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Stroke Survivor Leads Women Empowerment at American Heart Association Luncheon

April 20, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of women and various male supporters recently attended the 10th annual Northern New Jersey Go Red for Women luncheon as part of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) “Go Red for Women” movement, which encourages women to take charge of their heart health in order to live longer, healthier lives.

The event, held at the Wilshire Grand ...

Livingston Duo Honored for Preschool Reading Program at East Orange YMCA

EAST HANOVER, NJ — Jake Ferrans and Rachel Rosenberg have been friends for as long as they can remember—both raised in Livingston by families that put a premium on community service. Last week, the pair received the East Orange YMCA 2018 Youth of the Year Award at the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges’ annual awards dinner held at the Hanover ...

Seton Hall Professor Leaves University After Attempted Arson at NY Cathedral

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The adjunct professor at Seton Hall University and Hasbrouck Heights resident who was arrested during the week for trying to bring cans of gasoline into St. Patrick's Cathedral is no longer working at the university, according to a university spokesperson.

Marc Lamparello, 37, was arrested on Wednesday night for ...

Livingston Police Officers to Host Annual PBA Golf Outing

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After raising a record amount at last year’s Livingston PBA Local 263 Golf Outing, the group hopes to keep the momentum going with the 2019 event to be held on April 29 at Cedar Hill Country Club.

According to Livingston Officer Sean Whalen, who has been heavily involved in the event since being hired 10 years ago and has now been spearheading it for three ...

Livingston School Board Discusses Budget, Student Safety and Personnel

April 3, 2019

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following two public forums to be held on Thursday to gain feedback on the 2019-2020 district budget, the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) will vote on the budget on April 29 in addition to ...

Livingston Student Honored at Annual Essex County "Unsung Heroes" Event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Livingston High School (LHS) senior Lindsay Haaker was recently among the 27 Essex County students who were honored during the Essex County School Boards Association’s (ECSBA) annual "Unsung Heroes Student Recognition Program" held at Liberty Middle School in West Orange.

"In my role as president of the ECSBA, we brought the Student Recognition ...

Livingston Fifth Graders Get Real-Life Experience Through BizTown Simulation

EDISON, NJ — Fifth graders from Riker Hill and Mt. Pleasant Elementary Schools in Livingston recently visited Junior Achievement’s BizTown to experience a day in the workforce.

Dawn Schwartz, a Livingston resident and the senior vice president of development and communications for Junior Achievement of New Jersey, said it was thrilling to see “the young people of [her] ...

Livingston Police Officers to Host Annual PBA Golf Outing

April 20, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After raising a record amount at last year’s Livingston PBA Local 263 Golf Outing, the group hopes to keep the momentum going with the 2019 event to be held on April 29 at Cedar Hill Country Club.

According to Livingston Officer Sean Whalen, who has been heavily involved in the event since being hired 10 years ago and has now been spearheading it for three ...

Baseball: Livingston Outslugs Union City, 12-9

April 19, 2019

UNION CITY, NJ -- Matthew Feit drove in five runs to lead Livingston to a 12-9 baseball victory over Union City on the rooftop field at Roosevelt Stadium on Thursday.

Feit went 4-for-5 for the Lancers (4-4), who racked up 12 hits. Will Egner finished with three hits, two RBI and two runs scored for Livingston and Josh Greenberg went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI.

Anthony Lopa ...

Track & Field: Livingston Wins Big at Dodgertown Relays; Starts 2-0 in SEC Action

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After opened its spring 2019 campaign last week, the Livingston High School (LHS) boys track and field team is not only currently undefeated in the Super Essex Conference (SEC) American division, but has also earned the title of the 16th annual Dodgertown Relays. 

First up was a double dual meet against Montclair and East Orange (EO), two SEC American division ...

Softball: Livingston Romps Over West Orange, 15-0

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Hailey Reuter racked up three hits and three RBI and scored four runs to lead Livingston to a 15-0 softball victory over West Orange on Wednesday.

Jess Bullion pitched four hitless innings for the victory with eight strikeouts and one walk allowed. She received ample support from a 13-hit attack by the Lancers (7-3).

Deja Robinson went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and ...

Stroke Survivor Leads Women Empowerment at American Heart Association Luncheon

April 20, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of women and various male supporters recently attended the 10th annual Northern New Jersey Go Red for Women luncheon as part of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) “Go Red for Women” movement, which encourages women to take charge of their heart health in order to live longer, healthier lives.

The event, held at the Wilshire Grand ...

Livingston Duo Honored for Preschool Reading Program at East Orange YMCA

EAST HANOVER, NJ — Jake Ferrans and Rachel Rosenberg have been friends for as long as they can remember—both raised in Livingston by families that put a premium on community service. Last week, the pair received the East Orange YMCA 2018 Youth of the Year Award at the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges’ annual awards dinner held at the Hanover ...

Livingston's Youth Steps Up to Support Local Food Pantry and LNHN

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Local teen Andrew Laveman and his mother, Robyn, have become valued volunteers for the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW) food pantry, a project of Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors (LNHN).

