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Expansion at Harmony Village at CareOne Stanwick Road in Moorestown Will Strengthen Dementia Care

July 20, 2021

MOORESTOWN, NJ — Harmony Village at CareOne Stanwick Road in Moorestown is currently expanding their facilities in order to grow its program to care for dementia patients.

All of Harmony Village at CareOne’s residents suffer from some form of dementia, with the facility unique in the fact that its building is made up of separate “neighborhoods” where ...

Little Lady Liberty Arrived from France to Spend Independence Day with Sister, the Statue of Liberty

ELIZABETH, NJ — A 9-foot-tall bronze replica of the Statue of Liberty, referred to as Little Lady Liberty arrived in Elizabeth Wednesday to spend Independence Day weekend with her sister statue. 

"The City of Elizabeth was proud to play a role in the arrival of the Sister Statue of Liberty at Port Elizabeth,” said J. Christian Bollwage. “Lady Liberty’s ...

New Jersey Librarian of the Year Advocates for Teens, Librarians of Color

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When Keisha Miller looks around South Orange Public Library, she sees more than books.

Beyond the stacks and shelves, the chairs and tables, the town’s teen librarian and volunteer coordinator and the state’s 2021 Librarian of the Year sees community.

“Libraries are not just about books. It’s about community engagement, it's about ...

Belmar Goes Digital with Advance Daily Beach Badge Sales for First Time

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar beachgoers can now purchase their daily badges online — before their arrival to the popular summertime destination.

The borough has partnered with WRSTBND, the New Orleans-based technology company, to develop a customized platform to offer digital sales for the first time.

As a result, daily $9 badges are available for purchase — up to two weeks in ...

VIDEO: The Largest Container Ship to Ever Reach the East Coast Docks in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - The largest container ship to ever reach a U.S. East Coast port has docked at the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal.

The CMA CGM Marco Polo can carry 16,022 20-foot equivalent units, or TEUs in industry terms. The ship is reported to be carrying 5,000 TEUs that include clothing, pharmaceuticals, furniture, appliances, holiday decorations, building materials, home ...

NJBPU and DCA Announce “Utility Assistance Week”

Trenton, N.J.—May 18, 2021—The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) and the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today announced that May 17-21 is “Utility Assistance Week,” dedicated to increasing residents’ awareness of the various programs available to support those who have fallen behind on their utility bills and may be newly eligible for financial ...

Newark Officials Launch a Guaranteed Income Pilot Program

NEWARK, NJ — A Guaranteed Income Pilot Program that is planned to help Newark residents stave off economic insecurity by putting money directly into their hands with no strings attached may soon come to fruition starting with a group of selected individuals. 

First broached by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka in 2019, the idea of an income pilot program was welcomed in the city where more ...

Murphy Appoints First Woman to Serve as State's Adjutant General

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday his nomination of Colonel Dr. Lisa Hou to serve as Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA). Hou would be the first woman and first Asian-American to serve in the Adjutant General position in the state's history.

"Colonel Hou took the ...

NJ Licenses Now Offer a Gender "X" Option

TRENTON – Motorists are now have a new option for their drivers license and non-driver identification cards. A Gender "X" option is now available announced the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.

Gender “X” will indicate a gender is unspecified, and it will be offered alongside the existing “M” (male) and “F” (female) gender options on ...

Port Authority Commences $84M Renovation Project at Newark Liberty Airport 

NEWARK, NJ – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey kicked off an $84.2 million capital project this week to renovate and upgrade one of Newark Liberty International Airport’s major runways. 

The project is planned to generate more than $144 million in economic activity for the region and create 783 total jobs. The revamped 4R-22L runway at Newark Liberty will feature ...

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Expansion at Harmony Village at CareOne Stanwick Road in Moorestown Will Strengthen Dementia Care

July 20, 2021

MOORESTOWN, NJ — Harmony Village at CareOne Stanwick Road in Moorestown is currently expanding their facilities in order to grow its program to care for dementia patients.

All of Harmony Village at CareOne’s residents suffer from some form of dementia, with the facility unique in the fact that its building is made up of separate “neighborhoods” where ...

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Are you preparing to return to work? NJ TRANSIT is ready for you.

NEW JERSEY — The pandemic resulted in a unique work-from-home model for many New Jersey residents, with a “new normal” evolving as infection rates decline.

While some employers may intend to keep remote work options in place, a growing trend reveals many companies transitioning back to in-person workplaces.

Roadways already show evidence of rush-hour congestion as workers ...

What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

Murphy Responds to Updated CDC Masking Guidelines

July 29, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wearing a mask ...

New Jersey's COVID-19 Figures for Monday; Hackensack's Vaccine Numbers

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state during this Monday afternoon press conference.

There were 594 new PCR cases reported and 162 antigen tests, with 2 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 902,870 positive PCR cases, 131,363 positive antigen cases, and 23,860 deaths, ...

Monday's New Jersey COVID19 Figures; Hackensack's Vaccine Numbers

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state during this Monday afternoon press conference.

There were 324 new PCR cases reported and 110 antigen tests, with 4 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 898,254 positive PCR cases, 130,989 positive antigen cases, and 23,827 deaths, and ...

