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Groundwork Elizabeth Receives Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award

December 8, 2016

ELIZABETH, NJ – Groundwork Elizabeth’s Come Grow With Us! community garden program has received the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award in the category of Healthy and Sustainable Communities, the Governor’s office recently announced.

Come Grow With Us! was established in 2009 to improve community health and welfare through access to locally grown produce for ...

Suicide Intervention Training Program Graduates Seventeen Participants

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The graduates of a recent suicide intervention training class held by caring and crisis hotline Caring Contact of Westfield proudly hold their certificates. The Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) class was held Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 at the RWJ Rahway Fitness and Wellness Center in Scotch Plains.

ASIST is an internationally acclaimed interactive training ...

Westfield Board of Health Holds Last Meeting of 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ – On Monday, the Westfield Board of Health reviewed its November report, which includes inspections and complaints registered throughout the month.

A total of 18 retail food inspections were conducted, including a pre-operational assessment of the newly rebuilt Trader Joe’s on Elm Street.

One establishment, Duke’s Deli, was determined conditionally ...

Senior Citizens Receive Healthy Living Tips at Senior Safety Day

ELIZABETH, NJ – A panel of experts in the transportation, safety, and nutrition fields presented at Senior Safety Day. The event took place in the Trinitas Core Building and was hosted by Lifelong Elizabeth, a program of Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey, Dec. 6.

Louis Hoffman of NJTIP @ Rutgers (The New Jersey Travel Independence Program) a part of the Edward J.

Five Things We Do Everyday That Can Cause Neck Pain and How to Fix It

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Do you ever get a nagging pain in your neck that seems to keep coming back for no apparent reason?

Believe it or not, you may be causing your own problem.

For people who have had a fall, sporting injury, or car accident, the reason for their neck pain can be easily understood.  But what about those of us who have neck pain with no history of accident or ...

Sparta Girl Scout Holds Seminar on Healthy Relationships

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta Girl Scout will be presenting a unique Gold Award project on Saturday, December 10 in the high school auditorium.  From 2 until 5 p.m. Elizabeth Bottoni will be hosting a seminar on avoiding abusive relationships for a high school aged audience.

Bottoni’s leadership project as a Girl Scout Ambassador is called The Relationship Rulebook.  She will ...

Saint Barnabas Recognized as a United States Top Hospital for Second Consecutive Year

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) was named a Top Hospital for the second-consecutive year on Tuesday, showcasing SBMC's ongoing commitment to patient safety and quality.

Being acknowledged as a Top Hospital by the Leapfrog Group, which recognizes the highest-performing hospitals in the country through its annual survey, is one of the most ...

Local Police Deploy 'Opioid Blocker' Naloxone Twice This Week

PASSAIC VALLEY, N.J. - Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announced that local police administered Naloxone to two individuals earlier this week.

Naloxone is a medicine administered by way of a spray into the subject’s nostrils to counteract an opioid overdose.

In Little Falls Police, Chief Steven Post said that officers administered Naloxone on Dec. 4 at 11:12 p.m. to ...

Local Police Deploy 'Opioid Blocker' Naloxone Twice This Week

PASSAIC VALLEY, N.J. - Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announced that local police administered Naloxone to two individuals earlier this week.

Naloxone is a medicine administered by way of a spray into the subject’s nostrils to counteract an opioid overdose.

In Little Falls Police, Chief Steven Post said that officers administered Naloxone on Dec. 4 at 11:12 p.m. to ...

Southern Ocean Medical Center to Host Lights of Life on Thursday

STAFFORD - The community is invited to gather on Thursday, Dec. 8, to share in the Lights of Life event at Southern Ocean Medical Center, now a part of the Hackensack Meridian Health family. The annual Lights of Life tree lighting program will take place at 5:30 p.m. near the Margaret C. Reynolds Arboretum and inside the Beach Plum Cafeteria, located on Southern Ocean Medical Center’s ...

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Learn about Child Assault Prevention at a Free Workshop

December 8, 2016

Teens and adults are invited to learn about the prevention of child sexual assault at free training sessions on Wednesday, December 14th, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  The workshops will be offered by the Enough Abuse Campaign, a cooperative effort of Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey, Project Self-Sufficiency and the Sussex Warren Partnership to Prevent ...

Plyometric Chaos vs. Plyometric Purpose Two Very Different Paradigms on How to Build Explosive Athletes

Megan is a sophomore high school soccer forward who just finished a great season starting varsity. She played hard, contributed to her team and competed every single game against varsity competition. Megan is also a really passionate soccer player so as the season ends she brings up the conversation to her parents that she wants to get stronger and faster for next season. Her parents, open to the ...

Plyometric Chaos vs. Plyometric Purpose Two Very Different Paradigms on How to Build Explosive Athletes

Megan is a sophomore high school soccer forward who just finished a great season starting varsity. She played hard, contributed to her team and competed every single game against varsity competition. Megan is also a really passionate soccer player so as the season ends she brings up the conversation to her parents that she wants to get stronger and faster for next season. Her parents, open to the ...

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Fri, December 9, 8:00 AM

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Learn about Child Assault Prevention at a Free Workshop

December 8, 2016

Teens and adults are invited to learn about the prevention of child sexual assault at free training sessions on Wednesday, December 14th, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  The workshops will be offered by the Enough Abuse Campaign, a cooperative effort of Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey, Project Self-Sufficiency and the Sussex Warren Partnership to Prevent ...

Plyometric Chaos vs. Plyometric Purpose Two Very Different Paradigms on How to Build Explosive Athletes

Megan is a sophomore high school soccer forward who just finished a great season starting varsity. She played hard, contributed to her team and competed every single game against varsity competition. Megan is also a really passionate soccer player so as the season ends she brings up the conversation to her parents that she wants to get stronger and faster for next season. Her parents, open to the ...

Plyometric Chaos vs. Plyometric Purpose Two Very Different Paradigms on How to Build Explosive Athletes

Megan is a sophomore high school soccer forward who just finished a great season starting varsity. She played hard, contributed to her team and competed every single game against varsity competition. Megan is also a really passionate soccer player so as the season ends she brings up the conversation to her parents that she wants to get stronger and faster for next season. Her parents, open to the ...