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Sun Shines on Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure as Thousands Participate at Liberty State Park

May 22, 2017

JERSEY CITY, NJ - "This is my fight song, take back my life song." Katy Perry's version of Rachel Platten's "Fight Song" anthem blared across Liberty State Park Sunday morning as thousands of women and men gathered to participate in the tenth annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure. Perry's lyrics did indeed apply to the many breast cancer ...

Emily's Supermarket is First to Join Healthy Corner Store Initiative in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ – Families, neighbors and children walking home from school May 10 got a special treat as they passed by Emily’s Supermarket on Clarkson Street. They found they could purchase a variety of fresh produce, low fat and whole grain options, while learning the importance of making healthy choices through some of the activities.

It was the NJ Healthy Corner Stores ...

Lifelong Elizabeth Shares Healthy Tips at Senior Safety Day

ELIZABETH, NJ – “Should you save or toss pizza left on the counter overnight?” Nutrition Consultant Corey Wu asked the group in front of her at the Stephen Sampson Community Center today, May 11.

The answer was a resounding, “Toss!” coming from the audience from Peterstown, Bayway, and Sampson community centers, at the Senior Safety Day. Wu was one of two speakers ...

City Sponsors Free Rabies Vaccinations for Dogs and Cats

ELIZABETH, NJ – When making sure everyone in the family is healthy and up-to-date with shots, the city is reminding residents not to forget the four-legged members. To that end, the city is sponsoring a free dog and cat rabies vaccination for May 17, 20, 31, and June 3.

The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, May 17, from 4 to 6 p.m., at City Hall, 50 Winfield Scott Plaza

Saturday, ...

2017 Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure Set for May 21

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Nearly 2,000 people are expected when the 2017 Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure is held at Liberty State Park in Jersey City on Sunday, May 21.

The race is partially sponsored by TAPinto.net.

The Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure’s official Master of Ceremonies will be WABC-TV Eyewitness News reporter Anthony Johnson, who has been a member of the the ...

Union County Freeholder Board Awards “UC Means Green” Community Garden Grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Seven Elizabeth locations were chosen to receive a 2017 Union County Means Green Community Garden Grant, awarded by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The gardens will provide donations of fresh produce to those in need as well as education, recreation, civic service and social opportunities for gardeners and their communities.

The new round of funding follows ...

State AG and Summit Resident Porrino Speaks at Elks' 'Walk Out on Drugs' May 7

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - New Jersey Attorney General and Summit resident Christopher Porrino will speak at The East Central District Walk Out on Drugs, beginning at 12 p.m. on Sunday, May 7 at the Gazebo (Echo Lake Drive off Mill Lane) in Mountainside's Echo Lake Park. Given the proliferation of cheap and plentiful illegal narcotics across the nation and in New Jersey -- and with the alarming rise ...

Prevention Links Looking for Volunteers to Serve as Recovery Specialists in Union County Opioid Response Initiative

ELIZABETH, NJ - Prevention links is seeking volunteers to serve as recovery specialists for the Union County Opioid Response Initiative.

Eligibility:

Minimum of two years continuous abstinence
Knowledge and professional application of recovery principles 
High school diploma or equivalency required 
Must hold a valid drivers license.

Volunteer ...

Canine Therapy Brings Comfort to Patients and Loved Ones at Center for Hope Hospice

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J., April 21, 2017 – Rio, Atlas, Coco and Karl are a special breed of volunteer at the Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care. The canines bring their comforting presence and the benefits of animal therapy to patients and their loved ones at both of the Center’s two residences—Peggy’s House in Scotch Plains and Father Hudson House in ...

Trinitas Participates in Regional Drill to Improve Patient Safety During Disasters

ELIZABETH, NJ - Residents now have the added comfort knowing that the Trinitas team is now trained in dealing with a major disaster. Trinitas Regional Medical Center participated in Operation Gotham Shield, a comprehensive drill involving a mock radioactive “dirty bomb” explosion in the metropolitan area. As part of the exercise, the Trinitas team assembled a decontamination tent ...

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See for Yourself: New Tour Demonstrates Money Saving “Green” Landscaping in Union County

May 11, 2017

Union County residents can get a first-hand look at local examples of rain gardens, rainwater harvesting and porous pavement by joining a half-day bus tour organized by experts from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County and the Rahway River Watershed Association.

“Union County is now home to some good examples of strategies that save money while helping to conserve water and ...