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Murphy Says Restaurant, Retail Workers Will Be Required To Undergo Daily Temperature Checks

June 4, 2020

Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a series of guidelines Thursday for tens of thousands of bars and restaurants across the state to follow when they begin to welcome back diners at 6 a.m. on June 15.

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a series of guidelines Thursday for the thousands of bars and restaurants across the state to follow when they begin to welcome back patrons on June ...

Cranford to Distribute 4,000 Masks Received from the County Throughout Town

CRANFORD - Union County Freeholders Angela R. Garretsonn, Bette Jane Kowalski, and Chris Hudak delivered 4,000 masks to Cranford this past Thursday as part of the “Mask Up UC” initiative.

“Mask Up UC” is a County-wide public safety campaign to encourage all County residents to wear face masks and safeguard themselves and others from potential exposure to ...

Cranford COVID-19 Update: 466 Confirmed Cases, 90 Fatalities

CRANFORD - Cranford's COVID-19 totals as of Thursday stood at 466 confirmed positive cases and 90 fatalities, according to the Township of Cranford newsletter. 

77 of the 90 deaths have come from residents living in long-term care facilities, and 13 from residents living in the community. 

To protect the private medical information of these individuals, Cranford ...

Cranford COVID-19 Update: Seven New Cases and Four Additional Deaths Since Friday, Tennis Courts Reopen

CRANFORD - Cranford has seven new positive cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths since Friday, May 15, according to the Township of Cranford COVID-19 Update Newsletter, on Monday. 

To protect the private medical information of these individuals, Cranford will not be releasing additional information about these cases. Residents are asked to respect ...

Elective Surgeries in NJ to Soon Resume as Hospitals Off of ‘Crisis Footing’

NEW JERSEY — Medical professionals will soon be permitted to resume elective surgeries at hospitals and surgical centers, the governor said Friday.

The elective surgeries, which had been suspended, will restart May 26, Gov. Phil Murphy said at his daily COVID-19 press briefing, where he also outlined details for the upcoming primary election and federal funding for NJ ...

4 New Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Cranford, No New Fatalities, Memorial Track to Reopen & More

CRANFORD - Mayor Patrick Giblin announced during his COVID-19 update on Wednesday that Cranford has four new positive cases - one in the community and three in long-term care facilities. Giblin also announced there are no new deaths.  

Cranford's total positive cases is now at 422 and there have been 81 fatalities. 68 of the 81 deaths have come from ...

COVID-19 in Cranford: Two New Positive Cases, Three New Deaths Since Friday

CRANFORD - Cranford has two new positive cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths since Friday, May 8, according to the Township of Cranford COVID-19 Update Newsletter on Monday. 

Of the two new positive cases, one came from a resident in a long-term care facility in town, and the other from a resident in the community. All three new fatalities were from a long-term care ...

Cranford COVID-19 Update: 405 Positive Cases, 75 Fatalities

CRANFORD - Mayor Patrick Giblin announced during his COVID-19 update on Wednesday that following no new positive cases of COVID-19 in Cranford on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, Tuesday saw two new cases and Wednesday an additional four.

Cranford's total positive cases is now at 405 and there have been 75 fatalities. 62 of the 75 deaths have come from residents living in ...

No New Positive COVID-19 Cases in Cranford Since Friday, but Three New Deaths Reported

CRANFORD - Mayor Patrick Giblin announced during his COVID-19 update on Monday that there were no new positive cases of COVID-19 in Cranford on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday, leaving the township's total at 399.

Though there were no new positive cases, Giblin did announce that three more residents in long-term care facilities have passed away from the virus, ...

Nomahegan, Other County and State Parks in Cranford to Reopen Saturday with Restrictions

CRANFORD - Union County parks will partially re-open beginning at dawn on Saturday, May 2, for limited and passive activities only, in accordance with statewide restrictions issued by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. The County’s two golf courses will open next week, after routine maintenance is conducted.

Union County Parks in Cranford include the following:

- Lenape Park
- ...


