Government

December 19, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In the aftermath of Livingston Councilman Michael Silverman’s resignation announcement on Monday evening, the community has been abuzz with talk of who will occupy his seat come 2019. The township attorney is currently drafting an official statement regarding the proper ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After more than 50 years as a resident of Livingston and six years as a township councilman, Michael Silverman has announced his resignation from the council, effective Jan. 1, 2019, in anticipation of his family's move to neighboring West Orange. Silverman alerted his fellow ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In the two weeks since opening the registration for Livingston’s “Do Not Knock” list, which gives residents an opportunity to avoid being approached by licensed solicitors on their property, approximately 500 people have signed up to have their homes included, according to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Township Attorney Sharon Weiner, also a former mayor of Livingston, has been named to Senator Loretta Weinberg’s annual “Women Power List,” celebrating New Jersey’s most powerful women, for the third consecutive year. Weinberg, who is currently serving as Senate Majority Leader ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Residents of Livingston have an opportunity to avoid being approached by licensed solicitors on their property thanks to a recently adopted “Do Not Knock” ordinance. Residents looking to register their home address for this list can do so now through the township’s online ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In the spirit of giving thanks during the week of Thanksgiving, the Livingston mayor and council honored members of the Livingston police and fire departments, the volunteer first aid squad, the public works department (DPW) and the Livingston Public Library for the work they did ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the first time, Livingston Township Council members rescheduled their regular Monday evening meeting to attend the Livingston Sunrise Rotary’s 16th annual Food & Wine Tasting. The event that has grown in attendance and popularity each year was held on Election Day eve at ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - After receiving feedback from citizens that the staff at the Department of Public Works (DPW) building on Stoney Hill Place deserves a better facility, Councilman Michael Silverman said that after touring the facility with other town leaders, he is in complete agreement. He also ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – In response to the deadliest attack on Jews in United States history, more than 2,200 people from throughout northern and central New Jersey came together at Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston on Sunday to mourn the deaths of 11 people who were murdered at the Tree of Life ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – “Formosa Plastics Road” in Livingston will soon have a new name, and the Livingston Township Council is encouraging residents to be on the front lines of the change. The mayor and council recently announced that a contest will be held to rename the street, which has been ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Candidates for the three open seats on the Livingston Township Council each made a case for what makes him or her the best choice for Livingston when the League of Women Voters hosted an open forum at the Livingston Senior and Community Center on Wednesday evening. Current mayor ...

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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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