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Patricia Joralemon

August 25, 1920 – June 4, 2018

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School Board Plans to Approve O’Neill as Interim Superintendent

The Livingston Board of Education has announced that it intends to approve the hiring of Jim O’Neill as interim superintendent of the Livingston public school district for the 2018-2019 school year. The official vote on his appointment will be made at the Board’s meeting on Wednesday, August 15.

O’Neill will be a familiar face to many, having served as interim superintendent of the district for the 2014-2015 school year.

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LFD Responds to Fallen Trees, Wires

In the wake of a brief but intense rainstorm cell, members of the Livingston Fire Department responded to several calls of downed trees and downed electrical wires on Friday, August 3.

A primary electrical wire (at least 13,600 volts) came down and was burning between Grace Lutheran Church and the Wessex Professional Building on South Livingston Avenue near the intersection with Belmont Drive.

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New Pickleball Courts are Open

NEW PICKLEBALL COURTS ARE OPEN: More than two dozen “pickleballers” were playing on the new pickleball courts at Heritage Middle School on Wednesday morning, August 8. “They are 99 percent complete and playable,” said Ron Barbella, athletics supervisor in the township’s Senior, Youth and Leisure department. Creating the new pickleball courts and refurbishing the tennis courts was a project between the Township of Livingston and the Board of Education, and the Board is also putting in a new walkway.

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Tribune Honored by Police Department

TRIBUNE HONORED BY POLICE DEPARTMENT: At Tuesday evening’s National Night Out event, the Livingston Police Department honored the staff of the West Essex Tribune as “Community Members of the Year.” The newspaper and its employees were recognized “For their outstanding dedication to crime prevention in our community, specifically by being a partner with the police in alerting residents to crime trends within the township.”

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Edgemere Water Main

EDGEMERE WATER MAIN: Employees of Reivax Contracting Corporation were hard at work on Edgemere Road on Monday, July 30, installing a new eight inch water main and replacing a fire hydrant. The work was being done as part of the township’s Edgemere Road, Highland Drive, and Chaucer Court water main improvement project.

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India Fest Will Be Held Sunday

Sanskriti of New Jersey, the Livingston-based cultural organization, will host its annual India Fest on Sunday, August 12. The event will take place at the oval in Memorial Park from 3 to 7 p.m., and is open to the public free of charge.

The event will celebrate India’s culture with food, dance, and music. Among the offerings will be free BollyZumba and Bhangra dance lessons; dance and music performances; Menhndi henna stalls, and more. Vendors will be selling Indian food, clothes, and jewelry. Prizes will be awarded throughout the day.

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Two Livingston Students Drown in Ramapo Lake

Two rising Livingston High School seniors died tragically Tuesday evening, Livingston Public Schools (LPS) officials confirmed.

A 17-year-old female and an 18-year-old male drowned in Ramapo Lake in Oakland Tuesday night.

LPS administrative staff confirmed the students’ deaths, but declined to identify them at press time Wednesday.

Grief support services were made available to students and staff at the high school on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Services Were Held For Helen Kearney, 97

Helen Marie Kearney died on August 4 at the Mt. Arlington Senior Living Center. Services were held on August 8 at the Davis and Hepplewhite Funeral Home in Succasunna. Mrs. Kearney was born in Woodhave, Queens, New York, and lived in Livingston before moving to Mt. Arlington 15 year ago. A homemaker, she was predeceasd by her husband, James E. Kearney, in 1983, and is survived by her four daughters, Pat Clausen of Easton, Pennsylvania, Jean Vollmer of Mt. Arlington, Linda Kearney of Boonton, and Joanne Pickell of Branchville; as well as six grandchilren and eight great-grandchildren. Donations may be made in her name to Defenders of Wildlife, 1130 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036, or to the ASPCA, PO Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090.

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Arthur Giampolo

Feb. 4, 1944 – June 30, 2018

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