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Where Are They Now?!

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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Police Blotter

Livingston Police Department Conducts Two Investigations Involving Motor Vehicles

March 27, 2015

LIVINGSTON, NJ — According to the Livingston Police Department, two instances involving vehicles were reported during the week of March 21 through March 27. A Livingston resident&rsquo...

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Municipal Court News

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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Press Releases

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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

LHS Students' Art Exhibited at 36th Annual NJ High School duCret School of Art Show

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Recently, a multi-media showcase of works by Livingston High School (LHS) artists was selected for an exhibit at the 36th Annual NJ High School duCret School of Art Show, with t...

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Y Works

YMCA Announces New, State-of-the-art Resistance Center to Open

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The West Essex YMCA in Livingston is holding a Grand Re-Opening of the Resistance Center on April 12 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. According to the Y, the Resistance Center...

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Sobel Solutions

Public Invited to Dress for Success' "Transforming Lives Gala" Honoring Sobel & Cos.' Mike LaForge

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Sobel & Co., a Livingston-based regional certified public accounting and consulting firm, has announced that on April 23, partner, Mike LaForge, will be the first man ...

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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

Livingston 2013 Volunteer Appreciation Celebration Honors Those Who Devote Themselves to Giving Back

By KIMBERLY A. BOLOGNINI

January 25, 2013 at 6:55 AM

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Township of Livingston presented the 2013 Volunteer Appreciation Celebration on Thursday night at Cedar Hill Country Club.

Members of Livingston’s Fire Department, First Aid Squad, Vision 20/20, Business Improvement District (BID), Livingston Muncipal Alliance Committee (LMAC) among several other organizations, were recognized throughout the night based on how many years served.

“Thank you for your continued service to which you freely donate your time,” Mayor Rudy Fernandez said.

Fernandez explained that in honor of Livingston’s Bicentennial, January’s theme is "Strength in Volunteers," and its growing list is "quite impressive."

Councilman Al Anthony told The Alternative Press that volunteerism is Livingston’s foundation.

“Volunteerism is the life blood of our community—it’s really what makes this township so great,” Anthony said. “The hundreds of volunteers are all terrific people who are concerned with their community and want to give back their time and talents.”

Chair of Vision 20/20, Officer of HCHY, and member of both the Transportation Committee and LACD (Livingston Advisory Committee for Disabilities), Alan Karpas, was recognized specifically for his ten years of service with Vision 20/20 and five years on the Transportation Committee.

Karpas told The Alternative Press that he doesn’t consider what he does “volunteering," but rather using his abilities and experience to give back to the town.

“The most rewarding part for me is when something gets accomplished such as the shuttle service that has been offered as of October,” Karpas said.

He added that anything regarding helping children, especially with HCHY is very rewarding as well.

Former mayor, co-chair of the Bicentennial Committee, and member of BID, Ellie Cohen, was also in attendance to shed light on the talented volunteers of Livingston.

“The wonderful thing about this town is the culture of volunteerism,” Cohen said. “They are all such talented people who are so willing to help the town for the better.”

Pins were distributed based on how many years of service the volunteers have given to the town, starting with five years and working its way up to 55 in increments of five.