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13
Dec
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A Bright Holiday

After weather delayed its formal opening, local families are now enjoying the Camuso holiday display near the gazebo at the Livingston Oval. The display will be open through New Year’s. A ceremony was held Wedneday evening, December 5, at the Camuso holiday display commemorating the fourth night of Chanukah. Shown at right, Rabbi Cliff Kulwin of Temple B’nai Abraham recites the blessings associated with the lighting of the fourth “candle” on the menorah. The official “Lights on” opening ceremony for the display was rescheduled from December 1 due to rain. It was held instead this past Saturday, December 8, coinciding with a scheduled appearance by Santa Claus. In addition to Santa’s visit, which was sponsored by Livingston UNICO, the festivities included Clydesdale horses, family wagon rides, pony rides, and a petting zoo.

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12
Dec

Over 1,000 Coats Already Delivered: Livingston Philanthropies Director Explains LPI Process from “Donation to Delivery”

Thanks to Livingston residents’ ongoing donations, Livingston Philanthropies, Inc. (LPI) has surpassed the 1,000 mark in delivering coats to the “poor, homeless and disenfranchised.” That number, noted LPI founder and director Jeff Friedman, “is in addition to the hats, gloves, scarves, toiletries, cosmetics, diapers, women’s products, family clothing, men’s suits and more that have been donated. The volume of these additional items makes it logistically impossible to count.”
The Donation-Delivery Process
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Thu
06
Dec
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Local Veterans Have a Busy November

In keeping with their mission statements of promoting patriotism and assisting fellow veterans in need, members of the Livingston Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the VFW Auxiliary, the American Legion, and the Jewish War Veterans have conducted many activities throughout the month of November.

Veterans visited Hillside School, where they spoke to Jeanne Silberman’s fi fth grade class. They also assisted the students with “Operation Gratitude,” sending packages to U.S. troops overseas.

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Thu
06
Dec
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Santa's Mailbox is Open

Santa’s Mailbox is open now through December 19, on the front lawn of the Livingston Fire Department headquarters, 62 South Livingston Avenue. As part of a long-standing annual holiday tradition, local youngsters are invited to write to Santa and deposit their letters in the mailbox. Santa Claus, with help from staff members of the Livingston Senior, Youth, and Leisure Services Department, will answer letters to those who include a return address.

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Thu
06
Dec
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Council to Vote for Street Name; Resolutions Pass

At the start of the Township Council conference meeting on Monday, December 3, the Council discussed submissions for the renaming of Formosa Plastics Road.

“We had a lot of choices, a lot of participation,” mayor Ed Meinhardt said. “Some very interesting and nice suggestions.”

Specific names were not discussed, but each Council member agreed to submit a ranking of their top three choices to township manager Barry Lewis, who would then determine the winner based on which name received the most votes. The new name is expected to be announced on January 1, 2019, at the township’s reorganization meeting.

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Thu
06
Dec
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Camuso Display Open

The Camuso Elves gave the West Essex Tribune a preview of the Camuso Display at the Livingston Oval on Tuesday, December 4. Because of inclement weather, opening ceremonies at the Camuso Holiday display, including the Christmas tree lighting, have been rescheduled to this Saturday, December 8. The evening will also include a visit from Santa Claus, sponsored by UNICO, along with Clydesdale horses, family wagon rides, pony rides, and a petting zoo. The following Saturday, the Livingston Fire Department and Livingston First Aid Squad will host an activity night. The display will be open throughout December.

Wed
05
Dec

Livingston Residents “Create Smiles” with Their Generosity

Livingston Philanthropies, Inc. (LPI) founder and director Jeff “the Coat Guy” Friedman has reported that “philanthropic Livingston neighbors are creating smiles, words of good will and lots of ‘God bless you’s’ during visits to distribution partners in Newark and East Orange.”
Smiles also appear on the faces of volunteers from Livingston organizations who “are making a difference by collecting coats, toiletries, cosmetics, diapers and other items to help LPI provide for the “poor, homeless and disenfranchised,’ ” Friedman added. Just recently, volunteers from the Synagogue of the Suburban Torah Center in Livingston, under the auspices of its Men’s Club, arrived at Friedman’s home in a caravan of five station wagons full of coats, clothing and toiletries to donate to LPI. The synagogue-wide effort was led by congregant and Men’s Club member Stephen Greenberg.

Thu
29
Nov
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Public School District Thanks First Responders for Assistance

Opening the November 26 Livingston Board of Education meeting, president Pam Chirls expressed the Board’s appreciation for the work done by Livingston police, fire and public works personnel during “the very difficult weather pattern” on November 15.

“We wanted to have you here tonight to express our appreciation for keeping our children safe, warm, and fed,” Chirls said.

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Thu
29
Nov
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Camuso Holiday Display Opens This Saturday

The Camuso Holiday Display will open for the season on Saturday, December 1. Opening festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. Lights will be turned on at 7 p.m.

According to “Chief Elf” Tom Cooney, “We will have a train ride for the kids sponsored by Schumacher Chevrolet, and we have a very special appearance by Optimus Prime the Transformer and Wonder Woman! There will be dancing, posing for pictures and much more! Don’t miss it!”

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Thu
29
Nov
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Goodhart Drive Sewer Project

GOODHART DRIVE SEWER PROJECT: Portions of Goodhart Drive were being worked on earlier this week as part of the town’s sanitary sewer main improvement project on that street. The work involved placement of a temporary asphalt patch over a roadway trench dug for the recently installed sanitary sewer main, which replaced old piping, in the vicinity of Camelot Drive. Shown above, on Monday, November 26, crews from Black Rock Enterprises, a subcontractor of M.S.P. Construction Corporation, milled the roadway in preparation for paving, which was done the following day.

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