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Livingston Students Bring Home Awards from Model UN Competition

January 22, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Eight students from Livingston High School’s Model UN club recently competed at Bridgewater-Raritan's second annual conference, where they worked to diplomatically solve complex issues in Israel, East Asia and other regions of the world. 

Four members earned awards, including Matthew Jojy for Best Position Paper, Pranit Dutta for Outstanding Delegate, ...

Boys Basketball: Livingston Outscores Shabazz, 68-59

NEWARK, NJ -- Livingston went on the road and came away with a 68-59 boys basketball victory over Shabazz on Tuesday.

Abe Rimatzki scored 14 points for the Lancers (9-4), who broke away from a 29-29 tie at the half with a 26-10 effort in the third quarter.

Jack Ernst scored 10 points, Fil Tosic nine and Evan Goldenstein eight for Livingston, which sank 10 3-pointers in the game, led by ...

Ice Hockey: Livingston Falls to Rival Millburn

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Despite being thrown against the wall a number of times, the Millburn High School varsity ice hockey team prevailed with a 7-4 victory over the rivaled Livingston Lancers at the Essex County Codey Arena on Monday night.

The Lancers scored the first point minutes into the game, but Millburn quickly evened out the score and followed up with another ...

Levine, Jacobs & Company Named Among Best Essex County Accounting Firms

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the third consecutive year, the Livingston-based accounting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company LLC has been named among the top accounting firms in the “Best of Essex Readers' Choice Awards,” sponsored annually by Suburban Essex Magazine.

During the year, readers submitted nominees to the publication in a range of categories that included ...

Livingston Students Bring Home Awards from Model UN Competition

January 22, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Eight students from Livingston High School’s Model UN club recently competed at Bridgewater-Raritan's second annual conference, where they worked to diplomatically solve complex issues in Israel, East Asia and other regions of the world. 

Four members earned awards, including Matthew Jojy for Best Position Paper, Pranit Dutta for Outstanding Delegate, ...

Livingston High School Hosts First Instant College Decision Day

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston High School (LHS) Counseling Department recently held its first Instant Decision Day program, where college admissions counselors from several colleges met individually with LHS students and accepted some of them on the spot.

During their interviews, students participating in the program discussed their application to the school and their interest in ...

Local Rotary Clubs Provide Dictionaries to Livingston's Third Graders

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Sunrise Rotary and the Livingston Rotary Club recently teamed up to purchase and deliver dictionaries to every third grader in town.

Harrison Elementary School, whose students are pictured above with Rotarians Sean Whalen, Monte Ehrenkranz and Jay Freireich, was the first to receive this gift.

The mission of the Dictionary Project, which is a ...

Motor Vehicle Stolen from Driveway of Livingston Residence

January 14, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Police are investigating the theft of a vehicle that was stolen from the driveway of a residence on West Drive in Livingston sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

The owner of the vehicle, a black Ford Edge, alerted police after realizing it was missing late Sunday morning. A wallet and its contents, including a New Jersey driver's ...

ShopRite Livingston Employee Charged with Simple Assault

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A ShopRite employee was arrested by Livingston police on Jan. 4 after police were alerted to a fight in progress at the supermarket.

According to police, the two individuals—Wataysha Williams, 21, of East Orange, and Nazhay Bryant, 21, of Newark—were already separated when officers arrived.

Investigation revealed that the fight was the result of a ...

Boys Basketball: Livingston Outscores Shabazz, 68-59

January 22, 2019

NEWARK, NJ -- Livingston went on the road and came away with a 68-59 boys basketball victory over Shabazz on Tuesday.

Abe Rimatzki scored 14 points for the Lancers (9-4), who broke away from a 29-29 tie at the half with a 26-10 effort in the third quarter.

Jack Ernst scored 10 points, Fil Tosic nine and Evan Goldenstein eight for Livingston, which sank 10 3-pointers in the game, led by ...

Ice Hockey: Livingston Falls to Rival Millburn

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Despite being thrown against the wall a number of times, the Millburn High School varsity ice hockey team prevailed with a 7-4 victory over the rivaled Livingston Lancers at the Essex County Codey Arena on Monday night.

