Livingston Top Stories

January 19, 2019

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Per tradition, the Township of Livingston has lowered its flags to half-staff in honor of former Livingston Mayor G. Robert “Bob” Leopold upon his passing on Jan. 12. Current Mayor Al Anthony, who served on the Livingston Planning Board with Leopold for nine years, led the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The names of the three individuals being considered to fill the empty position on the Livingston Township Council were officially announced this week, along with an explanation as to why the selection committee considered only registered Democrats despite receiving several resumes ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston boys basketball team is at the top of its game after a 37-20 victory over West Essex on Tuesday gave the Lancers their fourth win in the last five games. “Defensively, we set the tone pretty early tonight, which is good because we know [West Essex] does a pretty ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Livingston ice hockey team is back on the winning path following a dominant 4-0 victory over West Morris Central on Monday evening at Codey Arena. “It’s always nice to get a win,” said Livingston head coach Dave Conklin. “I really think we’ve been playing well this ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston-based certified public accounting and advisory firm SobelCo has announced that Mariana Moghadam and John Mellage have been named as members of the firm. According to managing member Alan Sobel, both individuals had already made significant contributions to the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston girls basketball team is back on the winning track after a dominant 43-22 victory over Belleville on Thursday evening. “We were a little careless with the ball in the first half, but we were better in the second half and started to run our plays,” said Livingston ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy recently appointed Livingston residents Theresa Edelstein and Joe Fiordaliso to positions on different statewide boards in New Jersey. Edelstein, who has been appointed to the Independent Mental Health and Addiction Fee-for-Service Transition ...

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STATEN ISLAND, NJ — The Livingston High School (LHS) boys track and field team started the new year on a high as the Lancers matched up against the fastest teams in Essex County at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island. Competing against 26 other teams, the Lancers combined efforts ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After welcoming Pamela Chirls and Ronnie Konner back to the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) to serve their next three-year terms and electing Buddy August as the next LBOE president, there was a split vote among the five board members in the election of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Joe Cullen, a senior athlete who starts on both the football and boys basketball teams at Livingston High School, has been selected as a 2018 Mini Max High School Award winner for the State of New Jersey for his performance on the varsity football team this fall. According to ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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MILLBURN, NJ -- In a couple of decades of coaching basketball at Livingston High School, coach Dave Cohen can't remember having many pleasant experiences in Millburn High School's gym. But Livingston senior guard Joe Cullen remembered well what happened when Millburn invaded Livingston's gym ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although Jan. 21 will be a day off for most as the country celebrates Martin Luther King Day, the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) will invite the community to attend the township's annual "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service" at the Livingston Senior ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In his final act as mayor, Ed Meinhardt nominated fellow Livingston council member Al Anthony for mayor in 2019 and received unanimous support from Shawn Klein and Rudy Fernandez, who were sworn into new terms alongside Meinhardt during Tuesday’s reorganization meeting after being ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The West Essex YMCA is hosting an all-day open house event, featuring free fitness classes, youth activities and more on Saturday, Jan. 5. Fitness classes will be open to the community in the morning from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by mid-day youth activities from 10:30 a.m. to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — New Years Day was filled with “a vast array of raw emotions,” outgoing Livingston Mayor Ed Meinhardt said as he reflected on his year as mayor, handed the gavel over to Al Anthony and officially began his next four-year term as a Livingston councilman. In his parting remarks, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Livingston ice hockey team made a positive stride on the first day of 2019 with a scoreless tie against Glen Rock, ending the Lancers’ two-game losing streak. “I really think we’re playing well,” said Lancers head coach Dave Conklin. “We’re playing well enough to win games, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston extended congratulations to the parents of the first baby born in 2019. Elias was the first baby born in the New Year at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Parents Eeva and Andy and their daughter Hanna (pictured) welcomed the fourth ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – A group of Livingston doctors recently joined the Livingston Sunrise Rotary for its local version of “Walk With A Doc,” a global walking program for everyone interested in taking step to a healthier lifestyle. The event was held at the Livingston Mall, Livingston Sunrise Rotary ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ — The Big “L” Club’s annual Big L Casino Night has been renamed “Duffy Casino Night” in memory of the event’s creator, Trish Duffy, a lifelong Livingston resident who died on Dec. 3 surrounded by family. The annual fundraiser, to be held on Jan. 25 at the Hanover Manor, will ...

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