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LHS Grads’ Dream Comes True

MANHATTAN, NY - Marc Jarman, 45, (LHS Class of ’87), had a once in a lifetime experience on March 9— he met his favorite athlete Roger Federer, played tennis with World #11 Grigor Di...

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Exceptional Kids

Burnet Hill Fifth Grader is the North Jersey Elementary School Winner of the “New Jersey Enthusiastic Reader Award”

WAYNE, NJ - On March 14, Meadow Geltzeiler, a fifth grader at Burnet Elementary School in Livingston, received the “New Jersey Enthusiastic Reader Award” at the New Jersey Associatio...

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East Orange Woman Charged with Credit Card Theft with Intent to Use

March 18, 2015

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Municipal Court has charged East Orange Resident Myeisha Sturdivant, a Party City employee, with credit card fraud. The charge, originally amended to theft,...

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Admit U to College

Special Announcement: Admit U Consulting Now Offering Tutoring Services

Melanie and the Admit U Consulting team are excited to announce our latest business venture—our services are expanding to provide students with comprehensive college planning all under one...

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Livingston Community Corner

Livingston Students Win Awards for Research Projects

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Livingston Public Schools has announced that two of Livingston’s Science Research students attended the North Jersey Regional Science Fair (NJRSF) competition over the wee...

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Y Works

Premier of Newly-Renovated Rosen PAC Features Performance by Aztec Two-Step Performing Simon and Garfunkel Songbook on May 2

WAYNE, NJ - The newly-renovated Rosen Performing Arts Center at the Wayne YMCA will make its debut May 2 as the Rosen PAC welcomes folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step performing “The Simon & ...

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CPA Q&A

Robert J. Blackwell, CPA/PFS/CGMA

Robert J. Blackwell, CPA/PFS/CGMA is a senior member of Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC. He provides accounting, tax and consulting services for a diverse client base of individuals and closel...

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Sobel Solutions

Dress For Success to Honor Sobel & Co.'s Michael LaForge at 2015 Gala

LIVINGSTON, NJ – For the first time ever, Dress for Success (DFS) of Morris County, a not-for-profit organization that promotes economic independence for women in need of support, has chos...

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Golda Och Academy Corner

Seventh-Grade Students Apply Judaic Lessons to Golda Och Academy's Annual Tzedakah Fair

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Golda Och Academy’s seventh-graders participated in the annual Tzedakah Fair on March 17, showcasing their multimedia projects on charitable organizations for parents, fa...

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Discount Travel News

A Week in San Diego for $474

This week’s gem, The Gaslamp Plaza Suites is a historical, European style hotel built in 1913, and listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. As you walk in, observe the plaza...

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Real Estate

Class of 2014 Graduates Livingston High School

By DANIELLE SANTOLA

June 21, 2014 at 4:58 AM

LIVINGSTON, NJ - On the Livingston High School (LHS) turf, in a sea of green decorated caps, 464 Livingston students received high school diplomas on Friday. Hundreds of family members and friends applauded their graduates as students and teachers gave speeches congratulating the class and advising them on the years to come.

“There are places I’ll remember all my life, though some have changed,” Class Officer Chase Madorsky quoted as he welcomed his graduating class. “Much has changed but our memories have only grown.” 

According to LHS Principal Marc Stern, this class more than others has overcome drastic changes including an exceeding number of snow days, experiments with block scheduling and other obstacles that made this year’s graduation a “major milestone.”

Madorsky applauded his class for being the “unofficial second mascot,” calling the Class of 2014 the "guinea pig." He said his classmates adapted and strived and thrived through school spirit, rather than letting adversity get them down. Madorsky shared his hope that his peers would continue to “shake it off and step it up” as they move through the next chapter of their lives.

“It was an honor to be able to kick off graduation,” Madorsky said. “It was a pleasure to be able to look out at my class one more time and set the tone for the rest of the night.”

Valedictorian Kevin Kwok shared a similar feeling about his graduating class, encouraging them to create their own happy endings. Quoting Walt Disney, Kwok vowed that each of their dreams could come true if only they find the courage to pursue them.

Class of 2014 Officers Matthew Levey, Madorsky, Matthew Reuter and Samantha Waldenberg presented diplomas to their peers, followed by the tradition moving of the tassels. Caps filled the air as the new college freshmen cheered for the end of their high school careers.

Stern assured his students that, much like the difficult winter they endured this year, the snow will always melt and brighter days will follow. After commencement, family members stormed the turf to congratulate their graduates.

“I just want to say how proud I am of Marni and how great of a role model she is to me,” Austin Siegel said of his older sister. “I love her and will miss her so much next year.”