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Livingston Installs Electronics Recycling Bin Ahead of Upcoming Recycling Event

April 14, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Days ahead of this weekend’s Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding Event, being held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Livingston Senior and Community Center, the Township of Livingston announced that there is now a 24/7 drop-off container for unwanted electronics situated behind the community center at 204 Hillside Avenue.

During Monday’s ...

New Hindu Community Group Unites Livingston Residents for Educational Events and Holidays

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A Livingston resident and Hindu clergy members recently collaborated to form an organization called Hindu Community of Greater Livingston (HCGL) in an effort to help Livingston Hindu youth explore their identities, learn about ancient spirituality and connect with other young Hindus in the Livingston area.

Livingston and neighboring municipalities have thriving ...

Livingston Health Occupations Students of America Chapter Earns Top Awards in State Conference

April 13, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston High School (LHS) chapter of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), whose mission is to empower young people to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration and experience, recently earned awards in the New Jersey HOSA State Leadership Conference. 

HOSA members from both secondary and ...

Livingston School District Honors Healthcare Heroes with Video Messages and More

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to introducing each of the district’s school nurses during Monday’s Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meeting, the Livingston Public Schools (LPS) district also honored its “Healthcare Heroes” through a video compilation featuring messages of gratitude as well as a gift of LPS scrubs donated by the Livingston Education Foundation ...

COVID-10 Update: Livingston Reports 134 Cases in Last Two Weeks

April 12, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Over the last two weeks, the Livingston Health Department (LHD) has reported 134 cases of COVID-19 among Livingston residents, including 99 cases in the first 12 days of April compared to 77 cases in the first 12 days of March.

Although there has been no age report provided thus far in April, data in March indicated that slightly more than 51% of the 239 cases were ...

Half of March Cases in Livingston Reported from People 30 Years and Younger

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When the Livingston Health Department (LHD) released an age breakdown of the 229 cases reported in March, data indicated that slightly more than 51% of all cases were reported among people 30 years or younger, including 28 cases (or 12.22%) under 10 years old, 56 cases (or 24.45%) between the ages of 11 and 20 and 33 cases (or 14.41%) between 21 and 30 years old.

As of ...

Livingston Health Occupations Students of America Chapter Earns Top Awards in State Conference

April 13, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston High School (LHS) chapter of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), whose mission is to empower young people to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration and experience, recently earned awards in the New Jersey HOSA State Leadership Conference. 

HOSA members from both secondary and ...

Livingston School District Honors Healthcare Heroes with Video Messages and More

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to introducing each of the district’s school nurses during Monday’s Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meeting, the Livingston Public Schools (LPS) district also honored its “Healthcare Heroes” through a video compilation featuring messages of gratitude as well as a gift of LPS scrubs donated by the Livingston Education Foundation ...

Livingston Robotics Club Teams Earn Top Honors at State Championship

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Three qualified teams from the Livingston Robotics Club (LRC) recently joined the 24 top teams in the region to compete in the virtual North New Jersey FIRST LEGO League (FLL) State Championship and came away with several awards.

Flame Machines, a veteran FLL team and LRC member for four years, received the Champion’s Award, the highest honor in ...

Livingston Council and Diversity Committee to Host Inspiring Women of Livingston Awards

April 14, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A virtual ceremony honoring Livingston’s most inspiring women of 2021 will act as the township’s culminating event for Women’s History Month on Sunday, April 18, at 4 p.m.

The Livingston Township Council and the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) invite the community to join as they jointly recognize 15 ...

Trial Blazers for Kids Funds First Cancer Trial in Memory of Livingston Teen Jake Kestler

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Shortly before the two-year anniversary of Livingston teen Jake Kestler’s death, the pediatric cancer foundation established in his memory officially funded its first trial, which is also a successor trial to the therapy Kestler received in 2017 that his parents believe extended his life.

Although Kestler was only 14 years old when he lost his battle with ...

