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Thu
14
Jul
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Bears and Coyotes and Foxes, Oh My!

Livingston may be a suburb, but at times, the amount of animal sightings make it seem like the country. While the township is home to animals such as squirrels, chipmunks, groundhogs, deer and raccoons, it is not unheard of to see other species, such as foxes and coyotes. Over the last few years, we have come to learn that our area is also home to the black bear; and just last week, three black bear sightings were reported in Livingston.
 
Thu
07
Jul
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School Board Needs Candidates

The Livingston school system finds itself in an extremely precarious position. With our district beginning the school year with a new superintendent, and implementing the new 1:1 technology initiative, we find ourselves with two seats open for the Board of Education in the November election – and no candidates for them. The seats are now held by board president Ronnie Spring and board vice president Art Altman, and as the Tribune went to press, no candidates had yet announced plans to run for their seats.
 
Thu
23
Jun
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Support the LFD

Livingston residents and businesses will receive a letter this week asking for financial support for our fire department. The Livingston Fire Department has been serving the township since 1921. It is closing in on a century of protecting the lives and property of Livingston residents. What many residents may not know is that the Livingston Fire Department is an all-volunteer squad. These firefighters are your friends and neighbors who donate their time to ensuring public safety.
 
Thu
16
Jun
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Use Your Head

With warmer weather upon us, adults and children are taking to outdoor activities such as riding bicycles, skateboards and the like. It is important for all adults and children to practice safe riding habits, including wearing a helmet. In February, the Town Council enacted a "Complete Streets" policy in an effort to create safe access to Livingston's roadways for users of all modes of transportation. Proposed improvements include accommodations for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users, such as sidewalks, bicycle lanes and bike racks.
 
Thu
16
Jun
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Honoring the Victims

Following the massacre that occurred on Sunday morning in Florida, it was a coincidence that the Livingston Town Council's June 13 agenda featured the presentation of a proclamation naming June 2 as National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Another coincidence is that next Thursday, June 23, the Livingston Diversity Committee will hold its first LGBT flag raising at the Memorial Park Oval. With the mass shooting that was carried out in the wee hours of Sunday morning in a gay nightclub in Orlando, these township agenda and calendar items took on a new significance.
 
Thu
09
Jun
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Party at Summerfest!

Livingston always welcomes in the warm weather with open arms. From the Kiwanis Karnival and Youth Appreciation Week, to the Memorial Day Parade, Fourth of July celebration, and Summer Concert Series, it is basically a season-long party. This year, a new event has been added to the list – Livingston Summerfest – which will be held this Saturday, June 11.
 
Thu
02
Jun
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You Can't Predict the Weather

There is no doubt that many Livingston residents were disappointed that the township's annual Memorial Day Parade was cancelled this year due to predicted inclement weather that did not materialize. The saying "You can plan a pretty picnic, but you can't predict the weather" comes to mind. However, in this case, the picnic was a procession and the weather turned out to be pleasant. It did not rain on what would have been our parade.
 
Thu
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.
 

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