LIVINGSTON, NEW JERSEY
Sunday, December 21,
public is invited to the public library's ground
breaking ceremony at 12 noon - rescheduled after
last week's snowstorm.
The Livingston Post Office on West Mt. Pleasant
Ave. will be open on Saturday, Dec. 13 and 20. from
11 am - 3 pm. The branch on W. Northfield Road will
be open until 1 pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's
County Clerk's office
on Monday, Dec. 15 from 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm to
process passport applications, veteran and
physician licenses, and notary public oaths.
miss the LHS theater production of The Crucible!
Nov. 10 at 7 pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8
Livingston High School choral concert on Wednesday,
Dec. 17; Livingston High School orchestra concert
on Thursday, December 18, both at 7:30
from 12 noon - 4:00 pm, enjoy the
of Commerce "Winterfest"
Livingston High School - with a horse drawn
carriage, firetruck with Santa, petting zoo, and
carolers. CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW
Jr. Lancers wrestling tournament were cancelled due
to the December 5-6 snowstorm.
Zoning Board approved a cellular
on the steeple of the Federated Church of
Livingston at West Mt. Pleasant Ave. and No.
Livingston Town Council is seeking grant
from nonprofit social service organizations;
proposals are due by Dec. 15. Contact Lauren
Glassman, human services coordinator, at 973
Livingston Community Players will perform
on Nov. 14, 16, 22 and 23 at Mt. Pleasant Middle
School. For additional information call Phyllis
Meranus (973 994-0102) or Lois Dyer (973
with the Chamber of Commerce, UNICO, Rotary Club,
Shriners and Lions Club at Calabria's Restaurant on
Nov. 25 at noon. . .For more information, including
fees, call Beth Lippman at 973
sought for township
- must apply by November 24
The Mayor and Township Council will make
appointments to the township advisory committees on
January 1 and is seeking new residents and those
who have not been active to serve. For information
about the committees call the Township Clerk at 973
535-7940. Resumes should be submitted to the
Bi-Partisan Advisory Committee on Committee
Appointments, c/o Glenn Turtletaub, Township Clerk,
357 So. Livingston Ave., Livingston, NJ
County Clerk's office
on Monday, Nov.17 from 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm to process
passport applications, licenses and other
Livingston Historical Society will conduct tours of
the Force Homestead Museum on Sunday, Nov. 9 from
2:00 - 4:00 pm, and of the historic Ely Cemetery on
Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11 from 2:00 - 4:00
Livingston Symphony Orchestra will perform
Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Schumann on Saturday,
November 8 at Livingston High School at 8:00
Essex County Clerk's office will be open on
Saturday, Nov. 1 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm for voters
seeking absentee ballot applications for the Nov. 4
general election. For more information contact the
Livingston town clerk at 973 992-5000 or visit the
Clerk's web site. . .
Ruiz is the new liaison between the Essex County
executive's office and
October 6, 2003 is the last day to register or
transfer for the General Election on Nov. 4. The
Clerk's office, located in the Town Hall, will
be open from 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. on this date
for the convenience of anyone wishing to
register or transfer. (For information on voting
requirements, call 973 621-4931 or visit the
County Clerk's web site.)
Livingston Historical Society will meet on Monday,
Sept. 22 at 7:30 pm in Northland Recreation Center.
Kathleen Galoop will discuss Frederick Law
Olmstead. The meeting is open to the public free of
the HEALING FIELD memorial with 3,412 flags at
Salaam Shrine Center, 369 E. Mount Pleasant Ave.,
Livingston from September 11-
LIVINGSTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY will open the
Force Homestead Museum on South Livingston Ave.
on Sunday, Sept. 14 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
ESSEX COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE will visit
Livingston Town Hall on Monday, Sept. 15 from
2:00 pm -8:00 pm to process passport
applications, veterans and physicans licenses,
and notary public oaths.
