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LHS to Host Marching Band Competition

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The Livingston High School (LHS) Band Boosters organization will be hosting its first LHS Marching Band Competition in more than fifteen years on Saturday, October 3, at 6:30 p.m. The event is being run in conjunction with USBands, which serves as a competitive circuit for scholastic band programs. The competition will feature 13 bands, with 800 to 1,000 high school band members participating.
 
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Repairs Water Main Break

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Livingston township employees repaired a water main break this week. The pipe, which is located at the intersection of East Northfield Road and Herbert Terrace, broke as contractors were doing work in the area.
 
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Board of Education Hears Presentation On 8th Grade "Craft of Language" Course

Heritage Middle School (HMS) has room, and will open additional sections if necessary, to accommodate student requests to take the "Craft Of Language" elective during one of the next three marking periods, announced Pat Boland, assistant superintendent of schools, at the September 21 Board of Education meeting. Parents of eighth graders can call the HMS principal's offi ce, 973-535-8000, extension 8091, to request that their child be placed in the Craft of Language elective. A letter outlining this change in policy is expected to go out to parents on Friday.
 
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Council Discusses Proposed Ordinances And Contracts at Conference Meeting

Several proposed ordinances and contracts were discussed by the Township Council during its September 21 conference meeting. Also approved was a change in the dates for the annual Youth Appreciation Week. Alan Karpas, president of the Healthy Community Healthy Youth (HCHY) initiative which manages Youth Appreciation Week, presented a letter to the Council requesting the change to the week before the one that leads up to Memorial Day. For 2016, the Youth Appreciation Week would be Sunday, May 15, through Saturday, May 21, with the celebration of the Family Fun Day Festival.
 
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Expanding to Accept Men’s Dress Clothing: Coat Drive Kicks-Off Season 5

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The Livingston Coat Drive, a partnership between  Jeff Friedman, known as the Coat Guy, and the West Essex Tribune, officially opens this week.
Donations of new and gently used warm coats, along with accessories including gloves, hats and scarves, have already begun arriving at Tribune offices prior to this week’s announced kick-off. 
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Livingston Honors Those Lost on September 11

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Many Livingston residents, along with Township officials, and family members of residents who were killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks, were present at the annual 9/11 Ceremony held last Friday.

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Oriana Tang Wins Davidson Fellow Award For Her Portfolio About Human Empathy

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Oriana Tang, a 2015 graduate of Livingston High School, won a 2015 scholarship from the Davidson Institute for Talent Development for "inspiring empathy and kindness through literature." She will be honored at a reception in Washington, D.C. on September 29. Tang, currently a freshman at Yale University, is one of 20 students to receive a $25,000 Davidson Fellows Scholarship, which recognizes young people for completing a significant piece of work that has the potential to make a positive contribution to society.
 
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Volleyball Team Defeats Verona

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The Livingston High School girls' volleyball team began the 2015 season with an impressive 3-0 record. With wins over West Essex, Verona and Science Park, the Lancers have continued where they left off last season as one of the leaders in Essex County. On Saturday, the Lancers entered their first of three invitational tournaments this season. They travelled to Eastern High School and advanced to the finals. They faced strong competition during the day and ended with a second seed in pool play. After a strong performance in the semi-finals and a win over Old Bridge, the Lancers faced St. John Vianny in the finals, but fell a bit short and finished second that day.
 
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Fire Department Responds to Utility Pole Events

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The Fire Department removed a utility pole that fell across the road on Eisenhowever Parkway and responded twice to fires caused when a tree branch fell on wires at Meadowbrook Road and Larkspur Place. Firefighters also discovered a power outage when responding to a reported utility pole fire at 313 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue. On Thursday, September 10, while investigating a report of a utility pole fire at 313 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue, firefighters determined there was a power outage in the area. On Friday, September 11, fire officials removed a utility pole that came down across the road at 405 Eisenhower Parkway.
 
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State Updates PARCC Policies

Livingston and other school districts received memos last week from the State Department of Education about how PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) student testing will work this year for those who sit for the exams, as well as for those who don’t. Among the changes communicated by the Department of Education are: • Districts should provide an alternative setting for students who refuse the tests and should not require them to sit still through the testing;
 

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