Health & Wellness

June 1, 2020

HELMETTA, NJ - Want to do a workout that is not virtual? Helmetta Mayor Chris Slavicek is sponsoring a free outdoor zumba class on Saturday, June 6 at 9:30 a.m. at the Maple Street Pavilion. The class will be hosted by certified zumba instructor Tracy Slavensen. Saturday's class will be held rain ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The New York Blood Center will be resuming blood drives in the area in June to address the urgent need for donors. The NY Blood Center has been collecting plasma for Co-Vid patients," explained Ny Blood Center Account Manager Lynne Ross. "Our collection has helped over 10,000 ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Milltown waterways have been reopened for fishing according to a Nixle advisory released by the Milltown Police Department on Thursday, April 30. Fishing was suspended in the borough on April 24 by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife following the discovery of fuel spill ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - All fishing has been suspended in borough waterways by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife until further notice. The action was taken because of a fuel spill on Route One. Runoff from the spill has made its way into Milltown waterways. The New Jersey Division of Fish and ...

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EDISION, NJ - Middlesex County's Edison coronavirus testing site will be utilizing the recently FDA-approved saliva test designed by Rutgers' RUCDR Infinite Biologics, RWJBarnabas Health and Accurate Diagnostic Labs. Unlike other tests that use a nasal swab, the newly designed test is collected by ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Brunswick Urgent Care on Route 18 is now offering drive-thru testing for the coronavirus. Residents must call and pre-register in order to be tested. Brunswick Urgent Care is located at 641 Route 18 South. To pre-register for a coronavirus drive-thru test, telephone ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The rabies clinic scheduled for Saturday, May 2 has been canceled. Currently, a makeup date is not on the calendar according to the Spotswood Borough website because Middlesex County is not rescheduling at this time. When a new date is available it will be posted on the website.

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NEW JERSEY - Many area residents have taken to wearing masks and latex gloves when they venture out to purchase food or complete other necessary errands during the coronavirus shutdown. However, area police departments have been reminding residents via Nixle advisories to properly dispose of masks ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - As the borough enters its third week of the coronavirus shutdown, the Milltown Police Department announced via Nixle that Milltown has its first confirmed case. The borough was notified of the positive case by the Middlesex Department of Health. As per privacy laws, the MPD will not ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Borough Mayor Ed Seely provided an update to residents yesterday as Spotswood enters the third week of the coronavirus shutdown. The borough has four confirmed cases of the coronavirus. Friday did not bring any reports of new ones from the Middlesex County Department of Health ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Governor Murphy's coronavirus restrictions have closed all non-essential business in New Jersey including hair salons and barber shops. For gals and guys using hair color, not being able to get to the salon to cover the gray simply adds to the overabundance of stress everyone is ...

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MONROE, NJ - A coronavirus drive-thru testing site is available at the MyInstaDoc facility on 298 Applegarth Road. However, the site has limited availability and pre-registration is required. All patients under the age of 65 must pre-register online before coming to the Monroe testing site. People ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - The free rabies clinic scheduled for Monday, March 16 has been canceled. A make up date has not been announced at this time.

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood School District is closed on Friday, March 13 as a precautionary measure after a parent contacted Superintendent Graham Peabody on Thursday evening to report that a colleague in their workplace tested positive for the coronavirus. Even though the parent and the rest of ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown School District is closed on Friday, March 13 to students. However, the district's teachers are using the day for an in-service to prepare for the likelihood of online and alternate instruction if health concerns relating to the coronavirus worsen and force schools to ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Beginning on Thursday, March 12 the Spotswood Senior Center is canceling all of its trips, activities and classes until further notice. However, medical transportation, food shopping, social service counseling and income tax preparation will continue according to the designated ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the confirmed cases of the coronavirus is in East Brunswick according to a Nixle advisory released by the East Brunswick Police Department. In response, the township is closing its senior citizen center through March 28. It was also announced that the East Brunswick ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood School District will have a half day on Monday, March 16 to allow the staff of all four schools to meet and discuss the plan for online instruction should a closure become necessary. There will not be afternoon CARES on Monday. Spotswood School District Superintendent ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - The borough is holding a Rabies Clinic on Monday, March 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Public Works garage. Rabies is a viral infection, which is spread through saliva. In the United States, the disease is typically spread by foxes, bats, raccoons, coyotes and skunks. Rabies can ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - A one-hour information session about COVID-19 will be held on Thursday, March 26 at the Milltown Senior Center from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The session will be conducted by the Middlesex County Health Department Education Unit in conjunction with ...

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NEW JERSEY, NJ - The time to spring the clocks ahead has arrived. Garden State residents are either annoyed about the loss of an hour of sleep tonight or excited about the prospect of longer days. Daylight Saving Time officially begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8 and lasts until Sunday, November ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - A community-wide blood drive is set for Monday, March 2 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Spotswood VFW 4589. 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. Individuals 76 years of age and ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Public Library is hosting a Winter Chair Yoga session on Thursday, February 27 at 2 p.m. Brittany Cohen of Connect & Flow Yoga will run the yoga session that is designed to help ease tension in the hips, shoulders and back through simple repetitive motions.

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MILLTOWN, NJ - In response to the elevated lead levels found in some residences and businesses in the borough, a power point presentation has been made available to residents on the Milltown Borough website. The link offers residents detailed information on how lead makes its way into water ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - There will be a water quality meeting this evening at the borough's Senior Center at 7 p.m. according to a Nixle advisory. Residents are invited to attend the hour long meeting to discuss water concerns. The borough recently put up a notice on the Milltown website informing residents ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - February is American Heart Month and winter is typically a time when blood donations drop according to Lynne Ross an account manager for New Jersey Blood Services. Ross explained that while donations are down during the cold weather months, demand due to cancer patients and the rise ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Getting in shape often tops the list of New Year's resolutions and the Spotswood Public Library is helping the borough's older population stay on track with 45-minute Geri-Fit strength training classes twice a week. The classes are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m.

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The New Jersey Blood Center is hoping people will start off 2020 by helping to save a life by donating blood at the upcoming Monday, January 13 blood drive at the Spotswood VFW from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. January is National Blood Donor Month and to help encourage residents to keep this ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Monday's pre-winter weather put a big damper on the local holiday blood drive set for December 2, resulting in the loss of 400 plus pints that were badly needed. Blood donations tend to be down around the holidays with cancer patients relying on the generosity of donors across the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Blood donations are usually down during the holiday season, but according to Lynne Ross, the account manager for New Jersey Blood Services, the demand is not. To help combat the drop in blood supply for December, Spotswood VFW Post 4589 is hosting a Holiday Blood Drive on Monday, ...

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