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“Billy” Short Dies at Age 61

William “Billy” F. Short, Jr., 61, of Morristown died Friday, June 19. His life was celebrated by immediate family at a service on Tuesday at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester. Mr. Short, born in Newark to the late William and Edna Short, grew up in Livingston, where he attended Livingston High School. He lived in Morristown for many years and was an active member of the Presbyterian Church of Morristown, where he contributed to several Bible study groups. Mr. Short, who was a skilled musician and played the guitar, piano, and accordion, is survived by three brothers, Barry of Idaho Falls, Idaho; Ken of Long Valley; and Bob of Chatham. Memorial donations can be made to the Market Street Mission (www.marketstreet.org) in Morristown.
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Frank Raffa, 85, Succumbs at Home

Frank Salvatore Raffa, 85, died at his residence in Livingston on Friday, June 19. The Mass of Resurrection was celebrated at St. Philomena’s Church in Livingston on Tuesday. Mr. Raffa was born in Newark and had lived in Vailsburg before moving to Livingston 35 years ago. He was a transit bus maintenance worker for many years. Predeceased by his wife, Angela R., his siblings Anna Martinis, Joseph and Paul Raffa, Mr. Raffa is survived by his daughters, Rosanne Brodsky and her husband, Larry; Angela Balestrieri and her husband, Frank; and Sandra Doblovosky and her husband. Eddie; and five grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, Maryland 21741-5018.
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Offer Mass Today For Marcella Mucci

Marcella L. Mucci, 86, of Livingston, formerly of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, died in her home on Tuesday, June 16. A Funeral Mass will be held today, Thursday, June 25, at 10 a.m. in St. Philomena's Church, Livingston. Predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Albert R. Mucci, Mrs. Mucci is survived by three daughters, Marlane, Teresa and Celeste; a son-in-law, Robert; fi ve grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
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Memorial Mass To Be Held For Tevlin

A Mass, in memory of Brendan Tevlin, will be held today, Thursday, June 25, at 8:30 a.m., at St. Philomena's Church. The Mass marks the first anniversary of his death. Tevlin's death made national headlines last year after he was murdered at the age of 19 in West Orange.
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Ronnie F. Konner Is Candidate For Re-Election to Board of Education

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Ronnie Ferber Konner has filed a petition with the Essex County Clerk, to seek one of the two open seats in the November Board of Education (BOE) election. Konner, who currently serves on the BOE, was elected this past November to fill a one year unexpired term after being appointed to serve on the Board in August of 2014. Livingston residents Pam Chirls and Barry Funt are also vying for a seat on the Board.
 
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MEMORIAL PARK MEMORIES

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An Open House was held last week to discuss preliminary plans for changes and improvements at Memorial Park. During the event, which was held outside the library, all residents, including the youngsters shown above, had the opportunity to record their favorite Memorial Park memories on a large chalkboard display.
 
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A medical situation

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A medical situation apparently caused Sonali Sampat of 8 Iroquois Drive to lose control of her SUV on Tuesday morning. She had been traveling westbound on West Hobart Gap Road, when her vehicle left the roadway, and crossed a front lawn and driveway before hitting a tree.
 
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THE ANNUAL INDIAFEST

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THE ANNUAL INDIAFEST was held on Sunday, June 14 at the West Essex YMCA. The event was held by Sanskriti of New Jersey, a non-profit organization serving the Asian-Indian community of Essex County and neighboring towns.
 
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Purple Heart Recipient Michael Wishnia Now Winning a Different Kind of Medal

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A combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan and a Purple Heart recipient, USMC Sgt. Michael Wishnia is accustomed to fighting battles and overcoming challenges. These days, his primary arena is the athletic field, and the medals he's winning are gold ones, for athletic achievement.
 
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Sunday Dodgers Lose to Verona Twins; Wednesday Dodgers Defeat Brewers

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The Livingston Dodgers of the U.S. Over Thirty (U.S.O.T.) Baseball League had split results this past week, with the Sunday division recording a loss and the Wednesday division garnering a win. The Sunday Dodgers lost to the Verona Twins, 8-7, in Verona. The Dodgers tallied four runs in the top of the ninth inning, but the rally fell short as the final Dodger struck out with runners on first and second.
 

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