Police: Roxbury Man Involved in Leonia Drugging, Beating and Robbery

July 12, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — A Roxbury man, accompanied by a Paterson woman, robbed a Leonia resident who was beaten and knocked-out with a drug on June 27, according to police.

The man, Emin Goroveci, 35, of 12 Righter Road, Succasunna, faces charges of first-degree robbery, third-degree theft and third-degree theft of a motor vehicle, said Leonia police.

Goroveci was accompanied in the crime ...

Bergen Prosecutor Announces Arrest of Lodi Man After Months-Long Internet Child Pornography Investigation

PARAMUS, NJ - A 31-year-old Lodi man was arrested Thursday after a "months-long Internet child pornography investigation," according to the Bergen County prosecutor.

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Michael Caruso on charges of distribution and possession of child pornography. 

Police arrested Caruso in Paramus on July 8 after ...

Teterboro's Hall of Fame and Aviation Museum Receives State Grant

TETERBORO/TRENTON, NJ - A museum in Teterboro for fans of planes, history, and aviation received a state grant.

The Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey in Teterboro was awarded a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission. It was one of 46 grantees to receive a share of $230,000 for historical organizations across the state. The grants, in the sum of $5,000, will ...

Heat Advisory and Air Quality Alert Issued for Hackensack

July 16, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP) issued an Air Quality Alert for the region through Friday, July 16 at 11 p.m. The alert is issued for Passaic, Hudson, Bergen, Essex, and Union counties. 

The alert means that ground level ozone within the area may approach or exceed unhealthy standards.

This alert comes on top of the heat ...

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July 15, 2021

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Expansion at Harmony Village at CareOne Stanwick Road in Moorestown Will Strengthen Dementia Care

July 20, 2021

MOORESTOWN, NJ — Harmony Village at CareOne Stanwick Road in Moorestown is currently expanding their facilities in order to grow its program to care for dementia patients.

All of Harmony Village at CareOne’s residents suffer from some form of dementia, with the facility unique in the fact that its building is made up of separate “neighborhoods” where ...

In Season: The Best Ways to Cook NJ Sweet Corn

July 28, 2021

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey sweet corn is in season until the beginning of September. Take advantage of this local summer veggie by eating it as soon as possible after it’s picked — the sugar turns to starch as it ages.

For storage, keep fresh corn on the cob in the husk in the fridge. Once you’re ready to enjoy your corn, remove the husk and silk, wash it and try one of ...

The Secrets Behind the Deliciousness of NJ Summer Tomatoes

NEW JERSEY — For many who call the Garden State home, summer tastes like the first bite of a ripe, juicy Jersey tomato plucked fresh from a roadside farm stand or local farmers market.

But for every delicate tomato dripping with flavor we devour on the spot or place ever so carefully in our canvas bag to bring home from the market, we struggle to understand its secrets. What makes the ...

NJ to Allow Profit From Home Baking as Entrepreneurs Learn New Rule’s Nooks, Crannies

NEW JERSEY — Bakers in the Garden State who have been longing to make cookies, cakes and other baked treats from home and legally sell them for a profit are another step closer to achieving their goal.

The New Jersey Public Health Council recently approved the state Department of Health’s rule change to allow for the sale of home-baked goods and ...

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I took some time off recently to work on my beach body.

I was shamed into taking this drastic action after learning that a dead whale had washed ashore just north of San Francisco. The maritime behemoth, a 40-foot, 8-ton gray whale, died of blunt force trauma after being struck by a ship.

I don’t know, this seems to me a bit like wandering into your backyard and being run over by a ...

Raise Your Happiness Set Point

Just about everyone wants to be happy. Aristotle said, “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” If happiness is something we strive so hard to attain, and if it is truly the end all and be all of life, then why does it elude so many?

There is a pervasive myth that we can be happy when we achieve (fill in the blank).

Wisdom Lost and Found Growing Up Overweight

We live in a world where beauty is everything. We’re led to believe that if we look a certain way and are skinny enough, we will be enough, and we will have value. Most of us know that these messages are wrong, but knowing something and believing it don’t always go together.

Ilene Leshinsky knows this all too well. Growing up a "fat girl" in the 1950s, she was reminded ...

5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Squeezing in time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you juggle a hectic schedule. But staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed ...

8 Simple Activities To Enjoy With Your Grandkids

Spending quality time with your grandkids (and kids) adds joy and laughter to any given day. Just basking in a child’s boundless energy and carefree silliness can boost your mood and make you smile. But joining in the fun also keeps you physically and mentally active – and research shows that multigenerational interaction is good for older adults and kids.

 

If you’re ...

How to Incorporate Chalk Paint Into Your Next Project

Chalk paint is all the rage for that cozy richness it gives to furniture, décor, and even walls. The matte finish adds a softness to bold colors and a thickness that covers even the most worn down surfaces.

 

Home decorating moguls love chalk paint, and now you can, too - here’s the lowdown on why, where, and how to use chalk paint for your next DIY decorating ...

Tile, Wood, or Laminate — What’s Your Flooring Match?

If your wood floors are discolored and scratched, your tile chipped, or your laminate worn, you may need an upgrade! But what’s the best flooring option? That all depends on the purpose of the area to be refinished, your budget, and your style.

The following sections will outline some of the key differences between wood, tile, and laminate.

Since there are pros and cons to each type ...