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Fifth Graders Celebrate Milestone

Fifth Graders Celebrate Milestone

FIFTH GRADERS CELEBRATE MILESTONE: Unable to hold the traditional in-person “Moving Up” ceremonies for fifth graders this year, Mt. Pleasant Elementary School and the other district elementary schools instead celebrated the milestone with virtual gatherings and car parades. Mt. Pleasant Elementary School celebrated the end of the school year and the Moving Up of its 100 fifth graders with socially distanced ice c ream parties; a virtual Moving Up ceremony; a car parade; and professional photographs funded by th e PTA Fifth Grade Committee, which lifted the spirits of students, families and staff. Shown here, Alan Yaari waves during the MPE car parade. His mom, Carla Yaari, is taking a photo, and his Dad,Isaac Yaari, has the wheel. Additional photos may be seen on page B-4. Jodi Rothfeld Photography

 

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Livingston Public Schools to Announce ‘Initial Plan’ for Opening in September

In response to questions from the community, and to quell any rumors, Livingston superintendent of schools Matthew Block said the district intends to announce its “initial plan” in the coming week.

Superintendent Block said the administration has been hard at work developing a plan, particularly since New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy proposed a comprehensive, 104-page plan for reopening schools last week.

 

 

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Livingston Reports No New Cases This Week

As of Tuesday afternoon, July 7, the Essex County health department has reported that a total of 494 Livingston residents have tested positive for COVID-19. Of those residents, 67 have died as a result of the virus.

Compared to the same time last week, cases are flat. Due to reclassifications of individuals’ hometowns, there are two fewer recorded deaths in town, as well.

Just 15 cases and four deaths were reported in Livingston between June 1 and July 1.

 

 

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Veterans Mark Independence Day

Veterans Mark Independence Day
Veterans Mark Independence Day

VETERANS MARK INDEPENDENCE DAY: Although there was no townwide Fourth of July celebration due to the pandemic, Livingston’s veterans’ organizations - the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2856, the American Legion Post 201, and the Jewish War Veterans of the USA Post 740 - held a commemorative ceremony at the War Memorial at the Oval. The ceremony included patriotic presentations, a Boy Scout review, and a salute to the USA’s 244th year. Above, veterans, flanked by Boy Scouts Advaith Pillai and Kaushik Mukkavilli, salute the flag, which was flown at full staff for the ceremony. Veterans shown are Bill Brost, George Walsh, Tony Ciccone, Jerry Wolf, Brian Boyle, Skip Van der Vaarst, Fred Friedman, Lou Greenspan, Irwin Cohen, Joel Lightner, and Charles Quinn. At right, veteran Joel Lightner waves an American flag while displaying his matching patriotic face mask and tie. Don Schwartz Photos

 

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Services Were Held For Ruth Ferdinand

Ruth Ferdinand of Howell, formerly of Maplewood and Livingston, died on June 26.

Predeceased in 1998 by her husband, Gerald, Mrs. Ferdinand is survived by her children, Jeffrey (Patty) of Manalapan, Lane (Barbara) of Livingston, and Shelly (Ron) of Cranford; six step-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; and her niece and nephew, Margaret Poper and Donald Poper.

Services were held June 28 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union.

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Sanskriti League Opens New Cricket Pitch

Sanskriti League Opens New Cricket Pitch
Sanskriti League Opens New Cricket Pitch

July 4 marked the opening of the brand new cricket pitch at the Basin Cricket Ground for the Sanskriti sports community. Basin Cricket Ground is located on Madison Court, opposite Northland Pool.

During the opening ceremony, Nilesh Mhatre of the Sanskriti Executive Committee thanked township personnel including Jennifer Walker and Ronald Barbella ofthe Livingston Senior, Youth, and Leisure Services Department as well as the members of the Township Council for their support in assigning the Basin field to Sanskriti.

 

 

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Chinese Association Celebrates Independence Day

Chinese Association Celebrates Independence Day

The Livingston Chinese Association (LCA) held an online Independence Day celebration on July 4 that attracted 91 local families.

During the virtual event, the president of the LCA, Xiuju Jiang highlighted the organization’s achievements in the first half of2020. “The Livingston Chinese community managed the complex logistics for PPE (personal protection equipment) sourcing, secured critical medical supplies to local hospitals, and delivered food to hospitals and essential workers at the critical moment,” she said. “About 210 families have participated in the donations supporting the first responders. Medical personnel from local hospitals shared their personal experience in fighting the COVID-19, and highly praised the substantial physical and emotional support from the LCA community.”

 

 

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Hans Joachim Conrads

Hans Joachim Conrads of Livingston was born April 14, 1933, and passed away on Monday, June 29.

Born in Newark, he had lived in Livingston for 46 years. He was a member of the Livingston Old Guard.

Mr. Conrads was predeceased by his parents, Heinrich (Henry) Conrads and Martha (Kaiser) Conrads.

He is survived by his wife, Herta (Graff), to whom he was married for 61 years; his sons, Peter P. Conrads of Ohio and Mark David Conrads of Cedar Knolls; his grandchildren,Amanda, Mark Jr., Samantha, and Christina; his sister, Esther (Conrads) and her husband, James Darbyshire; and cousins and other family in Leipzig, Germany.

Mr. Conrads served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1956, and his favorite hymn was the Navy Hymn:

Eternal Father, strong to save

Whose arm hath boundfor the restless wave

Who bidst the mighty ocean deep

Its own appointed limits keep

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William Carnivale

William Carnivale, 94, formerly of Livingston, N.J., passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Penn.

Born October 12, 1925, in Union, N.J., William Carnivale spent much of his life in Livingston, N.J. After serving as a member of the Army Air Corps during World War II, William went on to complete undergraduate and graduate degrees at New York University’s Schools of Commerce and Business.

William married his beloved wife, Marion, on November 21, 1948, and in 1954 they moved to Livingston to raise their family.

After holding various financial management positions in the pharmaceutical and consumer products industries (including Controller for Ciba, Wilkinson Sword, Yardley, and Mennen), William went on to own and operate the New Town Pub in West Orange - where he was known as “Mr. Bill” - until he retired in 1997.

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Bradley Adam Weinberg

Bradley Adam Weinberg

Bradley Adam Weinberg, 62, passed away on June 28, 2020, 21 months after being diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, a fatal brain cancer.

He was born December20, 1957, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to the late Harold N. Weinberg and Sondra (Savadkin) Weinberg. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Dr. Betty Routledge; his loving sons, Barry, Samuel (Friedrich Conrad), and Matthew; his sister, Jamie Andree (Bob Andree); and his many beloved nieces, nephews, in-laws and “out-laws”.

Brad was a graduate of Livingston High School in Livingston, New Jersey, and attended Amherst College, where he studied philosophy and neuroscience. After Amherst, he attended New York University School of Medicine, where he met the love of his life, Betty Routledge.

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