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Livingston Girls Track and Field Wins Super Essex Conference Championship Title

May 23, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston High School (LHS) girls track and field team will head into the Essex County Relays later this week on a high after a historic title victory at the Super Essex Conference (SEC) championships.

The Lancers placed in 14 of 16 events in the conference tournament, scoring an impressive 130 points to secure the team championship in a battle over second ...

Livingston Senior Earns Prestigious National Merit $2,500 Scholarship

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In the National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s (NMSC) second of three announcements of National Merit Scholars for 2022, Livingston High School (LHS) senior Krush Vachher, who currently plans to study computer science following her graduation from LHS, was one of 2,500 out of 15,000 students across the country to receive one of this year's National ...

Livingston Accountant Offers Tax Advice to Those Selling Homes in New Jersey

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael Karu, CPA/CFF, senior member of the award-winning accounting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, in Livingston, recently discussed the complexities involved in both selling and gifting a home in New Jersey.

His insights came in response to an anonymous reader of NJMoneyHelp.com who inquired about how his or her widowed mother’s taxes will change ...

VIDEO: Active Shooter Simulation in Jersey City, Bordentown City Plant Could Grow into Marijuana Business, 'Greta's Run' in Westfield Returns and Montville Softball Wins County Title

NEW JERSEY - First responders in Jersey City hold an active shooter drill. Plus, the former Ocean Spray plant in Bordentown City could become home to a mariujana business. And, the Montville softball team wins its first county title. Also "'Greta's Run" memorial 5k returns to Westfield, which helps raise money for local charities. 

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Heritage Middle School Quiz Bowl Team Earns Third Place in Regional Tournament

May 17, 2022

DARIEN, CT — Heritage Middle School’s eighth grade Quiz Bowl team recently earned a third-place finish at the National Academic Quiz Tournament (NAQT) Regional Quiz Bowl held in Connecticut.

With HMS science teacher and faculty advisor Breanna Willard at the helm, the team turned in a successful performance in a rigorous academic competition against 10 other teams. In addition to ...

Two Livingston Seniors Earn Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In the National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s (NMSC) first of three announcements of National Merit Scholars for 2022, Livingston High School (LHS) seniors Shourya Bansal and Daniel Siegal were named among the approximately 1,000 winners of this year’s corporate-sponsored awards.

Overall, eight LHS seniors were named finalists in the prestigious annual ...

Second Annual Happy Jack Runraiser to Be Held in Memory of Livingston's Jack Nathan

May 19, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month and to help break the stigma attached to mental illness, the Happy Jack’s World organization—the brainchild of Livingston resident Jack Nathan, whose friends and family have been keeping his legacy alive since his untimely death in 2020—is hosting its second annual “Happy Jack Runraiser” ...

Livingston Teen Raises Funds for Abandoned Pets in Ukraine

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Animal lover Morgan Immitt, a 13-year-old Livingston student choosing to help abandoned pets in Ukraine as part of her bat mitzvah project, is looking to the community for support in this endeavor.

While watching the early news coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Immitt said she was quickly overcome with compassion for the victims as well as the pets they ...

Livingston Kiwanis Karnival Continues With Hand Stamp Day and Special Needs Event

May 19, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saturday is the final day to visit the Kiwanis Club of Livingston’s annual carnival, which returned to the Kiwanis Karnival grounds on East Northfield Road earlier this week after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, residents of Livingston and surrounding communities are ...

Livingston Chinese Culture Day Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

This article was written by Livingston High School student Vera Li, a student volunteer at the Livingston HuaXia Chinese School

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After two years of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Livingston’s Chinese community finally came together at the annual Livingston Chinese Culture Day (LCCD) last weekend for an evening of performances that showcased Chinese heritage ...

Livingston Surpasses April COVID-19 Case Totals in First Half of May

May 19, 2022

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Livingston Health Department has added 106 new cases to the cumulative total since the publication of this report. The new total number of cases reported in May is 573 as of Thursday, and the five-day rolling average has dropped slightly to about 35 new cases per day. 

