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Local Doctor's Insight: What You Need to Know About Pertussis

February 22, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Kevin Berg, M.D. of Mountainside Medical Center offers insight into the recent Pertussis case confirmed in Montclair. 

Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, has made an unwanted appearance at Montclair High School earlier this month, with three confirmed cases.

Pertussis is a very contagious respiratory illness that is caused by a bacteria called, Bordetella ...

Breaking News: Elizabeth Schools Report One Student Has Died from Flu Virus

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth School District has reported that one student has died from Influenza (Flu).

“It is with great sadness that I must report to you that the Elizabeth School District has lost one of its own,”  Elizabeth Superintendent of Schools Olga Hugelmeyer wrote in a letter to parents over the weekend. The Superintendents letter is ...

At Westfield High School, Student Says ‘It’s Almost Normal to Juul Here’

Editor’s note: This story about the rise in teen e-cigarette use, written by Westfield High School student Greta Frontero, originally ran in the Jan. 8 edition of Westfield High School student newspaper Hi’s Eye.

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 12th-grade Westfield High School female said she doesn’t bring her Juul to school, but will use someone else’s if the opportunity ...

Mahopac Father of Three in Desperate Need of Kidney Transplant

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-“It’s not like borrowing money. You are asking a lot of someone,” said Mahopac resident Matt Fiscella.

Fiscella suffers from chronic kidney disease and is in dire need of a kidney transplant. Until that happens, he goes for dialysis treatment three times a week, three-plus hours per session, in order to stay alive.

“If I stop treatment, I stop ...

Bloomfield Receives $20,000 Grant to Increase Services for Individuals with Disabilities

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Township of Bloomfield has received a $20,000 Recreational Opportunities For Individuals with Disabilities (ROID) grant from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

The grant will be used for after-school arts and cooking programs for Bloomfield school children with developmental disabilities. Specifically, the funds will enrich the “Care Station” ...

Morris Area Coalition For Education and Positive Choices Presents Master Class on Vaping Tuesday Evening

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, N.J.- The Morris Area Coalition For Education and Positive Choices is taking Morris County by storm with initiatives to arm the community with facts and information to fight against drug and alcohol abuse. The coalition is a proactive team of elected officials, law enforcement, educational leaders and concerned citizens, who are up to date on the latest crazes and ...

Paterson Firefighter Opens Up About Struggles, Urges Other not to Suffer in Silence

PATERSON, NJ- Not a week goes by when a tale of heroism and bravery on the part of firefighters isn’t told in this publication.

Indeed, for them, running into a burning building is as natural as running out of one is for the rest of us. That became apparent again on Monday when members of the Paterson Fire Department responded to a fire at 268 Main Street which led to the eventual total ...

Positive Test for Pertussis at Montclair High School. Just What Does That Mean?

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A positive test for pertussis at Montclair High School. Just what does that news mean for Montclair Public School parents and students? 

On Tuesday, Montclair School District officials announced that students may have been exposed to a person who tested positive for pertussis at Montclair High School. Parents are urged to take precautions and to look for ...

Hackensack University Medical Center Offering Cutting-Edge Stroke Prevention Procedure

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Hackensack University Medical Center is adding another notch to its belt, with the announcement that the hospital is now one of only three in New Jersey to offer a new cutting-edge stroke prevention procedure. Known as TransCarotid Artery Revascularization, or TCAR, the procedure is minimally invasive and can prevent debilitating strokes in patients suffering from ...

Montclair Resident with Medical Condition Gives Thanks to Compassionate Doctor

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair resident Sharon Anderson has more than her share of medical conditions, disabilities and challenges, but through it all she maintains a positive and grateful attitude.  She knows it’s her strength of will and the care and support of her medical team that keeps her alive.

Battling Type II Diabetes, congestive heart failure (CHF) and chronic obstructive ...

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MEND Hunger Relief Network Sharpens its Focus on Healthy Food

February 19, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - MEND, a non-profit working to alleviate hunger in Essex County, is accelerating its commitment to making fresh and healthy food available to its food pantry patrons, through the appointment of an Executive Director, enhanced programming, and a revitalized logo and website (www.mendnj.org).

Robin Peacock was named to the newly created Executive Director position, after working ...