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Livingston’s Sun Sisters Earn First Place in Statewide Conservation Poster Contest

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 seventh-grader at Heritage Middle School, and Grace, a fourth grader at ...

Livingston Justice Partners with Environmental Center for Kids Composting and Worm Lab

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In celebration of Environmental Justice Month and in recognition of the need to improve and maintain a healthy environment—especially for communities of color that are disproportionately impacted by pollution—the Livingston Justice community action group recently partnered with the Essex County Environmental Center to offer a kids' composting class and ...

Livingston Native Urges Residents to Join Mission to Rid Streets of Garbage

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston native Jason Cohen, a local realtor at Coldwell Banker who has been passionate about keeping litter off the streets of Livingston for the last few years, recently became known for these efforts as he started extending the invitation to other residents to join in bi-monthly Saturday-morning cleanups.

Cohen, who was publicly recognized by the ...

Livingston Installs Electronics Recycling Bin Ahead of Upcoming Recycling Event

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 situated behind the community center at 204 Hillside Avenue.

During Monday’s ...

Livingston Open Space Committee Reveals Proposals for Licari and Strahman Properties

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 properties and has committed to contributing funds toward both projects.

The council plans to reopen ...

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Livingston Student Named All-Star Player When Quizbowl Teams Compete at National Championship

May 4, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two Quizbowl teams from Heritage Middle School (HMS) recently competed in the National Championship Tournament, where the Heritage B team placed 58 out of 112 teams by winning four out of eight challenging rounds, and the Heritage A team won five out of eight rounds on day one to qualify for the double elimination playoffs that were held on the second day of the ...

Livingston Mom

Dear Livingston,

I moved here 7 years ago from a small town outside of Philadelphia.  My daughter was 11 and just starting middle school.  The two of us moved into my at the time boyfriend’s house (now my husband).  We were so excited to move here!   When my husband and I were dating I would come up and stay here every other ...

Women’s Mental Health Hit Hardest during COVID Pandemic

We have all been adjusting to the reality that COVID is an infectious disease, but we now know that it is also a profound chronic stressor with serious implications for mental health. These stressors are impacting mental health for all of us, but women, and especially women of color, have been hit the hardest.

Recent studies have shown that one in ten women have had to quit a job due to a ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

Essex County Has Second-Highest Gas Prices in New Jersey Following U.S. Cyber Attack

May 12, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally. 

In Essex County, the price at the pump has hit $3.08 as of Wednesday, part of a national trend in high gas ...

Temple Sinai Launches New Individualized Hebrew Reading and Prayer Program

May 17, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ — Temple Sinai, the Reform congregation in Summit, is delighted to announce a new and innovative approach for its religious school and Hebrew learning program for the 2021-2022 school year. The centerpiece of this program is one-on-one Hebrew language lessons with a teacher, conducted virtually and at a time of the student’s and family’s ...

Obituaries

Jan 14, 1936 - Mar 27, 2021
Evi Meinhardt (Nee Singer), loving wife, mother, grandmother friend and active community member, ...
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CareOne's EVP and CNO Share their Thoughts on Nurses Day 2021

May 13, 2021

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To CareOne nurses and all nurses everywhere:

Each May we celebrate the birthday of the pioneer of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. From the start of her career, Florence Nightingale was challenged with crisis such as Cholera and the trauma of war. These crises provided a deep desire to improve care and conditions for her patients. The birth of the modern ...