New Hindu Community Group Unites Livingston Residents for Educational Events and Holidays

April 14, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A Livingston resident and Hindu clergy members recently collaborated to form an organization called Hindu Community of Greater Livingston (HCGL) in an effort to help Livingston Hindu youth explore their identities, learn about ancient spirituality and connect with other young Hindus in the Livingston area.

Livingston and neighboring municipalities have thriving ...

Livingston Council and Diversity Committee to Host Inspiring Women of Livingston Awards

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A virtual ceremony honoring Livingston’s most inspiring women of 2021 will act as the township’s culminating event for Women’s History Month on Sunday, April 18, at 4 p.m.

The Livingston Township Council and the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) invite the community to join as they jointly recognize 15 ...

Livingston Police Crack Down on Distracted Driving for Enforcement and Awareness Campaign

April 3, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Throughout the month of April, law enforcement officers from the Livingston Police Department (LPD) will be cracking down on distracted drivers as part of New Jersey’s “UDrive. UText. UPay.” enforcement and awareness campaign.

This high-visibility law enforcement initiative targets motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as ...

Livingston Installs Electronics Recycling Bin Ahead of Upcoming Recycling Event

April 14, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Days ahead of this weekend’s Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding Event, being held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Livingston Senior and Community Center, the Township of Livingston announced that there is now a 24/7 drop-off container for unwanted electronics situated behind the community center at 204 Hillside Avenue.

During Monday’s ...

Livingston Open Space Committee Reveals Proposals for Licari and Strahman Properties

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After acquiring 20-plus acres of open space between the Licari Horse Farm at 240 East Northfield Road and a portion of Strahman Hill Park at 321 East Cedar Street, the Township of Livingston has heard proposals from the Open Space Trust Committee regarding the use of both properties and has committed to contributing funds toward both projects.

The council plans to reopen ...

Livingston Township to Hold Public Forum on Cannabis Legislation Tuesday

LIVINGSTON, NJ — During a public forum being held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. via Zoom, Livingston Township Attorney Jarrid Kantor will provide an explanation of the basics of the new marijuana law passed in New Jersey and field questions from the community.

Livingston Township Council members and Township Manager Barry Lewis will also garner public input about the specific options ...

Girls Volleyball: Livingston Defeats West Orange, 2-0, in States

April 14, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston girls volleyball team advanced in the sectional tournament with a 25-22, 25-18 victory over West Orange in the quarterfinal round of North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 on Wednesday.

Ada Ojukwu delivered a team-high 12 kills as well as two digs for Livingston (9-3), which got eight digs from Norah Shaji.

Onome Okopie contributed five kills; Christine Kim ...

Girls Volleyball: Livingston Defeats Hackensack, 2-0, in State Tournament

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston girls volleyball team advanced in the opening round of the NJSIAA North 1, Group 5 tournament with a 25-15, 25-7 victory over Hackensack on Monday.

Ada Ojukwu came through with eight kills, two digs and two aces for the Lancers (8-3), who got 17 assists, two kills, two digs and eight aces from Jenna Ly.

Nadia Khalaj contributed five kills, one dig and ...

Girls Volleyball: Livingston Defeats Verona, 2-1

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston girls volleyball team handed Verona just its second loss of the season by scores of 25-22, 14-25, 25-13 on Thursday.

Ada Ojukwu administered 14 kills and had a block and four digs, and Norah Shaji came up with 14 digs, an assist and an ace for Livingston (6-2).

Nadia Khalaj finished with five kills and three digs, Jenna Ly had 22 assists and one kill, ...

The Barker Lounge Livingston Provides Superior Boarding Services Year-Round

April 12, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With summer weekends and holidays quickly approaching, The Barker Lounge daycare, boarding and grooming facility of Livingston encourages area dog owners to consider its boarding services as a healthy alternative to a standard kennel.

For $69 per night per dog during the peak summer season all boarding guests at The Barker Lounge participate in all-day cage-less ...

