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Thu
28
Feb
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We Lost a Good Man

This week, Livingston suffered a major loss with the passing of Craig F. Parker, Sr., who died this past Tuesday at the age of 60. “Parker,” as he was affectionately known by his friends and colleagues, was a dedicated member of the community who wore two very special hats: He was both a firefighter and a police dispatcher.

Thu
21
Feb
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A Healthy Heart

In recognition of American Heart Month this February, the Livingston Health Department has shared tips to lower one’s blood pressure. Consistent readings of numbers over 120/80 mmHG (“120 over 80”) are an indication of high or elevated blood pressure, which can lead damaged arteries, heart attack and stroke.

The good news is that there are plenty of ways to lower your blood pressure. For example, we have personally found that avoiding long phone calls with in-laws, staying out of rush hour traffic, and not watching Knicks games are all good ways to maintain a healthy blood pressure.

 

 

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Thu
21
Feb
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Council of Five

Starting next week, Livingston’s Township Council returns to a five-member board, following the Livingston Democratic Committee’s selection of Michael Vieira to fill the spot left vacant by the resignation of former Councilman Michael Silverman.

We welcome Vieira to the position and wish him well. We would have been happy with any of the three candidates, however, after speaking with Vieira following his selection, we are confident he is well prepared for the role. He will bring relevant experience and knowledge, while also offering a fresh face to the Council for the first time in several years. He has made it clear he is entering the position with a head full of ideas, and is not afraid to speak his mind. If he sticks to that, it should prove beneficial for the township.

 

 

Thu
14
Feb
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A Well-Deserved ‘Thank You’

While some winter weather may have postponed the annual Livingston Fire Department inspection, we at the West Essex Tribune would still like to take a moment to thank our firefighters for another year of keeping our community safe.

To the members of our volunteer fire department, thank you for answering more than 1,300 calls in 2018, at all hours of the day, and in all types of weather.

Thank you for responding to every appliance fire, smoking car, gas leak, water emergency, and carbon monoxide alarm in this ever-expanding community.

 

 

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Thu
14
Feb
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Up to the Task

Last week, the Livingston Police Department, along with the Essex County prosecutor’s office and eight other local police departments in the western part of the county, announced the formation of a joint task force, designed to battle crime in the area.

The task force is, in part, a response to the rise in reported vehicle break-ins and thefts in Livingston, as well as neighboring towns, in the past year-plus.

Credit goes to these agencies for taking a proactive approach to these crimes, and for recognizing that this is a trend and not a coincidental spike in break-ins that could be attributable to a small sample size. The frequency of these crimes should drop, hopefully very soon, because they are being acknowledged as such.

 

 

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Thu
07
Feb
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Cycling for a Cause

This past Saturday, February 2, more than 1,500 people cycled all day long on 125 bikes at Equinox gym in Summit, raising more than $1.1 million for rare cancer research as part of Cycle for Survival. Students and survivors joined together in a celebration of life, honoring the Livingston resident who launched the event by collecting money for her cause.

Our own Martha Ackermann, who is a Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center patient, kicked off the day by riding “Jen’s Bike,” in honor of Jennifer Goodman Linn. Former Tribune editor Nancy Dinar was also a top fundraiser for the event. We are proud to support this wonderful event each year and encourage others to do so as well.

 

 

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Thu
07
Feb
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Happy Lunar New Year

It is officially the Year of the Pig, and it cannot be disputed that Livingston’s Asian-American community has grown exponentially over the years. With this growth, the celebration of the Lunar New Year is becoming ingrained in our community. From township events, to programs at the public library, to children sharing fun information about holiday traditions in school, we are expanding our calendar to include a unique cultural celebration.

The Livingston Chinese Association, Livingston Huaxia Chinese School, Livingston Chinese School, and Livingston High School Chinese Program are just some of the Chinese cultural groups that exist in town at the present time. These groups have grown, both in numbers and in the amount of cultural experiences they offer to the community at large.

 

 

Thu
31
Jan
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Decision Pending

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Monday night’s Township Council meeting was well-attended for several reasons, mostly due to the influx of first responders on hand to honor Livingston’s living legend, Charlie Schilling. Others, however, were there to find out who would be named our next Council member among Scott Goldman, Laurie Kahn, and Michael Vieira. Unfortunately, they left with no answers.

In a statement to the Tribune on Tuesday, the Council said they have chosen to send the decision back to the Livingston Democratic Committee, where 52 township residents will vote on the selection.

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Thu
24
Jan
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Shutdown But Not Out

For federal workers residing in Livingston, or anywhere in the United States for that matter, it has been a weird and difficult month to say the least. As the government shutdown extends past the 30-day mark, the bank accounts of furloughed employees, some of whom live in town, are being stretched thinner and thinner. After all, even those of us lucky to have a comfortable cushion of savings would likely feel the pressure of two missed paychecks.

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Thu
24
Jan
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Decision Time

At the January 14 Township Council meeting, mayor Al Anthony announced the three residents selected by the Livingston Democratic Committee as candidates to replace Michael Silverman. Michael Vieira, Laurie Kahn, and Scott Goldman are the three nominees, and the Council is now tasked with selecting one to serve until a general election can take place in November. We expect them to read the candidates’ cover letters and resumes, as well as learn more about them through interviews.

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