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Police Respond To ‘Swatting’ Call

The Livingston Police Department took every precaution in responding to an incident of "swatting" (a threatening phone call hoax) in the Livingston Public Schools this week. According to police officials, the Board of Education received a computer generated call on Tuesday morning at 9:56 a.m. The pre-recorded call included a "bomb" threat to "a school." No specific school was identified.
 
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Valerie Cacossa, 81 Dies on January 20

Livingston resident Valerie Cacossa, 81, died on Wednesday, January 20. For more than 25 years, Mrs. Cacossa was the oldest living survivor of a revolutionary ovarian cancer treatment protocol, established at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. Mrs. Cacossa is survived by her children, Dr. Beth Cacossa-Madsen and Kenneth F. Cacossa, Ph.D., and their spouses, Dr. Wayne J. Madsen and Debra Stock; and two grandchildren. Her husband, Frank (Buck) Cacossa, preceded her in death in 1999. Donations may be made in her name to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
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Funeral Services Held For Edward De Venezia

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Funeral Service Held For Ida M. Pannucci

Ida M. (DeMeo) Pannucci, of Livingston died Sunday, January 31. Funeral arrangements were by Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston. Mrs. Pannucci is survived by her sons, Daniel; Steven (Sharon); and Rodger (Sonya); and her two grandchildren.
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Winter Storm "Jonas" Dumps Nearly 30" of Snow on Livingston

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A "monster" snowstorm dubbed Winter Storm Jonas raged up the Eastern Seaboard on Saturday, January 23, dumping nearly three feet of snow on parts of New Jersey, and burying Livingston under 28 to 30 inches of the white stuff. "It was hard to get a more exact number, due to high winds and drifting," noted Mike Anello, superintendent of the Livingston Department of Public Works (DPW). "But we definitely got 28 inches, maybe 30 in some spots." The official snowfall amount recorded at Newark Airport was 28 inches. Morris Plains claimed the highest snowfall in New Jersey, with a total of 33 inches; this was just one inch shy of the state record, set in Cape May in 1899.
 
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Robert Brandt Becomes Eagle Scout

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Robert Brandt became an Eagle Scout, the highest honor attainable in Boy Scouting, at a recent Court of Honor held by Livingston Boy Scout Troop 12. Brandt, the son of Wayne and Cindy Brandt of Livingston, began his Scouting career in first grade as a Tiger Cub in Cub Scout Pack 59, Livingston. As a Cub Scout, he progressed through the ranks and earned the Arrow of Light, the highest award in Cub Scouts, before he bridged over to Troop 12 in 2009.
 
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SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER, TOWNSHIP SEAL $1.3 MILLION SPONSORSHIP DEAL

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Representatives of Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) presented a $1.3 million check to the Township of Livingston at the meeting of the Township Council on Monday evening. The money will be used to sponsor a new turf athletic field on Madonna Drive. As part of the agreement, SBMC will be the "official sponsor" of the field and will have exclusive rights to advertise its services there.
 
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BOYS' FENCING TEAM LOSES TO ST. PETER'S PREP

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Lancer sabre fencer Jack Berk scores against Bryce Belser of Saint Peters Prep. Belser defeated Berk, 5-3. The Lancers fell to the Marauders by a score of 18-9.
 
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Girls’ Track and Field Team Competes in NYC; Pole Vaulters Take First and Third Place at FDU

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The bulk of the Livingston High School (LHS) girls' track and field team travelled over the George Washington Bridge into New York City to compete at the New Balance Track and Field Center, home of the Millrose Games. It is considered by many as the fastest indoor surface in the world. The center played host to hundreds of New Jersey high school runners and jumpers who were there to compete in freshman, novice, and varsity events. The team filed into the center and up the winding stairs, past the plaques of records lining the wall to the balcony seats where they would await their chance to challenge other high school athletes in their age class. Meanwhile, just over the bridge in Teaneck, the pole vaulters and shot putters competed at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU).
 
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Safety After the Storm

Mother Nature sure does make herself known when she wants to. Just when we started to believe that we could tip-toe through the winter months without any actual "winter," she gave us a loud wake-up call this past weekend! For some, snow creates beautiful scenery – a winter wonderland. For others, the landscape looks more like a frozen wasteland. Regardless of which image suits your fancy, the clean-up after the storm requires work and we all need to pitch in to make our town a safer place post-Winter Storm Jonas.
 

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