Help the West Essex YMCA Support Heart Disease

October 14, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In partnership with RWJBarnabas Health, the West Essex YMCA is sponsoring a team for the American Heart Association Walk.

On Oct. 22, hundreds of people will walk at the Turtle Back Zoo and South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange with the mission of conquering heart disease. Supporters are invited to either walk one or three miles on that day, or pledge for ...

Livingston Library Initiative Brings in Hundreds of Donations for C.H.O.W.

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Thanks to the Livingston Public Library’s second annual Food for Fines initiative, which recently waived a single late fee for every non-perishable, unexpired item donated to Livingston Neighbor’s Helping Neighbors’ C.H.O.W. (Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse), $2,609.65 in fines were waived and hundreds of library accounts are now in good ...

Livingston Presents $200,000 Check to Habitat for Humanity for Affordable Housing

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Habitat for Humanity, a not-for-profit organization that provides housing rehabilitation and affordable housing within Essex County, was presented with a $200,000 check for the purpose of building affordable housing on Grand Terrace and Burnet Street during Monday’s meeting of the Livingston mayor and council.

“Livingston has a very serious ...

Livingston Christens New Saint Barnabas Medical Center Community Field

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The multipurpose turf field recently installed on Madonna Drive for the benefit of Livingston recreation and high school athletes of all ages and sports was officially unveiled as the Saint Barnabas Medical Center Community Field on Monday.

Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein, members of the Livingston Township Council, Livingston High School Athletic Director David ...

Livingston's Bob Leopold Retires After Decades of Service to Township

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Upon his retirement from the Livingston Planning Board, Robert Leopold was presented with an honorary plaque on Monday during the Livingston Township Council meeting for his many years of service to the township.

Leopold, who has served as mayor twice (1985 and 1989), was a councilman from 1983-1990, and was named Citizen of the Year in 1990 and 2001. He served, is ...

Livingston High School Red Cross Club to Host Blood Drive for Las Vegas Victims

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In light of the recent devastation in Las Vegas, Livingston High School (LHS) Red Cross Club will be hosting an impromptu blood drive on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the LHS Auditorium.

“We need your help,” said Lexi Branca, president of the LHS Red Cross Club. “It is very last minute, and we need all of the donors we could ...

RWJBarnabas Health's Lou LaSalle Recognized with NJBIZ Inaugural ICON Award

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Louis LaSalle, RWJBarnabas Health's senior vice president of corporate external affairs, was recently honored with NJBIZ’s inaugural ICON award, presented to professionals over 60 years old who have been successful within their individual businesses, within their industry and also within their community.

NJBIZ, New Jersey’s leading business journal, ...

Livingston High School Educator Named Essex County Teacher of the Year.

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) announced its 21 County Teachers of the Year for the 2017-18 school year, Livingston High School (LHS) science teacher Mary Walmsley was recognized as Essex County Teacher of the Year for her valuable contributions to her school community.

The honor gives Walmsley the opportunity to serve as an ambassador of education ...

Livingston's Keith Hines Thanks Community for Support Through Recent Illness

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After the Livingston community came together earlier this summer to raise more than $20,000 to help resident Keith Hines with medical expenses following his recent diagnosis of cancer and other heart-related issues, Hines attended the mayor and council meeting last week to express his gratitude.

“This town is one of the best towns I’ve ever lived ...

Metro YMCA Awards Kenneth A. DeGhetto Champion's Cup to Exemplary Board Member for Second Year

WEST ORANGE, NJ — For the second-consecutive year, a Morris County business leader received the prestigious Kenneth A. DeGhetto Champion’s Cup at the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges’ 23rd annual Kids Care Club Golf Outing held Sept. 18 at Montclair Golf Club in West Orange.

Daren Phil, president and chief operations officer of Suburban Consulting Engineers, Inc., is the ...

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Emerge NJ to Host Women of Achievement Annual Fall Gala

October 10, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Emerge NJ is hosting its second Women of Achievement Fall Gala at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, on Oct. 12, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Emerge NJ is honoring Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver, potential next Lieutenant Governor; Tammy Murphy, potential first lady of the state; Marguerite Schaffer, Somerset Democrat Chair; Dr. Khyati Joshi, Co-Chair NJ State South Asian Caucus; and Patricia ...