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Livingston Coronavirus Cases Slow Slightly in February Compared to January

February 22, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Compared to the 211 cases of COVID-19 reported during the first 22 days of January, the Township of Livingston has reported 141 cases in the first 22 days of February, indicating a slight deceleration of new cases in Livingston after the township saw its highest monthly total in January.

There has also been one resident death reported in February, according to the ...

Extreme Winter Weather Delays Vaccine Deliveries in Livingston and Across New Jersey

EDITOR'S UPDATE (Sunday, Feb. 21): Appointments scheduled for first and second doses at all Essex County Vaccination Sites on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, have been canceled due to a delay vaccine shipments from the federal government. Canceled appointments rescheduled for some time next week, according to Essex County officials. 

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Severe winter ...

Livingston Mayor: Understanding Black History Can Aid in Fight Against Coronavirus

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In response to the “high degree of skepticism among minorities” he has seen in the community, including within his own ophthalmology practice, regarding the COVID-19 vaccines, Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein recently stressed how understanding Black history and learning from past injustices can help defeat COVID-19.

“With Black ...

Livingston Records 110 Cases Midway Through February; State Urges Double Masks

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As of Feb. 16, the Livingston Health Department (LHD) has reported 110 cases of COVID-19 within the community since the start of the month, indicating that the LHD has received nearly 40 fewer positive test results in the first half of February than in the first half of January.

Although there has been no age report provided for those who have contracted COVID-19 ...

Livingston Police Officers Receive Vaccine, Encourage Others to Follow Suit

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston Police Chief Gary Marshuetz and Captain John Drumm, who recently received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, are two of many Livingston police officers who have taken advantage of the opportunity to be inoculated at the Essex County distribution center located in the Sears building at the Livingston Mall.

“It is a privilege to be vaccinated ...

Livingston Health Department to Present Vaccine Info Session; State Passes 1M Doses

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Health Department (LHD)—which reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death attributed the novel coronavirus for cumulative totals of 1,505 cases and 83 deaths as of Monday—is hosting a virtual information session about the COVID-19 vaccine and registration process on Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The program, being held in ...

Livingston Shares Age Breakdown of Recent Coronavirus Cases, Update on LTC Facilities

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to reporting 309 new cases of COVID-19 cases in Livingston since the New Year—bringing the township’s cumulative case total to 1,474 as of Thursday—the Livingston Health Department (LHD) has also shared an age breakdown of all Livingston residents who contracted the virus from November through January and provided an update on ...

Livingston Surpasses 300 Cases in 2021; New Jersey Lifts Indoor Capacity Restrictions

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Halfway through the first week of February, the Township of Livingston has surpassed 300 new COVID-19 cases in 2021, with 291 cases in January and 18 new cases in February as of Thursday, Feb. 4, according to the Livingston Health Department.

January now marks the township’s highest monthly caseload since the height of the pandemic. There have been no ...

Livingston Resident Creates Campaign to Honor Coronavirus Victims, Encourage Vaccination

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Dr. Steven Arsht, a Livingston resident and orthopedic surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, was so overcome with emotion when he received his first COVID-19 vaccination that it led to the establishment of a new social media campaign intended to encourage others to get vaccinated while also honoring those lost to or otherwise affected by the novel ...


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Multiple Livingston Students Earn Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

February 23, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Several Livingston High School (LHS) students were recently recognized with Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative teens.

Three LHS students—Dara Seidman, Joyce He and Hannah Kim—took top honors this year by winning Gold Key Awards in their respective ...

“Did I do enough?” — Free Advice from Christy Sanborn

Dear Christy,

Recently I’ve been feeling very guilty about lots of things in my life.  My kids are getting older and will be off to college soon.  My parents are older and don’t have much time left.  I work full time and so does my husband.  At the end of the day I find myself asking, “Did I do enough?” Is there a way to know ...

Common Cooldown Mistakes Impeding Your Exercise Recovery

Everyone can relate to finishing a grueling workout and being so drained that you just want to crash. This is one of the biggest obstacles from working out, but it’s vital for your body’s well-being to ease into a stop, instead of slamming on the brakes.

It’s absolutely essential to properly stretch before your workout and to properly cool down afterwards. Post-workout ...

With Options for In-person PT Limited by the Pandemic, this New Jersey Rehabilitation Provider Used an App to Help Patients Find What They Needed

As the COVID-19 virus began to arise in communities throughout New Jersey, Atlantic Health System worked quickly to adapt and implement new methods in order to continue to deliver safe, exceptional care to patients.

While the health system was able to deploy telemedicine alternatives for many situations, there were many settings that still relied on in-person care – rehabilitation ...

‘All News Is Local’ is More Applicable than Ever Before

There’s a famous saying that “All politics Is local.” As politics has become nationalized and even local candidates are now being forced to follow or defend the pronouncements of the national political parties, the adage is seemingly less accurate.  Meanwhile, COVID-19 has caused the news industry to be turned on its head as all news is becoming local.

For instance, when ...

Older Adults Invited to Enter Essex County's Annual "Legacies" Writing Contest

February 23, 2021

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County residents ages 60 and older are invited to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the 2021 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest.

Those who submit entries by Monday, April 5, will be invited to the Division of Senior Services Legacies Award Ceremony in May 2021 ...

Recommendations for Healthy Living During the Pandemic, in Mind and Body

February 24, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — February is often considered a difficult month as it is mostly too cold to spend a lot of time outdoors, there is less sunshine, and we are generally stuck at home more than the rest of the year. Following lots of snow, snow days from school, many are just waiting for warmer weather and a change in our present situation. 

First, acknowledge how you are ...

Crystal Plaza in Livingston Offers Big Game DIY Short Rib Slider Kit

February 1, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A special Big Game DIY Short Rib Slider Kit designed to feed eight-to-10 hungry football fans is now available to area residents thanks to the expert culinary team at The Crystal Plaza in Livingston.

The self-contained party box, which costs $99 and will be available for pick up only, includes 10-to-15 servings of Crystal Plaza’s mouth-watering short ...


Wallace (Wally) Sugarman, age 87, died Thursday, December 10, 2020, in Tampa, Florida. Born in ...
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Skills That Make a Good Listener

Being a good listener — for example, as a family caregiver for aging parents — is one of the most critical, useful, yet difficult skills to master. When approached unconsciously, listening may look more like waiting for your turn to talk, or communications may fall into old patterns that don’t serve you. But when done with skill, practice, and intention, being a good listener is ...

New Jersey Reopens High School Sports to Spectators

February 21, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Restrictions on the number of spectators that can attend high school and other youth sporting events, both indoors and outdoors, have been eased according to a new executive order signed by Gov. Phil Murphy.

As he signed the order, the governor acknowledged that this announcement is one that "many athletes and many moms and dads have been waiting ...