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Livingston's Keith Hines to Receive Humanitarian Award by Oranges & Maplewood NAACP

May 4, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Longtime Livingston resident and volunteer extraordinaire Keith Hines was recently selected as the recipient of the 2021 Humanitarian Award by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Oranges & Maplewood Branch and will be honored during the local chapter’s Freedom Fund Gala on Saturday, May 8, at 7 p.m. 

Hines, a ...

Livingston Sings! Anniversary Show Highlights Local Arts and Acts of Kindness

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston’s Holli Ehrlich and Robert Allen, husband-and-wife founders of New Media Connection, along with Livingston residents Martha Ackermann and Alan Karpas from Healthy Community Healthy Youth (HCHY) and Neeli Berger Margolis from LTown Lowdown reunited last weekend to produce their second musical telethon to benefit Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors ...

Impact100 Essex Announces New Equity Grant, Hosts Panel on Equitable Giving

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Impact100 Essex, a collective giving circle of 100-plus Essex County women, hosted a virtual panel earlier this month called “On the Ground,” which discussed inequities facing local nonprofits competing for funding. Members considered how changes in the grant-making process could reduce the impact of privilege and the racial funding gap for local ...

Livingston's Jr. Autism Awareness Ambassadors Host Inspirational Guest Speaker for Virtual Event

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A group of Heritage eighth graders who have been promoting autism awareness and acceptance since second grade as Jr. Autism Awareness Ambassadors for Autism New Jersey and members of Livingston’s Super 6, recently teamed up with fellow ambassador and advocate Timothy Rohrer to spread awareness and acceptance of Autism Spectrum Disorder within the community during ...

Livingston Horseneck Motorcycle Riding Club Kicks Off 2021 Season

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 ceremony for a safe riding season by Navajo Christine Ayala and a group ride, ...

Livingston Resident Seeks Volunteers to Join Local Chapter of Young Men’s Service League

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston resident Connie Breece is looking to establish a chapter of Young Men’s Service League (YMSL) in Livingston and is currently recruiting mom-and-son teams as well as board members and additional volunteers to join her efforts.

The YMSL is an organization that helps foster compassion, confidence and leadership in teens throughout their high school years as ...

Livingston Sings! Anniversary Show to Celebrate Arts and Local Acts of Kindness

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A live, virtual, music-based fundraising initiative that aired on April 5, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to raise awareness and funds for Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors (LNHN) returns this Sunday in an effort to once again connect the Livingston community spiritually and emotionally.

During the first “Livingston Sings!” event, dozens ...

16 of Livingston's Most Inspiring Women Receive Praise for Outstanding Contributions

EDITOR'S NOTE: Dr. Krisitn Fless, Division Chief for Pulmonary Medicine at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, has been added to the list of women honored during this event for her dedication as a pulmonologist in the care of critically ill COVID-19 patients. 

EDITOR'S NOTE: Livingston resident Jeanne Silberman, known locally for helping hundreds of residents ...

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 Native Urges Residents to Join Mission to Rid Streets of Garbage

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston native Jason Cohen, a local realtor at Coldwell Banker who has been passionate about keeping litter off the streets of Livingston for the last few years, recently became known for these efforts as he started extending the invitation to other residents to join in bi-monthly Saturday-morning cleanups.

Cohen, who was publicly recognized by the ...

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Livingston Law Firm, Skoloff & Wolfe, Fights to Feed Hunger

April 27, 2021

Skoloff & Wolfe, P.C., a Livingston law firm specializing in matrimonial and family law, property tax appeals, and business and private litigation, presented a check for $6,225 along with approximately 180 pounds of non-perishable food to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey as a result of the company’s Fight to Feed Hunger campaign.

The law firm matched all employee contributions ...

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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 ...

Do or Do Not? Parenting the Star Wars Way

Two very important events occurred in 1977. One, I was born.  Two, Star Wars came out. I’ll let you contemplate which was more important, but I am willing to concede that my birth may not be number one.

Thirty-five years later when I found out that my wife was pregnant, one of the first things to enter my mind was...what order to show my child the Star Wars movies? I ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Walk-In Vaccination Appointments Now Available at Two Essex County Sites

May 4, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Two Essex County Vaccination Centers, including Kmart at 235 Prospect Avenue in West Orange and Essex County College at 177 West Market Street in Newark, are now open for walk-in appointments from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday to anyone who resides, works or attends school in Essex County.

As of this week, the county vaccination centers at Sears in ...

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 ...

The Barker Lounge Livingston Provides Superior Boarding Services Year-Round

April 12, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With summer weekends and holidays quickly approaching, The Barker Lounge daycare, boarding and grooming facility of Livingston encourages area dog owners to consider its boarding services as a healthy alternative to a standard kennel.

For $69 per night per dog during the peak summer season all boarding guests at The Barker Lounge participate in all-day cage-less ...

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Jan 14, 1936 - Mar 27, 2021
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Rebuilding the Arts Will Help Heal Us

April 26, 2021

Our culture and society has been under attack now for over a year. One of the basic aspects of what makes us Americans, what makes us human, what connects us to each other has been taken away. It has been assaulted by a virus, and eroded by the needed response to it. Our shared communal experiences of singing and dancing together at a concert; seeing a story magically set to song before our eyes ...