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When Stroke Strikes

The message is simple, and worth repeating: When it comes to stroke, time is brain. Here's why: In an ischemic stroke (the most common form of stroke), an arterial blockage causes blood flow in the brain to stop. The absence of normal blood flow results in an absence of oxygen—and without oxygen, healthy brain cells begin to die, one after another. Without medical intervention, a person can be left with severe disabilities and impairments. "Stroke is a race against time," says Robert Felberg, MD, the new Medical ...

Academic Honors - Livingston

Valerie Faith Schnapp, a freshman attending Virginia Tech, has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholar (NSCS). A 2014 Livingston High School graduate, Valerie has also earned the designation of “Dean’s List.” NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first-year and second-year college students. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class standing.

Academic Multiple Paths-International Education Services and Consulting

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Have you written your 10 resolutions for 2016? If so, why not try 11 resolutions this year and add finding the right college fit to your list? No list written yet? Then why not start with completing a college application as one of your academic career goals for 2016. There are a multitude of academic paths available to you, so do not limit your search to institutions and campuses that you are already familiar with or have heard about from a friend. Instead, think globally, think of yourself, your aspirations ...

Accessibility with Dignity

Handi-Lift Inc. recently completed the installation of two vertical platform lifts as part of the renovations at the famous Marriot Marquis Hotel in Times Square NYC. The two lifts serve back of house areas at the Marquis Theatre, which has been the home of famous shows like Evita and Follies. Handi-Lift was chosen by Turner Construction to provide these lifts as part of the major renovations to retail spaces, theatre back of house areas, and new digital signage. Our installation team did a great job overcoming the challenges of ...

Admit U to College

LIVINGSTON, NJ - It's been an exciting summer for Admit U Consulting, a Livingston-based college planning firm, which since 2003, has been providing individualized and comprehensive services designed to help families navigate the college admissions process. Admit U’s counselors also “pride themselves on working closely with students and parents” in aiding them in making informed decisions in finding the "best fit" schools. However, the company, established by 1995 Livingston High School graduate, ...

Athlete of the Week

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Based on the efforts of the girls’ team this season, the West Orange High School TAP Team has recognized junior Teresa Narduzzi as a standout, and has selected her as the Athlete of the Week. Teresa Narduzzi has been swimming for eight years—both for the high school and for club teams. She swims year round and considers swimming one of her passions. She said she enjoys the breaststroke the most. “Swimming in college is one of my dreams,” said Narduzzi. “I want to swim D1, or at a Big ...

Beth's Blueprint

SNACK TIME! Need a “little something” to help you through the afternoon to fend off the 3 p.m. slump? Do you find yourself in front of the snack drawer or the vending machine when your eyes are starting to droop and need a nap?  Click below for the solution--snack recipes from some of my favorite food bloggers. These healthy “mini meals” are easy to make and give you that extra boost of energy. Plus, they are so good that you won’t even be tempted by the vending machine. Click ...

Book Reviews

Blake was all bullshit except for the bomb. His baby-bald scalp burned bacon-red, the same color as the tips of the Bull Brands he smoked. Extras poked from the slash pocket of his frayed Army field-jacket, sleeves cut at the shoulders. Yard-sale purchase: Blake wouldn't last a minute as a soldier. But his harms about the bomb were the truth; he worked as a physicist at Los Alamos to develop the bomb tested in the Alamogrodo desert. In July 1945, Blake watched New Mexico burn. Now he was back to see what was ...

CPA Q&A

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF/CGMA, Member, Levine, Jacobs & Company, L.L.C., recently joined forces with Jennifer E. Presti, Esq, Mandelbaum Salsburg, P.C., when they co-authored an article published in “New Jersey Law Journal.” The article, “Great, I’m Divorced, Now What,” discusses the various financial issues newly divorced individuals might face. Karu and Presti provide a step-by-step guide for handling finances, budgeting, investment management, pensions and ...

