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152 Livingston Students Inducted into National Honor Society During Virtual Ceremony

May 29, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston High School (LHS) National Honor Society (NHS) recently held its first virtual induction ceremony, where the district honored the 152 inductees listed below.

The objectives of the Julius C. Bernstein Chapter of the NHS of Secondary Schools are “to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy ...

Livingston Middle School Students Earn Top Spots in Virtual Forensics Competition

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Heritage Middle School (HMS) students Dasara Kurti, Joanna Liu and Sylvie Friedman took top spots in the Oratorical Declamation and Interpretive Reading sections of the 2020 Union Catholic Forensics competition, which was held virtually on May 18.

Friedman placed first in the Interpretive Reading competition while Kurti and Liu took first and second place, ...

Livingston Superintendent Reacts to Governor's Decision to Allow July Graduations

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies—something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing orders.

According to Murphy, the graduation ceremonies will be permitted to begin after July ...

Livingston Public Schools Present Update on District Finances

LIVINGSTON, NJ — While updating the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) on district finances during Monday’s board meeting, Business Administrator Steve Robinson confirmed that Livingston Public Schools (LPS) intends to apply for the $100,204 grant that recently became available through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSERF).

The ESSERF was ...

Livingston Teen's Organization Empowers Girls to Pursue Careers in Technology

LIVINGSTON, NJ — While taking various courses in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Livingston teen Molly Cantillon and Millburn teen Melanie Herbert recognized a gender gap in technology and entrepreneurship that they aspire to fill through an organization they recently established together.

GirlTechBoss, now a recognized 501©3 non-profit ...

Four Livingston Teens Launch "Revamped Style" to Help Make a Difference Worldwide

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Rather than wasting “the extra time [they] have been given” due to the pandemic, four Livingston High School (LHS) juniors—Nicki Depalma, Lauren Belcuore, Jamie Porigow and Becca Cullen—have “decided to take this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.”

Together, the four teens created a charitable endeavor dubbed ...

Livingston Senior Wins $2500 National Merit Scholarship

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School student Erin Chang, a graduating senior who intends to pursue a career in neuroscience and was also named the valedictorian of the Class of 2020, was recently selected as one of 2,500 seniors across the country to be awarded a $2,500 scholarship through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). 

She is pictured in the center ...

Livingston Schools Receive More Than $100,000 in Federal Relief Grants

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Nearly two months after President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has announced the grant amounts being awarded to individual school districts through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSERF).

Under the CARES Act, the ESSERF was established ...

Livingston Facebook Group to Host Live Webinar Focusing on Special Education

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Community members are invited to participate in a first-of-its-kind live event on the “Livingston Education!” Facebook page Wednesday, where a panel of experts will lead a discussion on timely issues surrounding special education beginning at 7:30 p.m.

In addition to fielding live questions from viewers, who will be able to submit them through the Facebook ...

Livingston District Explores Benefits and Financial Aspects of Keeping Facilities Closed

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although Gov. Phil Murphy’s recent decision to close all New Jersey school facilities for in-person learning through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year was difficult news to process, Superintendent of Livingston Public Schools Dr. Matthew Block has since expressed that there “would have been many logistical challenges presented to districts if [they] ...

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Consider School Board Candidacy for Livingston Public Schools

May 27, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Local school board membership is a challenging and rewarding way to serve your community and its schoolchildren. Now is the time to consider school board candidacy for the Livingston Board of Education. In November, voters will elect one candidate to serve for three years.

A candidate must file a nominating petition with the county clerk for his or her name to appear on ...

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Essex County Emergency Food Distribution to be Held May 28

May 24, 2020

MONTCLAIR, NJ — An Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event will be held on Thursday, May 28 at the Charles H. Bullock School in Montclair to help families negatively impacted by coronavirus.

The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who have been forced out of work and are not able to afford food. 

The event will be held as ...

Consider School Board Candidacy for Livingston Public Schools

May 27, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Local school board membership is a challenging and rewarding way to serve your community and its schoolchildren. Now is the time to consider school board candidacy for the Livingston Board of Education. In November, voters will elect one candidate to serve for three years.

A candidate must file a nominating petition with the county clerk for his or her name to appear on ...

Coronavirus Pandemic Adds to the Admiration as Hospital Honors Local EMS Members

Overlook Medical Center celebrated the work of the dedicated EMS first responders throughout the communities it serves with awards, gifts and other recognition as part of the national EMS Week, May 18–22.

“The first responders throughout our region have been our steadfast partners through the height of the pandemic, and their collaboration in caring for our patients during this ...

Atlantic Health System Leads Phase 1 Study on CPI-613® (Devimistat), First-in-Class Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care’s Angela Alistar, MD, medical director of GI medical oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of the Phase 1 Breakthrough Treatment Center, is lead author of a phase 1 study of CPI-613® (devimistat), a unique first-in-class treatment for locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, in combination with two chemotherapy drugs.

Community Conversations: Is It Safe To Have Surgery?

James C. Wittig, MD, chairman, Orthopedic Surgery, Morristown Medical Center, medical director of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology and Sarcoma Surgery for Atlantic Health System, joined host Luke Margolis for the latest edition of our Facebook Live event series, Community Conversations. Dr. Wittig shared what our patients need to know before having an important surgery that’s been ...

Surprising Benefits of the Virtual Visit

When Atlantic Health System put telehealth into effect to help control the spread of COVID-19, I thought, I’m going to hate it. I felt strongly that there’s no substitute for in-person visits, and expected that trying to communicate using video apps would be cumbersome. So I was surprised to find that there are some real benefits to virtual medicine.

I noticed, for example, a ...

Protect Your Health: Do Not Put Off Important Medical Care

The safety of patients and team members is Atlantic Health System’s top priority. To make sure emergency departments across Atlantic Health’s hospitals remain safe for every patient who enters, reconfigured processes and facilities are in place to optimize safety and improve the patient experience.

All care is delivered with strict rules around social distancing, universal mask ...

Atlantic Health System Earns New Level of Recognition for Environmental Sustainability, its Overlook Campus Again Taking Top Honors

Atlantic Health System achieved a new level of recognition for its accomplishments in environmental sustainability, receiving the System for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. Its Overlook Medical Center once again earned Practice Greenhealth’s highest honor, the Top 25 Environmental ...

NJ's Unemployment Rate Soars to Highest On Record

May 22, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – The head of the state's Department of Labor said Thursday that the measures enacted to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 have resulted in the state’s unemployment numbers soaring to their highest recorded levels.

Robert Asaro-Angelo said that the state’s unemployment rate has hit 15.3% - the highest level since the state first started recording the ...