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Young Stroke Victim Triumphs Thanks to Overlook Neuroscience Institute's Care

May 11, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ - Nearly 800,000 Americans each year suffer a stroke, an acute condition that can prove devastating for many, and fatal for one in six victims.

Thanks to the unparalleled expertise at Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center and Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Summit, then 26-year-old Joe Slota outcome was one of hope, success, and triumph over a condition that ...

NJ Targeting Medicaid Members in Vaccine Push

Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

State is spending $50 million to reach out, including calls to 260,000 people urging them to get vaccinated

State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli has ...

Twin City Pharmacy Administering Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical, located at 1708 Park Avenue in South Plainfield, has resumed scheduling patients for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Same day appointments may also be available while supplies last. 

Twin City is currently administering vaccines Monday through Friday to anyone ages 16 and older. The pharmacy is also following ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Spring 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ –– Atlantic Health System, announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grades.

“After a year in which our teams had to quickly adapt to the challenges of COVID-19, our ...

Union County Begins COVID-19 Vaccination Program for Homebound Clark Residents

CLARK, NJ - The Union County Board of Commissioners announced on Tuesday the beginning of its Homebound Vaccination Program in an effort to vaccinate its residents who are unable to leave their homes.

According to the release, the program will be administered through the County’s Human Services Department. The County is partnering with the Visiting Nurse Association of Central ...

Clark ShopRite Hosting Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Through Saturday May 1

CLARK, NJ - Those locals seeking a COVID-19 vaccine can to head to ShopRite of Clark anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1.  According to pharmacy personnel an appointment is not necessary.  Attendees must wear a mask, bring their identification and an insurance card.

ShopRite is offering the Pfizer vaccine during this ...

22,000 Vaccines and Counting at Trinitas Regional Medical Center

ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center has been on a mission to vaccinate members of the community since December, after the release of the first vaccine made by Pfizer. Since that time, Trinitas has given 22,000 vaccines and will continue vaccinating people as supplies are available.

A recent recipient of the vaccine was Joseph Burns, an 88-year-old Madison resident, who was treated ...

Union County Offers “Grab & Go” Meals at Senior Centers

The Union County Board of Commissioners announced that box-lunch meals will be available to seniors beginning in May, through a “Grab and Go” program. The program is run through the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection, in the Department of Human Services. It will be available at 19 senior centers and senior housing sites throughout the county ...

Union County Vaccine Guide: What You Need to Know (April 19, 2021)

UNION COUNTY, NJ — With eligibility expanded to anyone 16 and older starting Monday, the state inched closer to its goal of getting 70% of New Jersey’s eligible adults vaccinated — that is 4.7 million people — by the beginning of the summer.

The number of people statewide vaccinated with at least one dose rose to just over 3.8 million with just over 2.5 million, or ...

Overlook Medical Center Discharges Its 2,000th COVID Inpatient

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit has discharged its 2,000th inpatient treated for COVID-19 back to recovery, the milestone coming more than a year into the global pandemic and just days after the Hospital, part of Atlantic Health System, marked the 25,000th dose of COVID-19 vaccine administered at the Summit Community Center, where Overlook has been operating a ...

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Union County Expanding Regional Dispatch Center

May 8, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county will expand its Emergency Services Regional Dispatch Center in Westfield, allowing more towns the option to use its services for fire, EMS, mutual aid and first responders. 

At Thursday’s virtual Board of County Commissioners meeting, commissioners awarded a $3.28 million contract to H&S Construction and Mechanical Inc., of Elizabeth, for ...

Advocates Call on Justice Department to Investigate Union County Jail Closure

UNION COUNTY, NJ — While Union County enters into a five-year agreement to send the inmates from the county jail in Elizabeth to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, Elizabeth-based activist Salaam Ismial says the fight to challenge the move is not over.

His organization, the National United Youth Council Inc., submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice and Civil ...

Loss of Human Rights Activist Janice Caren Lilien Felt Across Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ -  Human rights leader Janice Caren Lilien, age 71, died peacefully in her home on May 3 after a long battle with lymphoma. She was a very active citizen of Union County, holding multiple leadership roles with human service organizations, according to her obituary posted by The Star-Ledger. 

Lilien served as the CEO for the Girl Scouts of Greater Essex and ...

Swap your “Bad” Plants for Native Species that Add Color and Variety to the Garden

May 12, 2021

The County of Union invites all Union County gardeners to a “Native Plant Swap and Shop” event where they can trade an invasive plant from their yard for a colorful native plant. This free event will take place at the Union County Scout Camping Area in the Watchung Reservation in Mountainside on Thursday evening, June 10 from 5:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Pre-registration is required by ...

Community Conversations: AFib, Heart Health and Stroke Prevention

People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) are five times more likely to have a stroke than the average person. In this Community Conversation, Atlantic Medical Group cardiologists Timothy Mahoney, MD, and Michael Katz, MD, answer your questions on managing AFib and reducing your risk of stroke. See all of Atlantic Health System's Community Conversations ...

Protesters Unable to Save Suspended Stafford School Nurse’s Job

May 12, 2021

STAFFORD, NJ - Authorities estimate that a group of between 300-350 people gathered yesterday in support of Erin Pein, a suspended Stafford Township school nurse. Pein acknowledged she was one of three individuals whose contract was not renewed when the Board of Education came back from closed session last night.

“I am still suspended without pay,” shared Pein. “I am a member ...

Police Investigating Report of Attempted Sexual Assault on Glenside Ave.

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit reports that police are investigating a report of an attempted sexual assault perpetrated by an unknown actor posing as an Uber driver who was transporting the victim from New York City to Pennsylvania.

The driver, described as a white male with a beard, reportedly exited Rt. 78, stopping on Glenside Avenue. The victim was able to escape from the vehicle ...

Somerset Patriots Owner Steve Kalafer, 71, Dies; Philanthropist, Businessman, Friend to All

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Steve Kalafer, who as a young man parlayed a one-car showroom into one of New Jersey’s largest automobile groups; was the founder and owner of the Somerset Patriots baseball team, a prolific filmmaker, real estate developer, community activist and philanthropist, has died from cancer at the age of 71.

A devout family man, he is survived by his wife, Suzanne; two sons ...

Reflecting on my First Four Months in Office

May 5, 2021

I am just as excited today as I was in late November when I learned my election to the Garwood Borough Council was certified by the Board of Elections.  I bring this excitement to every meeting and assignment!

This year I am serving as Chair of the Building & Grounds Committee, which to the outside observer may seem like an easy job.  I quickly learned this was not the ...

Sayreville's Brandon Bielak, Saint Joseph HS Grad, Pitches Against the Yankees

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Brandon Bielak, a Sayreville native who played his high school baseball at St. Joseph High School (Metuchen), took the mound for the Houston Astros against the Yankees Tuesday evening in a hostile Yankee Stadium, where fans released their anger over Houston's sign-stealing scandal became public following the 2019 ALCS.

Bielak had the thrill of ...