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Livingston Middle School Students Earn Top Spots in Virtual Forensics Competition

May 28, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Heritage Middle School (HMS) students Dasara Kurti, Joanna Liu and Sylvie Friedman took top spots in the Oratorical Declamation and Interpretive Reading sections of the 2020 Union Catholic Forensics competition, which was held virtually on May 18.

Friedman placed first in the Interpretive Reading competition while Kurti and Liu took first and second place, ...

Livingston Cancels July 4th Celebration; Provides Updates on Programs and Services

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although Livingston programs and events continue to be affected by the pandemic—including the latest status updates provided below on popular township events such as the annual 4th of July celebration, Youth Appreciation Week, summer gazebo concerts and more—the township continues to provide essential services to all residents and has gradually been adding other ...

Livingston Superintendent Reacts to Governor's Decision to Allow July Graduations

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies—something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing orders.

According to Murphy, the graduation ceremonies will be permitted to begin after July ...

Alzheimer’s Association Calls for Action as NJ Nursing Home Crisis Grows

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — As COVID-19 continues to threaten the health of millions in New Jersey and throughout the country, evidence also continues to demonstrate that nursing homes and assisted living communities are being ravaged by the pandemic.

The Alzheimer’s Association recently released guidance urging lawmakers to implement new policies to address the nursing homes and ...

Livingston Superintendent Reacts to Governor's Decision to Allow July Graduations

May 26, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies—something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing orders.

According to Murphy, the graduation ceremonies will be permitted to begin after July ...

No New Coronavirus Cases in Livingston Sunday; NJ Hospitalizations Down Sharply

LIVINGSTON, NJ — There were no additional cases of COVID-19 reported in Livingston on Sunday, according to data provided by Essex County

The total of COVID-19 related cases in Livingston as of Sunday morning was 471. There have been 66 deaths in the township attributed to the virus. Essex County data shows 12 new coronavirus cases in Livingston over the last six days.

Essex County ...

Livingston Chief Urges Caution as Murphy Allows Outdoor Gatherings of 25

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the 10-person limit on outdoor gatherings on Friday and has granted up to 25 to congregate so long as all individuals adhere to the proper COVID-19 safety protocols. 

Altering the restrictions does not impact indoor gatherings, which remain capped at 10 ...

Alzheimer’s Association Calls for Action as NJ Nursing Home Crisis Grows

May 26, 2020

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — As COVID-19 continues to threaten the health of millions in New Jersey and throughout the country, evidence also continues to demonstrate that nursing homes and assisted living communities are being ravaged by the pandemic.

The Alzheimer’s Association recently released guidance urging lawmakers to implement new policies to address the nursing homes and ...

No New Coronavirus Cases in Livingston Sunday; NJ Hospitalizations Down Sharply

LIVINGSTON, NJ — There were no additional cases of COVID-19 reported in Livingston on Sunday, according to data provided by Essex County

The total of COVID-19 related cases in Livingston as of Sunday morning was 471. There have been 66 deaths in the township attributed to the virus. Essex County data shows 12 new coronavirus cases in Livingston over the last six days.

Essex County ...

Overlook Medical Center in Summit Discharges 700th Coronavirus Patient to Recovery

SUMMIT, NJ — Overlook Medical Center in Summit, part of Atlantic Health System, on Wednesday discharged its 700th patient — a woman from Union Township — treated for COVID-19 back to recovery last week.

"This pandemic has crystallized why those of us at Overlook and throughout Atlantic Health System pursued the calling of health care — to help ...

Livingston Key Club Shares Special Video Message to Honor Veterans

May 25, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Shortly after Livingston High School (LHS) Key Club President Priela Safran approached Livingston’s Senior, Youth & Leisure Services (SYLS) about what the club could do to help senior citizens during the health crisis, club members compiled a handful of video messages into the following montage as a special way to honor veterans on Memorial ...

Livingston Officials Urge Public to Remember Veterans, Provide Updates on Garbage/Recycling

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although Livingston’s annual Memorial Day ceremony and parade have been canceled this year due to the pandemic, the Township of Livingston reminds residents that all township buildings and facilities, including all fields and courts, remain closed to the public through the holiday weekend and until further notice.

Officials also urged all community members to ...

Essex County Emergency Food Distribution to be Held May 28

MONTCLAIR, NJ — An Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event will be held on Thursday, May 28 at the Charles H. Bullock School in Montclair to help families negatively impacted by coronavirus.

The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who have been forced out of work and are not able to afford food. 

The event will be held as ...

Livingston Middle School Students Earn Top Spots in Virtual Forensics Competition

May 28, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Heritage Middle School (HMS) students Dasara Kurti, Joanna Liu and Sylvie Friedman took top spots in the Oratorical Declamation and Interpretive Reading sections of the 2020 Union Catholic Forensics competition, which was held virtually on May 18.

