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Take This Month’s Mini-Survey on Livingston SYLS Programs and Pools

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 four minutes each month to voice their opinions on crucial matters.

The mini-survey for ...

Livingston Summer Camp Among Many New Jersey Programs to Reopen in July

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 follows, according to the state:

Child care centers (June 15)
Non-contact ...

Livingston Cancels July 4th Celebration; Provides Updates on Programs and Services

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 to provide essential services to all residents and has gradually been adding other ...

Livingston Key Club Shares Special Video Message to Honor Veterans

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 following montage as a special way to honor veterans on Memorial ...

18-Day “Livingston’s Got Talent” Event to Benefit Livingston Philanthropies, Inc.

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, Inc. (LPI).

Inspired by the recent ‘”Livingston ...

Livingston Mom’s Nonverbal Son Inspires First Memoir

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 Child,” is an extension of Rome’s mission to help other parents ...

Paper Mill Begins Live Streaming Weekly "New Voices" Concert Series

MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse has officially launched a series of live-stream events featuring its annual New Voices Concert, which is the culmination of Paper Mill Playhouse’s Summer Musical Theater Conservatory. 

After beginning on Monday with the 2019 concert, Paper Mill will continue streaming these events live on Paper Mill ...

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Casting Announced for Paper Mill Playhouse's  'Rising Star Honors'

May 24, 2020

MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for “Rising Star Honors,” presented by the Investors Foundation, a virtual celebration of New Jersey high school students, many of whom were unable to perform their high school musicals due to the current Covid-19 health crisis.“Rising Star Honors” presented by the Investors ...

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Essex County Emergency Food Distribution to be Held May 28

May 24, 2020

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 forced out of work and are not able to afford food. 

The event will be held as ...

Consider School Board Candidacy for Livingston Public Schools

May 27, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Local school board membership is a challenging and rewarding way to serve your community and its schoolchildren. Now is the time to consider school board candidacy for the Livingston Board of Education. In November, voters will elect one candidate to serve for three years.

A candidate must file a nominating petition with the county clerk for his or her name to appear on ...

Coronavirus Pandemic Adds to the Admiration as Hospital Honors Local EMS Members

Overlook Medical Center celebrated the work of the dedicated EMS first responders throughout the communities it serves with awards, gifts and other recognition as part of the national EMS Week, May 18–22.

“The first responders throughout our region have been our steadfast partners through the height of the pandemic, and their collaboration in caring for our patients during this ...

Atlantic Health System Leads Phase 1 Study on CPI-613® (Devimistat), First-in-Class Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care’s Angela Alistar, MD, medical director of GI medical oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of the Phase 1 Breakthrough Treatment Center, is lead author of a phase 1 study of CPI-613® (devimistat), a unique first-in-class treatment for locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, in combination with two chemotherapy drugs.

Community Conversations: Is It Safe To Have Surgery?

James C. Wittig, MD, chairman, Orthopedic Surgery, Morristown Medical Center, medical director of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology and Sarcoma Surgery for Atlantic Health System, joined host Luke Margolis for the latest edition of our Facebook Live event series, Community Conversations. Dr. Wittig shared what our patients need to know before having an important surgery that’s been ...

Surprising Benefits of the Virtual Visit

When Atlantic Health System put telehealth into effect to help control the spread of COVID-19, I thought, I’m going to hate it. I felt strongly that there’s no substitute for in-person visits, and expected that trying to communicate using video apps would be cumbersome. So I was surprised to find that there are some real benefits to virtual medicine.

I noticed, for example, a ...

Protect Your Health: Do Not Put Off Important Medical Care

The safety of patients and team members is Atlantic Health System’s top priority. To make sure emergency departments across Atlantic Health’s hospitals remain safe for every patient who enters, reconfigured processes and facilities are in place to optimize safety and improve the patient experience.

All care is delivered with strict rules around social distancing, universal mask ...

Atlantic Health System Earns New Level of Recognition for Environmental Sustainability, its Overlook Campus Again Taking Top Honors

Atlantic Health System achieved a new level of recognition for its accomplishments in environmental sustainability, receiving the System for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. Its Overlook Medical Center once again earned Practice Greenhealth’s highest honor, the Top 25 Environmental ...

NJ's Unemployment Rate Soars to Highest On Record

May 22, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – The head of the state's Department of Labor said Thursday that the measures enacted to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 have resulted in the state’s unemployment numbers soaring to their highest recorded levels.

Robert Asaro-Angelo said that the state’s unemployment rate has hit 15.3% - the highest level since the state first started recording the ...