Livingston Educator's Son Honored for Achieving Rank of Eagle Scout

April 18, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ – Livingston High School music teacher Michael Jedwabnik’s son, Trevor Jedwabnik, was honored at the Roseland Borough Council meeting on Tuesday for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouting program.

The Roseland resident has achieved 41 badges as a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 3, which is 20 badges above the average for ...

Boy Scouts Troop 12 Honored for Community Service During Winter Storms

LIVINGSTON, NJ — During one of the March 2018 snowstorms, the young men of Boy Scouts Troop 12 assisted with senior citizens in town, including one whose vehicle was struck by a tree branch. The mayor and council presented the boys with a citation during Monday’s council meeting, thanking them for their service to the community.

Ruth Cross, a 65-year resident of Livingston whose ...

Essex County Mayors and Businesses Collaborate on State Issues at Meet the Mayors Breakfast

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The eighth annual Meet the Mayors event at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston on Saturday morning saw a wide cross-section of mayors from throughout Essex County, business leaders from across the same communities and residents looking to hear from this year’s panelists.

In addition to a panel discussion—featuring guest speakers Sheila Oliver, Lt. Governor; ...

Livingston Vision 20/20 Committee Reveals Findings of Town Survey

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When members of the Livingston Vision 20/20 Committee, including communication subcommittee chair Steve Kroll, addressed highlights from the 2015 town survey during Monday’s township council meeting, they focused on the need to enhance inter-departmental and public communications within the township.

The town survey was distributed in the fourth quarter of ...

Eighth Annual Meet the Mayors Event to Highlight Essex County Mayors and Business Leaders

Editor's Update: This event is now sold out as of Wednesday, April 4 

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A panel of corporate and government leaders as well as the mayors of several Essex County towns will come together at the eighth annual “Meet the Mayors” event at its new location, the Westminster Hotel in Livingston, on April 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., to discuss major issues ...

Livingston Selects Company to Lead Energy Aggregation Program

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston mayor and council announced on Monday that Gabel Associates has been selected as the energy advisor for the township’s energy aggregation program.

Mayor Ed Meinhardt thanked Councilman Shawn Klein for bringing energy aggregation to the council’s attention during his own term as mayor and for continuing to be diligent in the search process for ...

Livingston Council Acknowledges Employees for Hard Work During Snow Storms

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On behalf of all Livingston residents, the township council thanked the many members of the Department of Public Works (DPW), Livingston Police and Fire Departments and other township employees for their hard work and commitment to the safety of the residents during the last two winter storms.

“A lot of these folks and a lot of their employees did not go home ...

Livingston Council Introduces 2018 Municipal Budget with 1.28 Percent Tax Increase

LIVINGSTON, NJ – If the 2018 municipal budget is adopted as introduced on Monday at the Livingston Township Council meeting, the tax rate will increase by 1.28 percent, or $38.06 to the average Livingston home assessed at approximately $617,440, according to newly appointed township manager Barry Lewis, Jr.

“This was a little bit of a whirlwind budget season for me with only a few ...

Livingston Students Make Their Voices Heard in National Walkout

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to make their voices heard and prove that “age is no obstacle to activism,” hundreds of Livingston High School (LHS) students participated in the student-led National School Walkout on Wednesday morning. For 17 minutes, the students gathered on the blacktop near the turf to honor the victims of the Parkland shooting and to also take a stance on gun ...

Power Returns to Livingston as Township Prepares for Next Storm

LIVINGSTON, NJ — At the height of Winter Storm Quinn, 50 percent of Livingston’s homes and businesses were without power, but as of 3 p.m. on Monday, Livingston Mayor Ed Meinhardt has confirmed that less than 2 percent remain without power.

Township Manager Barry Lewis, Jr., who served his first official week as manager during the week of Winter Storm Quinn, has been steadily ...

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Crucial Dates to Know for 2018 Primary and General Elections

April 9, 2018

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — With the primary election coming up on June 5 and the general midterm election on Nov. 6, residents of the 11th Congressional District—which includes the Essex County municipalities of Bloomfield, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Livingston, Montclair, North Caldwell, Nutley, Roseland, Verona, West Caldwell and West Orange—are urged to ...