its wildly popular Brookside Cabaret starting Wednesday, June 9. The outdoor series, which debuted last summer, features world-class performers and fine dining under the stars at the F.M. Kirby Carriage House Restaurant.

 

Veteran singers of Paper Mill, Broadway and beyond will return to ...

Livingston Energy Consultant Explains Discrepancies in Recent PSE&G Bills

June 13, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In response to many Livingston residents living in Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) territories who have contacted the township with concerns about their energy bills after the recent switch to Energy Harbor as the township’s new electric power supplier, the Livingston Township Council invited its energy consultant to help explain the discrepancies and provide ...

Livingston to Host Electronics Recycling Event, Makes Changes to Yard-Waste Pickup

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston's garbage collection vendor, Recycle Track Systems (RTS), will now provide collection of yard waste—including bundled small brush and/or twigs/branches, leaves, bagged grass clippings and other bagged garden materials—two times per week through Oct. 30 after several requests from community members for more frequent pickups.

All yard waste ...

Livingston Considers Resident's Sustainable Hydroponic Pilot Project Proposal

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As the Township of Livingston continues to brainstorm ways to make the best use of its open spaces, Keith Hines and sustainable agriculture expert Tom Erickson recently proposed a hydroponic pilot project that would use a nutrient solution and water in lieu of soil for a community garden.

After the duo’s initial proposal to implement the project at the Essex County ...

Thousands Gather in Livingston to Support Israel and Combat Anti-Semitism

May 25, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Thousands of area residents united in Livingston on Sunday morning to demonstrate solidarity with Israel and to condemn the recent string of anti-Semitic attacks occurring globally and in the United States.

Representing Reform, Conservative and Orthodox institutions from Livingston, West Orange and beyond, supporters gathered at Suburban Torah Center in ...

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U.S. Air Force Commissions Livingston Native Macen Lantzman Among Newest Officers

June 7, 2021

GREENSBORO, NC — Macen Lantzman, a Livingston resident who graduated with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Human Service Studies and Spanish at Elon University this spring, was recently commissioned as one of the Air Force ROTC Detachment 605’s newest officers during a ceremony held at North Carolina A&T State University.

In addition to receiving their undergraduate diplomas from ...

Livingston Wrestler Vincent Militello Receives 2021 Investors Bank Best Teammate Award

June 6, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center (YBMLC) honored student athletes from member schools of the Super Essex Conference (SEC) for the ninth consecutive year in celebration of the qualities that made Yogi Berra a national treasure, Livingston High School (LHS) junior wrestler Vincent Militello was one of 37 student athletes to earn the 2021 ...

10 Reasons to Become a Client of the Linda and Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women 

June 14, 2021

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Livingston Public Library Accepts Donation from Livingston Multicultural Parents Association

On June 11, Director of Livingston Public Library (LPL) Amy Babcock accepted a check in the amount of $950 donated to the Friends of the Livingston Library by Livingston Multicultural Parents Association (LMPA), a newly formed parents support group in town. The LMPA team members extended their appreciations to Mrs. Babcock and the staff at LPL for their support and assistance to last ...

YMCA Membership Provides Enhanced Value to Families

LIVINGSTON, NJ – As communities reopen after a difficult year of social distancing, the West Essex YMCA is providing families affordable opportunities to get active and healthy, and create new and memorable experiences.

The Y is open and families who join can enjoy benefits including:


Access to indoor pool and expanded Family Swim sessions 


On-Demand and livestream ...

Livingston Historical Society to Open Ely Cemetery on Memorial Day 2021

May 27, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Historical Society will open the historic Ely Cemetery, located on Hillside Avenue, for public tours on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The cemetery was established by Captain William Ely, a veteran of the French and Indian War, on a rood (quarter acre) of his land in 1777 when his daughter Elizabeth Ely Jones and her second husband, ...

Community Conversations: Living with Scoliosis

Does your child have scoliosis? Do you know what the signs are? Find out on the next Community Conversation where Jason Lowenstein, MD, medical director of Atlantic Health System’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, shares how it’s diagnosed and explains why early identification is key to treating spinal deformity.

 

How To Increase Customer Engagement

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The main goal of any advertising campaign is to engage with customers as effectively and often as possible. You want them to see your business and remember the name while creating a positive relationship with them.  Creating an engagement marketing strategy is how your business can stay at the forefront of your audience’s mind and generate business from them ...

Essex County News: Columbia High School Student Dies in Shooting at Maplewood's Underhill Field

June 7, 2021

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — An 18-year-old Columbia High School student has been identified as the victim in a shooting that occurred at Underhill Field in Maplewood on Sunday night, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul. 

Moussa Fofana of Maplewood was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 10:24 ...

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My Own Little Gay History in South Orange

June 14, 2021

When Peter and I were living in Jersey City, circa 1995, we received a flyer about musical instruments being sold by the Seton Hall Music Department at rock-bottom prices. Peter really wanted a piano in the house — even though neither of us were masters of the instrument. But it would fit nicely in our living room, and I had always grown up with a piano in the house.

So we ...