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Livingston Councilman Michael Silverman Announces Resignation

December 17, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After more than 50 years as a resident of Livingston and six years as a township councilman, Michael Silverman has announced his resignation from the council, effective Jan. 1, 2019, in anticipation of his family's move to neighboring West Orange.

Silverman alerted his fellow council members just prior to announcing his resignation during Monday’s public ...

Hundreds of Livingston Residents Register for New "Do Not Knock" List

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In the two weeks since opening the registration for Livingston’s “Do Not Knock” list, which gives residents an opportunity to avoid being approached by licensed solicitors on their property, approximately 500 people have signed up to have their homes included, according to Assistant Township Clerk Carolyn Oertzen.

During Monday’s ...

CardioYoga Offers 5 Tips to Keep You Jolly This Holiday Season

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Holiday stress has a nasty way of manifesting itself into our body and making us want to say bah humbug. May it be an achy lower back, tight shoulders or a nasty tension headache… stress does not feel good! And when you don’t feel well, it’s hard to be jolly! Here are five tips to help you manage those aches and pains during the holiday season (and ...

Livingston Consumer Affairs Office Warns About Social Security Scams

Dear Editor:

The FTC has issued an alert about people receiving calls from someone pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) trying to obtain your social security number, and sometimes money also.

The caller claims your number has been linked to a crime – involving drugs, illegal money laundering or some other illegal activity, or merely that your ...

Livingston Teen Launches STEM-Based Initiative for Underprivileged Children

December 16, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A Livingston teenager is hoping to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) among underprivileged children through an initiative she started called Techshare Project.

Molly Cantillon, a sophomore at Newark Academy with an entrepreneurial spirit, launched Techshare Project after visiting her grandfather's hometown in rural China, where she ...

Livingston Board Approves Partial School Day for Dec. 21, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston students will now be dismissed on a partial-day schedule on Friday, Dec. 21m after the Livingston Board of Education voted on Monday to amend this year’s academic calendar.

Students will now be dismissed as follows on that date:
Elementary schools:  12:15 p.m.
Middle schools:  12:45 p.m.
Livingston High School:  12:00 p.m.

As ...

Cultural Trends Inform New Livingston High School Courses Proposed for 2019-20

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Livingston Public Schools’ (LPS) Natalie Topylko, director of curriculum, instruction, testing, data and accountability, and Marybeth Kopacz, director of curriculum, instruction and professional development, co-presented at this week’s Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meeting on 11 new high school-level courses being proposed for the 2019-2020 school ...

Girls Basketball: Livingston Routs Science Park in Opener

December 15, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - The Livingston girls basketball team opened its season Friday with a 42-8 victory on the road over Science Park.

Kayla Parsons scored nine points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Lancers in both categories. Morgan Scherr finished with six points and five rebounds and Aliza Gelman had six points and four rebounds. Reuter Hailey grabbed five rebounds to go with five ...

Boys Basketball: Livingston Rallies Past Shabazz, 40-37

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- The Livingston boys basketball team fell behind by 11 points in the first quarter before rallying for a 40-37 victory over Shabazz on opening night Friday.

Evan Goldenstein of Livingston tied the game at 37 with a 3-pointer with 1:07 remaining. Abe Rimatzki hit the go-ahead basket with 40 seconds to go for a 39-37 lead, and finished the scoring with a free throw with six ...

Livingston Bowling Team Aims for Third Consecutive Conference Championship

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With junior standout Michael Liu heading the Livingston High School bowling team as a co-captain this season, the Lancers have their eyes on a third Super Essex Conference (SEC) Colonial Division Championship title and hope to advance to the NJSIAA state finals in 2019.

During the last season, Liu, a First Team All-State bowler who will serve as a captain alongside ...

Baby Comes Early in Birth Haven's Third "Journey of Hope" Video

December 11, 2018

NEWTON, NJ — Birth Haven, a shelter for homeless pregnant women and their babies located in Newton, is continuing its “Journey of Hope” video series by releasing its third, and most surprising, feature of the series. 

In the third part of this series, Amanda continues to prepare for her life as a mother. Early-morning chores, meetings, doctor appointments, ...

Livingston Councilman Michael Silverman Announces Resignation

December 17, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After more than 50 years as a resident of Livingston and six years as a township councilman, Michael Silverman has announced his resignation from the council, effective Jan. 1, 2019, in anticipation of his family's move to neighboring West Orange.

Silverman alerted his fellow council members just prior to announcing his resignation during Monday’s public ...

Hundreds of Livingston Residents Register for New "Do Not Knock" List

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In the two weeks since opening the registration for Livingston’s “Do Not Knock” list, which gives residents an opportunity to avoid being approached by licensed solicitors on their property, approximately 500 people have signed up to have their homes included, according to Assistant Township Clerk Carolyn Oertzen.