When he recently became a Bar Mitzvah in front of friends and family, Andrew spoke about hunger and needs in the Livingston community that he has seen firsthand ...

Essex County Mayors Meet at Annual Multi-Chamber Breakfast

April 9, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Mayors from throughout Essex County met with New Jersey Sen. President Steve Sweeney, D-Salem and New Jersey Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, R-Westfield to discuss issues in their communities.

The atmosphere was friendly at Mayfair Farms on Saturday as mayors met for the ninth annual breakfast sponsored by several local chambers of commerce. Mayors grabbed plates filled with ...

Growing West Essex YMCA in Livingston Wins Top Recognition

April 18, 2019

EAST HANOVER, NJ — Impressive growth in enrollment, programs and charitable contributions earned the West Essex YMCA the title of Branch of the Year for the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges.

The West Essex YMCA, selected for this honor out of the Metro YMCA’s seven branches for 2018, was recognized for the achievement at the association’s 42nd annual ...

Edison Heating and Cooling: Check and Replace Cooling Units Before Summer

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Signs of spring are slowly showing up throughout the area with the hot and humid days of summer just around the corner, making now the perfect time of year to have home and business cooling units checked and, if necessary, replaced, according to Edison Heating and Cooling owner Mike Iarrapino.

“Efficiency is so important; air conditioning units should be ...

Livingston Mother Celebrates Grand Opening of Moms Spectrum Oasis, LLC

 

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Members of the Livingston community recognized Autism Awareness Day on April 2 by attending the grand opening of Livingston resident Heidi Rome's new organization, Moms Spectrum Oasis, LLC.

Moms Spectrum Oasisis, an innovative enterprise dedicated to helping moms of kids on the autism spectrum stay strong on the journey, is now headquartered in ...

Livingston Public Library Hosts Exceptional Events and Programs

April 14, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In celebration of National Library Week, TAPinto Livingston is highlighting the staff members of the Livingston Public Library (LPL) who work tirelessly to plan compelling programs for all ages throughout the year. From author visits and special events to workshops and lectures, the library schedules a multitude of topical and ...

Three Livingston Students Selected for Prestigious RegionaI Jazz Ensembles

LIVINGSTON, NJ — James Hegedus, Director of Jazz at Livingston High School (LHS), has announced this week that three talented students from the LHS Lancer Jazz Band—Shourya Bansal (bass trombone), Alan Wu (trumpet), and Ian Hurrel (guitar)— successfully auditioned for the New Jersey Association for Jazz Education (NJAJE) Region I Jazz Ensembles.

“Every year, ...

Livingston Historical Society to Open Force Homestead Museum on April 14

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Force Homestead Museum, located at 366 S. Livingston Avenue in Livingston, will be open to the public on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 2 pm to 4 pm. 

According to the Livingston Historical Society, the event is free, but a suggested donation of $5 per person is appreciated.

Built in 1745, the architecture of this historic house reflects the daily lives of ...

Stroke Survivor Leads Women Empowerment at American Heart Association Luncheon

April 20, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of women and various male supporters recently attended the 10th annual Northern New Jersey Go Red for Women luncheon as part of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) “Go Red for Women” movement, which encourages women to take charge of their heart health in order to live longer, healthier lives.

The event, held at the Wilshire Grand ...

Livingston Teen Joins Advocacy Efforts of Alzheimer’s Association

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two Essex County teens were recently among the more than 1,000 Alzheimer’s Association advocates from around the country to visit Washington, D.C. for the Alzheimer's Association AIM Advocacy Forum—the nation's premier advocacy event.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ), the event is intended to raise ...

Darren Prince Inspires Livingston Community Through Story of Recovery

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Livingston High School (LHS) alumni joined with current students and parents last week to hear 1988 alumnus Darren Prince, a renowned sports and celebrity agent, speak about how his journey of overcoming addiction led to him to share his message of hope, strength and recovery through his internationally best-selling memoir and public forums like the one held at ...

Livingston Resident Charged with Sexual Assault of Gastroenterology Patient

April 1, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ — A Summit-based pediatric gastroenterologist, identified as Dr. Michael Tyshkov, 62, of Livingston, has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting one of his patients on numerous occasions over the course of several years, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael Monahan.

Monahan announced on Monday that Tyshkov has been charged with second-degree ...

Livingston Residents Encouraged to Visit Essex County Cherry Blossoms

April 4, 2019

NEWARK, NJ — The trees are beginning to bloom at Essex County’s Branch Brook Park just in time for the 43rd annual Cherry Blossom Festival—an Essex County tradition that highlights the blooming season of the 5,000 Cherry Blossom trees.

“We have the largest collection of cherry blossom trees in the United States; we have more than Washington D.C.,” said Patricia ...