Trinitas Regional Medical Center Researchers Take on COVID-19 Clinical Trials

May 29, 2020

ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center physicians are working to save lives with cutting-edge treatments and clinical trials.

Perhaps the toughest challenge of the disease has been acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and respiratory failure, which are trademarks of progressive COVID-19. And although a broader understanding of the virus is coming to light, there remains an ...


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Wardlaw+Hartridge Third Graders Present Virtual Recorder Recital

EDISON, NJ -- Third grade students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison performed on their recorders with homemade videos to create a wonderful virtual recital. 

The students began learning the recorder at the beginning of the school year. They continued practicing and improving their skills during distance learning.  The repertoire includes songs learned early in the ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Celebrates Athletes, Teams at Virtual Rams Recognition Night

EDISON, NJ -- The department at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison held a virtual Rams Recognition Night to celebrate the accomplishments of its Upper School athletes and teams on May 27.

Four athletes who compiled at least nine varsity letters received W+H blankets: Brianna Chambers of Somerset, Austin Miller of Linden, Sahil Mulji of Edison and Nadia Valcourt of South Plainfield.

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Share Genetics Research

EDISON, NJ -- Upper School science students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison addressed the fields of genetics and molecular biology in a series of informative virtual presentations in a webinar on May 20.

W+H offers honors research programs in genetics and molecular biology and technology. In genetics, students work on an independent genetic research project using drosophila ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Lower School Embraces Virtual Community Field Day

EDISON, NJ -- The first-ever virtual Field Day turned into an enormous success, with Lower School students and parents participating in a community oriented challenge event that incorporated many interesting aspects.

Students in from PreK-Grade 5 were divided into teams of Green and Gold during the daylong event, which triggered thousands of posts on SeeSaw. Students and their families ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Eighth Graders Deliver Capstone Presentations

EDISON, NJ -- Eighth grade students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison addressed a variety of interesting topics during a series of well-executed virtual Capstone presentations last week. Nine students participated in this year’s program:

Gbemi Olarewaju of Piscataway – Water Shortages in sub-Saharan Africa; Tiger Huang of Edison – Impact of Artificial ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Thespians Win Theatre Night Awards

EDISON, NJ -- Mayah Nissim of Scotch Plains and Sahil Mulji of Edison, seniors at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, won the equivalent of an Oscar in their categories of distinction at the Montclair State University's Theatre Night Foxy Awards, which was held virtually on May 19. Mayah won for Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Work of Innovation & ...

Union County Supports Free “Choose to Reuse” Composting Classes, June 15 and 17

Union County, NJ – Union County residents who are interested in composting food waste in their own backyards can tune into two online classes, as part of the Freeholder Board’s year-long “Make One Change” initiative to help protect the environment. Both classes are sponsored by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. They will be held on June 15 and 17.

“Union County ...

Superintendent Rubin Issues Message to the Community on George Floyd, Strengthening the Community

June 5, 2020

CRANFORD - Superintendent of Cranford Public Schools Dr. Scott Rubin issued a letter to the community about the death of George Floyd and how the district will continue to take steps to "foster inclusive environments and promote empathy, respect, and acceptance."

Dr. Rubin's letter read:

Dear Parents/Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

I, too, have watched the ...

Annette Ritzer Named Walnut Avenue School 2019-2020 Educator of the Year

CRANFORD - Walnut Avenue School (WAS) has announced that Annette Ritzer has been selected as the 2019-2020 Educator of the Year.

Mrs. Ritzer is a second grade teacher at Walnut Avenue School, and has been an educator for 32 years. She has made the learning environment in her second grade classroom one with high expectations, while providing a social-emotional focus to ...

Diane Cruz Named Bloomingdale Avenue School 2019-2020 Educator of the Year

CRANFORD - Bloomingdale Avenue School (BAS) has announced that Diane Cruz has been selected as the 2019-2020 Educator of the Year.

Mrs. Diane Cruz is a first grade teacher at Bloomingdale Avenue School, where she has worked at for over 14 years. Prior to arriving at BAS, she taught for three years in Jersey City. 

