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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Thu
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

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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

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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!"
 

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