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Livingston Girls Soccer Team Withstands Challenges to Succeed in 2020 Season

November 23, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although the Livingston High School girls soccer team's season ended on Sunday with a 4-1 loss to Montclair in the North East E championship game, the Lancers still achieved plenty in a season whose status was shrouded in doubt both before it began, and again before it concluded.

When the NJSIAA announced last summer that the fall sports season would start late and ...

Police Chase in Livingston Leads to Arrest of Three Men in Connection to Burglary String

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Three men from Newark were apprehended in Livingston and charged with eluding police, resisting arrest and possession of stolen property on Sunday in connection to a string of vehicle burglaries in West Orange, South Orange and Millburn, according to Livingston police.

After investigating a report of people attempting to enter cars on Silver Spring Road in Millburn, ...

Morristown Medical Center Expands State-of-the-Art Infusion Center for Cancer Patients

November 21, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Atlantic Health System has announced the groundbreaking opening of a new state-of-the-art Infusion Center at Morristown Medical Center as the state’s top-ranked hospital undergoes the first phase of expansion at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.

The new Infusion Center provides intravenous (IV) chemotherapy, immunotherapy and biotherapy while ...

Livingston Surpasses 800 Coronavirus Cases, Records 62 New Cases in One Week

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston has recorded 35 new cases of COVID-19 over the last five days for a cumulative total of 810 cases as of Friday morning.

Although there have been no new deaths recorded in Livingston this week, there were 23 additional deaths reported statewide on Friday, and 27 people died in New Jersey hospitals on Thursday, according to Gov. Phil Murphy. This ...

Livingston Surpasses 800 Coronavirus Cases, Records 62 New Cases in One Week

November 20, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston has recorded 35 new cases of COVID-19 over the last five days for a cumulative total of 810 cases as of Friday morning.

Although there have been no new deaths recorded in Livingston this week, there were 23 additional deaths reported statewide on Friday, and 27 people died in New Jersey hospitals on Thursday, according to Gov. Phil Murphy. This ...

Winter Sports Pushed Back to January, New Jersey State Tournaments Cancelled

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — Winter is coming for high school sports, but student-athletes will have to wait until 2021 for action.

The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) announced the pushback of all winter sports and the cancellation of all formal winter sports tournaments early Thursday morning following the recommendation of the organization’s ...

Livingston Little League Presents $5,000 to Kestler Family for Pediatric Cancer Research

November 22, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although several planned fundraising events for Trial Blazers for Kids (TBK) were canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Livingston Little League and Softball (LLLS) still found a way to continue its mission to support the nonprofit in memory of Jake Kestler, the 14-year-old Livingston resident whose battle with cancer inspired the founding of TBK.

Earlier ...

Livingston District Donates Two Vehicles to Fire Department for Extrication Drills

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A retired 54-passenger bus and a retired 25-passenger van from Livingston Public Schools will be donated to the Livingston Fire Department (LPD) in order to enable the volunteer firefighters to practice extrication from these larger vehicles.

According to members of the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE), who unanimously adopted a resolution to enact this community ...

Livingston District Donates Two Vehicles to Fire Department for Extrication Drills

November 21, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A retired 54-passenger bus and a retired 25-passenger van from Livingston Public Schools will be donated to the Livingston Fire Department (LPD) in order to enable the volunteer firefighters to practice extrication from these larger vehicles.

According to members of the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE), who unanimously adopted a resolution to enact this community ...

Livingston Students Now Eligible for Varsity Letters Through Community Service

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The charitable endeavors of Livingston High School (LHS) students will now be rewarded with varsity letters thanks to sophomore Anusha Bansal, who recently founded the United Way (UW) Varsity Letter for Community Service Club at LHS.

Although she will personally earn a varsity letter as a member of the LHS fencing team, Bansal was determined to find a way for ...

Livingston BOE Discusses New Goals, Including Possible Expansion of School Board

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) begins drafting its goals for the year, the board recently conducted a workshop to discuss the priorities.

Not to be confused with district goals, which are the responsibility of the administration and were adopted in September, board goals will be adopted according to the LBOE’s recent self-evaluation, which ...

Livingston Offices to Close for Thanksgiving, No Garbage/Recycling Pickup Thursday

November 23, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — All Township of Livingston offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27, 2020 for the Thanksgiving holiday, and there will be no garbage or recycling pickup on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 26). 

Online services remain available to all residents through the Livingston Township website.

More Garbage and Recycling Collection ...

Livingston Interfaith Thanksgiving Service to be Held Virtually Sunday

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Thanksgiving Interfaith Service, an event that has been held annually since Livingston’s Bicentennial Celebration in 2013, will be held virtually this year on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. and will be broadcast by Livingston Television (LTV) as well as live-streamed on the LTV Facebook Page.

For the last seven years, thousands of participants have ...

Police Chase in Livingston Leads to Arrest of Three Men in Connection to Burglary String

November 23, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Three men from Newark were apprehended in Livingston and charged with eluding police, resisting arrest and possession of stolen property on Sunday in connection to a string of vehicle burglaries in West Orange, South Orange and Millburn, according to Livingston police.

After investigating a report of people attempting to enter cars on Silver Spring Road in Millburn, ...

Livingston Council Honors Service Organizations for Contributions During Pandemic

November 17, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As cases of COVID-19 begin to surge again within the township and throughout the state, the Livingston Township Council took an opportunity last week to honor the many Livingston-based service organizations that helped local first responders, long-term care facilities, hospitals and families in need get through the first wave and have also vowed to continue supporting ...

