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Girls on the Run Seeks Volunteer Coaches in Millburn

February 23, 2021

Girls on the Run of NJ East Spring Coaching Opportunities Now Open

Looking to get outside and have an impact on girls in our community this spring? Girls on the Run of NJ East’s spring team at Taylor Park in Millburn is seeking volunteer coaches to lead girls in 3rd through 5th grades. No running experience is required! 

Our 8-week season runs April 19 through June 12, ...

The MEND 'Sweet Pea' Van Visits JESPY

JESPY continued its important work with food drive donations and their partnership with MEND/Our Lady of Sorrows Church in South Orange. On February 9th, 2021, MEND (Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity) came to JESPY, bringing their “Sweet Pea” van to accept food donations. 

JESPY clients, staff, and board members donated items that included oatmeal, rice, soup, canned fruit, ...

Community Congregational Church to Hold Ash Wednesday Observance

SHORT HILLS, NJ — Community Congregational Church in Short Hills, located at 200 Hartshorn Drive, Short Hills, NJ will be hosting a special worship service in observance of Ash Wednesday on Feb. 17 at 6:00PM.

It will be a quiet and meditative experience to begin the season of Lent - the 40-day period of preparation and reflection between Ash Wednesday and Easter. The ...

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown and Overlook Medical Centers are New Jersey’s Only Hospitals to be Named Among America’s 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades in 2021

Morristown and Overlook among the top 1% of U.S. hospitals for overall clinical excellence

Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System, a nationally-recognized provider of health care, is the only system in New Jersey with hospitals -- Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center – achieving the 2021 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™, as ...

Parents Rally at SOMA District Administration Building in Favor of Reopening Schools

February 24, 2021

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — About 65 parents and students gathered outside the South Orange Maplewood School District Administration building today to demand that schools be reopened for in-person learning 5 days a week beginning with elementary and special need students.

The ‘Rally for Safe Return to School!’ was organized by three district mothers, Kelly Piccola, Kate ...

West Orange Teen Nominated for NAACP Image Award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School student Marley Dias has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award for her Netflix show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices.

Dias is internationally known for her #1000BlackGirlsBooks movement," her own book, Marley Gets it Done, and being named as one of Time Magazine's 25 Most Influential Teens of 2018. 

According ...

Belleville School District to Add Two New Electric Buses, Funded by a State Grant

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The ride to school will soon be more environmentally friendly for some Belleville students.

The school district will be adding two new electric school buses from Lion Electric valued at $834,604 through a grant contributed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Production (DEP).

The grant was made through a transportation electrification initiative launched ...

Millburn Fire Helping Newark Keep Warm This Winter

MILLBURN, NJ - On my way back from a morning Navy assignment, I stopped by Millburn Firehouse 2 at Gero Park to drop off coats. Once again, when there's a need, Millburn Fire answers the call.

Since 2015, the firefighters of the Millburn Fire Department has been supporting St. John's Church in Newark with an annual winter coat drive. Coats gathered at the station will be delivered to ...

NJ Easing Restrictions for Religious Gatherings, Live Sports, Entertainment Venues

February 23, 2021

NEW JERSEY — “Good trends,” as Gov. Phil Murphy put it Monday, will allow New Jersey to expand its COVID-19 gathering limits.

The changes go into effect immediately. Religious services at churches, mosques and other houses of worship will be allowed to run at 50% capacity.

Also in effect, two parents/guardians will be allowed to attend indoor and outdoor college ...

Puff, Puff, Passed! Murphy Signs Bills to Legalize Marijuana in NJ

NEW JERSEY — Around midday Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills to legalize recreational marijuana-use and establish a regulated cannabis market within the next six months.

The legislation will allow for adults to legally possess as much as six ounces of marijuana and mean relief for anyone previously subject to arrest for petty marijuana possession.

“As of this moment, ...

Gen. George Washington Turned 47 in Central NJ Living the Good Life

SOMERVILLE, NJ - While there is no evidence of a birthday celebration for George Washington in 1779, the General did attend a few parties in central New Jersey around the time of his 47th birthday on Feb. 22 that year.

Details are provided in a video posted on YouTube, as part of a virtual President's Day celebration hosted by Valley Forge National Historical Park, narrated by ...

Common Cooldown Mistakes Impeding Your Exercise Recovery

Everyone can relate to finishing a grueling workout and being so drained that you just want to crash. This is one of the biggest obstacles from working out, but it’s vital for your body’s well-being to ease into a stop, instead of slamming on the brakes.

It’s absolutely essential to properly stretch before your workout and to properly cool down afterwards. Post-workout ...

The Workout Warmup Mistakes That Can Leave You Injured

The Workout Warmup Mistakes That Can Leave You Injured

No workout is complete without a proper warm-up and cooldown. When done correctly, warming up can even reduce your risk of injury and improve your overall athletic performance, according to the American Heart Association.

While the process only takes a few minutes, it’s easy to neglect this essential step of the pre-workout ...

With Options for In-person PT Limited by the Pandemic, this New Jersey Rehabilitation Provider Used an App to Help Patients Find What They Needed

As the COVID-19 virus began to arise in communities throughout New Jersey, Atlantic Health System worked quickly to adapt and implement new methods in order to continue to deliver safe, exceptional care to patients.

While the health system was able to deploy telemedicine alternatives for many situations, there were many settings that still relied on in-person care – rehabilitation ...

Community Conversations: COVID-19 and Communities of Color

Every community has felt the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but none more so than communities of color. On the latest Community Conversation from Atlantic Health System, Dr. Christina Johnson, a family medicine physician with Atlantic Medical Group and community health advocate, shared some of the ways communities of color have been disproportionally impacted by COVID-19 and what viewers need ...