Edison Heating and Cooling: Check and Replace Cooling Units Before Summer Hits

EDISON, NJ — With signs of spring popping up throughout New Jersey, the hot and humid days of summer—and the non-stop running of home and office cooling systems—are just around the corner. Mike Iarrapino, owner of Edison Heating and Cooling, is reminding area residents that spring is the best time of year to have units checked and replaced if ...

Livingston Mart Owner Fulfills Needs of Neighborhood with Opening of L Town Liquors

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Longtime Livingston resident Sam Patel, owner of the Bindu Patel Building that houses Livingston Mart and Assado Portuguese Steakhouse on North Livingston Avenue, is contributing his business expertise to the community once again with the opening of L Town Liquors.

With certified sommelier Jeff Straub at the helm, L Town Liquors brings a high-quality wine, beer ...

Livingston Justice Community Action Group Hosts Women’s History Month Events for All Ages

April 1, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In honor of Women’s History Month in March, the social justice community action group Livingston Justice held a series of virtual events that included two read-aloud events for Livingston children featuring standout women of color and a panel discussion with female elected officials titled “Living HERstory: NJ Women of Color Making ...

Community Video Reveals How Livingston Library Helped Residents Cope with Pandemic

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As the world slowly begins to open back up after facing a year of heavy restrictions, Livingston residents are reflecting on some of the things that helped get them through the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. For many, coping with the quarantine required outside help, which the Livingston Public Library (LPL) has been commended for providing on many levels despite ...

Livingston High School Student Perspectives Art Show Now on Display at Town Hall

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School’s annual Advanced Placement (AP) Art Show "Student Perspectives,” sponsored by the Arts Council of Livingston (ACL), is currently on display at Livingston Town Hall, 357 South Livingston Avenue, for daily public viewing from 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. through Monday, April 26.

The exhibit features work from more than 80 students and ...

Livingston Mart Owner Fulfills Needs of Neighborhood with Opening of L Town Liquors

April 5, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Longtime Livingston resident Sam Patel, owner of the Bindu Patel Building that houses Livingston Mart and Assado Portuguese Steakhouse on North Livingston Avenue, is contributing his business expertise to the community once again with the opening of L Town Liquors.

With certified sommelier Jeff Straub at the helm, L Town Liquors brings a high-quality wine, beer ...

Livingston Named Among Best Places to Live and Raise a Family in New Jersey in 2021

March 20, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston nearly broke into the top 25 in this year’s Niche.com ranking of “Best Places to Live in New Jersey,” ranking at No. 26 in the state and No. 3 in Essex County just behind Upper Montclair and Short Hills.

This year, Livingston was also named the No. 8 place with the best public schools in New Jersey, the No.

Livingston Township to Hold Public Forum on Cannabis Legislation Tuesday

April 11, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — During a public forum being held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. via Zoom, Livingston Township Attorney Jarrid Kantor will provide an explanation of the basics of the new marijuana law passed in New Jersey and field questions from the community.

Livingston Township Council members and Township Manager Barry Lewis will also garner public input about the specific options ...

Livingston Installs Electronics Recycling Bin Ahead of Upcoming Recycling Event

April 14, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Days ahead of this weekend’s Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding Event, being held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Livingston Senior and Community Center, the Township of Livingston announced that there is now a 24/7 drop-off container for unwanted electronics situated behind the community center at 204 Hillside Avenue.

During Monday’s ...

Livingston Open Space Committee Reveals Proposals for Licari and Strahman Properties

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After acquiring 20-plus acres of open space between the Licari Horse Farm at 240 East Northfield Road and a portion of Strahman Hill Park at 321 East Cedar Street, the Township of Livingston has heard proposals from the Open Space Trust Committee regarding the use of both properties and has committed to contributing funds toward both projects.

The council plans to reopen ...

New Hindu Community Group Unites Livingston Residents for Educational Events and Holidays

April 14, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A Livingston resident and Hindu clergy members recently collaborated to form an organization called Hindu Community of Greater Livingston (HCGL) in an effort to help Livingston Hindu youth explore their identities, learn about ancient spirituality and connect with other young Hindus in the Livingston area.

