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Signups Under Way for MeditationYoga at CardioYoga, Feb. 24

February 20, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- If you’ve been missing out on some crucial zzz’s and just can’t seem to get that full eight hours of rest, come try a Yoga Nidra Meditation (aka Yogi Sleep!). This meditation brings your mind to a place of hovering between awake and asleep, resetting your subconscious mind.

Wendy Kaplan is a trained Yoga Nidra Meditation teacher, and uses verbal cues and ...

Meditation and Massage Can Be a Life-Changing Combination

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Meditation is a hot topic.

Whether you have heard about the benefits of meditation from a friend, your yoga teacher, the news or even your doctor, it is an area of health people are starting to become more aware of.

Beginning a meditation practice can be overqhelming. Quieting the mind is a muscle you need to strengthen with practice. But the benefits you’ll ...

Livingston Teen Claims Award for Best Youth Actress in a Lead Role

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston’s own Jayden Declet, an eighth grader at Heritage Middle School, recently added the Old Library Theatre's award for Best Youth Actress in a Lead Role to her growing list of accolades after receiving praise for her performance in the musical “Parade.”

Declet’s character in the Old Library Theatre production of ...

Livingston District Provides Update on 2019 Budget, Continues Superintendent Search

Coverage of Livingston Board of Education is brought to you by Huntington Learning Center, a Livingston-based provider of supplemental educational services. 

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The state of the school budget and the ongoing search for a permanent superintendent was the focus of discussion at last week’s Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meeting.

Bringing the ...

Livingston District Provides Update on 2019 Budget, Continues Superintendent Search

February 19, 2019

Coverage of Livingston Board of Education is brought to you by Huntington Learning Center, a Livingston-based provider of supplemental educational services. 

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The state of the school budget and the ongoing search for a permanent superintendent was the focus of discussion at last week’s Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meeting.

Bringing the ...

Sanskriti Students Showcase Indian Trade at Heritage Day in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With a theme of “Trade and Commerce,” Livingston’s Sanskriti School, a subgroup of Sanskriti of New Jersey, recently hosted its annual Heritage Day at the Livingston Senior and Community Center with nearly 150 parents and children in attendance.

The volunteer-run school, which meets every Sunday during the academic school year, strives to teach ...

Holocaust Survivors Speak to Livingston Eighth-Graders at Heritage

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Holocaust survivors Fred Heyman and Dr. Norbert Bikales recently spoke to the members of the eighth grade class at Heritage Middle School (HMS), who were required to read Elie Wiesel’s “Night” as part of a unit of study entitled “Why Should We Remember?”

According to the school, hosting Holocaust survivors each year provides an ...

WATCH: Livingston District Video Announces Snow Day; Crews Prepare for Ice

February 11, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In conjunction with Gov. Phil Murphy’s state of emergency declaration on Monday afternoon, Livingston Public Schools (LPS) shared via a special visual announcement that all schools, including after school programs and activities, will be closed on Tuesday due to snow and ice in the forecast.

Livingston Police Chief Gary Marshuetz has asked that all residents ...

Nine Essex County Towns Establish Joint Task Force to Combat Crime

NEWARK, NJ — Nine Essex County police departments—including Livingston, Fairfield, Roseland, North Caldwell, West Caldwell, Caldwell, Essex Fells, Verona and Cedar Grove—have launched a joint anti-crime task force in conjunction with the Essex County Prosecutor's Office (ECPO) following a string of vehicle break-ins and thefts in these areas.

Acting Essex ...

Livingston Gets 3 Semifinal Winners in District 9 Wrestling Tournament

February 16, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ -- Three Livingston wrestlers got all the way to the championship round of the NJSIAA District 9 tournament on Saturday, but in the end, each of them were beaten by a wrestler from Delbarton.

Austin Paris, Jason Wittlinger and Anthony Petrillo all represented the Lancers in the final round of the tourney. In the semifinals, Paris pinned Daniel Jennings of Nutley in 3:30 in the ...

Boys Basketball: Livingston Defeats West Essex, 56-41

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- Livingston ran out to a 15-point lead after one quarter and went on to a 56-41 boys basketball victory over West Essex on Wednesday.

 Chris Boulin scored 21 points for the Lancers (13-7), who led, 19-4, after one quarter and 33-10 at halftime. Abe Rimatzki scored 12 points and Evan Goldenstein netted nine in the victory.

Garrett Kessler led West Essex (6-13) with ...

Girls Basketball: Livingston Tops Newark Central, 42-29

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- The Livingston girls basketball team dominated the boards and came away with a 42-29 victory over Newark Central Monday night.

Kayla Parsons scored 13 points, grabbed six rebounds and made three steals for the Lancers (14-3), who had four players with six rebounds or more.

Morgan Scherr was a force inside with 10 points, 13 rebounds and two blocked shots for Livingston.

Livingston Nonprofits Receive Thousands from County in Support of Programs

February 18, 2019

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Two Livingston-based nonprofit organizations, including and the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Essex County chapter and ARC of Essex County, were among the 33 nonprofits to receive funding as part of Essex County’s $5.5 million in community development block grants (CDBG) and emergency solutions grants (ESG).

