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September is Library Card Signup Month at Livingston Public Library

September 19, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Public Library (LPL) is encouraging residents to take advantage of National Library Card Signup Month in September by visiting the library to open a new card, renew an existing card or to use one of the many services available to cardholders.

In addition to providing access to different worlds and cultures through thousands of books, the LPL card also ...

Field Hockey: Livingston Continues Growth of Girls Program in 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — The Livingston High School field hockey team is continuing to grow into a formidable squad after a scoreless tie against Governor Livingston on Saturday in Berkeley Heights.

“The word of the game today was to play with heart, and especially in that overtime that’s what we did,” said Livingston head coach Lila Alfaro. “We did everything we ...

Livingston Mom Addresses School Board on Suicide Awareness and Prevention 

September 18, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Midway through National Suicide Prevention Month in September and nearly two months after the death of her 14-year-old son, Shiv, Livingston mom Shilpa Kulkarni addressed the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) on Tuesday night about the challenges Shiv faced and what steps the district can take to prevent such tragedies in the future.

“As grieving parents of ...

Taking Charge of Pancreatic Cysts with Saint Barnabas Surveillance Program

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The new Pancreatic Cyst Surveillance Program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC), a high-volume pancreatic cancer center in Livingston, is using top-notch technology—and a multidisciplinary team of doctors—to evaluate a pancreatic cyst before it becomes cancerous.

According to experts at SBMC, approximately 15% of Americans are believed to have ...

Livingston Mom Addresses School Board on Suicide Awareness and Prevention 

September 18, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Midway through National Suicide Prevention Month in September and nearly two months after the death of her 14-year-old son, Shiv, Livingston mom Shilpa Kulkarni addressed the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) on Tuesday night about the challenges Shiv faced and what steps the district can take to prevent such tragedies in the future.

“As grieving parents of ...

Livingston Board of Education Votes 4-1 to Maintain Five Members

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) will continue to have five members moving forward after the current members voted 4-1 in favor of maintaining the board size over putting a seven-or nine-member board expansion to a public vote on the November ballot.

Vineeta Khanna, the newest member of the board, was the only member to vote against maintaining the ...

Livingston High School Siblings Intern with Criminal Recidivism Program in India

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Inspired by relatives from Hyderabad, India who taught them about a criminal recidivism program at Cherlapally Central Prison, Livingston siblings Nidhi and Raghav Ladda journeyed to India over the summer to participate in a three-week internship at the facility.

The siblings earned the opportunity after connecting with Rajiv Trivedi IPS, Director General of Prisons and ...

Van Dyk Health Care Sponsors Bergen-Passaic Walk to End Alzheimer’s and Educational Programs

September 15, 2021

RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ — Van Dyk Health Care, a family-owned company founded in 1953 that offers an extensive continuum of care services for assisted living, memory care, home care and social adult day care, will join the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ) as a 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s® sponsor of the Bergen-Passaic Walk.  

The ...

Livingston Football to Participate in Inaugural Bowl Game for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When the Livingston High School (LHS) varsity football team takes on West Orange on Friday, Sept. 17, the rival teams will be battling in the inaugural Trial Blazers for Kids Bowl Game in recognition of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Trial Blazers for Kids, a non-profit organization established in memory of Livingston teen Jake Kestler that aims to improve ...

Livingston Doubles September 2020 Case Total in One Week; 35% of Cases Are Residents 20 Years and Younger

September 9, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Despite being the most-vaccinated municipality in the state, the Township of Livingston has reported nearly 200 new cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of August, with approximately 35% of recent cases being reported among residents age 20 and younger.

Compared to this time last year, when there were only 21 total cases reported in all of September 2020, the ...

Booster Vaccine Doses Available at Saint Barnabas and Livingston Mall for Immunocompromised

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines is now available at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) for any area residents considered to be moderately or severely immunocompromised and will also become available to this population at the Essex County Vaccination Center located at the Livingston Mall beginning on Sept. 20.

In Livingston, where there were ...

Hundreds Attend Livingston's Ceremony of Remembrance on 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

September 12, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Hundreds of Livingston residents attended Livingston’s Ceremony of Remembrance of the September 11 attacks held at the 9/11 Living Memorial Garden adjacent to the Memorial Oval on Saturday evening. 

Garden and Ceremony Chairperson Bunnie Ratner and Liliana Branquinho of Senior, Youth & Leisure Services organized the serene and solemn event after the ...

Livingston Express Shuttle Returns to Full Schedule; Ridership Free Through September

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston announced that the Livingston Express Shuttle will be operating on its full schedule beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 7. 

