New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most

Whether we push a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle or order through a delivery app, all New Jerseyans are noticing that grocery prices are on the rise. 

The cost of buying food has increased by 9.1% over the past year, according to government data released last month. Combined with fluctuating gas prices, rising rents as well as interest rates, inflation is forcing many of us to ...

What You can do to Help Afghanistan

July 29, 2022

Between June 22 and June 24, 2022, two large earthquakes devastated Afghanistan. Approximately 1,000 people were killed and nearly 10,000 houses were destroyed. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/how-to-help-victims-of-the-earthquake-in-afghanistan. The international community has worked to help Afghan citizens, with The United States and South Korea allocating funds to help with recovery, while ...

The JCC’s Barracudas Swim Team hosts Meet the Coaches Night Monday, August 8

August 5, 2022

Scotch Plains - The JCC of Central New Jersey has three swim programs. The Barracudas Swim Team (ages 5 - 18) is the competitive team; the Mini-Barracudas (ages 5 - 8) introduces children to the swim team program, and the IntraCudas (ages 8 - 18) is the intramural program.  The Barracudas are beginning their 22nd season competing in the New Jersey JCC-YMHA Swim League.

On Monday, August 8 ...

Three Atlantic Health System Hospitals Receive Five-Star Rating by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in Updated Hospital Quality Star Rating

Atlantic Health System announced today that three of its hospitals recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the highest ranking offered by the federal agency. Collectively, Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center and Newton Medical Center account for three of New Jersey’s only four hospitals to achieve this ...

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Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center Rated Number One Hospital in New Jersey for the Fifth Year in a Row by U.S. News & World Report

Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System announced that Morristown Medical Center has been ranked the number one hospital in New Jersey for the fifth consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report in its 2022-2023 Best Hospital rankings. The medical center is one of the top acute care hospitals in New Jersey to be nationally ranked, ...

Carjacking at Wawa in Maplewood Thursday Morning

August 11, 2022

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul has advised the community about a carjacking they were advised of on a 911 call at about 4:30 a.m. The incident occurred in the Wawa Parking Lot located at 1511 Springfield Ave.

The caller was the male victim (who is 72 years old) and he reported that upon exiting the Wawa store and walking to his vehicle, and unknown male ...

State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...

Portal Bridge Project Between Newark, New York Breaks Ground

KEARNY, NJ — Construction of a new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City moved one step closer to reality Monday when New Jersey officials and transit leaders broke ground on the new project.

The project is part of the larger Gateway Program, which is aimed to double rail service for New York City-bound commuters.

“Safe, reliable, and ...

Avoid Heat Exhaustion this Summer

Increased activity in the summer could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a cascading condition that can cause permanent disability or death. 

Older people, those struggling with health issues and young children are most susceptible to heat exhaustion as well as athletes who wear helmets and heavy uniforms during summer practices. But Atlantic Health System sports ...