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The LHS boys' varsity voll eyball team

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The LHS boys' varsity voll eyball team defeated Ridge to record its second victory of the season. The Lancers defeated the Devils, 25-15 and 25-16, in the Fitness and Wellness Center on Monday, April 6. Lancer frontliner Mickey Thompson, #12, scores on a kill against Ridge. Setting up the play is Lancer Dustin Cece, #5. The Lancers' record stands at 2-1.

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Rita Gannon Marks 100th Birthday

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Mrs. Rita Gannon, a resident of Livingston for nearly 60 years, will celebrate her 100th birthday on Wednesday, April 15. According to her niece, Fay Torresyap, Mrs. Gannon "is a keen observer of the latest news and happenings of her loving family," which includes her daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Kevin Donnelly, and her twin grandsons, Sean and Kevin Jr. Donnelly, who are volunteer fi refi ghters for the Livingston Fire Department.

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firefi ghters Kept busy by high Winds; extinguish small fire in hotel Kitchen

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During the past week, members of the Livingston volunteer Fire Department extinguished a fire in a hotel kitchen and responded to a gas leak, a motor vehicle accident, and a flooded basement as well as responding to fallen electrical wires. High winds on Saturday, April 4, sent firefighters to 1 Largo Lane and 34 Sterling Drive, where trees had brought down electrical wires. PSE&G was notifi ed in both cases and Largo Lane was closed at both ends until the situation could be resolved. At 71 Palmer Drive, the high winds blew ashes out of a chiminea being used in the rear yard and ignited brush in the yard. Firefi ghters responded and extinguished the fire.

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cubmaster michael smith honored with national award

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Michael Smith was happy to see representatives from the Northern New Jersey Boy Scout Council at his Pack's Blue and Gold Dinner last month, but wasn't really sure why they were there – until the end of the dinner, when he was wrapping up with a "Cubmaster Minute" in front of the 317 Scouts, leaders, friends, and family attending the event. When the representatives presented Smith with the James E. West Fellowship Award, with the requisite certifi cate, lapel pin, and square knot patch, his eyes opened wide. "I was completely fl oored," admitted Smith. "It's such a unique award, how did my Pack even know about it?"

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Community Forum On Drug Use in Town

The Livingston Municipal Alliance will sponsor a community forum on Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in the program room of the Livingston Library. Members of the Township Council and the Board of Education are expected to attend the forum. The results of the 2014 Livingston Drug Survey will be revealed and students from Livingston Youth and Community Service will discuss the ramifi cations of alcohol and drug abuse. LYCS is a community based, after-school program that teaches leadership, healthy life choices, and life skills to students in grades one through 12 in the Livingston school district. LYCS also provides family socials, community service opportunities, expressive arts programs, environmental initiatives and sponsors community activities. LYCS student leaders will also hold a discussion about peer pressure and the fear of failure in a "win-win generation."

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Providing Fair Housing

New Jersey has had a confusing and convoluted method of dealing with the dearth of housing for its low- and moderateincome families. The Council on Affordable Housing, known by its acronym COAH, was created by the New Jersey Legislature in response to the Fair Housing Act of 1985 and a series of New Jersey Supreme Court rulings known as the Mount Laurel decisions. COAH is a government agency within the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs that is responsible for ensuring that all 566 New Jersey municipalities provide their fair share of low- and moderate-income housing. As of 2014, COAH defined a moderate income family of four in Essex County as earning $72,492 and a low income family as earning $45,307. Using these figures, COAH is supposed to define housing regions, estimate the needs for low- and moderate-income housing, allocate fair share numbers by municipality and review plans to fulfill these obligations.

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Robert Rubin Dies After Long Illness

Robert Paul Rubin, known as "Bob," died on April 3 following a lengthy illness. A memorial service was held April 6 at the Hillsborough home of Ken and Amy Rubin. Born and raised in Newark, Mr. Rubin was graduated from Weequahic High School in 1949 and attended Syracuse University. He was graduatedfrom Seton Hall Univeristy.  He served in the U.S. Army in the Mountain Division in Germany shortly after the Korean War. Mr. Rubin was married to Marian Seid from 1960 to 1986, They resided in Livingston, where they raised two sons, Kenneth and Jonathan. While in Livingston, he played the violin with the Livingston Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Rubin married Lila Levine in 1987 and they resided in Verona before moving to Bloomfield. As a commercial real estate professional, Mr. Rubin worked for the last 20 years with NAI James E. Hansen in Hackensack. He previously was employed with Feist and Feist in Newark and with Helmsley Spear in Somerset. Surviving Mr.

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Peter Tenewitz Dies at Age 90

Peter A. Tenewitz, 90, died on Monday, April 6. There will be a memorial gathering at the Quinn- Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston, on Friday, April 10, from 4 to 8 p,m. Everyone is invited directly to St. Philomena’s Church in Livingston, for the Memorial Mass on Saturday at 11 a.m. to celebrate Mr. Tenewitz's life. Born in Palisades Park, Mr. Tenewitz lived in Livingston for more than 50 years before moving to Toms River in 2013. He was a Lieutenant Junior Grade in the US Navy and served in the South Pacifi c during World War II. He received his undergraduate degree from Ursinus College and his master’s degree from Montclair State University. A teacher at Columbia High School in South Orange/Maplewood for more than 35 years, Mr. Tenewitz was chairman of the Math Department, retiring in 1992.

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Funeral on Saturday For Mrs. Nakonechny

Irene G. Nakonechny, 89, died on Monday, April 6. The funeral service celebrating her life will be offered at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Livingston, on Saturday, April 11, at 11 a.m. Her family will receive relatives and friends at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston on Friday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mrs. Nakonechny was born in Adams, Pennsylvania and had lived in Newark before moving to Livingston 63 years ago. She was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Livingston and was an active volunteer at its Thrift Shop. Mrs. Nakonechny was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Livingston Senior Citizens. She was predeceased by her husband, Basil A., Sr. (Ike) and her son John. Mrs. Nakonechny is survived by her children, Dennis (Shelley), Basil A., Jr. (Kathryn), Diane Crockett (Bruce); 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

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Funeral Tonight For Gary Palmer

Funeral services for Gary S. Palmer will be held at 8 p.m. tonight, Thursday, April 9, at Farmer Funeral Home in Roseland. Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight. Mr. Palmer, who died at the age of 61 on April 6, was born in Glen Ridge and raised in Livingston before moving to East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania more than 14 years ago. Predeceased by his father, Paul, he is survived by his wife, Shirley; his mother, Lorraine; a son, Steven; andthree step-children, Sandra Jacksonand her husband, Walter; Edwin Acevedo and his wife, Carolina; and Kelly Witherspoon and her husband, Ulysses; two brothers, Jeffrey and Gregory; two sisters, Linda Kathenes and Susan Palmer; and seven grandchildren, In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that memorial contributions be made to the Saint Barnabas Cancer Center, 94, Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ 07039.

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