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William Shapiro, Devoted Teacher and Advocate, Dies at 90

June 4, 2020

PARKLAND, FL — Dr. William Shapiro, a former Livingston resident, died peacefully on June 1 at 90 years old after a long battle with lewy body dementia.  

After serving in the United States Army during the Korean War, Shapiro taught history at Lincoln Junior High School, Mountain High School and West Orange High School for 42 years and was faculty advisor to ...

Pompton Plains Man Admits to 2017 Bomb Threat at Livingston Temple

NEWARK, NJ – A 38-year-old man from Pompton Plains in Morris County has admitted to maliciously calling in a bomb threat to a religious institution in Livingston in 2017, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

James Triano pleaded guilty via videoconference before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty on Tuesday to an indictment charging him with maliciously conveying false information ...

Israel Flag Raised at Livingston Town Hall in Honor of Israeli Independence Day

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although the annual Israel flag raising ceremony has been canceled due to health concerns, members of the Livingston Department of Public Works (DPW) and Councilman Michael Vieira, who serves as liaison to the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI), braved the rain and donned protective masks earlier this week to raise the flag outside Livingston Town Hall ...

Livingston's Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Adds Cafe and Food Service After New Law Passes

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The passage of new legislation in 2019 has enabled Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, located at 68 Old Short Hills Road in Livingston, to open a new café on the premises.

In addition to the on-site café, the chapel's patrons can also now take advantage of a food service that provides snacks, breakfast or lunch to mourners in ...

Livingston Residents Rally Against Anti-Semitism at Local Solidarity March

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As tens of thousands of people marched through Lower Manhattan on Sunday in a show of solidarity for the Jewish community in response to recent anti-Semitic attacks, hundreds of Livingston residents who couldn’t make the trek into the city took to the streets of their own hometown instead to show their support.

Knowing that a ride into Manhattan on a Sunday ...

Livingston Celebrates Festival of Lights with 2019 Menorah Lighting Ceremony

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Rabbi David Vaisberg of Temple B’nai Abraham led Livingston residents in lighting the menorah candles at the Camuso Holiday Display in celebration of the Festival of Lights earlier this week.

Among the many families who joined Vaisberg in prayer and song were Livingston Mayor Al Anthony, members of the township council and their families.

“I’m ...

‘Great Concern’ Among Jewish Leaders in Livingston and NJ After Jersey City Shootout

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Jewish leaders across the state are examining security measures and closely following the investigation in Tuesday’s deadly shootout at a kosher supermarket in the Greenville neighborhood of Jersey City.

“My colleague, Rabbi David Vaisberg, sent a note to the congregation last night,” said Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz of B'nai Abraham in ...

Five Religions Come Together for Livingston's First Religions of the World Event

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the first time, three of Livingston’s volunteer organizations brought together the world’s five most prominent religions under one roof for a celebration of Livingston’s diversity.

Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism were all represented during the Religions of the World ceremony, which was hosted by the Livingston Committee for ...

Public Invited to Livingston's First "Religions of the World" Community Celebration

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In an effort to promote education about and understanding of the five major world religions—Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism—the Livingston Committee for Diversity & Inclusion (LCDI) has collaborated with the Livingston Vision 20/20 Committee and the Livingston Clergy Association to host the first Religions of the World event to be ...

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Essex County News: Testing Expanded in Effort to Reach Newark’s Immigrant Population

June 3, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Recognizing its status as one of the areas most affected by the coronavirus, Essex County has expanded its testing to some of Newark’s more hard-to-serve populations this week, including the Ironbound’s immigrant community. 

Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin (D-Newark), who was part of the team that set up a pop-up site in the parking lot of the ...

CareOne: Trust in Our Care

June 3, 2020

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Community Conversation: Keeping Kids Healthy & Safe This Summer

Walter Rosenfeld, MD, Chair of Pediatrics at Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children's Hospital and medical director of Children's Health at Atlantic Health System sat down recently for a Facebook Live where he shared some important information for parents about what they need to know to keep kids healthy and safe this summer.

 

Community Conversations: Guiding Patients with Cancer

Join Eric Whitman, MD, medical director of Cancer Care for Atlantic Health System, for a Facebook Live where he will share guidance for patients with cancer as we coexist with COVID-19.

Community Conversations: Keeping Kids Healthy & Safe this Summer

Join Walter Rosenfeld, MD, Medical Director for Children's Health for Atlantic Health System, for a Facebook Live where he will answer your questions about what parents need to know to keep kids healthy and safe this summer.

Coronavirus Pandemic Adds to the Admiration as Hospital Honors Local EMS Members

Overlook Medical Center celebrated the work of the dedicated EMS first responders throughout the communities it serves with awards, gifts and other recognition as part of the national EMS Week, May 18–22.

“The first responders throughout our region have been our steadfast partners through the height of the pandemic, and their collaboration in caring for our patients during this ...

Atlantic Health System Leads Phase 1 Study on CPI-613® (Devimistat), First-in-Class Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care’s Angela Alistar, MD, medical director of GI medical oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of the Phase 1 Breakthrough Treatment Center, is lead author of a phase 1 study of CPI-613® (devimistat), a unique first-in-class treatment for locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, in combination with two chemotherapy drugs.

Community Conversations: Is It Safe To Have Surgery?

James C. Wittig, MD, chairman, Orthopedic Surgery, Morristown Medical Center, medical director of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology and Sarcoma Surgery for Atlantic Health System, joined host Luke Margolis for the latest edition of our Facebook Live event series, Community Conversations. Dr. Wittig shared what our patients need to know before having an important surgery that’s been ...

Other NJ News: More Than 1,500 Gather in Summit to Protest for Racial Equality, Justice

June 3, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ — More than 1,500 citizens from Hilltop City and surrounding towns gathered on Tuesday afternoon at Summit's Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJSMS) to show their support for the "Black Lives Matter" movement and to set a high bar for respectful, organized ...