Each year, Mrs. Cruz creates a classroom environment ...

Union County Clerk Reminds Residents on Vote-By-Mail Ballots

June 5, 2020

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds residents that her office has begun mailing Vote-by-Mail ballots to all registered Democratic and Republican voters in Union County. Unaffiliated voters who have already applied for a Vote-by-Mail ballot will also receive their ballots in the coming weeks.

The ballots and applications are being sent in waves to help ensure that the high volume of mail ...

Clark Resident Beats COVID-19 Just in Time to Celebrate 94th Birthday

June 3, 2020

CLARK, NJ – Kathleen Boylan, a resident at the Clark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center recently turned 94.  This year was an especially happy birthday for Boylan and her family because she recovered from COVID-19 shortly before the big day.

Boylan, originally from Scotch Plains had to celebrate with family through windows since the center has been closed to visitors since ...

Westfield PD Prep for Potential ‘Mass Gatherings.’ Protest set for Sunday.

A Black Lives Matter protest is planned for Sunday in Mindowaskin Park

WESTFIELD, NJ — (Updated at 6:45 p.m.) Riot gear at the ready and cleaning solution to combat coronavirus were the order of the day at police headquarters in Westfield as protestors rallied nearby.

Police Chief Christopher Battiloro in a statement Tuesday said the department was preparing for potential ...

Changes Coming to Route 22 ShopRite / Best Buy Shopping Center

UNION, NJ - The Union Planning Board heard testimony at Thursday night’s virtual public meeting of plans to modify existing structures and construct new buildings at the ShopRite/Best Buy shopping Center on Route 22 west.

Representatives for the Robbins Agency presented proposed plans for the site in several parts, including the vacant, standalone Pizza Hut and gas ...

Morristown, Overlook Chief Nursing Officers Named ‘CNOs to Know’ by Becker’s Healthcare

SUMMIT & MORRISTOWN, NJ – JUNE 2020 – The chief nursing officers of two Atlantic Health System hospitals were named to the 2020 list of “50 Hospital and Health System CNOs to Know,” by Becker’s Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading news sources covering the health care field.

Carol Jones, RN and chief nursing officer at Morristown Medical Center, ...

Community Conversation: Keeping Kids Healthy & Safe This Summer

Walter Rosenfeld, MD, Chair of Pediatrics at Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children's Hospital and medical director of Children's Health at Atlantic Health System sat down recently for a Facebook Live where he shared some important information for parents about what they need to know to keep kids healthy and safe this summer.


Community Conversations: Guiding Patients with Cancer

Join Eric Whitman, MD, medical director of Cancer Care for Atlantic Health System, for a Facebook Live where he will share guidance for patients with cancer as we coexist with COVID-19.

Community Conversations: Keeping Kids Healthy & Safe this Summer

Join Walter Rosenfeld, MD, Medical Director for Children's Health for Atlantic Health System, for a Facebook Live where he will answer your questions about what parents need to know to keep kids healthy and safe this summer.

Coronavirus Pandemic Adds to the Admiration as Hospital Honors Local EMS Members

Overlook Medical Center celebrated the work of the dedicated EMS first responders throughout the communities it serves with awards, gifts and other recognition as part of the national EMS Week, May 18–22.

“The first responders throughout our region have been our steadfast partners through the height of the pandemic, and their collaboration in caring for our patients during this ...

Atlantic Health System Leads Phase 1 Study on CPI-613® (Devimistat), First-in-Class Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care’s Angela Alistar, MD, medical director of GI medical oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of the Phase 1 Breakthrough Treatment Center, is lead author of a phase 1 study of CPI-613® (devimistat), a unique first-in-class treatment for locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, in combination with two chemotherapy drugs.

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

Registration Now Open for Westfield Area YMCA Summer Day Camp

The Westfield Area YMCA is excited to announce that traditional day camp programs for kids entering grades K through 10 will begin July 6. Registration is now underway. 

All camps will meet the new guidelines set by the CDC, ACA (American Camp Association) and state and local health departments. These include social distancing regulations, small consistent ...