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Building Department Staff Honored

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In honor of Public Service Recognition Week, the Town Council honored the Livingston Building Department at its meeting on Monday, April 25. Shown above are construction offi cial Marty Chiarolanzio; mayor Al Anthony; TACO (technical assistant to construction official), Monica Zapata; TACO, Cathy Jackson; principal technical assistant, MaryAnn Apostolico; TACO, Sharon Tunis; receptionist, Rosemary Cooney; and township manager Michele Meade. Councilman Rudy Fernandez is in the background.
 
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Acknowledging Differences

As part of Autism Awareness Month, the Livingston Advisory Committee for Disabilities (LACD) and the township’s Senior, Youth and Leisure Services (SYLS) department came together this week to sponsor a “Shine a Light on Autism” night at the Oval. Dozens of people attended the event, which aimed to raise awareness of autism and celebrate people’s differences.
 

 

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Safely Dispose of Drugs

Drug Take-Back Day, as part of Operation Take-Back, will be held in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 30, at ten permanent collection sites, including the Livingston Police Department. Collections of unwanted prescription drugs will also be accepted at seven temporary collection sites at local municipal police departments throughout Essex County that day.
 
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Livingston Makes The News

When the U.S. News & World Report released its 2016 rankings of the top public high schools in New Jersey and the nation, Livingston High School made the cut. When the Washington Post announced America's Most Challenging High Schools for 2016, Livingston High School made the cut.
 

 

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Board of Education Discusses Possible PARCC Resolutions

At its meeting on Monday evening, April 25, the Livingston Board of Education discussed several ways of formulating official resolutions about its concerns with the PARCC assessments, including addressing the assessment itself, and its impact on high school students. Keeping the current graduation testing exemptions and flexibility, and removing PARCC testing from the junior year, is the goal of interim superintendent Dr. Ernest Palestis. He had explained this at the April 11 Board meeting, as well.
 
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Mass Offered Monday For Joseph Centra Sr.

Joseph M. Centra Sr., 84, of Livingston, died Wednesday, April 20, at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Arrangements were by the Biondi Funeral Home of Nutley; to send online condolences, visit biondifuneralhome.com. Mr. Centra was born in Newark, and resided in Livingston for more than 50 years. He was a longshoreman at Port Newark for his whole working life. He served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the International Longshoremen's Association and the East Orange Amvets. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marie (nee Paul) Centra; his children, Joseph M. Centra Jr. and his wife, Robin, and Karen Centra; and three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family has suggested that donations be made in Mr. Centra's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908, www.stjude.org.

 

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Herbert Boden, 82 Dies in Florida

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Services to Be Private For Eveline A. Adams

Eveline A. Adams, 96, of Livingston died Monday, April 25. Funeral services wil be private, with arrangements by the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston. Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, she had lived many years in Livingston. Mrs. Adams was retired as a secretary for the Livingston Board of Education. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward J., and her children, Edward Adams and Susan Dalman. She is survived by her daughter, Janice Mirabile; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family has has announced that memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

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Annamarie Parrillo

Livingston Homemaker For Many Decades, 83
 
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Funeral Services Held For Dr. Ronald Hausman

Dr. Ronald A. Hausman, 85, formerly of Livingston and New Port Richie, Florida, died on Wednesday, April 20. Funeral services were held at Temple Emanuel Cemetery in Saddle Brook. Dr. Hausman was born in Newark on October, 10, 1930. He practiced oral surgery in Livingston, was a veteran in the Coast Guard, and was a former member of the Livingston Board of Education. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Roberta Haft Hausman; his son, Ken, and his wife, Esther; his daughters, Leslie and Marci and her husband, Seymour Josephson; and four grandchildren.

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