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Livingston's 2022 Williamsport Teams Honored for Season's Accomplishments

December 8, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Township Council acknowledged the 8, 9-and-10-year-old summer Williamsport softball team and the 9-and 10-year-old Livingston Little League Williamsport team with citations at Monday night’s council meeting for their accomplishments this season.

The 9-and 10-year-old Livingston Little League Williamsport team walked away from the season as the ...

Staying Healthy During the Holidays – Tips from RWJBarnabas Health Experts

NEW JERSEY – With the holidays quickly approaching, residents throughout the state are gearing up for travel, the return of indoor gatherings, and long-overdue celebrations that may have been put on hold for two years due to the pandemic.

The timing of the holidays, however, combined with the current uptick in both the flu and RSV cases along with emerging variants of COVID-19, ...

Livingston Ice Hockey Coach Shares Outlook on 2022-2023 Season

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston High School varsity ice hockey team will follow up its massively successful 2021-2022 season when it opens its 2022-2023 against Verona-Glen Ridge on Friday at 9 p.m. at Codey Arena.

The Lancers are coming off a 22-4-3 campaign that included a trip to the Public A state championship game, where Livingston fell to Ridge on the final day of the ...

Livingston’s 2023 National Merit Semifinalists Honor Most Inspiring K-12 Educators

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A tradition started in 2019 to honor Livingston High School’s (LHS) National Merit Semifinalists as well as the educators who helped guide them on their journey through Livingston Public Schools (LPS) continued this week when the five LHS seniors named among the approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program were ...

Livingston’s 2023 National Merit Semifinalists Honor Most Inspiring K-12 Educators

December 7, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A tradition started in 2019 to honor Livingston High School’s (LHS) National Merit Semifinalists as well as the educators who helped guide them on their journey through Livingston Public Schools (LPS) continued this week when the five LHS seniors named among the approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program were ...

New Livingston Chess Team Begins Season With First-Place Win at Chess Championship

LINCROFT, NJ — Although the Livingston High School (LHS) Chess Team just started its season in November, the players already won big in the New Jersey Grade School Chess Championship at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft.

Players from across the state played against students in their own grades. Not only did the LHS ninth grade players win first place, but three students also ...

Livingston Teens to Host Annual Toy Collection Campaign Through Dec. 14

November 29, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston Youth & Community Services (LYCS)—a student group under the Senior, Youth and Leisure Services (SYLS) umbrella that focuses on leadership, healthy life choices and life skills—has begun its annual toy drive and will be collecting unwrapped toys for infants and children ages 12 and under as well as wrapping paper and tape through ...

Birth Haven's 'Journey of Hope' Holiday Fundraiser to Help Full-to-Capacity Shelter for Expecting Moms

NEWTON, NJ — As the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, Birth Haven, a shelter for Homeless Pregnant Women and their Babies is at full capacity with nine residents and four babies, with more on a waiting list. 

With some COVID-19 protocols still in place, Birth Haven is facing additional costs as these expecting moms fulfill work and educational requirements as well as ...

Livingston's Chinese Community Enjoys Fifth Annual Gourmet Festival

December 5, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Chinese Gourmet Food Network Group recently held its fifth annual Gourmet Festival in collaboration with Livingston Huaxia Chinese School and the Livingston Chinese Association at the Livingston Senior and Community Center. 

Approximately 80 local families participated in this event, where more than 150 homemade dishes and desserts were displayed ...

Livingston’s Camuso Elves Announce Event Dates for 2022 Holiday Display

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Those driving past the gazebo at the Livingston Memorial Oval will already see reindeer and other memorable pieces from Livingston’s Camuso Holiday Display, which will return for a special 2022 holiday celebration beginning with a kickoff ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 3.  

Members of the Camuso Holiday Display Committee, known as the Camuso Elves, have been ...

Livingston's 2022 Williamsport Teams Honored for Season's Accomplishments

December 8, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Township Council acknowledged the 8, 9-and-10-year-old summer Williamsport softball team and the 9-and 10-year-old Livingston Little League Williamsport team with citations at Monday night’s council meeting for their accomplishments this season.

The 9-and 10-year-old Livingston Little League Williamsport team walked away from the season as the ...

Livingston Ice Hockey Coach Shares Outlook on 2022-2023 Season

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston High School varsity ice hockey team will follow up its massively successful 2021-2022 season when it opens its 2022-2023 against Verona-Glen Ridge on Friday at 9 p.m. at Codey Arena.