Friedman placed first in the Interpretive Reading competition while Kurti and Liu took first and second place, ...

Livingston Superintendent Reacts to Governor's Decision to Allow July Graduations

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies—something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing orders.

According to Murphy, the graduation ceremonies will be permitted to begin after July ...

Livingston Public Schools Present Update on District Finances

LIVINGSTON, NJ — While updating the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) on district finances during Monday’s board meeting, Business Administrator Steve Robinson confirmed that Livingston Public Schools (LPS) intends to apply for the $100,204 grant that recently became available through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSERF).

The ESSERF was ...

Livingston Police Respond to Domestic Disturbance, Pedestrian Struck and More

May 23, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the Livingston Police Department recently responded to a domestic disturbance that led to an arrest, a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian and the theft of a package. 

Domestic Dispute Leads to Arrest of East Orange Man

Police were called to a Thames Drive residence just before 7 p.m. on May 18 on a report of an “unwanted ...

Livingston Chief Urges Caution as Murphy Allows Outdoor Gatherings of 25

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the 10-person limit on outdoor gatherings on Friday and has granted up to 25 to congregate so long as all individuals adhere to the proper COVID-19 safety protocols. 

Altering the restrictions does not impact indoor gatherings, which remain capped at 10 ...

Livingston Cancels July 4th Celebration; Provides Updates on Programs and Services

May 28, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although Livingston programs and events continue to be affected by the pandemic—including the latest status updates provided below on popular township events such as the annual 4th of July celebration, Youth Appreciation Week, summer gazebo concerts and more—the township continues to provide essential services to all residents and has gradually been adding other ...

Livingston Officials Urge Public to Remember Veterans, Provide Updates on Garbage/Recycling

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although Livingston’s annual Memorial Day ceremony and parade have been canceled this year due to the pandemic, the Township of Livingston reminds residents that all township buildings and facilities, including all fields and courts, remain closed to the public through the holiday weekend and until further notice.

Officials also urged all community members to ...

Livingston Chief Urges Caution as Murphy Allows Outdoor Gatherings of 25

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the 10-person limit on outdoor gatherings on Friday and has granted up to 25 to congregate so long as all individuals adhere to the proper COVID-19 safety protocols. 

Altering the restrictions does not impact indoor gatherings, which remain capped at 10 ...

Livingston Tennis and Pickleball Courts Reopen with Restrictions

May 16, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Municipal tennis and pickleball courts have officially been reopened in the Township of Livingston as of Saturday morning with new safety protocols being put in places to ensure the health and safety of all players.  

If these protocols are not followed, the township reserves the right to close the courts again in order to prevent potential spread of the ...

Petition Started to Allow Baseball to be Played in New Jersey

NEW JERSEY -- The NJ Baseball Coalition has organized a petition to "allow baseball to be played in New Jersey." So far, 42 baseball clubs and organizations in the state have supported the coalition, which aims to "provide a safe way to be able to reopen baseball".

Spring high school sports officially were canceled in New Jersey by the NJSIAA last week after Gov. Phil ...

Super Essex Conference Basketball Realignment Includes a Change for Livingston Girls Basketball

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- The Livingston girls basketball team will be changing divisions next winter, while the boys basketball team will remain in its current division.

The girls' program will move up to the Liberty Division of the Super Essex Conference from the Colonial Division in which it resided this past winter. The Liberty Division is considered the second most competitive of the ...

Livingston Teen's Organization Empowers Girls to Pursue Careers in Technology

May 20, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — While taking various courses in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Livingston teen Molly Cantillon and Millburn teen Melanie Herbert recognized a gender gap in technology and entrepreneurship that they aspire to fill through an organization they recently established together.

GirlTechBoss, now a recognized 501©3 non-profit ...

Livingston Resident Named Top Style "Mompreneur" in New Jersey

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In New Jersey Family’s first-ever Mompreneur of the Year contest, which recognizes small businesses owned and operated by New Jersey mom, Livingston mother of three Mona Malhorta was named the winner in the “Style” category for her business, The Millionaires Closet.

Working primarily from her Livingston home, Malhorta works with consignors to ...

Grant Program Established to Help Livingston Businesses Reopen

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Recognizing local businesses as “an important part of [the Livingston] community’s identity,” the Livingston Business Improvement District (BID) recently partnered with the Township of Livingston to support independently owned businesses with the community that have been unexpectedly devastated by the COVID-19 crisis.

Together, the township and the BID ...

Livingston Cancels July 4th Celebration; Provides Updates on Programs and Services

May 28, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although Livingston programs and events continue to be affected by the pandemic—including the latest status updates provided below on popular township events such as the annual 4th of July celebration, Youth Appreciation Week, summer gazebo concerts and more—the township continues to provide essential services to all residents and has gradually been adding other ...

