Municipal Budget in Livingston Introduced with Less Than 2 Percent Property-Tax Increase

March 22, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When all appropriations are considered, the total municipal budget proposed for 2017 as it was introduced at the Livingston Township Council meeting on Monday would be $43,801,489, which, if adopted, would increase the local purpose tax rate by 1.9 percent—or an estimated increase of $53.35 for the average Livingston homeowner.

According to ...

Livingston Sophomore Honored with 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Avika Bansal, a sophomore at Livingston High School, has been devoting time to community service for the past eight years. She was recently awarded with the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award for New Jersey and was one of only six New Jersey students to be named finalist for the 2017 award.

At the Livingston Township Council meeting on Monday night, ...

Public Input Needed at Livingston’s 2017 Master Plan Public Forum

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston is inviting residents to participate in a discussion of Livingston’s 2017 Master Plan at the Livingston Planning Board’s public forum on Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Town Hall.

Planning Board Chairman Peter Klein encourages all members of the community to attend and share their thoughts, ideas and suggestions. According to the ...

Livingston Council Reviews Municipal Budget with Less Than 2-Percent Tax Increase

LIVINGSTON, NJ  – As the Livingston Township Council approaches the final vote on the 2017 municipal budget, the mayor and council carefully reviewed requests from all department heads during a conference meeting on Monday.

Mayor Shawn Klein announced that even with each department getting nearly everything it requested, the local purpose tax rate is expected to remain under 2 ...

Livingston Council Authorizes Sale of Property to Habitat for Humanity Despite Resident Concerns

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After hearing from residents of the area designated to be privately sold to Habitat for Humanity, the Livingston Township Council adopted an ordinance at Monday’s meeting authorizing the sale of township-owned property at Grand Terrace and Burnet Street in Livingston.

Habitat for Humanity, Inc., Newark is a not-for-profit organization that provides housing ...

Township of Livingston Declares March as National Nutrition Month

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a brief presentation from ShopRite of Livingston’s registered in-store dietician Elle Bernardo, the Livingston Township Council announced Monday that it would designate the month of March as National Nutrition Month.

Encouraging the residents of Livingston to practice healthy eating, Mayor Shawn Klein presented Bernardo with a proclamation officially ...

Livingston’s Robert Yampolsky Honored for Winning Silver Medal in National Figure Skating Competition

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Robert Yampolsky of Livingston, who recently earned second place in the juvenile-male level of the 2017 National Figure Skating Championship in Kansas City, MO, was honored at the Livingston Township Council meeting on Monday for this achievement.

“Robert, our proud representative of Livingston, got silver medal, so we thought that was unbelievably ...

Livingston Bans Sale of Pets from Certain Shops; Coalition of New Jersey Pet Shops Release Statement

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In response to complaints from residents of Livingston and surrounding areas regarding their experiences with the recently closed “Just Pups” pet store on Route 10 in East Hanover, the Livingston Township Council adopted an ordinance on Monday banning the sale of certain dogs and cats from pet shops.

Just Pups East Hanover was the last-remaining location ...

Livingston Residents Urge Council to Speak Out Against Use of Local Law Enforcement for Immigration Arrests

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The overwhelming majority of township residents, clergy and immigration advocates attending a standing-room-only conference meeting of the Livingston governing body on Monday made it clear they want their councilmen to take a stand against the use of local police to enforce mandates spurred by President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on illegal immigration.

Resident ...

CHOW Searches for New Collection Site; Plans Outlined for Livingston Summerfest

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston resident Alan Karpas, who has spearheaded many township volunteer efforts, said that with the retirement of Sister Barbara from St. Philomena’s Parish, the CHOW organization, which collects food for the needy, needs to find a new direction.

Karpas said local parishes and temples would continue to provide food through CHOW and Stuff the Bus in their ...

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Fair & Welcoming Resolution in Livingston

March 20, 2017

To the Editor,

America’s great strength was built on the cooperation of diverse groups, not the separation of these groups. A few weeks ago many of us filled up the room at a town council meeting to request that Livingston adopt a Fair and Welcoming Resolution. Such a resolution would express that we value our diverse community, and protect all of our residents and visitors as they go ...