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Jasey Issues Statement on Charleston Shooting

June 20, 2015

Assemblywoman Mila Jasey (D-Essex/Morris) issued the following statement regarding the Wednesday evening shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church ...

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Celebrate Men’s Health Month this June by Achieving Healthier Skin

June is Men’s Health Month, and for good reason. According to recent studies, men are far less likely than women to seek routine preventive health services and are less involved in health ...

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Getting Under My Skin

“What do you think this is?” my husband asked me, pointing to his elbow. “That is your elbow,” I stated matter-of-factly. “No, these red spots,” he ...

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A Top Ten List of Advice from Admit U Consulting’s Graduating Seniors

​               Start Early!! Visit Schools – even if you think your parents are annoying on campus tours. Buckle Down ...

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Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce President's Report

The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce has had a busy spring networking at different Chamber member locations. Our Chamber has grown over the past year due to the interest in our monthly network ...

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Livingston Fifth Grade and Preschool Students Celebrate Moving Up

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Fifth graders celebrated the year's end with awards assemblies and the traditional “clap outs” on their final day as elementary-school students. The awards ...

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CBRG sheds light on why crowdfunding sites for tuition are not a sustainable option- Figuring out how to pay for college can be a worrisome and stressful task for students and families.

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West Essex YMCA Hosts Annual Splash Week Teaching Kids to be Safe Around Water

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Renewing its longstanding commitment to ending childhood drowning, the West Essex YMCA begins its annual weeklong “Splash Week” swim program on Monday. The YMCA’s ...

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Roy I. Levine

Roy I. Levine is a Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey and New York. Roy received his certification as a Chartered Global Management Accountant in 2012.  He brings more than forty ...

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Golda Och Academy Corner

Golda Och Student Accepted into American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School

WEST ORANGE, NJ - For seventh grade Golda Och Academy student Rebecca Casel, balancing a dual curriculum and ballet classes has definitely been keeping her on her toes. This coming year,

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Livingston 2013 Volunteer Appreciation Celebration Honors Those Who Devote Themselves to Giving Back

By KIMBERLY A. BOLOGNINI

January 25, 2013 at 6:55 AM

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Township of Livingston presented the 2013 Volunteer Appreciation Celebration on Thursday night at Cedar Hill Country Club.

Members of Livingston’s Fire Department, First Aid Squad, Vision 20/20, Business Improvement District (BID), Livingston Muncipal Alliance Committee (LMAC) among several other organizations, were recognized throughout the night based on how many years served.

“Thank you for your continued service to which you freely donate your time,” Mayor Rudy Fernandez said.

Fernandez explained that in honor of Livingston’s Bicentennial, January’s theme is "Strength in Volunteers," and its growing list is "quite impressive."

Councilman Al Anthony told The Alternative Press that volunteerism is Livingston’s foundation.

“Volunteerism is the life blood of our community—it’s really what makes this township so great,” Anthony said. “The hundreds of volunteers are all terrific people who are concerned with their community and want to give back their time and talents.”

Chair of Vision 20/20, Officer of HCHY, and member of both the Transportation Committee and LACD (Livingston Advisory Committee for Disabilities), Alan Karpas, was recognized specifically for his ten years of service with Vision 20/20 and five years on the Transportation Committee.

Karpas told The Alternative Press that he doesn’t consider what he does “volunteering," but rather using his abilities and experience to give back to the town.

“The most rewarding part for me is when something gets accomplished such as the shuttle service that has been offered as of October,” Karpas said.

He added that anything regarding helping children, especially with HCHY is very rewarding as well.

Former mayor, co-chair of the Bicentennial Committee, and member of BID, Ellie Cohen, was also in attendance to shed light on the talented volunteers of Livingston.

“The wonderful thing about this town is the culture of volunteerism,” Cohen said. “They are all such talented people who are so willing to help the town for the better.”

Pins were distributed based on how many years of service the volunteers have given to the town, starting with five years and working its way up to 55 in increments of five.

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