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27
May

Livingston Philanthropies Inc. Reports: Pandemic “Grinds On” for Homeless and Poor

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Things are looking no better for the poor and homeless of Essex County as the coronavirus pandemic continues to “grind on,” said Jeff Friedman, founder and director of Livingston Philanthropies Inc. (LPI).
“Too bad I have nothing new to report this week. That’s because it’s all the same – or worse,” Friedman noted. “I wish I could say that the homeless and profoundly poor are doing much better, but they’re not. It seems that some businesses and organizations are attempting to open, but unfortunately, that doesn’t change things a bit for the folks living below the poverty line just a few miles away from Livingston.”
He explained that food pantry lines are much longer than usual, with so many individuals having lost their jobs or having been temporarily furloughed without pay.

Wed
27
May

Livingston Philanthropies Inc. Reports: Pandemic “Grinds On” for Homeless and Poor

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Things are looking no better for the poor and homeless of Essex County as the coronavirus pandemic continues to “grind on,” said Jeff Friedman, founder and director of Livingston Philanthropies Inc. (LPI).
“Too bad I have nothing new to report this week. That’s because it’s all the same – or worse,” Friedman noted. “I wish I could say that the homeless and profoundly poor are doing much better, but they’re not. It seems that some businesses and organizations are attempting to open, but unfortunately, that doesn’t change things a bit for the folks living below the poverty line just a few miles away from Livingston.”
He explained that food pantry lines are much longer than usual, with so many individuals having lost their jobs or having been temporarily furloughed without pay.

Thu
21
May
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Veteran Recalls WWII Experiences

Veteran Recalls WWII Experiences
Veteran Recalls WWII Experiences
Veteran Recalls WWII Experiences

Editor’s Note: The following was written by Dr. Hyman Fisher of Livingston, a veteran of World War II. It had originally been intended High School, were award Ribbon at LHS, and added at Riker Hill, Collins, and We also stopped outso bought our own school b has saved the taxpayers (Continued on Pag as his speech during the Memorial Day celebration. With the veterans’ ceremony and parade cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Tribune has reproduced his piece here.

As a teenager, I had been following the war in Europe from its start, in September, 1939, with Hitler’s invasion of Poland. When the U.S. entered the war on December 8, 1941, I was a high school senior in Brooklyn. The war didn’t really affect me until I graduated from high school and entered Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in September, 1942, to study chemical engineering.

 

 

Thu
21
May
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COVID-19 Update: Livingston Has 466 Confirmed Cases, 66 Fatalities

Livingston Has 466 Confirmed Cases, 66 Fatalities

Updated COVID-19 information on the local cases as well as information on long-term care facilities in Livingston have been released by both the Township and Essex County officials.

As of Wednesday morning, May 20, there were 466 total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Livingston, and 66 deaths.

The township released a detailed report of COVID-19 cases on Tuesday afternoon, May 19.

According to the May 19 report, 296 of the township’s confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 51 of the COVID-19 fatalities, were residents of long term care facilities.

 

 

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Thu
21
May
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Mourning A Brother Officer

Mourning A Brother Officer

MOURNING A BROTHER OFFICER: Members of the Livingston Police Department gathered on Thursday, May 14, to attend the funeral of Glen Ridge police officer Charles Edward Roberts III. Officer Roberts was a 1992 graduate of Livingston High School. He died May 11 at the age of 45 of complications related to COVID-19. Funeral services incorporating safety guidelines were held in front of the Glen Ridge town hall, and were livestreamed as well.

 

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Thu
21
May
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Memorial Day Reminders: No Garbage or Recycling Pickup

The Township of Livingston has issued a reminder to residents that all township buildings, facilities and fields continue to be closed to the public through the Memorial Day weekend and until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic.

With the exception of the holiday, however, all departments remain staffed in order to continue providing essential services by phone and email. Non-emergency staff will not be available on Monday, May 25.

 

 

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Thu
21
May
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BID Works with Town to Fund Grants To Businesses Impacted by Pandemic

The Livingston Community Partnership, otherwise known as the Livingston Business Improvement District (BID), has partnered with the Township of Livingston to provide grant monies to local businesses negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The grant program is called LuvLiv Local. According to the BID executive director Beth Lippman, it is “dedicated to supporting independently owned Livingston businesses during this unprecedented time, and to help our local businesses devastated by the coronavirus crisis.”

She continued, “Local businesses are an important part of our community’s identity. Whether it is the jobs you create, the uniqueness you add, or the services you provide, you are truly the heartbeat of our community. Our LuvLiv Local Grant Program is another way we are looking to strengthen our community, one business at a time.”

 

 

Thu
21
May
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Will Schedule Mass For Barbara Fitzsimmons

Former Livingston resident Barbara Elizabeth Fitzsimmons died in Madison on Sunday, May 17.

She was born in 1935 in Jersey City to Alvin and Agnes Somers, and graduated from Saint Dominic’s Academy and Caldwell College. After earning two master’s degrees in education from Seton Hall University, Mrs. Fitzsimmons taught at Summit Middle School and later was a professor of English and writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison.

Mrs. Fitzsimmons was the author of a book for St. Philomena’s Church and wrote grants for learning disabled students. She founded Heart Beat, a women’s volunteer group for the Archdiocese of Newark, and received the highest honor at Caldwell University, the Veritas Award, after serving on its board of trustees for many years.

Thu
21
May
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Funeral Held May 14 For Charles Roberts III

Glen Ridge police officer and former Livingston resident Charles Edward Roberts III, 45, of Glen Ridge, died May 11 of complications related to COVID-19. He was 45 years old.

Officer Roberts grew up in Livingston and, after graduating from Livingston High School in 1992, worked at DuBrow’s Garden Center. Mr. Roberts served the Glen Ridge Police Department for 20 years, starting in 2000 as a dispatcher. He was currently the most senior patrol officer in the department and had been a DARE/LEAD officer, a Special Olympics torch run participant, and a bicycle officer.

Officer Roberts is survived by his wife, Alice (née Baker) and three children, Shea, 15, Natalie, 12, and Gavin, ten. Also surviving are his parents, Dotty and “Ned” (Charles Edward Roberts Jr.) of Waretown; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Elizabeth and Paul Baker of Glen Ridge; his sister, Kara Brennan of Millington; and his former brother-in-law, Christian Brennan of Gillette.

Thu
21
May
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Track Coach Reflects on “Lost Season”

Editor’s Note: A Livingston High School track coach submitted this reflection on the “lost season” of 2020, and the effect it has on students and coaches alike.

Spring track and field – the exhilaration as you cross the finish line; letting that javelin fly and watching its airborne path; landing in the sand after a nice jump; clearing the bar at your goal height. These things were not to be for the 2020 campaign. So many lost memories: practices, team meetings, competitions, team dinners, personal bests, the camaraderie and more. This has become the reality for athletes. I feel deeply for each and every one of them, from all over the country. It’s a devastating loss.

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