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Thu
19
Feb
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Firefighters Assist with Accident and Broken Pipes

Livingston Fire Department volunteers assisted at the scene of a motor vehicle accident and handled several weather-related calls this week due to extremely cold temperatures. Fire officials were on the scene, with police officers and construction officials, when an SUV crashed through the entrance way of 315 East Northfield Road on Friday, February 13. They checked on damage to the building and shut off the electric supply to the area. Fire officials noted that the structure was deemed safe by construction officials and the owner of the building boarded up the hole that was left by the vehicle.

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Thu
12
Feb
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THE BOY SCOUTS OF TROOP 12

THE BOY SCOUTS OF TROOP 12 in Livingston were busy due to the recent snow fall. Along with helping clear the paths at St. Peter’s Church, the boys shoveled snow for seniors in the community who have registered with the town. Helping out during this storm were: Josh Waxman, Douglas DelTurco, Max Shen, Robbie Brandt, Nick McCaffery, Dylan Belluardo, Dustin Cece, Anant Goupa, Nihal Nath, Max Sayre, Sam Lin and Michael Lugashi. Troop 12 meets every Thursday from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. If interested in joining Troop 12/ Pack 12, call Phil Pisciotti at 973-535-9631 or Rich Waxman at 201-247-4351.

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Thu
12
Feb
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Adopt-a-Hydrant Aids Town Safety

The Livingston Fire Department and Department of Public Works together with the Townwide Safety Committee and HCHY (Healthy Community, Healthy Youth) are encouraging residents to adopt the fi re hydrants closest to their homes and keep them clear during snow storms. Livingston has more than 1,500 hydrants and it is virtually impossible for the Department of Public Works to clear them all. "This is why we are reaching out to the public seeking volunteers to help," said Mike Anello, superintendent of the Department of Public Works.

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Thu
12
Feb
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JOIN THE BATTLE

JOIN THE BATTLE: The New Jersey Cycle for Survival was held on Saturday, February 7, at Equinox in Summit. The fund-raising event was one of 13 throughout the country being held through March. More than $11 million has been raised so far to fund research into “orphan” cancers. Above, teen cancer survivor Sydney Becker and Sandy Goodman, mother of the event’s founder, the late Jennifer Goodman Linn, share a moment at one of the indoor bikes used for the event.

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Thu
12
Feb
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Board of Education Discusses Topics Including PARCC, Superintendent Search, Budget and Calendar

The Wednesday, February 4 Board of Education meeting began with a moment of silence in memory of retired educator Eli Gorelick, who died on January 7. He had spent 34 years at Livingston High School as a teacher, athletic coach, vice principal, and mentor. The fi ve Board members then read aloud and signed the Code of Ethics, a ten-point document that clarifi es roles, decision-making, actions and responsibilities. The text of the Code is available on the Board of Education web site.

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Wed
11
Feb

Coat Drive to Get Boost from Chico's in Short Hills; Still Needs 150 Coats to Hit February Goal of 2,000

The fourth annual Livingston Coat Drive will be getting a boost from Chico's at the Mall at Short Hills next week. The retailer is working with Coat Drive founder Jeff Friedman and volunteer Candi Samansky to coordinate a coat drive at the store. The initiative will begin on Presidents' Day, Monday, February 16, and will run through Saturday, February 21. During that time, any customer who donates a coat will receive 10% off their purchase, along with current store promotions.
"We are looking forward to working with the staff at Chico's, and we thank them for their generosity of spirit," noted Friedman. "The weather is cold, and the need is ongoing, so we can use all the help we can get!"

Thu
05
Feb

Coat Drive Delivers 1,800 Coats to Date; Hopes to Meet Goal of 2,000 by End of Feb.

At press time, more than 1,800 coats – 1,801 to be exact – along with hundreds of scarves, hats, gloves and other cold weather accessories, had been distributed to homeless and needy individuals by the Livingston Coat Drive.
Noted Coat Drive founder and organizer Jeff Friedman of Livingston, "We need another 200 warm coats to meet our goal of 2,000 for the season. I'm hoping our generous Livingston residents will come through for those less fortunate."
Friedman, who is popularly known as the "Coat Guy," and his "Dream Team" of dedicated volunteers, are busy preparing for their next delivery with pick-ups from the Drive's primary collection partners, the West Essex Tribune, Village Laundry Center in Upper Montclair, and West Orange Jewelers in Roseland.

Thu
05
Feb
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Fire Department Gets Help rescuing Family from Fire

The Livingston Fire Department responded to a general alarm fire on Monday, February 2, extinguishing a blaze at 52 Burnet Hill Road and safely evacuating a large number of family members who were at home, riding out a snow and ice storm. Among the eight to ten members of the Chen family evacuated from the burning house was a woman who had a cast on her leg and was recovering from surgery.
 
Thu
05
Feb
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Township Hit by Ice and Snow

Temperatures came crashing down as snow turned to rain and then to ice in a storm that socked the area from Sunday night into Monday. Schools were closed on Monday and a delayed opening was held on Tuesday to allow the Department of Public Works to clear the roads and sidewalks around the school facilities.

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Thu
05
Feb
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Benjamin Brown Becomes Eagle Scout in Court of Honor

Livingston High School senior Benjamin Brown became an Eagle Scout at a January 22 Court of Honor. A member of Troop 12 of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Brown has been a Boy Scout since 2004 and has served as his Troop's bugler and Troop Guide.

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