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June 5, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Encouraged by the relatively “stagnant” total of COVID-19 cases reported in Livingston over the last few weeks, Livingston Township Manager Barry Lewis steered Monday night’s coronavirus update in a positive direction and focused on the next steps of reopening the ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — As of June 4, more than 162,000 cases of COVID-19 were reported in New Jersey. Although there is no currently available vaccine against coronavirus, Atlantic Health System is calling on its expertise and national reputation for conducting cutting-edge clinical trials in oncology, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School student Ethan Reiter, a graduating senior who intends to pursue a career in economics, was recently selected as the winner of a National Merit University of Chicago Scholarship—one of approximately 3,300 such scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Due to the impact that the pandemic and stay-at-home orders have had on the economy, the Livingston Fire Department has partnered with Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors, the Livingston Clergy Association and other groups to organize food donation drops to be held once a month ...

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PARKLAND, FL — Dr. William Shapiro, a former Livingston resident, died peacefully on June 1 at 90 years old after a long battle with lewy body dementia.   After serving in the United States Army during the Korean War, Shapiro taught history at Lincoln Junior High School, Mountain High School and ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse's "Rising Star Honors," presented by The Investors Foundation, drew more than 10,000 views on Facebook and YouTube as it premiered on Monday night.  The virtual show celebrated the nearly 100 New Jersey high schools participating in the annual Rising Star ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the Livingston Township Council, Livingston Police Department (LPD) and Livingston Fire Department (LFD) joined members of the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) and other Livingston Public Schools (LPS) administrators in surprising Livingston High School (LHS) seniors ...

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Editor's Update (Thursday at 10 p.m.): The SYLS has since announced that the movie being shown will be "Toy Story 4," and the event will be limited to 125 cars.  LIVINGSTON, NJ — After hearing about successful drive-in movie nights being held in other towns, a group of Livingston residents and ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Recognizing its status as one of the areas most affected by the coronavirus, Essex County has expanded its testing to some of Newark’s more hard-to-serve populations this week, including the Ironbound’s immigrant community.  Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin (D-Newark), who was part ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — More than 1,500 citizens from Hilltop City and surrounding towns gathered on Tuesday afternoon at Summit's Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJSMS) to show their support for the "Black Lives Matter" movement and to set a high bar for respectful, organized ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A group of approximately 125 community members gathered in masks at the Livingston Town Center on Monday night for what event organizers described as “a peaceful protest in response to the recent murder of George Floyd, the persistence of police brutality directed at black ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Livingston residents Abby Heltzer and Dani Pritikin, along with Short Hills resident Allie Benjamin, have recently continued a charitable endeavor they began last year called “Kostumes for Kids,” where the three young dancers collect costumes, shoes, and accessories to be donated to ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social-distancing measures. Youth summer programs will also ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In response to the protests that have taken place both locally and across the country following the death of George Floyd, Livingston Police Chief Gary Marshuetz stressed that the Livingston Police Department (LPD) does not support the actions of the former Minneapolis police ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — As of today, Livingston native Danielle Santola is the new franchise owner of TAPinto Livingston after several years of working as a part owner and managing editor for TAPinto Livingston, TAPinto West Orange and TAPinto West Essex. Santola is a 2010 graduate of Livingston High ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After Gov. Phil Murphy announced that approximately $335 million has been cut from his original school-funding proposal as a result of the financial impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, Livingston Public Schools (LPS) Superintendent Dr. Matthew Block said the reductions being proposed ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although Mental Health Awareness Month officially ended on Sunday, the Livingston Health Department recognizes that the COVID-19 outbreak “has been universally stressful” and that it is “as important as ever” for residents to take care of heir mental health. According to the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — There were no additional cases of COVID-19 reported in Livingston on Sunday, according to data provided by Essex County The total of COVID-19 related cases in Livingston as of Sunday morning was 471. There have been 66 deaths in the township attributed to the virus. Essex County ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — An Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event will be held on Thursday, May 28 at the Charles H. Bullock School in Montclair to help families negatively impacted by coronavirus. The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who have been ...

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