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Health & Wellness

September 23, 2021

HILLSIDE, NJ - More foul weather is forecasted for this afternoon into tomorrow morning, September 24. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for portions of Union County, a warning area locals have come to respect after remnants of Hurricane Ida stormed through the area ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — A flash flood watch is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through late Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service. The flash flood watch is in effect for portions of northeast New Jersey and southeast New York, including the following areas, in northeast New ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - All residents are strongly urged to get their vaccine as soon as possible as new strains of the virus emerge and spread. Third doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for residents who are immunocompromised will also be available at the clinic. In addition to free vaccinations, ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ — It’s expected to feel like 98 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday, forecasters said. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in effect from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, the National Weather Service said. “High temperatures and high humidity my cause heat ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - The Union County Board of County Commissioners informs residents that free COVID-19 vaccines and testing will be available at convenient pop-up clinics throughout the County during the month of August. An upcoming clinic will be held in Hillside. All residents are strongly urged ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ — Air temperatures are expected to become dangerously hot this week, with a heat index value of 105 degrees possible Thursday, the National Weather Service warned. A heat advisory will be in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with heat index values around 100 degrees expected, ...

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NEWARK, NJ – In a state faced with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy aims to tackle those numbers with the establishment of a universal home nurse visitation program for newborns. Murphy signed a landmark bill (S690) on Thursday at the Leaguers, Inc.

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ROSELLE, NJ - July 26 marks the 31st anniversary of The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, a landmark piece of legislation that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations and access to government ...

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NEW JERSEY -- With the continual emergence of variants of the coronavirus, COVID-19 testing remains relevant, especially in Black and Latinx communities where the rate of vaccination is low. NJ HEROES TOO has devised an effective methodology of reaching members of communities that have been most ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — 69 students, including 12 Elizabeth residents, received their nursing diplomas from the Trinitas School of Nursing for what would have been the 166th Convocation Ceremony on June 3. 58 women and 11 men became eligible to sit for the registered nurse licensing exam. The ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- As we start to hit the peak of summer heat, it is more important than ever to keep our hearts healthy. Individuals who have a preexisting heart condition need to be extra careful with these extreme weather circumstances. However, people with healthy hearts are likely to ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ — It could feel as hot as 102 degrees on Tuesday, the National Weather Service predicts. A heat advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., with the highest temperatures and heat indices between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., the weather service said. The National Weather Service offers ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — As of Friday, just over half of all Union County residents have been immunized with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, but where you live plays a significant role in how well vaccinated your community is, state figures show. While the rate of people partially or fully ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county will use $450,000 in state funding to expand COVID-19 vaccine programs in Roselle, Plainfield and other areas with low vaccination rates, officials said this week. The Union County Board of Commissioners on Thursday modified its 2021 budget to accept the state ...

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NEW JERSEY - The National Weather Service declared Sunday, June 6 an "Ozone Action Day." This air quality alert is for Northern New Jersey including Eastern Passaic County, Bergen County, Hudson County, Essex County and Union County. Ozone levels are forecast to reach the unhealthy for sensitive ...

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NEW JERSEY - Reports have been circulating that Governor Phil Murphy will be announcing the lift of indoor mask mandates for vaccinated individuals ahead of Memorial Day weekend.  The governor is expected to follow the updated guidelines set in place by the CDC for those who have been fully ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - Food insecure children and their families are most vulnerable during the summer months, when they lose access to the free school meals that they rely on. This year, as schools remain closed due to COVID-19, putting food on the table has been an even more urgent challenge ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said. The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to be ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - In an effort to ensure that as many county residents are vaccinated as possible, the Union County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday announced a door-to-door campaign aimed at reaching the unvaccinated that will begin at the end of May throughout the County.  The announcement is ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revised its masking guidance for fully vaccinated Americans on Tuesday, April 27. The new public health recommendations outlined instances in which fully vaccinated individuals can forgo wearing a mask. This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing Monday afternoon that effective May 10, indoor room capacities for private catered events -- including weddings and school proms, political events, funerals, memorial services, and performances -- will increase to 50% with a maximum ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported during his COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday, April 21, that 6.2 million vaccine doses have been administered in the state and that nearly 2.6 million New Jerseyans are now fully vaccinated. "We continue to make tremendous progress in getting our senior ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — With eligibility expanded to anyone 16 and older starting Monday, the state inched closer to its goal of getting 70% of New Jersey’s eligible adults vaccinated — that is 4.7 million people — by the beginning of the summer. The number of people statewide vaccinated with at ...

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NEW JERSEY -- As of today, New Jersey residents ages 16 and up are now eligible to get vaccinated.  "Today, everyone who lives, works, or studies in New Jersey, ages 16+, is now eligible to be vaccinated" Gov. Phil Murphy said during his COVID press briefing in Trenton on Monday afternoon. "At ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit has discharged its 2,000th inpatient treated for COVID-19 back to recovery, the milestone coming more than a year into the global pandemic and just days after the Hospital, part of Atlantic Health System, marked the 25,000th dose of COVID-19 vaccine ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county’s COVID-19 vaccination team is discussing what changes will be necessary to continue its mobile vaccination program now that use of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been paused statewide. On Tuesday, the state Health Department directed all vaccination ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Despite the side effects reported impacting some young women who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, Gov. Phil Murphy said that "no one who has received the J&J vaccine should panic or worry."  The governor tried to quell fears as the CDC and FDA called for a pause ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Following Governor Phil Murphy's announcement that New Jersey educators and school staff were eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, the less than subtle distinction between eligibility and accessibility was raised. Now permitted to be vaccinated, would teachers and those ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about every aspect of life: shutting down businesses, closing schools, instituting remote learning, limiting social interactions, and preventing activities, such as sports, from taking place. While government leaders and the CDC ...

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