Government

May 11, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston sisters Lynn and Grace Sun, who were recently selected as first-place winners of the New Jersey State Conservation Poster Contest, were invited to share their winning posters based on this year’s contest theme, “Where Would We BEE Without Pollinators?” Lynn, a ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following the launch of a new statewide dashboard that includes percentages of adults in each New Jersey municipality who have received one or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) released updated statistics on Tuesday indicating that 60% ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Three ordinances related to affordable-housing units that were up for final hearing in Livingston on Monday were tabled until the next Livingston Township Council meeting on May 10 at the conclusion of public comments that lasted nearly three hours. If adopted, the three ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Every day in the Township of Livingston, hundreds of employees patrol the streets, extinguish fires, repair roads, administer vaccines, enforce laws, issue licenses, balance budgets, collect leaves, design roads and drainage improvements, perform safety inspections, hold programs, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has announced plans to sign an executive order allowing day camps and sleep-away camps to open this summer, stating on Wednesday that he is pleased with the way COVID-19 numbers are trending downward in New Jersey.   "Because of everything you are doing, we are ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, the Livingston Township Council read a proclamation on Monday declaring April 2021 as Autism Awareness Month in Livingston and raising awareness about the importance of early intervention. Mayor Shawn Klein explained that one in 54 ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After hearing mixed but productive feedback from community members during a public forum held earlier this month to educate the public about cannabis legislation recently passed statewide and garner input about local regulation, the Township of Livingston is inviting further ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein championed the diversity of the Livingston community once again over the weekend when he appeared as a guest speaker on “Greater Good Radio with Bob Kosch” to discuss how to confront hate and the “us-versus-them” mentality. After hearing Klein speak ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston officially surpassed 2,000 cases of COVID-19 midway through April with a reported cumulative total of 2,030 cases since the pandemic and 149 new cases in April as of Monday. In the first half of the month, the Livingston Health Department reported 124 ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Days ahead of this weekend’s Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding Event, being held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Livingston Senior and Community Center, the Township of Livingston announced that there is now a 24/7 drop-off container for unwanted electronics ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After acquiring 20-plus acres of open space between the Licari Horse Farm at 240 East Northfield Road and a portion of Strahman Hill Park at 321 East Cedar Street, the Township of Livingston has heard proposals from the Open Space Trust Committee regarding the use of both ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — During a public forum being held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. via Zoom, Livingston Township Attorney Jarrid Kantor will provide an explanation of the basics of the new marijuana law passed in New Jersey and field questions from the community. Livingston Township Council members and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Upon longtime Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and RWJBarnabas Health employee Louis LaSalle’s retirement, the Township of Livingston honored his contributions to the community with small ceremony outside the SBMC Community Field on Madonna Drive, which was a long-awaited ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — As part of Women’s History Month, the Livingston Township Council hosted a virtual ceremony on Monday to commemorate Essex County’s first-ever female mayor Doris Beck, who served as Livingston’s mayor twice during her eight years on the council and whose sons, Bruce and Steven ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — At the recommendation of the Livingston Mall Committee and approval of the Livingston Township Council, the Livingston Planning Board has authorized a study to determine whether the Livingston Mall property is eligible to be designated as “an area in need of redevelopment.” The ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In response to the shootings that killed at least eight people—including six women of Asian descent—in Atlanta, Ga. on Tuesday night, the Livingston Township Council released the following statement condemning violence, and specifically racially charged hate crimes, within the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — During the German City of Frankfurt am Main’s first-ever Mayors Summit Against Anti-Semitism—a live virtual event held on Tuesday in conjunction with the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) in order to “empower the world’s brightest municipal and local leaders to come together to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After the 2019 Livingston SummerFest Food Truck and Music Festival attracted nearly 4,000 people and raised more than $20,000 in proceeds for local charities, plans are already in the works for a similar event to be held in 2021 with enthusiastic approval from the Livingston ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After hearing mixed comments from residents about the possible relocation of the West Essex YMCA to the S. Livingston Avenue property that currently houses Livingston’s Grace Lutheran Church, the Livingston Township Council adopted an ordinance on Monday allowing the planning board ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the Livingston community will be encouraged to participate in upcoming forums being held to garner public input about the local cultivation, distribution and consumption of marijuana after the signing of three bills that will legalize recreational marijuana use and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The ongoing discussion of whether to close one of Livingston’s two community pools—a topic that has been hotly debated for several years, but came to a temporary halt in 2020 due to the pandemic—has become a priority among township officials once again as the summer draws near and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Led by Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo and Essex County Health Officer Maya Lordo, Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein and all members of the township council visited the Essex County vaccination center located at Sears in the Livingston Mall on Friday for a tour of the facility ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A virtual public meeting to discuss the inception of a renewable energy program that has become available for Livingston’s PSE&G customers through the township's involvement in the Sustainable Essex Alliance Renewable Government Energy Aggregation (SEA R-GEA) program will be ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In response to the “high degree of skepticism among minorities” he has seen in the community, including within his own ophthalmology practice, regarding the COVID-19 vaccines, Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein recently stressed how understanding Black history and learning from past ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A few weeks after the Livingston Township Council honored Mike Anello upon his retirement as superintendent of the Livingston Department of Public Works (DPW), the council commended newly appointed superintendent Chris Southworth and his team for their work during the recent storm ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After two Heritage Middle School (HMS) Quizbowl teams had strong showings at the virtual LARGESSE National Academic Quiz Tournament (NAQT)—with Heritage A winning first place in the preliminary rounds, Heritage B finishing in 10th and both teams qualifying for the playoffs—the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two months after a record 18,448 Livingston voters cast ballots on the Nov. 3, 2020 general election, the Livingston mayor and council honored Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin for his “long and incredibly hard work addressing the needs of Livingston voters in the face of an enormous ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although the Livingston Health Department (LHD) has recorded a total of 123 new COVID-19 since Jan. 1 and is currently averaging approximately 15 new cases per day as of Jan. 13, Livingston officials commended the community for leading the county in the number of residents who have ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following the storming of the United States Capitol on Jan. 6 that was held in an attempt to overturn President Donald Trump’s defeat in the November 2020 presidential election, local officials from the Livingston Township Council and Livingston Public Schools (LPS) responded to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to nominating Shawn Klein as mayor and Ed Meinhardt as deputy mayor of Livingston for 2021 during the first Livingston Township Council meeting of the year, council members Al Anthony and Michael Vieira were also sworn into new four-year terms in their respective ...

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