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Livingston Officer Named Essex County Crime Prevention Officer of the Year

May 20, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ – During this year’s “Essex County Police and Public Safety Expo” held at the Livingston Mall—where Livingston police officers joined the county’s Crime Prevention Officers Association in its effort to create partnerships among the law enforcement community and reduce crime throughout Essex County—Livingston Officer Kevin Mullaney earned ...

Daughters of Israel Celebrates Soulful Living with In-House “Chopped” Competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Daughters of Israel (DOI) in West Orange held its first-ever “Chopped” competition on Thursday as part of the nursing home’s weeklong celebration of the skilled nursing care facility professionals who care for nearly 300 residents who currently call DOI home.

Throughout National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW)—a national celebration of ...

South Asian Women Rising Networking Group Expands in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In October of 2018, a few South Asian women under the leadership of Livingston resident Khyati Dutt decided to start meeting regularly to talk about their career goals and aspirations, while trying to balance not just work but familial commitments and an active social life. 

As one of the early members of LeanIn NYC, which started in 2013, Dutt served as ...

Livingston Native to Bike Cross-Country for Young Adults with Cancer

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When Livingston resident Suchan "Paul" Park graduates this week from Boston College, he will be gearing up to participate in the Ulman Foundation’s "4K for Cancer," a cross-country biking fundraiser that covers 4,000 miles in 70 days from Baltimore to San Francisco.

The bikers, who are all between the ages ...

Livingston High School Has Two National Merit Scholarship Winners

May 18, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two students at Livingston High School have been awarded scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for 2019.

Vanessa Hu and David Lin each were awarded National Merit $2,500 scholarships supported by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation's own funds.

Hu has listed her probable career field as linguistics. Lin listed computer science as ...

Livingston Senior Rohat Chari Receives $200,000 Navy ROTC Scholarship

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School senior Rohat Chari was recently selected to receive a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship worth up to $200,000 through a highly competitive national selection process.

According to Livingston Public Schools, which recently enjoyed a visit from Petty Officer Makenzie Holmes to present Chari with a ceremonial scholarship ...

Water Purification Research Earns Prestigious Scholarship for Livingston Student

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Vivek Kanpa, a senior at Livingston High School, recently received the pretigious Dr. Joseph J. Soporowski, Jr. Scholarship from the New Jersey Water Environment Association—awarded annually to a New Jersey high school senior who “demonstrates a commitment to the preservation and enhancement of the water environment.”

The scholarship ...

Livingston Officer Named Essex County Crime Prevention Officer of the Year

May 20, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ – During this year’s “Essex County Police and Public Safety Expo” held at the Livingston Mall—where Livingston police officers joined the county’s Crime Prevention Officers Association in its effort to create partnerships among the law enforcement community and reduce crime throughout Essex County—Livingston Officer Kevin Mullaney earned ...

DSW Receives Bomb Threat, Police Car Catches Fire & More from Livingston Police

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Police are currently investigating the source of a bomb threat made to DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse in Livingston on Thursday morning that caused the shoe store and adjoining stores to evacuate.

According to Livingston police, the manager of DSW, located at 530 W Mt Pleasant Ave., reported just after 11 a.m. that man called the store through the main number with a ...

Livingston Police Officer Bonds with Members of iStrive Autism Group

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Officer Kevin Mullaney of Livingston’s Community Policing Unit recently visited the iStrive Saturday program and spoke about police community outreach.

The group participating in iStrive—an acronym for Socialization, Transition, Relationship building, Independence, Vocational and Emotional intelligence—is comprised of well-functioning individuals on the ...

Livingston Crowns Three Conference Champions on Boys Track & Field Squad

May 19, 2019

NEWARK, NJ — The Livingston High School (LHS) boys track and field team broke yet another LHS record and also crowned three Super Essex Conference (SEC) champions after placing third overall with 73.33 points in the SEC American Division Championships held at Newark Schools Stadium.

Seven teams competed for the title of the toughest division in the conference, with Livingston ...

Girls Lacrosse: Livingston Bombards Randolph, 20-10, in State Tournament

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Emily Gaffney fired in six goals to lead Livingston to a 20-10 girls lacrosse victory over Randolph in the quarterfinal round of the Section 1, Group 4 state tournament on Friday.

Kelly O'Connor finished with four goals and two assists, Hayley Locke had two goals and two assists and Carsyn Balter two goals and one assist for the Lancers (12-5), who had a 13-5 halftime ...

