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    Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Club Invites Public to Join

    By Robert J. Clark | March 11, 2015

    Dear Editor: I am writing on behalf of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Association located at 648 Prospect Avenue, West Orange...

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    Montclair Parent Writes Open Letter to Millburn Superintendent on PARCC

    By Sarah Blaine | February 20, 2015

    Dear Superintendent Crisfield: As a graduate of the Millburn Public Schools (Class of 1991) where you currently serve as Superinte...

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    PARCC Refusal Letter

    By Justin Escher Alpert | February 14, 2015

    NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Livingston resident, Justin Escher Alpert, whose daughter Skylar testified in front of the State Board of Educat...

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    Opportunities lead to Success

    By Colleen Mulvaney | November 12, 2014

    It is impressive how Livingston High School offers 27 AP classes. It just goes to show how lucky these kids are to live in this area w...

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    Rec Travel Basketball Program in Shambles

    By Peter Gelman | November 7, 2014

    Being a parent who is very passionate about the game of Basketball, I feel it is time to speak up with regard to the Li...

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    Support for Councilwoman Deborah Shapiro

    By Robert J. Clark | November 2, 2014

    Dear Editor; I am writing in support of Livingston Councilwoman Deborah Shapiro who is seeking re-election in the November 4th ele...

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    BULLET VOTE- LIVINGSTON

    By Larry Greenberg | October 31, 2014

    On Tuesday, Livingston voters will go to the polls in the election” for Town Council. We have the 7 candidates for 3 Town Counci...

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    Please Support the LHS Hall Of Fame Dinner and Livingston Education Foundation (LEF)

    By Walter D. LeVine | October 2, 2014

    As Vice President of Livingston Education Foundation (LEF) I would like to solicit all readers to make their reservations to join us i...

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    A Call for Solutions

    By Mark Dunec | October 1, 2014

    Our founding fathers built our nation on a platform of civic engagement. It is our duty, as Americans, to not only vote every election...

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    Buying Back Our Safety

    By John F. McKeon | September 23, 2014

    Too often, we as Americans find ourselves reflecting on senseless violence as each year 31,000 Americans perish as a consequence of a ...

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    Why Am I Running for Congress?

    By Marc Dunec | July 29, 2014

    Over the past year, I’ve spoken with hundreds of Democrats, Republicans and Independents across Northern New Jersey. We discusse...

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    Budget Battle Continues in Trenton

    By Devon Douglas-Bowers | June 25, 2014

    Currently a major fiscal battle is taking place between Republicans and Democrats in the state government regarding New Jersey’s...

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    Protecting the Right to Vote...or Not to Vote in America

    By Christopher J. Durkin | June 23, 2014

    Should we as a nation mandate voting by our citizens in every election under penalty of law? My election day polling site was a...

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    Deborah Shapiro 2014 Budget Remarks

    By Councilwoman Deborah Shapiro | April 29, 2014

    Yet again we are faced with a budget increase that, while may not have been totally avoidable, should have been lower than is presente...

  • Iran Interim Agreement Offers Opportunity for Cautious Hope but Final Agreement

    By Gordon Haas | December 2, 2013

    The Community Relations Committee of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ has been a proponent of a strong and unyielding interna...

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    Jasey, McKeon Thank Constituents of 27th Legislative District

    By | November 26, 2013

    On November 25, the Alternative Press received a Letter of Thanks from Assemblyman John McKeon and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey, to the 27...

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    Upcoming Talks About New DPW Site

    By Larry Kohn | October 15, 2013

    Dear Editor, The staff recommendations for a new DPW facility has all the appearances of being prepared by people that don't p...

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    Question Never Answered

    By Marty Katz | September 7, 2013

    My question:  What are the reasons that the Livingston Town Manager, Michele Meade, refused to meet even once with someone she hi...

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    Township Salary Comparison - Manager is Unresponsive

    By Larry Kohn | August 28, 2013

    Dear Editor,   At a recent conference meeting of the Mayor and Council, Michele Meade was requested to prepare an analysis ...

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    The Importance of the Condition of the Marked Patrol Vehicle

    By Marty Katz | July 28, 2013

    As discussed previously in my officer survival mindset articles there is a certain importance and significance to the statement of &ls...

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    Our Own Bonnie and Clyde

    By Karen Samiec | June 27, 2013

    To the Editor, When will the taxpayers in this town finally open up their eyes and get involved? We have angst at the police depar...

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    OPED on OPRA/OPMA

    By State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg | June 25, 2013

    In New Jersey, we’re fortunate to have two fantastic tools to help maintain open government at all levels – the Open Publi...

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    Livingston- The New Tammany Hall

    By Larry Greenberg | June 24, 2013

    The  practice what was once called "honest graft" in politics is alive and well in Livingston. Livingston is now t...

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    The Malfunctioning Town Manager

    By Karen Samiec | June 21, 2013

    The Council Meeting last Monday night was a sight to behold. The rudeness remains and seems to be a reminder of those past lurking in ...

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    "Trying to Find My Congressman"

    By Mark Dunec | May 3, 2013

    A few weeks ago, I wrote to express frustration with Congress’s failure to enact common sense gun control measures to prevent th...

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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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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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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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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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