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Scott Terrace Applications Continue; Focus on Storm Management Plan

The Livingston Planning Board met on Tuesday evening, March 3, and approved one application and continued a previous hearing on two applications involving property on Scott Terrace, by JMZ Enterprises and Green Terrace Homes.

JMZ seeks minor subdivision approval, while Green Terrace Homes seeks major subdivision approval, for development plans that have been before the Planning Board several times since 2005.

The Board granted approval to Jay Green for a minor subdivision with variances at 27 Spring Road. The applicant requested an amendment of the memorializing resolution dated March 20, 2018, so as to revise or terminate certain conditions of approval relating to timing of events. After discussion of the time line and adjustments, the Board unanimously approved the application.

 

 

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UNICO Names Brian Boyle Its 2020 “Citizen of the Year”

UNICO Names Brian Boyle Its 2020 “Citizen of the Year”

Livingston UNICO has announced that it has named veteran and community volunteer Brian Boyle its 2020 Citizen of the Year. He will be honored for his many years of volunteer service to the community and the nation at UNICO’s 65th annual Citizens of the Year awards brunch on Sunday, April 19, at the Hanover Manor in East Hanover.

Boyle and his wife of 46 years, Maria, have lived in Livingston for 35 years and raised three sons here. He was a volunteer Little League, soccer, and basketball coach. Today, the Boyles have two grandchildren and a third due this month. Boyle notes he is “grateful for all the nice people, all the volunteerism in town, and the many activities offered.” After college, Brian joined the U.S.

 

 

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Township, School Officials Offer Coronavirus Update

Local officials are continuing to prepare residents as the novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues to spread globally.

While the full domestic impact of the virus remains unknown, as of Wednesday morning, at least nine people have died in the United States, all in Washington, and New York has six confirmed patients. More than 100 cases have been confirmed in the U.S., though actual figures are expected to be much larger. By Wednesday, global cases had exceeded 93,000, with the death toll totaling more than 3,200.

“We are working with the state and county health departments, and our health department is closely monitoring the situation,” mayor Rudy Fernandez said.

 

 

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Valedictorian And Salutatorians

VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIANS

Livingston High School principal Mark Stern announced today that Erin Chang (center) is the valedictorian of the Class of 2020, while Nicole Rong (left) and Grace Levey (right) are the co-salutatorians. This year’s high school commencement ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 25, at 6 p.m.

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Mass Was Celebrated For George Hoffman

George Frederic “Fritz” Hoffman of Livingston died on February 22. He was 86 years old.

Born in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania, Mr. Hoffman attended Philipsburg High School. He graduated from Indiana State College in 1959 and earned his master’s degree from Penn State University in 1964. He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955.

Mr. Hoffman taught at Columbia High School in Maplewood from the 1960s through the 1990s, and at Union County College and The Pingry School.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dolores; his brother, John (Joan) Hoffman; his sons, David and Steven; his daughters, Susan and Dena (Evans Lazzaro); ten grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

A funeral Mass was held at St. Philomena Church on March 2.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be extended at quinnhoppingfuneral.com.

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Mass Was Celebrated For Domenic Lombardi

Domenic J. Lombardi, 91, formerly of Livingston, died at his home in Florham Park on February 26.

Mr. Lombardi served in the 7th Infantry Division, 32nd regiment, during the Korean Conflict, and worked as a plant engineer before retiring.

He was the husband of 66 years to Antoinette Lombardi; the father of Domenic J. Lombardi and his wife, Debra, Diane Maida and her husband, Antonio, Mary Ann Ardolino and her late husband, Anthony, Kathleen McKee and her husband, Raymond, and Gary Lombardi and his wife, Amy. He also left 13 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sisters, Rachael Dandeo and Jean LaSapio.

The funeral was held on Monday, March 2, at Leonardis Memorial Home, followed by a funeral Mass at St. Rose of Lima Church in East Hanover and entombment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to any veterans’ association.

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Lancers Fall To West Essex

LANCERS FALL TO WEST ESSEX
LANCERS FALL TO WEST ESSEX

LANCERS FALL TO WEST ESSEX: The Livingston High School varsity ice hockey team lost to West Essex, 4-2, in the 2020 NJSIAA Boys Hockey Public B Tournament game, held at the Codey Arena in West Orange on Wednesday, February 26. Shown above, the puck off the stick of Livingston’s Austin Vecchio, #8 (behind the goal) rolls around in the net for a power play goal, tying the game at 1-1 with 9:28 left in the first period. Livingston’s Matt McLaughlin. #11, and Michael Mumm (not shown) were credited with assists on the play. Andrew Qian, #16, is shown at right. Defending are West Essex goalie Jason Albrecht, Jack Santoro, Dom Sedicino, #11, Dylan Huff, #12, and Connor Hapward, #3. Below, Livingston’s Dylan Flaherty, #15, shoots at point blank range, but the West Essex goalie makes the save during second period action. Defending is West Essex’ Connor Hapward, #3. Jerry Siskind Photos

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Ruth Miller Goodman

Ruth Goodman of Livingston, New Jersey, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, January 31, 2020. She was born and raised in New Canaan, Connecticut and resided in Livingston for the past 62 years.

Mrs. Goodman earned B.A and M.A degrees from Kean University, and served as a reading/language arts specialist for 37 years for the Newark school system. In addition, she was employed as an evaluator for scoring the SAT written essays. She scored the College Board SAT essays until the age of 93 years old. She was a member of the International Reading Association.

Predeceased by her husband, Daniel, she is survived by her two sons, Robert (wife Anna Karina) and Dr. Harold Goodman (husband John Jansen); her three daughters, Karen Lautman (husband Jonathan), Susan Teicher (husband David); and Nancy Goodman (husband Girard Healy); and five grandchildren, Sara Lautman, Adam Lautman, Zachary Teicher, Ari Teicher and Graham Goodman.

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Deanna Fellman Dies

Deanna Haber Fellman, 80, a longtime resident of Livingston, died on Sunday, February 23.

Born and raised in New York City, Deanna received a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a master’s degree in social work from Montclair State University.

Mrs. Fellman worked for the Girl Scouts and at A&S and Macy’s.

She was predeceased by her husband, Irwin Fellman, and is survived by her daughters, Lisa (and Pete Glock) and Wendy (Kipp Thomas); four grandchildren; and her brother, Lee Haber.

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A Matter of Empathy

“The bottom line of local reporting, in its best form, is empathy.” - Iris Samuels, reporter, Kodiak Daily Mirror

“There is nothing like the prospect of running into a news source in the grocery store aisle to make you a stickler for accuracy and fairness.” - Kathy Kiely, professor, University of Missouri School of Journalism

These two quotes were pulled from a Princeton Alumni Weekly magazine feature about the future of journalism. They struck us as perfect encapsulations of what we do here at the West Essex Tribune, and what makes us so unique from any other publication.

 

 

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