During Monday’s ...

Livingston Township Attorney Named Among NJ's Most Powerful Women

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Township Attorney Sharon Weiner, also a former mayor of Livingston, has been named to Senator Loretta Weinberg’s annual “Women Power List,” celebrating New Jersey’s most powerful women, for the third consecutive year.

Weinberg, who is currently serving as Senate Majority Leader for New Jersey, created this list when it became apparent that similar ...

Livingston CPA Explains How to Maximize Tax Refunds

December 12, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ – A member of Livingston-based Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC accounting firm was recently featured on two radio shows—WCTC-AM and TALKERS FM—speaking about steps taxpayers can take before Dec. 31 to maximize their tax refunds.

Michael Karu, CPA/CFF, spoke first with WCTC-AM radio host Bert Baron about the three main areas to concentrate on until the ...

StretchLab Assisted Stretching Studio Hosts Grand Opening in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ – After a successful first month in business, Livingston’s new assisted stretching franchise, StretchLab, hosted a celebratory ribbon cutting in conjunction with the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) and the township council on Friday.

According to owner Dave Weaving, a Chatham resident with a vision of opening two additional StretchLab sites in ...

Cotton & Jewels Opens its Doors at Livingston's Roosevelt Plaza

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The owners of Livingston’s Cotton & Jewels, newly located in the rear of Roosevelt Plaza across from Blo Lounge and Wigs Etcetera, recently celebrated a month in business by inviting Livingston Mayor Ed Meinhardt and members of the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce to help them cut the commemorative ribbon marking the boutique’s grand opening.

In ...

Livingston High School Chorus and Orchestra to Present 2018 Winter Concert

December 15, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School’s winter chorus and orchestra concert, featuring the String Orchestra, Chamber Singers, Notations, Voicemales, Chamber Orchestra and Concert Chorus, will be held in the high school auditorium on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m.

Some selections will include the music of Purcell, Bach, Anderson, Rodgers & Hart, Ahrens & Flaherty ...

Livingston Holiday Decorations Committee Seeks Community Support

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Holiday Decorations Committee, headed by Adrienne Santola and Marie Bennett, is determined not to let the town “go dark” during the holiday season.

The Holiday Decorations Committee is in charge of the display that runs along Livingston’s main road and business districts. Each year, the committee hangs lanterns on the poles and wraps ...

Livingston Holiday Festivities Begin with Menorah Lighting at Camuso Holiday Display

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On the fourth night of Hanukkah, the Township of Livingston celebrated the Festival of Lights by joining together to the light the Menorah as part of the Camuso Holiday Display at the Memorial Oval on Wednesday.

Mayor Ed Meinhardt, along with Councilmen Shawn Klein and Rudy Fernandez, led the festivities and acknowledged the members of the holiday display committee ...

Saint Barnabas is First to Offer Halcyon System for Image-Guided Cancer Treatments

December 12, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s (SBMC) Department of Radiation Oncology is the first in New Jersey to offer the Halcyon system for image-guided radiotherapy to deliver advanced high-quality cancer treatment. According to SBMC, this new technology can be used to treat a wide range of cancers including prostate, breast, head and neck and more.

According to Alison ...

CardioYoga Offering Meditation Yoga Event Dec. 16

LIVINGSTON, NJ - CardioYoga at 521 South Livingston Ave. will be holding its monthly Meditation Yoga Event Sunday, Dec. 16 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Meditation has been scientifically proven to reduce stress. Why not give it a try at CardioYoga? The studio is transformed into a serene space with candles, blankets and soothing music.

Wendy Kaplan will guide you in a yoga nidra meditation ...

Saint Barnabas Named Among 2018 "Most Wired" Hospitals

Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology for a Better Patient Experience

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston was one of eight RWJBarnabas Health facilities named to the “2018 Most Wired Hospitals” list.

The annual Healthcare’s Most Wired survey, overseen by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), is now in ...

Livingston Township Attorney Named Among NJ's Most Powerful Women

December 11, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Township Attorney Sharon Weiner, also a former mayor of Livingston, has been named to Senator Loretta Weinberg’s annual “Women Power List,” celebrating New Jersey’s most powerful women, for the third consecutive year.

Weinberg, who is currently serving as Senate Majority Leader for New Jersey, created this list when it became apparent that similar ...

Livingston Resident Honored for Volunteer Work with Local Nonprofit

CLIFTON, NJ — At its annual Arts and Eats for Justice gala, the local nonprofit firm Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ), which helps underserved individuals and families across New Jersey, honored Livingston resident Marc Brummer and his family.