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After reporting more than triple the number of COVID-19 ...

Livingston Sophomore Yunfeng Wu Earns Second Place in Congressional Art Competition

May 16, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Livingston High School sophomore Yunfeng Wu has earned second place for his artwork in Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill’s fourth annual Congressional Art Competition for high school students in New Jersey’s 11th District. Wu’s piece, entitled “Chaos and Resilience,” was displayed along with the submissions of all participants during an in-person ...

Livingston Officials Authorize Funding Toward Water Mediation Project

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In an ongoing effort to remediate contamination issues recently discovered in some of the township’s wells, the Livingston Township Council adopted three ordinances on Monday that are intended to further the project along.

The first of the three bond ordinances, which were all unanimously passed, authorizes the use of approximately $6.4 million toward the ...

Livingston Seeks Help to Locate Missing Person Last Seen on Saturday, May 21

May 21, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Police Department is looking to the community for assistance in locating a missing person last seen on Saturday morning at Hudson Medical Center in Secaucus, located at 55 Meadowlands Parkway.

According to Livingston police, the missing person’s legal name is Zhihui Liu, she identified herself as “Judy” when she was seen in Secaucus ...

Livingston Police Respond to Multiple Home and Vehicle Burglaries in One Morning

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Several residents of Livingston had their vehicles entered, burglarized or stolen in the early hours of Monday morning, including one incident in which the victim’s residence was also burglarized as the homeowners slept, according to Livingston police.

At approximately 5:39 a.m., Livingston officers were first dispatched to Herbert Terrace, where they discovered ...

Livingston Girls Track and Field Wins Super Essex Conference Championship Title

May 23, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston High School (LHS) girls track and field team will head into the Essex County Relays later this week on a high after a historic title victory at the Super Essex Conference (SEC) championships.

The Lancers placed in 14 of 16 events in the conference tournament, scoring an impressive 130 points to secure the team championship in a battle over second ...

Softball: Livingston Beats Union City, 6-1, in State Tournament

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Caitlin Mullen pitched a two-hitter to lift Livingston to a 6-1 softball victory over Union City on Saturday in the Section 1, Group 4 tournament.

Mullen struck out 15 batters and walked one in seven innings. Livingston (16-7) gave her an early lead with two runs in the bottom of the first inning.

Haley Meierhofer singled and drove in two runs, Allie Nankivell went ...

Boys Lacrosse: Livingston Beats Hillsborough, 13-7, in State Tournament

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston scored nine goals in the first half and went on to a 13-7 boys lacrosse victory over Hillsborough in the first round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Group 4 tournament on Wednesday.

Noah Anzalone scored three goals and had one assist for the Lancers (12-4), who built a 9-3 lead by halftime.

Ari Rotman had two goals and two assists for Livingston, and Max ...

Livingston Chinese Culture Day Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 13, 2022

This article was written by Livingston High School student Vera Li, a student volunteer at the Livingston HuaXia Chinese School

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After two years of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Livingston’s Chinese community finally came together at the annual Livingston Chinese Culture Day (LCCD) last weekend for an evening of performances that showcased Chinese heritage ...

Livingston Student Nominated for 2022 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award

MILLBURN, NJ — Livingston High School (LHS) student Jonah Ruderman’s video submission performance of “If I Were a Rich Man” has been nominated in the Outstanding Solo Performance category of the 2022 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre.

The 2022 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards ceremony will take ...

Livingston Lancers Jazz Band Earns High Praise at Piscataway High School Jazz Festival.

PISCATAWAY, NJ — Under the direction of James Hegedus, the Livingston High School (LHS) Lancers Jazz Band recently received a Gold rating and was the only visiting high school band to earn such high praise at the Piscataway High School Jazz Festival.

The band also received the award for Best Saxophone Section, and Lancers vocalist, Zoe Parrot, received the award for Best Soloist.

Band ...

