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19
May
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Youth Appreciation Week

It is that time of year again! The time when Livingston celebrates its youth through a variety of child- and family-friendly activities. The Youth Appreciation Week calendar is packed with events that began on Sunday, May 15, and will continue through this Sunday, May 22. This year marks the 21st anniversary of the celebration, which aims to connect Livingston children to the community. It is sponsored by Healthy Community Healthy Youth (HCHY); Livingston Senior Youth and Leisure Services (SYLS); and the West Essex YMCA.
 
Thu
19
May
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No, Really, Lock Your Vehicles

Since last week, at least ten unlocked vehicles were illegally entered. Again! In most cases, the suspect or suspects rummaged through the owners' belongings, as usual, taking the things that they wanted and leaving the rest behind. Like we have said before, it is a preventable crime of opportunity... yada, yada, yada.
 
Thu
12
May
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Purchase Poppies

Memorial Day is a little more than two weeks away. On Monday, May 30, we will take time to remember all of the people who died while serving in our country's armed forces. For many, the observance of Memorial Day began earlier this month with the sale of Buddy Poppies, the small red paper flowers that the veterans sell to raise funds in advance of the holiday.
 
Thu
12
May
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An Added Danger

The Livingston Police Department is once again imploring residents to lock their vehicles, even when they are parked in their own driveways. Over the last few weeks, the number of cases involving suspects illegally entering unlocked motor vehicles has been increasing. In the past, police have alerted residents to the possibility of their vehicles or items inside their vehicles being stolen. Now, law enforcement officials are warning of an added danger when it comes to leaving one's car doors unlocked – the possibility of a criminal gaining access to one's home by using remote garage openers or spare house keys that are left in the vehicle.
 
Thu
05
May
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Passion For Pets

Here at the West Essex Tribune, members of the staff often joke about how each month of the year is used to celebrate about 100 different causes. While most are noble and valid efforts to bring awareness to various topics, we cannot possibly promote them all. May, however, is National Pet Month and by virtue of everything pet-related that is going on in the township, this one is here to stay!
 
Thu
28
Apr
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Acknowledging Differences

As part of Autism Awareness Month, the Livingston Advisory Committee for Disabilities (LACD) and the township’s Senior, Youth and Leisure Services (SYLS) department came together this week to sponsor a “Shine a Light on Autism” night at the Oval. Dozens of people attended the event, which aimed to raise awareness of autism and celebrate people’s differences.
 

 

Thu
28
Apr
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Safely Dispose of Drugs

Drug Take-Back Day, as part of Operation Take-Back, will be held in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 30, at ten permanent collection sites, including the Livingston Police Department. Collections of unwanted prescription drugs will also be accepted at seven temporary collection sites at local municipal police departments throughout Essex County that day.
 
Thu
21
Apr
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Honoring the Earth

Celebrated around the globe, Earth Day was founded in 1970 as a day to provide education about, and demonstrate support for, environmental issues. When it comes to recognizing the need to care for our planet, humans have come a long way, but there's still much more to be done.
 

 

Thu
14
Apr
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Welcome, Spring

According to the 2016 calendar, spring has sprung. According to the last couple of week's of weather, it certainly has not. With the frigid temperatures last week, and some snowflakes falling this past Saturday, it has been difficult to believe that the season has changed at all. Thankfully, it seems like the weather will be taking a turn for the better in the upcoming days. Maybe, just maybe, we will finally leap into spring.
 
Thu
07
Apr
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"Cents-able" Proposal

Members of the Township Council engaged in a discussion on Monday evening about whether or not Livingston should join an alliance of municipalities that is gearing up for a legal battle to oppose the Pilgrim Pipeline, a two-way underground transport system that will be used to carry crude oil 178 miles from Albany, New York to the Bayway Refinery in Linden. One pipe would transport volatile Bakken shale oil to the south, while the other would deliver refined products such as gasoline, kerosene and diesel to the north. The pipeline will traverse through Livingston and many other nearby towns.
 

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