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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.
 
Thu
08
Oct
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National Newspaper Week

It is National Newspaper Week! This week, October 4 to 10, marks the 75th anniversary of National Newspaper Week, which was created in 1940 by the Newspaper Association managers as a time to celebrate the newspaper industry. The West Essex Tribune is proud to be an independent business, one of the last such independent newspapers in the state.
 
Thu
01
Oct
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Time to Pay Attention

In this week's issue of the West Essex Tribune, the five candidates who are vying for two, three-year seats on the Livingston Board of Education will answer the first of four questions that have been posed to them by the Tribune and the League of Women Voters (LWV). Now is the time for residents to begin to get educated about the candidates. Reading candidates' answers to these questions, one of which will be published in each issue of the Tribune from now until the November 3 election, is a place to begin the process.
 
Thu
24
Sep
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A Good Place to Start

For many people, the term "family dinner" seems to conjure up images of times past. Spotless kitchens with barely a reminant of the effort it took to the get the meal on the table anywhere to be seen; a snapshot of mother, father, sister and brother leaning in over a three course meal served on matching plates.
 
Thu
17
Sep
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Culling the Herd

Many Livingston parents attend the Board of Education's meeting last week in response to changes in the school district's facilities use contract with the Livingston Huaxia Chinese School. According to school officials, the contract has been revised to eliminate the Huaxia School's use of the Mt. Pleasant Middle School (MPMS) cafeteria. The Huaxia School's programs are held on Saturdays at MPMS. In good faith, the school district has provided the Huaxia School with the use of Harrison School, as well as district buses to be used as shuttles, for its program.
 
Thu
17
Sep
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Culling the Herd

It's that time of year again. For the sixth year in a row, the township is conducting its annual deer management program, also known as "culling the herd." While the offi cial titles sound very unemotional, the idea of hunting down the peaceful creatures that roam our neighborhoods is an issue that can ignite passionate feelings. For those who love animals and appreciate the wildlife, the idea of killing deer can be a very sensitive issue. They are beautiful animals. Unfortunately, they are also very successful breeders that voraciously devour vegetation and carry parasites, such as ticks which can cause Lyme disease.
 
Thu
10
Sep
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Chrissy's Column

By Christine Sablynski
 
One recent weekend, my husband Ray and I had no plans, and we did something most unusual: we simply spent time together, just the two of us. It was a refreshing change of pace for us; we do get to do a lot of fun things, but nearly always with several friends along for the ride. When we are by ourselves, it's usually on a get-away weekend, rarely at home. Summers are especially busy, it seems.
 

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