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Police Warn of Increase in Misuse of Catnip Cocktail

November 12, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ — After a recent encounter with a 40-year-old Kenilworth man who was found to be in possession eight bottles of “Catnip Cocktail,” the Fairfield Police Department is warning the community about an increase in the misuse of this product.

Police described Catnip Cocktail as a liquid that is should be strictly used to sedate cats and should not to be consumed by ...

Study Shows How Newark's Lead Problem Got So Bad

NEWARK, NJ - It's "not possible" to pin down exactly when lead started dissolving from pipes and into Newark's water because of possible inconsistencies in testing, according to a city-commissioned report.

The city had CDM Smith, an Edison-based engineering firm, investigate what was causing elevated levels after Newark received its first notice of ...

Research at Rutgers Dental School's New Labs Goes Beyond Oral Hygiene

NEWARK, NJ - Researchers at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine will now be able to explore treatments in cancers, autoimmune diseases and oral health issues in new labs that were today unveiled. 

The labs were built with a $16 million grant from the New Jersey Higher Education Bond Fund and took about two years to complete. The research that is done at the new facilities will also be used ...

Annual Bloomfield Spirit Run Canceled

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Due to the impending weather, the annual Bloomfield Spirit Run for Saturday October 27 is canceled. 

All previously announced road closure related to the event are also canceled. 

It is not known if there are plans to hold the event on another date. 

“How to Protect Your Family from 'Not My Child' Syndrome.'" Tuesday in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD – The Bloomfield Municipal Alliance Committee (BMAC) and the Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services are sponsoring "An Evening with Dianne Grossman" on Tuesday, Oct. 23, the final session in a four-part series for parents on raising teens in the digital age.

The free event runs from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Bloomfield Middle School, 60 Huck Road, and is ...

$4M Grant Awarded to Rutgers to Bolster Mental Health Services in Newark

NEWARK, NJ - A $4 million federal grant will allow Rutgers’ University Behavioral Health Care’s (UBHC) outpatient program in Newark to offer more services to those with mental illness or substance abuse disorders.

The grant was received from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. It will fund the UBHC’s behavioral health outpatient ...

Montclair Seniors Encouraged to Participate in Stroll-a-Thon, Oct. 13

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Saturday, October 13, Aging In Montclair (AIM) will hold its Second Annual Stroll-a-thon fundraiser at Edgemont Park, from 10 AM to approximately noon. 

Strollers solicit pledges from family and friends to walk around Edgemont Pond, about ¼ mile, either per circuit or for a flat donation.  If you haven’t received your pledge sheet, you may register at ...

In Honor of 30-Year Anniversary, MAAHF Hosts Community Health Fair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation Public Education Committee held a woman's health and wellness day on September 22, 2018.

Entitled, "A Girlfriend's Day" as the foundation prepares to celebrate 30 years and held at the Wally Choice Community Center, attendees were greeted by members of the MAAHF Foundation and treated to a ...

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On Great American Smokeout Day, New Jersey Department of Human Services Urges Smokers to Get Help Quitting

November 16, 2018

On Great American Smokeout Day, New Jersey Department of Human Services Urges Smokers to Get Help Quitting

Commissioner Johnson Notes New Medicaid Cessation Benefits Available Under the Murphy Administration

Department to Also Survey Mental Health Providers on Tobacco Cessation and Education Efforts

Nov. 15, 2018

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson ...