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Highlighting LPI Distribution Partners: NJRC Assists Ex-Prisoners Re-Entering Society

Editor’s Note: In his weekly articles for the Tribune, Jeff Friedman, founder and director of the Livingston Philanthropies, Inc., has, over the summer, been highlighting many of LPI’s distribution partners. Here, he writes about the New Jersey Redevelopment Corporation, which aids individuals who have been newly released from prison and are re-entering society.
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By Jeff Friedman
And, you’re finally out. Out of county jail or state prison, that is, and trying to keep it that way. It’s a tough road, as many of those released have no skills, little or no education, possible psychiatric and social interaction issues, a lack of decent interview clothes, and, in some cases, no family or no home – or neither.
That’s where the New Jersey Redevelopment Corporation (NJRC) picks up the ball, and that’s why Livingston Philanthropies Inc. (LPI) is proud to call NJRC in Newark a distribution partner.

Thu
11
Jul
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A Fabulous Fourth

Independence Day in Livingston was packed with activities from morning until evening, and was capped off with a spectacular fireworks show at the Oval. Photos of the day’s events can be seen throughout this issue of the Tribune. Yangwei Shi and MCA Photos

 

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11
Jul
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Planning Board Approves Signage For Route 10 Shopping Center

The Livingston Planning Board met on Tuesday evening, July 9, to hear an application for signage by KRG-USCRF Retail Portfolio. The applicant is the owner of the shopping center at 530 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue (Route 10), which currently houses eight stores, including Nordstrom Rack and T.J. Maxx. The applicant received approval to install two new wall signs, featuring the logos of the shopping center’s new tenants, Torrid and Chico’s.These retail stores, both of which sell women’s clothing, will be located in the rear portion of the property.

The applicant has previously been before the Planning Board for other aspects of signage. This time, KRGUSCRF was seeking variance relief for two new wall signs and for replacement of an existing double-sided with internal illumination. It also plans to add a directional sign on Daven Avenue, the adjacent roadway perpendicular to Route 10, which offers access to the shopping center.

 

 

Thu
11
Jul
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Council Discusses Violators Of “Do Not Knock” Ordinance

In response to several complaints from residents, Livingston’sTownship Council discussed the best way to handle aggressive solicitors in town. One company in particular appears to be in violation of a town ordinance, and township attorney Shari Weiner is asking residents to help the town build a case against the company.

Aptive Environmental, a pest control company, has been selling exterminator contracts door-to-door in Livingston for several weeks. During that time, employees have reportedly not obeyed the Do Not Knock ordinance protecting residents from unwanted solicitors, according to complaints received by Council.

 

 

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11
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Part of New Street “Miracle Way” May Revert Back to Old Name

After Livingston’s Township Council recently changed the name of a street, some business owners on the roadway are requesting that the previous name be reinstated, leaving Council members looking for a compromise.

To accommodate a request by Rabbi Zalman Grossbaum, CEO of LifeTown – Friendship Circle’s new facility for children, teenagers, and adults with special needs – the Council had previously agreed to change the name of the street on which it was located.

 

 

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11
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Wires Down, Transformer Fire, Truck Fire, Gas Leak: A Busy Tuesday for the Livingston Fire Department

Tuesday, July 9, was an unusually busy day for the Livingston Fire Department, which responded to a dump truck accident that took down three utility poles; a transformer fire; a garbage truck fire; and a gas leak, all before noon.

The morning began with a general alarm which sounded at about 5 a.m. A Mack dump truck, owned by Smith Sondy Construction of Wallington, struck wires during an overnight repaving project on South Orange Avenue, causing extensive traffic delays throughout the day.

 

 

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Wed
10
Jul

Resident Creates Website & Facebook Page For Livingston Philanthropies, Inc.

Prompted by an article in the Tribune, Livingston Philanthropies Inc. (LPI) has a new website and Facebook page, thanks to Livingston resident Allison Eglow.
Noted LPI founder and director Jeff Friedman, “In a recent June issue of the Tribune, Livingston’s publication of record, I asked for volunteers of all types – which we still need. Now in about a week’s time, LPI enjoys a brand-new, beautifully designed website and fun Facebook page, because of the hard work and creative skills of Livingston resident Allison Eglow. Allison is a junior majoring in human computer interaction at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark.”
He explained, “Allison’s mom, my friend, generous LPI donor and Livingston resident Penny Taylor, read about our need for a website in the Tribune article. ‘My daughter is interested in helping with your website,’ she told me. ‘She goes to NJIT. Any interest?’ Any interest? I think so!

Wed
03
Jul
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Basement Fire Damages Pine Valley Rd. Home

The Livingston Fire Department responded to a general alarm at 6:01 p.m. on Monday evening, July 1, which turned out to be a basement fire at 39 Pine Valley Road. Fortunately, no injuries were incurred.

According to Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Francione, the fire was confined to the home’s basement.The basement suffered fire damage, and the first and second floors of the house sustained smoke damage.

The house belongs to Christopher and Donna Barker. According to fire officials, Donna Barker and the couple’s son were home, and escaped the house unharmed.

 

 

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03
Jul
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Police, Animal Control Explain How to Deal With Foxes, Coyotes

Rise in Sightings:

If you have seen a fox in your neighborhood in the last few weeks, you are not alone. But don’t worry; there’s no reason to panic, according to officials.

Livingston’s police department and animal control have been inundated with calls and reports of “wild animals” roaming through township streets and backyards. Calls have specifically concerned sightings of foxes and coyotes. Animal Control Officer Jim Salvadore said these sightings are nothing out of the ordinary, and while residents should always use caution, they should not be concerned.

Wed
03
Jul
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Town to Celebrate Independence Day

Livingston’s 83rd annual 4th of July Celebration on Thursday, July 4 will start at 9 a.m. and provide a full day of activities, leading up to the fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. Contingency plans have been made in case of rain.

Car Show

The township’s celebration will feature the 26th annual Auto Show, assisted by the Natural Glass Corvette Club. Patrons may vote for their favorite cars, and trophies will be awarded to the top-voted vehicles.

Patriotic Ceremony

At 10 a.m., the Patriotic Ceremony at Haines Pool will provide the “official kick-off” to the day. The ceremony will include participation by the American Legion, the Girl Scouts, the Jewish War Veterans, the Boy Scouts, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and its Auxiliary, and the Livingston Township Council. Following that brief ceremony, the Kiwanis Swim Karnival will begin.

 

 

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