The Lancers are coming off a 22-4-3 campaign that included a trip to the Public A state championship game, where Livingston fell to Ridge on the final day of the ...

Two Livingston Boys Soccer Players Named to Super Essex Conference All-Division First Team

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two members of the Livingston High School boys soccer team have been named to the Super Essex Conference All-American Division First Team.

Zach Feldman and Charlie Grossman of Livingston both were selected to the first team in a vote of the conference's coaches.

Feldman, who will continue playing soccer at Wesleyan University, was one of the top defenders in ...

Livingston's 2022 Williamsport Teams Honored for Season's Accomplishments

December 8, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Township Council acknowledged the 8, 9-and-10-year-old summer Williamsport softball team and the 9-and 10-year-old Livingston Little League Williamsport team with citations at Monday night’s council meeting for their accomplishments this season.

The 9-and 10-year-old Livingston Little League Williamsport team walked away from the season as the ...

Livingston Declares Liliana Branquinho Day Upon Beloved Township Employee's Departure

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After 11-and-a-half years serving as program supervisor of senior and adult enrichment and special events for Livingston Township’s Senior, Youth and Leisure Services (SYLS) department, Liliana Branquinho recently announced her departure from the position and celebrated her final days with hundreds of community members and colleagues who have cherished her friendship ...

Livingston Township Council and Board of Education to Host Combined Public Meeting

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Board of Education and Livingston Township Council will meet for a public "5-on-5" meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Heritage Middle School cafeteria.

This meeting will be held in a hybrid format, where members of the public will have the opportunity to participate either in person or via webinar. The webinar link will be posted ...

Livingston Fire Chief Reminds Residents to Change Smoke Detector Batteries

November 25, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With colder weather and fall/winter holidays quickly approaching, the Livingston Fire Department (LFD) is reminding residents to change the batteries in their smoke detectors and to purchase and install detectors in their homes if they have not already done so.

According to LFD Chief Christopher Mullin, detectors should be installed on every level of the home, ...

Livingston Holiday Decorations Committee Seeks Community Assistance for 2022

December 3, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With the holidays quickly approaching, the Livingston Holiday Decorations Committee is looking to the community for help in keeping the “Winter Wonderland” holiday display tradition alive.

Completely separate from the Camuso Holiday Display at the Livingston Memorial Oval, the “Winter Wonderland” display includes the main intersections, ...

Arts Council of Livingston Gallery’s Fall Exhibit Open Through Dec. 19

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Arts Council of Livingston (ACL) invites the community to visit its fall exhibit, “It’s Personal,” through Dec. 19 at the ACL Gallery located at 2115 Town Center Way.

According to the ACL, this season’s theme has attracted a number of submissions in which the artist’s personal narrative is directly reflected in his or her ...

Livingston High School Marching Band Enjoys Another Successful Season

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With a record 110 members, including 40 freshmen, the Livingston High School (LHS) Marching Band enjoyed another successful season this fall, performing well in competitions at East Brunswick, West Orange and Edison’s J.P. Stevens High School as well as returning to MetLife Stadium for a New York Jets halftime performance for the first time since the start of the ...

Livingston Mayor Urges Residents to Take Simple Steps for Improved Stormwater Management

November 24, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although stormwater pollution is one of New Jersey’s greatest threats to clean and plentiful water, Livingston Mayor Edward Meinhardt is reminding residents that they can help decrease that threat by following simple guidelines to keep commonplace pollution from being carried away the township’s stormwater collection system.

“We all want clean, ...

Nov. 18 is National Injury Prevention Day in Township of Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston has proclaimed Nov. 18 as National Injury Prevention Day, which raises awareness and promotes efforts to reduce injuries among children

According to the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, which joined forces with the country's leading injury and violence prevention organizations to “push for change” during the country’s third ...

Staying Healthy During the Holidays – Tips from RWJBarnabas Health Experts

December 8, 2022

NEW JERSEY – With the holidays quickly approaching, residents throughout the state are gearing up for travel, the return of indoor gatherings, and long-overdue celebrations that may have been put on hold for two years due to the pandemic.

The timing of the holidays, however, combined with the current uptick in both the flu and RSV cases along with emerging variants of COVID-19, ...

Livingston’s Crystal Plaza Shares Insight on Selecting Wedding Music

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Recognizing the crucial role that music plays at weddings—that it “gets grandma reaching for her handkerchief during the ceremony, your cousins smiling wistfully during the cocktail hour, and your friends flocking to the dance floor at the reception”—The Crystal Plaza, one of New Jersey’s premiere event venues, recently shared insight from ...

