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Gov. Murphy Releases Thursday's COVID-19 Numbers from New Jersey

January 15, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy discussed the latest COVID-19 figures from around the New Jersey on Thursday afternoon.

There were 5,967 new PCR cases reported and 1,435 antigen tests, with 94 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 549,840 positive PCR cases, 59,881 positive antigen cases, and 18,162 deaths, and ...

Smokers Deemed Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine in Stage 1B Rollout

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and the NJ Department of Health are taking heat for putting smokers in the 1B category for people registering to receive the coronavirus vaccine. 

On Wednesday, the governor announced that all residents over age 65, not just those in long-term care facilities, would be the next in line to get the vaccine, along with people who have conditions that ...

New Jersey's Single Day COVID Positive Cases Rise Over 6,000 Again

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy discussed the latest COVID-19 figures from around the New Jersey during his Wednesday afternoon press conference where is also announced that residents over 65 years old can get the COVID-19 vaccine on January 14.

There were 6,922 new PCR cases reported and 1,265 antigen tests, with 95 new deaths. Statewide, there are now ...

Metro YMCAs and Veritext Partnership Brings ‘Work from Home’ Career Opportunity to Job Seekers

January 14, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is partnering with Veritext Legal Solutions, the leader in deposition and litigation support solutions, to introduce Digital Reporting – a new, in-demand career path with remote opportunities – to its community.

A Digital Reporter is a trained officiant who captures the record of testimony in legal proceedings using a ...

Murphy Orders U.S. and NJ Flags to Be Flown at Half-Staff on Jan 11 in Honor of Officer Brian Sicknick

January 10, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered that all U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff on Monday, Jan 11, 2021, in honor of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick of South River, who died following injuries sustained while defending the U.S. Capitol when it was under siege on Jan. 6.

In a statement, Murphy said: 

“United States Capitol Police Officer ...

Brian Sicknick, New Jersey Native and Capitol Police Officer, Dies from Injuries Sustained in Riot

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Since he was a young man Brian Sicknick wanted to be a police officer.  After serving in the Air Force National Guard, Sicknick became a Capitol Police Officer in Washington, DC in 2008.  Yesterday, he lost his life after being attacked by rioters who invaded the Capitol on Tuesday.  He was struck with a fire extinguisher, and he was gassed, ultimately ...

New Jersey Date Night: Get Comfortable at These Good Old-Fashioned Diners

January 14, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

A new year is upon us and optimistically one may believe that the possibilities are endless. Granted we just came off a year so horrific that it makes Divorce Court look better than Disneyland, so it’s reasonable to be a little trepidatious. But then again, aiming for the positive is a mindset that ...

Mocktails are the Key to Enjoying Dry January — Try Ginger ‘Mock-jito’ Recipe

NEW JERSEY — Every January for the past three years, Shivam Patel voluntarily trades in a beer for a bottled water at his favorite Jersey dive bar. Patel is one of many who participate in Drynuary, or Dry January, abstaining from alcohol for the entire month in an effort to be healthier.

Originating in the UK as an advocacy campaign, the wellness trend started with just 4,000 people ...

New Salad Dressing Recipes to Perk Up Your Healthy Meals

There’s nothing like a nice crispy salad to make eating well feel like fun, but the right dressing can mean the difference between so-so and spectacular.

Below, gather a few ingredients together and whip up some easy new dressings that will make your salads sing:

Zingy Lemon Vinaigrette: In a jar, combine one part lemon juice with two parts olive oil. Add a dab to a spoonful of ...

Out With the Old In With the New

It is that time of year again. Where we sign up for gym memberships and then drive home disgruntled because on the first day of our January resolution the Lifecycle bikes to nowhere are fully occupied and there is a line for seaweed and kale shakes at the juice bar.

The good news is that the gyms are not open, so now there is a legitimate reason not to workout at all.

The bad news is that ...

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult. (Random House, 2020)

 

Death has never been more a part of my consciousness than in the year 2020. We are getting daily death totals just like we used to get on the nightly news during the Vietnam War. But, death is not a subject that humans like to dwell on. Most of us put thoughts of our mortality on the back burner so that we are able to ...