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Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway Gets “A” Safety Grade, Watchdog Group Says

May 12, 2022

RAHWAY, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway (RWJUH) is one of 30 hospitals in New Jersey to receive an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022.

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to 3,000 hospitals across the country ...

Clark Barnes and Noble Lovers Urged to Suggest New Locations As Store Announces Its Closing

CLARK, NJ - As of June 19, the familiar smell of the in-house café will disappear from the Clark landscape along with a home away from home for some book lovers.  According to staff, the Barnes and Noble on Central Avenue is closing permanently after their almost two-and-a-half-decade tenure. 

In their announcement the Barnes and Noble staff said their lease was not renewed by ...

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway Offering Free 6-Week Diabetes Program 

RAHWAY – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway, together with The Gateway Family YMCA – Rahway Branch, is offering a free six-week program for people with diabetes or those who are pre-diabetic. Set to begin next month, the 'Goal is Control' lunch and learn program features education, light exercise, and a healthy lunch.

Each week, experts, including a RWJUH Rahway ...

Union Catholic Hosts Networking Lunch with WCBS Business Reporter Joe Connolly and Local Entrepreneurs

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic hosted its annual Business Networking Luncheon featuring Joe Connolly of WCBS Newsradio 880 and local small business owners for the first time since 2019 Thursday at the Shackamaxon Country Club.

Panelists included Kamal Assad of Signarama in Kenilworth, James Gregory, president of Turn 2 Sports in Saddlebrook, NJ, and Michael and ...

Atlantic Health System Marks 14th Consecutive Year on the Fortune ‘100 Best Companies To Work For®’ List

April 11, 2022, Morristown, NJ – For the 14th consecutive year, Atlantic Health System has been named to the Great Place to Work® and Fortune’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ranking number 91. Earning a coveted spot means Atlantic Health System is one of the best companies to work for in the country, always focused on ...

Female Owned NJ Company PlaneAire Receives 2021 Good Housekeeping Parent Award 

PRINCETON, NJ – PlaneAire®, a Princeton-based woman-owned small business dedicated to providing plant-based products for clean surfaces, clean hands, and clean air, was recently named the winner of a Good Housekeeping Parent Award.

PlaneAire launched in December 2018 with its first travel spray for surfaces and air and today, bestsellers include an assortment of ...

At Kean University Talk, NJ Experts Discuss Changing Workforce During COVID-19

UNION COUNTY, NJ — How have businesses in the county adapted to remote work and COVID-19 health protocols? What strategies will help underserved communities and fill staff shortages?

Experts weighed in on these topics during “The Future of Work in New Jersey,” a virtual roundtable hosted by Kean University on Friday. 

Tai Cooper, chief community development ...

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Atlantic Health System Medical Centers and Partner Named Top Hospitals in New Jersey

March 28, 2022

Atlantic Health System’s medical centers are at the top of the list when it comes to hospital reputation in New Jersey, according to the latest ranking from renowned health care research and information company, Castle Connolly.

All results are based on the votes of more than 1,100 physicians and reflect Atlantic Health System’s strong reputation among physicians across the ...

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NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

Union County Approves 2022 Budget. See Tax Impact in Your Town

May 16, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners following a public hearing Thursday adopted a $​​513.7 million budget, which does not increase the county-wide tax levy.

While the spending plan comes with an average tax decrease of $28 for county homeowners, the impact varies by municipality with the average homeowner in Union County slated to pay $2,066 in county taxes this year. In ...

Union County Commissioners Defend One of Their Own in Race For Surrogate

ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County commissioners defended the qualifications of Vice Commissioner Chair Christopher Hudak in his race for county surrogate after a resident speaking at Thursday’s board meeting demanded Hudak withdraw his candidacy.

Surrogates administer the legal process which takes place after residents of a county die individually owning assets in New Jersey. They also ...

Mount St. Mary Class of 2022 Future Athletic Plans Revealed

On the morning of May 12, Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung revealed the names of additional Class of 2022 student-athletes who have expressed their intent to further their athletic careers at the collegiate level. The following students were honored by Denise Materia, Director of Athletics and Assistant Directress (Student Life), S. Lisa D. Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S. (Directress) in Mother Mary ...

Saint Joe's Salutatorian DaSilva: Campus 'Felt Like Home'

METUCHEN, NJ - The second that Matthew DaSilva stepped foot on the campus of Saint Joseph High School five years ago he immediately felt something special. From his first campus tour to his time as “Freshman for a Day,” DaSilva knew the choice was easy. He was going to spend the most formative years of his life at Saint Joe’s.

Sure there were other private schools in ...

Union County to Receive 2022 NACo Achievement Award for First Proprietary County-Run COVID-19 Lab in the Nation

May 17, 2022

Union County will receive a 2022 NACo Achievement Award, acknowledging the groundbreaking partnership between the County and Kean University, forming the first proprietary, County and academic run COVID-19 testing lab in the nation. NACo – the National Association of Counties – has awarded Union County with three 2022 Achievement Awards in total.

“Since the onset of ...

Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

Facing the unknown – What parents can tell kids when answers fail

A wise therapist once told me, “David, no matter how much you think you can, no one can predict the future. So stop trying and making yourself crazy in the process.” Excellent advice, especially considering my future predictions tend to veer into sometimes frightening territory.

Predictions are like opinions, everyone has one. When I signed on for parenthood, I tried to anticipate ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

May 19, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

Here Are the 13 Dispensaries in New Jersey Legally Selling Cannabis to the Public

NEW JERSEY — Starting today, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older can buy recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide.

According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are:

North Jersey:

Apothecarium, 1865 Springfield, Avenue, Maplewood
Apothecarium, 55 South Main Street, ...