Health Department's 10th annual HEALTH FAIR is
on Saturday, September 20, 8:30 am - 11:30 am at
Northland Recreation Center. Click for
and download the Blood
Questions? Call the Nursing Department at
Sunday, September 14, 11:00 am - 5:00
NEWCOMER'S PICNIC on Monday, September 8, from 5:30 pm - 7:00
pm at Monmouth Court welcomes families who have moved into Livingston
this past year. Meet town and school officials, members of the
volunteer Fire Department and First Aid Squad, library staff,
police officers, and community organization representatives at
this free event.
of the VFW Post 2856 and Post 201 of the American
Legion commemorated the 50th anniversary of the end
of the Korean War at Livingston's war memorial on
Livingston Police Department is seeking volunteers
for its Domestic
Violence Response Team
County Clerk's office will visit Township Hall on
Monday, August 18 from 2 pm - 8 pm to process
passport applications, veterans' and physicians'
licenses, and notary public oaths.
was fortunate on August 14, during the worst
blackout in history. The power surges affected
alarm systems and traffic signals, but the town did
not lose power.
UNDER THE STARS!
CONCERTS AT MEMORIAL PARK GAZEBO, 7:00 PM
- 8:30 PM
JULY 13 - Hanover Wind
JULY 20- Greg Wall Unity
JULY 27 - An Evening of
AUGUST 3 - The Kootz - Classic 60s &
70s pop & rock'n'roll cover
- The Essex County
Summer Players will perform a free concert at 3
pm on Sunday, August 10 in Temple Beth Shalom
public library will feature puppeteer and ventriloquist
Bob Conrad on Wednesday, August 13 from 7 - 7:45 pm. Registration
is required for the free program, for children aged 4
TO the Livingston American Little League 11 and
12 year old Williamsport team for finishing
third in the state! In adition, the 10 year olds
won the District 8 championship, the 8 year olds
won the division championship, and the
Livingston Wildcats won the B level girls'
for main post office on West Mt. Pleasant Ave.
--beginning Saturday, July 19, retail window hours
will be: Saturday, 8 am - 1 pm; Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday and Friday, 8 am - 5 pm; and Thursday, 8
am - 7 pm.
Steve Bondy, a Livingston native, spoke at the
library on July 24 at 12:30 pm about Insights into
Life in the US Foreign Service. On Friday evening
he spoke about his perspective on Middle Eastern
affairs as the US trade officer in Cairo at Temple
Emanu-El. His next posting will be as chief of the
political and economic section in the US Embassy in
Bahrain, Saudi Arabia. His talks are part of the
Hometown Diplomats Program begun by Secretary of
State Colin Powell.
July 26, is another Clean
Up Day for
the new Livingston
Monday, July 21, the County Clerk's office will
visit Livingston Township Hall from 3 - 9 pm to
process passport applications, veterans' and
physicians' licenses, and notary public
15, the Planning Board approved resolution creating
the Livingston Town Center
Public Works Department is offering split firewood
for sale. Residents may call the municipal garage
at 973 535-7931.
Monday, July 7, the Council approved a resolution
for a lease agreement with Spring to construct an
antenna on the Edgemere Road water tower. It also
granted a grace period for payment of real estate
taxes due on August 1. due to the lack of an
operating budget for Essex County.
July 13, 2003
Run - 2 Mile Walk
am - Registration
am - 5K Race, 2 Mile
am - Kids' Run
info and entry forms call the West Essex
YMCA at: 973 992-7500
than 100 families participated in the inaugural
community campout on July 3.
of Livingston Dog
will hold a second cleanup day at East Hills Park
on Shrewsbury Drive on Saturday, July 12 beginning
at 10 am.
COMMUNITY CAMPOUT WAS RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY,
JULY 3! Register at the Recreation Department - 973
Livingston's Fourth of July
of rain, most programs will be held in Livingston
High School beginning at 11:30 am. . .Jazzfest will
be presented in LHS . . .and fireworks will be
presented on July 5 at 8:00 pm.
fest: 9 am - 3 pm
Patriotic ceremony: 10 am
Force Home and Country Fair: 10 am - 2 pm
Kiwanis Swim Carnival: 10 am
Baseball game; 10 am
Reading of the Declaration of Independence: 10
Carnival rides: 11 am
Child identification: 11 am - 2 pm
Spin art, sand art and pony rides: 11:30 am - 2:30
Children's entertainment: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Ice cream eating contest: 1:30 - 2:00 pm
Skydiving exhibition: 7:30 pm:
Jazzfest: 8:00 pm
Fireworks: 9:15 pm
Town's first Campout, scheduled for June 20, was
cancelled due to rain.
