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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
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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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03
Jul
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80-Year-Old Township Flag Pole Restored

After decades of going unused, the flag pole that sits outside the LivingstonAnimal Shelter will finally serve its purpose once again, thanks to some passionate employees and volunteer work.

Animal Control Officer Jim Salvadore said he was tired of looking at the rusted pole, and he and some fellow employees decided that now was the time to fix it up.

“I’m a military guy, I’m a Navy vet, and I’ve wanted to get the POW flag and American flag up there for years, but it’s always been too rusted,” Salvadore said. “I’ve been an employee here for 35 years and there’s never been a flag.”

 

 

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Tue
02
Jul

Highlighting Livingston Philanthropies’ Partners: LPI and Willing Heart Community Center: A Long-Time Partnership to Aid the Homeless

In a continuing series of articles focusing on the distribution partners of Livingston Philanthropies, Inc. (LPI), this week LPI founder and director Jeff Friedman highlights the Willing Heart Community Care Center in Newark.
“As I’m often asked about the final destinations of generous Livingston donations, I’m pleased to share this profile of the Willing Heart Community Care Center, one of Newark’s most prolific non-profits,” said Friedman. “Willing Heart’s hands-on mission is to feed, clothe and counsel the homeless and extremely poor.”
Willing Heart’s roots are based in Metropolitan Baptist Church, which has been serving Newark for over 75 years. In June of 2008, the church expanded its goal of “revitalizing and rebuilding” the lives of its congregants to also encompass the citizens of Newark that live beyond the church structure.

Thu
27
Jun
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Myron (Mike) W. Kronisch

Myron (Mike) W. Kronisch, 92, who advocated passionately for a peaceful alternative to solving international disputes, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Born in New York City, he lived in Maplewood and Livingston before retiring to Mt. Arlington, NJ.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 63 years, Sheila (nee Felzenberg), four loving and devoted children: daughters Elizabeth (and Marc Lesser), Jennifer (and Steven Benenson), and Rebecca (and Robert Emert), a son, Matthew (and Belle) Kronisch, as well as eleven adoring grandchildren, Danielle (and David) Levine, Madeleine Lesser, Hannah and Rachael Benenson, David (and Monika) and Jacob Emert, and Zachary, Benjamin, Elianna, Shayna and Maxx Kronisch, and a great-grandson, Reece Levine. He is also survived by his sister, Sara (and Richard) Krieger, and was predeceased by his parents, Morris and Stella Kronisch, and his brothers, Drs. Sherman and David Kronisch.

Thu
27
Jun
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Offer Mass Friday For Assunta Delia

Assunta Delia (nee Pichi) died in her Livingston home on Friday, June 21. She was 98 years old.

Born in Dover, Mrs. Delia had lived in Livingston over 60 years with her husband, Anthony, while raising their children.

She worked many years as a maternity nurse at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, retiring at the age of 72.

She was predeceased by her husband after 66 years of marriage. She is survived by her children, Rosanne Chieffo (Al), Ronald (Annie), and Anthony (Michele); seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held this Thursday, June 27, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 145 East Mt. PleasantAvenue, Livingston. The funeral Mass will be offered on Friday, June 28, at 10 a.m. at St. Philomena Roman Catholic Church, Livingston. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.

Thu
27
Jun
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Firing Up The Fireworks

It’s that time of year again: Fourth of July is just a week away, and the celebrating will likely start as soon as this weekend, with plenty of grilling and chilling, and more than a few fireworks to celebrate our nation’s independence.

Now that many fireworks can be purchased right down the street at area retailers, backyard displays will likely pop up during the evening hours in the coming days. Non-aerial fireworks, including sparklers, poppers, and snappers (nothing that “explodes”), may now be legally sold in New Jersey, and it is a safe bet that some more heavy duty options will mysteriously find their way into a few backyards as well.

 

 

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Thu
27
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Private Funeral Held For Mark M. Prial, 57

Mark M. Prial of Livingston died June 19 at the age of 57.

Mr. Prial grew up in South Orange and later moved to Livingston, where he lived for the past 25 years. He was a South Orange police officer for 27 years, retiring as a lieutenant.

He was predeceased by his father, Frank. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Patricia; his children, James and McKenna; his mother, Jeanne; and his siblings, Frank and Dunstan (Amy).

Visitation was held Sunday, June 23, at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston. The funeral service was private. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that donations in Mr. Prial’s name be made to the Policemen’s BenevolentAssociation, Local 12, 201 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079.

Thu
27
Jun
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LHS Athlete Earns Additional Honors

Joe Cullen, Livingston High School Class of 2019, has received two additional honors to culminate a highly successful high school sports career.

Cullen was honored by News 12 New Jersey as the top New Jersey Scholar Athlete, selected first among a field of 50 Scholar Athletes. The three-sport athlete was awarded a scholarship and plaque by the News 12 New Jersey sports staff at an awards ceremony held at the Pines Manor, highlights of which were broadcast on News 12 New Jersey on the Comcast network.

 

 

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