Community Happenings

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In the midst of organizing a series of events and fundraisers for Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month this May, Livingston residents Xiaoshan He and Lynn Lin recently co-founded the Livingston Multicultural Parent Association (LMPA) in hopes that the group will ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — As a special “welcome back” after a long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Livingston Express Shuttle will be offered free of charge from May 17 through Labor Day, Sept. 6, with a schedule devised to provide maximum flexibility while following proper social-distancing ...

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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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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 — 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 — 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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SHORT HILLS, NJ — A group of women from throughout the Essex County area recently attended a Diwali Festival at the Short Hills Mall at the invitation of Livingston resident Khusha Vaidya, who serves as Essex County Brand Ambassador to The Corporate Diwali (TCD), an initiative established in effort ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the fourth year in Livingston, the township raised the Israeli flag in celebration of Israeli Independence Day at Livingston Town Hall, where the Livingston Township Council acknowledged the country’s 73rd birthday in partnership with the Livingston Committee for Diversity and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A Livingston resident and Hindu clergy members recently collaborated to form an organization called Hindu Community of Greater Livingston (HCGL) in an effort to help Livingston Hindu youth explore their identities, learn about ancient spirituality and connect with other young ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A virtual ceremony honoring Livingston’s most inspiring women of 2021 will act as the township’s culminating event for Women’s History Month on Sunday, April 18, at 4 p.m. The Livingston Township Council and the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) invite the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Residents, first responders and township officials stopped by the Livingston Memorial Oval last week to remember local soldiers during a National Vietnam War Veterans Day ceremony, where certificates were presented to the families of Livingston’s Vietnam War Veterans and special ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In honor of Women’s History Month in March, the social justice community action group Livingston Justice held a series of virtual events that included two read-aloud events for Livingston children featuring standout women of color and a panel discussion with female elected ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In the days following the shootings in Atlanta, Ga. that killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent, hundreds of Livingston residents stood in solidarity with the Asian-American community during a rally held Sunday at Livingston Town Center, a candlelight vigil held ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The ongoing discussion of whether to close one of Livingston’s two community pools—a topic that has been hotly debated for several years, but came to a temporary halt in 2020 due to the pandemic—has become a priority among township officials once again as the summer draws near and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In memory of David Shomakia, a Livingston High School senior who died earlier this school year, Livingston resident Christy Sanborn and her daughter, Leena, have come up with a unique way to celebrate their neighbor’s life and bring comfort to his family. Over the next week, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Construction is underway on a new “barn” located behind the gazebo at the Livingston Memorial Oval that will store all pieces of Livingston’s Camuso Holiday Display during the off-season. If all goes according to plan, Head Camuso Elf Thomas Cooney said the project should be ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston Justice, a social justice community action group based in Livingston, is nearing the end of its inaugural series of Black History Month events with only one event left in the lineup after hosting several well-attended virtual events throughout the month.  The event ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Chinese community welcomed the Year of the Ox with a three-part Livingston Chinese Culture Day (LCCD) event that featured a car parade, Zoom games and a gala performance. Thanks to the efforts of founding organizations Livingston Chinese Association, Livingston ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Chinese Culture Day (LCCD), historically drawing hundreds of community residents, will be held virtually on Saturday, Feb. 13. This annual event, founded in 2003 to promote Chinese culture and elevate multicultural understanding in Livingston and surrounding ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In celebration of Black History Month, the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) recently announced a line-up of events that began on Saturday with the dedication of a Black Lives Matter banner that is now displayed on S. Livingston Avenue in the pergola in front ...

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