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St. Joseph’s Health Receives Four American Heart Association Recognitions

PATERSON, NJ - St. Joseph’s Health has received four American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines and Mission: Lifeline achievement awards for demonstrating a commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of heart disease and stroke, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer re-admissions to the hospital.

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St. Joseph's Healthcare and Rehab Center Celebrates Centenarians

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - St. Joseph’s Healthcare and Rehab Center recently hosted a birthday celebration for two centenarians who currently live at the facility.  This annual event recognizes the birthdays of any resident who is 100-years-old or older.

Honorees this year included Sr. Emily Walsh, who turned 101 on July 7 and Josephine Ricci who turned 104 on July ...

Why Juneteenth Should be Celebrated by All Americans

June 17, 2022

UPDATE: Since this article was originally published one year ago, Juneteenth Independence Day was signed into law by President Biden as a federal holiday in 2021. Juneteenth Day has been celebrated on the third Friday of June as a state holiday in New Jersey since 2020.


Juneteenth – it is a term heard more and more in the last ...

Are you sick of flying bugs, too?

Hi, everyone, I just wanted to share a surprisingly easy way to get rid of a lot of bugs in the yard in case you hate them like I do.

1. Get some yellow containers or some random colored containers and some yellow duct tape.

2. Put a couple little food scraps inside that will rot and smell delicious to bugs. Think small. A piece of chicken and a slice of apple or something like that. If ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

August 7, 2022

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see ...

Portal Bridge Project That Will Improve Rail Travel Between Newark, New York Breaks Ground

KEARNY, NJ — Construction of a new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City moved one step closer to reality Monday when New Jersey officials and transit leaders broke ground on the new project.

Shovels in hand, Gov. Phil Murphy was joined by U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez, and ...

Prospect Park Residents Urged to Participate in Lead Service Line Replacement Program

August 5, 2022

(Prospect Park, N.J. – August 5, 2022) – Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) and the Borough of Prospect Park are working together to remove all lead service lines from the municipality. Following the water crises in Flint, MI and Newark, NJ Mayor Khairullah, his administration, and Council fully support getting the lead out of Prospect Park because lead is a public health and ...

Advisory: Power Outage in Town

Due to a transformer fire there are power outages in town. No need to call the Police. PSE&G is aware of the situation and is working on it. At this point, there is no expected time for resolution of the issue. 

Fear of Teeth

It is a particularly hot day at the beach. Another in a string of sweltering afternoons that warrant the understated designation of “heat wave”. My skin feels gooey, a mixture of salty sweat and sunscreen. Flopped on a large beach blanket, a sparse coating of sand makes me feel like a breaded cutlet on an oven rack.

When I can no longer bear the oppressive heat, I scamper ...

I Dream of Genealogy

I recently emerged from the depths of a rabbit hole Internet search through obscure public records in an attempt to solve a genealogical mystery. When I finally closed down the enlarged jpegs of weather-worn tombstone epitaphs and stacked PDFs of scratched notations in small town ledgers from my desktop, I realized that my amateur sleuthing had just severed a major trunk in my wife’s family ...

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