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Pakistani-Indian Fusion Restaurant Rolls & Curries Celebrates Grand Opening in Livingston

September 27, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A modern Pakistani-Indian fusion restaurant that opened its doors at 113 South Livingston Avenue this spring officially celebrated its grand opening with a commemorative ribbon cutting last week alongside members of the Livingston Township Council and Livingston Business Improvement Districts.

Rolls & Curries is a primarily takeout restaurant with in-house ...

Livingston 7-Year-Old with Rare Condition Models for Runway of Dreams

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A 7-year-old Livingston resident diagnosed with Mowat-Wilson syndrome—a rare condition that presents delayed development and the potential for medical challenges—recently proved that she will not let these challenges define her when she modeled for Runway of Dreams (ROD), a local nonprofit that aims to empower people with disabilities through ...

Jersey Gal Creations Boutique Confectionery Celebrates Grand Opening in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — What began as a downtime project at home during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic for Livingston couple Joseph and Nina Parisi has since become a successful small business now known as Jersey Gal Creations, a boutique confectionery located at 45 East Northfield Road.

In addition to offering small batches of creatively designed treats such as handcrafted ...

Seven Candidates for Livingston Township Council Participate in Three-Hour Debate

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The seven candidates vying for three seats on the Livingston Township Council in November expressed their viewpoints on various subjects during a nearly three-hour virtual debate hosted by the Livingston League of Women Voters (LWV).

In addition to answering previously provided questions from the LWV about their strengths and weaknesses as well as their goals for the ...

Livingston High School Spanish Teacher Pens First Children's Book

September 22, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School Spanish teacher Marisa Vosa recently wrote and published her first children's book, "The Seed and the Bee." 

Illustrated by Stacy Lodge, "The Seed and The Bee" tells the story of a seed from a far away place that found a new home and new experiences far away from its native land.

"I wrote this book because ...

Five Livingston Students Named Semifinalists in 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) have announced that five Livingston High School (LHS) seniors have been named among the approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

The LHS semifinalists and their most recently expressed tentative majors include:

Aishanee Acharyya (biological and biomedical ...

Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors Receives Prestigious Community Service Award

September 21, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The rapidly growing Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors (LNHN) nonprofit organization, which assists local families in need of financial assistance and manages the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW) food pantry, was recognized on Monday night for receiving the New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award for its dedication to community service in Livingston ...

Livingston Teen Uses Mathematical Modeling to Assist in Ukraine Food Supply and Security Crisis

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following her summer of research under the direction of mentor Dr. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer from George Mason University into the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Livingston High School (LHS) senior Renee Hong is sharing her insights with the community about the “large-scale disruption to global grain markets” that the invasion has caused and her ...

Shiv’s Third Eye Hosts Well-Attended Youth Mental Wellness Fair in Livingston

September 23, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Shiv’s Third Eye, a Livingston-based organization focused on youth mental health, recently hosted its first Youth Mental Wellness Fair at the Livingston Memorial Oval in order to share resources for mental wellness with local adolescents and the community at-large.

According to co-founder Shilpa Kulkarni, whose family started the organization in memory of her ...

September 2022 is National Preparedness Month in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Township Council has issued a proclamation declaring September 2022 as National Preparedness Month in hopes that this will encourage community members to become more aware of both the importance of being prepared for emergencies and the planning resources that are available—especially given the unexpected circumstances residents have faced in the ...

Field Hockey: Livingston Shuts Out Caldwell, 2-0

September 21, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston High School field hockey team scored goals in the first and fourth quarters for a 2-0 victory over Caldwell on Wednesday.

Gianna Altieri scored one goal for the Lancers (5-1) and Shaye Lastella connected for the other.

There were three assists for Livingston by Sarah Ferdinand, Riley Schultz and Sydney Rubin. Isabelle Askinazy of Livingston made ...

Boys Soccer: Livingston Gets By MKA, 1-0

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Livingston High School varsity boys soccer team played another defensive-oriented game on Tuesday, this time coming away with a 1-0 victory over Montclair-Kimberley Academy.

Senior midfielder Charlie Grossman scored his fourth goal of the year in the first half for Livingston (2-3).

Lancers goalkeeper Jacob Hans made five saves for his second consecutive ...

Girls Soccer: Livingston Blanks Millburn, 2-0

MILLBURN, NJ — In a matchup between two undefeated girls soccer teams, Livingston scored one goal in each half and went on to a 2-0 victory over Millburn on Monday.

