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James F. Isherwood

James F. (Jim) Isherwood, 89, a former Livingston councilman and dedicated community servant before retiring to Panther Valley in Allamuchy, passed away Friday, March 27, 2020.

Jim was a longtime Livingston resident who served on the Livingston Township Council in the 1970s. His early life was defined by public service and he dedicated his time to many township organizations, including Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, where he served as a Cub Master with Cub Pack 56 and an Assistant Scoutmaster and Committee Chairman with Scout Troop 12; Kiwanis; the Jaycees; Livingston Youth Service Bureau; the Living-ston Division of the Citizens Task Force on Drug Abuse and the Juvenile Conference Committee.

He was the recipient of the Jaycees’ Outstanding Young Man award as well as the Silver Beaver Award, among Scouting’s highest honors.

An attorney, Mr. Isherwood was employed by the Prudential Insurance Company for more than 40 years, retiring in 1993.

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Benjamin H. Hollander

Benjamin H. Hollander succumbed at home on Monday, March 23, after battling a long illness. He was 64.

Born and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, Mr. Hollander eventually moved to Livingston where he raised his family and worked in the surrounding area for the past 25 years. Among his many attributes, he excelled in sales, and thrived in particular as a co-owner and operator of five Oreck Vacuum franchises throughout central and northern New Jersey.

He leaves behind his beloved wife, Karen (Belsik), and two loving children, a daughter, Tate, and a son Zev Hollander. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Wilfred W. and Thelma Hollander. He is also survived by his sister, Celia Hollander; his brother, Paul Hollander; and many other devoted family members.

Due to the coronavirus, a private graveside service was held, but the family intends to hold a memorial service in his honor in the future.

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Terrible Timing

As we battle – as a town, a state, a nation, and a global community – to navigate and end a worldwide pandemic of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, the health and safety of individuals matters above all else. Below that come thousands of other concerns, with varying degrees of seriousness ranging from stabilizing the economy and helping small businesses, to when we will finally get to see a baseball game and reopen movie theaters.

There is surely no “good” time for a pandemic to upend society as we know it, but there are several ways in which the COVID-19 outbreak hitting us right now is providing some unique challenges. One big item on that list is the 2020 U.S. Census.

 

 

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Winning Season For Lady Lancer Fencers

Winning Season For Lady Lancer Fencers

WINNING SEASON FOR LADY LANCER FENCERS: The Livingston High School girls’ fencing team finished the season with a 7-2 record and placed eighth in a field of 54 in the Santelli Tournament. The sabre squad placed second in District III competition; third at the Santelli Tournament; and seventh in the state. Individual highlights included senior sabre Amanda Manubag amassing 17 wins with no losses; placing second in the District, and ninth in the state; and earning selection to Second Team, All-State. Junior Dorothy Zhou had 14 wins and three losses. Sophomore Sabre Sasha Goltsman had 15 wins against four losses.

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Four-Win Season

Four-Win Season

FOUR-WIN SEASON: The Livingston High School boys’ fencing team had a four win, six loss season. The epee squad placed third in District III. Individual highlights includes senior foil Fillip Kizhner’s record of 12 wins and four losses, and freshman Epee Ayan Bhatnager’s 12 wins to three losses. Senior sabre Rishab Gosalia placed 15th in the state. Team members include, front, Mark Shteyn, Eric Brekhman, Rishab Gosalia, Brian Janay, Harrison Greenwald, Fillip Kizhner, Owen Kenney, Johnny Yu, and coach Jackson Huemer; second row, Vaughn Paglianite, Alex Berman, Aryan Pradhan, Diego Bolanos, Marco Porcelli, Justin Wang, Jared Haime, Kevin Duffy, and Greg Winner; third row, Max Zhuang, Russell Fan, Aden Vishnevsky, Raymond Moy, Adam Cohen, Leo Baracaldo, and Tyler O’Keefe; and rear, Dan Ricci, Ayan Bhatnagar, Yony Nadelson, Michael Zhu, Franklin Yiu, and Michael Rivera.

 

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LPI Operations Turned “Upside Down:” Newark Distribution Partners Adapt

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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all walks of life, and Livingston Philanthropies, Inc. (LPI) is no exception. According to founder and director Jeff Friedman, operations at LPI “have turned upside down,” and the Livingston charity’s distribution partners are working hard to adapt.
“It’s not business-as-usual for anyone during the current crisis, but life for those living below the poverty line and the organizations/agencies that serve their needs is particularly stressful now,” said Friedman. “Clients cannot come indoors due to the coronavirus, so the dedicated professionals who are valiantly feeding them found new ways to make it happen under the circumstances.”

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Vacant House Damaged By Fire

VACANT HOUSE DAMAGED BY FIRE
VACANT HOUSE DAMAGED BY FIRE

VACANT HOUSE DAMAGED BY FIRE: A fire broke out in a vacant house at 469 South Livingston Avenue at about 6 p.m. on Thursday evening, March 19. A police officer directing traffic in and out of the ShopRite parking lot noticed flames and smoke coming from the structure and called the Fire Department. Firefighters responded and quickly extinguished the flames, but there was heavy damage to the house, particularly in the bedroom area, where the fire is believed to have started. The house has been vacant for two decades, and its dilapidated condition exacerbated the fire damage, said Fire Chief Chris Mullin. He noted that the house has no electrical power running to it, and has possibly been occupied by vagrants. He deemed the fire to be of suspicious origin; an investigation is ongoing. Rob Munson Photos

 

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Livestreams Meeting for First Time: Board of Education Votes to Approve Tentative Budget

Following a lengthy discussion about whether to reduce the tentative 2020-21 budget due to the coronavirus situation, the Livingston Board of Education voted on Wednesday, March 18, to approve it in order to send to the County for review.

The tax impact of this proposed budget was presented to the public on March 9 and incorporates the allowable increase of two percent. The increase in school tax on the average Livingston home of $700,000 would be $199, based on a tax levy of $110,919,955, out of a total of $128,944,023.

The budget approved Wednesday night is not final, the superintendent and board secretary emphasized. It can continue to be changed until the Public Hearing on April 27.

 

 

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Virtual Junior Prom

VIRTUAL JUNIOR PROM

VIRTUAL JUNIOR PROM: On March 20, AM Wired, the Livingston High School news and announcement show, broadcast “The AMW Virtual Prom.” Students danced in their bedrooms and put on makeup and tied ties in their bathrooms. The 8 ½ minute show featured teacher Jason Daily and was written by Manni Burach, who also served as producer and editor, and Kylie Gorsky. The creative show was picked up by News 12 New Jersey.

 

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Publisher Issues Plea: Tribune Urgently Needs Community Support

For the past 91 years, the West Essex Tribune has been an essential part of the fabric of Livingston. From the days when Route 10 was a dirt road taking Livingston farmers to the stores and offices in Newark, the Tribune has brought readers all of the community news: news about township meetings, local history, school sports, politics, how to get help, and how to help those in need. And now, though much of the news is about the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, which affects everyone in our community, we continue to keep you informed.

For those 91 years the Tribune has been a trusted venue for local businesses to advertise their goods and services to our readers, and for non-profit and community organizations to spread the word of their activities.

 

 

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