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26
Feb
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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.
 
Thu
19
Feb

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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Thu
19
Feb
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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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Thu
19
Feb
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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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Thu
19
Feb
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Firefighters Assist with Accident and Broken Pipes

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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

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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

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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

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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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