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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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Community Announcements

Today's Events

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

Columns

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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On the Aisle

'Cinderella' Brings Classic Disney Magic Back to the Screen

One of the biggest challenges that Disney's new iteration of Cinderella faced was convincing the audience that it deserved to be made in the first place.  This marks the studio's fo...

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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 Athlete of the Week: Kylie McLaughlin

By EMILY GOLDSON

April 21, 2014 at 6:55 AM

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Last Saturday, Kylie McLaughlin's two-run triple in the fifth inning rallied Livingston to a 6-3 victory over Caravel at the Mount St. Dominic Invitational in Caldwell. Although many of us would see this as the top point of an athlete’s career, this is only one of McLaughlin’s many accomplishments as a starting player on the Livingston High School (LHS) Varsity softball team.

It is for these reasons and because of her strong team leadership that Kylie McLaughlin is being honored as The Alternative Press of Livingston’s Athlete of the Week.

“This season I'm really looking to have fun and enjoy it,” said McLaughlin. “It's the last time I’ll be playing softball at a competitive level since I’ve decided not to play in college.”

Although the season has just begun, McLaughlin has already scored 10 runs and has helped the team to get eight wins and only one loss so far.

“I am hoping that we can win a state championship, since we have lost over the past two years, and it would be really nice to go out with a state championship title.” said McLaughlin.

Last year, McLaughlin was chosen as the Essex County Player of the Year. Throughout the season, she registered 44 hits and 41 runs. McLaughlin also swiped 27 bases and had seven triples to go along with six home runs.

“My softball career has been unreal,” said McLaughlin. “I never expected to have so much success. As a freshman, I was kind of the underdog. It wasn’t until sophomore year that I really found my place at the Varsity level.”

Although she has decided not to play at the University of Delaware, which is where she will be attending college in the fall, McLaughlin has been awarded the Athlete of the Week honor for her skills on the field and her leadership position on the team. Together, they have made her an extremely valuable player to the LHS softball program.

Each week, The Alternative Press (TAP) of Livingston chooses a student Athlete of the Week. Criteria stems from prowess on the field, court or arena to leadership. Articles are written by the Livingston High School Sports Interns, who participate in TAP's program.

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