Government

August 8, 2018

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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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 — On behalf of all Livingston residents, the township council thanked the many members of the Department of Public Works (DPW), Livingston Police and Fire Departments and other township employees for their hard work and commitment to the safety of the residents during the last two ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After being vacant for several months, the position of Livingston Township Manager has been officially filled by Barry Lewis, Jr., who will begin full time on March 1. The Livingston Township Council, which unanimously voted to appoint Lewis on Monday, has conducted an extensive ...

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NEWARK, NJ – During a special presentation at the Hall of Records in Newark, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored the life and leadership of the late Brendan Byrne, former New Jersey Governor. Gov. Byrne was born in Orange and grew up in West Orange in a Roman Catholic family ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Community energy aggregation consultants Robert Chilton and Jesse Castellanos of Highland Park-based Gabel Associates, Inc., led an interactive question-and-answer session with Livingston residents at Monday’s Livingston Township Council meeting in follow up to Gabel Associates’ ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Livingston’s finest turned out en masse to honor the two new officers and police chaplain who were added to the fold of Livingston’s men and women in blue at Monday night’s swearing-in ceremony.  The ceremony was presided over by Livingston Police Chief Craig ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Gabel Associates, the third energy advisor to present an energy aggregation program proposal to the Livingston Township Council, will host a presentation and question-and-answer session to the public on Monday during the public mayor and council meeting at 7:30 p.m. An ordinance ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston and Essex County officials were enthusiastic about the outcome of a productive public forum held on Thursday at Livingston Town Hall to gather residents’ input regarding the revitalization of Riker Hill Art Park (RHAP). As mayor in 2016, current deputy mayor Al ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Newly instated Livingston Mayor Ed Meinhardt affirmed his commitment to the success of the township’s business community when he introduced himself to members of that community at the annual Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) Mayor’s Breakfast on Thursday at Nero’s ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Gabel Associates, an energy advisor out of Highland Park, NJ, was the third company to present a case to the Livingston Township Council as to why Livingston should authorize it as the township’s consultant for establishing an energy aggregation program. An ordinance was adopted ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — An additional regular council meeting held on Monday for the purpose of considering a resolution regarding the search for a new township manager ended quickly when the Livingston Township Council tabled the discussion for a later date. “We’re just tying up some timing issues ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to gather input from the community about what improvements they would like to see at the Essex County Riker Hill Art Park, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Township of Livingston is hosting a public meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Livingston Town ...

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NEW YORK, NY — Former New Jersey Gov. Brendan Byrne, originally a West Orange resident, died at the age of 93 on Thursday evening. Byrne was the 47th Governor of New Jersey and served from 1974 to 1982. Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo said Byrne was “a statesman to whom we could all ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Governor-Elect Phil Murphy administered the Oath of Office to Livingston Mayor Ed Meinhardt and Deputy Mayor Al Anthony on Monday after both men were unanimously elected by their fellow councilmen to serve in these respective positions for the year of 2018. During Monday’s ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — As 2017 ends and 2018 begins, Essex County native Edward Meinhardt will begin his first one-year term as Livingston Township Mayor. Meinhardt, a father of two and a Livingston resident of nearly 22 years, hopes to continue the council’s mission to listen to Livingston residents ...

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