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16
Jan
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Honoring Dr. King with a Day “On”

Many years ago, when the Board of Education announced plans to close schools in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, we strenuously objected. We believed – and continue to do so – that our students could learn more about Dr. King and his ideals in school than they would having a day off.

But then, some time ago, one of our readers, Patricia Idrobo, came up with the idea of creating "A Day On, Not A Day Off.” She organized many community groups and mobilized a cadre of kids to go to the high school cafeteria to perform a variety of community services and it was a great success. The cafeteria was filled with tables at which people were working on behalf of others. It was a joy to see and helped to demonstrate to our children the lessons Dr. King taught. At the end of the collection, there was also a brief educational component which helped to teach Dr. King's ideals.

 

 

Thu
16
Jan
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Mass Offered Monday For Paul R. Pearsall

St. Jude’s Children’s Research hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 . For more information or to post a tribute, visit www.nearyquinnfuneralhome.com. Former Livingston resident Paul R. Pearsall, 74, died Wednesday, January 8, at his home in Manasquan.

Born in Orange, Mr. Pearsall grew up in East Orange, and Livingston, and graduated from Livingston High School.

He went to work for Charms Candy Company, starting in the plant; he was later promoted to the sales department. In 1974, he and his brother, Bob, moved over to M.W. Houck, the oldest food and confectionery broker in the country. Mr. Pearsall became president and principal owner in 1987. He was a member of the Candy Hall of Fame. He retired in 2002 to his residence in Manasquan.

Thu
16
Jan
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Student Launches SportConnect App

Student Launches SportConnect App

A Livingston High School junior has launched a new Android mobile app that aims to connect people who love the same sports to play, or get together to watch.

Aaditya Agrawal, who started the app as an IB (International Baccalaureate) project in his former school, named it “SportConnect – Find Sport Lovers Nearby.”

It took him about a year and a half to develop the app, which recently became available on Play Store.

 

 

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Thu
16
Jan
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Lady Lancers Place 4th in Essex County Relays

Lady Lancers Place 4th in Essex County Relays

After the winter break, the Livingston High School girls’ track and field squad got ready for a weekend of competition.

On Friday, January 10, they went to Pennsylvania for the East Stroudsburg University’s Warrior Classic meet, and on Sunday, January 12, they traveled to Staten Island for the Essex County Relays (ECR).

While the Relays were almost entirely a varsity championship competition, the Warrior Classic was an open meet, giving athletes of all levels a chance to test themselves.

 

 

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Thu
16
Jan
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Deer Management Program Continues

The Township of Livingston’s deer management program on Townshipowned lands will continue through February 15. The program runs during the day, beginning one-half hour before sunrise and ending one half-hour after sunset each day. The program provides the venison to local area food banks, supporting various soup kitchens and shelters.

Livingston’s program is held during the regular New Jersey state hunting season. Only bow hunting is allowed, and all hunters must shoot from tree stands downward toward the ground. The lands being used are restricted, and the public is prohibited from accessing the property through the end of the program, which will be February 15.

 

 

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Thu
16
Jan
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LHS Sibling Graduates Create Holocaust Education Foundation

LHS Sibling Graduates Create Holocaust Education Foundation

Isabella Fiske and Ann Arnold have announced the launch of the Mark Schonwetter Holocaust Education Foundation.

The sisters, both Livingston High School graduates, created the Foundation to honor their father, Mark Schonwetter, a resident of Livingston for over 45 years.

Schonwetter frequently speaks to students about his journey of survival as a young Jewish boy in Poland during the Holocaust. He, his mother and sister survived by hiding in the forests and in the homes of Polish families who aided and rescued Jews.

 

 

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Thu
16
Jan
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Martin Luther King Day of Service is Monday, Jan. 20

“A Day On, Not a Day Off:”

The Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) has invited residents to be a part of this year’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 20. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Livingston Senior/Community Center, 204 Hillside Avenue (lower level).

Various donations will be accepted: the Livingston Home/School Associations and Parent-Teacher Associations will collect new school supplies; the West Essex YMCA will collect fleece blankets for seniors; the Livingston Lions’ Club will collect eye glasses (and provide vision screenings); and residents Charlotte and Jasmine Heilpern will collect donated items for the Livingston Animal Shelter.

 

 

Wed
15
Jan

Winter Temperatures Are Back: LPI Director Requests: “Keep Coats Coming!”

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Editor’s Note: This week, Jeff Friedman, founder and director of Livingston Philanthropies, Inc. (LPI), in his own words, thanks those who have donated coats to LPI’s annual coat drive, and encourages other residents to “dig deep” and donate coats and winter items they are no longer using.
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By Jeff Friedman
Last weekend’s balmy temperatures were a nice break from the cold for most of us, particularly those living out on the streets or below the poverty line without a source of heat. The freezing temperatures are back in a big way, dipping into the 20s at night. It’s a weather change that’s exciting for those who enjoy brisk winter temperatures, but unfortunate for the homeless, who are shivering, just minutes away from our warm homes in Livingston.

Thu
09
Jan
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Fencing Team Hosts St. Peter's:

Fencing Team Hosts St. Peter's

The Livingston High School boys’ varsity fencing team hosted St. Peter’s Prep School of Jersey City in a match held in the Auxiliary Gym on Friday, January 3. The Marauders defeated the Lancers in the Essex-Hudson County match-up. Shown here, Lancer fencer Victor Lopez-Simpson scores against Marauder Jason Rowe. Rowe ended up defeating Simpson, 5-4. Don Schwartz Photo

 

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Thu
09
Jan
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Pleads Not Guilty in Shooting of LHS Grad

Michael Barisone pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges at an arraignment in Morris County Superior Court on Monday, January 6.

He is accused of shooting Lauren Kanarek, a former Livingston resident and 1998 graduate of Livingston High School, twice in the chest, and attempting to shoot her fiancé, Robert Goodwin, on August 7. He had previously pleaded not guilty after being charged in August.

 

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