The Livingston Express Shuttle provides round-trip transportation between the Livingston Mall and the South Orange Train Station (SOTS). 

The first morning pickup at the Livingston Mall is 6 a.m., and the last pickup ...

Roseland Woman Uninjured in Crash Through Windows at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza in Livingston

September 14, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — An 80-year-ol woman from Roseland was in a parking spot at 8119 Town Center Way when she hit the gas instead of the brake and accelerated through the windows of Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in Livingston.

According to the Livingston Police Department, the 2005 Jaguar wound up completely inside the building and took out non-loading-bearing wall at approximately ...

Livingston Resident Facilitates Food Donations for First Responders in Aftermath of Hurricane Ida

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When Lara Saft heard about the heroic first responders battling Tropical Storm Ida’s relentless and destructive downpour to rescue stranded motorists, remove fallen branches and more, she knew neighbors and friends would jump at the opportunity to thank them for their bravery and resolve.

Within 24 hours of posting on social media about her plans to collect ...

Unusually Steep Municipal Budget Hike Leads to Less Than 2% Overall Tax Increase in Livingston

September 15, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Citing reasons that were “virtually all out of [the township’s] control,” Livingston Township Manager Barry Lewis presented the 2021 municipal budget on Monday with a 6.6% increase to the average Livingston homeowner after the township adopted its municipal budget with a 0% tax increase in 2020.

Lewis emphasized that because the municipal ...

Field Hockey: Livingston Continues Growth of Girls Program in 2021

September 19, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — The Livingston High School field hockey team is continuing to grow into a formidable squad after a scoreless tie against Governor Livingston on Saturday in Berkeley Heights.

“The word of the game today was to play with heart, and especially in that overtime that’s what we did,” said Livingston head coach Lila Alfaro. “We did everything we ...

Friends, Family, Faculty Continue to Follow Livingston Grad Frank Schwindel's MLB Journey

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, was alive with chants of “Frank the Tank” this week as dozens of local supporters of Livingston Public Schools (LPS) baseball alumnus Frank Schwindel filled the stands to witness the latest in the Chicago Cubs first baseman’s major league journey.

Among the friends and family who could be seen in ...

Boys Soccer: Livingston Shuts Out Bloomfield, 2-0

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston High School (LHS) boys soccer team came alive after a scoreless first half and went on to a 2-0 victory over Bloomfield on Tuesday.

Charlie Grossman scored both goals for the Lancers, getting a pair of assists from Jared Fiske as Livingston outshot the Bengals, 9-7.

Logan Paredes made three saves for Livingston, and Jacob Hans also had a save ...

Livingston Accountant Advises on Possible Tax Consequences Amid Divorce

August 25, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In response to recent inquiries about potential tax consequences in the face of a divorce, and particularly the possibility of receiving a check as part of a divorce settlement, exempt from tax, local accountant Michael Karu, the senior member of Livingston’s Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, has provided insight to those seeking advice in such ...

Livingston to Resume Cannabis Discussion as Regulatory Commission Reveals State Guidelines

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) voted on Thursday to adopt the first set of rules that will guide the cultivation, manufacture and sale of recreational cannabis in the state, Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein said he expects the township council to resume its conversation about moving forward with some of the available cannabis business licenses as ...

September is Library Card Signup Month at Livingston Public Library

September 19, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Public Library (LPL) is encouraging residents to take advantage of National Library Card Signup Month in September by visiting the library to open a new card, renew an existing card or to use one of the many services available to cardholders.

In addition to providing access to different worlds and cultures through thousands of books, the LPL card also ...

Livingston Multicultural Parents Association Hosts Ink-Painting Workshop for Local Youth

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Local students in kindergarten through grade five recently enjoyed an ink-painting workshop at the Livingston Public Library thanks to the Livingston Multicultural Parents Association (LMPA), which was formed earlier this year in an effort to build a bridge and increase communication between Livingston’s Chinese population and the general community.

During the ...

Livingston Arts Association Announces Fall 2021 Abstract Painting Classes

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Recognizing a high local interest in abstract art, the Livingston Arts Association has announced two new classes to its fall 2021 schedule, including “Abstract Exploration for All Media” on Thursday mornings and “Mixed Media Abstracts” on Friday afternoons.

“Abstract Exploration for All Media” is an 11-week class beginning on ...

Livingston Township Arranges for Special Pickup of Storm-Damaged Debris Only

September 8, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As a result of flash floods caused by Hurricane Ida last week, the Township of Livingston has arranged to have a special bulk pickup scheduled for storm-damaged items only in mid-September in partnership with the township’s waste management vendor RTS, Inc.

In order to provide residents with sufficient time to place debris out for collection, pickups will ...

