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05
Feb
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Board Hears Plans For 170 Townhouses

A new proposal for multi-family housing behind the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy (JKHA), opened before the Planning Board on Tuesday evening. The original hearing and Mt. Laurel settlement between the developers and the township goes back to December 2008.

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Thu
29
Jan

Coat Drive Volunteers Deliver Coats Just in Time for Major Snowstorms

Livingston Coat Drive volunteers were busy this past week, delivering coats and accessories in time for both the Saturday and Monday-Tuesday snow storms.
Founder Jeff "The Coat Guy" Friedman and Coat Drive "Dream Team" volunteer Candi Samansky delivered 84 men’s and women’s coats, along with bags of accessories, to Integrity House in Newark, just prior to the first and much smaller snow storm. "Generous Livingston residents, along with customers of Village Laundry Center in Montclair and West Orange Jewelers in Roseland, stepped up to assist teens and young adults who are currently being helped though Integrity House’s addiction and related education programs," Friedman explains.

Thu
29
Jan
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DPW Works Hard Preparing For "Historic Storm" That Wasn't

Following a snowstorm late Friday into Saturday that dropped five inches of snow, the Livingston Public Works Department (DPW) then had to gear up almost immediately to prepare for what was predicted to be an "historic" storm that would drop up to two feet of snow on the township on Monday and Tuesday. But to the disappointment of no one but die-hard snow enthusiasts, the storm fizzled out with a muchdiminished impact on the state.
 
Thu
29
Jan
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LANCERS HONOR VETERANS

The Livingston High School Athletic Department continued its “Honoring the Veterans” program with a recognition ceremony held at half-time during the recent Lady Lancer varsity basketball game against Bloomfi eld.
 
Thu
29
Jan
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Early Bird Registration for Pools Begins This Monday, February 2

"It may seem early, and especially with this week's snow storm, people may not be thinking about swimming in our community pools," said Kenneth A. Lomax, the Senior, Youth & Leisure Services (SYLS) athletics and aquatics supervisor. "However, this is the best time to renew or register for summer swimming – the rates will never be better. Don't miss your chance!"
 
Thu
29
Jan
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“Souper Bowl” Benefits CHOW

This coming weekend, January 30 through February 1, the Livingston Clergy Association will sponsor the Souper Bowl of Caring fund-raising event. According to the Rev. Daniel Martian, president of the Livingston Clergy Association, “Participation in this worthwhile event is as easy as donating monetary or food gift certificates to a local participating congregation. In turn, Livingston CHOW (Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse) will receive the donations, which will help people in need.”
 
Thu
22
Jan
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Severe Ice Storm on Sunday Caused Road Closings and Many Accidents

Sunday was a treacherous day on the roads as an ice storm coated the area. Livingston police report that more than 30 accidents occurred on the icy roadways of the township.
 
Thu
22
Jan
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FemGineers’ futuristic City Wins State Design Challenge

The futuristic Marepolis, a city of beautiful rooftop gardens and aquaponic systems, earned a team of FemGineers from Heritage Middle School fi rst place overall in the NJ Regional Future City Design Challenge. Tina Li, Helen Yang and Catherine Zhang, all eighth graders, won the challenge for their sustainable metropolis where urban agriculture thrives.
 
Thu
22
Jan
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Declan Sean Cross Wins Livingston's first Baby Contest

The first baby of the year is traditionally welcomed by the West Essex Tribune and its advertisers with an assortment of gifts. In some past years, several weeks passed before the new year's first baby was born; in other years, it was only a few minutes after midnight on January 1.
 
Thu
22
Jan
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Superintendent and Board of Education Solidify Stance on PARCC Testing

The Livingston Board of Education and interim superintendent of schools Jim O'Neill have confi rmed that they will honor parents' decisions regarding their children taking the PARCC (Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) test, which will be administered to students in grades three to 11 this March.
 

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