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NJ Schools Closed Through Academic Year Remote Learning to Continue Through June

On Monday, governor Phil Murphy announced that all New Jersey school facilities will remain closed for the remainder of the school year in the ongoing effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. His decision about school-sponsored summer programs and extended school year services for students with disabilities will be forthcoming.

The decision was not unexpected, following New York governor Andrew Cuomo’s school closure decision last Friday. New Jersey now joins more than 45 states and Washington, D.C. that have announced school closures through at least June.

Organizations including the New Jersey Education Association, the New Jersey School Boards Association, and administrators’ groups, had urged Murphy to keep school buildings closed.

 

 

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07
May
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Services are Private For Amalia Young

Amalia “Mali” Young died April 28, at the age of 95, of COVID-19.

Mrs. Young was born in Irvington and graduated from Irvington High School and was employed as a secretary during World War II. She married Stanley C. Young of Oklahoma City in 1948. After moving to Oklahoma, Mrs. Young worked at Tinker Air Force Base. Soon afterwards, the family moved to New Jersey, living in Irvington and Westfield before settling down in Livingston in 1957.

Surviving Mrs. Young are her three children: Ralph and his wife, Suzanne, of Maryland; Randi of Randolph, and Amy and her husband, William DiBartolo, of East Hanover; six grandchildren; and eight greatgrandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband and her two brothers, Wallace and Robert VanNess.

Amalia spent her last years at Inglemoor Care Center in Livingston, near her home of 50 years.

Thu
07
May
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Zoom Funeral Held For Murray Saul Dobro

Murray Saul Dobro, a resident of Livingston for many years before moving to Crane's Mill in West Caldwell, died of COVID-19 on April 26.

He was born on May 6, 1928, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Samuel and Sarah Bornstein Dobro and grew up in Dorchester. Mr. Dobro (Mashe) received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Northeastern University and served in the Korean War as a chemist.

Although he grew up in a kosher home, Mr. Dobro developed the modern method for curing ham. He worked for decades in meat manufacturing before starting JCS Sales, a food brokerage business that he ran for over 40 years.

In 1953 he married Barbara Diane Edinger, and together they raised Jeffrey, Carrie and Stuart Dobro.

Murray was preceded in death by his brother, Danny, and is survived by his wife, Barbara; his three children, Jeff (Candace), Carrie (Mark) and Stuart; and two granddaughters.

Thu
07
May
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Private Service Held For Elaine Abeles

Former longtime Livingston resident Elaine Abeles died on Monday, April 27, at Ocean Medical Center in Brick. She was born in Newark and graduated from Weequahic High School in 1942. Mrs. Abeles moved to Florida in

Mrs. Abeles moved to Florida in 1991 and to Brick in 2015.

Predeceased by her husband, Donald, who died in 1979, Mrs. Abeles is survived by her daughter, Randy Abeles; her sons, Gary Abeles (Charna) and Richard Abeles (Anja); four grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. A private burial was held.

Thu
07
May
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Lacrosse Graduate

Lacrosse Graduate

Livingston High School 2020 graduate Emma Zuckerman proudly displays a congratulatory sign and a lacrosse stick. Zuckerman, who is captain of the Lancer girls’ lacrosse team, also wears a hat from the University of Texas, which she will be attending this fall. The LHS graduate signs were a project of the LHS boys’ lacrosse team. Don Schwartz Photo

 

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07
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Brush Fire on Force Hill Road

Brush Fire on Force Hill Road

A fallen telephone pole ignited a brush fire near the cell and water towers on Force Hill Road on Saturday, May 2. Livingston firefighters responded to the area at about 4 p.m. The fire was extinguished without incident. Shown here at the scene is firefighter Michael Ciccone. CJM Photo

 

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07
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Memorializing the Memorial Day Parade

Memorializing the Memorial Day Parade

It came as no surprise last month when the Memorial Day parade committee cancelled this year’s event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But just because this decision didn’t come as a shock, that does not mean we were not disappointed by the news. The Memorial Day parade – and the veterans’ ceremony

The Memorial Day parade – and the veterans’ ceremony that precedes it – are events many in town look forward to each year, signaling the unofficial start to summer. It’s one of those traditions that make Livingston a large town with a small town feel. Neighbors gather along Livingston Avenue and wave flags as the parade passes by. Residents cheer for their friends who are in the parade, and once the last float has gone by, lawn chairs are folded up and families walk home together. The scene is something you’d expect to see in a Norman Rockwell painting.

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07
May
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Beverley Johnson

Beverley Johnson

Beverley Johnson, a 20 year resident of Livingston, passed away at Saint Barnabas Medical Center on May 5, 2020.

Mrs. Johnson taught for 25 years in Kingston, Jamaica, before moving to the United States. Here, she participated in the Americorps Program as a teacher; took courses at Essex County College; and volunteered at the polls during elections.

She was also a long-time member of St. Philomena Church and Lighthouse Pentecostal Church.

She is survived by her husband, James (Jim) Johnson; a daughter, Claudia Crutchley, in Jamaica; a son, Claude, in Switzerland; and a son, Curt, in England. She was grandmother to 13 children.

To send condolences, call 973-994-3723 or email JamBever@ comcast.net.

Wed
06
May

Livingston Philanthropies Director Reflects: The Different Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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By Jeff Friedman
Editor’s Note: Jeff Friedman, founder and director of Livingston Philanthropies, Inc. (LPI), here, in his own words, writes about food lines, and what LPI is doing to help.
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The lives of our most vulnerable populations, the homeless and profoundly poor, has always been about lines. Lines for free clothing, lines to get benefits, lines to see a health care professional (if they can actually make it happen), and lines for food. Lines, lines, and more lines. These lines are even longer and more difficult as the pandemic’s havoc is being played out in New Jersey’s cities like Newark, the main homeless population served by Livingston Philanthropies, Inc. (LPI).

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Apr
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Israeli Flag Raised

Israeli Flag Raised

In honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day, on April 29, that nation’s fl ag was raised at town hall in Livingston. Although the Livingston Celebrates Israel festivities were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the fl ag will remain fl ying for all to see until Friday, May 1. Shown here, the fl ag was fully raised and then lowered to half staff in honor of those lost to the virus. Thinking about Regardless of your plans, I am prices in our neighborhood.

 

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