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Two seniors at Livingston High School have been named valedictorian and salutatorian for the LHS Class of 2014. Valedictorian Kevin Kwok, right, and salutatorian Helen Chen will address their fellow graduates at the school's graduation ceremony. Principal Mark Stern, center, said the staff and students at the high school are "very proud of Kevin and Helen. They have worked very hard over the past 13 years to earn this recognition."
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) will hold a public information meeting about the replacement project of the "Route 10 Over Passaic River Bridge" in Livingston and East Hanover. The construction is scheduled to start on Monday, March 17, according to the Livingston Township Council and the NJDOT estimates that the project will take about nine months.
The information meeting will be held on Monday, March 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Hanover Park High School cafeteria, 63 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, East Hanover. Staff members will be available for discussion and there will be exhibits of the proposed project.
The Department of Public Works (DPW) was busy this week repairing three major water main breaks. The leaks were located at East Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Northfield Road and near the Route 10 traffic circle. The cause of the breaks was primarily due to the extremely cold weather, said Mike Anello, superintendent of the DPW.
A federal lawsuit challenging the state Department of Education’s oversight of special education in New Jersey has reached a final settlement with a consent agreement that aims to reduce the state’s high number of special-needs students in segregated settings.
The agreement calls for the state to take measures to insure that districts such as Livingston with the lowest rates of inclusion follow through on remediation plans.
Little by little, the days are getting longer and despite the Arctic vortex that has held the area in its frigid grip, spring is getting closer. On Sunday, March 9, clocks "spring forward" to start Daylight Saving time. The official change of time begins at 2 a.m. early on Sunday morning when most computer and electronic clocks will automatically reset themselves and jump one hour ahead. So instead of 2 a.m., the clocks will show 3 a.m.
A study to see if the current township garage site meets the criteria of needing redevelopment was referred by the Township Council to the Planning Board for study. The Council has been studying possible locations for a new township garage, which could consolidate the Department of Public Works into one site. The existing township garage on South Livingston Avenue is considered too small and is located in a central part of the municipality.
In addition, the possibility of housing the Board of Education's school buses in the proposed garage has also been discussed.
The Board of Education discussed the calendar and possible ways of dealing with the number of snow days, approved a number of personnel appointments and took other actions at its meeting on February 24.
The Board continued its discussion of snow days and calendar options and heard comments from the public, many of them made by high school parents about the students' need for a break in April.
The Livingston Lancers ice hockey team lost to Montclair Kimberley Academy, 5-1, in the McInnis Cup semifinals on Thursday, February 20, at Clary Anderson Arena in Montclair. However, Livingston defeated Paramus, 9-6, in the first round of State Championship on Monday, February 24, at Codey Arena in West Orange.