Softball: Livingston Drubs Bloomfield, 7-1, in State Tournament

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Sophomore pitcher Jess Bullion pitched a three-hitter to lead Livingston to a 7-1 softball victory over Bloomfield in the Section 1, Group 4 state tournament on Thursday.

Deja Robinson drove in three runs for the Lancers (18-6), who scored two runs in the first inning, two runs in the fourth inning and three more in the sixth inning. Robinson was 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Livingston Native to Bike Cross-Country for Young Adults with Cancer

May 19, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When Livingston resident Suchan "Paul" Park graduates this week from Boston College, he will be gearing up to participate in the Ulman Foundation’s "4K for Cancer," a cross-country biking fundraiser that covers 4,000 miles in 70 days from Baltimore to San Francisco.

The bikers, who are all between the ages ...

Livingston Senior Honored at Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Claire Seidner Scholz of Livingston was recently one of five senior citizens honored with an "Essex County Legends Award" at the county's annual Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration held at the Robert O'Toole Building in Cedar Grove Park.

During the ceremony, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Division of Senior ...

LACD Event Showcases Talents of Livingston's Special Needs Community

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The talents of Livingston’s special needs community were on display last week when the Livingston Advisory Committee for Disabilities (LACD) hosted its third annual talent show at the Livingston Senior and Community Center, featuring performances spanning from singing to readings of original poetry.

“At the LACD's third annual talent show for people ...

Livingston Council Reluctantly Votes on Property Despite Lack of Elevators

May 9, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a unanimous vote on a zoning ordinance that the Livingston Township Council was proud to come to an agreement on, the members of the governing body were less pleased to approve a second zoning ordinance on Monday that they were not in favor of, but had to adopt in order to avoid a lawsuit.

At the recommendation of counsel, the governing body ...

Livingston Council Comes to Decision on Sunrise Senior Living Facility

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After keeping the public hearing open over the last few months in order to assuage some public concerns, the Livingston Township Council voted unanimously on Monday to approve an ordinance creating inclusionary assisted living conditional use of a property located the area of South Orange and Passaic avenues.

According to the ordinance, increasing life ...

Daughters of Israel Celebrates Soulful Living with In-House “Chopped” Competition

May 20, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Daughters of Israel (DOI) in West Orange held its first-ever “Chopped” competition on Thursday as part of the nursing home’s weeklong celebration of the skilled nursing care facility professionals who care for nearly 300 residents who currently call DOI home.

Throughout National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW)—a national celebration of ...

South Asian Women Rising Networking Group Expands in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In October of 2018, a few South Asian women under the leadership of Livingston resident Khyati Dutt decided to start meeting regularly to talk about their career goals and aspirations, while trying to balance not just work but familial commitments and an active social life. 

As one of the early members of LeanIn NYC, which started in 2013, Dutt served as ...

Excel Physical Therapy Expands to Essex County with New Livingston Location

Livingston office housed in the space long-occupied by iconic retailer Sams Fine Men’s Clothing 

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Excel Orthopedic Physical Therapy (“EXCEL”), New Jersey’s premier provider of orthopedic physical therapy since 1990, last week opened an office at 555 S Livingston Avenue at the former site of historic Livingston retailer Sams Fine Men’s ...

Toddlers, Teens and Adults Alike Enjoy Livingston's 2019 Kiwanis Karnival

May 16, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Daredevils, gamers and foodies eagerly anticipate Livingston’s Kiwanis Karnival all year long—and last week, the Kiwanis Club of Livingston delivered a festive and memorable experience for all.

Some visitors enjoyed the towering Ferris wheels and ornate carousel while others sought some thrill on the Zero Gravity, Chaos and Pharaoh’s Fury ...

Livingston Community Celebrates Israeli Independence Day

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Livingston Committee for Diversity & Inclusion (LCDI) joined forces with the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest to celebrate Israel’s 71st birthday at the Livingston Senior and Community Center last week. The jubilant event was packed with fun activities, community and Jewish organizations, government officials and hundreds of ...

LACD Event Showcases Talents of Livingston's Special Needs Community

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The talents of Livingston’s special needs community were on display last week when the Livingston Advisory Committee for Disabilities (LACD) hosted its third annual talent show at the Livingston Senior and Community Center, featuring performances spanning from singing to readings of original poetry.

“At the LACD's third annual talent show for people ...

