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17
Oct
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School Board Passes Resolution To Ban Vaping by Children and Teens

The Livingston Board of Education approved a resolution Monday night to address vaping concerns for children and teenagers.The resolution notes the existence of 530 confirmed and probable cases of lung illness associated with the use of e-cigarettes and vaping products, and that 20 percent of high school students in New Jersey use vaping products.

The draft resolution called for the NJ Legislature and Governor Philip Murphy to impose an immediate temporary statewide ban on the sale of all vaping and e-cigarette products [regardless of the purchaser’s age].

This draft had been circulated among the Board members. Sasha Pailet Koff, chairman of the Livingston Municipal Alliance Committee (LMAC), said that an informal poll showed thattheLMACmembers were “overwhelmingly in support” of the resolution “as currently drafted.”

 

 

Thu
17
Oct
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Chief Marshuetz Discusses Idling Limits

Livingston Chief of Police Gary Marshuetz wants to remind residents of the state’s idling laws.Those in town can expect to see the laws enforced in town as we enter the colder months, when idling is more prevalent.

“New Jersey is ahead of the curve in passing anti-idling legislation, with the purpose to reduce air and noise pollution,” Chief Marshuetz said. “But there are also other concerns for the police department. Idling leads to the theft of more vehicles, the potential for vehicle fires, and the risk of a child entering an unoccupied vehicle and putting it in the drive position.”

Anti-idling laws were strengthened in New Jersey in 2012. It is now one of the strictest states for idling limits in the country.

 

 

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Wed
16
Oct

Charity Sets Up GoFundMe Page: LPI Vehicle Fundraising Initiative Continues; Collecting Furs and Leathers for Oct. 26 Sale

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Editor’s Note: This week, Jeff Friedman, founder and director of Livingston Philanthropies, Inc. (LPI), explains, in his own words, how a GoFundMe page has been set up to help finance the purchase of a vehicle for LPI.
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I’m thrilled to announce that Livingston Philanthropies, Inc. (LPI) has just gone live with a GoFundMe page to help fund a badly needed vehicle. The GoFundMe address is https://www.gofundme.com/f/vehicle-to-serve-the-homeless-amp-profoundly-.... I made a donation after creation, and found the donation process to be seamless.

Thu
10
Oct
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LHS Girls’ Cross Country Team Wins Super Essex Conference Championship

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The Super Essex Conference (SEC) championship, rescheduled several times due to weather, ended with the Livingston High School girls’ cross country team winning the Liberty Division title.

The Liberty Division consists of 12 teams. “The Lady Lancers,” recounted coach Dave Czeizinger, “had a decent season, managing to post a 20-8 overall SEC record, and were a solid 9-2 in Liberty Division competition. The Lady Lancers went into the meet ranked third. They were eager to avenge the earlier losses to West Essex and Mount Saint Dominic.”

In the competition, each team was allowed a maximum of seven varsity runners on the line, with no mixing of teams from other divisions.

 

 

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Thu
10
Oct
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Boys’ Track Team Places Seventh in Conference Championships

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Philmon Mehari Wins Division Race:

The Livingston High School boys’ cross country team traveled to Branch Brook Park in Newark on Monday, October 7, for the last time this season to compete in the American Conference Championships. This event is the most competitive of the three conferences. The team ran well, with many Lancers recording personal best times. Senior Philmon Mehari took first place in his event, and the Lancers finished in seventh place overall with 166 total team points.

 

 

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10
Oct
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JV Girls Win

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JV GIRLS WIN: The Lancer junior varsity girls’ soccer team defeated West Orange, 6-1, on the Oval on Wednesday, October 2. Shown above, Lancer center Christine Belcuore moves the ball toward the net against the Mountaineers. Below, Lancer wing Emily Pawlak beats the West Orange defender and drives the ball toward the Mountaineer goalie. Don Schwartz Photos

 

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10
Oct
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Open For Play

Open For Play

OPEN FOR PLAY: Livingston’s Township Council held a ribbon cutting for the new playground at Littell People’s Park on Monday, October 7. Shown here, just after the sun set, are township manager Barry Lewis, councilman Shawn Klein, councilman Michael Vieira, mayor Al Anthony, deputy mayor Rudy Fernandez, councilman Ed Meinhardt, and deputy township manager Russ Jones. MI Photo

 

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10
Oct
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Van Breaks Bridge

Van Breaks Bridge

VAN BREAKS BRIDGE: At 12:27 p.m. on Monday, October 7, a contractor’s van loaded with bags of concrete mix was attempting to cross a bridge into a private driveway on East Northfield Road. The weight of the van caused one rear wheel to break through the wooden decking, causing the vehicle to become lodged in the bridge. A tow truck was able to extricate the van from the bridge before it fell into the water and damaged a gas line. Livingston Building Department officials inspected bridge and deemed it unsafe. The bridge was closed until repairs can be made. MI Photo

 

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10
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Sidewalk Replacement Work

Sidewalk Replacement Work

SIDEWALK REPLACEMENT WORK: Shown here on Monday, October 7, crews from Midwest Construction, Inc. worked to remove the old asphalt walkway in Memorial Park near the gazebo, and replace it with new concrete sidewalks. The work was being done as part of the township’s ongoing program to improve township parks. Russell Jones Photo

 

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10
Oct
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Get Your Flu Shot

It is that time of year again. The leaves are beginning to change, the air is a bit crisper, and everything from coffee to hand soap has the faint smell of pumpkin spice. We are talking, of course, about flu season.

While seasonal influenza viruses are detected year ’round, they are most common in the fall and winter. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone older than six months should get a flu vaccine every “flu season” to help prevent the contraction and spread of the virus.

 

 

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