Chamber Spotlight

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to spotlight Estelle Finkel Center for Learning, a full service learning center focusing on tutoring for Pre-K through adults, general subject area tutoring, SAT and ACT Prep, AP Prep, Private School Admission Prep, College Advisory, and Educational and Psychological Diagnostic Evaluations. Here is an interview with owners Amanda and Christopher Patrick. Estelle Finkel Center for Learning- Livingston, NJ 125 W Mt Pleasant ...

Dad in the Box

There can be no better feeling than hurling an uncooperative piece of electronics out a window.  It must satisfy our most basic human desire for revenge.     Oh yeah?  If you are so smart, how can you be so stupid? That’s what I would say as I watch it smash into pieces on a cold and uncaring sidewalk that has no use for technology.    The other day, as I struggled to think of something to write, my new computer monitor went to sleep indiscriminately and would not awaken from its dark-screen ...

Daughters of Israel Corner

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Daughters of Israel participated in a training course under the Healthcare Research and Educational Trust of NJ (HRET), a program of the NJ Hospital Association (NJHA) Institute for Quality and Patient Safety, to reduce HAI/CAUTIs (healthcare care associated infection/catheter-associated urinary tract infections), a common issue in older adults, particularly those in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. As a result of its participation, Daughters of Israel achieved a Zero CAUTI rate for six months, which means ...

Discount Travel News

Oct 17/15 - Oct 24/15 - GreenLinks Golf Resort Only $525 per week for a two bedroom suite! (Sleeps 4) Expedia, Booking, Hotels, Priceline, and Travelocity are SOLD OUT!  Expedia normally charges $1593.18 for a two bedroom suite!  Our Travel Club Members will save a minimum of $1068.18 (67%) on this one vacation!   Located directly on the fairway, this resort is any golfers dream. Choose from two highly rated signature golf courses - the Robert Trent Jones SR. or Lee ...

Engineering Department Projects

4-Inch Mill and Pave of Various Streets: Under this contract the Contractor will install drainage improvements to reduce existing standing water and icing within the Township right of way, replace/install curbing, retrofit existing inlets with bicycle safe grates and Type N curb pieces, construct barrier free ramps and mill and pave Amherst Place, Audobon Road, Hepworth Street, Irving Avenue, Midway Drive, Montgomery Road, Northfield Court and Orchard Lane. UPDATES: Construction has begun on Midway Drive with curb replacement and ...

Exceptional Kids

WAYNE, NJ - On March 14, Meadow Geltzeiler, a fifth grader at Burnet Elementary School in Livingston, received the “New Jersey Enthusiastic Reader Award” at the New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) spring meeting, which was held at William Patterson University. Out of more than 300 nominees, Geltzeiler was the North Jersey Elementary School winner. “I was so excited when I found out I won,” said Geltzeiler. “I was thrilled for Meadow, and so proud, but I didn’t realize what a big ...

Eye Level Learning Center

Although classroom and study habits have changed with advances in technology, standardized testing remains a constant measure for students. It is an efficient tool to categorize and compare student performance, whether for achievement, placement, or measuring aptitude. Preparing for these tests is just as important as mastering the material. Below are helpful tips from Eye Level, the global leader in self-directed learning, for any math or English evaluation: Read as much as possible. Reading helps build vocabulary, which is a ...

From the Firehouse

Livingston Fire Chief Christopher Mullin warns residents of a recent recall involving  A.P.C. Surge Protectors due to potential Fire Hazard. Schneider Electric Recalls APC Surge Protectors Due to Fire Hazard This recall involves APC 7 and 8 series SurgeArrest surge protectors manufactured before 2003. The model and serial numbers are located on a label on the bottom of the surge protector. The two numbers that follow the first letter or letters in the serial number sequence indicate the year of manufacture. The unit is included ...

Game On: College Admissions Playbook

CBRG sheds light on why crowdfunding sites for tuition are not a sustainable option- Figuring out how to pay for college can be a worrisome and stressful task for students and families. Some students are leaning toward crowdfunding sites (where the online community contributes or "invests" in the student's education) to help lessen their tuition burden.  However, in an NJ.com article, "Crowdfunding your college tuition? N.J. student says online village should invest $47K in ...