Livingston Native to Bike Cross-Country for Young Adults with Cancer

May 19, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When Livingston resident Suchan "Paul" Park graduates this week from Boston College, he will be gearing up to participate in the Ulman Foundation’s "4K for Cancer," a cross-country biking fundraiser that covers 4,000 miles in 70 days from Baltimore to San Francisco.

The bikers, who are all between the ages ...

Excel Physical Therapy Expands to Essex County with New Livingston Location

Livingston office housed in the space long-occupied by iconic retailer Sams Fine Men’s Clothing 

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Excel Orthopedic Physical Therapy (“EXCEL”), New Jersey’s premier provider of orthopedic physical therapy since 1990, last week opened an office at 555 S Livingston Avenue at the former site of historic Livingston retailer Sams Fine Men’s ...

24-Hour Gym Fitness 1440 Celebrates Grand Opening in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Fitness 1440, a new Livingston-based fitness studio that offers its members 24-hour availability as well as state-of-the-art equipment and intense group workout classes, celebrated its official grand opening on Monday with a ceremonial ribbon cutting.

Joining Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) members in welcoming Fitness 1440 owners Natalia and Rob Kumar and ...

Daughters of Israel Celebrates Soulful Living with In-House “Chopped” Competition

May 20, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Daughters of Israel (DOI) in West Orange held its first-ever “Chopped” competition on Thursday as part of the nursing home’s weeklong celebration of the skilled nursing care facility professionals who care for nearly 300 residents who currently call DOI home.

Throughout National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW)—a national celebration of ...

Dine Locally on Mother's Day with Specials at PAR440 and St. James's Gate

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Looking for a place to celebrate Mother's Day with mom or the whole family? Some local restaurants are offering specials in celebration of the holiday. 

Brunch will be served at St. James's Gate Publick House on Sunday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. St. James's will also have dinner with a special prime rib from 4 to 9 p.m. at 167 ...

Livingston Releases 2019 Water Quality Report Online and in Hard Copy

May 16, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Township of Livingston announced this week that its 2019 Water Quality Report, which is designed to inform residents about the quality water and services that the township delivers to them every day, is now available online and in hard copy.

According to Junior Utility Engineer Nathan Kiracofe, who encourages all residents to read the report, postcards have been ...

Hundreds Volunteer for Third Annual Pick It Up! Livingston Event

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston residents reported to duty on Sunday to collect litter in eight locations throughout town for the third annual Pick it Up! Livingston event, an Earth Day initiative that began in 2016. Donning safety vests and gloves, the volunteers set out with trash bags to find and remove any trash in their designated areas.

The town-wide cleanup event, organized by Shawn ...

Livingston Trails & Greenways Committee Begins Cleanup at Passaic River

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In conjunction with the Essex County Environmental Center, The AmeriCorps NJ Water Shed Ambassador and REI co-op, the Livingston Trails and Greenways Committee (T&G) recently held its first Passaic River Cleanup at the proposed Okner Fields Canoe-Kayak Storage and Launch facility.

The crew cleaned up the proposed launch and storage area, cleared snags on the river ...

Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman's Jerry Bellizzi Begins Work as Advanced Planning Director

April 22, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Since assuming the position of advanced planning director at Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel in Livingston last year, Jerry Bellizzi has gone about his role with some specific objectives in mind.

"I wanted to bring my commitment to serve the Jewish community and prepare a dignified  funeral with very specific Jewish traditions that we ...

Jordan Baris, Inc. Realtors Joins Real Living Real Estate Brokerage Network

May 17, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Jordan Baris Inc. Realtors, with offices in Livingston and West Orange, has joined Real Living Real Estate, one of the nation’s leading real estate franchisors and a member of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage networks.

The company will now operate as Jordan Baris Inc., Realtors Real Living.

Led by president Ken Baris, one of RIS ...

Livingston Council Reluctantly Votes on Property Despite Lack of Elevators

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a unanimous vote on a zoning ordinance that the Livingston Township Council was proud to come to an agreement on, the members of the governing body were less pleased to approve a second zoning ordinance on Monday that they were not in favor of, but had to adopt in order to avoid a lawsuit.

At the recommendation of counsel, the governing body ...

Livingston Council Comes to Decision on Sunrise Senior Living Facility

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After keeping the public hearing open over the last few months in order to assuage some public concerns, the Livingston Township Council voted unanimously on Monday to approve an ordinance creating inclusionary assisted living conditional use of a property located the area of South Orange and Passaic avenues.

