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Thu
08
Jan
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Not Only an Address, But a Home

During his comments at the Town Council’s reorganization meeting, councilman Rudy Fernandez urged residents to attend Livingston’s 2015 Citizens’ Institute. This program, which was spearheaded by former mayor Arlene Johnson and township manager Michele Meade, is designed to provide perspective and information on local issues. It is an important first step for residents who want to learn how to participate in building our community.
 
Thu
18
Dec
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Residents Working Together

At Monday's meeting of the Township Council, there were two examples of what can be done when residents work together as well as another situation for which our community's residents are being exhorted to work together. The Council approved on Monday the formation of a new Animal Shelter Committee. Members will be appointed at the January 1 reorganization meeting.
 
Thu
11
Dec
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Superintendent Search

A formal search for a new superintendent of Livingston public schools has offi cially begun. Interim superintendent of schools James O'Neill has announced that he will retire from his 40 year career and, as such, will be unavailable to serve Livingston for the 2015-16 school year. He has been fi lling in since previous superintendent Dr. John B. Alfi eri left the district last year, just one year into his fi ve year contract. The Board is being very proactive in its endeavor to fi ll the position. An advertisement for the job has already been published in the Star Ledger and will be placed in other professional publications, as well.

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Thu
11
Dec
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A change in Policy

Over the years, the Tribune has been criticized for reporting information about homes that have been entered by burglars. We have always taken these criticisms to heart and discussed what we should do. We have always thought that this information was important to put in a community newspaper. The police have agreed, noting that they cannot be everywhere at once and neighbors are the best defense they have against break-ins. People who live in a neighborhood know what is normal for that area and what is out of the ordinary. If they know that the thieves are active in their section of town, they will, hopefully, keep an eye out and report anything that seems untoward.

Thu
04
Dec
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A Holiday Gift

A terrifically hard-working group of volunteers, who have dubbed themselves the "Camuso Elves," have been busy preparing to offer Livingston an early holiday gift. The annual Camuso Holiday Display is back and it's bigger than ever.
 
Wed
26
Nov
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Memory Lane

Don Harlor Richardson, a member of Livingston's Central School, class of 1944, currently lives in Brevard,North Carolina. Now 84 years old, he has put together the following collection of Livingston memories as part of an authobiography he is writing. This is the third in a series of four articles he has written recalling his childhood in Livingston during the 1930s and '40s. 

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Thu
20
Nov
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A Life-Saving Skill

Recently a life was saved when a patron at a local restaurant successfully administered the Heimlich maneuver to another customer who was choking on her food. Luckily, the patron had previously seen the abdominal thrust procedure performed on a loved one, and was able to duplicate this valuable first aid technique.
 
Thu
13
Nov
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Speeding Is the Problem

Monday evening's Township Council conference meeting was a good example of democracy at work. Both the opponents to the bifurcation of Edgemere Road and the proponents were given equal time to present their views. Although many repeated the same reasoning for their respective positions, each was allowed to speak and the Council listened attentively.
 
Thu
30
Oct
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Election Time

On November 4, Livingston residents will have a plethora of decisions to make and our local contests do not have easy solutions. There are seven candidates for the three seats on the Township Council and two people vying for one full term on the school board. Two other Board of Education seats – a one-year and a two-year term – are uncontested and the town is fortunate that they will go to Ronnie Konner and Ron Spring respectively.
 
Thu
23
Oct
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Volunteer Opportunities

When we think of Livingston volunteers, our first thoughts are always of the brave men and women who volunteer for our Fire Department, Police Auxiliary, and First Aid Squad. Not everyone, however, has the wherewithal to volunteer for one of these groups.
 

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