Livingston Offices Closed, Garbage and Recycling Canceled on Labor Day

LIVINGSTON, NJ — All Livingston Township offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 6 and there will be no garbage or recycling collection in honor of the Labor Day holiday.

All township offices will reopen during regular business hours on Tuesday, Sept. 7. Residents are reminded that summer hours are still in effect for non-emergency township offices, so the hours of operation on Friday, ...

Livingston's Temple B'nai Abraham Hosts Blood Drive to Help Alleviate Nationwide Shortage

September 4, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Twenty pints of blood were donated at Temple B’nai Abraham (TBA) in Livingston during its blood drive on Aug. 30 during the first blood drive the synagogue was able to host since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic 

Over the last 18 months, hospitals across the county, state and country have faced severe blood supply shortages. Sponsored ...

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Livingston Youth Organization for Human Services Ramps Up Volunteer Efforts in Summer 2021

September 8, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After a successful school year of assisting countless New Jersey citizens in need, the Livingston Youth Organization for Human Services (LYOHS) carried forward its momentum and proliferated its efforts over the summer of 2021.

“In a time where the plight of those affected by socioeconomic disparities has been exacerbated worldwide, we felt responsible to expand our ...

Friends, Family, Faculty Continue to Follow Livingston Grad Frank Schwindel's MLB Journey

September 17, 2021

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, was alive with chants of “Frank the Tank” this week as dozens of local supporters of Livingston Public Schools (LPS) baseball alumnus Frank Schwindel filled the stands to witness the latest in the Chicago Cubs first baseman’s major league journey.

Among the friends and family who could be seen in ...

Prime Healthcare's New Jersey Hospitals Announce Termination of Contract with UnitedHealthcare

September 19, 2021

DENVILLE, NJ — Prime Healthcare’s New Jersey hospitals announced its decision to terminate its contracts with UnitedHealthcare, citing that they are being significantly underpaid compared to the rates of neighboring facilities. The decision to terminate its contracts with United specifically impacts Saint Clare’s Health in Denville, Dover and Boonton, Saint Michael’s ...

YMCA Offers Fall Membership Savings and Chance to Win $5,000

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The West Essex YMCA welcomes new members this fall with special opportunities to save on membership and be eligible to win $5,000.

“As new school-year routines start, the fall is a perfect time to join or rejoin the Y, where you’ll find enrichment and wellness opportunities for all ages, and a community of support for you and your family’s health ...

​​​​​​​Paper Mill Playhouse Announces Cast and Creative Team for Songs for a New World

MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director; Michael Stotts- Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced the cast and creative team for the opening production of the company’s 2021-2022 season, Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World, directed by Producing Artistic Director Mark S.

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Mon, September 20, 7:00 PM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

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Wed, September 22, 11:00 AM

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The Bountiful Herb Garden: Harvesting & ...

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How to Remove Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

What are Spotted Lanternflies?

Spotted Lanternflies were first spotted in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since 2014, they have spread to more than seven states, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Spotted Lanternflies are an invasive species having the potential to cause devastating damage to vegetation and agricultural businesses.

Why Are Stinging Insects So Aggressive in the Fall?

During the early summer months, hornets and yellow jackets rarely come out and sting people. So why do they become so aggressive during the late summer and fall? The reason has to do with how they spend their time in the summer versus what they’re doing in the fall!

The Life of A Stinging Insect

Most stinging insects are social, meaning they start and build a new colony every year ...

Morristown Medical Center Surgeons 1st in U.S. to Use Minimally Invasive Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT) With Advanced Imaging for Flexible Scoliosis Correction

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center fellowship-trained scoliosis surgeon Jason E. Lowenstein, MD, leads the only surgical team in New Jersey to use a new, FDA-approved tethering system for minimally invasive scoliosis surgery that provides for flexible spinal deformity correction and faster healing. The team is also the first in the nation to use a new type of portable CT ...

TAPinto Wayne's Meredith Wins 2021 NJ-SPJ Outstanding Rookie Award

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Morris made headlines in the late 1990s as one of the oldest rookies in professional baseball. He made his Major League debut as a 35-year-old for the, then, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and his story was so popular that Walt Disney Pictures dramatized it in the 2002 movie “The Rookie” starring Dennis Quaid.

What made the ...

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Van Dyk Health Care Sponsors Bergen-Passaic Walk to End Alzheimer’s and Educational Programs

September 15, 2021

RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ — Van Dyk Health Care, a family-owned company founded in 1953 that offers an extensive continuum of care services for assisted living, memory care, home care and social adult day care, will join the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ) as a 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s® sponsor of the Bergen-Passaic Walk.  

The ...