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Bicentennial Committee Seeks Family Trees and Descendants of Founding Fathers

The Township of Livingston will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of its founding on February 5, 2013. Livingston’s Bicentennial Historical sub-committee is seeking family trees, photographs, memorabilia, and living descendants of the founding fathers. If you have researched your family tree and would like to share it, you may contact the co-chairs of the genealogy sub-committee Renee Resky at or (973) 992-5855 or Barbara Schaffer at or (973) 994-3688.  These trees and other documents will be exhibited at different venues in Livingston throughout the year.

The genealogy sub-committee has acquired and reviewed five historical documents to determine who the founding fathers were including an 1811 petition to the Legislature of New Jersey of the Inhabitants of Springfield and Caldwell Townships to form a new township, (what is now Livingston), Minutes of the first Town Meeting, and Property Tax Lists of 1813, 1814, and 1815. A condensed list of those people who appeared on all 5 documents was created and includes the founders with the last names of Baldwin, Beach, Burnet, Collins, Cook, Courter, Davison, Dickinson, Earl, Edwards, Ely, Force, Green, Harrison, Meeker, Morehouse, Morris, Reeves, Reynolds, Squier, Teed, Tichenor, Tompkins, Townley, Wade, Ward, Whitehead, and Williams.  If you are a descendant of any of these families please contact Renee or Barbara by October 15.

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Essex County Freeholders Celebrate African-American History Month

February 22, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – At its 2018 African-American History Month Celebration on Wednesday at the Hall of Records in Newark, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders commemorated the heritage, culture, resilience, and spirit of the African-American community.

Brendan Gill, board president and Freeholder At-Large, first acknowledged African-American contributions, both past and present, in ...

How Do I Decide Which College to Attend?

Now that college acceptances are rolling in, how do I decide which to attend?

Your hard work in high school has paid off. You took your SAT/ACT exams, got the best grades you could, and filled out as many applications as you needed to. Acceptance letters are starting to come in and you need to make a decision on where you will go in the fall. It's hard to decide!! Here are some tips and ...

Shouts of Racial Slurs During "Black Panther" Bring Police to Sparta Theatre

February 21, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta police were called to the New Vision Sparta Theater on Sunday night because of a woman shouting slurs in a screening of Black Panther.

Former New Jersey Assembly candidate Michael Grace was in the theater when two people started yelling racial slurs including “look at these ‘n-word’” and “can you believe these ...

Upcoming Events


Sat, February 24, 4:00 PM

Lobby - Office Building, Livingston

Gun Violence Prevention & Congressional Candidates



Sun, February 25, 1:00 PM

CycleBar, Livingston

Cycle Red for Heart Disease to Benefit Heart ...

Giving Back

Mon, February 26, 1:30 PM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

Monday at the Movies: WILD OATS

Arts & Entertainment

NJ Acting Health Commissioner Cites Inglemoor as Example of Best Practices in Flu Prevention

February 22, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With one of the worst flu seasons in recent history taking a daily toll across the nation, New Jersey Acting Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal visited Inglemoor Rehabilitation and Care Center this week to meet residents and praise clinical staff for their success at keeping the flu at bay.

"There are best practices that Inglemoor has already implemented ...

Let the Games Begin

I am truly awed by the Olympics.  Watching these superb young athletes on TV inspires me to renew my membership to the gym and pursue my lifelong dream of taking home the gold.  


The problem is that in my deluded head, I can see actually see myself standing atop the podium.  I am wrapped in a puffy designer ski coat with a huge piece of bling slung around my neck ...