Why Are Stinging Insects So Aggressive in the Fall?

During the early summer months, hornets and yellow jackets rarely come out and sting people. So why do they become so aggressive during the late summer and fall? The reason has to do with how they spend their time in the summer versus what they’re doing in the fall!

The Life of A Stinging Insect

Most stinging insects are social, meaning they start and build a new colony every year ...

Prime Healthcare's New Jersey Hospitals Announce Termination of Contract with UnitedHealthcare

September 19, 2021

Denville, New Jersey.

Prime Healthcare’s New Jersey hospitals announced its decision to terminate its contracts with UnitedHealthcare, citing that they are being significantly underpaid compared to the rates of neighboring facilities. The decision to terminate its contracts with United specifically impacts Saint Clare’s Health in Denville, Dover and Boonton, Saint Michael’s ...

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Honors August Care Award Recipient

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Mountainside Medical Center names Melba Malaran (pictured center) as the Care Award recipient for August. Mountainside Medical Center’s Care award is a monthly award that focuses on recognizing team members whose behaviors and attitudes best exemplify our five beliefs outlining who we are: creative, courageous, connected, compassionate and collaborative.

Melba has ...

YMCA Offers Fall Membership Savings and Chance to Win $5K

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The West Essex YMCA welcomes new members this fall with special opportunities to save on membership and be eligible to win $5,000.

“As new school-year routines start, the fall is a perfect time to join or rejoin the Y, where you’ll find enrichment and wellness opportunities for all ages, and a community of support for you and your family’s health ...

Essex County Added to FEMA Disaster List For Ida Federal Aid

September 11, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – Just days after Essex County was excluded from federal assistance aimed to help residents recover from the aftermath of Tropical Storm Ida to the dismay of area officials, it was announced on Friday that the county will now be included. 

Essex, Hudson, Mercer and Union counties were added to the Major Disaster Declaration that was first issued ...

Essex County Still Being Considered by FEMA for Disaster Relief

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — President Biden visited New Jersey and New York to see the damage Tropical Storm Ida unleashed. The President alongside the state's governors announced relief through FEMA. People in need, insured or not, can apply for assistance if they live in a county that has been "declared" by FEMA. Essex County is under assessment pending ...

Essex County Will Commemorate 20th Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

West Orange, NJ — On Saturday, September 11, Essex County officials and residents will gather at 8 a.m. in Eagle Rock Reservation to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

The 9/11 Memorial is located at the corner of Eagle Rock Avenue and Prospect Avenue in West Orange. Those who prefer to watch the ceremony remotely can watch ...

Morristown Medical Center Surgeons 1st in U.S. to Use Minimally Invasive Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT) With Advanced Imaging for Flexible Scoliosis Correction

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center fellowship-trained scoliosis surgeon Jason E. Lowenstein, MD, leads the only surgical team in New Jersey to use a new, FDA-approved tethering system for minimally invasive scoliosis surgery that provides for flexible spinal deformity correction and faster healing. The team is also the first in the nation to use a new type of portable CT ...