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Families Invited to Open House at Peanut Shell Early Learning Center

July 17, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Parents of infants through preschoolers are invited to a July 28 open house at the West Essex YMCA’s Peanut Shell Early Learning Center from 9 a.m. to noon.

The state-licensed Peanut Shell provides full-and part-time childcare for families in Livingston, West Orange, Roseland, the Caldwells and surrounding communities. It is the only childcare center in ...

Livingston Council Votes on Ordinance to Prohibit Vape Shops

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Concern about the increased use of electronic cigarettes and other vapor products was among the reasons why the Livingston Township Council adopted an ordinance prohibiting “vape shops,” or any establishment that primarily sells “electronic devices, liquid nicotine or vapor products,” in the township’s retail commercial zones. In ...

Livingston Welcomes 70fit and Junction Bodyworks Personal Training Studio

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Two wellness amenities, including 70fit and Junction Bodyworks personal training studio, celebrated their grand openings at 70 South Orange Avenue this week, giving the tenants and employees of the Eastman Companies-owned complex as well as the public the opportunity to keep their health and fitness goals on track.

Livingston Mayor Ed Meinhardt, members of the township ...

Spurred by Caldwell Dad, Saint Barnabas Sees Rise in Number of Altruistic Kidney Donors

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The act of donating a kidney is usually one associated with providing life-saving help to someone in need who is a family member or a close friend, but the altruistic actions of Caldwell resident Brian Glennon has launched a new trend in organ donors.

Last October 2017, the 46-year-old father of four donated his kidney to a patient in need at the program at The Renal and ...

Livingston Pharmacy Now Offering CBD Oil

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Livingston Pharmacy has become one of the first pharmacies in New Jersey to carry CBD, a 100 percent legal and not addictive or psychoactive product.

Cannabidiol (CBD) has worked its way into health food stores, gyms, and now, independent pharmacies throughout the country. Livingston Pharmacy is carrying one of the most highly regulated and potent products on the ...

Brain Health Initiatives Highlighted Through Alzheimer’s Association Grand Opening Events

Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter Hosts New Office Reception to Mark June’s Brain Health Awareness Month

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — A full day of events promoting brain health awareness culminated in a ceremonial ribbon cutting and grand reopening reception at the new headquarters of the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ) at 23 Vreeland ...

Club Pilates Livingston Celebrates Grand Opening at Livingston Circle

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Marking the official grand opening of Club Pilates at The Shoppes at the Livingston Circle, Mayor Ed Meinhardt and members of the Livingston Township Council joined owners Arnold DeGarcia and Helen Angelis in cutting the ribbon at their second Club Pilates location.

DeGarcia and Angelis also own and operate Club Pilates Westfield, making the Livingston location the ...

Livingston Paints the Town Purple for Brain Awareness Month

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The month of June was officially proclaimed “Brain Awareness Month” and the week of June 10 to June 16 was proclaimed “Paint the Town Purple Week” throughout the Township of Livingston on Monday by the mayor and council. According to resident Cheryl Ricci-Francione, executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey, ...

Record Number Attends West Essex YMCA's Sixth Annual Bike Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On the heels of National Bike Safety Month in May, a new record of nearly 500 Livingston riders participated in the sixth annual Bike Livingston event, a family-oriented bike tour of Livingston’s neighborhoods hosted each year by the West Essex YMCA on the first Sunday in June.

With three routes to choose from—a four-mile route around the ...

Saint Barnabas and Margie Heller Named Business and Civic Leader of the Year

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Honored for their contributions to the community over the past year, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and Margie Heller, administrative director of community health and outreach at SBMC, were recognized as the 2018 Business of the Year and Civic Leader of the Year at the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) Awards Dinner held on Thursday at the Westminster ...

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Public Invited to Essex County Opioid Use Prevention Task Force Meeting

July 15, 2018

CALDWELL, NJ — All Essex County residents, mayors and councils, law enforcement members, school officials, clergy members, civic organizations and more are invited to join in the next Essex County Opioid Use Prevention Task Force meeting on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to discuss how the Essex County communities can join work together to eradicate this epidemic.

The meeting will be held at the ...