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Cranford to Sponsor Two Substance Abuse Prevention Events in March

February 21, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford families have two upcoming opportunities to learn about substance abuse prevention.

The Cranford Municipal Alliance, in partnership with 13 other alliances in Union County, will present “Getting High Naturally,” a positive, science-based approach to substance abuse prevention, hosted by psychologist comedian Matt Bellace.

“The event is to help ...

We Hear You Now - Phillips 66 Donates Five New Emergency Radios to Trinitas Regional Medical Center

ELIZABETH, NJ - A recent grant from the Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery has allowed Trinitas Regional Medical Center to purchase five new Motorola APX 6000 portable radios for its Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU), 

“Lives will surely be saved,” said Hospital Officials. The radios will be used to communicate with the Union County Police Dispatch Center, which dispatches MICUs and ...

Update: Health Authorities Still Investigating Flu Death of Elizabeth Schoolgirl

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of Daniela Genaro who attended Nicholas LaCorte - Peterstown School No. 3 after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials say, it "presently remains unclear whether or not the virus was the primary contributing factor to the child's ...

Breaking News: Elizabeth Schools Report One Student Has Died from Flu Virus

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth School District has reported that one student has died from Influenza (Flu).

“It is with great sadness that I must report to you that the Elizabeth School District has lost one of its own,”  Elizabeth Superintendent of Schools Olga Hugelmeyer wrote in a letter to parents over the weekend. The Superintendents letter is ...

Overlook Medical Center Awarded Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission

SUMMIT, NJ -  Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, recently earned the Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission, a certification program which recognizes hospitals that are committed to achieving integrated, coordinated and patient-centered care for mothers and their newborns.

Established in 2015, Perinatal Care Certification is awarded for a two-year ...

Trinitas Hospital Issues New Visiting Guidelines During Flu Season

ELIZABETH, NJ –Trinitas Regional Medical Center has issued new visiting guidelines due to the heightened flu activity this season. 

Visitor restrictions are in place based on the following guidelines:

Anyone with fever/flu-like symptoms should not visit.
Children under the age of 12 years old, who are not receiving services from the hospital, are restricted from ...

As Flu Hits Westfield Area, Urgent Care Beefs Up Staff, Pharmacists Find Solution to Tamiflu Shortage

WESTFIELD, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Health has reached out to local schools to inform administrators and teachers of the severity of this year’s flu virus. According to Laura Scanlon, the public health nursing supervisor at the Westfield Regional Health Department, the message from the DOH was clear: “It’s serious and in some cases can cause ...

Trinitas Regional Hospital Names Trustee of the Year

ELIZABETH, NJ - Victor M. Richel, a native of Elizabeth, and long-time resident of Berkeley Heights, has served as past Chairman and now Vice Chairman, of the Trinitas Health & Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees, was named Hospital Trustee of the Year by the New Jersey Hospital Association during their 99th annual meeting held recently in Princeton.

Richel is a banking executive, ...

Registration for Cranford Kidz Klub Begins March. 1

CRANFORD, NJ – Registration for Kidz Klub, a popular summer day camp at the Cranford Pool & Fitness Center, begins March 1.

The weekly summer day camp is available for children between ages five and 12 with options for early drop-off at 7 a.m. and late pick up at 6:30 p.m. Kidz Klub runs for 10 weeks in total but enrollment options are available for one to three weeks, four to six ...

71 New Nurses Graduate the Trinitas School of Nursing

CRANFORD, NJ – Seventy-one students received their nursing diplomas at the Trinitas School of Nursing 159th Convocation Ceremony held at St. Michael’s Church in Cranford. Surrounded by family, friends, and staff that supported their efforts every step of the way, 64 women and 7 men proudly accepted their pins and became eligible to sit for the registered nurse licensing exam.

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Union County Hosts First LGBTQ Roundtable

February 24, 2018

On Tuesday, February 20, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, through the Office of LGBTQ Services, hosted a roundtable with over 20 leading LGBTQ advocacy and ally organizations that serve Union County and New Jersey. Facilitated by Christian Fuscarino, Executive Director of Garden State Equality, more than 40 participants met to discuss LGBTQ-related programs, services, issues and ...