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Livingston Math Team Places First Out of Over 500 Teams in Prestigious Competition

May 15, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Five Livingston High School students from Cheryl Coursen's Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus BC and Multivariable Calculus classes—including Aditya Desai, Sidhant Srivastava, Leo Stepanewk, Edward Wang and Charles Yu—recently placed first out of more than 500 teams in this year’s MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge (M3) competition and will receive a ...

Livingston Public Schools Adopts 2021-2022 Budget with $87 Tax Increase to Average Home

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The average Livingston home, assessed at approximately $700,000, will see an annual school tax increase of approximately $87 based on the final 2021-2022 district budget as adopted on Tuesday at the conclusion of the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meeting and public hearing.

The Livingston Public Schools (LPS) budget, which is further broken down in the photos ...

Riker Hill Elementary School Students to Present Entrepreneurial Marketplace on May 6

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Future entrepreneurs from Riker Hill 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 held on site at 31 Blackstone Drive from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Through the TREP$ program—which empowers children to become ...

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

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 High School's Black Student Union Advocates for Equity Across District

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the Livingston High School (LHS) Black Student Union (BSU) recently came up with a hands-on, meaningful and innovative way to address issues of racism and privilege and to promote diversity and inclusion, self-love and advocacy within the Livingston Public Schools (LPS) community.

Participating BSU members—including Naomi Bekuretsion, Sinit Mehari, ...

Livingston Jumps Nine Spots in U.S. News & World Report's 2021 Best High Schools Ranking

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When U.S. News & World Report, considered the “global authority in education rankings,” unveiled the 2021 Best High Schools ranking on Tuesday, Livingston High School was named No. 16 in New Jersey, jumping nine spots from its previous ranking at No. 25. The local high school also jumped eight spots from its public high school ranking of No. 14 in the ...

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 ...

Livingston High School Clubs Collaborate on Anti-Asian Hate Fundraisers

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In response to the recent spate of Asian hate crimes, the Livingston High School (LHS) Chinese Culture Club, Chinese Honor Society and Filipino Club have been fundraising for Stop AAPI Hate, a non-profit organization that tracks and reports hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

As part of their collaborative fundraising efforts, the three clubs are ...

Livingston Music Education Program Receives National Recognition For Fifth Year

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the fifth consecutive year, Livingston Public Schools (LPS) has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 22nd year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that ...

Livingston Health Occupations Students of America Chapter Earns Top Awards in State Conference

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston High School (LHS) chapter of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), whose mission is to empower young people to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration and experience, recently earned awards in the New Jersey HOSA State Leadership Conference. 

HOSA members from both secondary and ...

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West Essex YMCA Invites Teachers to Try the Y for Free During May

May 3, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ - In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, the West Essex YMCA is offering all local teachers and their families free use of the Y for the entire month of May.

“Our communities are stronger because of our teachers and the tireless commitment they have to the education of youth, especially when confronted with unprecedented challenges this past year. To show our ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

Community Conversations: AFib, Heart Health and Stroke Prevention

People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) are five times more likely to have a stroke than the average person. In this Community Conversation, Atlantic Medical Group cardiologists Timothy Mahoney, MD, and Michael Katz, MD, answer your questions on managing AFib and reducing your risk of stroke. See all of Atlantic Health System's Community Conversations ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

Essex County Has Second-Highest Gas Prices in New Jersey Following U.S. Cyber Attack

May 12, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally. 

In Essex County, the price at the pump has hit $3.08 as of Wednesday, part of a national trend in high gas ...

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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CareOne's EVP and CNO Share their Thoughts on Nurses Day 2021

May 13, 2021

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To CareOne nurses and all nurses everywhere:

Each May we celebrate the birthday of the pioneer of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. From the start of her career, Florence Nightingale was challenged with crisis such as Cholera and the trauma of war. These crises provided a deep desire to improve care and conditions for her patients. The birth of the modern ...