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Leaf Collection Program Begins in November

Livingston Township will again be divided into three sections for the annual Leaf Collection Program, which begins in November. Leaves may only be placed in the street gutter on the specific dates listed in the 2015 Leaf Collection Program Schedule for each respective week and section.
 
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30
Sep

New Volunteers Step Up: Livingston Coat Drive Now in Multiple Towns; Pope’s Message Matches Coat Drive Mission

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The Livingston Coat Drive, now commencing its fifth season, has already “blasted-off” to a great start. A number of winter coats, along with men’s dress clothing, have been dropped at the office of coat drive partner West Essex Tribune. Coat Drive organizer Jeff Friedman, known locally as the “Coat Guy,” plans to build on the success of last year’s collection of 2,200+ warm coats, along with hundreds of scarves, hats and gloves. “All signs and forecasts for 2015-16 indicate that a banner year is ahead,” Friedman said.

Thu
24
Sep

Welcome New Residents

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Hundreds of people, including newcomers and volunteers, attended the "Welcome to Livingston" event held at the Senior/Community Center this past Monday evening. Refreshments were served and representatives of many township organizations were on hand to offer information to new residents, and to answer their questions about life in Livingston. Shown here, Carrie Xiao’s family moved to Livingston from the San Francisco Bay area when her husband’s job relocated. “Livingston is really good,” she said. “We did thorough research. It has a great quality of life, education, and involvement. It is the best place to start our new life.” Her father, who is visiting from China, said it is “like living in a park.” Xiao is shown with sons Justin Yan, 7, and Jonathan Yan, 10, who attend Collins School. Also shown, after 28 years in Australia, Keith and Valerie Sentis became Livingston newcomers. “We went to Australia on a three-year business rotation, and never left,” Valerie said.

Thu
24
Sep
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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.
 
Thu
24
Sep
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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.
 
Thu
24
Sep
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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.
 
Thu
24
Sep
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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.
 
Wed
23
Sep

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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17
Sep

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.

Thu
17
Sep
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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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