Livingston Top Stories

May 30, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to reach the maximum number of people from the Livingston community, Livingston Vision 20/20 has opted to post a new mini-survey survey every month rather than distributing its traditional community survey in hopes that this will encourage residents to take between two and ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When a 17-year-old Livingston resident discovered that even the simplest of toys can help sooth shelter animals, many of which have likely been mistreated and have difficulty trusting humans, she decided to work with students from her former elementary school to make as many pet ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston announced on Friday that its recreational summer camp will open in July with several changes and variations after Gov. Phil Murphy officially lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are as ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston High School (LHS) National Honor Society (NHS) recently held its first virtual induction ceremony, where the district honored the 152 inductees listed below. The objectives of the Julius C. Bernstein Chapter of the NHS of Secondary Schools are “to create an ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Heritage Middle School (HMS) students Dasara Kurti, Joanna Liu and Sylvie Friedman took top spots in the Oratorical Declamation and Interpretive Reading sections of the 2020 Union Catholic Forensics competition, which was held virtually on May 18. Friedman placed first in the ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although Livingston programs and events continue to be affected by the pandemic—including the latest status updates provided below on popular township events such as the annual 4th of July celebration, Youth Appreciation Week, summer gazebo concerts and more—the township continues ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies—something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing ...

Read more »

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — As COVID-19 continues to threaten the health of millions in New Jersey and throughout the country, evidence also continues to demonstrate that nursing homes and assisted living communities are being ravaged by the pandemic. The Alzheimer’s Association recently released ...

Read more »

NEWARK, NJ – A 38-year-old man from Pompton Plains in Morris County has admitted to maliciously calling in a bomb threat to a religious institution in Livingston in 2017, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. James Triano pleaded guilty via videoconference before U.S. District Judge Kevin ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Shortly after Livingston High School (LHS) Key Club President Priela Safran approached Livingston’s Senior, Youth & Leisure Services (SYLS) about what the club could do to help senior citizens during the health crisis, club members compiled a handful of video messages into the ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although Livingston’s annual Memorial Day ceremony and parade have been canceled this year due to the pandemic, the Township of Livingston reminds residents that all township buildings and facilities, including all fields and courts, remain closed to the public through the holiday ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the Livingston Police Department recently responded to a domestic disturbance that led to an arrest, a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian and the theft of a package.  Domestic Dispute Leads to Arrest of East Orange Man Police were called to a Thames ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the 10-person limit on outdoor gatherings on Friday and has granted up to 25 to congregate so long as all individuals adhere to the proper COVID-19 safety protocols.  Altering the restrictions does not impact indoor ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ — While updating the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) on district finances during Monday’s board meeting, Business Administrator Steve Robinson confirmed that Livingston Public Schools (LPS) intends to apply for the $100,204 grant that recently became available through the ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ — While taking various courses in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Livingston teen Molly Cantillon and Millburn teen Melanie Herbert recognized a gender gap in technology and entrepreneurship that they aspire to fill through an organization they ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In New Jersey Family’s first-ever Mompreneur of the Year contest, which recognizes small businesses owned and operated by New Jersey mom, Livingston mother of three Mona Malhorta was named the winner in the “Style” category for her business, The Millionaires Closet. Working ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Rather than wasting “the extra time [they] have been given” due to the pandemic, four Livingston High School (LHS) juniors—Nicki Depalma, Lauren Belcuore, Jamie Porigow and Becca Cullen—have “decided to take this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ — There were six new COVID-19 cases in Livingston on Monday morning, according to data released by Essex County, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in Livingston to 459 with 63 deaths being attributed to COVID-19. Murphy signed an executive order on Monday allowing ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Recognizing local businesses as “an important part of [the Livingston] community’s identity,” the Livingston Business Improvement District (BID) recently partnered with the Township of Livingston to support independently owned businesses with the community that have been ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School student Erin Chang, a graduating senior who intends to pursue a career in neuroscience and was also named the valedictorian of the Class of 2020, was recently selected as one of 2,500 seniors across the country to be awarded a $2,500 scholarship through the ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Municipal tennis and pickleball courts have officially been reopened in the Township of Livingston as of Saturday morning with new safety protocols being put in places to ensure the health and safety of all players.   If these protocols are not followed, the township reserves ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Local comediennes Jennifer Bahler and Ilana Saltzman recently produced an 18-day series called “Livingston’s Got Talent” (LGT), which will feature daily video clips of Livingston residents showcasing their expertise from May 16 to June 2 and will benefit Livingston Philanthropies, ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Nearly two months after President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has announced the grant amounts being awarded to individual school districts through the Elementary and Secondary ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, senior member at Livingston-based accounting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, recently provided much-needed insight on the government sending stimulus checks to deceased individuals. In the segment, entitled “Coronavirus Stimulus Checks Being ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Despite dipping into surplus funds in order to mitigate anticipated revenue losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to support relief programs being established for local small businesses, the Livingston Township Council introduced its 2020 municipal budget on Monday with a ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Community members are invited to participate in a first-of-its-kind live event on the “Livingston Education!” Facebook page Wednesday, where a panel of experts will lead a discussion on timely issues surrounding special education beginning at 7:30 p.m. In addition to fielding ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- The Livingston girls basketball team will be changing divisions next winter, while the boys basketball team will remain in its current division. The girls' program will move up to the Liberty Division of the Super Essex Conference from the Colonial Division in which it resided ...

Read more »

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Police Department announced on Monday that Officer Charles “Rob” Roberts, a Livingston High School graduate of 1992, has died at age 45 due to complications from COVID-19.  According to the Township of Glen Ridge, Roberts is the first line-of-duty death in the ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Days before Mother’s Day, Livingston mom Heidi Rome published a book that was inspired by a conversation she had with her nonverbal son after a new technology enabled him to share his thoughts. Her novel, entitled “You Just Have to Love Me—Mothering Instructions from My Autistic ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The official closure of all state schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year has impacted every sports program in New Jersey, including the Livingston High School (LHS) track team.  Not being about to run any of the meets on their schedule this spring has not ...

Read more »