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LHS to Perform 'Disney's Beauty and the Beast'

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Livingston High School students will perform Disney's Beauty and the Beast. The popular musical, which includes the hit songs from the animated movie, will have a four-show run March 19-March 21.
 
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PARCC Testing Goes Smoothly

Livingston school district officials report that the first day of of the controversial PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) testing went smoothly. About 1,100 students of the 4,100 eligible to take the test "opted out" of the testing.
 
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State and Local Officials Call For PARCC Test Moratorium

The Livingston Board of Education on Monday evening approved two resolutions, one urging a moratorium on the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) testing and one urging an end to the superintendent salary cap. As of Monday night, the district had received approximately 400 letters from parents asking that their students not take the PARCC assessments, interim superintendent of schools Jim O'Neill announced.
 

 

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Board of Education Introduces Discussion of 2015-16 School Budget

The Livingston Board of Education held its initial presentation and discussion about the budget for the 2015-16 school year at its February 23 meeting. The draft budget is $113,648,681, of which $1.7 million is capital reserve. (State aid numbers were not available when this budget was drafted.) The budget is expected to provide for close to 6,000 students. 
 

 

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Feb
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Township Employees Earn CPR Certification

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The Livingston Police Department, in conjunction with the Livingston Health Department, recently certified township employees in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Police officer Paul Lenzi and dispatcher Jim Hudock, both certified instructors, conducted the class as part of National Heart Month.
 
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Hillside Terrace Home Damaged by Fire

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A home at 10 Hillside Terrace was damaged by a fi re on Monday morning, February 23. According to police, the homeowner, Diane Miller, had been out of the house and returned home at approximately 8:40 a.m. to find smoke in the basement. She immediately left the house and called 9-1-1. The Fire Department was notifi ed and sounded a general alarm. According to Fire Department reports, upon arrival, firefighters encountered heavy smoke on the first and second fl oors, with heavy fi re exhausting up the basement stairs. Upon searching the residence, they found and rescued the family's cat.
 
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Coat Drive Makes Delivery to Newark Agency; Hopes to Receive Coats from Chico's Drive

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The Livingston Coat Drive is still going strong, according to founder and organizer Jeff "The Coat Guy" Friedman. The Coat Drive recently delivered 61 coats to Newark Emergency Services for Families, along with, he noted, "a table-full of hand-knitted winter accessories for the whole family, lovingly created and donated by a local knitting group."
As of press time, the Coat Guy and his Dream Team of volunteers have delivered 1,961 coats, along with hundreds of accessories, including winter hats, scarves, and gloves, to the needy, over the course of deliveries.

Thu
19
Feb
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Township Employees and Emergency Personnel Take on Challenges Caused by Extreme Cold

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Snow and extremely cold temperatures have been challenging township employees and emergency personnel over the last week. Water main breaks, broken pipes and roadway issues were some of the problems recently handled by dedicated workers and volunteers. Mike Anello, superintendent of Livingston's Department of Public Works (DPW) said that two inches ofsnow fell Saturday night into Sunday morning. This precipitation covered several inches of previously fallen snow that has since frozen over.

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LHS Bowling Team Strikes It Hot With Essex County Tournament Win

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The Livingston High School (LHS) bowling team added to its roster of Essex County Championship wins, pulling off an impressive finish to its season by capturing the Essex County Athletic Director's Tournament title on February 9, announced coach Griff Hughes. The Lancers faced 19 teams in the competition. This marks the sixth time the Lancers have won the county title, winning it more times than any other team. Nutley has bested the contest five times.

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Nicholas McCaffery Seeks Footwear For Needy Recipients in the Ukraine

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Nicholas McCaffery, a member of Livingston Boy Scout Troop 12, is conducting a shoe and sock drive to help the people affected by the crisis in Ukraine.He is working toward the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, and one of its  requirements is to plan, develop, and complete a service project.

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