Government

October 16, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a second public meeting held in Livingston last week to discuss the current plans for how to spend the $1 million currently allotted toward the revitalization of Riker Hill Art Park (RHAP) in Livingston, some of the priorities, such as improving the safety and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In recognition of the impact that SAMS Fine Men’s Clothing has had on the Livingston community over the last several decades, members of the Livingston Township Council, many of whom shopped at SAMS as early as the 1970s, honored co-owners Jeffrey and Maurice Cohen on Monday in the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Township of Livingston has officially launched its mobile app, Livingston Township Mobile, which follows the launch of the township’s brand new website earlier this year, both created by CivicPlus. While the website features calendars, schedules, information and updates ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to help raise awareness and the necessary funds to help eradicate polio, the Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club is joining Rotary Clubs around the world in celebrating World Polio Day on Oct. 24. Members of the local chapter attended Monday’s township council meeting to spread ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Kevin Cancino, the assistant director of safety and security at the Livingston Mall, was honored by the Livingston Township Council on Monday for heroic actions that ultimately saved the life of an 81-year-old Short Hills man in March. During a special ceremony at Monday’s ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to promoting a new chief and six officers during a swearing-in ceremony last week, the Livingston Township Council also acknowledged the police department by declaring September as National Preparedness Month in an effort to encourage residents to know the public safety ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — All township offices will be closed on Monday and the recycling and garbage collection schedule will change for the week in honor of the Labor Day holiday. In addition, the Livingston Express Shuttle will not run on Labor Day. The township released the following information ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Drew Trautman, owner of the local 1-800-GOT-JUNK franchise, was honored at Monday’s Livingston Township Council meeting with a proclamation for providing free large-item electronics recycling pickups to Livingston’s senior citizens. Scott Goldman and Eric Baltuch, chairman and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A challenge made by Aptive Environmental LLC, a pest control service, prompted Livingston Township Attorney Sharon Weiner to add new language to Livingston’s Peddling and Soliciting Ordinance in order to remain compliant. The ordinance was adopted unanimously on Monday and also ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston’s Trails and Greenways Committee is working to fulfill its action plan of maintaining a “high-quality system of parks, trials and greenways that will increase the desirability of residing and raising families in Livingston” by moving forward on plans to connect the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a public hearing that resulted in the Livingston Township Council adopting an ordinance to prohibit “vape shops” and other such establishments from opening within Livingston’s business districts, Councilman Shawn Klein, who was absent on the night of the final vote, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to avoid conflict with a company that is threatening to sue the Township of Livingston and other municipalities if they do not amend their door-to-door solicitation restrictions, Township Attorney Sharon Weiner announced during Monday’s council meeting that she is drafting ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In the weeks leading up to the official grand opening of Lifetown, a brand new recreational, therapeutic and educational facility that will be the first of its kind in the region catering to children, teens and adults with special needs, the Livingston Township Council has agreed ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Concern about the increased use of electronic cigarettes and other vapor products was among the reasons why the Livingston Township Council adopted an ordinance prohibiting “vape shops,” or any establishment that primarily sells “electronic devices, liquid nicotine or vapor ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (JCHC) recently held its board of trustees annual dinner at Crystal Plaza in Livingston, where Sheila Oliver, lieutenant governor of New Jersey, spoke to the approximately 130 guests, including staff, board ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A proposed ordinance amending the current zoning to prohibit “vape” shops and other such establishments from opening within Livingston’s business districts was unanimously passed on a first reading on Monday by the Livingston Township Council after hearing concerns from residents ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston mayor and council have agreed to join in the resistance to a proposed project to build a second 27,500-horsepower compressor station within a wetlands area adjacent to the Passaic River in Roseland by requesting that a public hearing be held prior to any decision on ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Three months into his position as Livingston’s township manager, Barry Lewis, Jr., an attorney by trade with more than 20 years of municipal government experience, is sinking his teeth into providing top-notch customer service for Livingston residents and businesses by ensuring ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – A commemorative service for those who have died defending the United States will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m. prior to the Livingston Memorial Day Parade, which will head north on South Livingston Avenue toward Town Center beginning at 10 a.m. and end at Congressional Parkway. In ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - Officer Sean Whelan of the Livingston Police Department, on behalf of local Police Benevolent Association (PBA) #263, on Tuesday presented checks totaling $10,000 in recognition of Autism Awareness Month recognized annually in April.   "Our police officers are very civic minded, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to protect New Jersey taxpayers from an increase in the federal income tax as a result of the Trump Administration’s cap on the state and local tax deduction (SALT), Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law last week that will allow municipalities to establish charitable funds where ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The average Livingston home, assessed at approximately $617,445 in 2018, will see a tax rate increase of 1.28 percent, or $37.53 for the year, based on the 2018 municipal budget that was unanimously adopted at Monday’s council meeting. Livingston Mayor Ed Meinhardt said this is ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The average Livingston homeowner will see a tax rate increase of 1.3 percent, or $37.53 to the average Livingston home assessed at approximately $617,445, if the township council adopts the 2018 municipal budget as presented on Monday by Township Manager Barry Lewis, Jr. “I ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The public hearing for Livingston’s 2018 municipal budget, which was introduced in March with a 1.28 percent increase, or $38.06 to the average Livingston homeowner, will remain open until Monday due to a need for the state’s approval. Each year, one-third of the municipalities ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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