Isabella Dilanni and Jadyn Kestenbaum scored the goals for the Lancers (5-0), who got an assist from Alyssa Hartman.

Jessica Oji posted five saves to preserve the shutout, the third in a row for Livingston. The Lancers ...

Seven Candidates for Livingston Township Council Participate in Three-Hour Debate

September 23, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The seven candidates vying for three seats on the Livingston Township Council in November expressed their viewpoints on various subjects during a nearly three-hour virtual debate hosted by the Livingston League of Women Voters (LWV).

In addition to answering previously provided questions from the LWV about their strengths and weaknesses as well as their goals for the ...

Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors Receives Prestigious Community Service Award

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The rapidly growing Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors (LNHN) nonprofit organization, which assists local families in need of financial assistance and manages the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW) food pantry, was recognized on Monday night for receiving the New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award for its dedication to community service in Livingston ...

September 2022 is National Preparedness Month in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Township Council has issued a proclamation declaring September 2022 as National Preparedness Month in hopes that this will encourage community members to become more aware of both the importance of being prepared for emergencies and the planning resources that are available—especially given the unexpected circumstances residents have faced in the ...

Livingston Police Department Promotes Two, Hires Three New Officers

September 19, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Police Department (LPD) recently celebrated the promotions of Sgt. Thomas Cheff to the rank of lieutenant and Officer Gregory Drucks to the rank of Sergeant as well the hiring of officers Anthony Domanowski, Elham Dervishi and Eugene Tolliver during a special ceremony held outside 9/11 Memorial Garden.

With the mayor and council, township manager and ...

Haines Pool Vandalized and More From Livingston Police

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Sometime overnight from Sunday, Sept. 11 into Monday, Sept. 12, Livingston police an actor or actors vandalized the Mervyn V.T Haines Community Pool, where officers found numerous chairs, benches and signs strewn throughout the pool early Monday morning.

This incident is the most recent of several ongoing investigations being conducted in relation to criminal ...

Livingston 7-Year-Old with Rare Condition Models for Runway of Dreams

September 25, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A 7-year-old Livingston resident diagnosed with Mowat-Wilson syndrome—a rare condition that presents delayed development and the potential for medical challenges—recently proved that she will not let these challenges define her when she modeled for Runway of Dreams (ROD), a local nonprofit that aims to empower people with disabilities through ...

Livingston High School Spanish Teacher Pens First Children's Book

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School Spanish teacher Marisa Vosa recently wrote and published her first children's book, "The Seed and the Bee." 

Illustrated by Stacy Lodge, "The Seed and The Bee" tells the story of a seed from a far away place that found a new home and new experiences far away from its native land.

"I wrote this book because ...

Two Livingston Senior Citizens Earn Recognition for Their Artistic Talent

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Two Livingston residents—including Marilyn Posner and Angela Wang—were among the 29 local artists to receive awards in the annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show.

Posner, who was awarded first place in the non-professional craft category for “Friendship,” and Wang, who was awarded an honorable mention in the non-professional oil ...

Cooperman Barnabas Among First in State to Launch TeamBirth NJ Initiative to Enhance Patient Experience During Labor and Delivery

September 23, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility headquartered in Livingston, recently became one of only three New Jersey hospitals to launch the TeamBirth NJ initiative, an evidence-based national model for better provider and patient communication that is designed to enhance birthing experiences and improve outcomes for people giving birth and ...

Shiv’s Third Eye Hosts Well-Attended Youth Mental Wellness Fair in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Shiv’s Third Eye, a Livingston-based organization focused on youth mental health, recently hosted its first Youth Mental Wellness Fair at the Livingston Memorial Oval in order to share resources for mental wellness with local adolescents and the community at-large.

According to co-founder Shilpa Kulkarni, whose family started the organization in memory of her ...

Pakistani-Indian Fusion Restaurant Rolls & Curries Celebrates Grand Opening in Livingston

September 27, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A modern Pakistani-Indian fusion restaurant that opened its doors at 113 South Livingston Avenue this spring officially celebrated its grand opening with a commemorative ribbon cutting last week alongside members of the Livingston Township Council and Livingston Business Improvement Districts.

Rolls & Curries is a primarily takeout restaurant with in-house ...