Day was celebrated at Burnet Hill Elementary School
with presentations by veterans' organizations,
Mayor Steve Santola, Superintendent of Schools Dr.
Mark Mongon. The veterans were represented by John
Michaels, Ralph Bonanno, Murray Greene, Harry and
Lee Kane, Murray Sklar and Jack
Township Council passed two bond ordinances on June
2. The first is for projects including Littell's
Pond improvements, computer equipment, acquisition
of a fire engine and township vehicles, and
erection of a pedestrian signal on Northfield Road
at Wynnewood Road. A second bond will be used for
water tank inspections, fire hydrant replacements,
and replacement of a portion of a water main.
Council also approved an ordinance to ban parking
on both sides of Old Road from 8 am - 4 pm on
school days by Horizon School.
native Harlan Coben will speak about his newest
best-selling book, Gone for Good, at the Ruth L.
Rockwood Memorial Library on June 12 at 7:30 pm.
Council of Livingston will sponsor a Livingston
Community Players reorganization meeting on
Wednesday, June 4 at 8:00 pm at the Memorial Park
Livingston Arts Council is exhibiting watercolors
by Bill Dynan at Town Hall through June.
the week of May 31, 2003
Day services originally scheduled for May 26 will
be held on Sunday, June 1 at 11:30 pm at the Oval.
In case of inclement weather, the event will beheld
in Town Hall.
Livingston Symphony Orchestra family concert is on
Saturday, May 31 at 8:00 pm at Livingston High School,
entitled "Salute to America from Sea to Shining Sea."
Livingston Arts Association Members' Show is at ADP
in Roseland through May 28, and its Instructors'
Show is from May 13-June 2 at the library
the week of May 24, 2003
its May 20 meeting, the Planning Board approved a motion
to add a resolution to the town's Master Plan adopting
the objectives of the Open Space and Recreation Plan.
The resolution permits the acquisition, development
and expansion of land or historic sites with the purpose
of conservation, preservation and recreation.
Memorial Day Parade on May 26 was cancelled due to
inclement weather. It was to have been led by Brian
Boyle, the first Vietnam War veteran to be named Grand
Livingston Lions' Club will offer free eye, ear and
blood pressure screening on Memorial Day, May 26, in
the LHS parking lot from 12 noon - 4:00 pm.
the week of May 17, 2003
Emanue-El's Shir Libeinu Choir and the St. Philomena
Liturgical Choir will present an interfaith concert
at St. Philomena's on Sunday, May 18 at 3:30 pm
Essex County Clerk will visit Livingston Town Hall
on Monday, May 19 from 3 - 9 pm to process passport
applications, veterans and physicians licenses, and
notary public oaths.
annual book sale at the Ruth L. Rockwood Memorial
Library from Monday, May 12 - Saturday, May 17 to
of the Livingston Symphony Orchestra garage sale
on Sunday, May 18 at the Salaam Temple
annual Livingston School District Art Show opens
at the Livingston Mall on Thursday, May 15 at 6:00
pm - complimentary music and refreshments - exhibit
continues through Sunday, May 18
THE WEEK ENDING APRIL 5:
Livingston Symphony Orchestra (LSO), under the direction
of Istvan Jaray, will present a program entitled "Celebrate
Spring with the Classics," featuring music by
Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, on Saturday, April 12
at Livingston High School. It will also present a family
concert on Saturday, May 31 entitled "Salute to
America" that will focus on music by American
composers including Bernstein, Gottschalk and Copeland,
and composers to came to visit America, such as Strauss.
High School placed Fifth in the New Jersey Science
Planning Board approved an application to construct
a 7,418 square foot addition onto an office/industrial
building at 30-34 Okner Parkway
THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 29:
newly formed Livingston Open
Space Committee held its organizational meeting
on March 19. It will hold a second hearing on May 19,
which the public is encouraged to attend.
