Madonna Field “Hours of Use” Meeting Addresses Concerns of Livingston Residents

February 19, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Issues of excessive light and noise caused by the Madonna Field when it opens this spring were brought to the fore at the Madonna Field “Hours of Use” meeting on Wednesday at the Livingston Senior and Community Center.

Residents of Bennington Road and the surrounding area questioned Livingston township leaders about ways to reduce the new field’s impact ...

Livingston Mayor Attends NJ League of Municipalities Mayor’s Legislative Day

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein was among some of the state’s most significant officials, including Senator Stephen Sweeney, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin, Department of Transportation Chief of Staff John Case and more at the New Jersey League of Municipalities’ annual Mayor's Legislative Day at the State House.

Mayors from ...

Vote to Adopt Bamboo Ordinance in Livingston Delayed for Revisions

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The final vote to adopt an ordinance that would regulate the planting, growing, maintenance and/or cultivation of bamboo was postponed once again by the Livingston mayor and council on Monday following many comments from residents both for and against the ordinance. The council agreed to hold off for revisions until March 20.

Some residents said the proposed ...

Livingston Residents Concerned About Lots Chosen for Habitat for Humanity; Council Postpones Vote

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After searching for Livingston properties to sell to Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building decent homes for low-and moderate-income families, the Livingston Township Council held a final hearing for the ordinance authorizing the private sale of township-owned property on Grand Terrace and Burnet Street to the organization.

Although ...

Livingston Township Council Discusses Fencing at New Madonna Field

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston Township Council members said at Monday’s session that they would consider installing a six-foot fence rather than a four-foot fence on the border of Madonna Field at the suggestion of Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Fuhrman, pastor of St. Philomena's Roman Catholic Church.

Since the church’s property borders the field, the governing body scheduled to ...

Township-Wide Cleanup Day on April 30 Endorsed by Livingston Council

LIVINGSTON, NJ—Township residents and organizations will be given the opportunity to participate in a community-wide cleanup of parks, recreation areas and roadbeds on April 30, thanks to a proposal presented on Monday at the Livingston Township Council’s conference session.

If adopted, the proposal, presented by resident Shira Rost, who heads an ad-hoc committee spearheading the ...

Bamboo Regulation Ordinance May Be ‘Tweaked’ Before Official Vote

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Environmental Commission endorsed an ordinance at the township council meeting on Monday that would regulate the growth of bamboo that has been growing on a number of residential properties in Livingston.

The ordinance was initially scheduled to be introduced at the Feb. 6 township council meeting. However, deputy mayor Edward Meinhardt and councilman ...

Mayor Klein Meets Residents at Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast with the Mayor

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Chamber of Commerce (LACC) officially elected and swore in its new president and board of directors on Thursday at its annual “Breakfast with the Mayor” at Nero’s Grille, where Mayor Shawn Klein introduced himself and his plans for 2017 to members of both the business community and the public.

Following an invocation by Rabbi Cliff ...

Livingston Express Shuttle Sees Nearly 12-Percent Increase in Ridership in 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The total annual ridership for the Livingston Express Shuttle service, which offers round-trip transportation between the Livingston Mall and the South Orange Train Station, increased substantially in 2016, according to Livingston volunteer Alan Karpas.

Karpas presented the highlights of the yearly ridership to the Livingston Township Council at its meeting on Monday, ...

New Livingston Police Officer and Auxiliaries Sworn in at Livingston Township Council Meeting

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Officially badged and sworn in at the Livingston Township Council meeting on Monday, Livingston Police Officer Kyle Kitchin and Auxiliary Police Officers Leonard Luciano, Thomas Bartzak, Tsvike “Mike” Golan, William Mullenburg and David Schwartz join the ranks of the Livingston Police Department.

Families members came forward to present the new officers with ...

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Route 10 Lane Closures Required for Resurfacing and Signal Improvement Project

February 16, 2017

LIVINGSTON & WEST ORANGE, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced the start of a resurfacing project on Route 10 that will require single-lane closures between Livingston and West Orange in Essex County as the project advances beginning Friday, Feb. 17.

From 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on weekdays and continuing for several weeks, NJDOT contractor Schifano ...