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New Synagogue Could Replace Former Tutor Time in Livingston and More from Livingston Township Council

September 22, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to introducing an amendment to the salary ordinance that would change the position of facility operations attendant to fulltime and changing the Designed Shopping Center District to make way for a new hotel and restaurant, the Livingston Township Council also adopted an ordinance amending the R-5F residence zone in Livingston to allow for a synagogue with ...

Livingston Township Council Passes Zoning Change to Make Way for Hotel and Restaurant on Livingston Mall Property

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A change in the township’s DS-1 (Designed Shopping Center) District that will allow for a hotel and restaurant in the corner of Livingston Mall at South Orange Avenue and Walnut Street was adopted unanimously by the Livingston Township Council on Monday.

Simon Properties, the owner of the mall, and the Noble Investment Group are contemplating the construction of a ...

Livingston Mayor, Police Chief and School District React to Cyber Threat Investigation and Arrest

UPDATE: Bail was paid and Coulouris has been released. 

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following the arrest Tuesday of 18-year-old John Coulouris—who was accused of being involved in the recent cyber threats against Livingston High School and charged accordingly—Mayor Al Anthony, Police Chief Craig Handschuch and Livingston Public Schools individually thanked ...

Mayor Al Anthony Discusses Progress Made in Livingston During Term So Far

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Nearly nine months into his one-year term as the mayor of Livingston, Alfred Anthony reminisced about some of the progressive steps the township has taken since January, including: the beginning of construction at the new Madonna Field; open forums for big issues like the water conservation ordinance and the proposed hotel at the Livingston Mall; upcoming 5:5 meetings with ...

Livingston Township Council Discusses Options for Hiring Full-Time Adaptive Recreation Coordinator for Special Needs Families

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to alleviate some concerns that many parents in town have recently expressed regarding programming for their special needs children and the need to hire a full-time program coordinator for after school and weekends, the township invited Jennifer Hessberger, director of Senior, Youth and Leisure Services (SYLS), to a council meeting on Monday, Sept. 12 to share the ...

Madonna Field Construction is Under Way; Madonna Drive Parking Closed for Two Weeks

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Madonna Drive parking lot in Livingston will be closed to both students and the public for the next two weeks as construction continues on the site for the new Madonna Field.

According to Township Manager Michele Meade, Livingston High School Principal Mark Stern and Superintendent of Schools Christina Steffner supported the idea to close the lot after it was ...

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Parents are the Only Hope for New Jersey Public Education

September 29, 2016

I really wanted to take one of my precious few PTO days I had left to drive down to Trenton on September 7th and tell the State Board of Education how disappointed I was in them, again... but more important things were going on.

There was a Kindergarten bus to catch and a first day of school morning to have and I had already wasted 2 of those precious days on a state BOE that has all but ...

JCP&L Continues Tree Trimming to Enhance System Reliability

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) forestry contractors are scheduled to trim trees in more than 60 municipalities over the next two months as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to maintain proper clearances around electrical equipment to help protect against tree-related outages.     

Since the beginning of the year, work has been completed on more than 2,000 ...

Lance Takes Immediate Action: More Terror Funds in Wake of NJ Bombing

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) tonight supported H.R. 5859, the Community Counterterrorism Preparedness Act, which passed the U.S. House on the heels of three acts of terror that struck the United States over the weekend.

“We saw great bravery in New Jersey this week.  Police, fire and other emergency response professionals need more tools to ...