Government

May 28, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although Livingston programs and events continue to be affected by the pandemic—including the latest status updates provided below on popular township events such as the annual 4th of July celebration, Youth Appreciation Week, summer gazebo concerts and more—the township continues ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although Livingston’s annual Memorial Day ceremony and parade have been canceled this year due to the pandemic, the Township of Livingston reminds residents that all township buildings and facilities, including all fields and courts, remain closed to the public through the holiday ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Recognizing local businesses as “an important part of [the Livingston] community’s identity,” the Livingston Business Improvement District (BID) recently partnered with the Township of Livingston to support independently owned businesses with the community that have been ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Despite dipping into surplus funds in order to mitigate anticipated revenue losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to support relief programs being established for local small businesses, the Livingston Township Council introduced its 2020 municipal budget on Monday with a ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In the latest breakdown of COVID-19 statistics as they relate to the ages of those affected within the Township of Livingston as well as the number of cases and deaths being reported out of Livingston’s long-term care (LTC) facilities, the township reported that 178 of the 412 ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although the township was not legally able to postpone the May 1 deadline for second-quarter property taxes, the governing body of Livingston has extended the grace period to June 1 and has also lowered the interest rate for delinquent taxes in accordance with Gov. Phil Murphy’s ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — On a day when Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans to allow state and county parks and golf courses to reopen, Livingston saw its first day without an increase in number of COVID-19 cases within the township. As of Wednesday morning, there were 389 confirmed cases in Livingston and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Despite needing to postpone its annual tree-planting ceremony in recognition of Arbor Day for safety purposes during the health crisis, the Livingston Township Council still took the opportunity during Monday’s virtual meeting to proclaim April 24 as Arbor Day in Livingston. In ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Due to the volume of inquiries concerning the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the obligation of residents to pay their property taxes by the May 1 due date, the Township of Livingston has publicly released responses to some of the most common questions, such as whether the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In response to a common inquiry from residents about why the number of COVID-19 deaths and mortality rate appears to be disproportionately high in Livingston, the township has released useful statistics related to the current number of cases while still adhering to strict legal ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In light of the current conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic—including the guidance and recommendations of federal, state, county and local health officials—Livingston Township Manager Barry Lewis has announced that all township offices and facilities will remain closed to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — As the total number of COVID-19 cases in Livingston increased to 320 and the number of related deaths increased to 35 as of 9 a.m. on Thursday, the Township of Livingston—in conjunction with the local VFW, Jewish War Veterans, American Legion and Memorial Day Committee ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ -- The number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases in the township Saturday increased by eight, with one additional death reported overnight in Livingston. The total number of confirmed cases in Livingston was 259 as of Saturday morning. There have been 24 fatalities in the township ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, whose husband is currently recovering at home from COVID-19, served as one of three special guests who spoke to residents and businesses owners from New Jersey’s 11th District on Wednesday about the impacts of the coronavirus during a special Zoom ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to providing updates on the local response to the COVID-19 outbreak during a special meeting of the Livingston Township Council on Monday, the governing body also addressed other pending issues such as the adoption of the 2020 municipal budget. Township Manager Barry ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — With the majority of residents currently in quarantine and thinking of little else besides the rapidly spreading COVID-19 disease, the Township of Livingston is reminding residents that completing their 2020 Census form is a quick and easy way to help their community right from ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the first time since the state officially enabled municipal governments to meet virtually to discuss administrative items that are necessary to the general operation of the township during the pandemic, the Livingston Township Council live-streamed its regularly scheduled ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In response to the increasing threat of coronavirus COVID-19 within the community, the Township of Livingston has declared a local “State of Emergency” in order to allow Livingston’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to take the necessary measures to protect residents during the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following an emergency telephonic meeting on March 16 between the Livingston Township Council, the local health department, police chief and emergency management coordinator to discuss the township’s continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the governing body has decided to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston and County of Essex continue to announce precautions being made to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, including canceling certain events and programs and offering tips and services to ensure the community’s health and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Thanks to Leap Year, Livingston residents have an extra day this month to let their voices be heard by completing Livingston Vision 20/20 Committee's Engineering and Public Works Survey. In order to reach the maximum number of people from the Livingston community, Livingston ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — When Essex County announced the recipients of this year’s funding for infrastructure improvements, community programs and building renovations—totaling $5.4 million distributed between 14 municipalities and 34 community organizations in 2020—three Livingston-based non-profits were ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — At the request of the Essex County chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), whose Teen Dating Abuse Awareness (TDAA) program educates local students about abuse in relationships, the Township of Livingston has declared February 2020 as Teen Dating Violence Awareness ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to reach the maximum number of people from the Livingston community, Livingston Vision 20/20 has opted to post a new mini-survey survey every month rather than distributing its traditional community survey in hopes that this will encourage residents to take between two and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Hundreds of Livingston Township residents, employees and volunteers supported their elected officials on News Years Day by attending the 2020 reorganization meeting, where Rufino “Rudy” Fernandez and Shawn Klein were officially sworn in as mayor and deputy mayor, respectively, for ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After nine years of lobbying for the Wardell Road Pedestrian Bridge, Livingston native Carla Lenzi Cheesman was excited to hear that the project has finally been approved. The township officially went out to bid on the project just prior to the New Year and intends to open the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In his final act as Mayor of Livingston Township, Al Anthony nominated Rudy Fernandez as Livingston’s next mayor and Shawn Klein as deputy mayor on Wednesday following an extremely productive second term in 2019. As 2019 came to an end, Anthony reflected on some of the year’s ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — With the New Year almost here, Livingston Township reminds residents that all township offices will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 1, and there will be no garbage or recycling pickup on New Years Day. For those with Wednesday/Saturday garbage pickup, trash will be collected on the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a successful court hearing last week, a portion of Industrial Parkway is officially under the ownership of the Township of Livingston for the purpose of building a new site of the Livingston Department of Public Works (DPW). Mayor Al Anthony—who gathered at the site ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Dina Brustein, a senior at Livingston High School, was recently named the winner of the 2019 Congressional App Competition for New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District for her creation of SNAPApp, which helps low-income families get information about the Supplemental Nutritional ...

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