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Thu
29
Mar
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Welcome Spring

Could it be? Ten days into “spring,” have we finally seen the last of the snow?

According to the state climatologist, this area of New Jersey typically sees an annual average of about 40 inches of snowfall. Well, we were blanketed with 55.4 inches this year, and it sure felt like more.

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Thu
22
Mar
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Student Walkout

On Wednesday, March 14, about 1,000 students exited Livingston High School for 17 minutes, a response to those killed last month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The students held signs, chanted, sang songs and read poems. They listed the names of each person who was killed in Parkland. They took a stance and let their voices be heard.

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Thu
22
Mar
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School Calendar

At Monday night’s meeting, the Livingston Board of Education discussed potential changes to the 2017-18 school calendar that would prevent students from having to attend class next Monday, during what was scheduled as spring break. Changes would have added an additional day to the end of the calendar for students Pre-K through 11, while adding a Saturday at the end of April for seniors, all to keep spring break intact and provide the state-mandated 180 days of school.

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Thu
15
Mar
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Sunshine Week

This week, March 11 through 17, is Sunshine Week, an annual national initiative to educate the public about the importance of open government and access to public information. Just by reading this editorial, you’re helping us celebrate. Sunshine Week is a non-partisan initiative celebrated annually in mid-March since 2005, coinciding with James Madison’s March 16 birthday. The week shines a spotlight on transparency and is a celebration of the freedom of information United States citizens are entitled to receive.

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Thu
15
Mar
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Strong Storm Response

This was not an easy week for Livingston residents. The township was blanketed with 15 to 18 inches of snow last Wednesday, March 7. At its peak, more than half the town was without power. Some residents could not leave their streets for days.

By Friday, more than 2,000 residents were still experiencing outages, and downed trees were preventing others from safely exiting their homes.

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Thu
08
Mar
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Regulate Airbnb

At Monday’s Township Council meeting, a resident complained of parties that were held every weekend night into the early morning hours across the street from her home. That Fordham Road house, which is listed for sale on Zillow for $1.2 million, is available on Airbnb at $187 per night, though previously it was available for as low as $71 per night, according to the resident.

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Thu
08
Mar
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Support Student Walkout

At Monday’s Board of Education meeting, Livingston public schools officials expressed support for the nationally-recognized student walkout planned for March 14. While not a district-sanctioned event, superintendent of schools Christina Steffner said high school students may participate in the walkout to advocate for gun law reform. The demonstration is planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, one month after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

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Thu
01
Mar
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Welcome New Readers

While the Tribune’s regular readership will not notice any changes to this week’s issue, some are picking up the West Essex Tribune for the first time. This week’s edition is a TMC (Total Market Coverage) – three times this year, we will send our newspaper to every residence in Livingston. So for those who are new, allow us to tell you why this paper is worth reading as you sip your morning coffee.

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Thu
01
Mar
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Rallying for Change

Thousands attended gun control rallies in Livingston this weekend, many of them residents, eager to say “enough is enough;” it’s time for common sense gun reform. The shooting at Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida may be a turning point. People appear to be fed up with current gun laws, which allow civilians to carry assault rifles and bump stocks that make rifles fire faster.

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Thu
22
Feb
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‘Thank You’ Firefighters

At last week’s annual fire inspection, each member of the Township Council thanked the Livingston Fire Department for another year of dedicated service to the community.

The West Essex Tribune would like to join the Council in thanking the 65 members of the volunteer fire department for all they have done for our township in the past year.

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