HEALTH & WELLNESS

Bar Crawls, Zebra Stripes and Roundabouts Presented as Measures to increase Pedestrian Safety

July 21, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ -  Bar Crawls, Zebra Stripes and Roundabouts were presented as some of means to increase pedestrian safety at the multi-town pedestrian safety meeting held at Turtle Back Zoo Wednesday. The meeting was was attended by elected and appointed officials, township representatives and citizens activists from Nutley, Bloomfield, West Orange, Verona, Millburn and ...

Bar Crawls, Zebra Stripes and Roundabouts Presented as Measures to increase Pedestrian Safety

WEST ORANGE, NJ -  Bar Crawls, Zebra Stripes and Roundabouts were presented as some of means to increase pedestrian safety at the multi-town pedestrian safety meeting held at Turtle Back Zoo Wednesday. The meeting was was attended by elected and appointed officials, township representatives and citizens activists from Nutley, Bloomfield, West Orange, Verona, Millburn and ...

Groundwork Elizabeth Receives $200K Grant for New Youth Health Initiative

ELIZABETH, NJ - A non-profit organization that supports healthy and environmentally-friendly projects in the city was one of 10 groups in the state to receive a $200,000 grant.

Groundwork Elizabeth plans to use the grant to select 20 city residents from the ages of 14 to 21 over a period of about 3 years to brainstorm, train and develop a community event addressing a health challenge in the ...

Trader Joe's Recalls 'Grainless Granola' over Listeria Concern

WESTFIELD, NJ — Trader Joe's is issuing a recall for “Trader Joe's Grainless Granola” over potential contamination by Listeria monocytogenes.

The lot being recalled has “Best By” dates from 032018 to 041018. The SKU on the product is SKU# 56307.

All potentially affected product has been removed from store shelves and has been destroyed, ...

Local Teacher's Family Foundation Provides Lifeline to People Living with ALS

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta High School teacher and her family has helped a woman in Lake Stockholm to have a way to safely get in and out of her home.  Shannon Hobby-Psensky, known as HP to her students, together with her family have created a foundation to honor their mother and grandmother who died of ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease called The Ellie Reynolds ALS Foundation.  The ...

Governor Christie Visits Morristown's Homeless Solutions to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

MORRISTOWN, NJ  – Building upon his efforts to explore all avenues in the fight against drug addiction, Governor Chris Christie met with case managers and support staff at Homeless Solutions in Morristown to discuss an innovative approach to increasing the number of skilled drug counselors in the state.  The employees are currently participating in a 45-week, state-funded, on-site ...

Trader Joe's Recalls 'Grainless Granola' over Listeria Concern

WESTFIELD, NJ — Trader Joe's is issuing a recall for “Trader Joe's Grainless Granola” over potential contamination by Listeria monocytogenes.

The lot being recalled has “Best By” dates from 032018 to 041018. The SKU on the product is SKU# 56307.

All potentially affected product has been removed from store shelves and has been destroyed, ...

Update on Lead Testing in Schools from Superintendent Ramos

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The following letter was sent via email to the South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD) community on Thursday, July 20, from John J. Ramos, Sr., SOMSD Superintendent.

Dear SOMSD Community,

As you may be aware, an initial report indicated elevated levels of lead in nine of 223 of the district’s water sources. Upon receipt of the results, each of ...

Get Fit with Roselle’s First-ever “Fitness in the Park”

ROSELLE, NJ - The Borough of Roselle will be holding the first-ever “Fitness in the Park” event at Chandler Park, located at East 9th Ave. and Chandler Ave.  on Saturday, August 5, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.. 

“Our public schools have embarked on a multi-year effort to include health and wellness into every day activities,” said Councilwoman Carla Walker.

Mosquito Commission to Spray Parts of East Brunswick Tonight

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mosquito control spraying will take place this evening beginning at 7:00 pm in the Welsh Park area of East Brunswick. (Click here for a map of the designated area.)  In addition to ongoing concerns about mosquitos in the summer, the West Nile Virus has been reported in New Jersey since 1999.  The current fogging protocol addresses this virus statewide.

The ...

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The Madison Area YMCA Rosettes Make the Y Proud at the YMCA National Gymnastics Championships

July 21, 2017

The Madison Area YMCA Rosettes gymnastics team did an outstanding job at the YMCA National Gymnastics Championships. The Level 9 team placed 7th, the Level 8 team placed 3rd, the Level 7 team placed 2nd and the Level 6 team placed 5th. Additionally, eight Level 8 Rosettes made it to the finals and all Rosettes from the Level 9 team made it to the finals.

 

“I couldn’t ...