Golda Och Academy Corner

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Golda Och Academy has just announced the fall schedule for its Enrichment Academy, which will "offer stimulating programs" for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The classes, which are open to the public and will run for eight weeks, will be held on Sundays from Oct. 18 through Dec. 13, at the Wilf Lower School Campus. Among the programs offered are: Aviation Rocketry (Grades 3-5), Basketball (Grades K-2 and 3-5), Fashion Design (Grades 2-5), Hands-On Engineering (Grades K-2, ...

Health News You Can Use

A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on September 22, 2016 in conjunction with the 9th Annual National Council on Aging Falls Prevention Day,  showed that 29 million falls occurred in older adults in 2014 causing 7 million injuries resulting in 27,000 deaths. For a summary of the report go to: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/313064.php For the complete report go to: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6537a2.htm?s_cid=mm6537a2_w Used this news Falling is serious business for older ...

In Search Of Flavor

MILLBURN, NJ – Opening a new restaurant is no simple task, particularly if it intends to cater to an educated fine dining audience.  Though the competition for diners’ dollars in “the biz” is tough everywhere, it’s particularly risky for the fine dining establishment as the relative investment in construction, equipment, staff and ingredients is much higher than opening, say, a similarly sized diner.  According to a Cornell University study, 60 percent of restaurants will fail in the first year.  ...

Internship Program - TAP into Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Writing for the town paper looks great on college transcripts and right now, TAP into Livingston is interviewing Student Interns. We are looking for bright, inquisitive, energetic and creative interns to fill multiple positions. Schedules and weekly hours are flexible. Student Interns will write on school sporting events and school events. They will also take photos. Students from LHS, Newark Academy, Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy and other Livingston-based high schools are invited to apply to write for their ...

JB Real Estate Advantage Report - Livingston

Dear Friends: Last week, my family and I visited Charlotte, North Carolina. The purpose of the trip was to watch our daughter participate in the national swim invitational. Needless to say, the entire event was a wonderful experience for all of us. During our trip, we also had the opportunity to see our friends, who had moved there from West Orange last summer. I sold their home and arranged for a Realtor in Charlotte to assist our friends to buy a new home. As an affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Jordan Baris Inc.

Jane Greene and Lauren Stone for Coldwell Banker

Hello Everyone! We hope you all have been enjoying this beautiful weather. Just a friendly reminder from your neighborhood realtors... When you turn your clocks ahead, remember to protect your families by changing the batteries on your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Best, Lauren Stone & Jane Greene

LTV: Livingston Television - It's All About Livingston

Coming Thursday on LTV...  ** AROUND TOWN WITH JOYCE AND ANDREA **  LTV's long-running talk show is back! Tune in to "Around Town" for topics all about Livingston.   Guests include: 1. Fire Chief Christopher Mullin to talk about Fire Prevention Week; 2. Kevin Francione to fill us in on UNICO's Italian Festival; and 3. Mayor Al Anthony to discuss what's happening in town.  Thursday at 4pm and 7pm, plus additional repeats. Check the full LTV schedule at the link ...

LYCS LEADERS: News & Views

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The public is invited to attend an Artists’ Reception of the LYCS LEADERS Grade 5 Club Recycled Sculpture Exhibition on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7:00 p.m., in the main entrance of the Senior/ Community Center, which is located at 204 Hillside Ave. Refreshments will be served. LEADERS is a community-based, after-school program that provides leadership training, healthy life choices, and social skills to students in grades one to 12 in the Livingston school district. LEADERS is a program of the Township of ...

Lancer Athletics

If you are a student in need of a summer job Northern Aqua Inc. is also in need of lifeguards for the summer months.  If interested, call Keith Doyle at 973-851-9927 or email him at kdoyle@northernaquainc.com for more information.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: I appreciate the calls, as our residents not only keep me informed as what has been happening, involving scams and identity theft attempts in Livingston, but also alert me of new scams that are starting or those that have not been around for a while. Last week, I was informed by a resident that a call came from his cable company indicating there was a mistake in his payment and unless the balance due was immediately paid by credit card or electronic check his service would be immediately terminated. The caller knew all of ...