Livingston Key Club Shares Special Video Message to Honor Veterans

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Shortly after Livingston High School (LHS) Key Club President Priela Safran approached Livingston’s Senior, Youth & Leisure Services (SYLS) about what the club could do to help senior citizens during the health crisis, club members compiled a handful of video messages into the following montage as a special way to honor veterans on Memorial ...

18-Day “Livingston’s Got Talent” Event to Benefit Livingston Philanthropies, Inc.

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Local comediennes Jennifer Bahler and Ilana Saltzman recently produced an 18-day series called “Livingston’s Got Talent” (LGT), which will feature daily video clips of Livingston residents showcasing their expertise from May 16 to June 2 and will benefit Livingston Philanthropies, Inc. (LPI).

Inspired by the recent ‘”Livingston ...

Pompton Plains Man Admits to 2017 Bomb Threat at Livingston Temple

May 26, 2020

NEWARK, NJ – A 38-year-old man from Pompton Plains in Morris County has admitted to maliciously calling in a bomb threat to a religious institution in Livingston in 2017, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

James Triano pleaded guilty via videoconference before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty on Tuesday to an indictment charging him with maliciously conveying false information ...

Livingston Public Works Department Resumes Weekly Metal Pickup

May 8, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Weekly metal recycling collection, which had been temporarily suspended as a safety precaution due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has officially resumed in the Township of Livingston.

The Livingston Department of Public Works picks up items each Friday by appointment only. Residents who have metal items to be collected should schedule an appointment by noon on the day before ...

Pompton Plains Man Admits to 2017 Bomb Threat at Livingston Temple

May 26, 2020

NEWARK, NJ – A 38-year-old man from Pompton Plains in Morris County has admitted to maliciously calling in a bomb threat to a religious institution in Livingston in 2017, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

James Triano pleaded guilty via videoconference before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty on Tuesday to an indictment charging him with maliciously conveying false information ...

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Essex County Emergency Food Distribution to be Held May 28

May 24, 2020

MONTCLAIR, NJ — An Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event will be held on Thursday, May 28 at the Charles H. Bullock School in Montclair to help families negatively impacted by coronavirus.

The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who have been forced out of work and are not able to afford food. 

The event will be held as ...

Consider School Board Candidacy for Livingston Public Schools

May 27, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Local school board membership is a challenging and rewarding way to serve your community and its schoolchildren. Now is the time to consider school board candidacy for the Livingston Board of Education. In November, voters will elect one candidate to serve for three years.

A candidate must file a nominating petition with the county clerk for his or her name to appear on ...

Surprising Benefits of the Virtual Visit

When Atlantic Health System put telehealth into effect to help control the spread of COVID-19, I thought, I’m going to hate it. I felt strongly that there’s no substitute for in-person visits, and expected that trying to communicate using video apps would be cumbersome. So I was surprised to find that there are some real benefits to virtual medicine.

I noticed, for example, a ...

Protect Your Health: Do Not Put Off Important Medical Care

The safety of patients and team members is Atlantic Health System’s top priority. To make sure emergency departments across Atlantic Health’s hospitals remain safe for every patient who enters, reconfigured processes and facilities are in place to optimize safety and improve the patient experience.

All care is delivered with strict rules around social distancing, universal mask ...

Atlantic Health System Earns New Level of Recognition for Environmental Sustainability, its Overlook Campus Again Taking Top Honors

Atlantic Health System achieved a new level of recognition for its accomplishments in environmental sustainability, receiving the System for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. Its Overlook Medical Center once again earned Practice Greenhealth’s highest honor, the Top 25 Environmental ...

Community Conversations: Returning to a New Normal

Join Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO of Atlantic Health System, for a look at how hospitals are seeing a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel and delivering safe and accessible care to every patient.

 

Keeping Our Medical Centers Safe: Emergency Services at Atlantic Health System

At Atlantic Health System the safety of our patients and team members is our top priority. Here are a few ways we are keeping our hospitals safe for you and your families. Please don’t delay seeking important care. To learn more, visit https://www.atlantichealth.org

 

Community Conversation: 3 Things About Our Hospitals You’re Not Hearing in the News

In Atlantic Health System’s latest Community Conversation, Amy Perry, CEO, Hospital Division, Senior Vice President, Integrated Care Delivery, Atlantic Health System, shares the keys to our response to COVID-19 and some of the incredible stories taking place inside our medical centers.

 

NJ's Unemployment Rate Soars to Highest On Record

May 22, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – The head of the state's Department of Labor said Thursday that the measures enacted to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 have resulted in the state’s unemployment numbers soaring to their highest recorded levels.

Robert Asaro-Angelo said that the state’s unemployment rate has hit 15.3% - the highest level since the state first started recording the ...