According to the ordinance, increasing life ...

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Livingston's Philmon Mehari a Runner to Watch as Spring Track Meets Heat Up

May 14, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The most prestigious spring track meets are about to shift into high gear over the next few weekends, and Philmon Mehari of Livingston has been training and being properly paced for this time of then season.

"In the Super Essex Conference meet, he will run the mile and the 800 [meter]," said Livingston spring track head coach Dave Czeizinger. "After ...

Tropical Smoothie Café: One-Year Anniversary Celebration

May 15, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Tropical Smoothie Café in Livingston is celebrating its one-year anniversary! The café, located at the Corner at Livingston Circle, will celebrate with several raffles, product tastings and special menu deals: 


All day on Friday, May 17, smoothies will be only $1.99 with the purchase of an entree!


Enter ...

Help a New Mom Bond with Her Baby at CardioYoga

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Just had a baby, or know someone who has?

Motherhood is an amazing experience, but sometimes it can be overwhelming and lonely. Maternity leave can leave moms feeling isolated and alone as they go from a busy life at work surrounded by colleagues and friends to feeling “stuck” at home as the caregiver of a new baby.

Mommy + Baby Yoga at CardioYoga in ...

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Mon, May 20, 7:00 PM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

Gluten Free: Is it right for me?

Health & Wellness

Tue, May 21, 7:30 PM

Temple B'nai Abraham, Livingston

Celebrate Rosh Hodesh at B'nai Abraham

Religions And Spirituality

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Wed, May 22, 7:00 PM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

Trivia Night at the Livingston Library

Arts & Entertainment

Essex County Residents Invited to Computer and Electronics Recycling Day

May 17, 2019

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County residents are encouraged to participate in this weekend’s Essex County Computer and Electronics Recycling Day, sponsored by the County of Essex and the Essex County Utilities Authority.

The event will be held at a new location, the Essex County Fleet Management Building at 99 West Bradford Avenue, in Cedar Grove on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 ...

JESPY Announces 20th Annual Community Appreciation Dinner Honorees

May 15, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE – JESPY has announced its 20th Annual Community Appreciation Dinner, which will take place Thursday, May 16 at Giorgio's Ristorante, 52 Vose Ave, in South Orange. The dinner is JESPY’s way of giving back to those in the local community who have made a difference in the lives of its clients.

This year’s honorees include NJTV News for their ...

A Merciless Mother's Day: All Hell Breaks Loose on "Game of Thrones"

For the first time in eight seasons, I am torn as I embark on my second-to-last “Game of Thrones” recap and review.

In honor of all those we lost on Sunday and for the sake of maintaining loyalty to the characters whom I have devoted so much time and energy to over the last several years, I’m going to do my best to keep my opinions on the quality of the writing at bay for the ...

"Game of Thrones" Delivers Promise of Fire and Blood as Last War Begins

It took four weeks, but it finally hit me during Sunday’s traumatic episode that the greatest television series that ever was or will be is not only coming to an end, but an inevitably tragic one. And then, a week after HBO spent $15 million on a historic, record-breaking battle, a Starbucks coffee cup was left on screen…

Some comic relief, I suppose, after the emotional ...

Fears, Phobias and Anxieties in Dogs Are Common Phenomenon

Do April showers bring about thunderstorm phobias in your dog? Does your pooch exhibit other forms of fears?

Thunderstorms, noises, smells, and separation are some of the triggers for stress—anxiety, phobia or fear—in doggies.Watching your dog quiver, recoil, or bark uncontrollably is upsetting. Who wants to see a family member, a furry friend, suffer, even if it isn’t of a ...

Other NJ: Union Man Indicted for Alcohol-Fueled Wreck that Killed Off-Duty Officer

May 19, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ – A Union County grand jury has returned a two-count indictment against a Union man alleged to be responsible for the alcohol-related motor vehicle collision that took the life of his passenger, an off-duty Hillside police officer, last autumn,

Ricardo Dos-Santos, 29, of Union, was indicted on charges of first-degree aggravated manslaughter and first-degree vehicular ...

8 Ways to Beautify Your Outdoor HVAC Unit

With winter just a memory and the sun shining longer, it’s time for your yard to bloom again.

But an outdoor condenser HVAC unit, in all its metal glory, can be a real stumbling block to revitalizing your yard for the spring. If your unit doesn’t blend with your landscaping, consider these DIY-design options.

A wall of flowers will definitely draw the attention away from your ...