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Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves In To New Brunswick Children's Hospital

July 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital.

"From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to encourage our smallest patients to smile when they enter our facilities," said John ...

Linden High School Senior Qualifies for National Roller Figure Skating Championship

LINDEN, NJ - Jaclyn Beviano, who will be a Senior at Linden High School in the fall, won a bronze medal in the Eastern Region Championship roller skating competition on June 26 in Delanco, N.J.

Placing third in the freestyle division qualifies Beviano for the 2018 USA Roller Sports Roller Figure Skating National Championships, which will take place in Lincoln, Neb., from July 22 to ...

Another Heat Wave Rolls into Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ - As another heat wave rolls into Union County, residents are reminded that resources are available for cooling off during extremely hot weather.

The National Weather Service has called a heat advisory for the Union County area from 2:00 p.m. Friday afternoon June 29 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 30.  The heat wave is expected to last through Sunday.

Residents are ...

Linden Public Library to Host Community Blood Drive this Monday

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Public Library in collaboration with New Jersey Blood Services will be hosting a community blood drive on Monday, June 11 from 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.  

The event will be held at the Linden Public Library located at 31 E. Henry Street in Linden.

Everyone who wishes to donate is required to have proper identification or an NYBC donor card and asked to ...

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N.J. Expands Vital Hepatitis C Treatments for Medicaid Enrollees

July 12, 2018

(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services on Tuesday announced expanded hepatitis C treatments for all Medicaid enrollees in the state, a policy facilitated by increased funding in the fiscal year 2019 budget. The improvement comes amid ongoing concern about increased infections due to the opioid epidemic and a growing focus on identifying and treating hepatitis C infection ...