Planning Board continued to hear a presentation on
the proposed Livingston Town Center at the intersection
of East Mt. Pleasant Avenue and North Livingston Avenue
at its March 20 meeting.
- The Livingston
Board of Education held its annual public hearing
on the proposed 2003-2004 school budget on March
20. The school election is on Tuesday, April 15.
Adult Education - registration deadline: April
1. Free classes for Livingston senior citizens!
THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 22:
March 20, the Board of Education held a public discussion
of the proposed 2003-2004 school budget
March 20, the Planning Board conducted a earing on
the proposed Livingston Town Center at Plaza Place
THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 15:
Council will introduce its $34.4 million municipal
budget for 2003 on March 17.
and Livingston High School teacher Leonard
Merlo will share his experiences from a recent
visit to Japan as a Fulbright fellow on Thursday, March
20 at 7:00 pm at the Ruth L. Rockwood Memorial Library.
resident Ken Klein will perform "Music of the
at 1:00 pm at the public library on Friday, March 21
as part of "Senior Happenings."
THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 8:
from the County Clerk's office will visit Livingston
Township Hall on Monday, March 17 from 3:00 pm - 9:00
pm to process passport applications, veterans' and
physicians' licenses, and notary public oaths.
Mayor Stephen A. Santola estimated that the cost for
clearing snow during the Presidents' Day storm -- 20
inches of snow -- was $88,000, or about $4,500 per
Department of Recreation and Parks will be open on
Sunday, March 16 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm, and will remain
open on Thursday, March 20 until 5:30 pm and then from
7:00 - 8:00 pm. Thursday, March 20 is the last day
the early discount rate will be available for pool
Arts Council of Livingston is sponosoring an exhibition
of works by AP and senior students of the Livingston
High School art department. The exhibit will be on
display at the Town Hall Gallery through April 25.
- Livingston High School will present "Once Upon a Mattress" on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday - March 13, 14 and 15
- at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $10 each and may be obtained
by emailing Karen Grossmann.
FOR THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 1, 2003
- Despite nearly 2.5 inches of rain, many fire hydrants are
still covered with snow, said Livingston Fire Chief
Craig Dufford. Residents are asked to dig out fire
hydrants that are still snow-covered to allow firefighters
access in case of emergency.
- The extremes of weather have caused large pot holes to form
in many roads. To report the location of a pot hole,
call the new pot hole hotline, 973 535-7950.
- At its Feb. 24 meeting, the Township Council appointed members
to the Livingston Open Space Trust Fund Committee and
approved an application to Green Acres for funding.
- The Positive Coaching Seminar for coaches, parents and leaders
of the Livingston youth sports community will be held
March 7-9. For more information call the Recreation
Department at 973 535-7925.
- The Livingston Historical Society will observe its 40th
anniversary with an open house on Sunday, March 9 in
the Force Home from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.
- Following a test of the emergency notification system on
Sunday, Feb. 23, township manager Charles Tahaney said
that growth over the past six years has made the system
difficult to hear in several areas. He will suggest
that three more sirens -- in Okner Parkway and the
Fairways condominiums, Eisenhower Parkway near the
Roseland border, and along Passaic Avenue -- be added
to the system.
- At its February 24 meeting the township Council approved
- governing the size and location of fences and retaining
- restricting parking on South Ashby Avenue near Hillside
- a maximum budget increase of 5%
THE WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 21, 2003:
township will conduct a test of the Emergency Notification
System at noon on Sunday, Feb. 22 by sounding a 60-second
siren. "Please do not call police headquarters,"
said Police Chief Michael Erb." Anyone with questions
about the Emergency Notification System test may turn
on the Channel 10 emergency network or listen to radio
station WFME, 94.7 FM.
blizzard blanketed Livingston with 18-21 inches of
snow on Sunday and Monday, February 16 and 17. Fire
Chief Craig Dufford issued a plea to Livingston residents
to be sure that the fire hydrants in their neighborhoods
are cleared and visible in the event of an emergency.
Stephen Santola announced a new policy by the Township
Council to open conference meetings for public comment
on agenda items only.
Recreation Department announced that tennis badges
will not be needed in 2003 on a trial basis as long
as players observe regulations.