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25
Mar

LPI Now Sending Food to the Needy

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Livingston Philanthropies, Inc. (LPI), the Livingston-based charity that runs a seasonal coat drive and a year-round collection of toiletry items for the poor, has shifted its focus during the coronavirus pandemic.
“LPI has re-invented itself during the current crisis.,” said founder and director Jeff Friedman. “Rather than volunteers personally delivering items to Essex County’s homeless and profoundly poor, we are now ordering cases of food items, in bulk, for direct delivery to our distribution associates.”
Some agencies, Friedman explained, have reached-out to LPI because they are running out of food in their pantries. “All types of food items are needed, more than ever now,” said Friedman. “LPI is reaching out to Livingston’s civic organizations, families, and individuals for emergency funding to help feed those living below the poverty line.”

Thu
19
Mar
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Poster Contest Winners:

POSTER CONTEST WINNERS

The Livingston Police Department held an anti-bullying poster contest as part of the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Winners of the contest, shown here holding their posters, including Izzy Muser, Lydia Ebinger and Catherine Ileya. Behind them are Officer Ralph Kolbusz; Billy Fine, chairman of the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion; Police Chief Gary Marshuetz; Township Council member Michael Vieira; and Officer Joy Klapal. The contest winners also included Violet Holtz.

 

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Thu
19
Mar
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Coronavirus Crisis: Township Offices Closed to Public; Staff Onsite to Provide Essential Services

Livingston Township manager Barry Lewis, in consultation with mayor Rudy Fernandez, the Livingston Township Council, and the Livingston Health Department, has announced that all Township of Livingston offices and facilities are closed to the public, effective immediately, through 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 30, subject to further extension as circumstance dictate.

Essential Services Provided

Township departments will remain staffed to ensure the continued delivery of essential services. Staff members will remain available through phone and email, although there may be a delay in response due to staffing and schedule modifications.

 

 

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Thu
19
Mar
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Two Residents Test Positive for Coronavirus

Two Livingston residents have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to mayor Rudy Fernandez. No additional details were immediately available as of press time Wednesday.

A press release with more information was issued after the Tribune went to print on Wednesday afternoon. It will be available in full on the West Essex Tribune Facebook page as soon as it is sent, and in next week’s edition of the paper.

 

 

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Thu
19
Mar
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Schools Shutter, Statewide Curfew Enacted As NJ Tries to Curb Coronavirus Spread

Schools Shutter, Statewide Curfew Enacted As NJ Tries to Curb Coronavirus Spread
Schools Shutter, Statewide Curfew Enacted As NJ Tries to Curb Coronavirus Spread

This article is up-to-date as of Wednesday morning before the Tribune went to print. Given the everchanging nature of this outbreak, and the response to it, some information may evolve quickly.

In an effort to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, officials are taking drastic steps to flatten the curve of the outbreak.

Livingston Public Schools will be closed for at least two weeks. The closure began on Monday, March 16, and will extend through Friday, March 27. All extracurricular, athletic, and social activities are also cancelled, including last week’s Shrek the Musical play at Livingston High School, and the Heritage Middle School parent orientation program. At the time of the announced closure, there were still no known cases of coronavirus in Livingston, however, on Wednesday, the first two cases in the township were announced.

 

 

Thu
19
Mar
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Livingston Philanthropies Re-Invents Itself in Response to Coronavirus Crisis

Livingston Philanthropies Re-Invents Itself in Response to Coronavirus Crisis

For almost nine years, Livingston Philanthropies, Inc. (LPI) has directly delivered donated coats, family clothing, diapers, toiletries, socks, gloves and more to the homeless and those living below the poverty line. Now, LPI is re-inventing itself, as physical donations and on-site deliveries are on hold during the coronavirus outbreak.

Noted LPI founder and director Jeff Friedman, “LPI will ship bulk cases of new items directly from wholesale vendors to our eight Newark and East Orange distribution associates. We are soliciting immediate funding to make it happen. To personally help the homeless and profoundly poor, especially now, you can do it conveniently on Paypal at paypal. me/lpinj; on our Facebook funding page at Livingston Philanthropies, Inc.; or by mail to LPI, P.O. Box 247, Livingston, NJ 07039. Tax-deductible individual and family contributions make all the difference.”

 

Thu
19
Mar
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Motorcycle Crash

MOTORCYCLE CRASH

A teenager was hospitalized on Tuesday, March 17, following a collision while he was driving his motorcycle, Livingston Police said. At 3:45 p.m., Jordan Steinberg, 19, of Livingston was operating a Honda motorcycle travelling west on West Northfield Road in the left lane. A 2017 Acura RDX operated by a 17-year-old male from Livingston made a left turn from Crescent Road onto West Northfield Road into the path of the motorcycle. The motorcycle then struck the passenger side of the Acura. Steinberg complained of pain and was transported to Morristown Medical Center. The driver of the Acura, unidentified because he is a minor, received a summons for careless driving. CS Photo

 

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Thu
19
Mar
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News in the Time of COVID-19

Welcome, readers, to your weekly coronavirus update.

We don’t need to tell you what’s happening right now, however, it’s our job to do so, so bear with us for a brief recap. As of Wednesday, there were two confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, and the disease it causes, COVID-19, in Livingston. Additionally, there were more than 200,000 reported global cases and more than 8,000 deaths related to the virus. At that time, the United States cases approached 6,500, including 108 deaths. In New Jersey, we have 427 positive cases, and five deaths, as of 2 p.m. on Wednesday. All U.S. numbers are likely much higher, as we are testing the smallest percentage of our population of any developed nation. On Monday, as President Trump suggested the U.S. outbreak could extend late into the summer, the federal government said Americans should avoid groups larger than 10 people.

 

 

Wed
18
Mar

Livingston Philanthropies Re-Invents Itself in Response to Coronavirus Crisis

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For almost nine years, Livingston Philanthropies, Inc. (LPI) has directly delivered donated coats, family clothing, diapers, toiletries, socks, gloves and more to the homeless and those living below the poverty line. Now, LPI is re-inventing itself, as physical donations and on-site deliveries are on hold during the coronavirus outbreak.
Noted LPI founder and director Jeff Friedman, “LPI will ship bulk cases of new items directly from wholesale vendors to our eight Newark and East Orange distribution associates. We are soliciting immediate funding to make it happen. To personally help the homeless and profoundly poor, especially now, you can do it conveniently on Paypal at paypal.me/lpinj; on our Facebook funding page at Livingston Philanthropies, Inc.; or by mail to LPI, P.O. Box 247, Livingston, NJ 07039. Tax-deductible individual and family contributions make all the difference.”

Thu
12
Mar
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Livingston High School to Present “Shrek: The Musical” This Week

Livingston High School to Present “Shrek: The Musical” This Week
Livingston High School to Present “Shrek: The Musical” This Week

Livingston High School’s spring production, Shrek: The Musical, will be staged this week. Performances will take place today and Friday, March 12 and 13, at 7 p.m., and on Saturday, March 14, at 2 and 7 p.m.

Based on the DreamWorks Animation motion picture and the book by William Steig, the show was originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions.

 

 

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