community news from Livingston

Thu
11
Jun
News Staff's picture

Livingston UNICO to Honor Winners of Brian Piccolo Award

Livingston UNICO to Honor Winners of Brian Piccolo Award
Livingston UNICO to Honor Winners of Brian Piccolo Award

The Livingston Chapter of UNICO has announced the recipients of the 34th annual Dominick A. Crincoli Memorial Sports Awards to honor two Livingston High School seniors with the Brian Piccolo Sportsmanship Award. The award is presented annually to two high school seniors, a male and a female, who best symbolize the character and ideals of Brian Piccolo. He was starting full back for the Chicago Bears who displayed the virtues of courage, teamwork, leadership and dedication both on the football field and in his fight against cancer.

This year, the winners of this Sportsmanship Award are Briana Melucci and Luke Nardone. They exemplify the “never give up” attitude of Brian Piccolo. They each will receive their Sportsmanship Award Plaque, and each will receive a scholarship worth $1,000.

 

 

Wed
10
Jun

No “Growing Pains:” LPI’s “Emergency Metamorphosis” Is Seamless

With the coronavirus pandemic shutting down a lot of social interaction, Livingston Philanthropies, Inc. (LPI) has had to change the way it helps the homeless of Essex County.
“Three words accurately describe the status of Livingston Philanthropies, Inc. during the pandemic,” noted founder and director Jeff Friedman. “According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, we have Invent, ‘To make or redo completely;’ Change, ‘To make a shift from one to another;’ and Paradigm Shift, ‘A fundamental change in approach or underlying assumptions.’
“Thanks to caring and generous Livingston neighbors, LPI’s ‘emergency metamorphosis’ has been seamless. As regular Tribune readers know, we now ship food and pantry items directly from local vendors to our regular Newark distribution associates.”

Thu
04
Jun
News Staff's picture

Surprise Delivery to LHS Seniors Kicks Off Graduation Celebration

Surprise Delivery to LHS Seniors Kicks Off Graduation Celebration
Surprise Delivery to LHS Seniors Kicks Off Graduation Celebration

Two dozen volunteers delivered just under 500 caps, gowns, and other graduation goodies to the members of the Livingston High School’s Class of 2020 on Monday, June 1.

Many of the volunteers themselves donned graduation robes and hoods and decorated their cars for the occasion, making the delivery a townwide celebration.

Included in the seniors’ surprise packages were caps and gowns; honor cords and stoles, as applicable; a Class of 2020 banner from the LHS Home and School Association; and graduation mask covers from the Livingston Education Foundation.

 

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/West%20Essex%20TribuneID480/

 

Thu
04
Jun
News Staff's picture

Council Discusses COVID-19, Protests at Meeting

On Monday, June 1, Livingston’s Township Council held a livestreamed meeting to discuss the town’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and pass several resolutions.

The meeting, a combined conference and regular meeting that was held via the video conferencing service, Zoom, was shared on the Livingston Township Facebook page. There were more than 50 live viewers during the meeting, and about 1,300 people had watched at least part of the meeting by noon on Tuesday.

At the start of the meeting, high school student Allison Small was honored for being a finalist for the Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship. She wrote an essay, which was submitted to the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, about pedestrian safety. Police Chief Gary Marshuetz said he agreed with what she wrote, and planned to concentrate on encouraging helmet use for bicyclists this summer.

 

 

Thu
04
Jun
News Staff's picture

Outdoor Dining, Retail to Open This Month Livingston Twp. Has 483 Cases, 64 Deaths

On Monday, June 1, Governor Phil Murphy announced stage two of reopening New Jersey. On Monday, June 15, outdoor restaurant dining and non-essential in-person retail will be permitted to reopen. The following Monday, on June 22, salons and barber shops can open. Governor Murphy said the opening of gyms and health clubs will “follow.” While not announced on Monday, stage two of reopening also includes in-person clinical labs and some in-person government services, like the Motor Vehicle Commission.

