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Oct

A Blazing Truck Fire

A BLAZING TRUCK FIRE was extinguished by volunteers of the Livingston Fire Department on Wednesday afternoon, October 11. A driver for Evergreen Recycling had parked his truck about 45 feet from one of the buildings at ParkVue at Livingston, 211 Eisenhower Parkway, and was having lunch when he smelled smoke. He exited the vehicle and found smoke under the engine, which soon was blazing. A general alarm was sounded and volunteers responded to the scene. Contents of the recycling truck were exploding and the heat of the fire caused a front tire to burst.

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19
Oct

Color Guard Wins First Place

COLOR GUARD WINS FIRST PLACE: Livingston High School recently competed in Group 3A at the Hanover Park “Horns at the Hive” marching band competition on Saturday, October 14, and took first place with best color guard for its class. Its show, entitled “A Little Night Music,” included Night on Bald Mountain, Moondance, Clair de Lune, and Some Nights.

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19
Oct

VFW Visits LHS

VFW VISITS LHS: Members of the Livingston VFW post visited Livingston High School to recognize student Zoe Packel and teacher Ernie Cuneo for their contributions to the community. Packel was noted for her “stirring” speech at the annual September 11 ceremony at the oval.

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19
Oct

Soccer Team Wins

SOCCER TEAM WINS: The Lancer boys’ varsity soccer team defeated North 13th Street Tech, 7-0, in the preliminary round of the Essex County Tournament. Shown here, Lancer Cooper Grossman, #2, converges on the ball against the Cougars. In the background is Lancer Jared Sakwa, #15.

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Thu
19
Oct

LHS Cross Country Hosts 14th Annual Lancer Invitational; Boys Win Team Championship and Mehari Wins Individual Title

The Livingston High School cross country program hosted the 14th annual Lancer Invitational on Friday, October 13 at Littell's Pond. The meet was attended by opponents from Kearny, Madison, New Brunswick, Morris Knolls, and Caldwell. With renovations being made at the tennis courts, the cross country course had to be modified.

Despite the changed course, and the date being Friday the 13th, the home team had a great day. For just the fifth time in the history of the meet, the boys' varsity squad won the team title, scoring an impressive 41 points and recording a team average of 17:59 on their way to victory. In addition, the individual champion was Lancer Philmon Mehari.

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Thu
19
Oct

Be Respectful, and Keep Learning

We recently attended two community programs, held just a few days apart. One was about “fake news,” and the other was about senior bullying. Two very different topics, but they share several characteristics in common. They are both problems, they are both dangerous, and they both reflect a polarization of people. And, they both require us to be knowledgeable, thoughtful, and pro-active.

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Thu
19
Oct

Parent Forum on Random Drug Testing Elicits Diverse Questions and Opinions

About 150 people attended the Livingston Public Schools’ first parent forum about a proposed random student drug testing policy at Livingston High School. The forum was held on Wednesday, October 11, and was videotaped for showing on LTV.

“Tonight is about information about what random drug testing is,” said superintendent of schools Christina Steffner. “It’s the first step in a yearlong exploration.”

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19
Oct

Leaf Collection Program Begins in Late October

Livingston Township will begin its 2017 Leaf Collection Program in late October.

“Our Public Works employees do a great job on leaf collection every year,” said Department of Public Works (DPW) superintendent Mike Anello. “Every year, we publish our Leaf Collection Program Schedule, along with a reminder to our residents of the rules and guidelines for the program.”

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Thu
19
Oct

Offer Mass Today For Robert Tiensch

Robert Tiensch, a long-time resident of Livingston, died Thursday, October 12, in Livingston. He was 77 years old. Mr. Tiensch was a graduate of Millburn High School, class of 1958. He then enrolled at Nichols College in Massachusetts for a year before enlisting the U.S. Army. He served with the 101 Airborne Division as a paratrooper. He later served as the honorary chaplain for the 101 Airborne Division. Mr. Tiensch was predeceased by his wife, Nancy. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Robert Schwarzenbek. Visitation was held Wednesday, October 18, at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston. A funeral Mass will be offered today, Thursday, October 19, at 11 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church, East Hanover, with interment to follow at Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations in Mr. Tiensch’s name may be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS, 66675 (www.

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12
Oct

Be an Informed Voter

In this week’s edition of the West Essex Tribune, the two candidates who are vying for one seat on the Livingston Board of Education will answer the second of four questions that have been posed to them by the Tribune and the League of Women Voters (LWV). Now is the time for residents to begin to become educated about the candidates. Reading candidates’ answers to these questions, one of which will be published in each issue of the Tribune from now until the November 7 election, is a place to begin the process. In addition, residents should also attend the upcoming LWV Candidates’ Night, which will be held next Wednesday, October 18, at 8 p.m. at the Senior/Community Center on Hillside Avenue.

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