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Football Parents Honor Seniors:

FOOTBALL PARENTS HONOR SENIORS

The Livingston Football Parents honored the players at the annual Lancer football banquet, held Sunday, December 15, at the Hanover Manor. Each player was presented by his coach and received a gift. Senior gifts included a framed varsity uniform jersey and a portrait poster. The event was highlighted by the slideshow of action photos compiled by LHS graduate Andrew “Morty” Mordzynski. Head coach Robert Breschard served as master of ceremonies, assisted by the LHS football staff. Football Parents president Suzanne Russo and committee members organized the event, which included a brunch and parent photo session. Shown here, the seniors display their jerseys and portraits. Sitting are Dylan Mandelbaum, #1; Spencer Feldman, #4; Matt Bucich, #5; Anthony Lopa, #15; Anthony Cilienti, #54; Brian Russo, #24; Luke Nardone, #17; Zach Greenberg, #71; Max Korfin, #64; Matt Carras, #34; and Anthony Newman, #72.

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Genesis Expected to Go Live Tonight; Cleaning, Reimaging Almost Complete

Technology Recovery Update:

In a letter to school families published in the Livingston Public Schools e-newsletter, on Monday, December 15, Dr. Matthew Block, superintendent of schools, discussed the progress the district is making in rebuilding its technology systems.

Cleaning and reimaging of school devices is almost complete, and the district plans to open Genesis, the web-based student records system, to students and parents tonight, Thursday, December 19.

An unexpected finding from the technology loss will result in the district’s putting an end to student access to grades during the school day.

 

 

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Police Chief Pays Tribute to Officer Flinn

Police Chief Pays Tribute to Officer Flinn

Former longtime Livingston police officer Richard Flinn died December 10 at the age of 59.

Police Chief Gary Marshuetz, who worked with Officer Flinn for the first half of his career, recalled, “Duty, honor, respect, integrity are just but some of the many distinguishable attributes Rich possessed and lived by in both his personal and professional career.

“He embodied what it meant to have community pride and spirit. His career was filled with many acknowledgments for having coordinated or participated in community functions which fostered and manifested the very idea of community.”

 

 

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Council Prepares 2020 Business In Final Meeting of the Year

Council Prepares 2020 Business In Final Meeting of the Year
Council Prepares 2020 Business In Final Meeting of the Year

At the final Livingston Township Council meeting of the year on Monday, December 16, the Council passed resolutions for 2020, and reflected on the year that was.

“It’s been a pleasure to be the mayor,” said Al Anthony, who will end his second term as mayor and continue as a Council member at the end of the month.

As such, he issued a proclamation to his wife, declaring it Lori Anthony Day. He pledged to return to assuming “his fair share of the household responsibilities” now that his mayoral term is ending.

 

 

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Dr. Michael Harris Dies Dec. 1, Age 75

Livingston ophthalmologist Michael Harris of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, formerly of Livingston and Green Brook, died December

1. He was 75 years old. A memorial service will be held at a later date in New Jersey.

Dr. Harris was a graduate of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, then attended the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NewYork. He did a year of general medicine at Jackson Memorial, in Miami, Florida.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a medical officer.After a residency at Albert Einstein Hospital in New York, he opened his own practice in Livingston, serving the community for 43 years.

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Andrea Scala-Fenske Dies on December 10

Andrea Scala-Fenske, 78, formerly of Livingston, died on Tuesday, December 10. She was born in Jersey City and lived in Livingston for many years before moving to East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvnia, about 20 years ago.

Mrs. Scala-Fenske was an administrative assistant at Saint Barnabas Medical Center for 20 years, retiring in 2000.

She is survived by her husband, Richard H. Fenske; her children, Scott Fenske, Deborah and William Rodgers, Sean and Nicole Fenske, and Dawn and Robert Cloud; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson. She is also survived by her siblings, Gail Hain, Rosalie Scala, and Anthony P. Scala.Arrangements were handled by Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home.

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Athletics Tryouts Begin

ATHLETICS TRYOUTS BEGIN

ATHLETICS TRYOUTS BEGIN: Winter sports tryouts have commenced at Livingston High School. Shown here, head boys Varsity Basketball Coach Dave Cohen outlines the tryout session in the Fitness and Wellness Center. Don Schwartz Photo

 

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Santa's Mailbox Open For Business

SANTA’S MAILBOX OPEN FOR BUSINESS

SANTA’S MAILBOX OPEN FOR BUSINESS: As it does each holiday season, the Livingston Fire Department has set up a special mailbox for children to mail letters to Santa Claus. Staff members from the Senior, Youth, and Leisure Services Department assist Santa in answering his correspondence. Mailing their letters are young Joey and Gia D’Andrea, shown here with their mom, Cynthia, and Fire Chief Chris Mullin. LFD Photo

 

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

REMEMBERING PEARL HARBOR

REMEMBERING PEARL HARBOR: Livingston veterans gathered on Saturday, December 7, at Memorial Park to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which drew the United States into World War II. They were joined in remembering the “day that will live in infamy” by members of the Township Council, police, firefighters, and First Aid Squad members, as well as veteran supporter Bunny Ratner. Brian Boyle, Junior Vice Commander of the Livingston VFW, introduced veterans who read first-hand accounts of December 7, 1941. Shown here, veterans in attendance included Boyle, a National Guard member and World War II veteran (whose names were not available), Bill Brost, Fred Picini, Jerry Schiazzano, Dr. Frank De Gregorio, Dr. Fred Friedman, Thomas Bucca, Walter Wilczak, Lou Greenspan, George Walsh, Charlie Quinn, Skip Van de Vaarst, Jerry Wolfe and Michael Sikora.

 

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Anthony “Tony” Hope

Anthony Hope passed away on December 6, 2019, at the age of 92. He was the son of Daniel and Mary Hope.

Tony was born and raised in the Roseville section of Newark, New Jersey. He attended Abington Avenue School and graduated from Central High School in 1945.

After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army and was assigned to the Counter Intelligence Corps in Linz,Austria. There, he helped displaced persons return to their home countries after World War II ended.

Upon returning to the United States, he married the love of his life, Marie (nee Colasanti) in June of 1952.

He attended Seton Hall University on the G.I. Bill and earned his B.S. and master’s degrees in education. He taught physical education, health, social studies, and driver’s education at Livingston High School. “Coach Hope” then became the athletic director there until his retirement in 1993.

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