Update: Health Authorities Still Investigating Flu Death of Elizabeth Schoolgirl

February 20, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of Daniela Genaro who attended Nicholas LaCorte - Peterstown School No. 3 after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials say, it "presently remains unclear whether or not the virus was the primary contributing factor to the child's ...

Breaking News: Elizabeth Schools Report One Student Has Died from Flu Virus

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth School District has reported that one student has died from Influenza (Flu).

“It is with great sadness that I must report to you that the Elizabeth School District has lost one of its own,”  Elizabeth Superintendent of Schools Olga Hugelmeyer wrote in a letter to parents over the weekend. The Superintendents letter is ...

Trinitas Hospital Issues New Visiting Guidelines During Flu Season

ELIZABETH, NJ –Trinitas Regional Medical Center has issued new visiting guidelines due to the heightened flu activity this season. 

Visitor restrictions are in place based on the following guidelines:

Anyone with fever/flu-like symptoms should not visit.
Children under the age of 12 years old, who are not receiving services from the hospital, are restricted from ...

Two Men Arrested for Performing Unlicensed Dentistry in Linden

LINDEN, NJ - Two men have been arrested and charged with performing dentistry without a license in Linden, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday.

Hector Carro, 73 and Jorge Renteria-Paz, 46, of Roselle are charged with unlawful practice of dentistry, a third-degree crime. Convictions on third-degree criminal charges are commonly punishable by ...

Just “ASK” for Information about Senior Services in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Union County residents seeking information about services for seniors age 60 and up can visit the “ASK” Aging Services Kiosk program at eight convenient locations in February to speak with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services Division on Aging.

ASK will be available at public libraries or municipal buildings in Clark, ...

Linden Councilwoman Announces City-Wide Health Initiative

LINDEN, NJ - Councilwoman Rhashonna C. Cosby has partnered with the Linden Board of Health to offer a monthly wellness series throughout the city for residents of all ages.

Cosby said the goal of the series is, "to bring health awareness to the community at a time when more residents are available.  The goal is to have the event when more residents can participate and take advantage ...

Despite Ad Campaigns, Majority of New Jersey Residents Surveyed 'Not Very Concerned' About Dangers of Prescription Opioids

LINDEN, NJ -- Nearly half of New Jersey residents who participated in a recent survey report little or no concern about the potential dangers of prescription pain medication to themselves or a family member, according to the study released today by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ).

The study, conducted in December 2017 by Dr. Itzhak Yanovitzky from the School of ...

Caregivers in Linden Ready for 24-Hour Strike

LINDEN, NJ - Nursing home workers, members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, who work as certified nursing assistants, restorative aides, dietary aides, and housekeepers will strike and march on a picket line in front of the AristaCare at Delaire Nursing Home facility on Monday, January 15.

The strike will take place in protest of unfair labor practices and significant cuts ...

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