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Overlook Discharges 700th COVID-19 Patient to Recovery

May 20, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit, part of Atlantic Health System, announced today that it discharged its 700th patient treated for COVID-19 -- a woman from Union Township -- back to recovery last week.

The efforts of Atlantic Health System and its team members on the front lines of healthcare, the embrace of precautions such as social distancing by the community, ...

HMH JFK Medical Center Celebrates 1,000th COVID-19 Discharge

EDISON, NJ - Hackensack Meridian JFK Medical Center celebrates its 1,000th COVID discharge.

Patient Dora Cardona from South Plainfield spent 10 days at JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ.

 

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 ...

Hackensack Meridian Health Celebrates Release of 5,000th COVID-19 Patient

EDISON, NJ – Hackensack Meridian Health this week celebrated the full recovery and discharge of its 5,000th COVID-19 patient across its network of 17 hospitals.

On the afternoon of May 5, doctors, nurses, and medical personnel lined the halls of JFK Medical Center in Edison and the theme from ‘Rocky’ played on the overhead speaker as Angel Rojos was ‘clapped-out.’ ...

Hackensack Meridian   JFK Adult Medical Day Program Continues to Help the Community

Hackensack Meridian   JFK Adult Medical Day Program continues to help the community caregivers and participants of the Adult Day Health Program through the Covid 19 Pandemic.

 When Gov. Phil Murphy announced the closure of the Adult Day Health Services, it did not mean an end of services from New Jersey Adult Day Health Centers such as the JFK Medical Day Program. On the ...

Respiratory Therapist Flies From Utah to Help at RWJUH

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Aina Togiai said she felt a bit drained after working her first shift at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital on Monday.

Considering Togiai had just flown in from Lehi, Utah, it was understandable.

Togiai answered when the hospital put out a call for reinforcements to its front-line health care workers.

She left behind her family - still grieving the passing ...

Hackensack Meridian JFK Adult Medical Day Program Continues to Help the Community

EDISON, NJ - Hackensack Meridian  JFK Adult Medical Day Program continues to help the community caregivers and participants of the Adult Day Health Program through the Covid 19 Pandemic.

When Governor Phil Murphy announced the closure of Adult Day Health Services, it did not mean an end of services from New Jersey Adult Day Health Centers such as the JFK Medical Day Program. On the ...

South Plainfield Aristacare at Cedar Oaks: 17 COVID-19 Deaths, 85 Total Cases

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The New Jersey State Department of Health released detailed COVID-19 case information at Long Term Care Facilities throughout New Jersey earlier today. The information painted a sobering toll the virus has taken on New Jersey’s most vulnerable residents.

The report listed 425 New Jersey facilities with outbreaks, 10,744 cases at long term care facilities and ...

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Middlesex Borough resident organizes drive for JFK Medical Center frontline workers

May 29, 2020

Middlesex Borough resident Alexis Buccellato recently delivered 80 personal care packages to frontline healthcare workers at Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center in Edison to thank them for their dedication in healing patients during the COVID crisis.

Buccellato staged a drive, collecting various supplies, such as masks, tissues, lotion, gum, snacks and hand sanitizer, from donors ...

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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 & ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Inducted Into World Language Honor Societies

EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison held its annual World Language Honor Societies induction ceremony on May 28. This year’s event was a virtual presentation. 

Esther Faus, World Language Department Chair, delivered the welcome, which was followed by the Introduction to the Honor Societies, Candle Ceremony and Honor Society Oaths. Twenty-three Upper School ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle School Students Share Talents in Show

EDISON, NJ -- Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison provided a wonderful hour of entertainment in last week’s Rising Stars Talent and Variety Show. The event, which was live-streamed on Vimeo and Facebook Live, included vocal, instrumental and dance performances.

Among the show’s many highlights were a piano vocal by Julia Machado (pictured) of ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Band Members Perform in Virtual Concert

EDISON, NJ -- Fourth and fifth grade musicians at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison shared their talents in a virtual format in an entertaining Lower School Instrumental Concert. Under the direction of instructor Mr. Matt Bergman, students performed a variety of short pieces at home on flute, trumpet, clarinet, trombone, saxophone euphonium and ...

East Brunswick's Chris Yannazzo Honored as GMC Athletic Director of the Year

May 29, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Shortly before schools were shut down for what turned out to be the rest of the academic year in March, Chris Yannazzo of East Brunswick was informed that he was being named the Greater Middlesex Conference Athletic Director of the Year.

The honor, which is voted upon by all member ADs in the conference, was a culmination of six years that Yannazzo has put in since taking ...

More on Day Care, Camps and Pools Reopening from Murphy

May 31, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As Governor Phil Murphy announced yesterday, they reopen to other parents on June 15.  Within the next few weeks, non-contact sports activities and youth day camps also may open up. What does all this mean? What about pools?

Commissioner of the Department of Children ...

PSE&G Resuming Work While Continuing COVID-19 Safety Protocols

May 31, 2020

NEWARK, NJ -  As a result of Governor Murphy’s recent executive order and with approval by the Board of Public Utilities, Public Service Electric & Gas Co. will be resuming work as safely and quickly as possible. Our employees and contractors will follow protocols guided by the CDC and New Jersey State Department of Health, as well as all directives from state and local ...

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 ...

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The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

Midcentury New Jersey: The Garden State in the ...

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Wed, June 3, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

Midcentury New Jersey: The Garden State in the ...

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Thu, June 4, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

Midcentury New Jersey: The Garden State in the ...

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PSE&G Resuming Work While Continuing COVID-19 Safety Protocols

May 31, 2020

NEWARK, NJ -  As a result of Governor Murphy’s recent executive order and with approval by the Board of Public Utilities, Public Service Electric & Gas Co. will be resuming work as safely and quickly as possible. Our employees and contractors will follow protocols guided by the CDC and New Jersey State Department of Health, as well as all directives from state and local ...

Skills I Thought I’d Never Need Again (Or Ever)

Skills I thought I’d never need again (or ever)

Or how I put my skills to work in this new world

 

Every post-apocalypse movie has this weird combination of technology and pioneer sensibilities. I’ve always thought that odd – if there were droids watching over them, why were they cooking over an open hearth, if you have flying cars why aren’t your stores ...