Giving Back

August 15, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Livingston Express Shuttle is helping commuters cope with change by offering a new evening monthly pass to compensate for the two-year construction project underway on the 495 viaduct leading to the Lincoln Tunnel. According to Livingston Express Shuttle Committee chair Alan ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — This fall, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ) will launch five Walk To End Alzheimer’s events throughout the Garden State. Thousands of New Jerseyans will join in this venture who walk in memory of their mothers, fathers, grandparents, and loved ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Fourth Generation Eagle Scout Arun Gupta was honored during the Livingston Township Council meeting on Monday for the achievements that earned him the Eagle Scout title. Gupta, a sophomore who brought with him a laundry list of achievements, was accompanied by Vincent Krause, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston area residents are mourning the loss of Isabella Brodsky, 17, and Matthew Poole, 18, two rising Livingston High School seniors who died on Tuesday night after swimming in Ramapo Lake in Oakland with their friends. “On behalf of the town council, the town employees and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Under the new leadership of Livingston High School senior Rohat Chari, the free English as a Second Language (ESL) program at the West Essex YMCA, led by volunteer instructors and open to anyone looking to learn English in a casual, personalized environment, continues to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy in Livingston played host to more than 800 economically disadvantaged children from throughout Essex County last weekend as they shopped for school supplies at the National Council of Jewish Women Essex County (NCJW/Essex) chapter’s 10th annual ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) is teaming up with the West Essex YMCA, the Livingston Youth Appreciation Celebration Committee (YACC) and West Orange resident Carl Brister of Agape Music Works, LLC to host a collaborative new event called the Love+Unity ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In the month leading up to the 2018 MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport, Pa., Major League Baseball (MLB) has been profiling Little League stories from all over the area, including Livingston Little League (LLL) on Sunday during the MLB Sunday Night Countdown. The segment ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Despite regularly meeting since 1981 to help local parents who are experiencing challenges with their children, the Livingston Parent Self-Help Support Group (LPSHSG) is still one of the best-kept secrets in Livingston, and is hoping to reach even more families in not only ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In the weeks leading up to the official grand opening of Lifetown, a brand new recreational, therapeutic and educational facility that will be the first of its kind in the region catering to children, teens and adults with special needs, the Livingston Township Council has agreed ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Youth volunteers from Livingston are receiving national attention through Nickelodeon’s HALO Movement, which encourages young people to use their passion and creativity to help those in need. Every year, Nickelodeon teams up with its long-standing partner Key Club International ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — As part of a local professional clothing donation drive, 23 boxes of new and gently used work-appropriate clothing were recently donated to the National Council for Jewish Women (NCJW)/Essex Career Closet, located in Livingston. “The Career Closet outfits nearly 200 women each ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ — Camp Hope, a seven-week summer day camp for children and adults with Autism, Down Syndrome and other intellectual and developmental disabilities, kicked off this week following an unveiling of the newly renovated campgrounds. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was led by the Arc of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - The act of donating a kidney is usually one associated with providing life-saving help to someone in need who is a family member or a close friend, but the altruistic actions of Caldwell resident Brian Glennon has launched a new trend in organ donors. Last October 2017, the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Men’s Shul Softball League, consisting of teams from temples throughout Livingston, West Orange, Short Hills and other neighboring communities in Essex and Morris counties, gathered in Livingston prior to regular play on Sunday morning in support of Make Our Schools Safe, an ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Local young professionals from a range of industries gained insight on how to stay focused on pursuing their dreams through a presentation from Livingston resident Mindy Scheier, founder of Runway of Dreams, at Sobel & Co. LLC’s quarterly Young Professional Women’s ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – The third annual Livingston Summerfest International Food Truck Extravaganza kicked off the summer season by offering an assortment of food and drink options from frozen chocolate-covered cheesecake to empanadas in order to raise funds for Livingston’s volunteer first aid squad.

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After first being honored at the Girl Scouts Recognition and Bridging Ceremony at Heritage Middle School for receiving the coveted Girl Scout Silver Award, Harrison Elementary School student Rhea Joshi was recognized by the Livingston Township Council for her service project to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Livingston is one step closer to providing two new affordable homes after the mayor and council joined with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark on Monday to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new project at 11 Grand Terrace, which is currently an empty lot, but will soon be ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Seven graduating Livingston High School seniors were honored at Monday’s township council meeting for volunteering on the Livingston Public Broadcasting Committee (LTV). The honorees included Jesse Allard, Spencer Askinazy, Matthew Feresten, Andrew “AJ” Keenan, Nicholas Meaney, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Greer Gelman, a lifelong resident of Livingston and a 1990 graduate of Livingston High School (LHS), has made it a mission to give back to her hometown through her position as a kindergarten teacher at Collins Elementary School and as the president of the Livingston Education ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The month of June was officially proclaimed “Brain Awareness Month” and the week of June 10 to June 16 was proclaimed “Paint the Town Purple Week” throughout the Township of Livingston on Monday by the mayor and council. According to resident Cheryl Ricci-Francione, executive ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Standout members of the Livingston First Aid Squad (LFAS), Livingston Police Department (LPD) and the Livingston Fire Department (LFD) were among those recognized for their service to the community at the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) Awards Dinner on Thursday at the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Honored for their contributions to the community over the past year, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and Margie Heller, administrative director of community health and outreach at SBMC, were recognized as the 2018 Business of the Year and Civic Leader of the Year at the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members and allies of Livingston’s LGBTQ+ community came together at the Memorial Oval last week to raise the Pride Flag, a rainbow flag whose six colors symbolize life, healing, sunlight, nature, harmony/peace and spirit, respectively. The Livingston Committee for Diversity and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a commemorative service honoring those who have died defending the country, hundreds of Livingston residents lined South Livingston Avenue, from town hall to Livingston Town Center, to cheer on the many community organizations that marched in the annual Livingston ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — At the request of the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI), the township will once again raise the LGBTQ+ Pride Flag for the month of June, with a flag-raising ceremony to be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Memorial Oval. The flag will fly over Livingston ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After completing 33 hours of training to become an advocate for Essex County's abused, neglected or abandoned children who were removed from their homes and placed in foster care, Livingston resident Jill Ehrlich was sworn in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) by Essex ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ  — The 23rd annual Youth Appreciation Week (YAW) culminated in Livingston on Saturday with Family Festival Day, enjoyed by hundreds of families inside the Livingston High School Fitness and Wellness Center despite the rainy weather. Usually held at the Oval, the daylong event was ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After the Livingston PBA Local 263 Annual Golf Outing raised a record amount on April 30 at Cedar Hill Country Club, the PBA will announce the two charities that will receive these funds at Tuesday’s Livingston Township Council meeting on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. “The Livingston PBA ...

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