Second Annual Happy Jack Runraiser to Be Held in Memory of Livingston's Jack Nathan

May 19, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month and to help break the stigma attached to mental illness, the Happy Jack’s World organization—the brainchild of Livingston resident Jack Nathan, whose friends and family have been keeping his legacy alive since his untimely death in 2020—is hosting its second annual “Happy Jack Runraiser” ...

Livingston Surpasses April COVID-19 Case Totals in First Half of May

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Livingston Health Department has added 106 new cases to the cumulative total since the publication of this report. The new total number of cases reported in May is 573 as of Thursday, and the five-day rolling average has dropped slightly to about 35 new cases per day. 

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After reporting more than triple the number of COVID-19 ...

Livingston Accountant Offers Tax Advice to Those Selling Homes in New Jersey

May 23, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael Karu, CPA/CFF, senior member of the award-winning accounting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, in Livingston, recently discussed the complexities involved in both selling and gifting a home in New Jersey.

His insights came in response to an anonymous reader of NJMoneyHelp.com who inquired about how his or her widowed mother’s taxes will change ...

Blu Ale House Pub Receives Site Plan Approval at Livingston Circle

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A Livingston-based real estate developer’s search for a restaurant known for both its menu and its overall dining experience to replace the former Olive Garden location at the Shoppes at the Livingston Circle (277 Eisenhower Parkway) is nearly over after Eastman Companies received final site plan approval from the Livingston Planning Board to convert the existing ...

Nearly 100 Celebrate Earth Day in Livingston with Inaugural Save Soil Movement Event

May 4, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In celebration of Earth Day, nearly 100 people gathered at the Livingston Memorial Oval on Saturday for an event centered on Save Soil, a new global movement held in collaboration with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) to increase awareness of and address the need for regenerating dying soil.

The event was organized by Livingston ...

Livingston Resident Brings Save Soil Movement to Community in Celebration of Earth Day

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Save Soil, a new global movement held in collaboration with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) to increase awareness of and address the need for regenerating dying soil, comes to Livingston this weekend in celebration of Earth Day.

On Saturday, April 30, resident Swati Pandey and a group of supporters invite the community to participate ...

Livingston Residents Urged to Help Protect Trees and Woodlands on Arbor Day

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In recognition of Arbor Day, celebrated nationally each year on the last Friday in April, the Township of Livingston is encouraging residents to support efforts to protect the community’s trees and woodlands and to plant trees in order to “help promote the well-being of this community for future generations,” according to a resolution proclaiming Friday, ...

Livingston Council Takes Stand Against Route 10 Housing Project Proposal

April 27, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A developer’s request to be included in the Township of Livingston’s settlement agreement with the Fair Share Housing Center (FSHC) in order to build two residential apartment buildings with a total of 380 units, including affordable housing units, at 550 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue (Westminster Hotel) and 570 W. Mount Pleasant Avenue (Regal Bank) has been ...

New Jersey Republicans Propose Bills to Immediately Reimburse Thousands of Dollars in Surplus Money to Taxpayers

May 23, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Could New Jerseyans be getting a tax rebate?

The Republican members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to commit to expanding tax relief. An update from State Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio showed a total of more than $9 billion of tax over collections in the current year and almost $7.8 billion more in revenue ...

Assemblywomen Introduce Bill Package Tightening Punishment for Car Thieves

NEW JERSEY — The Garden State Parkway was shut down last week for miles after a crash caused by a police chase involving a car that was reported stolen. One of the suspects fled on foot through Clark. Officers caught up with him, arrested him and three other suspects who were then turned over to State Police. 

A similar incident occurred a few days later in Holmdel, ...

Gov. Murphy Announces Police Licensing Proposal Aiming to Build Community Trust

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Aiming to “lift the unfair stigma” placed on law enforcement, Gov. Phil Murphy along with Acting Attorney General Matt Platkin announced a new police licensing program that will require all law enforcement officers hold a valid, active license issued by the Police Training Commission (PTC) in order to be employed in the ...

