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May
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Resident’s Photographs Accepted for Exhibit

The photographs of Livingston resident Dominick Notare have been selected for display in the one-day Contemporary Art Show sponsored by the M1-5 Lounge at 52 Walker Street in New York City on June 7. A 2007 graduate of Livingston High School, he holds a bachelor’s degree in photography from Kean University and a master’s degree in photography from the Academy of Art University. He is currently completing an internship at the Leila Heller Gallery in New York City.

Notare’s work may also be seen in Little Egg Harbor Township, where selections from his “Horrors in Fashion” photography series are on display in Salon Do or Dye.

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May
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Intense Storm Wreaks Havoc Throughout Town on Tuesday

An intense thunderstorm accompanied by high winds and torrential rain swept through Livingston at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, bringing down electrical wires, trees and tree branches, and causing power outages throughout the township.

Fire Chief Chris Mullin reported a number of downed trees – one of which he personally cut up himself to free a blocked lane of traffic on West Mt. Pleasant Avenue.

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Energy Aggregation Bids, Pride Month Discussed at Conference Meeting

Council members discussed the impending selection of an energy aggregator, plans for the upcoming Pride Month, and road improvements at the Monday, May 14 Township Council conference meeting.

Bob Chilton, executive vice president of Gabel Associates, briefed the Council on what to expect next week when he presents his recommendations for Livingston’s energy aggregation program.

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Athletic Director to Return to Classroom

When the new school year begins, David Cohen, the Livingston school district’s athletic director, will return to teaching students with disabilities at Livingston High School.

A replacement for the athletic director position has not yet been named.

“The past three years have given me the opportunity to work with the Board of Education and administrative team to provide a great athletic experience for student athletes in Livingston,” Cohen said in a prepared statement. He said it has been “eye opening” to witness the commitment and resources that the Board of Education and township dedicate to both high school and youth sports in town.

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May

Livingston Philanthropies’ Toiletries Drives: “The Need Is Great – The Time Is Now”

By Jeff Friedman
Editor’s Note: This week, Jeff Friedman of Livingston, founder and director of the Livingston Philanthropies, reflects, in his own words, on the importance of the organization’s year-round toiletries drive for the homeless.
Livingston Philanthropies is respectfully requesting new, small size toiletries and cosmetics from our generous Livingston neighbors. Donations of hotel/travel sized shampoo, conditioner, soap, tooth brushes, tooth paste, mouth wash, deodorant, razors, cotton swabs, body wash, lotion, baby diapers in sizes 4, 5, and 6, and more, are badly needed right now.

Thu
10
May
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Karnival is Open!

KARNIVAL IS OPEN! The annual Kiwanis Karnival is currently underway at its usual location on East Northfield Road. The Karnival is open Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday from 6 to 11 p.m., and Saturday from 2 to 11 p.m.

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10
May
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A Full Nest

A FULL NEST: Livingston resident Anna Torrens snapped this photo of a robin’s nest in her yard. According to Torrens, the nest is in a juniper tree near her garage. Torrens stated, “I was curious if there were any chicks in it and I was thrilled to see the eggs. It’s funny, the first time I took a picture there were two eggs. The next day three, and then four. They are such a beautiful color!”

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10
May
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Organizers Honored

ORGANIZERS HONORED: Some of the organizers of “Pick It Up Livingston,” Diana Yell and Shira Rost, were honored for their efforts at the Monday, May 7, Township Council Meeting.

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School Safety Plans are Discussed; Some Parents Call for Armed Officers

About three dozen parents and residents, and about a dozen school administrators, attended a School Safety Forum at Heritage Middle School on May 2 to learn about plans for school security. During the discussion, some parents suggested assigning armed police officers to the schools in the wake of recent shootings like the one at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida this past February.

“Our goal is to share the information we can share, make you feel a little more comfortable about some of the things we are doing, and answer questions,” school superintendent Chris Steffner said as she opened the forum.

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Municipal Budget Passes at Council Meeting

Livingston’s 2018 municipal budget officially passed at the Monday, May 7, Township Council meeting.

The budget was approved in full following a public hearing on a few final items that had been tabled to discuss following the April 23 meeting. The hearing was specifically open to state-recommended changes to the budget.

Under the approved budget, the tax rate will increase by 1.3 percent, a tax increase of $37.53 for the average Livingston home. The final items did not change this figure.

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