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Saint Barnabas Medical Center Inducts New Medical Staff Leadership

May 9, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The nearly 1,600 attending physicians at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) recently elected leaders among the group to serve two-year terms as Medical Staff Officers.

Inducted at the Quarterly Medical Staff Meeting in April were Alan Garten, MD, who will serve as Medical Staff President as well as First Vice President Michael Addis, MD; Second Vice President John ...

StretchLab Livingston Stresses Importance of Assisted Stretching in Wake of Pandemic

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 members.

When the hands-on assisted-stretching studio was forced to close in March ...

Construction at Northfield Center in Livingston Begins with Demolition of Baptist Church

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 the location, dubbed “Northfield Center.”

The proposal, which was given ...

Hillside Elementary School Students to Present Entrepreneurial Marketplace on April 29

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 community on Thursday during the school’s one-night-only TREP$ Marketplace being ...

The Barker Lounge Livingston Provides Superior Boarding Services Year-Round

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With summer weekends and holidays quickly approaching, The Barker Lounge daycare, boarding and grooming facility of Livingston encourages area dog owners to consider its boarding services as a healthy alternative to a standard kennel.

For $69 per night per dog during the peak summer season all boarding guests at The Barker Lounge participate in all-day cage-less ...

Edison Heating and Cooling: Check and Replace Cooling Units Before Summer Hits

EDISON, NJ — With signs of spring popping up throughout New Jersey, the hot and humid days of summer—and the non-stop running of home and office cooling systems—are just around the corner. Mike Iarrapino, owner of Edison Heating and Cooling, is reminding area residents that spring is the best time of year to have units checked and replaced if ...

Livingston Mart Owner Fulfills Needs of Neighborhood with Opening of L Town Liquors

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Longtime Livingston resident Sam Patel, owner of the Bindu Patel Building that houses Livingston Mart and Assado Portuguese Steakhouse on North Livingston Avenue, is contributing his business expertise to the community once again with the opening of L Town Liquors.

With certified sommelier Jeff Straub at the helm, L Town Liquors brings a high-quality wine, beer ...

Highly Anticipated Renovations at Livingston's Crystal Plaza Near Completion

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A renovation project that has been in the works for more than four years at Livingston’s Crystal Plaza, one of the top event venues in the tri-state area, is finally nearing completion as indoor gathering restrictions also continue to ease in New Jersey. 

After breaking ground on the project in February 2020, the Crystal Plaza Group recently revealed its ...

Advance Auto Parts Donates to Livingston Police Department as Part of Grand Opening

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Advance Auto Parts (AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts retailer, celebrated the grand opening of its Livingston location at 437 Mount Pleasant Avenue on Friday, where Livingston Mayor Shawn cut the commemorative red ribbon alongside members of the township council, Livingston Business Improvement District and Livingston Area Chamber of ...

Livingston Township Authorizes Redevelopment Study of Livingston Mall Property

LIVINGSTON, NJ — At the recommendation of the Livingston Mall Committee and approval of the Livingston Township Council, the Livingston Planning Board has authorized a study to determine whether the Livingston Mall property is eligible to be designated as “an area in need of redevelopment.”

The recent closing of Sears, which is currently being utilized as a COVID-19 ...


Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Announces New Chief Operating Officer

May 9, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Alec Grabowski has been named chief operating officer (COO) for Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center.  He replaces Tim O’Brien, who was promoted to chief executive officer in August 2020.

Grabowski comes to Mountainside Medical Center with over a decade of healthcare leadership experience in a variety of hospital settings including; United Health ...


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Livingston Student Named All-Star Player When Quizbowl Teams Compete at National Championship

May 4, 2021

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 qualify for the double elimination playoffs that were held on the second day of the ...

Livingston Mom

Dear Livingston,

I moved here 7 years ago from a small town outside of Philadelphia.  My daughter was 11 and just starting middle school.  The two of us moved into my at the time boyfriend’s house (now my husband).  We were so excited to move here!   When my husband and I were dating I would come up and stay here every other ...

Do or Do Not? Parenting the Star Wars Way

Two very important events occurred in 1977. One, I was born.  Two, Star Wars came out. I’ll let you contemplate which was more important, but I am willing to concede that my birth may not be number one.

Thirty-five years later when I found out that my wife was pregnant, one of the first things to enter my mind was...what order to show my child the Star Wars movies? I ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Amber Alert in Essex County: State Police Seek Missing Infant Last Seen in East Orange

May 10, 2021

EAST ORANGE, NJ — New Jersey State Police are searching for Chinna Payne, a Black female infant, who was reported missing on Monday afternoon.

According to police, she is suspected to have been abducted by Damion Payne, a 27-year-old Black male who was last seen driving a 2016 Nissan white Altima with Virginia plates (VPF6043) in East Orange. The suspect ...

Advocacy Group Applauds Murphy, Legislators for Effort to Fight Organ Donor Insurance Discrimination

May 10, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Science in Donation, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating on behalf of the interests or members of the donation and transplant communities, is celebrating Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of a new law that prohibits insurance discrimination against living organ donors.

Since its launch, the group has been advocating against ...


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