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West Essex YMCA to Host Camp Tours at Caldwell University

January 18, 2019

CALDWELL, NJ — Families curious about the West Essex YMCA’s Pioneer Trails Day Camp are invited to Caldwell University on Saturday, Jan. 26 for a tour.

Tours begin at 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and noon at Caldwell University, located at 120 Bloomfield Avenue.

“Tours allow parents to see our camp facilities and gain an understanding of how Pioneer Trails works,” ...

CardioYoga Stresses Importance of Core Strength, Flexibility & Injury Prevention

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Last spring, Dr. Alvaro Alban and Chelsea Alban opened CardioYoga studio in Livingston ( after they were unable to find a fitness regime that would keep them in shape but also prevent many of the injuries they both saw in their practices.  

Dr. Alban, an emergency physician, has had more than 15 years experience in emergency ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue Due to Cold Weather Forecast

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated through Monday, Jan. 14 due to extreme cold weather in the forecast, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Thursday.

When a Code Blue is declared, a network of warming stations operated by the county and its municipalities as well as ...

West Essex YMCA to Host Open House; Joiner Fee Waived Through Jan. 31

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The West Essex YMCA is hosting an all-day open house event, featuring free fitness classes, youth activities and more on Saturday, Jan. 5.

Fitness classes will be open to the community in the morning from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by mid-day youth activities from 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. A YMCA camp open house will follow from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., where the camp ...

Do This to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Happen

Did you know that less than 10 percent of New Year's resolutions are are actually kept? So why even bother? Whether you've decided that 2019 is the year that you will (finally) get in shape, lose weight or eat healthier, in order to find success, you need to do more than make a resolution; you need the tools to make your resolution a reality.

Meditation and visualization is a ...

Saint Barnabas Welcomes The First Baby Born in 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston extended congratulations to the parents of the first baby born in 2019.

Elias was the first baby born in the New Year at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Parents Eeva and Andy and their daughter Hanna (pictured) welcomed the fourth member of their family at 1:14 a.m. Tuesday. Elias weighed in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces and 20 inches long.

Livingston Doctors Participate in Sunrise Rotary “Walk With A Doc”

LIVINGSTON, NJ – A group of Livingston doctors recently joined the Livingston Sunrise Rotary for its local version of “Walk With A Doc,” a global walking program for everyone interested in taking step to a healthier lifestyle. The event was held at the Livingston Mall, Livingston Sunrise Rotary also sponsored a “Gift of Warmth” Winter Coat Drive at the Livingston ...

Livingston Brain Aneurysm Survivor Uses Second Chance to Save Lives

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After surviving a ruptured aneurysm and fully recovering without the permanent damage that is common among survivors, 20-year-old Livingston resident Justin Gelman immediately knew he had to use his second chance at life to help others who face similar situations.

Gelman, whose aneurysm ruptured while he was alone in his Duke University apartment in February, has joined ...

See Santa's Visit to NICU Babies at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Santa made a pit stop in Livingston just before Christmas to spread holiday cheer and visit babies in the Saint Barnabas Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Check out this photo gallery of the infants in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit.

All photos courtesy of the Saint Barnabas Medical Center NICU.


Hilltop Bicycles Celebrates Grand Opening in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Hilltop Bicycles, a boutique bike shop that features a well-curated selection of bicycles as well as a variety of related accessories, celebrated the opening of its Livingston location on Wednesday with a celebratory ribbon cutting.

In the absence of Mayor Ed Meinhardt, incoming mayor Al Anthony did the honors of cutting the ribbon alongside Hilltop co-founders Thomas ...


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More Than 200 People Attend First Canna-Pop Up in Livingston

January 10, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Canna Pop-Up Livingston recently broke new ground with an event that celebrated the power of CBD by bringing together more than 200 Canna-Curious people who came to learn and ask questions. 

From the educational breakout sessions in the morning followed by CBD Yoga to the VIP reception and After Dark experience, the ...