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National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory Through 6 p.m. Tuesday July 17

July 16, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a 'Heat Advisory' this morning for Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Union and Hudson Counties in New Jersey. The heat advisory will remain in effect from noon Monday July 16 until 6 p.m. Tuesday July 17.

Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at- risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity may cause heat stress ...

Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves In To New Brunswick Children's Hospital

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital.

"From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to encourage our smallest patients to smile when they enter our facilities," said John ...

Air Quality Alert Issued for Northern NJ until 11 p.m. July 10

NEWARK, NJ - On sunny and hot days, heat and sunlight react with hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides emitted by internal combustion engines like automobiles, trucks and gasoline powered lawn equipment. These mix to form a ground-level layer of ozone.

The National Weather Service issued an air quality alert for Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Union and Hudson counties in New Jersey until ...

Hundreds Gather at “Rally for Humanity” in Glen Rock

GLEN ROCK, NJ - More than 500 people joined together in front of Glen Rock’s municipal building on June 30 to call for an end to cruel family separations and to show support for immigrants and asylum seekers at the Rally for Humanity in support of #FamiliesBelongTogether.

“I know it seems that times are dark, but we must take stock of reasons for hope. This rally, this ...

Fair Lawn Opening Cooling Centers During Extreme Heat

FAIR LAWN, NJ - With hot temperatures and high humidity projected, the Borough will be operating facilities as cooling centers. The cooling centers will be at the Fair Lawn Community Center, Fair Lawn Senior Center, Fair Lawn Library and Memorial Pool.

Fair Lawn Senior Center
Monday to Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Saturdays – 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 ...

Fair Lawn Farmers Market Will Open 2018 Season: Wednesday, June 27

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Farmers Market operates on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.  The market will run every Wednesday through mid-October and is located in the New Song Church parking lot on Fair Lawn Avenue and Craig Road.  

Customers can expect to find farm fresh produce, honey, herbs and flowers. 

Glen Rock Be SMART Event: A Conversation About Kids, Guns, And Safety

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Mayor Bruce Packer is hosting a "A Conversation About Kids, Guns, And Safety" 7 p.m. on Monday June 18 at Glen Rock Borough Hall, 1 Harding Plaza.

The following speakers will educate the audience: Lisa O'Donoghue and Larisa Mendez Downes, Bergen County Local Group of Moms Demand Action; Jeanne Thiesen, Sandy Hook Promise; Jennifer Gonzales, Survivor; and ...

Glen Rock BOE To Hear from Architects June 18 About Proposed Referendum Projects

GLEN ROCK, NJ – Architects will field questions from the Glen Rock Board of Education on Monday, June 18 about the “process, steps and stages” of a multi-million-dollar referendum question that the board is considering for March 2019, Board President Bryon Torsiello said.

While no cost estimates will be divulged on that date, trustees agreed previously they ...

Fair Lawn & Glen Rock Relay for Life Begins Today!

FAIR LAWN & GLEN ROCK, NJ - The day has arrived for the Relay for Life at the Dobrow Sports Complex where two towns will gather and put together a combined effort to fight cancer.

According to Weather.com, the next 36 hours are forecasted as follows: "A mix of clouds and sun during the morning will give way to cloudy skies this afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 83F.

Glen Rock Recognizes May as Mental Health Awareness Month

GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Borough Council marked the end of May by noting it was Mental Health Awareness Month.

With two high profile deaths in as many days this week, fashion designer Kate Spade and television personality Anthony Bourdain, mental health is at the top of the news.

In a resolution on May 30, the following facts about mental health were listed:

Approximately one in five ...

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Murphy Administration Takes Action to Help Smokers Quit

July 16, 2018

Eliminates Prior Approval for Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Medications; Counseling Options to be Expanded

TRENTON, NJ – The Murphy administration on July 16 announced new steps to help New Jersey Medicaid recipients quit using tobacco by making it easier to receive tobacco cessation medications and counseling.

“Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death and disease ...