“We are glad that the Phase 2 of business openings by the Governor will be taking place the middle of June,” said Beth Lippman, executive director of the township’s Business Improvement District. “Our businesses have their work cut out for them to find ways to get their customers back by making them feel comfortable and safe. The BID is working with the Town to help our businesses with information, resources and money from the Grant Program.”

 

 

Thu
04
Jun
News Staff's picture

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter

BLACK LIVES MATTER: A group of peaceful protesters, including Livingston residents (above, left) Keenan Akinola, Brandon Shevins, Josh Akinola, and Aziza Arnette-Hardy, gathered at Livingston town center on Sunday and Monday in support of the Black community. Additionally, the memory of George Floyd was honored, after a police officer was charged with his murder last week. Brandon Dorf and Jerry Siskind Photos

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/West%20Essex%20TribuneID480/

Thu
04
Jun
News Staff's picture

Will Plan Memorial For Michael Melo, Jr.

Michael George Melo, Jr., died suddenly on Sunday, May 24, at his home in Washington, New Jersey. Mr. Melo was born in East Orange

Mr. Melo was born in East Orange and raised in Livingston. He received an associate’s degree in computer science from the Chubb Institute of Technology and worked for Syngent, a managed service provider.

Mr. Melo is survived by his son, Zachary Melo of Seaside Heights; his mother, Theresa Melo of Ledgewood; his sister, Stephanie Melo of Flanders; and his girlfriend, Fran Schizzano of Washington. He was predeceased by his father, Michael George Melo, Sr.

Funeral services are private and under the direction of the Knoll-De-Voe Funeral Home in Washington. Due to the current state regulations on gatherings, a memorial service will be planned at a later date. Donations to the American Heart Association are welcomed.

Thu
04
Jun
News Staff's picture

Helen Shumsky

Helen Shumsky

Helen Shumsky passed away on April 15 at age 97. She was living at the Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center at the time. Helen was a long-time resident of Livingston, having lived in a quaint colonial house on Wardell Road for over 60 years. She and her husband, Peter, who died in 1983, purchased the Wardell house in 1952.

Helen and Peter had one child, a daughter, Petrina, born about 1949. Besides raising Petrina, Helen’s primary activities in her young adult years revolved around her job at Bamberger’s in Morristown. Helen was a buyer and later a floor manager for women’s clothing sales. She retired from Bamberger’s in the 1980s.

While Helen was an active young adult, her most notable achievements occurred when she was a senior. Helen was an active member of the Livingston Historical Society, the Livingston Women’s Club and the Livingston AARP Chapter.

Thu
04
Jun
News Staff's picture

J. Lynn Safran

J. Lynn Safran

J. Lynn Safran (née Englander), formerly of Livingston, died on Friday, May 29. She had resided at the retirement community Cedar Crest in Pompton Plains for the past seven years, after having lived in Livingston for almost 47 years.

Born in Newark to Julia and Jay Englander, she grew up in West Orange, and went to Cornell University where she studied history and psychology. She earned her master’s degree at Montclair State University.

Lynn taught in New York for one year before joining the Livingston High School staff. Her tenure there was short as she became a member of the original Heritage Junior High School teaching staff. Former students have commented about being in her Heritage social studies class at Mt. Pleasant when JFK was killed.

Thu
04
Jun
News Staff's picture

Private Burial Held For Jeffrey A. Cohen

Jeffrey Alan Cohen, 78, died on Monday, May 25, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he lived in Livingston for over 45 years.

Mr. Cohen was a graduate of Georgetown University and received his MBA from the University of Michigan. He was a franchise owner of Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, which he co-owned for over 40 years.

He was the husband of the late Marsha Cohen for 50 years; the father of Jamie Kirschner (Eric) and Robyn Lozier (Mike); the grandfather of four; and the brother of Neal Cohen (Janet).

Mr. Cohen will be buried privately by his family at B’nai Abraham Memorial Park, Union.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/PFFTribute/JeffCohen).

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - community news from Livingston