Columns/Opinions

Thu
22
Feb
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Safety Meeting

Last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida is another in a long line of horrific tragedies that has rightfully sparked debate, particularly on gun control.

Setting aside that very important issue, parents in Livingston are likely dealing with a flurry of emotions. Undoubtedly, one of the thoughts that may creep into their minds is, “not my school,” the belief that something so terrible could never happen in a township like Livingston. It’s a natural, even instinctual thought to have, even if it’s swatted away in an instant by the realization that Livingston is no more immune than Parkland or Newtown, Connecticut before it.

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Thu
15
Feb
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Recording Meetings

At Monday’s Board of Education meeting, Board members discussed the possibility of recording and sharing video of the meetings online or on LTV.

Board members had a variety of opinions on the matter, with some in favor of recording the meetings while others opposed it. But the Tribune’s view is clear: Meetings should be publicly available to watch for anyone who wishes to do so.

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Thu
15
Feb
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Easing Commutes

A mobile tracking system designed to let commuters know exactly where the Livingston Express Shuttle bus is on its route should provide them with peace of mind. A lot can happen on the six-mile route to and from the Livingston Mall to the South Orange train station, and the tracker will keep riders in the loop, letting them know exactly where the bus is and the estimated time of arrival.

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Thu
08
Feb
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Be Informed About School Budget

A first look at the 2018-19 school budget was introduced by the district this week.

With the new federal tax bill threatening to challenge household budgets, especially in high-taxed states like New Jersey, Livingston residents are wondering how the school budget will affect their taxes. Several have cautioned the Board of Education to be more cognizant of the taxpayers’ concerns this year.

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Thu
08
Feb
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Continuing a Livingston Legacy

This past weekend, hundreds of people cycled all day long at Equinox gym in Summit, raising more than $1.4 million for rare cancer research as part of Cycle for Survival. Students and survivors joined together in a celebration of life, honoring the Livingston resident who launched the event by collecting money for her cause.

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Thu
01
Feb
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Goodbye, Rodney

On Monday, Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen announced he will retire rather than seek a 13th term as representative of the 11th district of New Jersey.

Anyone following Frelinghuysen (R-11) over the past year should not be surprised it has come to this. The writing has been on the wall since President Donald Trump took office. Frelinghuysen has towed the Republican Party line on several occasions this past year, at times at the expense of his constituents, while refusing to defend his voting record.

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Thu
01
Feb
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Hello, Barry

There was a feeling of giddy relief in the air Monday night at Livingston Town Hall. After more than a year of searching, Livingston finally has its new township manager. Each member of the Council, and volunteers from the hiring committee who spoke at Monday’s Council meeting, are confident they’ve made the right pick. Council members spoke about a the careful, labored process they took in selecting Barry Lewis as the new manager, one that they hope entails the township not having to re-fill that position for a long time.

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Thu
25
Jan
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Yes to Energy Aggregation

After listening to proposals from both Good Energy and Gabel Associates, the Livingston Township Council will soon decide whether or not to select an energy aggregation program for residents.

We believe the Council should select an energy aggregator to represent the township.

There are two major benefits to selecting an aggregator. It can save residents money, while also using more renewable energy for the township. While there may be disagreements about which of those is more important, as long as a deal benefits both goals in some way – making bills cheaper and Livingston more sustainable – it’s a win-win for all.

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Thu
25
Jan
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Nice to Meet You

It’s an honor to be named the latest Editor of the West Essex Tribune, and I’m ready to hit the ground running. I’d like to share a little bit about myself, and I look forward to meeting and learning about our readers in the coming days.

I graduated from Syracuse University with a journalism degree in 2012, after learning what little I could about working in a newsroom while sitting in a classroom. Less than six years later, the news industry has completely transformed, but what hasn’t changed is a need to keep residents informed about what is happening in their towns.

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Thu
18
Jan
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The First Step

Essex County has owned the Riker Hill Art Park since 1973. When the county purchased it from the federal government, the barracks at the former Nike base were in deplorable condition. Most had no electricity, heat, or utilities. Some were missing pieces of the roof. A cadre of artists used sweat equity and turned the ramshackle buildings into usable art studios, where impressive works have been created. They didn’t – and they still do not – have landscapers or maintenance men to keep their site in shape. Over the years, wear and tear have taken their toll.

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