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TRIBUNE GOES ELECTRONIC!

After several years of study, research, and exhaustive experimentation, the West Essex Tribune has finally found what we think is the best way to provide your community news in an electronic format.

We now have a brand new website and e-Edition, a digital version of our print newspaper. The e-Edition is an exact replica of the printed edition of the Tribune in a "flipbook" format. The e-Edition is easy and convenient; it is delivered right to your e-mail inbox and there’s nothing to…

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Route 10 Bridge Construction Starts


The construction of a new bridge on Route 10 over the Passaic River is scheduled to begin on Saturday, May 10, at 7 p.m. Route 10 eastbound will be closed from River Road to Okner Parkway. All eastbound traffic will be diverted to Old Mt. Pleasant Avenue. Construction is anticipated to begin in the evening to minimize traffic disruption.

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Officers of the Year

Livingston Police officers Joy Klapal and Stan Valles were named the Officers of the Year by the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association. The two officers, both assigned to the Community Policing division of the Livingston Police Department, were presented their plaques at the Essex County Police Expo at the Livingston Mall on Saturday, May 3.

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105 – AND COUNTING!

Helen Wrubel of Livingston was thrown a surprise party by her daughter, Carole Beller, to mark Wrubel's 105th birthday. The party featured music by a chamber ensemble. Wrubel, who lives at Cedar Street Commons, works out on a treadmill three times a week and organizes bingo parties and outings to Atlantic City for her fellow residents. 

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The annual Kiwanis Karnival opened Tuesday

he annual Kiwanis Karnival opened Tuesday evening to glorious spring weather. The fund raising event at the Northfield Road fairground will continue through Saturday, May 10. The fair will be closed to the public from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday morning for the Arc Barry Ross Day, when the Karnival will be opened to members and families of the Arc of Essex County, the Horizon School, and similar organizations in the area which care for the needs of disabled people or those with special…

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High End Assisted Living Facility Given Green Light by Planning Board

The Planning Board concluded a hearing on Tuesday evening for Brandywine Senior Living at 369 East Mt. Pleasant Avenue. The corporation proposes to construct a 62,152 square foot, two-story assisted living facility with 120 units, a partial basement, underground and surface parking. It is situated on more than eight acres of land, which is currently the site of the Salaam Temple.

The applicant's attorney, William Harrison, explained that the entire complex will reflect the building…

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Seek Information on Suspicious Van


On Sunday, May 4, Livingston police took a report of a suspicious incident on Brayton Drive.
Two children were playing in front of their home when a gold minivan operated by a white male of unknown age, pulled up and asked the children to come to his vehicle.
The children did not respond and went inside the residence without talking to the driver. At this time, police do not know what the intentions of the driver might have been.

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Youth Appreciation Week Has Programs for Children

Youth Appreciation week, which will be held May 19 through Memorial Day, May 26, will include many programs for children, including the Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars, a LEGO program, and an event for children with special needs.

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Boys' Lacrosse Team Wins First Conference Title; Mandl Is 2nd Lancer to Record 200th Career Score

The Livingston High School boys' varsity lacrosse team’s current record stands at 13-2 and, with it, the regular season Super Essex Conference Championship of the Liberty Division. Also, during the past week, the team received a fourth seed in the Essex County Tournament, which is the highest in school history.

The Lancers earned a #4 seed in the Essex County Tournament and were host to 13th ranked West Orange High School on Saturday, May 3, in the first round of the county…

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Volleyball Team Advances to Essex County Finals

The Livingston High School boys' varsity volleyball team has advanced to the Essex County finals for the third year in a row. The advancement came as a result of a solid win over  Montclair on Saturday, May 3, 25-13, 25-18. The finals will take place on Friday, May 9, at 7 p.m. against Belleville at Bloomfield High School. "The Lancers are the two-time defending champions and are working hard to make it a 'three-peat,' " said coach Al Partelow.

