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Resident Will Bike Across America To Support Young Adults with Cancer

To honor an uncle who died from pancreatic cancer, Suchan (Paul) Park of Livingston will undertake a bicycle trip across the country with the 4K for Cancer program.

“I felt helpless when my uncle was sick,” he said. “I was too young, a student at Burnet Hill School, to fully understand the situation, and I couldn’t really do anything to help.”

As a senior at Boston College, majoring in psychology and economics, Park is also making the journey for a friend whose mother was recently diagnosed with cancer.

 

 

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Bd. Approves Newark Academy Addition; JSDD Therapeutic Center for Disabled

The Livingston Planning Board met for its second special meeting of the month on Tuesday evening to continue hearing two applications. Both applications, one for an addition at NewarkAcademy and one for a new commercial building on Eisenhower Parkway to house a life skills and therapeutic center for the disabled, were given preliminary approval.

Newark Academy

Newark Academy at 91 South Orange Avenue, represented by attorney Michael Sullivan, was given approval for an addition to its auditorium. Sullivan explained that the applicant plans to demolish the existing lobby/ corridor that abuts the existing auditorium, and expand the seating area and sound booth. A new lobby/ corridor area with new entrances will be built. The plan also calls for the construction of sidewalk areas, steps, walkways, and handicaped-accessible ramps to the front drop-off area, with associated lighting and landscaping improvements.

 

 

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Trails and Greenways Committee Hold First Passaic River Clean-Up Event

The Livingston Trails and Greenways Committee (T&G), in conjunction with the Essex County Environmental Center, the AmeriCorps New Jersey Water Shed ambassador, and the REI co-op, had their first Passaic River Clean-up at the proposed Okner Fields canoe-kayak storage and launch facility on Saturday morning, April 13.

The crew cleaned up the proposed launch and storage area, cleared snags on the river, and picked up bottles, plastic containers, plastic shopping bags, tennis balls, a basket ball and even an aluminum bat that had been caught in the vegetation along and in the river. The volunteers used kayaks and canoes and worked from the proposed launch site south to the Route 10 bridge. More work needs to be done heading north toward the Essex County Environmental Center launch site.

 

 

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LFD Responds to Downed Tree

The Livingston volunteer Fire Department had 11 calls this past week, which included a tree down and a person falling through a home’s wooden deck.

On Saturday, April 13, a person visiting an open house event at 2 Sunshine Lane fell through wood flooring on an exterior deck. The victim’s leg became wedged in the floorboards of the deck, and Fire Department volunteers were called to the scene to remove the floorboards. The victim was stabilized and transported to Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

During high winds on Monday, April 15, a tree at 49 North Baums Court fell and pulled down primary electrical wires. Fire officials secured the roadway until Public Service Electric and Gas personnel could make repairs.

 

 

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Evidential Hearing on Starbucks Concludes; Planning Board May Render Decision May 7

The Livingston Planning Board held a special meeting on Thursday, April 11, to continue a hearing for CP Management Group II LLC for Lightbridge Academy and Starbucks. This marked the fourth hearing for this application. The property in question, located at 92 South Livingston Avenue, was the previous site of a Bank of America branch. The applicant proposes to subdivide existing Lot 3 to create two new lots. The currently vacant building would be expanded on one of the new lots and renovated to serve as a child care center, called Lightbridge Academy. A Starbucks coffee store with a drive-through is proposed to be constructed on the new lot.

The application’s evidential hearing is closed, but the Planning Board will continue deliberations and discussion at its May 7 meeting, when a vote is expected.

 

 

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Cycle for Survival Breaks Fundraising Record with $42M

Cycle for Survival, the movement to “beat” rare cancers, raised $42 million in 2019 through its signature indoor team cycling events, making it the most successful year to date. A total of $222 million has been raised since its inception — with more than half of that total raised in the past three years. One hundred percent of every dollar raised directly funds groundbreaking rare cancer research and clinical trials led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which owns and operates Cycle for Survival.

Motivational instructors from Equinox, Cycle for Survival’s founding partner, led the high-energy rides at the annual events in 16 cities across the country. Rides took place in Bethesda, Md.; Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Greenwich, Conn.; Huntington Beach, Calif.; Long Island, NY.; Los Angeles; Miami; New York City; Palo Alto, Calif., Paramus, NJ; San Francisco; Seattle; Summit, NJ; and Washington, DC throughout January, February and March.

 

 

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Women’s Veterans Day Proposed at Council Meeting

At the start of the Livingston Township Council conference meeting on Monday, April 8, Billy Fine of the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, and veteran Ava Reinfeld, presented a proposal for the Council to approve a new holiday in town, Women’s Veterans Day.

The goal of the day, Fine said, would be to recognize the significant contribution of women in the military, educate the public about their sacrifices and contributions, and share information on how women have been overlooked for veterans’ health care and benefits (there are no mammogram machines in VA hospitals, for example).

 

 

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Trish Duffy Toiletries Challenge Expands to Friedman’s Alma Mater

When Jeff Friedman’s friend, Denise Shannon, asked, “Are you still collecting toiletries and cosmetics?  If so, I'd like to send out an email requesting donations on your behalf,” he was thrilled.
Shannon is program coordinator at The Film Institute at Montclair State University, College of the Arts, where  Friedman had taught as a broadcasting adjunct professor for many years, and also  served as director of its television center. Montclair State is his alma mater, as well, and Friedman found it especially gratifying to work with friends and colleagues there.
“As this effort represents a major expansion for the Livingston Philanthropies, Inc. (LPI) Trish Duffy Toiletries & Cosmetics Challenge,” Friedman said, “I was thrilled.  Denise quietly commenced collecting for our major spring initiative.”

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04
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Fire Dept. Extinguishes Brush Fire

Livingston firefighters extinguished a brush fire on East Hobart Gap Road on Sunday, March 30.

At about 3:45 p.m., the Livingston Police Department received a report of an active brush fire, and alerted the Fire Department.

Firefighters determined that electrical power to the area had to be shut down before attempts could be made to extinguish the flames. Public Service Electric and Gas responded and shut down power in the area until the fire was doused. Traffic signals in the area were out while the power was off.

 

 

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“The Lion King” at Heritage

Heritage Middle School will present The Lion King this weekend, with performances on Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6, at 7 p.m., and on Sunday, April 7, at 2 p.m. Students are shown here during recent dress rehearsals. Above, Leah Waessa portrays Rafi ki and Aishanee Acharyya plays Nala. In the background are ensemble members Sia Bansal, Prisha Bhargava, Miriam Grodin, and Isabelle Ruppe.

 

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