The 2018 Partner in Justice Award was presented to Hobby’s Delicatessen & Restaurant in memory of founder ...

November in Review: Election Coverage & More Among Top 10 Livingston Stories

December 2, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In case you missed it, check out TAPinto Livingston's top 10 stories from November, based on pageviews:

1. Livingston Recovers From Nightmare November Nor-Easter

See also:  Flash Snowstorm Paralyzes Livingston Streets

2. Livingston Township Council Incumbents Win Re-Election

3. Livingston Superintendent Describe Experience of Thursday ...

Livingston Holiday Festivities Begin with Menorah Lighting at Camuso Holiday Display

December 7, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On the fourth night of Hanukkah, the Township of Livingston celebrated the Festival of Lights by joining together to the light the Menorah as part of the Camuso Holiday Display at the Memorial Oval on Wednesday.

Mayor Ed Meinhardt, along with Councilmen Shawn Klein and Rudy Fernandez, led the festivities and acknowledged the members of the holiday display committee ...

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CardioYoga Offers 5 Tips to Keep You Jolly This Holiday Season

December 17, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Holiday stress has a nasty way of manifesting itself into our body and making us want to say bah humbug. May it be an achy lower back, tight shoulders or a nasty tension headache… stress does not feel good! And when you don’t feel well, it’s hard to be jolly! Here are five tips to help you manage those aches and pains during the holiday season (and ...

CardioYoga Offering Meditation Yoga Event Dec. 16

LIVINGSTON, NJ - CardioYoga at 521 South Livingston Ave. will be holding its monthly Meditation Yoga Event Sunday, Dec. 16 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Meditation has been scientifically proven to reduce stress. Why not give it a try at CardioYoga? The studio is transformed into a serene space with candles, blankets and soothing music.

Wendy Kaplan will guide you in a yoga nidra meditation ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, December 19, 7:00 PM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

Page to Screen: THE GRADUATE

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Thu, December 20, 10:00 AM

Studio 355, Livingston

Cannabis & Hemp Culture Pop-Up Holiday Shopping ...

Health & Wellness

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Thu, December 20, 8:00 PM

Par440 Restaurant & Lounge, Short Hills

Latin Night at Par440

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Controversial Montclair Ice Cream Shop with "Sexualized" Logo Permanently Closes

December 7, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - After nearly a year in business, the embattled Dairy Air ice cream company, has permanently closed its doors.

Located at 521 Bloomfield Ave, Dairy Air came under fire for having, what residents called, a "sexualized" logo. 

Shortly after opening in 2017, the ice cream shop encountered problems with many Montclair residents who called its ...

Adopt a Dog Like 'Brooklyn' at Brick City Rescue

Brick City Rescue is asking you to open your heart and your home to give a dog or cat the second chance that it deserves.

Brooklyn is a 6-month old Pittie mix in need of a fur-ever home. She is up to date on shots, but needs to be spayed. She’s housebroken, dog- and kid-friendly. She is pictured playing with her older male buddy who’s been trying to show her the ropes.

If anyone ...

Supplements to Complement Your Old Furry Friend

Did you know that dogs may be considered ‘geriatric’ from the tender age of 6 or 7 (depending on the breed and size)? 

As in humans, reaching senior status can mean an increase in disease and discomfort, not to mention diminished energy in your once alert and active pup.  The degenerative processes of aging can affect any number of a dog’s ...

Local Family Wins $3,000 from Huntington Learning Center

December 17, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- A local family recently was awarded $3,000 simply by entering a contest in which they provided a referral.

The family of Brielle Schwartz won the Huntington Learning Center Referral Contest earlier this fall.

Located at 25 W. Northfield Road, Livingston, the Huntington Learning Center prides itself on a high-quality tutoring program, and rewards those willing to ...

Sobel & Co. Partner Shares Year-End Tax-Planning Tips

Year-end tax planning tips have always been a popular subject as the calendar turns to the fourth quarter, but as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed at the end of 2017, there is more interest in this topic than ever! The Act brings with it both the creation of new deductions and the elimination of old deductions that need to be taken into consideration when planning any last ...

NJ Center for Non-Profits Set to Host "Raising the Voices of Our Community" Conference

December 4, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause. 

The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge; Susan G. Komen has spread the word about breast cancer by painting towns pink; the Pancreatic ...

A Letter from Livingston Mayor on Stormwater Management

December 14, 2018

 

Dear Residents,

Pollution: We see it on streets, in parking lots, on driveways and lawns. It contaminates our lakes and streams and can taint our drinking water. Stormwater pollution is one of New Jersey’s greatest threats to clean and plentiful water. We can decrease that threat if we all do our part to keep pollution from being carried away by our stormwater collection ...