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Murphy Says Restaurant, Retail Workers Will Be Required To Undergo Daily Temperature Checks

June 4, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a series of guidelines Thursday for the thousands of bars and restaurants across the state to follow when they begin to welcome back patrons on June 15.

Although non-essential retail businesses will follow familiar rules that have been observed for months at supermarkets, pharmacies and other essential businesses, there could be a decided lack ...

Reports: Health Dept. Workers Say Deaths of NJ's Elderly Were Preventable in Letter to State Lawmakers

NEW JERSEY -- Claiming that Gov. Phil Murphy and State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli could have done more to save the lives of the elderly, a group Health Dept. workers wrote to state lawmakers to say they "have no idea what specific data points the governor uses to make decisions, because he rarely consults with them," according to reports by News 12 NJ and ...

Murphy to Allow Outdoor Dining, Hair Salon Appointments, In-Person Shopping

TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures.

Youth summer programs will also be permitted to start on July 6 during what Murphy calls Stage 2 of New ...

Latest COVID Figures from Linden and the State

TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey had another 910 new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, pushing our total to 159,608, Gov. Phil Murphy reported on Saturday via Twitter.

Of the patients reported, 2,626 are in hospitals, 672 are in critical or intensive care, and 499 are on ventilator, according to the governor.

Murphy also reported that we have lost 113 more New Jerseyans, ...

Trinitas Regional Medical Center Reopens Elective Surgery

ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center CEO Gary S. Horan, FACHE, announced today the resumption of a number of elective procedures at its Elizabeth facility. “Today we take a big step toward normalcy with the reopening of elective surgery, endoscopy, cardiac catheterization, interventional radiology and other procedures,” he said, adding, “Each day the number of ...

Trinitas Regional Medical Center Researchers Take on COVID-19 Clinical Trials

ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center physicians are working to save lives with cutting-edge treatments and clinical trials.

Perhaps the toughest challenge of the disease has been acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and respiratory failure, which are trademarks of progressive COVID-19. And although a broader understanding of the virus is coming to light, there remains an ...

Local Grocery Stores Issue Recall on Healthy Choice Power Bowls

SUSSEX, NJ – Supermarkets Stop and Shop and Weis Markets have issued recalls on Healthy Choice Power Bowl 9.5 ounce Chicken Feta and Farro.  The United States Department of Agriculture have issues a warning that expands on a recall issued on April 10, 2020.

Conagra Brands, Inc. or Russellville, Arkansas and Marshall, Missouri recalled approximately 276,872 pounds of not ready to eat ...

Linden-Based Meals on Wheels Continues to Serve Seniors During COVID-19 Outbreak

LINDEN, NJ - Homebound senior citizens throughout Union County continue to be served during the COVID-19 Pandemic through the Linden-based Meals on Wheels program.

The program is funded through the Union County Department of Human Services Division on Aging.

“Eligible seniors have continued to receive nutritious meals during the COVID-19 out-break through Meals on ...

Elizabeth Police Department and PBA Local #4 Provide Morale Booster for Trinitas Regional Medical Center Staff

ELIZABETH, NJ - Members of the Elizabeth Police Department/PBA Local #4 visited the main campus of Trinitas Regional Medical Center on Wednesday to salute the staff with their color guard and a parade of dozens of police vehicles.  

As part of their visit they brought refreshments for the Trinitas staff.  

Trinitas CEO Gary S. Horan said, “We are very appreciative, ...

Elective Surgeries in NJ to Soon Resume as Hospitals Off of ‘Crisis Footing’

NEW JERSEY — Medical professionals will soon be permitted to resume elective surgeries at hospitals and surgical centers, the governor said Friday.

The elective surgeries, which had been suspended, will restart May 26, Gov. Phil Murphy said at his daily COVID-19 press briefing, where he also outlined details for the upcoming primary election and federal funding for NJ ...

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Union County Supports Free “Choose to Reuse” Composting Classes, June 15 and 17

Union County, NJ – Union County residents who are interested in composting food waste in their own backyards can tune into two online classes, as part of the Freeholder Board’s year-long “Make One Change” initiative to help protect the environment. Both classes are sponsored by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. They will be held on June 15 and 17.

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Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

844-ReachNJ Available 24 hours a Day to Help New Jersey Residents with Substance Use Disorders

June 4, 2020

Trained Counselors Connect Callers to Treatment 

June 4, 2020

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson reminded residents struggling with substance use that they can call 1-844-ReachNJ to speak with live trained counselors ready to offer assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

“We want to remind people struggling with ...

The Boy From the Woods

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben. (Grand Central Publishing, 2020)

 

A feral child, a missing teenage girl, and a wise-cracking, sharp-tongued television criminal attorney, and her teenage grandson, Matthew, are the central characters of Harlan Coben’s newest best-seller, The Boy from the Woods. They, along with other characters in the novel, make for a fun and ...