Livingston Athlete of the Week

LIVINGSTON, NJ – A center plays a major role on a basketball team, especially by controlling the ball underneath the basket. On Saturday, against Millburn, Livingston’s center, Omari Beaubien, led Livingston High School's (LHS) boys’ varsity basketball team to a 56-52 win. As a result of his efforts, skills and determination, and because he led the Lancers in scoring with 16 points, Omari Beaubien has been named TAP into Livingston's Athlete of the Week. "This was not only a huge win for the ...

Livingston Community Corner

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Fifth graders celebrated the year's end with awards assemblies and the traditional “clap outs” on their final day as elementary-school students. The awards ceremonies featured the presentation of certificates in a variety of subjects — everything from music to citizenship and chess, and President Awards for achievement.  At the Hillside ceremony, roses were presented to the parents, with their youngest child's moving up, the end of their own elementary-school years. At Burnet Hill, ...

Livingston Education Foundation (LEF)

LIVINGSTON, NJ – With the recent past memory of a successful Homecoming Hall of Fame 2014 event, the Livingston Education Foundation (LEF) is beginning plans for 2015. The first step is taking nominations from the school and broader community. Nomination forms may be obtained on the LEF Website www.livingston.org/lef, by emailing, lef@livingston.org or by calling, 973-535-8000, x8898. The deadline for submission is January 15, 2015.  The Livingston High School Hall of Fame honors outstanding alumni who have contributed ...

Livingston Police Dispatch

This Saturday, May 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., join us for Livingston's Annual Community Safety Day/Police Expo. Hosted by the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association, this annual event is both fun and informative for the whole family.  The Opening Ceremony is at 11:00 a.m. and will be followed by musical entertainment by DJ Eazy Mix, free child IDs, police K-9s and more! Bring your family for a meet & greet with Batman & the Batmobile; see a State Police Helicopter land; check out the Mobile ...

Livingston Township Corner

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Friends of the Livingston Library is running its “Take A Chance on the Library” raffle & auction during the month of April.  Culminating April 30, the event invites all members of the community to “take a chance on the library” by purchasing 50/50 cash raffle tickets bidding on more than a dozen items in its silent auction. “By running ‘Take A Chance’ activities all month, we will overlap with National Library Week, the theme of which is ‘Unlimited ...

Livingston's Athlete of the Week

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Pitchers have one of the toughest jobs in baseball—they are involved in every play and the team relies heavily on them to perform well. Mark Silvestri has had an explosive start to his 2015-2016 season as a pitcher for Livingston High School, winning his first three games as a starting pitcher. For his consistent and impeccable pitching, TAP into Livingston has named Silvestri the Athlete of the Week. In three league games, Silvestri racked up a total of 34 strikeouts including 14 strikeouts in his third game ...

Lost in Suburbia®

Sometime between the end of last spring and the beginning of this fall, someone snuck into my closet and shrunk all my jeans.  I tried to convince my husband that we had a problem with the dryer, but since all of his jeans still fit, it was a hard sell.  Without thinking it through, he scoffed and suggested that maybe it wasn't the jeans – maybe it was me.  “Are you saying I got FAT?” I demanded. “What? No. Never,” he said, backing out of the room like he’d stepped on a ...

Lulu & Lattes

On Oct. 14, I was invited to a preview of Fresh Market before the grand opening tomorrow in Livingston. I have been patiently awaiting for this store to open. The bar was set low when the Pathmark of Livingston, NJ closed several years ago. Therefore, I was extremely surprised to find out that Fresh Market was taking the old, dirty Pathmark’s space and they were gut renovating it!! Let me walk you through my store visit today… When you walk in, you can grab a cart. I love the size of this cart. I ...

