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Planning Bd. Approves Facility Expansion; Approves Extension for S. Livingston Ave. Plan

The Livingston Planning Board, at its first virtual public meeting on Thursday, May 21, approved an application extension and a plan to expand a rehabilitation facility.

The meeting was live-streamed on the Livingston Township Facebook page.

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May
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State Approves Socially Distanced Outdoor Graduation Ceremony in July

On Tuesday, May 26, Governor Phil Murphy announced that schools will be allowed to have outdoor graduation ceremonies that comply with social distancing after July 6.

Wednesday prior to deadline, Livingston Public School officials were discussing how this may affect plans for the high school ceremony.

Superintendent Matthew Block issued the following statement on Tuesday:

 

 

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May
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Friedman Family Creates “Tree of Hope”

Friedman Family Creates “Tree of Hope”
Friedman Family Creates “Tree of Hope”

Marisa and Josh Friedman of Livingston and their children, Alexa, five; Gavin, seven; and Connor, 21 months, have created a “Tree of Hope” and “Rocks of Strength” to send love and positive messages to their neighborhood and Livingston community during this uncertain time.

“We cut hearts out, and the kids enjoyed decorating and writing positive messages on the hearts. They are laminated and pinned to the tree,” noted Marisa. “We all enjoyed collecting, washing, and painting the rocks and thinking of positives messages to write on them.”

 

 

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Car Fire Near Livingston Center

CAR FIRE NEAR LIVINGSTON CENTER
CAR FIRE NEAR LIVINGSTON CENTER

CAR FIRE NEAR LIVINGSTON CENTER: Livingston firefighters spent 15 minutes extinguishing a major car fire at the intersection of Hazel and West Mt. Pleasant Avenues on Wednesday, May 20, at about 6 p.m. According to fire department officials, the driver of the 2015 Lexus smelled smoke, pulled over, and exited the car, which then became engulfed in flames. The exact cause of the fire, beyond mechanical failure, is not known, as the car was completely destroyed. JTM and SLM Photos

 

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Livingston Veterans Hold Small Ceremony in Honor of Memorial Day

Livingston Veterans Hold Small Ceremony in Honor of Memorial Day

In a ceremony that was tinged with an extra layer of poignancy due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Livingston VFW, VFW Auxiliary, and American Legion Post 285 held a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 25. The small audience, the wearing of masks, the absence of a parade, even the overcast skies lent a different, but no less emotional, feeling to the event.

“We are not used to not doing anything,” said VFW Post Commander Thomas Bucca. “We were going to do something, and, when the Governor increased the allowable number of people gathering outside to 25, we were more comfortable.

 

 

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Wed
27
May

Livingston Philanthropies Inc. Reports: Pandemic “Grinds On” for Homeless and Poor

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Things are looking no better for the poor and homeless of Essex County as the coronavirus pandemic continues to “grind on,” said Jeff Friedman, founder and director of Livingston Philanthropies Inc. (LPI).
“Too bad I have nothing new to report this week. That’s because it’s all the same – or worse,” Friedman noted. “I wish I could say that the homeless and profoundly poor are doing much better, but they’re not. It seems that some businesses and organizations are attempting to open, but unfortunately, that doesn’t change things a bit for the folks living below the poverty line just a few miles away from Livingston.”
He explained that food pantry lines are much longer than usual, with so many individuals having lost their jobs or having been temporarily furloughed without pay.

Wed
27
May

Livingston Philanthropies Inc. Reports: Pandemic “Grinds On” for Homeless and Poor

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Things are looking no better for the poor and homeless of Essex County as the coronavirus pandemic continues to “grind on,” said Jeff Friedman, founder and director of Livingston Philanthropies Inc. (LPI).
“Too bad I have nothing new to report this week. That’s because it’s all the same – or worse,” Friedman noted. “I wish I could say that the homeless and profoundly poor are doing much better, but they’re not. It seems that some businesses and organizations are attempting to open, but unfortunately, that doesn’t change things a bit for the folks living below the poverty line just a few miles away from Livingston.”
He explained that food pantry lines are much longer than usual, with so many individuals having lost their jobs or having been temporarily furloughed without pay.

Thu
21
May
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Veteran Recalls WWII Experiences

Veteran Recalls WWII Experiences
Veteran Recalls WWII Experiences
Veteran Recalls WWII Experiences

Editor’s Note: The following was written by Dr. Hyman Fisher of Livingston, a veteran of World War II. It had originally been intended High School, were award Ribbon at LHS, and added at Riker Hill, Collins, and We also stopped outso bought our own school b has saved the taxpayers (Continued on Pag as his speech during the Memorial Day celebration. With the veterans’ ceremony and parade cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Tribune has reproduced his piece here.

As a teenager, I had been following the war in Europe from its start, in September, 1939, with Hitler’s invasion of Poland. When the U.S. entered the war on December 8, 1941, I was a high school senior in Brooklyn. The war didn’t really affect me until I graduated from high school and entered Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in September, 1942, to study chemical engineering.

 

 

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21
May
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COVID-19 Update: Livingston Has 466 Confirmed Cases, 66 Fatalities

Livingston Has 466 Confirmed Cases, 66 Fatalities

Updated COVID-19 information on the local cases as well as information on long-term care facilities in Livingston have been released by both the Township and Essex County officials.

As of Wednesday morning, May 20, there were 466 total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Livingston, and 66 deaths.

The township released a detailed report of COVID-19 cases on Tuesday afternoon, May 19.

According to the May 19 report, 296 of the township’s confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 51 of the COVID-19 fatalities, were residents of long term care facilities.

 

 

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Mourning A Brother Officer

Mourning A Brother Officer

MOURNING A BROTHER OFFICER: Members of the Livingston Police Department gathered on Thursday, May 14, to attend the funeral of Glen Ridge police officer Charles Edward Roberts III. Officer Roberts was a 1992 graduate of Livingston High School. He died May 11 at the age of 45 of complications related to COVID-19. Funeral services incorporating safety guidelines were held in front of the Glen Ridge town hall, and were livestreamed as well.

 

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