TOP LOCAL News

May 6, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Despite facing the trials and tribulations that many small businesses endured as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, StretchLab of Livingston has regained its former success since reopening in June 2020 by enhancing its services and maintaining a steady stream of loyal ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Sixth graders at Livingston’s Mt. Pleasant Middle School (MPMS) will present their spring musical “Dear Edwina Jr.” on Thursday, May 6 and Friday, May 7 at 7 p.m. “Dear Edwina Jr.” is a one-hour children's story by the same creators as “Junie B. Jones” about 13-year-old Edwina ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Future entrepreneurs from Riker Hill Elementary School will have the opportunity to display and sell their products to members of the Livingston community on Thursday during the school’s one-night-only TREP$ Marketplace being held on site at 31 Blackstone Drive from 6 p.m. to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Longtime Livingston resident and volunteer extraordinaire Keith Hines was recently selected as the recipient of the 2021 Humanitarian Award by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Oranges & Maplewood Branch and will be honored during the local ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two Quizbowl teams from Heritage Middle School (HMS) recently competed in the National Championship Tournament, where the Heritage B team placed 58 out of 112 teams by winning four out of eight challenging rounds, and the Heritage A team won five out of eight rounds on day one to ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Two Essex County Vaccination Centers, including Kmart at 235 Prospect Avenue in West Orange and Essex County College at 177 West Market Street in Newark, are now open for walk-in appointments from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday to anyone who resides, works or attends school ...

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NUTLEY, NJ — Sophia Mount pitched a four-hitter to help the Livingston softball team defeat Nutley, 7-0, on Monday. Mount struck out 13 batters and walked just one in her seven innings of work. Caitlin Mullen hit a home run and drove in two runs for the Lancers (5-0), who scored two in the first ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Of the 162 Livingston residents included in the age breakdown of April COVID-19 cases, more the 58% were 30 years old or younger, with 59 cases being reported among residents age 11 to 20 and 20 cases being reported among residents age 10 or younger, according to the Livingston ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston’s Holli Ehrlich and Robert Allen, husband-and-wife founders of New Media Connection, along with Livingston residents Martha Ackermann and Alan Karpas from Healthy Community Healthy Youth (HCHY) and Neeli Berger Margolis from LTown Lowdown reunited last weekend to produce ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, has announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest-possible safety rating of "A’" by The Leapfrog Group in its Spring ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Public Schools (LPS) district’s annual Gifted and Talented (GT) Art Show, featuring the work of LPS elementary and middle school students, is now on virtual display through June 1. Mara Rubin, LPS Supervisor of Visual and Performing Arts, said she was thrilled to ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — Impact100 Essex, a collective giving circle of 100-plus Essex County women, hosted a virtual panel earlier this month called “On the Ground,” which discussed inequities facing local nonprofits competing for funding. Members considered how changes in the grant-making process could ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Police Department (LPD) is partnering with Livingston Public Schools to celebrate Bicycle Safety Week from Sunday, May 2 to Saturday, May 8. According to the LPD, this week was selected to coincide with National Bike to School Day, a nationwide event that ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Homewatch CareGivers of South Orange recently invited clients, caregivers and community members from South Orange, Livingston, West Orange, the Caldwells, Montclair and Whippany to join in an afternoon of magical fun as part of a continuing effort to provide entertainment to ...

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NEW JERSEY — Walk-in vaccinations are now available to all New Jerseyans age 16 and older at all six vaccine mega-sites during select times, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who announced the news on Thursday. A list of mega-sites and selected times for walk-in vaccinations can be seen ...

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NEW JERSEY — In the wake of a new federal rule that will disregard race considerations when evaluating the organ procurement organizations (OPO) that help register organ donors and facilitate donations across the country, an advocacy group is addressing the disparities that could arise from the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Three ordinances related to affordable-housing units that were up for final hearing in Livingston on Monday were tabled until the next Livingston Township Council meeting on May 10 at the conclusion of public comments that lasted nearly three hours. If adopted, the three ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) has been awarded its 19th consecutive “A” Hospital Safety Score rating by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. SBMC, an RWJBarnabas Health facility located in ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the Livingston High School (LHS) Black Student Union (BSU) recently came up with a hands-on, meaningful and innovative way to address issues of racism and privilege and to promote diversity and inclusion, self-love and advocacy within the Livingston Public Schools (LPS) ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Every day in the Township of Livingston, hundreds of employees patrol the streets, extinguish fires, repair roads, administer vaccines, enforce laws, issue licenses, balance budgets, collect leaves, design roads and drainage improvements, perform safety inspections, hold programs, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has announced plans to sign an executive order allowing day camps and sleep-away camps to open this summer, stating on Wednesday that he is pleased with the way COVID-19 numbers are trending downward in New Jersey.   "Because of everything you are doing, we are ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Demolition has officially begun at the former Northfield Baptist Church at the corner of South Livingston Avenue and East Northfield Road, where the township recently approved an application by Livingston Builders, LLC, to create a mixed-use residential and retail development at ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — When U.S. News & World Report, considered the “global authority in education rankings,” unveiled the 2021 Best High Schools ranking on Tuesday, Livingston High School was named No. 16 in New Jersey, jumping nine spots from its previous ranking at No. 25. The local high school ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, the Livingston Township Council read a proclamation on Monday declaring April 2021 as Autism Awareness Month in Livingston and raising awareness about the importance of early intervention. Mayor Shawn Klein explained that one in 54 ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A group of Heritage eighth graders who have been promoting autism awareness and acceptance since second grade as Jr. Autism Awareness Ambassadors for Autism New Jersey and members of Livingston’s Super 6, recently teamed up with fellow ambassador and advocate Timothy Rohrer to ...

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EDITOR'S UPDATE: Please note that due to weather, this event will now be held on the scheduled rain date of Thursday, May 6, 2021.  LIVINGSTON, NJ — Future entrepreneurs from Hillside Elementary School will have the opportunity to display and sell their products to members of the Livingston ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Over the last week in Livingston, from April 19 to April 26, the Livingston Health Department has reported 37 new cases of COVID-19 among residents and two deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, marking the first COVID-19 deaths since Feb. 5 and bringing the township’s ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — As discussed at the Livingston Township Council meeting on Feb. 22, Livingston Senior, Youth & Leisure Services (SYLS) reminds residents that weekend-only pool memberships remain available and that the deadline for the decision regarding the opening of Northland Pool for the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After hearing mixed but productive feedback from community members during a public forum held earlier this month to educate the public about cannabis legislation recently passed statewide and garner input about local regulation, the Township of Livingston is inviting further ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Horseneck Motorcycle Riding Club, based in Livingston since 2014, kicked off its 2021 riding season this weekend with a Patch Rebranding Celebration. In addition to a members’ breakfast that include a presentation of the newly designed patches and banner, a spiritual ...

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