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Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Department Receives Grant Funding for New 2017 Bus

December 9, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Department has acquired another handicap accessible bus to service Bloomfield’s senior population. A 2017 Ford F450 bus that can accommodate 11 passengers and has a wheelchair lift compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act was obtained with Federal Transit Administration grant funding via NJ Transit.

Bloomfield Parks and ...

Bloomfield and Essex County Sponsor “Night of Conversation” to Shine a Spotlight on Drug Addiction

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The “Night of Conversation” with take place at Bloomfield Middle School, 60 Huck Road, on Tuesday, December 5th, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

The Bloomfield Township Council is teaming up with the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Bloomfield advocates to discuss the growing opiate crisis. Speakers will include Assemblywoman Mila Jasey (D-Maplewood) and ...

Trinitas and Rutgers Announce Medical School Sponsorship

ELIZABETH, NJ—The Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) is the new sponsor of the Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Residency Programs of Trinitas Regional Medical, announced officials. The alliance will enhance medical education and patient care at Trinitas.

In existence for over 30 years, Trinitas’ residency program gives physicians in training the knowledge, technical ...

AAA Foundation Study: 90 Percent of Senior Drivers Don’t Make Vehicle Adjustments That Can Improve Safety

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - AAA urges seniors to consider making the necessary adaptations to their vehicles in order to reduce crash risk and extend the time they can continue to drive. Seniors aged 65 and over are more than twice as likely as younger drivers to be killed when involved in a crash. 

Common vehicle adaptations like pedal extensions, seat cushions and steering wheel ...

Essex County Environmental Center Announces December Events

Essex County, NJ – A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of December that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and understanding of our environment. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites children and adults to visit the Environmental Center where they can ...

Understanding Memory Loss at Bloomfield Public Library December 6

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - We are proud to join forces with @alznewjersey (Alzheimer's NJ) as we host “Understanding Memory Loss” on December 6 at 6  p.m.

This educational program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Learn more and RSVP here . OR call 888-280-6055.

This program explores the difference between normal age-related ...

Be Aware of Pancreatic Cancer’s Warning Signs

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and nationally renowned gastrointestinal (GI) cancer physician-scientist Angela Alistar, MD thinks it is critical that everyone learn how to recognize the warning signs of this aggressive cancer. Dr. Alistar is medical director of GI medical oncology at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center of Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Health ...

Health Alert: New Tick Found in N.J.; EHV Quarantine Lifted

TRENTON, N.J. — An exotic East Asian tick, also known as the longhorned tick or bush tick, was found on a farm in Hunterdon County on Nov. 9.

On Nov. 21, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher announced the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa confirmed the tick’s species. Initial identification ...

Verona Fire Department Shares Tips for Safely Deep Frying Your Thanksgiving Turkey

VERONA, NJ - It’s almost Turkey Time and the Verona Fire Department wants to make sure its residents have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. They recently shared this video along with these tips from the NJ Office of Emergency Management on the Verona Fire Department Facebook page.  

"Planning on deep frying your turkey this year? Check out this video before you do to prevent ...

Montclair Councilwoman Baskerville to Serve on Murphy’s Transition Team

MONTCLAIR, NJ -  Montclair Township officials have announced that Councilwoman Renee Baskerville, MD, has been named to serve on Governor-elect Phil Murphy’s transition team on the Healthcare Committee.

During the course of the next two months, Dr. Baskerville will participate in making recommendations on healthcare policy issues and initiatives as the new administration prepares to ...

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Caring Contact Hotline Listeners Available to Help with Problems Big & Small this Season

December 11, 2017

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year … It’s the hap-happiest season of all.” 

Words to a classic holiday song. Yes, the holidays are here – a joyful time of year reconnecting with family and friends, creating memories and enjoying music, food and special traditions. But the holidays can also be a time of great stress and anxiety – too little ...