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Environmental groups plan to sue Newark over elevated levels of lead in water

April 26, 2018

Newark, NJ–The Newark Education Workers Caucus (NEW Caucus) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) announced plans to sue the city of Newark for elevated levels of lead in the water on Tuesday.

The NEW Caucus and NRDC filed a notice of intent to sue the City of Newark, Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Newark Department of Water and Sewer Utilities, and Director Andrea Hall ...

Ricky's Compass Launched Honoring Founders Wish

FLORHAM PARK, N.J.- Ricky Godoy was a confident, intelligent and outgoing entrepreneur. Ricky refused to let his diagnosis define him and went on to establish his own multimedia business, YODOG media (his last name backwards!).  Within the year, he became a thumbtack pro because of his genuine personality, outstanding services and unparalleled work ethic.  However, he was ...

Paterson's St. Joseph's Health Gives Birth to National Opioid Crisis Solution

PATERSON, NJ- New Jersey makes the world takes. While that well known adage recited Monday by U.S. Senator Bob Menendez may have originated in reference to the state’s capitol city, Trenton, it can certainly be applied to Paterson.

The nation’s first planned industrial city, the one that gave birth to the Industrial Revolution, fostered the world’s largest payroll company in ...

Essex County Child in Desperate Need of Bone Marrow Donor

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Veronica DePauli, a 7-year-old West Orange resident, is suffering from the blood cancer osteopetrosis, and the only way to overcome her illness is through a bone marrow transplant procedure. Community Blood Services, Be The Match® national registry, is spearheading a search to help Veronica find a match.

Veronica faces the common challenge of identifying a ...

Go Red for Women Luncheon Inspires Heart Health in Northern New Jersey

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women campaign, a lifesaving movement that raises funding for cutting-edge research focused on cardiovascular health and celebrates women’s ability to inspire others to fight heart disease and stroke, hundreds of women attended April’s ninth annual Northern New Jersey Go Red luncheon at ...

Put A Little zest In Your Diet!

Bloomfield, N.J. - From a young age, Luciana was always an entrepreneur. At only seven years old, she would call her younger sister into her room and sprawl out her arms announcing "ROOOOOM SALES!" She would then sell her sister random items from her room and make her use her piggy bank change to pay.

 

Nowadays, "FOOD SALES" is more her drift.

 

Meet Luciana ...

Amazon Works to End Stigma of “Free and Reduced” Meals at School

FLORENCE, NJ – There is a widely unknown problem in schools all over America: a stigma among many children who are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

Rather than face the peer pressure of receiving breakfast or lunch through this federal program, many choose to remain hungry.

To help eliminate the practice, Amazon has partnered with Share our Strength’s “No Kid ...

More than 1800 Apply to First Class at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University

NUTLEY, NJ - 1872 applications were received to be a part of the first class at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University where the first class of 55 students will start July 9.

Those students will be a part of the plan to address the shortage of physicians in New Jersey and forge a new path in medical education that addresses profound changes in health ...

Students Demand Action to host 'Day of Action' on Columbine Anniversary at Brookdale Park

Students Demand Action Essex County will host “April 20 Day of Action: Gun Reform Education Fair” to educate and inform local students about the need for gun reform in our nation, inspire them to be activists, and honor the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting.

The April 20 event will take place in at Brookdale Park (lower field by Bellevue entrance) in ...

Eggs Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination Sold in New Jersey

WASHINGTON, DC — Some 207 million eggs from a farm in Hyde County, N.C., have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. The eggs were sold to consumers in nine states, including New Jersey, and there have been 22 illnesses reported to date, according to the Food & Drug Administration.

Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Ind., is voluntarily recalling the eggs because they have ...

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Team Veronica Holds "Be the Match" Drive

April 22, 2018

Team Veronica is coming to a town near you!

Veronica, is a seven year old, who needs a bone marrow transplant. 

Be The Match is a national registry for finding a match(es) for a bone marrow transplant. It is a simple swab test of the inside of your mouth. 

On Mon., April 23, Be The Match, will be at the Bayonne Fire House from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Elise Johanssen of Be The Match ...