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The Vision 20/20 Committee is launching a New Resident Mentoring program. The primary goal of this program is to familiarize new residents with the Township of Livingston and all it has to offer. Every new resident will be provided with a mentor, who will be available to answer any questions that new residents may have about their new town.
Every new resident will also be given a Welcome to Livingston Basket, which will be filled with information about the town, its services, schools and library.
In an effort to clean up public areas in town, the Livingston Health Department has renewed its contract with the Catholic Charities of Newark Services for litter abatement throughout the township. The contract is made possible through a grant from the Clean Community Program.
Catholic Charities has been providing these services to the Livingston community for the last three years. The clean-up programs will commence in April and run through December.
Livingston residents are invited to celebrate the township’s green status on Arbor Day with the planting of a Kwanzan cherry tree at the Gazebo on the Memorial Oval. The event will take place on Friday, April 25, at 10:30 a.m.
On Saturday, April 26, residents are again invited – this time to the rear entrance of the Livingston Municipal Complex for the distribution of free trees from the NJ Tree Recovery Campaign. Residents who have pre-registered can pick up their free seedlings between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Up to five seedlings per household are available on a first-registered, first-served basis.
A daring burglary in the middle of the day is being investigated by Livingston police.
Ruma Ghoch of 4 Bennington Road told police that her home had been unoccupied from noon to about 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15. When she returned home, she noticed that a back window was open and the screen had been removed. She then saw that the back door was open.
Anna Coats, the library's new Youth Services director, is eager to bolster teamwork, develop the collections, move into social media and reach out to people who are not coming in.
"The staff is really good, very enthusiastic, they care about the job and kids," said Coats, who started her new position on April 1. She is excited to be in Livingston. "As big as my dreams were in my previous position, I see a lot more potential here. Working together we will accomplish so much."
As the first full time professional children’s librarian in the East Rutherford Memorial Library, Coats established programs and policies, improved customer service, rebuilt the library's website, and began using social media.
Residents with old, unwanted or unused prescription or over-the-counter drugs can take them to Police Headquarters between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. The Police will dispose of the unwanted drugs properly.
This provides a safe, environmentally friendly way to dispose of medications that might otherwise be tossed into the garbage or flushed down the toilet, both of which are potential safety and health hazards
The Planning Board approved two applications at its meeting on Tuesday evening, a restaurant on North Livington Avenue and an addition to the Saint Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center on South Orange Avenue.
The restaurant application was continued from March 4. The applicant, Divya Realty, proposes to convert a vacated gas station into a restaurant, and make façade changes to the property. Improvements are sought for the existing retail building, which currently houses the Livingston Mart and a dry cleaners on North Livingston Avenue.
Saint Barnabas Realty Development Corporation is proposing to construct a 42,844 square foot addition to the existing Saint Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center at 200 South Orange Avenue.
In opening comments, attorney Peter J. Carton said that the applicant is seeking three variances for a setback, a parking shortfall and an illuminated sign.
Livingston High School girls' fencing coach George Santo was named 2013 New Jersey Coach of the Year by the NJSIAA (New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association) and the NFHS (National Federation of State High School Federations) on March 30 during the Hall of Fame Awards.
The honor recognizes Santo's skills in building the successful program in Livingston as well as his work on behalf of the sport throughout the state.