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700 Participate in Color Livingston 5K Run; Raise $25,000 Toward Adaptive Playground

"Sunday, November 16 was the most colorful day Livingston has ever seen," said one of the 700 participants in the inaugural Color Livingston 5K Run. The event brought awareness to the need for an adaptive playground in Livingston, and raised approximately $25,000 for the new all-inclusive facility. The new playground will be installed at Monmouth Court Community Center.
 
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Camuso Display Restoration Continues

One of the first figures made by Ernie Camuso, Frosty, the Snowman, had deteriorated severely over more than 50 years of displays. This year, the fi gure was fi lled with a foam substance and has been revitalized in time for the December 6 opening of the annual Camuso holiday display at the Gazebo.
 
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Council Approves Sign Ordinance; Delays Hearings on Four Others

An ordinance to control the use of temporary and portable signs was enacted by the Township Council on Monday evening. The new ordinance sets the size of temporary signs for the sale or lease of a premises and defines the size and use of temporary wall-mounted banners and window signs.
 
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Council Members meet with Board

Two members of the Township Council met informally with two members of the Board of Education recently to discuss items of mutual concern. The meeting did not have to be publicly announced under the "Sunshine Law," because less than a majority of each of the bodies attended the meeting.
 
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LEAF COLLECTION

Mike Anello, supervisor of the Department of Public Works, announced this week that the 2014 leaf collection program is on schedule. Above, members of the DPW collect leaves on Hillside Terrace.
 
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Coat Drive Organizers Announce Immediate Need for Donations of Coats, Hats, Gloves

With coat weather having arrived, the fourth annual Livingston Coat Drive has announced there is an immediate need for donations of winter coats and accessories for the needy. The Coat Drive is being conducted in partnership with the West Essex Tribune, which serves as a drop-off point for donations.
 
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"FrankCANstein" Wins 2014 Canstruction

Colossal Halloween-themed structures made entirely from canned food were built at the Livingston Mall as part of the Newark and Suburban section of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA-NJ) 16th annual “Canstruction” event. Canstruction saw 24,300 pounds of canned of food and more than $8,000 donated to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ).
 
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LHS Among Top Districts In State for AP Offerings

At Livingston High School, 93.9 per cent of AP students received scores of 3 or more on the AP exams, said interim superintendent Jim O'Neill as he introduced the topic to the Board of Education meeting on November 10. This compares to 74.2 per cent in the state and 61 per cent in the nation. "The AP exams are long-standing, well recognized tests," he said, and the district should be very proud of its record.
 
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Residents Present Contrasting Views Over Dividing of Edgemere Road

During its conference meetings, the Township Council usually meets in the conference room adjacent to the court chambers; however, on Monday evening, the meeting had to be moved into the courtroom to accommodate the large number of people attending. Almost all of them were there to present their views on the possible re-closing of Edgemere Road.
 
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School Superintendent To Speak to LWV

James O'Neill, interim superintendent of the Livingston public schools, will speak to the Livingston League of Women Voters (LWV) on Wednesday evening, November 12, at 8 p.m. at the Hillside Avenue community center.
The meeting, which will take place on the lower level of the building, is open to the public. All residents are invited to attend with questions and concerns.
At 7:30 p.m., prior to O'Neill's talk, the LWV members will hold a board meeting.
The evening will conclude with refreshments.

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