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Innovation and Compassion: Overlook Medical Center Gives Summit's Homeless Sleeping Bags - Hand-made from Surgical Wrap

SUMMIT, NJ – DECEMBER 2019 - With icy weather on its way, Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center put its innovative spirit to work to help protect the City of Summit’s homeless population, with a donation of its own hand-made sleeping bags and pillows, created from re-purposed surgical blue wrap.

Surgical blue wrap, used to cover sterile surgical instruments and ...

Thanksgiving: A Day to Be Thankful for What We Have in New Jersey 

In the 1620s, Pilgrims arrived in the New World seeking sanctuary from the religious persecution they experienced in England. The small number of Pilgrims established s colony in Plymouth, Massachusetts. 

The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest, which the Pilgrims celebrated with Native Americans, who helped them pass the last winter by giving them ...

Bowling: Union Catholic's Fuentes Places Third For Highest Game at Warren Wheeler Tournament

December 9, 2019

LINDEN, NJ --  Union Catholic's Isabella Fuentes rolled the third highest game among in the girls competition at the prestigious 19th Warren Wheeler Bowling Tournament on Saturday at Jersey Lanes .

Fuentes, a senior, earned the third place trophy with a 211 in her second game. Fuentes, who racked up an impressive series of 499, finished  just 10 pins behind the ...

Union County Freeholders Take Action Against “Heartless” Homeless Relocation Policy

December 9, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County freeholder board has taken action against New York City’s Special One-Time Assistance (SOTA) policy, which has relocated several homeless families from the city to several Union County municipalities.

At their meeting Thursday night, the freeholders passed the following resolution:

“A Resolution urging New Jersey State Attorney General ...

Union County Responds to Reports of New York City Sending Homeless Families to New Jersey

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders today announced that it is investigating all options, including legal action, to put an end to New York City’s practice of relocating homeless families from the city into Union County communities without notice and without support services.

More than 50 families are known to have been relocated from New York City to seven municipalities in ...

Union County Freeholders Approve Funding for Opioid Abuse Prevention Program, Firefighter Resources, Inmate Services

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county’s freeholder board Thursday night approved funding for an organization that works to combat opioid abuse, new equipment and training for firefighters, and healthcare and anger management training services for incarcerated adults.

Prevention Links Receives Additional Funding

Prevention Links, an organization that partners with the county’s ...

Post Thanksgiving Winter Storm Intensifies

December 2, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Phase Three of the post-Thanksgiving storm is well underway.  Models came together and are showing the storm to be a bit colder aloft than originally forecast.  This means higher snow totals than first predicted, and a later conclusion to the storm, now forecast to end near sunrise Tuesday morning.

Final accumulation totals are looking as follows:

South ...

Tips for Driving in Snow and Ice

Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter.

AAA analyzed bad weather and crashes over a five-year period. The study found that the highest proportion of ...

Holiday Fire Truck Parade Will Feature Over 140 Vehicles Saturday

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The West Paterson and Totowa Fire Departments are extremely excited to present their first Holiday Parade on Saturday, Nov. 30. It is not to be missed, they say, as over 140 trucks, apparatuses, and floats are expected. The parade will start at 6 p.m.

Roads along the area of the parade route will be closed off between 5 and 5:30 p.m. Police advise that you arrive at your ...

Letter: NJ Needs to Protect Religious Freedom as it seeks Public Health Solutions

December 9, 2019

On Thursday, December 12, the Senate Health Committee will be meeting to vote on S2173, a bill that would restrict or remove religious exemptions to mandatory vaccinations, thus prohibiting 35,500[1][2] children from attending New Jersey schools. 

But let’s stop pretending this is about the 2.6% of NJ families who are using religious exemptions. It isn’t.  It is ...

Cornerstone Wellness Tip for the Holidays

CLARK, NJ - Thanksgiving is in the rearview mirror and the rest of the holidays are coming right down the road. In order to keep up a healthy lifestyle, it is important to keep up your regular fitness routine. 

Be sure your regular workouts have 5 key elements, aerobic fitness, muscular fitness, stretching, balance training and core stability.
- Aerobic Fitness will help ...

Holiday Gift Guide: Financial Gifts with a Lasting Impact

The gift-giving season is fast approaching. So, if you are like a lot of people, this means you are spending time trying to brainstorm gifts to give your loved ones – something that they will use and appreciate. For those disillusioned with giving gifts that are quickly used up or forgotten the moment the wrapping paper comes off, consider a financial gift designed to make an impact. Here ...

Obituaries

Apr 10, 1934 - Oct 23, 2019
Emily Bielen (nee Mazur), 85, of Clark, NJ passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019.
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