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Record Crowd Turns Out for Summit Area YMCA Mother's Day 5K in Berkeley Heights

May 25, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The skies cleared in the nick of time to kick off the Summit Area YMCA Mother's Day 5K to a record crowd of 1,368 on Sunday, May 14 at Memorial Field in Berkeley Heights. After a full day of driving rain the previous day, the morning of the event was greeted by cool breezes and partly cloudy skies, perfect for participants in the run/walk.

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Music Therapist Joins Staff of Peace of Mind Counseling and Wellness Center

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The oft misquoted line, "Music has charms to soothe the savage breast," from the poem "The Mourning Bride," by William Congreve, could very well be the mantra of music therapists. Music is universal and allows you to access some of your deepest emotions -- ones you may not be aware you are experiencing.

Just ask Music Therapist Adam ...

Recognizing Early Signs of Stroke Saves Lives; Kirshner Achieves Full Recovery Thanks to Overlook Medical Center's Professional Team

SUMMIT, NJ -  Radio personalities Mark Mitchell and Steve Pelletier of WMTR 1250 AM Classic Oldies aired live from various area hospitals including Overlook Medical Center in Summit to honor the incredible work of nurses for a special Nurses Week series as well as bring awareness to American Stroke Month.

On Thursday, Pelletier interviewed stroke victim Ruth ...

Local Middle School Student, Nicholas Tarabokia, Receives Union County Human Relations Commission Unity Award for Achievement for His Work with Cancer Stinks

UNION, NJ - Nicholas Tarabokia, a Columbia Middle School eighth-grader, was recently honored  for his efforts to improve the quality of life for children and their families affected by cancer through advocacy, charity, and support.

At age six, three years into a diagnosis of leukemia, he wrote down the words “cancer stinks.” At age 8, he turned those words into a mission ...

Muñoz Bill to Protect Health Care Personnel Who Work With Chemo Drugs Signed by Governor

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation Assemblywoman Nancy F. Muñoz sponsored to protect healthcare personnel who handle hazardous chemotherapy drugs was signed today by Gov. Christie.

“Cancer treatment often consists of a combination of chemo drugs, which are very potent. These powerful drugs may expose workers to a number of serious short-term and chronic effects,” said ...

Governor Livingston High School Takes Lead Role in Community Alcohol Awareness Campaign

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Over the next few weeks the Berkeley Heights and Mountainside communities will be seeing "Parents Who Host, Lose the Most" signs and banners around town. The program is to raise public awareness and educate parents and their children about the health, safety and legal risks of serving alcohol at teen parties.

Governor Livingston High School Student Assistance ...

2017 Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure Set for May 21

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Nearly 2,000 people are expected when the 2017 Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure is held at Liberty State Park in Jersey City on Sunday, May 21.

The race is partially sponsored by TAPinto.net.

The Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure’s official Master of Ceremonies will be WABC-TV Eyewitness News reporter Anthony Johnson, who has been a member of the the ...

BH Volunteer Rescue Squad Offers Free Community CPR Classes

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - May 21 to 27 is National EMS Week – a time to celebrate Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and the important work they work do for our nation’s communities.  The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad (BHVRS) can think of no better way to celebrate EMS Week than by teaching YOU, our community, life-saving skills.  Join us for 1 ...

Warren Mom Holds Book Drive to Benefit Moms Helping Moms Organization

WARREN, NJ - Amanda Beyus, a resident of Warren,  raised $695 which was matched by Usborne Books and More (UBAM)where she works as an independent consultant, combining for a donation of over $1000 in new books for lower income families served by Moms Helping Moms.  “I am beyond excited to be able to give lower income families over 120  high ...

Lance Joins Democrats in House to Reject GOP Repeal of Obamacare

WASHINGTON, DC - The House narrowly passed a bill to repeal Obamacare Thursday by a vote of 217-213, with three New Jersey Republicans breaking ranks and voting against the controversial bill, including Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7th.

Also voting against the repeal were New Jersey Reps. Frank LoBiondo, R-2nd and Chris Smith, R-4th.

A total of 20 Republicans joined all 193 House Democrats in ...

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Memorial Day Weekend Ahead; Follow These Red Cross Safety Tips

May 26, 2017

 Many people will spend the upcoming Memorial Day weekend taking a road trip, having their first picnic of the season or enjoying that first dip in the ocean or pool. Follow these American Red Cross tips to stay safe.

 

DRIVING SAFETY

 

Be well rested and alert, use your seat belts, observe speed limits and follow the rules of the road.

If you plan on drinking ...