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Health & Wellness

January 17, 2023

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Council passed a resolution authorizing Middle Valley Wellness to submit a certification to operate an expanded Alternative Treatment Center (ATC), which will allow for the sale of both medical and recreational cannabis.  ATCs can expand their operations to ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — Atlantic Health System is welcoming the first baby of 2023, born at 12:31 a.m. on January 1. The baby girl, who was born at Morristown Medical Center, is 5 lbs., 12 oz. and is 19.5" long. The new bundle of joy, whose parents are from Budd Lake, has not yet been named.

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RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Council passed the introduction of an ordinance permitting Valley Wellness, a medical marijuana dispensary on Route 202, to expand into the recreational cannabis business.  The ordinance includes the parking modification the planning board recommended against ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - CureARS Non-Profit is collaborating with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on a drug repurposing research project. CureARS was created in 2021 by Desiree Magee and Raritan resident Ashley Rowland, two parents with the goals of saving their children’s lives and others affected ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - October marked Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Bridgewater Township officials recently honored those who have made viable efforts to help combat the disease. Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench thanked members of the Bridgewater Raritan High School Cheer Team for putting up ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - More than two years after COVID-19 became a pandemic, the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District is working at keeping students and staff safe when it comes to health and wellness. Discussions at a Bridgewater-Raritan board of education meeting revealed updated protocols ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater resident, and World War II veteran, Marian Cole is preparing to be a centenarian. Cole will celebrate her 100th birthday in early August. According to her daughter, Karen Bradley, Cole took her Army General Classification Test in January 1943, despite not ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council passed two resolutions Feb. 7 regarding new personal fitness options for residents. The first resolution was for a grant application to fund a free-to-the-public Outdoor Fitness Court, as part of the 2022 National Fitness Campaign. The ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District is recommending an end to the mask mandate locally, although no official decisions have been made yet. Superintendent Robert Beers discussed Gov. Phil Murphy’s upcoming lifting of the state mask mandate in schools and childcare ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Free COVID-19 vaccines will be available at the Somerset County Vaccine Mega Site at the Bridgewater Commons Mall this week. Located in the former Lord & Taylor Department Store, the site will be open Tuesday, Jan. 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesday, Jan 19, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is in line to receive funding stemming from a national drug legal matter, perhaps more than $1 million when all is finally resolved. At a special online-only meeting Dec. 23, the Bridgewater council voted unanimously to authorize the execution of documents ...

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NEW JERSEY - RWJBarnabas updated the visitor policy this week in response to the rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases across the state. Starting Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, no visitors will be allowed in any RWJBarnabas hospital or healthcare facility. This includes inpatient acute care, Emergency ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County will be spraying for mosquitos in Bridgewater Tuesday. According to a note from the county, they will be spraying for mosquitos in certain Ida affected areas from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., weather permitting.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - September has been recognized as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and, in order to spread awareness of the disease, Mayor Matthew Moench will be signing a proclamation declaring September "Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month." Teal ribbons are already being displayed around the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 office has responded to wide-spread flooding of the American Cyanamid Superfund site in Bridgewater, near the TD Bank Ballpark. According to a release, the office is working closely with federal, state and local partners as they ...

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 MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System announced on Tuesday that Morristown Medical Center was ranked the number one hospital in New Jersey for the fourth year in a row by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021-2022 Best Hospital rankings. The medical center is one of the top acute care ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ – The Bernards Township Health Department will offer COVID-19 vaccinations for adults 18 and over at the Bernardsville Farmers Market between 9 to 11 a.m. July 24.  The vaccine clinic will be set up near the Millicent Fenwick statue at the parking lot for the Bernardsville ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- As we start to hit the peak of summer heat, it is more important than ever to keep our hearts healthy. Individuals who have a preexisting heart condition need to be extra careful with these extreme weather circumstances. However, people with healthy hearts are likely to ...

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SUMMIT and MORRISTOWN, NJ - New Jersey-based Atlantic Health System and New York-based NYU Langone Health -- two of the leading names in healthcare in the Tri-State region -- are joining together to give patients greater access to heart and liver transplants and the coordinated, high-quality care ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said. The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to be ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough will host a vaccination clinic to vaccinate up to 100 senior citizens for COVID-19 on April 6. The borough is still looking to fill some of the 100 available doses, said borough administrator Eric Colvin. The vaccinations are open to any Raritan Borough residents ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ -  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “the pandemic has been associated with mental health challenges,” while recent data from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) states that approximately 17 percent of youth (ages 6-17), and 20 percent ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - They are advocates, borderline social workers and IT specialists – or as their name suggests, all around angels. They are the volunteers of the Vaccine Angels, working to help people find appointments to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. “I would say about a ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Representatives from Pfizer provided an update about the status of the American Cyanamid Superfund site in Finderne to the Bridgewater community, outlining plans for remediation of impoundments 1 and 2 through 2021 and beyond. The cyanamid site is a total of about 435 acres, ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Despite rumors circulating, there will not be a COVID testing site at John F. Kennedy Primary School this week. A flyer began circulating Thursday saying JFK was chosen to be a COVID testing site for Wednesday. It was published on Facebook, and parents questioned what was going on, ...

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NEW JERSEY - Looking to answer questions and seeing a "bright light" at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, New Jersey healthcare leaders spoke about how they've dealt with the pandemic while offering hope for the future, at a virtual event held by TAPinto on Thursday evening. The first-ever TAPinto ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater resident Gillian Velmer, a 2005 graduate of Bridgewater-Raritan High School, founded Sing Aphasia, and recently premiered a new video with the International Aphasia Choir. Sing Aphasia is a community-based organization offering music programs for adults with ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The district has announced that the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School will be moving to all remote classes as of Nov. 30 after two individuals tested positive for COVID-19 this past week. According to a message from the district Saturday, as per the New Jersey Department of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Although the region has moved from moderate to high risk for COVID-19, the district is still intending to remain open for hybrid instruction, as per guidance from the New Jersey Department of Health. Interim superintendent Thomas Ficarra sent a message to the community Tuesday ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Mask Squad was the special guest when the Bridgewater Commons Mall officially welcomed Santa Claus for the season – and there were surprises galore for all involved. According to Stacey Friedlander, co-founder and director of media and operations for the group, ...

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