Livingston Girls Soccer Team Withstands Challenges to Succeed in 2020 Season

November 23, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although the Livingston High School girls soccer team's season ended on Sunday with a 4-1 loss to Montclair in the North East E championship game, the Lancers still achieved plenty in a season whose status was shrouded in doubt both before it began, and again before it concluded.

When the NJSIAA announced last summer that the fall sports season would start late and ...

Livingston Eighth Grader Wins Second State Table Tennis Championship

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Livingston middle school student Oishik Mukherjee, who began playing table tennis (TT) at eight years old and earned his first state title at age 12, won his second consecutive New Jersey State Table Tennis Championship earlier this month while competing in the 91st NJ State Table Tennis Tournament at the NJ Table Tennis Club in Springfield.

The Heritage eighth ...

Boys Soccer: Livingston Wins Shootout Against West Orange in Tournament

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After playing to a 1-1 deadlock in regulation, the West Orange boys soccer team was eliminated in a shootout by Livingston in the semifinal round of the NJSIAA North East G, Group 4 tournament on Thursday.

After two scoreless overtimes, the teams went to PKs to break the tie. After each team matched goals for the first three PK rounds, Livingston outscored the ...

Livingston Businesses Encouraged to Apply for Essex County Grants to Offset Rent Costs

November 12, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Business Improvement District (BID) is encouraging local small business owners to apply for an Essex County Small Business Lease Emergency Assistance Grant, which has been designed to help small businesses and non-profit agencies that have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic pay their rent.

“This is a great program to help ...

Livingston-Area Accountant Offers Advice on Protection of Assets

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, senior member at the Livingston-based accounting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, was recently asked to offer advice on the best way for New Jerseyans to protect their assets.

In a segment on NJMoneyHelp.com, a reader with three rental properties in his or her name inquired about the pros and cons of creating an LLC or ...

Livingston High School to Present Outdoor Performance of Fall Drama, "Oedipus Antigone"

November 16, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- The threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and the temporary closure of the Livingston High School (LHS) building has not deterred the drama department from presenting its fall production of "Oedipus/Antigone"--an adaptation of a Sophocles classic to be held outdoors at 5 p.m. on Nov. 19, Nov. 20 and Nov. 21 on school grounds.  

Directed by LHS theater teacher ...

Livingston Senior Center Hosts a Drive-In Concert

LIVINGSTON, NJ — About 55 seniors attended a drive-up concert sponsored by Homewatch Caregivers and Arbor Terrace Roseland at the Livingston Senior and Community Center, featuring entertainment from The Perfect Duo Plus One.

Married couple Cindy and Mark Slotnick, known across New Jersey as "The Perfect Duo," and their keyboardist performed popular music from the ...

Livingston Native Jeffrey Ackermann Earns Emmy Award for TV News Production

CINCINNATI, OH — Recognized as an outstanding news producer in Cincinnati, Ohio, Livingston native Jeffrey Ackermann recently earned an Emmy Award from the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).

Ten years after graduating from Livingston High School (LHS) as a member of the AM Wired Class of 2009-2010, Ackermann ...

Livingston Residents Encourage Community Sharing & Recycling with Buy Nothing Project

October 29, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Upon moving to Livingston, new resident Anna Shukeylo was inspired to bring along with her a hyper-local gift economy from her hometown that would not only allow her to connect with other community members, but also help Livingston residents to declutter their homes and save money while reducing the disposal of items that contributes to overflowing landfills and ocean ...

Livingston Interfaith Thanksgiving Service to be Held Virtually Sunday

November 18, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Thanksgiving Interfaith Service, an event that has been held annually since Livingston’s Bicentennial Celebration in 2013, will be held virtually this year on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. and will be broadcast by Livingston Television (LTV) as well as live-streamed on the LTV Facebook Page.

For the last seven years, thousands of participants have ...

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Livingston Eighth Grader Wins Second State Table Tennis Championship

November 22, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Livingston middle school student Oishik Mukherjee, who began playing table tennis (TT) at eight years old and earned his first state title at age 12, won his second consecutive New Jersey State Table Tennis Championship earlier this month while competing in the 91st NJ State Table Tennis Tournament at the NJ Table Tennis Club in Springfield.

The Heritage eighth ...

Worried about Memory Decline? Screening Can Ease Your Mind

Memory loss can be scary. People often ignore worrisome changes in thinking and behavior as they age, but it’s important to find out what is causing the changes. If you are among the 10% of seniors who develop Alzheimer’s disease, you can learn about treatments to slow its progression and manage symptoms.

As a cognitive neurologist who helped develop Atlantic Health ...

Essex County Deer Management Program Canceled for 2021

November 21, 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County will not conduct its annual Deer Management Program to reduce the number of deer in Essex County South Mountain Reservation and Essex County Hilltop Reservation in 2021.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo cited other priorities during the pandemic, such as emergency food distribution and COVID-19 testing, as the reason for canceling ...

West Essex YMCA Helping to Relieve Food Insecurity in Local Community

November 20, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The West Essex YMCA has long played a vital role in meeting the community’s health, wellness, and child care needs. When the novel coronavirus hit the area, the Y responded by providing Emergency Child Care to frontline workers at its Peanut Shell Early Childhood Learning Center in Livingston. The Y has also provided access to a basic need that has rapidly increased during ...