Livingston Officials Support Protest Against Expansion of Compressor Station

ROSELAND, NJ — Despite not hearing a decision on the appeals that have been filed in objection to state and federal permits allowing for the Williams Transco Gateway Expansion Project to move forward in Roseland, the gas company has begun construction in preparation to double the capacity of the existing compressor station located at 563 Eagle Rock Avenue.

Nearly 40 ...

Temple B'nai Abraham's Teen Group Raises Funds in Memory of Early School Student

March 28, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members and several parents of Temple B'nai Abraham's (TBA) Teen Tikkun Olam Group (TTO) recently participated in a spinning fundraiser at CYCLEBAR Livingston, an indoor stationary bicycle studio, to raise funds for Riley's Dance.

Riley's Dance, a program of New Jersey Sharing Network Foundation, was created to honor and remember the unique and ...

Livingston Interfaith Community Heals Together Following New Zealand Shooting

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In response to the latest tragedy in New Zealand and in support of all those affected by it, the Muslim Community of Livingston hosted a service on Saturday evening entitled “Community Healing Together – An Interfaith Community Gathering to Remember Forgiveness, Prayer, Gratitude.”

With the support of members from the Livingston Committee for ...

Livingston Residents Continue to Speak Out Against Assisted Living Facility

March 31, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the second consecutive public meeting, the Livingston mayor and council have decided to keep the public hearing open on an ordinance to permit conditional use of an assisted living community on South Orange Avenue as the governing body continues to address concerns that residents have brought forth regarding traffic and other potential issues.

The project, a ...

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Free MeditationMassage Class at CardioYoga in Livingston

April 16, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Your kids may be off from school, but that doesn’t mean you got to escape town for a relaxing vacation. If you’re home this week, come experience the magic of MeditationMassage at CardioYoga and enjoy a mental vacation.

It’s a 45-minute class where the teacher, who is also a massage therapist, blends guided meditation with massage to relieve the ...

Passover Meals On Menu at Nana’s Deli in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — This year, give your guests a treat and let Nana’s Deli in Livingston, which has been successfully catering families’ Passover dinners for over 39 years, cater your Passover Seder. Your guests will not only love the food – they will be clamoring for invites to next year’s Seder.

Make sure to say you saw this Deals and Discounts Ad on TAP ...

Savvy MOMpreneur Uses Organizational Skills to Help Busy Households Thrive

Taking care of a busy family and running a household—whether you work part-time, full-time or not at all—can be daunting. We’ve all been there!

From driving carpools, to grocery shopping, doing the the laundry, walking the dogs, paying the bills, making appointments, planning family parties and family trips, managing a parent’s care and more...it can be so hard to get ...

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Sun, April 21, 10:30 AM

Community Church, Short Hills, Short Hills

Easter Worship at Community Church, Short Hills

Religions And Spirituality

Thu, April 25, 7:00 PM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

Baseball in the American Culture, Literature, ...

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Seton Hall Professor Leaves University After Attempted Arson at NY Cathedral

April 20, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The adjunct professor at Seton Hall University and Hasbrouck Heights resident who was arrested during the week for trying to bring cans of gasoline into St. Patrick's Cathedral is no longer working at the university, according to a university spokesperson.

Marc Lamparello, 37, was arrested on Wednesday night for ...

NCJW/Essex Lunch and Learn to Feature Experts in Journalism

April 20, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ – What is real and what is truly important in the daily news cycle? NCJW/Essex is sponsoring a Lunch and Learn program – Breaking News: Navigating Today’s Media – which will examine these issues with a panel of leading experts in the field of journalism and news. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at ...

"Game of Thrones" Deaths Foreshadowed: Who's in Trouble for Season 8

 

 

Hours prior to the Season 8 premiere of "Game of Thrones," I decided to create a “GoT Death Pool” with my friends and family, complete with a list of characters and our individual predictions for whether each of these characters would be alive, dead or a wight by the end of the series.

Shortly after that, many of those friends and family ...

Six More Weeks of Winter for “Game of Thrones” Fans

 

Spring has officially sprung, but winter is far from over for the record-breaking 17.4 million viewers smart enough to tune into HBO on time for the epic final season of “Game of Thrones.” And after 595 days of waiting, the premiere of Season 8 thankfully did not disappoint. For those of you still behind, consider this your spoiler warning.

Bran greets an old ...

Hasbrouck Heights Man Charged in St. Patrick's Cathedral Incident

April 18, 2019

NEW YORK, NJ — The New York Police Department (NYPD) has charged Marc Lamparello, 37, of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, with Attempted Arson, Reckless Endagerment and Trespassing. 

According to a representative of the Office of Deputy Commissioner of Public Information, Lamparello was scheduled to face a judge on Thursday.

Lamparello was arrested Wednesday night for attempting to ...

How Spring Weather Affects Your System

We need April showers to bring May flowers, but spring storms aren’t always kind to your heating and air conditioning system. There are several major ways extreme weather can affect your system; be aware of the following:

Flying debris

With potentially drastic changes in temperatures, you’re more likely to experience harsh storms. All that wind can create flying debris that ...