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“Aiming High” in Our Schools

On Sunday, November 2, Livingston Public Schools superintendent Jim O’Neill wrote a letter to district parents, focusing on the “lack of civility in our public discourse,” and how it affects our students.

It can be all too easy for adults to forget that kids are always paying attention; hateful speech and aggressive discourse on social media, on TV, and even in person, has a cumulative effect. Children internalize these actions, and it inevitably frames the way they behave.

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A Solemn Anniversary

This Sunday, November 11, is Veterans Day. In contrast to Memorial Day, which honors those military personnel who gave their lives in service to our country, Veterans Day pays tribute to all who have served in the military, past and present.

Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day, which was first celebrated on November 11, 1919, the one-year anniversary of the end of World War I.

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Surrey Lane Paving

SURREY LANE PAVING: On Wednesday, October 31, contractors were installing a new top course of asphalt paving on Surrey Lane between the street intersections with Chadwick Road and Fawn Drive. The work was being done by Ischia Construction and Paving as part of the Township of Livingston Surrey Lane street improvement project.

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Lancer Harrier Philmon Mehari Qualifies for State Championships

Lancer cross country star Philmon Mehari qualified for the Group 4 state championships after a stellar performance in the sectionals.

“The first step in the three tier State Championship tournament is fought at the Sectional level,” coach James Memory said. “A top five team or a top ten individual finish is needed to advance to the next round at the Group 4 State Championship race at the famous Holmdel Park course.”

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Quarter-Final Win

QUARTER-FINAL WIN: The Livingston High School girls’ varsity soccer team defeated Kearny, 5-0, in the second round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 Tournament quarter-final round. Shown here, at left, Lancer senior defender Morgan Darrow heads the ball against the Kearny Kardinals. Above, Lancer sophomore Haley Reuter, left, challenges the Kardinals’ center forward for the ball during first half action on the turf.

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Leaf Collection is Underway

The Livingston Township 2018 Leaf Collection Program is currently underway. The program will run for five weeks.

The township has been divided into three sections for the annual leaf collection. Leaves may only be placed in the street gutter on the specific dates listed in the 2018 Leaf Collection Program Schedule for each respective week and section.

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Fernandez, Klein and Meinhardt Win Council; Chirls, Konner Secure Board of Education Bids

It was a night of incumbent victories in Livingston, as the five seats up for grabs remained unchanged. Council members Rudy Fernandez, Shawn Klein, and mayor Ed Meinhardt defeated Republican challengers Brandon Minde and Debbie Burack; and Board of Education president Pam Chirls and Board member Ronnie Konner bested challengers Todd Goren and Rachel Selvin. Livingston, Essex County, and New Jersey voters also voted in favor of the Democratic candidates in the county, House of Representatives, and Senate races.

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Interfaith Thanksgiving Service At Presbyterian Church Nov. 18

The annual Livingston Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration will be held on Sunday, November 18, at 5 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Livingston, 271 West Northfield Road.

“This free, special event has been a major program involving the majority of churches and temples throughout the community. The event was a major highlight of the Livingston Bicentennial Celebration in 2013, and has continued with growing momentum each year,” said Scott Maynard, who is one of the event’s organizers.

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Events Will Commemorate Veterans Day

A number of events and ceremonies will be held to commemorate Veterans Day, which this year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

Facility Services

The Livingston Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will host out-patients from the East Orange Veterans’ Administration Hospital for a dinner at the Post tonight, Thursday, November 8, at 5:30 p.m.

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Service Was Held For Burton Sebold

Burton Walter Sebold, 84 died in his home in Livingston on Friday, November 2. A memorial service was held on November 4 at Bernheim Apter Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel in Livingston. Born in Newark, Mr. Sebold graduated from Weequahic High School in 1952, served two years in Korea with the U.S. Army, and received a bachelor's degree from Upsala College in 1959. He was elected to the Livingston Democratic County Committee in 1972 and served on the Livingston Recreation Advisory Committee. He also attended five national Democratic conventions. After a career at Wakefern Food Corp., Mr. Sebold became director of the Economic Development Corporation of Essex County, and then served as the County's head of vendor administration until retirement. Burt is survived by his wife, Essex County Freeholder Patricia Sebold; son, Howard (Shayna); daughter, Risa Schreiber (Bruce); and five grandchildren.

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