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Livingston Hosts First Juneteenth Celebration with Flag-Raising Ceremony and Other Festivities

June 21, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As Juneteenth was acknowledged for the first time as a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, hundreds of Livingston residents came together on Saturday for a flag-raising ceremony culminating in a musical picnic at the Livingston Memorial Oval.

The success of the ceremony was thanks to the Livingston Committee for Diversity and ...

Kiwanis Club of Livingston to Host Annual 4th of July Swim Karnival at Haines Pool

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Kiwanis Club of Livingston has announced that its annual Fourth of July Swim Karnival will be held on Sunday, July 4 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mervyn V.T Haines Pool, located on Wahler Road near Livingston High School. Participants must arrive at the pool no later than 9:45 a.m. on July 4th, as the opening ceremony will begin at 10 ...

Essex County Trucks Spraying for Mosquitoes Overnight in Livingston Through June 20

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Residents are advised that Essex County mosquito-spray trucks began treating areas of Livingston and surrounding communities on Tuesday and will continue doing so overnight from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. from Wednesday night through Sunday morning.

According to the Essex County Department of Public Works Office of Environmental Affairs, this is being done as part of the ...

Livingston Hosts Sixth Annual Pride Flag Raising and LGBTQ Community Celebration

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the sixth consecutive year, the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) celebrated LGBTQ Pride Month in conjunction with the township by raising the Pride flag outside Livingston Town Hall.

This year, the LCDI also hosted a family-friendly event at the Livingston Public Library prior to the ceremony and raised a modified “Progress” Pride ...

Series of Juneteenth Events in Livingston to Culminate with Flag Raising and Other Festivities

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the first time ever, the Township of Livingston will recognize Juneteenth—the oldest-known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States—with a series of virtual events for all ages throughout the week that will culminate with an in-person flag-raising ceremony on Saturday, June 19 at 6 p.m. outside Livingston Town Hall and a ...

Livingston to Raise New "Progress" Flag as Part of Pride Month Events

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In honor of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month, celebrated nationally during the month of June to recognize the 1969 Stonewall Uprising and promote equality for the LGBTQ community, the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) will host a family-friendly event at the Livingston Public Library (LPL) at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, ...

Livingston Community Honors Vets on Memorial Day Despite Cancellation of Annual Parade

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Led by the Commanders of American Legion Post 201, Jewish War Veterans Post 740 and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2856, a ceremony commemorating the service of Livingston’s World War II, Korean War and Vietnam-era veterans attracted residents of all ages, local first responders, family members of current and former military personnel and more to the Livingston ...

Livingston Historical Society to Open Ely Cemetery on Memorial Day 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Historical Society will open the historic Ely Cemetery, located on Hillside Avenue, for public tours on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The cemetery was established by Captain William Ely, a veteran of the French and Indian War, on a rood (quarter acre) of his land in 1777 when his daughter Elizabeth Ely Jones and her second husband, ...

Thousands Gather in Livingston to Support Israel and Combat Anti-Semitism

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Thousands of area residents united in Livingston on Sunday morning to demonstrate solidarity with Israel and to condemn the recent string of anti-Semitic attacks occurring globally and in the United States.

Representing Reform, Conservative and Orthodox institutions from Livingston, West Orange and beyond, supporters gathered at Suburban Torah Center in ...

Livingston's Annual Town-Wide Community Cleanup Event to Be Held May 22

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After being canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Township of Livingston is hosting its fourth Pick-It-Up! town-wide cleanup event on May 22 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., with a rain date scheduled for May 23.

Organized by the Pick It Up! Livingston Committee and sponsored by Dunkin' Donuts, New Jersey Clean Communities and Sustainable Jersey, the ...


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JESPY Featured in NBC’s Pride Segment

June 24, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE — Every year during the month of June, Pride is celebrated across the country. JESPY House, a South Orange nonprofit that supports adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, was recently included in an NBC Today Show online segment that highlighted the month and its importance.

To put the spotlight on various aspects and issues of concern to the LGBTQ+ ...

Photos Wanted: Share Your 2021 Graduation Photos with TAPinto Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In an effort to properly honor the many milestones being reached this week by Livingston Public School (LPS) students, TAPinto Livingston is asking the public to share photos from any events related to the graduation of students from Livingston High School, Heritage Middle School or any of the LPS elementary schools. Kindergarten and Preschool graduation photos from ...

Special Offer for New Families with Incoming Third Graders at Temple B'nai Abraham

​Temple B’nai Abraham is excited to offer to new-to-TBA families with an incoming 3rd grader, a program where they will pay only tuition to the  JLP and their security fee and have their membership Jewish Learning Program.  Dues  will be waived for 6 months (September 2021-February 2022)!  You will not be billed for any membership dues until March 1, ...

Sadness in Dads: It’s a Bigger Problem Than You Think

Did you know that approximately 1 in 7 mothers suffers from a postpartum mental illness, such as postpartum depression (PPD)?

Did you know that approximately 1 in 10 dads suffers the same thing?

And did you know that, if mom is suffering from PPD, 50% of their partners likely will as well?

The Monday after Father’s Day has, for the last few years, been christened International ...

Longtime Friends Spreading the News in Bordentown

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When longtime friends Elizabeth Meyers and Kristin Antonello saw that the greater Bordentown area was in need of a hyperlocal news outlet, they jumped at the opportunity to bring TAPinto into the community.

The two recognized Bordentown as a community that would benefit from a TAPinto site because there was no publication devoted only to local news.

“There was a ...

Essex County News: George Floyd Statue Defaced One Week After Unveiling in Newark

June 24, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — A 700-pound bronze statue of George Floyd unveiled last week near the steps of Newark City Hall was defaced late Wednesday night, authorities said.

Before 6 a.m. on Thursday, police reported that a sergeant in the area of City Hall noticed the statue of Floyd was defaced with graffiti. The face of the statue was also painted black, and in ...


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My Own Little Gay History in South Orange

June 14, 2021

When Peter and I were living in Jersey City, circa 1995, we received a flyer about musical instruments being sold by the Seton Hall Music Department at rock-bottom prices. Peter really wanted a piano in the house — even though neither of us were masters of the instrument. But it would fit nicely in our living room, and I had always grown up with a piano in the house.

So we ...