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Officials Explain Why Livingston Mall is Not Currently Viable for Affordable Housing

May 13, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Prior to opening the public hearings for three ordinances related to affordable housing within the Township of Livingston on Monday, the Livingston Township Council invited its legal representative, Gary Hall, to further clarify the process for satisfying the affordable-housing requirements set forth by the Supreme Court of New Jersey and also addressed public inquiries ...

Livingston Council Adopts Housing Ordinances, Postpones One for Further Review

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to satisfy the municipality’s state-mandated affordable-housing obligations, the Livingston Township Council adopted two ordinances on Monday establishing overlay zones to allow for residential housing and kept a third ordinance open for further review after hearing mixed comments from residents on all three proposals.

The public hearing for an ...

Livingston’s Sun Sisters Earn First Place in Statewide Conservation Poster Contest

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston sisters Lynn and Grace Sun, who were recently selected as first-place winners of the New Jersey State Conservation Poster Contest, were invited to share their winning posters based on this year’s contest theme, “Where Would We BEE Without Pollinators?”

Lynn, a seventh-grader at Heritage Middle School, and Grace, a fourth grader at ...

Livingston Vaccination Rate Remains Among Highest in New Jersey

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following the launch of a new statewide dashboard that includes percentages of adults in each New Jersey municipality who have received one or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) released updated statistics on Tuesday indicating that 60% of Livingston Township residents have been fully vaccinated and that 80% ...

Livingston Council Tables Three Affordable-Housing Ordinances After Public Pushback

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Three ordinances related to affordable-housing units that were up for final hearing in Livingston on Monday were tabled until the next Livingston Township Council meeting on May 10 at the conclusion of public comments that lasted nearly three hours.

If adopted, the three ordinances would establish residential overlay districts within the community to help the ...

Livingston Acknowledges Township Employees Ahead of Public Service Recognition Week

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Every day in the Township of Livingston, hundreds of employees patrol the streets, extinguish fires, repair roads, administer vaccines, enforce laws, issue licenses, balance budgets, collect leaves, design roads and drainage improvements, perform safety inspections, hold programs, treat sewage, plow snow and assist in countless other ways to make the community the best ...

Murphy Announces Opening of Summer Camps, Hints at More Easing of Restrictions

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has announced plans to sign an executive order allowing day camps and sleep-away camps to open this summer, stating on Wednesday that he is pleased with the way COVID-19 numbers are trending downward in New Jersey.

 

"Because of everything you are doing, we are pleased to take more steps in our reopening process," ...

Livingston Council Declares April 2021 as Autism Awareness Month

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, the Livingston Township Council read a proclamation on Monday declaring April 2021 as Autism Awareness Month in Livingston and raising awareness about the importance of early intervention.

Mayor Shawn Klein explained that one in 54 children will be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and that the neurological disease is more ...

Varying Opinions on Marijuana Legislation Prompt Livingston to Schedule Second Forum

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After hearing mixed but productive feedback from community members during a public forum held earlier this month to educate the public about cannabis legislation recently passed statewide and garner input about local regulation, the Township of Livingston is inviting further participation in the ongoing discussion when it resumes on May 11 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

During ...

Livingston Mayor Talks Dangers of “Us vs. Them” Mentality on Greater Good Radio Show

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein championed the diversity of the Livingston community once again over the weekend when he appeared as a guest speaker on “Greater Good Radio with Bob Kosch” to discuss how to confront hate and the “us-versus-them” mentality.

After hearing Klein speak as a panelist at the 2021 Mayors Summit Against Anti-Semitism in ...

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Livingston Student Named All-Star Player When Quizbowl Teams Compete at National Championship

May 4, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two Quizbowl teams from Heritage Middle School (HMS) recently competed in the National Championship Tournament, where the Heritage B team placed 58 out of 112 teams by winning four out of eight challenging rounds, and the Heritage A team won five out of eight rounds on day one to qualify for the double elimination playoffs that were held on the second day of the ...

Livingston Mom

Dear Livingston,

I moved here 7 years ago from a small town outside of Philadelphia.  My daughter was 11 and just starting middle school.  The two of us moved into my at the time boyfriend’s house (now my husband).  We were so excited to move here!   When my husband and I were dating I would come up and stay here every other ...

Women’s Mental Health Hit Hardest during COVID Pandemic

We have all been adjusting to the reality that COVID is an infectious disease, but we now know that it is also a profound chronic stressor with serious implications for mental health. These stressors are impacting mental health for all of us, but women, and especially women of color, have been hit the hardest.

Recent studies have shown that one in ten women have had to quit a job due to a ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

Essex County News: Fire Damages Residence Hall at Caldwell University

May 17, 2021

CALDWELL, NJ — Mother Joseph Residence Hall on the campus of Caldwell University was evacuated late Monday afternoon after heavy smoke was detected on the second floor of the building.

According to information from the Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department, West Caldwell dispatch received a call of an activated fire alarm at Mother Joseph Residence Hall at Caldwell University shortly before ...

Temple Sinai Launches New Individualized Hebrew Reading and Prayer Program

May 17, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ — Temple Sinai, the Reform congregation in Summit, is delighted to announce a new and innovative approach for its religious school and Hebrew learning program for the 2021-2022 school year. The centerpiece of this program is one-on-one Hebrew language lessons with a teacher, conducted virtually and at a time of the student’s and family’s ...

Obituaries

Jan 14, 1936 - Mar 27, 2021
Evi Meinhardt (Nee Singer), loving wife, mother, grandmother friend and active community member, ...
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CareOne's EVP and CNO Share their Thoughts on Nurses Day 2021

May 13, 2021

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To CareOne nurses and all nurses everywhere:

Each May we celebrate the birthday of the pioneer of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. From the start of her career, Florence Nightingale was challenged with crisis such as Cholera and the trauma of war. These crises provided a deep desire to improve care and conditions for her patients. The birth of the modern ...