Levine, Jacobs & Company Senior Member Shares Insight on Retirement Plan Withdrawal

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael Karu, CPA/CFF, senior member of Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, certified public accounting and consulting firm, recently shared the effects of withdrawing money from a retirement plan during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The conversation focused on those who started the process of removing money from their retirement plans due to the pandemic in 2020, but the money ...

Livingston's Chinese Community Enjoys Fifth Annual Gourmet Festival

December 5, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Chinese Gourmet Food Network Group recently held its fifth annual Gourmet Festival in collaboration with Livingston Huaxia Chinese School and the Livingston Chinese Association at the Livingston Senior and Community Center. 

Approximately 80 local families participated in this event, where more than 150 homemade dishes and desserts were displayed ...

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Begins Following Court's Ruling

December 6, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's black bear hunt began Tuesday afternoon, following a ruling by the Appellate Division of the state Superior Court.

After lasting for three hours on Tuesday, the hunt will be open from 12 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday December 7 through Saturday, December 10.

The hunt was reinstated last month and was then stopped last week following a court ...

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Halted Following Judge's Ruling

TRENTON, NJ — Just days before it was set to begin, a judge has stopped New Jersey's black bear hunt.

Three animal rights groups, including the Animal Protection League of New Jersey, claimed a loophole was used to reinstate the hunt and went to court.

State Appellate Division Judge Lisa Rose announced the decision Wednesday. In her ruling, bear hunt opponents have until Friday ...

New State Law Requires Schools to Submit Digital Maps to Law Enforcement

TRENTON, NJ — Starting in the 2023-24 school year, all schools in New Jersey will have to submit digital maps of their campuses to law enforcement.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed S-2426 into law Wednesday. It requires the information to be submitted next year and updated regularly with copies given to designated law enforcement.

"We have seen, time and time again, public mass shootings ...

New Jersey Ballet Performs to Full House at the Mayo Performing Arts Center

The New Jersey Ballet is now in residence at the Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC). On November 19, a three-act modern ballet performance enthralled a full-house audience for ages spanning from children to august citizens.

The first act, Hallelujah Junction, used music by John Adams with choreography by Peter Martins. This work featured nine company ballerinas and danseurs draped in the ...

Livingston’s 2023 National Merit Semifinalists Honor Most Inspiring K-12 Educators

December 7, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A tradition started in 2019 to honor Livingston High School’s (LHS) National Merit Semifinalists as well as the educators who helped guide them on their journey through Livingston Public Schools (LPS) continued this week when the five LHS seniors named among the approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program were ...

Alpha Fit Club Opens Second Franchise in Short Hills

December 7, 2022

SHORT HILLS, NJ — Alpha Fit Club Short Hills officially opened its doors at 700 Morris Turnpike and celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday.  This is the second franchise opening for the boutique group fitness brand, with an estimated 25 locations slated to open in 2023.

Lead by owners Christina Regan and Tom Langton, Alpha Fit Club Short ...

Two Atlantic Health System Hospitals Earn 2022 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety

Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, two Atlantic Health System hospitals were named Top Hospitals nationally by The Leapfrog Group. Morristown Medical Center was named a Top Teaching Hospital, and Chilton Medical Center was named a Top General Hospital.

Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is well-known as one of ...

All Atlantic Health System Maternity Centers Recognized Once Again as High Performing by U.S. News & World Report for the Best Hospitals for Maternity

For their work in delivering extraordinary care for moms, Atlantic Health System’s Morristown, Overlook, Chilton and Newton Medical Centers have been recognized once again as High Performing in Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy) by U.S. News & World Report. This is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals for Maternity Care.

These four Atlantic ...

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Hospital, Arts Organization and Community Gather to Share Life and Cultural Experiences

There was a stuffed bear named Pinky, won at a boardwalk game as a child, and a small handmade bowl - both filled with memories of loved ones more than anything else.

There were items of celebration and tragedy – a bandhej saree that a breast cancer survivor has used to tie her memories to one another; and a wooden panel from the door of a synagogue in Slovakia, that now sits on a home ...

Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities with TAPinto Can Help Your Business

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Why do businesses sponsor sporting events, township recreation events, and other initiatives?  Of course, they sponsor to show their public support. But there’s much more to it.  

Importantly, business owners want to align their business’s brand with the reputation and credibility of the event or initiative they are sponsoring. They ...