Livingston and neighboring municipalities have thriving ...

Livingston Council Members Help Cut Ribbon at New Hindu Temple in West Orange

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein recently joined West Orange Mayor Robert D. Parisi and Gov. Richard J. Codey in cutting the ceremonial ribbon at the Sai Hira Ram Trust Hindu Temple of Worship in West Orange.

All three also participated in the lighting of candles with honorary guests on hand for the inauguration program welcoming the Hindu temple to the ...

Livingston Named Among Best Places to Live and Raise a Family in New Jersey in 2021

March 20, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston nearly broke into the top 25 in this year’s Niche.com ranking of “Best Places to Live in New Jersey,” ranking at No. 26 in the state and No. 3 in Essex County just behind Upper Montclair and Short Hills.

This year, Livingston was also named the No. 8 place with the best public schools in New Jersey, the No.

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Livingston Students Send Gift Bags to Saint Barnabas Workers on National Doctor’s Day

April 8, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In recognition of National Doctor’s Day on March 30, a group of Livingston High School (LHS) students sent 50 gift bags to Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) to show their appreciation to the hard-working and courageous frontline medical staff.

Inspired by President Joseph Biden’s Thanksgiving address—where he remarked that there was much to be ...

“Back on the market” — Free Advice from Christy Sanborn

Dear Christy,

I’ve been divorced for a few years now and I think I’m ready to find a new partner. I’m not to familiar with the whole online dating thing. Do you have any suggestions on how to get into it? I’m new to the whole concept.

Thank you,

Back on the market 

 

Dear Back on the market,

First of all, how exciting!  What a great ...

Atlantic Health System Marks 13th Consecutive Year on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For®’ List

In a year like no other, Atlantic Health System has overcome unprecedented challenges to deliver innovative, high-quality care while maintaining an award-winning workplace. For the 13th consecutive year, the integrated care delivery system has once again been named to Great Place to Work® and Fortune’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ranking number ...

TAPinto TV Wins Twice at Garden State Film Festival

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto TV, a medium-based franchise owned by East Main Media’s Brian Brodeur, won two Garden State Film Festival Awards.

The franchise’s “HomeGrown” series won awards for Best Television Show and Best Original Score from a Television Show.

“HomeGrown” is a series produced by East Main Media that follows host Stephanie Willoughby as ...

Pregnant, Breastfeeding Essex County Mothers Express Concern About Vaccine Waiver

April 11, 2021

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A study published recently in The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology shows vaccines may offer some protection for the babies of pregnant and breastfeeding women. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is still limited and uncertain information about its safety for pregnant and breastfeeding ...

Livingston's Super 6 to Host "Timothy's Journey to Social Inclusion" for Autism Awareness Month

April 11, 2021

LIVIGSTON, NJ — Livingston's Super 6 will host an online event on April 19 via Zoom to discuss acceptance and social inclusion for individuals on the autism spectrum.

In honor of their 7th year as being Jr. Autism Awareness Ambassadors for Autism NJ, the group of four eighth graders from Heritage Middle School has teamed up with another ambassador, Timothy Rohrer, to ...

The Barker Lounge Livingston Provides Superior Boarding Services Year-Round

April 12, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With summer weekends and holidays quickly approaching, The Barker Lounge daycare, boarding and grooming facility of Livingston encourages area dog owners to consider its boarding services as a healthy alternative to a standard kennel.

For $69 per night per dog during the peak summer season all boarding guests at The Barker Lounge participate in all-day cage-less ...

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Wallace (Wally) Sugarman, age 87, died Thursday, December 10, 2020, in Tampa, Florida. Born in ...
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Caring for the Caregiver with Respite Care Options

More than 54 million people provide unpaid care to a loved one who is aged or disabled. For primary caregivers — who are often either a spouse or child — this kind of intense caregiving can take an untold toll on their mental, physical and emotional strength over time, often resulting in fatigue, depression and burnout. For those caring for aging loved ones ...