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Livingston Family Brings Awareness to Son's "Sleeping Beauty Syndrome"

October 18, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — “Tough times don’t last, tough people do” is the mantra being used in the ongoing effort to support a Livingston High School (LHS) sophomore suffering from a rare neurological sleeping disorder often referred to as “Sleeping Beauty Syndrome.”

Cooper Grossman, a typically healthy and active teenager, was on family vacation in February when he ...

Fit36 Livingston Hosts Livingston Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Fit36 Livingston, a new fitness studio located in the Livingston Town Center that specializes in high intensity interval training (HIIT), hosted its first Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) monthly resource breakfast last week.

Prior to networking amongst fellow business leaders, both members and non-members of the LACC were invited to participate in a ...

RWJBarnabas Health Employee Appointed to New Jersey Board of Nursing

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Appointed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, RWJBarnabas Health’s Mary Beth Russell was recently chosen to occupy one of two nurse educator seats on the New Jersey Board of Nursing. According to RWJBarnabas, there are 10 new members to the board and three reappointments—taking its membership from 13 to 15.

Nancy E. Holecek, Senior Vice President and ...

Help the West Essex YMCA Support Heart Disease

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In partnership with RWJBarnabas Health, the West Essex YMCA is sponsoring a team for the American Heart Association Walk.

On Oct. 22, hundreds of people will walk at the Turtle Back Zoo and South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange with the mission of conquering heart disease. Supporters are invited to either walk one or three miles on that day, or pledge for ...

Livingston High School Red Cross Club to Host Blood Drive for Las Vegas Victims

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In light of the recent devastation in Las Vegas, Livingston High School (LHS) Red Cross Club will be hosting an impromptu blood drive on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the LHS Auditorium.

“We need your help,” said Lexi Branca, president of the LHS Red Cross Club. “It is very last minute, and we need all of the donors we could ...

Livingston Health Department to Recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Livingston Health Department is gearing up to celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with events and educational activities for residents throughout October.

The first event, “Paint the Town Pink,” will be held on Friday, Oct. 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Livingston Town Hall Lobby. The Livingston Health Department and RWJBarnabas ...

Metro YMCA Awards Kenneth A. DeGhetto Champion's Cup to Exemplary Board Member for Second Year

WEST ORANGE, NJ — For the second-consecutive year, a Morris County business leader received the prestigious Kenneth A. DeGhetto Champion’s Cup at the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges’ 23rd annual Kids Care Club Golf Outing held Sept. 18 at Montclair Golf Club in West Orange.

Daren Phil, president and chief operations officer of Suburban Consulting Engineers, Inc., is the ...

Livingston Mother to Lead Non-Group Participants in Walk to End Alzheimer’s

NEWARK, NJ – More than 400 people and 55 teams are expected to attend Saturday’s Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s, where Livingston’s Nicki Kaufman, a mother of two whose own mother’s diagnosis was a catalyst for action for Kaufman three years ago, will lead the individual category.

In-person registrations are still being accepted on walk day, which ...

Last Chance for Free Classes and Discounted “Founders Package” at CycleBar Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ— The new Livingston-based indoor cycling franchise, CycleBar, invites the Livingston community and beyond to take part in the last few days of its opening-month celebration. Free “CycleBlast” classes are set to run until Sunday, Sept. 24. CycleBar Livingston is located  To reserve your free seat now Click Here.

Access to discounts of ...

Jessica Israel, MD, Named Corporate Chair of Geriatrics for RWJBarnabas Health

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Jessica Israel, MD, a resident of Matawan who has been a practicing geriatrician with RWJBarnabas Health since 2002, was recently appointed as Corporate Chair of Geriatrics for RWJBarnabas Health. 

In this new role, Dr. Israel will be working alongside geriatricians and interdisciplinary teams from across the system to develop innovative, cohesive programs with a ...

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