The $9,800 awarded to NCJW will supports ...

Livingston Students, Businesses and More Honored for Volunteer Efforts

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A few weeks after having record participation at its 21st annual Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Day of Service event, the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) joined Mayor Al Anthony and members of the township council in honoring the many volunteers on Monday.

Since the success of this annual event relies on a true community effort, LCDI ...

Livingston Among Girls on the Run Chapters in Need of Coaches

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Girls on the Run (GOTR) of New Jersey East is currently seeking volunteers to empower girls through running for the spring 2019 season at various chapters, including Livingston, West Orange, the Caldwells, Roseland, Fairfield and other locations throughout the area.

GOTR is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program ...

Livingston Nonprofits Receive Thousands from County in Support of Programs

February 18, 2019

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Two Livingston-based nonprofit organizations, including and the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Essex County chapter and ARC of Essex County, were among the 33 nonprofits to receive funding as part of Essex County’s $5.5 million in community development block grants (CDBG) and emergency solutions grants (ESG).

The $9,800 awarded to NCJW will supports ...

Incoming Livingston Councilman Michael Vieira Ready to Serve From Day One

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After 39 out of 52 members of the Livingston Democratic County Committee (LDCC) heard from each of the three candidates selected to contend for the open council seat, Michael Vieira earned an “overwhelming” majority of the votes on Wednesday, according to LDCC Chair Patricia Sebold.

Upon hearing the outcome of the vote, Vieira said he was grateful for ...

Livingston Democratic Committee Selects Council Member to Fill Vacancy

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Democratic County Committee announced just before midnight on Wednesday that the members of the committee “voted overwhelmingly” to have Michael Vieira sworn in to accept the vacancy created by Michael Silverman’s resignation.

Upon being selected as one of the three candidates for consideration in January, Vieira said that if appointed, ...

Levine, Jacobs & Company Announces Recent Expansion in Livingston

February 9, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The members of Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC recently announced their new association with the Florham Park-based CPA firm of Limsky Kypriotis, which will now continue to practice under the name of Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC with offices at 333 Eisenhower Parkway in Livingston.

“Herbert Limsky, CPA and Rina Kypriotis, CPA have a long ...

Greater NJ Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association Welcomes New Regional Leader

FLORHAM PARK, NJ – The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ) will be among the chapters to benefit from the new leadership of Kristina Fransel, who joins the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research as head of “Region 13, which includes the Greater New Jersey, Delaware Valley and Greater Pennsylvania ...

TAPinto Crushes Readership Record with More Than 3 Million Pageviews in January

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto.net, a network of 80 franchised online hyperlocal news sites in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Florida, marked the beginning of 2019 with a record month of traffic in January, logging 1,058,415 unique readers and 3,022,150 pageviews.  The record marks continued growth in TAPinto’s readership and engagement metrics across ...

Livingston Teen Claims Award for Best Youth Actress in a Lead Role

February 19, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston’s own Jayden Declet, an eighth grader at Heritage Middle School, recently added the Old Library Theatre's award for Best Youth Actress in a Lead Role to her growing list of accolades after receiving praise for her performance in the musical “Parade.”

Declet’s character in the Old Library Theatre production of ...

Hundreds Celebrate Lunar New Year at Livingston Chinese Culture Day

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Hundreds of community members from Livingston and beyond celebrated the Lunar New Year through the township’s annual Livingston Chinese Culture Day (LCCD) 2019, held last weekend at Livingston High School.

Four local Chinese community organizations—including the Livingston Huaxia Chinese School, Livingston Chinese Association, Livingston Chinese School ...

Livingston HS Cafeteria to Transform into Lancer Lounge for Night of Jazz

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Lancer and Lab Jazz Bands will be performing a full repertoire of songs at the upcoming Jazz Bands Dinner Dance, hosted annually by the Livingston High School (LHS) Band Boosters. The LHS cafeteria will be transformed into a hip nightclub for the event with dinner provided by Turano’s Pizza Kitchen on Saturday, March 2 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

According ...

Meditation and Massage Can Be a Life-Changing Combination

February 20, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Meditation is a hot topic.

Whether you have heard about the benefits of meditation from a friend, your yoga teacher, the news or even your doctor, it is an area of health people are starting to become more aware of.

Beginning a meditation practice can be overqhelming. Quieting the mind is a muscle you need to strengthen with practice. But the benefits you’ll ...

Popular Yoga Instructor Jen Shulman Moves to CardioYoga in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — One of the Livingston area's most popular yoga instructors has seen her career path shaped by events as disparate as 9/11 and a proliferation of unhealthy conditions in one of her former workplaces.

The trajectory that has led Jen Shulman—known to the yoga community as "YogaJen"—to bring many of her longtime clients over to CardioYoga in ...

