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Vision 20/20 Launches Welcoming Program

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…

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Health Department Sponsors Clean-Up

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.

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Livingston Celebrates Arbor Day

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…

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Mid-Day Burglars Enter Local Home

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.

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Livingston Library Has New Youth Services Director

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…

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Police Collect Unused Drugs

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

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Police Expo Returns To Livingston Mall

Police Expo Returns To Livingston Mall

The Livingston Mall will once again be host to the annual Essex County Police and Public Safety Expo which will be held on Saturday, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

An opening ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. in the mall’s Center Court.

Held throughout the mall and in the parking lot between Eisenhower Parkway and Sears, the Expo includes live demonstrations featuring a variety of police…

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Retiree and Teen Honored by YMCA

A retired college basketball coach and a college freshman have one thing in common. They were both honored by the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges for their volunteer efforts at the Y.

West Orange resident George Jackson, who used his skills to teach the sport to hundreds of children at the West Essex YMCA, received the 2013 Youth Development Award from the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges. Receiving the Youth of the Year award was Jesse Francione of…

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Passaic River Coalition Chairman To Discuss River's Problems, Progress

The Livingston League of Women Voters and the Livingston Environmental Commission will sponsor a presentation, "The Passaic River: Its Problems, Progress, and Possibilities," by Dick Plambeck of the Passaic River Coalition. The program will take place on Wednesday, April 23, at 8 p.m. in the Hillside Avenue community center.

Renee Resky of the League of Women Voters, said, "It is important to Livingston residents to learn about the Passaic River, as it impacts our…

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YMCA to Hold Healthy Kids Day

The West Essex YMCA will hold Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 26. The free community event is designed to inspire youngsters to keep their minds and bodies active and help improve families’ health and well-being. Games, healthy food, arts and crafts and other activities will be offered to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home.

The West Essex YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day will take place at the Livingston Mall from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.…

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Annual Run for Rachel on May 18 Raises Awareness of Domestic Violence

More than 800 men, women, teens and children from across New Jersey are expected to converge at the Memorial Oval in Livingston on Sunday, May 18, for the 14th annual Run for Rachel. Members of the community are invited to help the Rachel Coalition reach its goal of raising $75,000 to benefit victims of domestic violence by participating in the Run. On-line event registration is available through May 12 at www.raceforum.com/rachel…

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Livingston Teen Walks To Help Cure Arthritis

Lexi Narotzky, a tenth grader at Livingston High School, is the teen honoree at the 2014 Essex/Morris/Union Walk to Cure Arthritis, which will be held on Sunday, June 1.

"Last year, we were able to raise a lot of money in a short amount of time," said Narotzky. "So when I was asked to be the honoree, of course, I said yes. There are monthly meetings and I am helping to organize the walk for this year."

The youngster was diagnosed with juvenile…

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Jennifer Hornstein To Wed Neal Ashinsky

Cindy and Harold Hornstein of Livingston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Leah, to Neal Adam Ashinsky. The future bridegroom is the son of Amy and Douglas Ashinsky of New Providence.

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Lancer Girls Open Track and Field Season; Place Third in Dodgertown Invitational Meet

The 2014 LHS girls' track and field (T&F) team has competed at various conference, county, state and invitational meets throughout the season. The T&F team competes in the Super Essex Conference (SEC) and is in the highly competitive American Division.

The SEC conference opener was a double dual meet against Mount Saint Dominic (MSD) and Columbia High School. Sixteen events are contested and while all three teams compete at the same time, the…

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Barbara Schaffer Displays Quilts

The Arts Council of Livingston has announced an exhibition of quilts by award-winning quilter Barbara Schaffer.

Her quilt, Peto Revisited, won a second place ribbon and Judges Choice Award at the 2013 Garden State Quilters' Show in Morristown. The work will be on display from now through June at the Municipal Building Gallery on South Livingston Avenue from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

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Planning Board Approves Restaurant and Addition to Ambulatory Care Center

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…

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LHS Girls' Fencing Coach Is Named Coach of the Year

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.

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Chamber of Commerce Announces Award Recipients

The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Awards Dinner on Wednesday, April 30, at 6 p.m. in the Westminster Hotel. Each year the Chamber honors a business, a civic leader, a firefighter, a teacher, a police officer and a member of the First Aid Squad.

This year, the Westminster Hotel and Strip House restaurant will be honored as Business of the Year; Firefighter of the Year will be William "Bill" Raab; Mary Oates will be honored as Teacher of the…

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Andrew Miller Becomes Eagle Scout At Court of Honor Held on March 23

Boy Scout Troop 16, sponsored by St. Philomena Church, held a Court of Honor on Sunday, March 23, to recognize its newest Eagle Scout, Andrew Miller.

His Eagle Project encompassed the beautification of the exterior of the youth group’s home. Miller led a team of fellow Scouts and friends in moving floor stones, scraping and repainting the railings and the ceiling of the porch, power washing the house, fixing light fixtures and painting doors and…

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Petitions Available For School Board

Anyone interested in running for a seat on the Livingston Board of Education must file a nominating petition by July 28 with the Office of the Essex County Clerk.

Prospective candidates should send an e-mail to the administrative assistant to the Livingston public schools' business administrator, Joann Goldberg, at jgoldberg@livingston.org, to receive a copy of the official county petition form. The election to fill the expiring term of Board…

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