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Gov. Murphy Signs Landmark Universal Maternal and Infant Care Legislation 

July 31, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – In a state faced with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy is aiming to tackle those numbers with the establishment of a universal home nurse visitation program for newborns.

Murphy signed a landmark bill (S690) on Thursday at the Leaguers, Inc. building in Newark, giving New Jersey one of the most comprehensive and robust home ...

County Health Director Addresses New Mask Guidelines, Urges Vaccinations

WESTAMPTON, NJ — Burlington County Health Department Director Dr. Herb Conaway is addressing the latest CDC guidance on mask-wearing and the classification of Burlington County as an area in New Jersey with "substantial" spread.

Burlington County has had 472 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 or about 17 new cases a day, so far in July, according to the ...

Bordentown Businesses Can Hold Vaccine Clinics for Employees Thru County Health Department Program

WESTAMPTON, NJ –The Burlington County Health Department is continuing to seek out ways to make COVID-19 vaccines accessible to residents where they live and work and is now seeking to partner with local businesses to hold vaccine clinics for their employees.

“We’re creating pop-up clinics to bring vaccines closer to the people who still need them,” said Dr. Herb ...

County Aiming to Get Kids Vaccinated Before September, Will Hold Pop-Up Clinics

WESTAMPTON, NJ – With the start of the new school year is fast-approaching, the Burlington County Health Department is planning to hold several pop-up vaccine clinics during the next several weeks to ensure easy access to COVID-19 shots for eligible children and adults who are still not vaccinated.

The department will be offering Pfizer vaccine at the upcoming clinics because ...

Bordentown Vaccine Rates Continue to Rise, Weekly Township Clinic Continues

BORDENTOWN, NJ — An online dashboard is allowing residents to check on the percentages of adults in each municipality in New Jersey who have received their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as percentages of adults who are now fully vaccinated. 

The dashboard can be found HERE. 

The Bordentown Township and Bordentown City vaccination numbers are ...

While RWJ-Hamilton Gets a 'Breather' in COVID Fight, Close Eye Remains on Rise of Variants

HAMILTON, NJ – It's been an excruciatingly long year for hospitals such as Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital - Hamilton (RWJUH-Hamilton) that faced the surge of COVID-19 (coronavirus) patients, as well as the challenge of keeping their own frontline health care team safe, head on.

With vaccine rates steadily increasing, hospital administrators ...

Expansion at Harmony Village at CareOne Stanwick Road in Moorestown Will Strengthen Dementia Care

MOORESTOWN, NJ — Harmony Village at CareOne Stanwick Road in Moorestown is currently expanding their facilities in order to grow its program to care for dementia patients.

All of Harmony Village at CareOne’s residents suffer from some form of dementia, with the facility unique in the fact that its building is made up of separate “neighborhoods” where ...

Latest Bordentown Vaccine Stats; Weekly Township Clinic Continues

BORDENTOWN, NJ — The launch of a new online dashboard in May is allowing residents to check on the percentages of adults in each municipality in New Jersey who have received their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as percentages of adults who are now fully vaccinated. 

The dashboard can be found HERE. 

The Bordentown Township and Bordentown City ...

Burlington County Among Top Healthy Communities in America: U.S. News & World Report

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – Burlington County is one of the healthiest places to live in the nation, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.

The county was one of 10 New Jersey counties listed among the publication’s Top 500 Healthiest Communities by U.S. News & World Report, in partnership with the Aetna Foundation. The rankings looked at over 3,000 ...

Six New Opioid Abuse Laws Aim to Tackle Prevention, Treatment and Recovery

ASBURY PARK, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy recently signed into law a series of measures to tackle the state's opioid crisis through overdose prevention and recovery resilience. The six new laws are focused on overdose prevention by expanding low-barrier access to naloxone and bridges to medication assisted treatment; strengthens public health data; and builds ...

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NJ Parkway Service Areas Renamed After Icons Sinatra, Morrison, Bon Jovi & Others Showcasing Cultural History

July 31, 2021

NEW JERSEY — What's in a name? In New Jersey, a lot, especially for icons who are well known throughout the world.  On Tuesday, commemorated as National New Jersey Day, Governor Phil Murphy announced that nine service areas along the Garden State Parkway will be renamed after New Jersey icons and Hall of Fame Inductees.

The name ...

Warehouse Sprawl Prevention Legislation Touted in Mansfield

MANSFIELD, NJ – Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Dawn Addiego met with local officials and residents from Mansfield Township on Friday to discuss the potential benefits of their legislation which would work to prevent warehouse sprawl.

“With the growth of online shopping, warehouse sprawl has become a major issue within the state,” said Senator Sweeney ...

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Sun, August 1, 9:00 AM

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COVID Vaccine Clinic

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Are you preparing to return to work? NJ TRANSIT is ready for you.

NEW JERSEY — The pandemic resulted in a unique work-from-home model for many New Jersey residents, with a “new normal” evolving as infection rates decline.

While some employers may intend to keep remote work options in place, a growing trend reveals many companies transitioning back to in-person workplaces.

Roadways already show evidence of rush-hour congestion as workers ...

What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

Putting Heart into Your Celebrations

When it comes to birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions, most people celebrate with a meal and presents. But I’m wondering, how often do you tell the celebrant how much they mean to you?

For most of us the answer is—never!

Yet the value of expressing your heart can be more precious than a new computer or diamond earrings. Words from the heart enter the heart. They ...

The Blue Suit and the Story of January 6th

July 6, 2021

Six months ago today I wore this blue suit as I cleaned the Capitol after the insurrection, now I just donated it to the Smithsonian. January 6th must never be forgotten. While some try to erase history, I will fight to tell the story so it never happens again.

Let me share with you my story.

When the Smithsonian asked me to donate the blue suit, I thought about how the suit itself is ...

In Season: The Best Ways to Cook NJ Sweet Corn

July 28, 2021

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey sweet corn is in season until the beginning of September. Take advantage of this local summer veggie by eating it as soon as possible after it’s picked — the sugar turns to starch as it ages.

For storage, keep fresh corn on the cob in the husk in the fridge. Once you’re ready to enjoy your corn, remove the husk and silk, wash it and try one of ...

Bring the Sunshine Indoors With These 4 Simple Décor Ideas

As summer approaches, everyone is eager to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. It’s also the perfect time to transition your home décor to reflect the added daylight and brightness outside. If you’re ready to bring more of the sunshine inside this season, here are four great ways to easily update your décor for a lighter and brighter feeling.

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How to Incorporate Chalk Paint Into Your Next Project

Chalk paint is all the rage for that cozy richness it gives to furniture, décor, and even walls. The matte finish adds a softness to bold colors and a thickness that covers even the most worn down surfaces.

 

Home decorating moguls love chalk paint, and now you can, too - here’s the lowdown on why, where, and how to use chalk paint for your next DIY decorating ...

5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Squeezing in time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you juggle a hectic schedule. But staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed ...

8 Simple Activities To Enjoy With Your Grandkids

Spending quality time with your grandkids (and kids) adds joy and laughter to any given day. Just basking in a child’s boundless energy and carefree silliness can boost your mood and make you smile. But joining in the fun also keeps you physically and mentally active – and research shows that multigenerational interaction is good for older adults and kids.

 

If you’re ...