Parents, Do Not Throw Away Your Shot

Ok folks. We are still in a COVID surge, and infections among kids continue to be higher than in previous waves. Thankfully, our elementary school kids (ages 5-11) can now receive the COVID vaccine. A good number of our middle and high school kids have been vaccinated, and as of Thanksgiving, everyone K-12 has been eligible. So, parents, I am guessing you have already scheduled your kid for a ...

Homewatch CareGivers Responds to Omicron, Keeping Clients and Caregivers Safe

While many thought Covid was almost behind us, here we are once again finding transmission rates high, and many local households affected by the virus. All clinical staff and caregivers at Homewatch CareGivers of South Orange are required to be fully vaccinated. While not mandatory at this time, all employees are strongly encouraged to receive a booster to avoid serious illness and ...

What are your financial resolutions for 2022?

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What are your financial resolutions for 2022?

 

As you know, 2021 was full of challenges. We were still feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic when supply chains shut down and inflation heated up. So, if you’re like many people, you might not be sorry to see the year come to a close. But now it’s time to look ahead to a brighter 2022. And on a ...

NJ 11th For Change Statement on the Removal of Sweeney and the Appointment of Matos from the NJ Legislative Apportionment Commission

January 27, 2022

NJ 11th For Change applauds Chairman Jones’ decision to replace former Senate President Steve Sweeney on the New Jersey Legislative Apportionment Commission.

Sweeney’s decision to appoint himself to the commission was always bad for New Jersey. His longstanding ties to unelected party boss George Norcross, his open and self-serving alliance with former Governor Chris ...

ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO AND ESSEX COUNTY SHERIFF FONTOURA ENACT CODE BLUE PROCEDURES TO PROVIDE HOMELESS WITH SHELTER DURING EXTREME WINTER WEATHER

January 28, 2022

Essex County, NJ – On Tuesday, January 18th, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced the Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated because extreme cold weather in the forecast. The Code Blue will be in effect from Friday, January 28th at 4 p.m. through Tuesday, February 1 at 8 a.m.

“Providing our ...

Missing Towaco Woman and Her Children Found Safe

January 28, 2022

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Police Chief Andrew Caggiano and county law enforcement authorities announced that 39-year-old Cheng Hsiao, reported missing from Montville Township, along with her two young children - Ethan, 3, and Ian, 2 - have been found. The three were reported missing on January 23, 2022.

Through the extensive cooperative efforts of the Montville Township Police ...

Major Winter Storm To Impact All Of New Jersey On Saturday

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch through Saturday evening for the entire Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions for the impending major storm that will impact our area. The storm is expected to reach our area in the early evening on Friday.  There are many characteristics of this storm that are making the forecast extremely complicated, ...

ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP and Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) Join Forces to Form a Clinical Affiliation in New Jersey

January 26, 2022

Tarrytown, NY– ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA) is pleased to announce that the practice has formed a clinical affiliation with Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC), formerly Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

“We are thrilled to affiliate and collaborate with ENT and Allergy Associates. ENTA is recognized throughout the region as a leader providing outstanding care to their ...

Why We Oppose the South Orange-Maplewood Fire Department Merger, And Why You Should Too

The South Orange Fire Department and the New Jersey State FMBA are vehemently opposed to the merger of the South Orange and Maplewood fire departments, as it is currently being proposed, because it will result in staffing reductions, operational changes and logistical problems that will slow response times, impair firefighting and emergency operations, and have a detrimental effect our ...

JESPY Executive Director Audrey Winkler Elected to NJACP Board

SOUTH ORANGE - Audrey Winkler, executive director of JESPY House, has recently been elected to the board of NJACP (NJ Association of Community Providers). This nonprofit represents over 60 provider organizations across New Jersey which serve people with Intellectual, Developmental, and other disabilities.

“I was honored to be asked to serve on NJACP’s board,” says ...