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Ackermann Honored by Freeholders

Martha C. Ackermann of Livingston was honored by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders during its annual Women’s History Month Celebration held recently at the Hall of Records in Newark.  Ackermann’s commendation was sponsored and presented by freeholder vice president Patricia Sebold, also of Livingston.  Also honored during the event were: Dr. Gale E. Gordon, president of Essex County College; Sarah Hansford of East Orange; and Goldie T. Burbage, also of East Orange, who was…

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Su Leads LHS Girls' Track and Field Squad To Third Place Finish at Essex County Relays

The Essex County Relay Championships were held at Livingston High School on Friday, May 5. All 37 schools located in the county are invited to compete for the title.
The girls scored in nine of the 16 events contested, taking three first place finishes and breaking two school records. Their 65 points earned a trophy for third among all teams competing, behind state powerhouses Columbia and Montclair.

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LHS Tennis Team Defeats Verona and Montclair

The Livingston High School boys' tennis team split four matches this week,  defeating Verona and Montclair while losing to Millburn and Episcopal Academy of Pennsylvania. The team has a 15-6 win-loss record, 7-3 in the Super Essex Conference.

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Track & Field Team Led By Chandler Balter Takes Fourth Place in Essex County Relays

The Livingston High School boys' track and field team placed fourth in the Essex County Relays, a competitive relay meet that matched 26 teams from Essex County on Friday night, May 2, in Livingston. The boys continued with their dominating performances in throwing events in a meet that was highlighted by two school record-breaking performances and a strong finish on the track for the distance medley team.

The boys' shot put duo of Chandler Balter and Will Cardona crushed the previous…

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Short Film by Livingston's Trevor Peacock Selected for Hoboken International Film Festival

A short film written by former Livingston resident Trevor Stevens Peacock, Beyond Here Lies Nothing, will be shown at the Hoboken International Festival at the Paramount Theater in Middletown, New York on May 31 at 8 p.m.

"Being accepted into the Hoboken International Film Festival is an honor," said Peacock, who now lives in Los Angeles. "Over 10,000 people attend this festival. It's really important to be accepted into a festival of this caliber." Besides the awards and prizes, he…

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Erica Silverman and Dylan Belluardo Honored During “Essex County Celebrates Youth” Event

The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored Livingston High School junior Erica Silverman and Heritage Middle School seventh grader Dylan Belluardo during its 11th annual “Essex County Celebrates Youth” event held at the Hall of Records on Wednesday, April 23. The event is held each year to acknowledge outstanding young people throughout the county. Silverman’s award was sponsored and presented by freeholder vice president Patricia Sebold, and Belluardo’s by District 4  freeholder…

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Girl Scout Troop 20070 Develops Adapted Stories for Special Needs Students

In January, Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey (CPNJ) awarded a $300 grant to Livingston Girl Scout Troop 20070 to create sensory stories for the students at Horizon School. Sensory storytelling is a means of making stories more interactive and educational. It has been shown to be particularly effective with students who have sensory integration challenges. The Girl Scouts completed their sensory story project that they called, Books in Motion. They visited Horizon School on April 11 to present…

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DeGhetto Receives Award for Commitment


A 90-year-old World War II veteran who learned to swim at a YMCA in the 1930s has been honored for his long-standing generosity and commitment to the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges.
Kenneth DeGhetto of Livingston received the 2013 Lay Person of the Year Award for his embodiment of the YMCA’s commitment to social responsibility

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Jr. Lancer Girls' Lacrosse Teams Compete in Jersey Girls Challenge

The Junior Lancer U-13 girls' fifth and sixth grade lacrosse teams participated in the Jersey Girls Challenge on Saturday, May 3. Lacrosse teams from all over New Jersey converged at the Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison for the tournament.

Sixth Grade Team

The sixth grade girls' first opponent was Moorsetown, whose girls' high school team is ranked #2 in the nation. The Lancers played a respectable game, but unfortunately lost, 5-1.

Fifth Grade Team

At the Jersey Girls…

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Added by The West Essex Tribune on May 7, 2014 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Lancers Defeat West Orange But Drop Next Two

The Livingston Lancer varsity baseball team defeated West Orange, 3-0, away on Monday, April 28, but lost an away game to Nutley, 9-0, on Friday, May 2, and lost to Caldwell, 4-0, in the first round of the Essex County Tournament on Saturday, May 3 at the Oval.

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