The Livingston School Board of Education met on Monday for its last meeting of the calendar year. Board president Ron Spring was at the helm of his final meeting, which included numerous presentations and exchanges of information.
Spring, who grew up in Livingston and has three children in the schools for the next 17 years, lost his bid for re-election to Art Altman. Spring said he had the utmost confidence in the newly-appointed superintendent John Alfieri, the Board,…Continue
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All township offices, including the Livingston Public Library, will close at noon on Friday, December 13, so that employees may attend the township's annual Employee Holiday Party.
Township offices will re-open for business on Monday, December 16.
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Multi-car collisions on Friday and Saturday of this week tied up traffic as emergency personnel worked to clear damaged vehicles from the intersections.
On Friday evening, four cars were involved in a chain collision on East Northfield Road at Old Short Hills Road.
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Livingston’s Metal Recycling – including refrigerators, air conditioners, metal dehumidifiers, and grills, to name a few types of items – is collected on the last Wednesday of the month by the township's Public Works Department. The cut-off day to be put on the list for any metal pick-up is noon on the Friday before the pick-up date.
Because Christmas falls on a Wednesday this month, the metal pick-up will be on Wednesday, December 18. The last day to…Continue
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New Jersey’s high school graduation rate, already one of the highest in the nation, crept up a little for the Class of 2013. Livingston was near the top of the list, with 96.04% of LHS students graduating last June.
Livingston’s graduation rate is well above the state average of 87.5%, according to breakdowns released December 4 by the state Department of Education.
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The Children’s Institute (TCI) in Livingston and Verona recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with about 100 capital campaign donors at a special event at its new Livingston campus.
The Capital Campaign Recognition event featured tours of the new Livingston campus, which opened in the fall of 2012, and includes a new high school and young adult program and the Center for Independence, an adult program for ages 21 and up. TCI is a nonprofit school which also offers…Continue
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Members of the Livingston High School chapter of Junior State of America (JSA), along with their teacher advisor, Amanda Buyes, attended the JSA Mid-Atlantic Fall State Convention. The theme of this year's convention, which was held November 16 and 17 in Iselin, was "Progressing Beyond Partisanship: from Conflict to Compromise."
At the convention, 650 civic-minded students from all over the Mid-Atlantic region gathered to discuss social, political, and…Continue
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Former Livingston mayor David Wildstein has announced his resignation as the director of interstate capital projects at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The resignation will be effective on January 1, according to a letter he wrote to the agency’s deputy executive director, Bill Baroni.
Wildstein resigned after state lawmakers questioned whether lane closings at the George Washington Bridge that led to extensive traffic backups in September were…Continue
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The Friends of the Livingston Library (FOTLL) has announced that two additional merchants have joined its Merchants and Member program. Joining the program are Eye Level Learning Center of Livingston at CVS Plaza and the ACL Art Gallery at Town Center.
The Merchants and Members Program is an exclusive benefit of FOTLL membership for which merchants offer discounts to FOTLL members. Also participating in the program are the Philly Pretzel Factory, the Boston Ice Cream…Continue
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The Arts Council of Livingston art gallery has been closed for a month due to a problem with the heat. The gallery, located in Livingston Town Center, will reopen with its annual holiday party on Thursday, December 12. A ten per cent holiday discount will be in effect through January 5.
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At the start of the holiday season, United Way of Northern New Jersey seeks to remind area residents that there are neighbors who continue to struggle in the face of a lagging economy and job market. One emergency lifeline that has been a constant the past 30 years is the United Way Holiday Fund, helping local families in the face of extraordinary circumstances.
The Fund supports emergency financial needs that may occur throughout the year, helping to pay a month’s…Continue
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Reindeers at the oval? Yes, it is that time of year again. The Camuso Holiday Decorations Committee is back and preparing a special 2013 holiday celebration. For the third year, Livingston welcomes back the Camuso family’s holiday display, which was donated to the township and is being preserved by the Committee under the auspices of the Livingston Business Improvement District. The opening ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the oval
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The Essex County Association of Chiefs of Police will honor Livingston Police Chief Craig M. Handschuch as Law Enforcement Executive of the Year at its annual dinner dance on Thursday, December 5. The event, which will begin at 6 p.m. will be held at Nanina's in the Park in Belleville.
The deadline to purchase tickets for the event is November 29, and checks, payable to the ECACOP, should be mailed to Deborah Scorsone, Belleville Police Department, 152 Washington…Continue
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Black Friday is not just for retailers anymore. On the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 29, the Friends of the Livingston Library (FOTLL) will have its own "Black Friday Sale." Adult hard cover and soft cover fiction books, including romance, mystery/thriller, science fiction, and general fiction, will be sold for a one-day sale price.
The one-day sale will run on the "honor system" where patrons select their books and pay at the cash box. FOTLL volunteers will…Continue
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Livingston's Sanford N. Schor Lodge, Knights of Pythias recently installed new officers with Norman S. Schein as chancellor commander. He was installed by Supreme Master at Arms Joel D. Fierstien in a ceremony conducted by Deputy Grand Chancellor Michael Seligman. The ceremony was attended by grand lodge officers including Grand Chand Chancellor Mel Feldschneider.
In addition, the lodge honored Schein as its P.C. Carl D. Berkow Award recipient as "Pythian of the Year"…Continue
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Mayer Chalom of Livingston recently won the Harvard University Department of Music’s composition competition for the school year 2013-14. His piece will be performed and recorded by the Harvard String Quartet.
Chalom, a 2013 graduate of the Calderone School of Music (CSM), was also chosen to write the music for Harvard’s annual musical production. He is currently a freshman at Harvard University, but skipped two levels in music theory.
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The third annual Livingston Coat Drive, organized by Livingston resident Jeff Friedman, is going strong. Friedman and his "Dream Team" of Coat Drive volunteers – Livingston residents Bob Gebroe and Adam Slavitt, and former resident Rick Levin of Caldwell – are keeping busy collecting coats and winter accessories, with the drive having expanded into the Caldwells and Montclair.
With the cold weather here, the need for coats is immediate and ever-present, says Friedman, who is…Continue
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Livingston High School’s Spanish Honor Society recently celebrated Spanish Culture Night. The evening, dedicated to experiencing Hispanic culture, began with student performances.
Groups of students executed Spanish musical numbers and read Spanish poetry.
After the student performances, adult volunteers, who are native to Spanish-speaking countries, presented cultural dances. Garbed in Paraguayan dress, Sara Cabral Fogarty, mother of Sara…Continue
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Children’s Theatre of Livingston (CTL) is currently accepting enrollment for its spring production of Sleeping Beauty. Enrollment is open through November 30.
With each of its productions, CTL offers Livingston children in grades two through five the chance to be in a show on a stage in front of a live audience. It will accept the first 55 children who apply for on-stage work. Registration forms may be downloaded at the CTL website,…Continue
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The Livingston High School Project Graduation gift wrap booth is back again at the Livingston Mall. For many years, the gift wrap booth has been a tradition at the mall. This year, the booth opens on November 29 and will remain open until December 24. As chairwoman Lauri Brown said, "It's a great way to have your gifts beautifully wrapped and to support a great cause at the same time."
This year, the gift wrap booth will be located in what used to be…Continue
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