Next Great Step: "Bridging the Gap from College to the Real World"

College graduation is upon us and both parents and students have mixed emotions about this day. As a parent, you are likely beaming but possibly even teary-eyed as another chapter is coming to an end. As a student, you are likely relieved it is over, exhausted from the journey, but excited for the real world to come – to reap the reward of successfully transitioning to your dream job after years of academic pursuit. Then comes reality – trying to translate what was learned in college into getting a meaningful job. Click HERE ...

POSITIVELY! Public Relations

Public relations plays a significant role in most businesses. Big businesses have many departments helping the company run including a public relations department. Although the bigger corporations need public relations assistance, what about the smaller businesses? Brenda Hendrickson is the owner of Brenda Hendrickson, CSA and the author of How To Be a Frugal Millionaire. She was able to shed light about the importance of public relations on small businesses. “I have a business. I do my advertising. I do my marketing. I do ...

Party with Z Best

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Planning a classy affair? David Z Caterers of Livingston can provide you with full service off-premise catering that meets all of your needs, from a white glove/black tie event to a backyard BBQ, with all of the fixings. David Z offers the ultimate in luxurious, stress-free entertaining and can handle all the details from flowers to food. "Come to us to feel like a guest at your own affair," invites Dan Blue, who together with his wife, Brooke Snyder-Blue, own and operate David Z. The Blues are part of ...

Sobel Solutions

Attention all law firms! The voting for the New Jersey Law Journal's Annual Readers Choice Awards opened on August 29, 2016!  Sobel & Co. is very proud to be listed under Category 5 - Accounting/Banking/ Finance/Insurance: #3  -  Best Economic Damages Valuation Provider #4  -  Best Forensic Accounting Provider #5  -  Best Litigation Valuation Provider Sobel Tinari Economics Group (STEG) is listed under Litigation Support as: #15 Best Overall Expert Witness #18 Best Expert Witness ...

Summit Medical Group Corner

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Summit Medical Group Foundation (“SMGF”) is holding its annual Gala, on Saturday, June 6, at 6:00 p.m. at The Grove, located at 691 Pompton Avenue, in Cedar Grove. Hosted by Andy Cohen, executive producer and host of “Watch What Happens Live,” Bravo’s late night, interactive talk show, the evening will feature musical guest Laura Bell Bundy, Tony-nominated Broadway star, recording artist, and film and television actress, as well as cocktails, dinner, and live auction. For ...

Superintendent’s Column

More than 1,000 pieces of art from all nine of our schools will be displayed in this year’s art show, “Art Through the Ages,” which opens at the Livingston Mall on Thursday, April 24 at 6 p.m. The artwork being displayed includes paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, ceramics, sculptures, metal arts, collages, mixed media and a range of interdisciplinary projects developed in conjunction with classroom teachers. Pieces are representative of the Visual Arts Curriculum of Livingston Public Schools, which is ...

TAP into Livingston is Hiring

LIVINGSTON, NJ – TAP into Livingston is now looking for professional journalists and writers to join our team. Freelance Reporters: TAP into Livingston is hiring freelance reporters to seek out, pitch and write stories on a freelance basis. Responsibilities include, attending local events, writing original content and submitting them the same day. Reporters must have their own vehicle and camera. Compensation: Per story fee will be determined by writing experience. Desired story topics include: Government (town council ...

TAP into Our Livingston Sponsors

If you have a little one at home, chances are, you have to make an obscene amount of decisions on a daily basis.  Little ones…big ones….little ones that seem like big ones…and everything in between.  You probably even reserve some time in your week by now to pull a few strands of hair out in frustration while facing all these decisions that will affect your little one, right? Ok, maybe that is just me, but anyway, whether you have bald spots or not, you still need to know one of TAPintoLivingston.net’s ...

That Embroidery Guy

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Marco Thompson (www.thatembroideryguy.com) founded the West Orange business That Embriodery Guy in 2014. Thompson said he loves working with people to create things that are important and memorable, but even he is amazed that in addition to shirts, hats and bags, he’s also done costumes for Broadway, TV, concerts and movies. After three decades in telecommunications, Thompson was looking for career change – one that challenged him in a new way. “After lots of years of designing phone systems, I ...

