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She Lost Part of Her Leg. That Didn’t Stop this NJ Soul Food Chef

December 9, 2019

BelleJohns’ Soul Food has found success over the past few years, but things would be different if chef and owner Jewel Domino had believed what her doctors told her a year ago.

Last November, she was hit by a drunk driver, which resulted in her losing the bottom half of her left leg, Domino said. After many surgeries, she learned to manage her pain and walk with a prosthetic. And she did ...

Make Our Decadent Homemade Hot Chocolate

It takes just three ingredients and a few minutes to whip together this rich, creamy milk chocolate treat, perfect for a winter day.

Tip: A serrated knife will make quick work of chopping up a milk chocolate bar. We recommend using high-quality chocolate for a smooth, creamy drink. Milk chocolate chips won’t melt as easily as wafers or bars, but they’ll do in a ...

No Coffee. No Cars. No Future. Hope Lies in The Past in New Sci Fi Novel by Fanwood Author.

FANWOOD, NJ —Fanwood Councilman Tom Kranz has published his third novel, Time Travel Rescue, a science fiction thriller in which climate change turns Earth into a dying dystopia.

Living in a wasteland that is beyond repair becomes too much for Rick who, like most of those left on the planet in 2212, works for the Big Five mega-corporation. A chance, online meeting with a young hacker ...

New Jersey Date Night: Our Favorite Pizza Places

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

The weekend after Thanksgiving, treat your date to a second helping of pie. Pizza, that is.

After so many days, the last thing anyone wants is another turkey sandwich with a side of leftovers. The flavors of Thanksgiving are amazing, but they’re not supposed to last forever. You and your date ...

Dress Up Your Holiday Table with Homemade Cranberry Chutney

This holiday season, try something a bit nontraditional, something a little sweet and savory to accompany either turkey or ham on your holiday table: cranberry chutney, a condiment that punches up a seasonal local ingredient with some South Asian flair.

Chutney is made from fruits, vegetables and/or herbs with vinegar, sugar and spices. It's used to provide balance to an ...

Hunterdon Healthcare and Atlantic Health System Partner to Bring Enhanced Ambulatory Services to Somerset County

Hunterdon Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System have announced a partnership in Somerset County to further expand health care services.  The New Jersey-based health systems will share ownership of Bridgewater Physical and Occupational Therapy, Advanced Imaging at Bridgewater and Bridgewater Ambulatory Surgery Center all located at 1121 Route 22 West in Bridgewater, formerly the Bank ...

Innovation and Compassion: Overlook Medical Center Gives Summit's Homeless Sleeping Bags - Hand-made from Surgical Wrap

SUMMIT, NJ – DECEMBER 2019 - With icy weather on its way, Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center put its innovative spirit to work to help protect the City of Summit’s homeless population, with a donation of its own hand-made sleeping bags and pillows, created from re-purposed surgical blue wrap.

Surgical blue wrap, used to cover sterile surgical instruments and ...

Meet Claas Ehlers: Three Questions with the Newest Member of the Overlook Medical Center Community Advisory Board

Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers has been appointed to the Community Advisory Board of Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, one of the region’s premier providers of health care and home to some of the state’s top physicians.

The board provides a way for the community to help guide Overlook’s development and support its efforts to provide exceptional care.

Union County Freeholders Take Action Against “Heartless” Homeless Relocation Policy

December 10, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County freeholder board has taken action against New York City’s Special One-Time Assistance (SOTA) policy, which has relocated several homeless families from the city to several Union County municipalities.

At their meeting Thursday night, the freeholders passed the following resolution:

“A Resolution urging New Jersey State Attorney General ...

Toys ‘R’ Us Returns, Opens First Location In Paramus at Garden State Plaza

November 29, 2019

PARAMUS, NJ — After a year and a half off the market, beloved toy chain Toys 'R' Us has made a comeback in Paramus.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Wednesday at New Jersey’s largest mall — the first location in the U.S. The opening comes just 48 hours before the biggest shopping event of the season, Black Friday. 

“What ...

Surviving The Holiday Season After Losing a Loved One

Grief is a normal and natural reaction to the death of a loved one. Most of us are not prepared for the long journey of grief which is sometimes devastating, frightening, and often lonely. 

We may think, do, and say things that are very unlike us.  There seems to be no respite, no end to the intense feelings that we experience. These feelings can be even more intensified during ...

Tips on How to Survive Family Get-Togethers During The Holidays

Family get-togethers are not always easy.

Many of us dread having to participate in some of the social events that take place during this time. We may begin to experience stress knowing that our gathering will involve some relatives or immediate family whom we really do not like. We may feel the tension building as we think about in-laws and/or relatives who have such strong opinions ...

Losing a Pet Hurts So Much

Animals provide companionship, acceptance, emotional support and unconditional love. If you understand this connection between human and animal, then you understand that coping with loss and grief of a pet is no different than when a person you love dies. It’s natural for family and friends to express sorrow for your loss for a human, unfortunately, many people do not understand ...

THE BIG TOY DRIVE

December 5, 2019

Dear Editor:

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood UNICO clubs are happy to announce their co-sponsorship of “The Big Toy Drive” this holiday season! Donations are being accepted now until Dec. 17, and all donations and proceeds benefit Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation in Mountainside. New, unwrapped toys can be donated at the following ...

Gift Wrapping at Lord & Taylor to Benefit the Westfield Historical Society

December 11, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ -- The Westfield Historical Society announces its schedule for holiday gift wrapping at Lord & Taylor of Westfield.

Each holiday season, the Lord & Taylor store of Westfield allows volunteers from the Westfield Historical Society to expertly wrap shoppers’ gifts as a fundraiser. For a small donation, volunteers will wrap your holiday gifts, right there on the spot ...