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04
Mar

Livingston Philanthropies Participates In “Homeless Connect Day” Project

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By Jeff Friedman
Editor’s Note: Essex County’s Homeless Connect Day was held recently, and Livingston Philanthropies, Inc. (LPI) participated. Here, LPI founder and director Jeff Friedman, in his own words, recounts the project.
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The 14th annual Essex County Project Homeless Connect Day, with over 70 non-profit agencies participating, is held each year to help clients escape the elements for a time and connect them with a variety of local resources who can assist them with getting their lives back in order. It’s all about information, introductions, services and helpful contacts.

Thu
27
Feb
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Residential Applications Approved

Residential Applications Approved

The Livingston Zoning Board of Adjustment heard five applications at its meeting on Tuesday, February 25. An additional three applications were adjourned to the April 28 meeting.

Fence Application

Bonnie and Steve Isaacson received variances for a fence in the backyard of their home at 31 Shadowlawn Drive. The couple was granted a two foot front/corner yard fence setback variance; a variance to permit a privacy fence, where township ordinance requires fences to be 50 percent open; and a variance to have no plantings in front of the fence, where plantings are required by ordinance.

 

 

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Thu
27
Feb
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Supermarkets Discuss Plastics Ban with Council

At the conference meeting of the Township Council on Monday, February 24, the Council discussed the planned plastic ordinance with officials from, and one representative of, the area’s largest supermarkets.

Laurie Ehlbeck, state director for the National Federation of Independent Business, spoke on behalf of Livingston businesses including Aldi, Kings, and ShopRite about their concerns. Also in attendance and voicing their concerns were Kings Supermarket CEO Joseph Parisi and Village Supermarkets (owners of ShopRite) Board chairman and executive vice president William Sumas.

The group discussed with the Council several issues that may arise for their stores with a potential ordinance.

 

 

Thu
27
Feb
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Budget, Curriculum, New Positions Discussed by Board of Education

At its Monday, February 24, meeting, the Board of Education began its conversation about the 2020-21 school year budget with a presentation focused on curriculum.

Two new positions were proposed, both at Livingston High School: a college counselor and a theater arts teacher.

The budget process starts in October, when the business administrator meets with principals and supervisors to determine wants and needs, explained Steve Robinson, the district’s business administrator and board secretary.

 

 

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Thu
27
Feb
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Council Makes Open Space Purchase; Honors Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Council Makes Open Space Purchase; Honors Neighbors Helping Neighbors

At the Monday, February 24, regular meeting of the Township Council, members approved the acquisition of a multimillion dollar open space property and honored two longstanding members of Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

The Council posthumously honored Karen Garber, who worked with the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW) food pantry, and Trudi Fredersdorf, who recently retired from the organization, which helps individuals and families in need. President Stacey Rubinstein said the organization has worked with 52 families since 2016.

Fredersdorf thanked Rubenstein for keeping up her work with Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

 

 

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Thu
27
Feb
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Retires From Diversity Committee

Retires From Diversity Committee
Retires From Diversity Committee
Retires From Diversity Committee

RETIRES FROM DIVERSITY COMMITTEE: Keith Hines was honored on his retirement as co-chairman of the Livingston Committee of Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) on Sunday, February 23, at Nero’s Grille in Livingston. More than 60 friends, family members, and elected officials honored Hines for his 22 years of service to Livingston. Attending were Livingston Township Council members Al Anthony and Michael Vieira; former Livingston mayor Arlene Johnson; and Essex County freeholder Pat Sebold. LCDI co-chairman Billy Fine and several guests toasted Hines. LCDI member Mike Ramer organized the event. Shown here, Hines (seated, at center) poses with a crowd of people who attended the event. At right, Hines plays violin as musician Ben Zabel looks on. Below are Fine, Carol Hines, Keith Hines and former Livingston mayor Arlene Johnson.

 

Wed
26
Feb

“It’s Only February:” LPI’s Appeal for Warm Coats Continues With Nighttime Temps Dropping into 20s

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Although the winter has been mild, nighttime temperatures this week are forecast to drop into the 20s, and Livingston Philanthropies Inc. is continuing its appeal for warm coats. “Those living out on the streets, in shelters and other not-so-nice places need warm coats, jackets, hats, scarves and gloves immediately,” said Jeff “the Coat Guy” Friedman, founder and director of the Livingston-based charity. “LPI is reaching out again to our philanthropic neighbors.”
The early part of the week was mild, but, said Friedman, “Temperatures are dropping into the 20s starting Thursday night. The need is huge. It’s the hard, cruel world on the cold streets.”

Thu
20
Feb
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Residents Work Together to Find Lost Dog

Residents Work Together to Find Lost Dog
Residents Work Together to Find Lost Dog
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Cody, a small brown Havanese was safely returned home after he went missing for several days last week. He was reunited with his family, thanks to a helpful community, with many residents keeping tabs on the missing dog and reporting his whereabouts on social media.

Below, in their own words, Debbie and Yarin Kirchen, who were pet-sitting for Cody, detail the experience.

 

 

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Thu
20
Feb
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Registration Opens For Township Pools

Livingston residents may now register for renewal and new memberships to the town’s community pools.

A variety of memberships are available, including weekend, weekday, half season and full season memberships for families, couples, individuals, and seniors.

 

 

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Thu
20
Feb
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Patrols Added To Five New Streets

The Livingston Police Department is continuing its increased patrols on five different streets this week, according to Chief Gary Marshuetz.

In the upcoming week, the police will perform radar enforcement and address other traffic safety concerns on West McClellan Avenue, Westmount Drive, South Ashby Avenue, Crescent Road, and Sycamore Avenue.

 

 

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