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Storm Clean-Up to Continue for Weeks

Storm Clean-Up to Continue for Weeks
Storm Clean-Up to Continue for Weeks
Storm Clean-Up to Continue for Weeks

Township clean-up efforts in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias last Tuesday, August 4, began in earnest on Monday, August 10, said Mike Anello, superintendent of Public Works.

Anello explained that in the days immediately after the storm, Department of Public Works (DPW) crews focused on clearing trees that had come down, and cleaning up “hot spots” where power lines were down so Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) could access the areas to make repairs.

 

 

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“Cooped Up” During the Quarantine, Family Creates a Home for Chickens

“Cooped Up” During the Quarantine, Family Creates a Home for Chickens
“Cooped Up” During the Quarantine, Family Creates a Home for Chickens

Five hens now call an old playground in Livingston their home, after Ivan Bolanos and his daughter, Dana, built a chicken coop using parts of the old set, during the COVID-19 quarantine this spring.

Confined at home, Dana was able to fulfill her childhood dream for a pet that would be hers alone – since Timmy, the family dog, is, well, a shared family pet. Her parents charged her with looking into what she wanted and how she would take care of it.

The 15-year-old researched everything she could find about chickens, from what they eat to which breeds are good for the local weather, and presented the information to her parents.

 

 

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School Board, Parents Discuss Livingston Reopening Plan

School Board, Parents Discuss Livingston Reopening Plan

The Livingston Public Schools reopening plan for the upcoming academic year was the sole item on the agenda at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, August 10.

Following a presentation of the plan, which had been released last week, both the Board and community members (most if not all of whom were parents of current students) made comments and asked questions about the plan, which is described in a separate article in this week’s Tribune.

The nearly four-hour meeting was held virtually via Zoom and shown live on Facebook. At one point, superintendent Matthew Block said that 600 people were watching.

 

 

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A Staged Approach: Livingston Plans to Start School Year With Hybrid & All-Remote Programs

As the new school year is set to begin amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, families will need to choose whether their children will begin the school year fully or partially remote, according to the district.

The selection needs to be made by Monday, August 17, and there will likely be a process in place to later change the initial choice. The first day of school is Tuesday, September 8.

Students in the all-virtual model will receive both synchronous lessons delivered by the teacher, and asynchronous online lessons. They will be able to connect with their classmates remotely.

 

 

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Livingston Giants Overcome Muggero

LIVINGSTON GIANTS OVERCOME MUGGERO
LIVINGSTON GIANTS OVERCOME MUGGERO

In local baseball action, the U-15 Livingston Giants defeated Muggero of Bergen County , 2-1, and the Rising Stars in the finals to capture the Inter-County Tournament. The games were played at the Brendan P. Tevlin Field in Livingston on Saturday and Sunday, August 8 and 9. Shown above, Giants catcher Myles Seid sets the target for a swinging strike against leadoff hitter Harrison Certo of Muggero. At right, Giants hurler Gavin Krauland, #22, brings it to the plate against the U-15 Muggero team. Don Schwartz Photos

 

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Golf Outing Coming August 31

GOLF OUTING COMING AUGUST 31

The Township Golf Tournament Committee has announced that its annual Golf Outing will be held at the Cedar Hill Country Club in Livingston on Monday, August 31, with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for low score foursome and closest to the pin for men and women. Chairman Pat Ippolito has noted that all proceeds from the day will be donated to Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors (LNHN). Stacey Rubinstein, chairwoman of LNHN, said she is “thrilled that LNHN, which also runs CHOW, our local food bank, will be able to expand the help given to the needy members of the community.” The total cost for the day includes lunch, cocktail hour, dinner and tee-off. Shown here making plans for the Golf Outing are, rear, committee members Mike Duffy, Gerry Spiesbach, Andrea Ubaldi, Jody Lanzet, and Bob Bucich; and seated, Chuck Tahaney and Pat Ippolito, with Stacey Rubinstein of Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

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The Livingston Temple Softball League

THE LIVINGSTON TEMPLE SOFTBALL LEAGUE
THE LIVINGSTON TEMPLE SOFTBALL LEAGUE

THE LIVINGSTON TEMPLE SOFTBALL LEAGUE is underway with a ten-game season. The Synagogue of the Suburban Torah Center defeated Temple Ner Tamed, 20-16 and 19-9, to sweep a doubleheader played at the Oval on Sunday, August 9. Shown at left, Ner Tamed pitcher Steve Goodman delivers a floater during fifth inning action. Above, Suburban Torah batter David Engelhurst, #11, drives the ball to right field for a single. Catcher Karl Bergman and home plate umpire Joe Ascenzo follow the flight of the ball. Don Schwartz Photos

 

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Ruth J. Cross

Ruth J. Cross

Ruth Joanne Cross (née Chatterton), age 97, of Livingston, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 3, 2020. She was born June 18, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY. Ruth was kind, generous, loving and cared deeply about the welfare of her family, friends and neighbors. A private graveside service was held at Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta, Maine.

Ruth proudly served her country during World War II as a WAVE in the U.S. Navy. For over two decades, she worked with the North Jersey Blood Center as a phlebotomist. She was also a nurse’s aide and a certified home nurse.

Earlier in her career, she was the executive secretary to the director of the Livingston Public Library for 13 years. While at this position, Ruth was chosen to be the hospitality chairwoman for the New Jersey Library Association.

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Mary Jane Mackaravitz

Mary Jane Mackaravitz (“Mary Mack”), 91 years old, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

Mary was born in Pittston, Pennsylvania in 1928 and lived in Livingston, New Jersey, for almost 50 years.

She retired from the City of East Orange after 15 years as a Police Violations Officer. She was an active member of Saint Philomena Church. In her retirement, she was President of the Livingston Thursday Seniors for almost 25 years; a member of the AARP Livingston Chapter; the American Legion; the Old Guard; and the Oak Leaf Club.

Mary was predeceased by her husband, Clement, and her son, Robert. She is survived by her son, Michael; her daughter-in-law, Sharon; and her three grandchildren, Melissa, Robert Jr. and Kyle. She cherished her three greatgrandchildren, Joshua, Skyler, and Ever Leena.

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Back to School?

Last week, the Livingston Board of Education revealed its hybrid plan to return to school on a limited basis this fall amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Students who do not opt for the full remote learning option would spend roughly half their time at school and attend the other half of classes at home through remote learning.

This is a plan designed to appease everyone, but in practice, it leaves many involved disappointed at best, and worried for their safety at worst. Students and teachers will still risk exposure. Parents will still need to find child care for their children. The logistical and financial issues are boundless.

 

 

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