Livingston Among Girls on the Run Chapters in Need of Coaches

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Girls on the Run (GOTR) of New Jersey East is currently seeking volunteers to empower girls through running for the spring 2019 season at various chapters, including Livingston, West Orange, the Caldwells, Roseland, Fairfield and other locations throughout the area.

GOTR is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program ...

5 Former Livingston Priests Among Clergy Accused of Sex Abuse

February 17, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Among the 63 priests listed by the Newark Archdiocese on Wednesday as being “credibly accused” of sexual abuse are five priests who served at churches in Livingston, including St. Philomena’s Church and St. Raphael Parish.

Cardinal Joseph Tobin, archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, said the list consists of “diocesan clergy ...

Coldwell Banker's Jennifer Szewcyk Shares Home-Staging Tips for Sellers

February 12, 2019

CALDWELL, NJ — Home staging, a method of decorating meant to highlight a home’s most impressive assets, is the key to helping potential buyers imagine themselves moving in, according to realtor Jennifer Szewcyk of Coldwell Banker in Caldwell.

“Staging a home to sell doesn’t require spending a lot of money; it’s really just making smart decisions,” said ...

Jordan Baris Inc: Providing Real Training for Realtors' Success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Homebuyers and home sellers have every reason to seek out a real estate brokerage that will afford them the best services. Part of that equation entails identifying an agent with expertise a wide range of topics relating to the market, local neighborhoods, marketing, negotiating, processing transactions and financing options.

Beyond the knowledge and skills, an ...

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Livingston's Max Solomon Excels in His Leadership of the Ice Hockey Team

February 18, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Despite coming short of some team goals during his final season of Livingston High School ice hockey, senior Max Solomon managed to complete an impressive varsity resume for himself as a leader for the squad.

“My main goal at the beginning of the season was to win a State Championship and a McGinnis Cup,” said Solomon. “Since the core of the ...

Signups Under Way for MeditationYoga at CardioYoga, Feb. 24

February 20, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- If you’ve been missing out on some crucial zzz’s and just can’t seem to get that full eight hours of rest, come try a Yoga Nidra Meditation (aka Yogi Sleep!). This meditation brings your mind to a place of hovering between awake and asleep, resetting your subconscious mind.

Wendy Kaplan is a trained Yoga Nidra Meditation teacher, and uses verbal cues and ...

StretchLab Livingston Offers Valentine's Day/Month of February Special

Couples massage? Done it. Fancy Dinner? Meh. Stretch Date Night? Yeah!

StretchLab, located at 184 S, Livingston Avenue, Suite 10, in Livingston, is inviting the community to bring "that special someone" to come into StretchLab this month only for an "AMAZING" deal! Book two 50-minute stretches and get two pairs of ToeSox for only $150!  

"Trust us, you ...

Local Mom’s Family Health Desire Leads to Career of Helping Others with Essential Oils

Mompreneur Geeta Lahiri, a resident of Roseland, says that using Young Living (YL) essential oils and products has changed the lives of herself and her family members. In fact, using YL essential oils and other therapeutic products has become so important to her that she now teaches free classes on using essential oils efficiently and effectively in people’s daily lives.

She says, ...

Mom's Quest to Overcome Health Issues Leads to Career of Helping Others

Since her teen years, mompreneur Simone Mitjans has struggled with a variety of health problems including digestive issues, seasonal allergies, PMS and migraines. In addition, when she was 19, she was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), which affected her fertility.

After the PCOS diagnosis, Simone says she was determined to research how to treat the diagnosis and feel better in ...

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Livingston Alumnus Steven Lilien is a Hollywood Success Story

I have been watching God Friended Me since the day it aired and have loved it from the start. In fact, I had seen many promos for the show and couldn't wait for it to air. Like you will read below in a quote by Steven Lilien, with the current climate in the US so divided, I was looking forward to watching a heartwarming show about love, friendship and hope.

What I didn't ...

Support Livingston Football & Wrestling at 2019 Beefsteak Dinner

February 19, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston’s wrestling and football programs are hosting a joint beefsteak dinner on March 16 at 6:00 p.m. at Studio 355 on Eisenhower Parkway in order to raise funds in support of both programs. The event will include raffles, a 50/50 and more.

Attendees must be 21 year or older to attend and must RSVP by March 1 to fwbeefsteakdinner@gmail.com.  Tickets are ...

Reap the Benefits of Climate Controlled, Indoor Dog Daycare

City dog, country dog—sure the outdoors is a fun place to romp. Yet, with the extreme changes in New Jersey seasons, perhaps it behooves you to think twice before leaving your pooch outdoors for super extended amount of time. Similarly, you should consider this too when you entrust your beloved pooch to a daycare facility.

Spring. Summer. Fall. Winter.  Whether at home or at doggie ...

Livingston Democratic Committee Member Explains Council Vote

February 13, 2019

Hello,

My name is Billy Fine and I am one of two representatives of the 15th Voting District in Livingston. I was elected into this position in the Summer Primary Election during the 2018 election on the Democratic Line A Team in the 15th Voting District. While fulfilling my various duties once being elected to the Democratic County Committee, I have had the opportunity to advocate and ...