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Health & Wellness

June 20, 2022

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced on Monday the first possible case of monkeypox in the state. A PCR test conducted by the Department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories confirmed the presence of orthopoxvirus in a Jersey City individual on June 18. A ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Public School’s Academy of Excellence recently hosted a special “Count the Calories Breakfast” to give students a chance to integrate science lessons into a real-life work experience and to bring guests from around the district together to socialize. Many of the guests were ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A resident speaking at Thursday’s Union County Board of Commissioners meeting prompted a strong response from the board over the spending of federal COVID-19 relief dollars. The Garwood resident asked about $749,552.94 in CARES Act funds, which records show the county paid out to ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The City of Linden held a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for residents at the Linden Public Library on Monday. The event was a collaboration between Mayor Derek Armstead and the City of Linden's Health Department, St. George's Family & Specialty Pharmacies, and the Linden Public ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Board of Education met Thursday evening and presented the recommendation for face coverings effective March 7 at Thursday's meeting. The board voted unanimously that face coverings will be optional for students, staff and visitors, unless mandated by the law, as of March ...

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LINDEN, NJ - In an effort to help reduce rising numbers and help to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Linden will be hosting vaccination clinic on Thursday, February 10, 2022.  This event will be held from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Linden Multi-Purpose Center located at 1025 John ...

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LINDEN, NJ - In honor of American Heart Month, which takes place in the month of February, the Linden Public Library is holding a blood drive on Wednesday, February 2, from 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Donors should be between the ages of 17 and 75 and be in good physical health. A donor can be 16 ...

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NEW JERSEY — The COVID-19 Rate of Transmission, the measurement of how much the virus is spreading, fell below 1.0 on Tuesday to 0.96.  A number below 1.0 means the outbreak is on the decline, with every infected person spreading COVID-19 to fewer than one additional person, on average. The ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey's COVID-19 Rate of Transmission stands at 1.02 on Monday, a dramatic drop since it was 1.92 on January 1.  Anything over 1.0 means COVID-19 is still spreading, but the lower the number means any infected person is spreading the virus to fewer people. The State Department ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey's Department of Health reported 14,048 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the second straight day the number of new statewide cases was under 15,000. The Rate of Transmission, which measures how much the virus is spreading, is at 1.09. On New Year's Day, it was 1.92. Anything ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health reported 14,692 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday.  It's the third time in 2022 there have been fewer than 20,000 new cases in a day. The state reported 121 new deaths from COVID-19. 5,671 people are in New Jersey's hospitals with COVID-19, a number that ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Department of Health reported 21,483 additional cases of COVID-19 and 142 more deaths on Tuesday.  The state has been over 20,000 new cases daily every day for two weeks. The state's rate of transmission Tuesday is 1.41, down from 1.92 on New Year's Day.  Anything ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health reported 31,391 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday - a pandemic-high.  58 new deaths were reported.   5,464 people are in New Jersey's hospitals with COVID-19 - the highest number in more than a year and a half. State leaders say they were preparing ...

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NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy's office has confirmed that New Jersey's First Lady, Tammy Murphy, has tested positive for COVID-19.  The Governor's office says the First Lady is vaccinated, boosted and is asymptomatic.  The Governor and the rest of the Murphy family have tested ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health is reporting 29,740 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, another new pandemic record.  It's the fourth consecutive day the state has seen more than 20,000 new cases. Saturday, January 1, 2022 29,740 New Cases Friday, December 31, ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department reported 28,512 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, another pandemic record.  It surpassed the 27,975 new cases reported Thursday.  37 new COVID-19 deaths were reported on Friday. Starting tomorrow, January 1, 2022, the CDC opens a federal testing site in East Orange.

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NEW JERSEY — The State Health Department reported 20,483 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, a high for the pandemic.  The previous high was 16,626 new cases on Christmas Day.  On Wednesday, the state reported 50 new virus-related deaths. The number of people in the hospital from the virus is 3,273 ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health reported 11,889 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, with 48 additional deaths from the virus.  Five of the past six days have seen at least 10,000 new cases. The rate of transmission, which is an indication of whether the virus is shrinking or growing, has ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health reported 8,831 new COVID-19 cases Monday, with 9 more deaths.  The number is roughly half of the 16,626 new cases reported on Christmas Day, which is a pandemic high. Day New Positive NJ Cases Monday, December 27   ...

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NEW JERSEY — The state has recorded 15,482 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, a sharp increase from the nearly 10,000 reported on Wednesday.  It's the second straight day the state has broken a record for most new positive cases.  The State Health Department confirmed 33 more deaths. The new positive ...

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Important Highlights PFOA (or “C8”) refers to perfluorooctanoic acid, a man-made chemical compound found in public water, air, and food supplies since the 1940s. A water sample taken in August from Middlesex Water Company’s treatment facility in South Plainfield showed MCW’s water supply ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Doctors answered questions about COVID-19 vaccines for children at a virtual town hall hosted Tuesday by the county’s Interim Executive Superintendent of Schools, Daryl Palmieri. Children from ages 5-11 became eligible for the vaccine in November after approval by the U.S Food ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli announced the State Department of Health has confirmed a case of the Omicron variant in a traveler to the state.  The person has been identified by the state as an adult female, who is a fully-vaccinated resident from ...

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Birds Eye Broccoli Tots have been recalled due to potential presence of small rocks and metal fragments in the product, announced Conagra Brands, Inc. The recall was initiated after the company received calls from consumers. The recalled products are: Item Description Case ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of County Commissioners continues to encourage all Union County residents to protect themselves against the COVID-19 virus, by visiting a free Union County vaccination clinic soon. The clinics will be operating in in Elizabeth, Plainfield, Rahway, ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- As mental health issues like anxiety and depression continue to rise among adolescents in Union County, The Dhammakaya International Meditation Center (257 Midway Ave., Fanwood), in collaboration with licensed psychotherapist Sean Foley, have created a free mental ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Mayor Armstead and the City of Linden in conjunction with Lab Q Diagnostics will be hosting a mobile Covid Testing Clinic on Tuesday, October 12th from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The testing will take place at Linden City Hall located at 301 N. Wood Avenue. The offered test is a ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Department of Parks and Recreation has announced a variety of classes for senior citizen's this September. The following classes will be offered to Linden residents 50 years and older: Seatercise Chair Aerobics: The class will be held Thursday, September 16 through ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Public Library is holding a blood drive on Monday, August 16, from 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Donors should be between the ages of 17 and 75 and be in good physical health. A donor can be 16 years of age, but must have a parental consent form. Additionally, donors ...

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LINDEN, NJ - In lieu of the news about the COVID-19 Delta variant spreading throughout the nation, members of the Linden Board of Education hosted a town hall forum to discuss planning to move forward with the 2021-2022 school year. The town hall took place on Tuesday, Aug. 3, in the gymnasium ...

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