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Legendary Livingston Architect Larry Stern, 80, Dies in Palm Beach

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By Betsy Stern
 
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Funeral Mass Thursday For Walter Patla, Jr.

Walter J. Patla Jr. of Livingston died on Sunday, March 6. He was 59 years old. A funeral Mass will be offered at St. Philomena Church, Livingston, today, Thursday, March 10, at 10 a.m. Arrangements are by Farmer Funeral Home in Roseland. Mr. Patla is survived by his wife, Lisa (nee Tutko); his daughters, Gabriela Marie and Angelica Rose; his mother-in-law, Margaret Tutko; his sisters, Fran Chestnut, Betty Metz, and Gloria Morris; and his brother, Rodney Bonvicino. The family has suggested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the family for the children's education.
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Board of Education Chooses New Superintendent

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The Livingston Board of Education LBOE) has selected a new superintendent of schools and is expected to approve her appointment on Wedneday, March 2. Christina Steffner, an accomplished superintendent in Hunterdon County for the past fi ve years, is a former high school principal credited with leading a high-performing district in areas that include technology, professional development, and character education initiatives.
 
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LHS TO PRESENT "LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS"

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Livingston High School will present Little Shop of Horrors this month. Performances will be offered Thursday to Saturday, March 17, 18, and 19, at 7 p.m. A 2 p.m. matinee will be offered on Saturday, March 19. Tickets for all performances may be purchased at the door.
 
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POTHOLE REPAIRS ON ROCKHILL DRIVE

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Livingston Department of Public Works (DPW) crews filled in potholes this week.
 
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UNICO Plans "Citizen of the Year" Brunch

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Livingston UNICO members have been working to plan the organization's annual Citizen of the Year brunch. The event will be held on Sunday, April 17, at 10 a.m. at the Hanover Manor in East Hanover. This year, UNICO will honor former West Essex Tribune editor Nancy Dinar. UNICO is America's largest Italian-American service organization, and for the past 61 years has annually recognized local residents who have contributed to the well-being of Livingston and its citizens. UNICO officials chose Dinar as this year's Citizen of the Year because of her "long-term commitment to community service, which exemplifies the organization's core value of "Service Above Self."
 
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BOYS' 5TH GRADE TRAVEL TEAM WINS CHAMPIONSHIP

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On Saturday, February 28, the Livingston boys' fifth grade travel basketball team defeated Caldwell, 41-39, in overtime to capture the Suburban League Championship. The win completed an outstanding season in which the boys compiled a record of 14 wins with only one loss.
 
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Pythians to Attend Devils Hockey Game

Livingston's Sanford M. Schor Lodge of the Knights of Pythias will attend the New Jersey Devils' hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday, March 20, at 5 p.m. at the Prudential Center in Newark. The ticket price will include admission to the game with group seating; a post-game group photo, and a commemorative Devils hat. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Murry Greene at 973-422-0330; or Steve Byer at 201-417-6613; or send an e-mail to srep01@outlook.com, by Friday, March 11.
 
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Welcome to Your Community Newspaper

If you are perusing the pages of the West Essex Tribune for the first time today, we would like to say, "Welcome to your source of township information!" This week's paper marks our most recent TMC (Total Market Coverage) edition. The TMC, which is offered two or three times a year, provides a copy of the West Essex Tribune, Livingston's community newspaper, to every residence in the township. So now you know why a copy of our subscriptiononly newspaper showed up in your mailbox today! It is our hope that those who do not already subscribe to the paper will see our coverage of their community and decide to join the ranks of our faithful readers.
 
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Livingston Committee Aims to Develop A Performing Arts and Teen Center

The Performing Arts Committee, a relatively new Livingston task force, is on a mission. It's goal is to provide the town with a performing arts and teen center on the Memorial Park Oval, where the "old rec building" sits. In fact, in the Memorial Park development plan, the building is simply referred to as "the building," commented Alan Karpas, chairman of the Vision 20/20 Committee, which established the Performing Arts Committee with the Livingston Arts Council. "The old rec building needs to be replaced and this is what we want to replace it with."
 

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