Giving Back

Livingston Fifth Graders to Collect Items for Domestic Violence Victims on MLK Day

SOFIA reps Jazmine Parker, Mariam Zaidi, Wanda Edwards with Laney Drakulich, Alex Mann, Ciara Mc Guirk, Emily Sosa, Lila Goldstein, Zoey Culver, Aditi Pradhan, Sasha Aly, Mia Naggar and Kieran Eagen Credits: Girl Scouts Troop 20290
(L - R) Girl Scouts Grace Wang, Laney Drakulich, Zoey Culver, Lila Goldstein, Ciara Mc Guirk and Emily Sosa with SOFIA representatives Wanda Edwards, Jazmine Parker and Mariam Zaidi Credits: Girl Scouts Troop 20290

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In preparation for their service project of collecting items for The Safe House during Monday’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service at the Livingston Senior and Community Center, Harrison Elementary School’s fifth-grade girl scouts Troop 20290, in conjunction with the 4th grade girl scouts Troop 20484, recently hosted an outreach program.

Representatives from Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates (SOFIA) spoke to the girls about healthy versus unhealthy relationships and promoted self-advocacy while providing valuable information on how to deal with bullying. SOFIA's goal is to bring awareness of the issues surrounding domestic violence and to offer strategies for prevention and healing to our community. 

In a fun and friendly environment, the girls learned how to be good friends to others and how to deal with others who are not being kind. The program also helped the girls learn about a real but sensitive matter and encouraged them to help others especially fellow woman and their children.

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On Monday, Troop 20290 invites the community to donate much-needed items to The Safe House, which provides victims of domestic violence and their families with the basic comforts of home at a time when they are virtually homeless.

The shelter’s most-requested items include: paper products, cleaning supplies, non-perishable food items, batteries, flash lights, sheets, towels, umbrellas, alarm clocks, small appliances and gift cards.  

The Safe House, Essex County's only domestic violence shelter provides relief for victims and their children with temporary safe housing in an emotionally supportive environment. The organization also provides counseling services, advocacy services, group meetings, children's programs and support groups.

The shelter also has a 24-hour domestic violence hotline at 973-759-2154, which provides timely and immediate assistance to victims of domestic violence. All services are free and confidential.

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Livingston Lacrosse Senior Jason Scher Named Athlete of the Week

April 20, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School senior Jason Scher has been named as TAPinto Livingston’s Athlete of the Week after scoring 14 goals and contributing 15 assists in his last five games—bringing him to a total of 35 points so far this season.

With Scher leading the pack, the Lancers are 5-2 after winning their last five consecutive games. Scher scored three ...

One Free Class at Cycle Bar Livingston

April 23, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Get a free ride at Cycle Bar Livingston. Livingston’s premium indoor cycling facility invites the public to sign up for their first ride free.

Click HERE to see the full class schedule.

During this week only, Cycle Bar is also participating in the Livingston Fitness Crawl, offering five days of free classes through Friday.  

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Livingston Fitness Crawl: Five Days of Free Classes at 12 Livingston Businesses

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The public is invited to enjoy one free class at as many of Livingston’s fitness businesses as they would like during this week’s Livingston Fitness Crawl, a Livingston Business Improvement District event, beginning on April 23 and continuing through April 27.

For five days, no purchase is necessary at the following locations:

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Full Pet Grooming Service 25% OFF

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Cloud Canine Grooming Salon & Spa in Little Falls is open for business and owner and pet stylist Melissa DiRoma is offering 25% off a FULL GROOMING SERVICE for all new customers. Call (973) 837-8884 or visit to schedule your appointment. Mention promo code TAP DOG for discount. 

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Free Wellness Event at The Joint Chiropractic

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The public is invited to a "Wellness Event to Remember" at The Joint Chiropractic in West Caldwell on Thursday, April 19 from 7 p.m. to  9 p.m.

Guests will include:

Michael Piercy, owner of The Lab
Justyna Debski, owner of Revive Mind Body
Karen Caplan, owner of Nutrition Transitions

Join the ...

Luxury Facial Services 50% OFF

MILLBURN, NJ - DeAmour Salon & Spa is proud to announce its newest team member, Renee Rudikh, formerly of the famous Georgette Klinger Spa at the Short Hills Mall.

Rudikh has extensive experience and specializes in a plethora of facial styles including: deep pore cleansing/European, microdermabrasion with collagen, teenage, men's, back, LED and customized European ...

YMCA $0 Enrollment in April

LIVINGSTON, NJ - For the month of April, the West Essex YMCA is offer $0 enrollment. 

Take advantage of all that your local Y has to offer for the whole family!

Personal Training
Group Classes
Low monthly membership
And much much more!...

Check out all that the Y has to offer HERE

About the West Essex YMCA:
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Upcoming Events

Mon, April 23, 1:30 PM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

Monday at the Movies: LOVING VINCENT

Arts & Entertainment


Wed, April 25, 10:00 AM

Estelle Finkel Center for Learning, Livingston

Upcoming 2018 Spring SAT and ACT Courses


Wed, April 25, 7:00 PM

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange

Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity


Essex County Executive Announces Improvements to County Parks System

April 22, 2018

ORANGE, NJ - Using the tennis courts in Essex County Irvington Park as the backdrop, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced last week that the tennis courts in Irvington Park and Weequahic Park, and the basketball courts in Ivy Hill Park and Monte Irvin Orange Park will receive facelifts with new asphalt playing surfaces, equipment and fencing. The project is part of ...

Abilities Expo 2018 Offers Resources for People With Special Needs

April 22, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston’s Abilities Expo 2018 will be held on Sunday, April 29, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Livingston High School. This family-friendly event showcases a variety of resources, products, services and technologies for people with special needs – all under one roof. The Expo is co-sponsored by Livingston Public Schools and the Livingston Advisory ...

Letter to the Editor: Don't Complain. Vote!

April 12, 2018

Don’t Complain; Vote!

It’s no secret that people have strong feelings about what’s happening in our country. It’s also true that much of politics is local. In November, 11th District residents will have the opportunity to choose a new congressional representative who will not only serve as a critical check on the federal level, but also determine how our distract fares ...

Cluelessly Clueless

I teenaged my way through high school under the assumption that my parents had no idea what I was doing.  I like to think I was pretty good at withholding information and presenting situations in ways that were other than they really were.


Still, sometimes they found things out.  Like the time my friends plopped me on our front door step at one o'clock in the morning ...