Columns/Opinions

Thu
14
Jan
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Creative Altruism

When people think of Martin Luther King Jr., they usually think of his historical "I Have a Dream" speech. The talk, which he gave before some 250,000 people on August 28, 1963 below the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., was a passionate expression of his beliefs that touched the hearts of most Americans and became a signature moment of the Civil Rights movement. Dr. King had much more to say, however, such as, "Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness." He was a man of action. He came up with creative, peaceful ways to help his fellow man and lived a selfless life in service to others.
 
Thu
07
Jan
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Ready for the New Year

Both the Township Council and the Board of Education kicked off 2016 by holding their annual re-organization meetings. The Town Council hosted its traditional New Year's Day meeting and reception last Friday morning, while the Board of Education held its first meeting of the new year on Monday.
 
Thu
17
Dec
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First Aid Squad Needs Help

The folks who are there to help us in times of emergency now need our help. Last week, the Livingston First Aid Squad sent out a second request for financial aid. The Squad is an all-volunteer organization that relies entirely on donations from local residents and businesses. Contrary to what some may believe, the First Aid Squad receives absolutely no funding from the township or from taxpayer revenues.
 
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.
 

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