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School Officials Propose Budget Adjustments Amid Health Crisis and Economic Concerns

Public Hearing Is May 7: 

Superintendent of schools Matt Block, at the April 27 meeting of the Board of Education, said that the district is aiming “to balance the financial hardships that so many people in the community are suffering with the determination to creatively preserve the excellent educational program and services that define our schools… and are central to Livingston’s identity.”

The administration is recommending small cuts to the budget for projects that can be delayed to a later time. “But we feel strongly,” Block said, “that it would be a mistake to make significant cuts when we don’t know what the future looks like.”

 

 

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Township Council Meeting Talks Cover Taxes, Budget, and COVID-19 Response

On Monday, April 27, Livingston’s Township Council held a livestreamed meeting to discuss the town’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its upcoming budget. The township was granted an extension to pass this year’s budget due to the pandemic.

The meeting, a combined conference and regular meeting that was held via the video conferencing service, Zoom, was shared on the Livingston Township Facebook page. There were more than 60 live viewers during the meeting, and about 1,500 people had watched at least part of the meeting by noon on Tuesday.

 

 

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Delivery For Deliverer

Delivery For Deliverer
Delivery For Deliverer

Life came full circle when Brett Ratner, a resident of Fairfax Drive and a 2012 graduate of Livingston High School, was able to make and donate protective face shields for nurse Laura Romeo and the medical community at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Romeo, a 1983 graduate of LHS, was the very same nurse who took care of Brett when he was born. According to his mom, Cheri, who graduated from LHS with Romeo, Brett and his siblings, Cheryl, Alyssa, and Joey, “were eager to help the Saint Barnabas medical community, which took such wonderful care of their grandfather before he passed four months ago (not from COVID-19).” Shown above, the Ratners – mom Cheri; Alyssa, LHS class of 2016; dad Scott; and Brett assemble face shields. (Joey, LHS class of 2014, helped too, but stopped to take the photo.) Below, Brett delivers the completed shields to Romeo. “I am so proud of Brett and all of the work our medical community is doing,” said Cheri Ratner.

 

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Will Hold Service For Florence Metzger

Florence Carolyn (Mullen) Metzger died on Thursday, April 16. Born in Vineland, she was the daughter of Isaac T. and Annabelle Glover Mullen.

Mrs. Metzger graduated from Vineland High School, earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Beaver College in Pennsylvania, and taught in the Trenton and Bloomfield public schools. She married Frederick “Bud” Metzger in 1949 and they lived in East Orange, Bloomfield, and West Orange before settling in Livingston to raise their six children.

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LHS Track Athletes Participate in Virtual Meet

LHS Track Athletes Participate in Virtual Meet
LHS Track Athletes Participate in Virtual Meet

As the student athletes of Livingston High School continue their remote learning, they have continued to train under the guidance of their spring coaches. This includes the track and field team. Each week, their coaches provide daily workouts via a text remind service. These workouts are posted in a special Google Classroom, along with motivational videos and training tips.

During the week, technique sessions are offered via Zoom sessions to help build specific skills in areas such as sprint starts, jumping skills, hurdle mobility, or just an athlete check-in. Every Friday, a team favorite “30 for 30” session is held, during which up to 40 athletes log in to Zoom for “30 for 30 at 3” to complete a 30 second strength or cardio exercise, followed by 30 seconds of rest, for 30 minutes. This is followed by special arm building and abdominal drills, all under the encouraging eyes and voices of their coaches.

 

 

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Jonathan R. Coun Succumbs to Cancer

Jonathan Reuben Coun of Midland Park, formerly of Livingston, died on April 18 at the age of 53 after a battle with cancer. He was the husband of Christine Coun and father of Alex Coun. He also leaves his siblings, Rachel Coun and David Coun, He was a 1984 graduate of Livingston High School.

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Plan Memorial For Diane Archie

Diane Archie, 72, of Livingston, died on April 14. A memorial celebration will be held at a later date for family and friends. Arrangements are in the care of the Nesbitt Funeral Home in Elizabeth.

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Debbie Kean Dies at Home

Former New Jersey First Lady Deborah Bye Kean, died on April 23 at her home at the age of 76. She was the wife of Tom Kean, who served as governor from 1982 to 1990. The family formerly resided in Livingston.

Mrs. Kean was born in Wilmington, Delaware to the late Elizabeth Griffenberg Bye and Robert Bye. She graduated from Tower Hill School in Wilmington and Bennett College in Millbrook, New York. As First Lady of New Jersey, she was instrumental in renovating the governor’s mansion and lobbied to provide funds for day care centers.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Thomas Kean; her sons, state Senator Thomas H. Kean, Jr. of Westfield and Reed Kean of Chatham; her daughter, Alexandra Kean Strong of Duxbury, Massachusetts; and seven grandchildren.

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Frederick Meisenzahl

Frederick E. Meisenzahl, 99, of Livingston, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 17, 2020 at home, surrounded by his family.

Frederick was born on October 5, 1920 in Newark, New Jersey, to the late Frederick and Emma Meisenzahl. He grew up in Irvington, New Jersey, and moved to Livingston, New Jersey, and lived there for 70 years.

Fred worked for Western Electric for 39 years before retiring in 1978. During that time, he was drafted into the Army and served his country during World War II in Japan.

Once he retired, he fulfilled a dream and traveled the world with the love of his life, Sophie, until her health deteriorated and they were no longer able to.

He was an avid gardener as well as a honey bee keeper/honey maker extraodinaire. His passion for gardening was passed on to his children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren. Fred also loved animals, namely cats, especially his beloved Suzie Q.

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Janet M. Farris

Janet M. Farris passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 25, 2020 in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, at the age of 87.

She was born in Durant, Oklahoma to parents Philip Short and Wilna Holland.

She was predeceased by her parents; a dear aunt, Mildred Holland; and her loving husband, John Farris.

Surviving are her cherished children, Diane Farris, John Farris, Jr. (Maria), Amy Farris (Daniel Bruk), and six nieces and nephews. A great joy in Janet’s life were her endeared grandchildren, Charlotte, Carla, Sara and Peter.

Jan was a 1954 graduate of the University of Oklahoma and moved to New York City shortly after graduation. She married John in 1955, and they made their home in New Jersey, followed by several years in London. They raised their children in Livingston.

Jan loved reading; travel; Long Beach Island; her dogs and cat, and she was an avid sports fan, especially of tennis and college football.

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