Thursday, August 9, 2012
A proposed jitney from the Livingston Mall to the South Orange train station could be in service by Labor Day.
Livingston’s proposed jitney to South Orange moved one step closer to reality on Monday as the town council approved an ordinance establishing the transportation route on its first reading. The ordinance now goes to a second reading and final vote on Sep. 4. “I think we all recognize that it’s important for our residents to go to their places of employment as quickly, easily and as efficiently as the towns that surround us,” Livingston Mayor Stephen Santola said. “We really need to have services beyond the 77 bus into Manhattan.” Alan Karpas, chairman of the township's Vision 20/20 committee, provided the details of the service that would allow commuters to travel from the Livingston Mall to the South Orange train station. Residents …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
A proposed jitney from the Livingston Mall to the South Orange train station could be a reality by Labor Day.
New York City commuters can take a jitney bus from the Livingston Mall to the South Orange train station under a six-month pilot plan that may soon be offered by Livingston. Residents would be charged a $2 fare per ride. There are also plans to introduce a monthly pass at $70 a month. Alan Karpas, chairman of the township's Vision 20/20 committee, gave an update on Monday about the proposal, which would cost the town $54,000 over a 6 month period. The service is expected to cost about $450 per day for the driver, vehicle and insurance. Livingston Mayor Stephen Santola said the cost was already built into this year’s budget if the plan is enacted before the end of the year. A jitney bus would run from the Livingston mall to the South …
Saturday, July 7, 2012
In light of this weekend's heat, the Essex County Sheriff's department has listed these sites as possible cooling centers for residents.
The Essex County Office of Emergency Management is advising residents that due to extreme heat conditions this weekend, the Codey Arena at the South Mountain Recreational Complex on Northfield Avenue in West Orange will be used as a cooling center for Essex County residents. The arena will be open on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For Livingston residents who can't make it to the arena, the Livingston Police Department announced that the Livingston Mall and Livingston Public Library can be used as local cooling centers for residents to cool off and relax. Their normal business hours will still be in effect.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
H&M and Steve Maddon are among the stores that have recently opened.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Simon’s Livingston Mall recently welcomed eight stores – some new and others newly remodeled – to its exceptional lineup of existing retailers. For shoppers, that means more choices in fashion apparel, designer footwear and mobile communication. Five stores recently opened, while three others are slated to come aboard this summer. “Livingston Mall is consistently focused on incorporating the most current and sought-after retailers to its already stellar mix of more than 100 specialty merchants,” said Elizabeth DiDuca, area director of marketing and business development for Livingston Mall and Rockaway Townsquare. “We are pleased to welcome these new stores to our tenant roster and look forward to an exciting summer shopping season.” …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The annual arts show will run from May 17-20.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The 27th Annual Livingston Public Schools Art Show, “Art Through the Ages,” will open at the Livingston Mall, on the upper level, on Thursday, May 17th at 6 p.m. “More than 1,000 pieces, representing all nine of our schools will be displayed in this year’s show,” said Emile Talarico, K-12 District Art Supervisor. The artwork being displayed includes paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, ceramics, sculptures, metal arts, collages, mixed media and a range of interdisciplinary projects developed in conjunction with classroom teachers. Pieces are representative of the LPS’ art curriculum, which is created based upon the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards in the Visual and Performing Arts. The show is a culmination of a year-…
Saturday, May 12, 2012
The annual Essex County expo will be held on May 12 at the Livingston Mall.
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Saturday, May 12, 2012
On May 12, the Annual Essex County Police and Public Safety Expo will be at the Livingston Mall, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This funfilled event will feature live demonstrations, and displays throughout the Mall from local, county, state, and federal agencies. The Expo will also present numerous safety programs including the Kid Care Child ID Program, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Livingston, which provides parents with an opportunity to have their child fingerprinted by the Livingston Police Department as well as obtain photos for identification purposes. “The Expo is hosted and sponsored by the Essex County Crime Prevention Officer’s Association” reported Gary Mankowitz, President of the Association. “This event not only helps inform the …
Monday, March 26, 2012
This week in Livingston is chock full of meetings and events.
The Livingston Township Council meets tonight. The conference meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. and the regular meeting begins at 8 p.m. The agenda is included as a PDF attached to this story. The Livingston Board of Education also meets tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Livingston High School Auditorium. All members of the community are invited and encouraged to attend. This meeting will serve as the District’s public hearing on the 2012-2013 budget. Information about the 2012-2013 budget can be found here. The agenda is included as a PDF file attached to this story. Reminder: Livingston Public Schools are closed from Monday, April 2 – Friday, April 6 for Spring Break. The Livingston Public Library will present two showings of the movie The Help, …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Council discusses offering shuttle van between Livington Mall and South Orange train station.
Transportation was the main topic of the Livingston Township Council meeting Monday night as municipal officials mulled over starting a shuttle service for commuters between the Livingston Mall and the South Orange train station. Alan Karpas, chairman of the township's Vision 20/20 committee, said in the past many residents complained Livingston is "not commuter friendly" in a survey passed around last year to gauge how the community can be improved. In an attempt to fix that, Karpas and Don Watt, vice president of Transoptions, a transportation non-profit organization, studied the issue and came up with a proposal to run a commuter van from the mall's parking lot to the South Orange train station, which has New Jersey Transit trains …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Provides educational opportunities for at-risk students; deadline is March 1.
For the 12th consecutive year, Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for at-risk high school students, will award a college scholarship to one student from every community that is home to a Simon property, including Livingston Mall in Livingston. Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarships are awarded through the Simon Youth Scholarships program and in partnership with local Simon properties. The application period is open through Thursday, March 1, 2012. Students can pick up a copy of a scholarship application at the Simon Guest Services Center at Livingston Mall. Applications also can be downloaded at the SYF website at syf.org/our-initiatives/scholarships/community-application. Any …
Monday, December 5, 2011
As part of their annual holiday concert series, the Chatham Community Band brings cheer to shoppers.
Some musical cheer will accompany holiday shoppers at the Livingston Mall on Tuesday, Dec. 6, when the Chatham Community Band gives one of several free area concerts to celebrate the season. The 60-member ensemble, which features brass, woodwinds and percussion, will be outside the upper level of Macy’s beginning at 7:30 p.m. On the playlist are “A Most Wonderful Christmas,” “A Chanukah Celebration,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and the “Hallelujah Chorus.” A non-profit organization, the band was established in 1984 and is comprised of members ranging in age from 17-90. "We always like the opportunity to play for those who might not get a chance to hear live music, and to contribute to the festivities at this time of year,” said Ed …