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Thu
22
Jan
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Severe Ice Storm on Sunday Caused Road Closings and Many Accidents

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Sunday was a treacherous day on the roads as an ice storm coated the area. Livingston police report that more than 30 accidents occurred on the icy roadways of the township.
 
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22
Jan
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FemGineers’ futuristic City Wins State Design Challenge

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The futuristic Marepolis, a city of beautiful rooftop gardens and aquaponic systems, earned a team of FemGineers from Heritage Middle School fi rst place overall in the NJ Regional Future City Design Challenge. Tina Li, Helen Yang and Catherine Zhang, all eighth graders, won the challenge for their sustainable metropolis where urban agriculture thrives.
 
Thu
22
Jan
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Declan Sean Cross Wins Livingston's first Baby Contest

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The first baby of the year is traditionally welcomed by the West Essex Tribune and its advertisers with an assortment of gifts. In some past years, several weeks passed before the new year's first baby was born; in other years, it was only a few minutes after midnight on January 1.
 
Thu
22
Jan
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Superintendent and Board of Education Solidify Stance on PARCC Testing

The Livingston Board of Education and interim superintendent of schools Jim O'Neill have confi rmed that they will honor parents' decisions regarding their children taking the PARCC (Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) test, which will be administered to students in grades three to 11 this March.
 
Thu
15
Jan
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VOICE OF DEMOCRACY WINNER

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Paul M. Jojy, a junior at Livingston High School, was the winner of the Veterans of Foreign Wars' "Voice of Democracy" audio essay contest, sponsored by the Livingston VFW Post 2856.
 
Thu
15
Jan
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“Unsung Hero” Tom Cooney Is UNICO’s Citizen of the Year

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In honor of his long-term commitment to community service, Tom Cooney will be honored as Livingston UNICO’s Citizen of the Year for 2015. UNICO president Al Branchi said, "Tom best exemplifi es UNICO’s core belief of 'Service above Self.' " UNICO is America’s largest Italian-American service organizations and for the past 60 years has annually recognized local residents who have contributed to the well-being of Livingston and its citizens.
 
Thu
15
Jan
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GRANDPARENTS GONE WIRED

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The Senior, youth and Leisure services held "Grandparents Gone Wired," a technology program for senior citizens, at the Livingston Public Library on Saturday, Januray 10.
 
Thu
15
Jan
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Superintendent of Schools Holds Forum For Parents of High School Students

Jim O’Neill, interim superintendent of schools, held an open forum for Livingston High School parents. The event was held in the media center at Livingston High School on January 12. In attendance were the department supervisors, the LHS administration, and members of the Board of Education, along with a number of district parents.
 
Thu
08
Jan
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Chirls Elected School Board President At Annual Reorganization Meeting

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Pamela Chirls became the Livingston Board of Education’s new president, and Ronnie Spring was selected to serve as vice president, during the Board’s reorganization meeting on Monday, January 5. A reception was held prior to the meeting
 
Thu
08
Jan
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Michael Silverman Is Elected Mayor At Town Council's Reorganization Meeting

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Livingston residents came out en masse on New Year’s Day to the Town Council’s annual reorganization meeting, during which Michael Silverman was sworn in as mayor of the township for 2015. Silverman, a Democrat who served as deputy mayor during 2014, succeeds previous mayor Dr. Michael Rieber. Daena Silverman, Esq. administered the oath of office for her husband, who was unanimously elected by his fellow councilmen.
 

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