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School Board Approves Interim Superintendent

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The Board of Education approved the appointment of Dr. Ernest Palestis as interim superintendent of schools beginning September 1. He will be paid $644.23 per day from September 1 to June 30, which is a comparable compensation to his predecessor, Jim O'Neill, who plans to retire and has declined to serve a second year as interim superintendent of schools.

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Teach Your Children Well

This past weekend, a family on Shadowlawn Drive had a frightening experience that turned out just fine because their children were taught the appropriate response to the situation. Two children were playing in the front yard when a grey boxy vehicle, possibly a Jeep, pulled up to them. The children reported that the driver, a man, had offered them candy and that there was a woman in the back seat. Instead of accepting the treat, the youngsters ran into the house and did not talk to the strangers.

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LHs tennis team Wins Ect title

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The Livingston High School boys tennis team won the 2015 Essex County Tennis Tournament Championship with victories against Belleville, Seton Hall, Millburn, and Newark Academy. The team also defeated Bloomfi eld and Seton Hall in regular season matches.

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Local girls' soccer team Bands together To Raise Funds for Coach's premature Son

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The members of the Livingston Lady Lonestars, a girls' U8 travel soccer team, are teaming up off the fi eld to help out their coach, David Usher, and his son, Dean, who was born four months prematurely. The second grade girls will hold a bake sale on Sunday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the soccer fi elds at Mt. Pleasant Middle School, with all proceeds benefi ting "Dreams for Dean." In addition to baked goods, t-shirts and tank tops with the Dreams for Dean logo will be sold, and prizes will be raffl ed off.

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Firefighters Battle Third Major Home Fire in Two Week period

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In what started out as a much quieter week than last week – when they had to battle two major house fires – the volunteer firefighters of Livingston's Fire Department were called out once again on Tuesday evening to battle a major house fire. The fire at 164 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue apparently began in the attic. The Terregino family was at home when a passer-by warned them of the flames and they were able to get out without injury.

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Board Adopts school Budget With Average tax increase of $283

Following a public hearing on Monday, April 27, the Livingston Board of Education adopted the 2015-16 school budget by a vote of 4-1, with Art Altman casting the dissenting vote. The adopted budget has total expenditures of $113,648,771 and requires taxes of $104,029,438.
 
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Funeral Services For Dr. Victor Kasner

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Yola Morano Dies at Home

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered in St. Philomena Church on Monday, April 27, for Yola (Perrini) Morano, who died at the age of 88 on April 22 in her Livingston home. Born in Orange, Mrs. Morano moved to Livingston in 1953. Predeceased by her husband, Salvatore, and her daughter, Marilyn, she is survived by a son, Robert and his wife, Dawn; and three grandchildren. The family has suggested that memorial contributions be made to Vitas Hospice and Palliative Care at vitas.com.
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Offer Mass Today For Harold Jordhoy Jr.

Harold "Brandt" Jordhoy Jr. died at the age of 66 on April 24 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. A Mass will be held today, Thursday, April 30, at St. Therese R.C. Church in Succasunna, where he was a parishioner. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Jordhoy was raised in Livingston and resided in The Woodlands, Texas for 20 years before moving to Mine Hill. Prior to his retirement in 2012, he had been a computer information technician at Exxon Mobin in Houston, Texas. Mr. Jordhoy is survived by his wife, Linda; his daughter, Kara of Hoboken; his mother, Dorothy Jordhoy of Basking Ridge; and his sister, Judith Battista.
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Lady Lancer Girls' Track And Field Team Undefeated at Super Essex Conference Meet

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In addition to the Morris Hills Relays on Saturday, April 18, the Livingston High School (LHS) girls' track and field team defeated Columbia High School and Mount Saint Dominic last Tuesday at Underhill Field in Maplewood. While Mount Saint Dominic’s small squad would be "overrun," by the two larger teams, it was predicted that the contest between Columbia and Livingston would depend on every performance from every runner, thrower and jumper on each of the teams.
 

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