The Lancers scored the first point minutes into the game, but Millburn quickly evened out the score and followed up with another ...

Girls Swimming: Livingston Duo Qualifies for Meet of Champions After SEC Championship Wins

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Alessia DiBlasi and Isabella Chen of Livingston each qualified for the NJSIAA Meet of Champions after winning two events each in the Super Essex Conference championships on Monday.

Although Livingston finished eighth overall in the team standings, DiBlasi and Chen each came in first place in two events.

DiBlasi swam a 24.68 in the 50-yard freestyle to win the event by .22.

Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill Joins Livingston's MLK Day of Service

January 21, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A surprise guest appearance from Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill on Monday afternoon enhanced what was already considered the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion’s (LCDI) most successful Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Day of Service event to date, with record participation from the Livingston community.

In addition to readings of Dr. King’s speeches ...

West Essex YMCA Opens Its Doors to Federal Workers Impacted by Government Shutdown

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As the federal government shutdown drags on, the seven branches of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges are extending support to those impacted.

Any federal government employee who is not being paid due to the government shutdown is welcome to use the West Essex YMCA’s facilities free of charge. The YMCA is offering federal employees a free one-month ...

West Essex YMCA Program Champions Make a Big Community Impact

VERONA, NJ — Following a rehab center stay for a fractured hip, 94-year-old Carrie Jean Pagley began a specialized physical activity regimen in her Verona home, provided by the West Essex YMCA.

Cardiac nurse Valerie Beck, the Health and Wellness coordinator at the West Essex YMCA, visited Pagley twice a week for many months in 2015.

“She liked Val and looked forward to her ...

Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill Joins Livingston's MLK Day of Service

January 21, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A surprise guest appearance from Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill on Monday afternoon enhanced what was already considered the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion’s (LCDI) most successful Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Day of Service event to date, with record participation from the Livingston community.

In addition to readings of Dr. King’s speeches ...

West Essex YMCA Opens Its Doors to Federal Workers Impacted by Government Shutdown

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As the federal government shutdown drags on, the seven branches of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges are extending support to those impacted.

Any federal government employee who is not being paid due to the government shutdown is welcome to use the West Essex YMCA’s facilities free of charge. The YMCA is offering federal employees a free one-month ...

Essex County Asks Residents to Not Park on Street During Snow/Ice Storm

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – A state of emergency has been placed in effect for Saturday by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura have requested that residents do not park on county roads from Saturday through Sunday this weekend. Keeping the roads open will make it easier to remove snow and ...

Levine, Jacobs & Company Named Among Best Essex County Accounting Firms

January 22, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the third consecutive year, the Livingston-based accounting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company LLC has been named among the top accounting firms in the “Best of Essex Readers' Choice Awards,” sponsored annually by Suburban Essex Magazine.

During the year, readers submitted nominees to the publication in a range of categories that included ...

New TAPinto Column to Highlight West Essex-Area "MOMpreneurs"

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — A new column that will highlight the stories of empowered entrepreneurial women and/or “mompreneurs” who are taking control of their careers, making their own hours and doing what they love most has been officially launched on TAPinto Livingston, TAPinto West Orange and TAPinto West Essex (Roseland, Fairfield, Essex Fells and the three ...

Edison Heating and Cooling Offers Cold Weather Efficiency and Safety Tips

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – With the freezing temperatures continuing in New Jersey, experts state that several key factors play an important role in maintaining a warm and safe home throughout the long, cold winter. 

“Maintenance is key when it comes to your home running safely and efficiently,” said Mike Iarrapino, owner of Edison Heating and Cooling. “Ensuring ...

Community Book Club Tells the Story of a Livingston Holocaust Survivor

January 17, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The story of a Livingston native’s “journey through Poland's countryside as a war of nations thunders around them” was the heart of the discussion at the Livingston Education Foundation’s (LEF) second annual Community Book Club held at Livingston High School (LHS) on Monday night.

LHS Class of 1987 graduate Ann Arnold, author of the novel ...

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp to Host Two Open House Events

LONG VALLEY, NJ – Meadowbrook Country Day Camp is inviting all prospective camp families to attend one of two upcoming Open House events, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Sunday, Jan. 13 or Saturday, Feb. 2, on site at 73 East Valley Brook Road, in Long Valley.

