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The Elizabeth Community Comes Together to “Walk for a Cause” for the 6th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

October 22, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Dozens of survivors and community members gathered together to “Walk for a Cause” on Saturday, Oct 20, in the town’s 6th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.  

The event sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, Trinitas Hospital, and Union County Public Health, among others, took place at Carteret Park and kicked off at 10 a.m with a ...

Rutgers Opens Autism Research Center

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has opened research center to study the treatment and service needs for people with autism spectrum disorders that will allow an advisory board of parents and advocates of the disability community to identify unmet needs.

Based in New Brunswick, the New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence is funded through the Governor's Council for ...

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 21-27, 2018: What you Need to Know

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Nearly half a million children living in the United States have elevated blood lead levels that may cause significant damage to their health, estimates the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The estimate is based on children with a blood lead level of 5 micrograms per deciliter or higher using data from national surveys conducted in 2007-2008 and 2009-2010. Major ...

Green Brook Police Department Collecting Unwanted Prescription Medications as part of ​ “Operation Take Back New Jersey”

GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Green Brook Police Department will once again be participating in the “Operation Take Back New Jersey” prescription medication disposal program. This program, orchestrated through the Drug Enforcement Administration, provides a convenient and safe means for residents to dispose of their unused, unwanted and/or expired prescription ...

Flu Shots Available This Wednesday and Saturday in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Flu shots will be available to the community at Maplewood Town Hall (574 Valley St.) on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon and Saturday, Oct. 27, from noon to 2 p.m., according to a flyer from the Maplewood Health Department.

Flu shots are free for all seniors, 65 years and older, and for all residents over 18 years old who are on MEDICARE and MEDICAID. Please bring proof ...

Dianne Grossman “How to Protect Your Family from 'Not My Child' Syndrome.'" Tuesday in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD – The Bloomfield Municipal Alliance Committee (BMAC) and the Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services are sponsoring "An Evening with Dianne Grossman" on Tuesday, Oct. 23, the final session in a four-part series for parents on raising teens in the digital age.

The free event runs from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Bloomfield Middle School, 60 Huck Road, and is ...

Dianne Grossman “How to Protect Your Family from 'Not My Child' Syndrome.'" Tuesday in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD – The Bloomfield Municipal Alliance Committee (BMAC) and the Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services are sponsoring "An Evening with Dianne Grossman" on Tuesday, Oct. 23, the final session in a four-part series for parents on raising teens in the digital age.

The free event runs from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Bloomfield Middle School, 60 Huck Road, and is ...

Breast Cancer Screenings Make More Cancers Curable

MORRISTOWN, N.J. - There are a lot of memorable days in a cancer survivor’s life – some better than others, of course.  For Sally Richter of Denville, Sept. 20 was a favorite because it was her last radiation treatment and a glorious day that would begin the next chapter in her life.

Thankfully for Sally – and so many women diagnosed with breast cancer today – ...

Strategies to Cope with School Anxiety to be Hosted by Wood-Ridge Parent Advisory Network

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- The Wood-Ridge Parent Advisory Network and EDNI Counseling Services, LLC will be hosting a school anxiety presentation on Thursday October 25 7:00 p.m. at the Wood-Ridge Junior/Senior High School Auditorium.

“Anxiety disorders affect one in eight children. Research shows that untreated children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in ...

For Denville Resident Sally Richter, a Routine Breast Cancer Screening Saved Her Life

DENVILLE, NJ - There are a lot of memorable days in a cancer survivor’s life – some better than others, of course. For Salvatrice "Sally" Richter of Denville, September 20 was a favorite because it was her last radiation treatment and a glorious day that would begin the next chapter in her life.

Thankfully for Richter – and so many women diagnosed ...

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Halloween Trick or Treating Safety Tips For all to Heed

October 22, 2018

In little more than a week it will be that time of year again, when little goblins and ghosts will be going door-to-door, trick-or-treating. Glen Rock Police Department recommends the following safety tips to help make the occasion safe and enjoyable:

Children should:

Only approach well-lit houses and always travel in small groups
Wear clothing that is bright, reflective and flame ...