Livingston Tribune

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Summer Team Champs

SUMMER TEAM CHAMPS: The Livingston Little League 9/10 Summer team captured the District 8 championship with a 15-5 win over Nutley American. The team advanced to the Sectional finals, defeating Englewood Cliffs and Rutherford before falling to Elmora. Gathered around the championship banner are players Ben Leeds, Jared Levine, Ben Reed, Matthew Lopa, Max Peri, Julian Schultz, Anthony Pellegrino, Joe Meierhofer, E.J. Frayne, Miles Handy, Jackson Becker, and John Marco Maiello. Standing are coaches Dave McLaughlin, Shane McLaughlin, and Mike Sorrentino. Greg Bushwell also coaches the team.

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Livingston Athletes Take Home Team USA Medals

Sisters Allison and Gayle Edelstein, along with Jamie Shneck, all stand-out athletes at Livingston High School, took home bronze and gold medals for their USA volleyball teams at this summer’s Maccabiah Games in Israel.

Allison, 22, and Jamie, 21, each graduated from college in May 2017 and helped the USA Women’s Open Volleyball team earn the bronze medal over Argentina. Gayle, 17, and a June 2017 graduate of Livingston High School, led the USA Junior Volleyball team to a gold medal over host Israel. Gayle and Allison were setters for their respective teams; Jamie was a middle.

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A Salute to Diversity

This week, Livingston proved, once again, what a diverse and welcoming community it is. The Township Council arranged for the raising of the Indian flag on Monday in celebration of that nation’s 70th anniversary of independence. More than 300 people attended the ceremony, over which presided Council members, Essex County freeholder Pat Sebold of Livingston, and representatives of Sanskriti, an organization which promotes Indian culture.

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A Renewal in the Works

The summer break from school enabled everyone to take a breath and prepare for new beginnings, one of which, we hope, is the renewal of the Livingston Education Foundation, or LEF.

It’s a good time to appreciate what the LEF has accomplished, thanks to the dedicated team that operated it for nine years, providing creative programs and technology purchases, and collaborating with many educational and townwide organizations.

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Paving Projects

PAVING PROJECTS: Paving projects are currently underway on Blackstone and Rockhill Drives. Shown above, contractors mill the old asphalt on Blackstone Drive on August 9 in preparation for the installation of a new binder course of asphalt pavement on the street from its intersection with Stoneham Drive to Riker Hill School.

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Livingston Honors India's Independence

LIVINGSTON HONORS INDIA’S INDEPENDENCE: On Tuesday, August 15, Livingston Township held a flag-raising ceremony at the Oval to celebrate India’s 70th year of independence. The audience, including many children, stood at attention as (below) mayor Shawn Klein, Council member Al Anthony and freeholder Pat Sebold, with 12 year old Raina Batra, raised the flag of India; Raina had successfully asked the Township Council to approve the Independence celebration.

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Livingston Firefighters Extinguish Car Fires

The Livingston Fire Department extinguished two car fires and reported to a small fire at a convenience store this past week. Other than those three calls, however, it was a quiet week; among the reports received, 14 were unfounded alarms and two were the result of outdoor burning.

A small fire in a rear bathroom of the Livingston Mart at 212 North Livingston Avenue was extinguished by the store owner. Firefighters responded to the scene on August 11 and insured that the fire, which had erupted in a ventilation motor, was out before venting smoke from the store.

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New Town Manager Resigns After One Month

New Livingston Township manager Gregory Bonin has resigned from his post after just one month on the job.

Bonin announced his resignation effective immediately at the Livingston Township Council’s conference meeting on Monday.

He had been hired by the Council on July 11.

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Township Council Discusses Pools, Madonna Field Signage at Conference

At its conference meeting on Monday evening, the Livingston Township Council discussed the Livingston community pools and signage at the new Madonna Drive sports field.

Mayor Shawn Klein noted that he and other Township Council members had begun formulating questions for the Pool Committee. The committee, comprising 11 members – four township employees and seven residents – is currently gathering information for the Council, so a decision can be made regarding the future of the Northland and Haines pools, both of which require extensive renovation.

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Funeral Mass Friday For John Thomas Sules

John Thomas Sules, 87, of Weeki Wachee, Florida, a former long-time Livingston resident, died Thursday, August 10. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family at Paul Ippolito-Dancy Memorial in Caldwell, on Thursday and Friday, August 17 and 18, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Mass will be offered at Notre Dame Church, North Caldwell, on August 19 at 10 a.m., followed by the entombment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. Born and raised in Newark, Mr. Sules raised his family in Livingston, where he was a resident for 34 years before retiring to Weeki Wachee in 1993. A Navy veteran, he also did a stint in semi-pro baseball. He was graduated from Montclair State Teachers’ College in 1955. He was one of the first State Farm agents in New Jersey. From there he became a manager in 1956 and ascended to the position of deputy regional vice-president for the northeast region. He retired from that position in 1992 after 37 years of service. Mr.

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