The Banker's Blog

Business development in banking today has dramatically changed from when I first started in banking in 1984. Developing a customer base in the Eighties and Nineties was as easy as placing an advertisement in the paper and doing a direct mail piece notifying prospects within a certain radius of your branch that you had Free Checking, would Buy Back their inventory of checks and give them a toaster or TV if they opened their new account with a certain amount of new money. I remember lines out the door with new customers waiting to open ...

Tips from MoleSafe

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As summer continues to heat up, people are flocking to the state’s pristine beaches. But young people are taking part in a dangerous, new trend. Referred to as “sunburn art” – and also known as “tan tattoos” – people use sunscreen or temporary tattoos to create designs on the skin, then leaving the areas surrounding the “art” unprotected from the sun’s rays, purposely getting burned for the sake of body art. But experts are cringing at the practice, declaring ...

Township News

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Livingston's citizens are invited to come see ideas and concepts and give their thoughts on the future for Livingston's Memorial Park at the Community Open House, which is being held on June 10, between 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., or between 5:00 pm. to 7:00 p.m., outside the Library, which is located at 10 Robert Harp Drive. In case of rain, the event will be held across the street in the ground floor conference room at Town Hall, located at 357 S. Livingston ...

Tune Into Tola

As per usual, death was on the menu for the Season Six finale of “Game of Thrones.” Four of my six predictions (Lancel, Loras, Tommen and the High Sparrow) were gone in one fell swoop—not to mention Queen Margaery, Lord Mace, Kevan Lannister and Grand Maester Pycelle, how convenient. Pycelle needed to go sooner rather than later, but I’m heartbroken over the loss of Margaery. Walder Frey was finally put in his place by both a Lanninster and a Stark. And as Cersei takes the Iron Throne for herself, we once again have ...

What's New in Sports Health

The purpose of this annual event is to ensure the athlete is safe to play his/her sport. The idea is to identify any condition that could lead to an injury. In the young athlete, the leading cause of death is sudden cardiac death. Screening for cardiovascular risks is a critical component. The two parts of the pre-season screening is the history and physical. The history is a questionnaire, that is filled out prior to the screening, with the help of a parent when necessary. Many conditions are found from these answers.The physical ...

Where Are They Now?!

TUCSON, Ariz. - Kirk Perrini, a 1984 Livingston High School graduate now living in Tucson, Ariz., is looking to his Livingston friends and family to help support his daughter in her longtime dream to represent the United States in the 2024 Olympic Games as a javelin thrower. The Perrini family recently set up a GoFundMe page, humbly asking for assistance in the 13-year-old athlete’s quest to realize her dream as she approaches this week’s Regional 10 Championship and the USA Track & Field National Championship on ...

Y Works

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The nation’s largest charity evaluator has awarded the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges its top rating for the fifth year straight in recognition of the organization’s sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.  “Only six percent of the charities we rate have received at least five consecutive four-star evaluations, indicating that Metro YMCAs of the Oranges outperforms most other charities in America,’’ Charity Navigator President and CEO Michael ...

YOLO Kids

It's very important to maintain a good, healthy weight. You can run around your neighborhood or walk a dog, dribble a soccer ball or shoot some hoops. Whatever it is, you should always do some sort of exercise. You should also always be kind to everyone around you, no matter what.  The “Girls on the Run” program takes about 30 girls and shapes them into to better people, and trains them to run a 5K. Not only does your child get a lot of exercise, but they also learn how to truly be a good friend and person. Whether ...

Your Family Matters

Who remembers real, live, face-to-face communication? All right, it’s a bit dramatic. But the fact is that we have become used to relating to others without the benefit of our senses – sight, hearing and touch – and our relationships could be richer and more fulfilling with them. Today’s tip is “Look into my eyes”. You will never have as much direct, honest and sincere communication as when you gaze into someone’s eyes. Take a look. It is said that the eyes are the window to the soul.

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