Jersey Gal Creations Boutique Confectionery Celebrates Grand Opening in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — What began as a downtime project at home during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic for Livingston couple Joseph and Nina Parisi has since become a successful small business now known as Jersey Gal Creations, a boutique confectionery located at 45 East Northfield Road.

In addition to offering small batches of creatively designed treats such as handcrafted ...

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Breaks Ground on $225 Million Cancer Center

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night.

The freestanding outpatient facility, which is scheduled for completion in 2025, will serve as the northern hub for the integrated ...

Pakistani-Indian Fusion Restaurant Rolls & Curries Celebrates Grand Opening in Livingston

September 27, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A modern Pakistani-Indian fusion restaurant that opened its doors at 113 South Livingston Avenue this spring officially celebrated its grand opening with a commemorative ribbon cutting last week alongside members of the Livingston Township Council and Livingston Business Improvement Districts.

Rolls & Curries is a primarily takeout restaurant with in-house ...

Livingston Postpones Redevelopment Resolution for Area of Stalled Northfield Road Project

August 30, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A pending resolution declaring the corner of East Northfield Road and South Livingston Avenue—the site of a formerly approved project that called for the demolition of the Northfield Baptist Church and two adjacent retail buildings as well as the renovation of a one-story dental practice—as “an area in need of redevelopment" has ...

Help from New Jersey Headed to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Fiona

September 22, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is sending aid to Puerto Rico to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall on Sunday, September 18. The storm brought more than 20 inches of rain and heavy wind, causing major infrastructure damage and power outages to the island.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico during this devastating time," Gov. Phil ...

Chipotle to Pay New Jersey $7.75 Million to Settle Child Labor Law Violations

TRENTON, NJ — Chipotle Mexican Grill will pay the State of New Jersey a record $7.75 million to settle child labor law violations.

A 2020 New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) audit identified more than 30,000 violations that impacted minors at Chipotle locations in New Jersey. Those violations included Chipotle not abiding by limits on the number of hours ...

John Donnadio Advocates for County Government as Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of Counties

TRENTON, NJ — Sometimes, John Donnadio finds himself in 21 places at once.

As executive director of the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC), he’s an advocate for county government in Trenton and works with legislators and the governor’s office. At the local level, the NJAC is a nonpartisan and bipartisan resource for leaders and administrators in all 21 counties in New ...

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Livingston 7-Year-Old with Rare Condition Models for Runway of Dreams

September 25, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A 7-year-old Livingston resident diagnosed with Mowat-Wilson syndrome—a rare condition that presents delayed development and the potential for medical challenges—recently proved that she will not let these challenges define her when she modeled for Runway of Dreams (ROD), a local nonprofit that aims to empower people with disabilities through ...

Overlook Medical Center marks 50 years of its Family Medicine Residency program

September 19, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ – September 2022 – Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Family Medicine Residency program, marking the occasion with an event that drew together alumni of the program and health care leaders from throughout the country.

To date, the program has graduated nearly 300 family medicine physicians, many of ...

The Calais School Invites Local Community to First-Ever 5K Charity Run this Fall!

Whippany, NJ- The Calais School is excited to announce its first ever 5K Charity Run on Saturday, October 15th to support special needs children and young adults through its life-changing therapeutic services and programs including animal therapy, social skills and independent living skills building, development of work-place readiness, special needs family support, and so much more! For ...

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Sat, October 8, 7:30 AM

Orange Reservoir, West Orange

Sea Turtle Recovery's 5K Cold Stun Run/Walk

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Sun, October 9, 11:00 AM

Elmwood Park Financial Center (Parking Lot), Elwood Park

Pet Adoption Day

Essex County News: Gov. Murphy Announces Land Purchase For Essex-Hudson Greenway Project

September 15, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy came to Newark's best-known green spot to announce that a nine-mile disused railway line has been officially acquired to create a new state park that will weave a new green open space thread from New Jersey's suburbs to its cities.

"We had the partners, and we had the plan. But what we did not have was title to the land. But today, I'm ...

Agent Spotlight: Jenny Brigante

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TAPinto Wayne Celebrates 1 Million Pageviews and Counting in 2022

WAYNE, NJ — TAPinto Wayne and its owner/publisher Jon “Ferris” Meredith are celebrating a milestone — 1 million pageviews, and counting, in 2022.

It’s the second time the local news and digital marketing platform, which launched three years ago, passed the 1 million pageview mark in a calendar year. The other time was in 2020, the first full year it was ...