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First Lady Launches Campaign to End NJ's High Maternal Mortality Rate

January 24, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ— First Lady Tammy Murphy yesterday launched a new campaign aimed to reduce infant and maternal mortality rates, and the racial disparity that exists between mothers and infants who survive childbirth.

Nurture NJ is a multi-pronged, multi-agency approach to improve maternal and infant health among New Jersey women and children. The governor’s wife made the announcement at ...

17 LPN Graduates at Essex County College Ready for Next Step

ORANGE, NJ - Augustine Omwan first became interested in the nursing profession while working as a youth missionary in Nigeria.

“I clearly saw all the help these people needed,” said Omwan, now 42. The clincher for him to pursue a career as a nurse was when he needed a stent. “I saw all the caring the nurses provided me.”

On Jan. 10, Omwan began to turn that dream ...

February SNAP Benefits to be Issued Early

TRENTON, NJ—SNAP recipients in New Jersey will be receiving their February benefits early because of the continued federal government shutdown.

The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who received a SNAP benefit in January and were scheduled to receive the benefit again in February will receive them on ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue Due to Cold Weather Forecast

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated through Monyday, Jan. 14, due to extreme cold weather in the forecast, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Thursday.

When a Code Blue is declared, a network of warming stations operated by the county and its municipalities as well as ...


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