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2nd Annual Jingle Bell Jog to Take Place Dec. 2

November 20, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Happy Hour Fitness will host its 2nd Annual Jingle Bell Jog to spread holiday spirit.

The event, started by owner Teresa Lyp Gleason, aims to promote fitness while encouraging runners, walkers and joggers to gather jingle bells at each lap.

“The Jingle Bell Jog is a way to just walk or jog at your own pace while rewarding yourself with a little jingle each ...

Trinitas Participates in Ground-Breaking Study-Can Weight Loss Actually Prevent Cancer from Returning?

ELIZABETH, NJ—A new study being undertaken at Trinitas Regional Medical Center could provide important answers about weight loss and how it relates to stage two or three breast cancer.

Trinitas is participating in a potentially ground-breaking study that looks at the impact of weight loss on breast cancer recurrence. The Breast Cancer Weight Loss (BWEL) study is sponsored by ...

Cranford's Track Friday Fundraiser to Focus on Hurricane Relief & New Instruments for Cranford Middle Schools

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford residents will once again turn Black Friday into Track Friday as they walk or run to raise money for the charities of their choice.

Track Friday is an annual fundraising event founded by Cranford resident Eric Rubinson. On the day after Thanksgiving, people are encouraged to participate by walking or running on local tracks to raise money for different ...

Trinitas Regional Medical Center Seeks Level II Trauma Center Designation

Elizabeth, N.J.--Trinitas Regional Medical Center is seeking formal Level II Trauma Center designation in response to the first official trauma call by the New Jersey Department of Health DOH in nearly 20 years.  The Medical Center will submit its application to the DOH this week.

According to Gary S. Horan, FACHE, Trinitas President & CEO, the state of New Jersey has an excellent ...

Caring Contact Trains Teens at St. Bart's to Help Other Teens in Crisis

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Perhaps no one understands what a teenager in crisis is experiencing better than another teenager. That is why crisis listening line Caring Contact has introduced new training – Teens Helping Teens: Building Confidence and Awareness.

Caring Contact introduced the new training recently to a group of high school teens at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Scotch ...

Cranford Dentist to Offer Free Oral Cancer Screenings

CRANFORD, NJ – Dr. Kurt Krause, a general dentist, will offer free oral cancer screenings for one day this month.

Screenings are vital to early detection of oral cancer, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation. Most are typically done with a blue light that detects differentiating tissue that may not visible to the naked eye.

“Many people don’t hear about oral cancer like ...

Westfield Area YMCA Kicks Off 7th Grade Initiative

WESTFIELD, NJ – Westfield Area YMCA’s popular 7th Grade Initiative celebrated its kickoff on Thursday evening at the Main Y Facility in downtown Westfield.

Seventh graders from Westfield and the surrounding towns of Cranford, Garwood and Mountainside were present. It was an evening dedicated to health education and active fun, all while informing students and families of what ...

New Union County “Level the Playing Field” Grants Aim to Improve Playground Access for Children and Families

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced “Level the Playing Field,” a new grant program that provides funding for local playground upgrades that enable children with disabilities to enjoy healthy outdoor activities with their families, friends, and neighbors.

All 21 municipalities in Union County are eligible to apply for the program, which will provide a total of ...

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Scotch Plains Resident with Autism Thankful for Support from Community Access Unlimited

November 19, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Tyler O'Neill and his family are thankful for so much this Thanksgiving, including the support he receives from the nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU).

O'Neill, 25 and a resident of Scotch Plains, is a person on the autism spectrum who attends CAU's Academy of Continuing Education (ACE) twice a week.

"I learn to act in theater class," he ...