VIDEO: Active Shooter Simulation in Jersey City, Bordentown City Plant Could Grow into Marijuana Business, 'Greta's Run' in Westfield Returns and Montville Softball Wins County Title

May 23, 2022

NEW JERSEY - First responders in Jersey City hold an active shooter drill. Plus, the former Ocean Spray plant in Bordentown City could become home to a mariujana business. And, the Montville softball team wins its first county title. Also "'Greta's Run" memorial 5k returns to Westfield, which helps raise money for local charities. 

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VIDEO: Hasbrouck Heights Scouts Clean the Community, Scholarships Awarded in South Plainfield, Rahway Educator Honored and Westfield Boy Scout Proposes Life-Saving Station

NEW JERSEY - The Girl and Boy Scouts of Hasbrouck Heights join together to clean their community. Plus, several Girl Scouts in South Plainfield receive scholarships. Also, a Rahway superintendent is honored. And a Westfield Boy Scout proposes a life-saving station near a local pond.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you ...

VIDEO: Film and TV Studio Proposed for Newark, Paterson Resident Leads Community Clean-up, Affordable Housing Opens in Elizabeth and Roxbury Student Habitat Home Transferred

NEW JERSEY - A $125 million dollar film and TV complex proposed in Newark. Plus, a Paterson native leads effort to clean up hometown. And, a house built by Roxbury students is transferred to a new lot while an affordable housing complex opens in Elizabeth. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

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NJ Legislative Leaders Urge Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ –The leaders of New Jersey’s State Legislature, Senate President Nicholas Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin, are backing the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier ...

New Brunswick Mayor Cahill Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill has thrown his support behind the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“Today, New Brunswick residents in need ...

NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

Agent Spotlight: Teresa Maegerlein

Teresa Maegerlein, Broker-Associate in the Morristown office, is dedicated to getting her clients results! Her career in real estate began in 2004. Before getting into real estate, Teresa worked on Wall Street and her financial background has proven invaluable in her current work. As useful as her hard-earned savvy has been, she knows that the most important skill for a successful business is ...

Livingston Senior Earns Prestigious National Merit $2,500 Scholarship

May 23, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In the National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s (NMSC) second of three announcements of National Merit Scholars for 2022, Livingston High School (LHS) senior Krush Vachher, who currently plans to study computer science following her graduation from LHS, was one of 2,500 out of 15,000 students across the country to receive one of this year's National ...

W League and USL2 Doubleheader Rescheduled for May 28th at Drew University

May 23, 2022

MADISON, NJ- The Morris Elite W League and USL2 games originally scheduled for June 11th, 2022 at Rutgers University Newark are now scheduled for May 28th, 2022 at Drew University. The W League game will take place at 12:00 PM and the USL2 home opener will start at 3:00 PM. Both teams will take on FA Euro. 

Morris Elite will offer free admission to all spectators and will have ...

Atlantic Health System Welcomes Chief Clinical Officer

Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce the arrival of Suja Mathew, MD, FACP, as the system’s new Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer. With decades of experience in clinical leadership and physician development, Dr. Mathew will work collaboratively to deliver innovative and high-quality care for patients across the region.

Working directly with Atlantic Health ...

Studies of the Future: Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, in Livingston, has been at the forefront of the treatment of breast cancer for decades. One way the hospital maintains its reputation as one of the best in the tri-state area is by participating in clinical trials, which are research studies that help determine if a new drug would be effective in treating a specific condition. In partnership with Rutgers ...

Community Conversations: Stepping into Summer!

Warmer weather is here, and for many people that means exercising outside, playing sports and enjoying family time. But if your winter was a quiet one, returning to activity too quickly can lead to injuries. So how can you tell the difference between a sprained ankle and something that requires a trip to a specialist? In this Community Conversation, James C. Wittig, MD, Chairman of the Department ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

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New Jersey Officials Warn of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 21, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in the State of New Jersey.

Earlier this week, Gov. Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 296 declaring a state of emergency in New Jersey to help prevent price gouging ...