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Ask Andy

Dear Andy:  “My dogs love to chew!  What is best to give them?  Chewing is an instinctive and pleasurable practice for dogs. It is beneficial for their teeth and gums, and it keeps them busy. Some dogs prefer soft, squishy chew toys and others enjoy hard chews such as bones, antlers and bully sticks. Finding what’s right for your dog depends on your dog’s size, breed and temperament.  We recommend our clients never give rawhide to their dogs. These chews are made from the underlayer of cow hide and ...

Breakthrough Cancer Care

A decade ago, a diagnosis of metastatic melanoma was often tantamount to a death sentence: the five-year survival rate was below 5%. Advances in treatment have vastly altered that narrative. As director of Atlantic Health System’s Atlantic Melanoma Center, I have witnessed the long-term survival rate improve tenfold, and effective treatments continue to be developed. The Atlantic Melanoma Center treats more than 400 newly diagnosed patients with malignant melanoma or other advanced skin cancers each year. At both Morristown Medical ...

BReeze Cares

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Visions and Pathways focuses on the future to help teens and young adults ages 13 to 21 overcome challenges and become successful independent adults. The organization is currently celebrating its 50th year of providing housing, a stable environment and other support services to youth impacted by abuse, neglect and homelessness. Over 11,000 youth have benefited from their services over the past 50 years. Their website says it well: “When there is nowhere else to turn, we give youth a home and a hopeful ...

HeartBeats

The Olympic torch will finally be lit for the 2020 Olympics next week in Tokyo! More than 11,000 athletes will compete in 339 events representing 33 different sports. Before the Opening Ceremony begins, we will explore which sport is the best type of exercise.  Six different Olympic sports, tennis, running, cycling, weightlifting, golf and soccer, will be examined in terms of their exercise benefit but also some rarely considered downsides.  Orthopedic risks will not be covered; that is a topic for another time and for ...

Law Notes from Levinson Axelrod

Roadway safety is a major concern in every state. While public safety issues are what drive our government to pass and enforce strict traffic laws, they can also prompt lawmakers into finding creative ways to reduce risks on local roads through prevention. One way New Jersey does this is by offering a rate reduction for auto insurance following the completion of a voluntary defensive driving course. Under Title 17 Section 17:33B-45.1 of the New Jersey Statutes, motorists with a valid New Jersey driver’s license are eligible ...

Straight Talk

Recently, the New Jersey state legislature approved a $46.4 billion budget that includes more aid to property taxpayers, a much-needed pension payment and financial support for plans for early voting. Gov. Phil Murphy needs to sign the bill for it to go into effect. And unlike, the president, the New Jersey Governor has the power of the line item veto—-Murphy can strike certain items from the budget before it becomes law. If you were Governor Lesniak or Governor Carroll, would you sign the budget as is? If not, what ...

TAPinto Insider

DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs.  AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a platform for New Jersey’s African-American business leaders to speak with a collective voice. AACCNJ advocates for and promotes economic diversity by fostering a climate of business growth through major initiatives that ...

The Falcon's Nest

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The original goals of the Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk on Saturday, July 17, in honor of Daniel Anderl were 500 participants and $100,000 for scholarships at St. Joseph High School. However, organizers announced that the event had more than double the number of participants, who included Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy and Daniel's parents, Mark Anderl and Judge Esther Salas. Additionally, the amount of money raised by the event could reach up to $200,000. The race/walk attracted members of the law ...

Viking Pest Control in Your Community

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 answers below. What Is a Wasp? A wasp is a winged stinging insect. There are around 4,000 types of wasps in the US! They're close cousins of bees, ...

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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 ...

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Murphy Responds to Updated CDC Masking Guidelines

July 28, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wearing a mask ...

New Jersey Surpasses 10 Million COVID Vaccinations; 'We Only Have a Pandemic Among the Unvaccinated', Murphy Says

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his regular COVID press briefing on Monday, July 19, that over 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in New Jersey and that more than 5 million individuals who live, work, or study in the state are now fully vaccinated.

Among the 4,432,769 fully vaccinated individuals (as of June 28), only a small fraction of ...

Democratic Council Candidate Speaks Out Regarding 'Lies' on Police Statistics

July 22, 2021

To the Editor:

At the Bridgewater Township Council meeting on Monday night, I was very moved to witness my first swearing-in of a young, new police officer to our police department. I saw the officer’s wife and his father watch him as he stood with his hand on the Bible. I thought about the risks he will take every day and how proud his family must feel. I also was moved to see his new ...

Morristown Medical Center Receives Reverification from the American College of Surgeons as a Level 1 Trauma Center

July 28, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has been reverified as a Level I Trauma Center through 2024 by the Verification Review Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes Morristown Medical Center’s dedication to providing superior care for the most seriously injured patients. This marks ...

Broadcasters Return to the Somerville Summer Stage July 31

July 29, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Broadcasters, a 4-piece cover band from Scotch Plains, are featured on the Summer Stage on Division Street Saturday, July 31.

The Broadcasters originally formed in 2004, All four original members were from Scotch Plains and recently added Phil Liebergall, when their bassist John Houssman relocated to Florida. Nino DiFabio and Phil Liebergall ...

Daniel Anderl - Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk Attracts 1,000+ Participants, Raises $100K+ for Scholarships

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The original goals of the Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk on Saturday, July 17, in honor of Daniel Anderl were 500 participants and $100,000 for scholarships at St. Joseph High School. However, organizers announced that the event had more than double the number of participants, who included Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy and Daniel's parents, Mark Anderl and ...

Immunotherapy Provides More Options in Treatment of Advanced Melanoma

A decade ago, a diagnosis of metastatic melanoma was often tantamount to a death sentence: the five-year survival rate was below 5%. Advances in treatment have vastly altered that narrative. As director of Atlantic Health System’s Atlantic Melanoma Center, I have witnessed the long-term survival rate improve tenfold, and effective treatments continue to be developed.

The Atlantic ...

Murphy Responds to Updated CDC Masking Guidelines

July 28, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wearing a mask ...