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Thu
10
Dec
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Interpreting the Flag Code

Over the last two weeks, it has become apparent that some members of the community are in conflict over the fact that flags were not lowered to half-staff following the recent death of a Livingston police officer. While no official statements have been made nor actions taken, the debate is raging through the township through rumor, heresay, social media and occasional anonymous calls to the Tribune office.
 
Thu
03
Dec
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Holiday Spirit on Schedule

Over the last several years, setting up the Camuso Holiday Display at the Memorial Park Oval has often proven to be a challenge, but this year, the Camuso Committee had to deal with a last minute change that nearly derailed its opening day plans.
 
Wed
25
Nov
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The Bent Angle

By Michelle Bent
 
It's not that I am not thankful. I really am. I am thankful for my family, friends, health, home, job, and whatever other positive blessings I have in my life at the current moment. I am thankful. I just don't want to do Thanksgiving. One of the reasons I am so "turned off the turkey" may be because about seven years ago, I inherited from my great-grandparents every major holiday. Not that they didn't deserve a break. They hosted all major holidays from as far back as I can remember. At the age of 80, they decided to call it quits.
 
Thu
19
Nov
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All Are Not to Blame

While this space is usually used to comment on hyper-local issues, this week, we would like to use a portion of this space to address a tragedy that affected the world this past week. The terrorist attacks on Paris were another in a series of horrific acts perpetrated by extremists who have no regard for human life.
 
Thu
19
Nov
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"Run and Tell That"

Livingston Community Players' (LCP) production of the hit musical Hairspray opened this past weekend to large crowds and standing ovations. Three performances will be offered this weekend, including Friday, November 20, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, November 21, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, November 22 at 2 p.m., at Mt. Pleasant Middle School.
 
Thu
12
Nov
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Honoring Our Veterans

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Veterans' Day is a holiday to honor all of the men and women who have served in the United States military services. As a nation, we take pause each year on November 11 to show gratitude to those who have protected our country, fought on our behalf and were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for our American way of life.
 
Thu
05
Nov
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Lock It Up, Livingston

Once again, the Livingston Police Department has reported a wave of criminal activity involving suspects illegally entering unlocked motor vehicles that are parked in residents' driveways. These are crimes of opportunity. Referred to as "handle-flippers," these criminals often go around trying the handles on cars looking for the ones that are open, so that they may easily enter the vehicle and take what they want.
 
Thu
29
Oct
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Choosing Candidates

In this week’s edition of the West Essex Tribune, the five candidates for the Livingston Board of Education – Mike Ramer, Ronnie Konner, Kevin Kline, Barry Funt, and Pam Chirls – have been given space to summarize their campaigns. Residents will go to the polls on Tuesday, November 3, and decide which of the candidates will fill the two, three-year seats that are available.
 
Thu
22
Oct
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Support the Arts

One very important piece of Livingston's identity that may not be recognized enough is its commitment to the arts. This commitment is evidenced by the township's vibrant, thriving arts culture. Livingston has performing and visual arts covered. In the performing arts category, Livingston offers theater, dance, and musical opportunities; while in the realm of visual arts, the township boasts a variety of organizations, exhibitions, and classes that encompass everything from watercolor painting to photography.
 
Thu
15
Oct
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Everyone Come and Play

We commend the Township of Livingston for creating an environment where children of all abilities can play together. The new, all-inclusive playground at the Monmouth Court Community Center, will hold its grand opening this Saturday, October 17, at approximately 12:30 p.m., after the Livingston 5K Color Run. The playground will be open to residents following the ribbon cutting ceremony, which will be attended by county and township leaders, as well as by township administrators.
 

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