The camp directors and leadership team will welcome prospective families with an information session, followed by an ...

Livingston Regal Bank Hosts Annual Photo Session with Santa Paws

LIVINGSTON, NJ — To brighten up the season, the staff at Livingston’s Regal Bank hosted its seventh annual “Pet Pics with Santa Paws” event over the holidays.

The event was free to the community, but any cash or food contributions were donated to local shelters.

The photos above were provided by Corie Satine of Art By Corie. Additional photos can be seen on the ...

British Swim School in Livingston to Host School Field Trip and Phys Ed Class

January 20, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — British Swim School of The Oranges recently invited the students from Freedom Christian Academy in Orange to participate in an exclusive hour-long "Splashapalooza" event at its Livingston location at 39 W. Northfield Road.

This "Splashapalooza" event was held at the request of Shelley Remaly, principal of Freedom Christian Academy.

Severe Temperature Drop Could Cause Black Ice Across North Jersey

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that temperatures will continue to drop and remain below freezing into Monday, producing a condition called "Black Ice" where the roads may appear to be wet but are actually frozen. This could result in motorists losing traction, NWS states. 

Monday is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 15 ...

Tips for Driving Through Snow and Ice in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, AAA states that about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter.

AAA analyzed bad weather and crashes over a five-year period. The ...

Livingston CPA Discusses Rush to Divorce Following Change in Tax Law

January 6, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, a member of the Livingston-based accounting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, was recently featured on “CBS News” during a segment about the recent change in the alimony tax law.

Under the new federal law as of Jan. 1, alimony is no longer tax-deductible and the tax burden shifts from the ...

Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Livingston Offers Superfood Smoothies and Wraps

January 10, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In keeping with its motto, "Eat better, feel better," Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Livingston, located at 280 Eisenhower Parkway, provides those craving something "nutritious and delicious" with a large selection of "superfood" smoothies and wraps.

At Tropical Smoothie Cafe, smoothies, flatbreads, wrap and bowls are always made-to-order with ...

TAPinto Livingston 2018 Year in Review

January 6, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Did you miss any of the top news stories of 2018 in and around Livingston?

If you did, click on these links and scroll down memory lane with TAPinto Livingston. In 2018, TAPinto West Orange received nearly 400,000 visitors, an increase in readership of nearly 30 percent over the previous year.

Here is just a sampling of the events and happenings that you were talking ...

Local Realtor Shares Outlook on Winter Market in Livingston

January 11, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although one of the most popular questions posed to a real estate professional is “How is the market?” Tezeta Roro, a licensed real estate professional specializing in Essex, Union and Morris counties, said she often answers this question with, “There is always a market."

According to Roro, the conditions for buyers and sellers may change ...

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Local Moms Launch Pickleball Palace to Support America's Fastest-Growing Sport

If someone asked you what the fastest growing sport in America currently is, chances are you wouldn’t know that the correct answer is pickleball.

While pickleball has been around since 1965, its explosive growth has only occurred in the past eight years. There are currently three million people playing the sport in the United States, which represents a growth rate of 385 percent, ...

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Jason Ubaldi is Proof that Sometimes Dreams Do Come True

A few months ago, I saw a Facebook post by Andrea Ubaldi about her son Jason’s shows airing on TV. I was intrigued.

I’ve known Jason since I was very young. Our moms had us while they were living in the same apartment complex. I immediately binge-watched and LOVED the shows – and messaged Jason to tell him how great they were! When I set out to start writing this column, ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue Due to Cold and Snowy Weather Forecast

January 17, 2019

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated through Tuesday, Jan. 22, due to extreme cold weather and cold in the forecast, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Thursday.

When a Code Blue is declared, a network of warming stations operated by the county and its municipalities as well ...

Livingston Offices to Close Monday for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 18, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ – All Livingston Township offices will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

However, garbage and recycling will still be collected according to the normal Monday schedule. Any questions about garbage and recycling pickup should be directed to Waste Industries, Livingston’s collector, at 908-436-1966.

The Livingston ...