Health & Wellness

September 8, 2018

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management is keeping a close eye on Hurricane Florence, which at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 was located about 1,200 miles southeast of Bermuda. The track remains uncertain but it is a reminder that it is still hurricane season. The risk of Florence impacting the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Public School District has announced an early dismissal for the first day of school, September 6 due to the extreme heat forecast. Montclair Public Schools joins dozens of other school districts across New Jersey who made the same decision for the first day. The ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The 8th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence will take place on September 8, 2018 in Canterbury Park, Montclair, NJ from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Organizers are requesting for participants to help raise awareness about domestic violence by either attending the 8th Annual Walk Against ...

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A water main break has occurred on North Fullerton Avenue which has caused the customers in the following area to be without water or to experience a significant loss of pressure: 193 to 254 North Fullerton Avenue and all of Fessler Place A potential threat to the quality of water being ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Local resident Nick Sauter has been a pillar of the community for countless years and has touched the lives of so many as a former vice principal, athletic director, teacher, football and track coach at Passaic Valley High School. As an active member of St. Agnes Episcopal ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by two central New Jersey lawmakers that requires schools to maintain a supply of an opioid antidote and to permit the school nurse to administer the antidote to counteract an overdose was signed into law Friday by Gov. Phil Murphy. State Sen. Christoper "Kip" ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of North Jersey starting Tuesday Aug 28 at 11 a.m. and continuing through 9 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 29.  Local weather forecasts call for high temperatures in our area for the next few days. The following facilities will be ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The 8th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence will take place on September 8, 2018 in Canterbury Park, Montclair, NJ from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Organizers are requesting for participants to help raise awareness about domestic violence by either attending the 8th Annual Walk Against ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Join the 5K run/walk for a cause on September 1 at Brookdale Park. Spread The Purple is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission to provide guidance to both individuals and families for the right resources and assistance they can use during unexpected circumstance.

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WASHINGTON, DC –  As Rosh Hashanah begins the Jewish High Holy Days at sundown on September 9, the federal government has issued a warning about the possible contamination of Empire Kosher chicken, a popular brand in East Brunswick. The Empire Kosher brand raw chicken items, which ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Join the 5K run/walk for a cause on September 1 at Brookdale Park. Spread The Purple is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission to provide guidance to both individuals and families for the right resources and assistance they can use during unexpected circumstance.

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WASHINGTON, DC — It’s the start of the new school year, which means new teachers, a bunch of homework assignments and the never-ending dilemma of what to include to make a healthy and safe school lunch.    “As a mother, I understand the stress that comes with the start of a new school year, but ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - In follow-up to his recent message to the public on why water safety is more than just a summertime concern, Roman Martens, owner of the British Swim School NJ The Oranges, shared the following tips on what can be done to lower the risk of drownings and ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Department of Community Services (DCS) will collect bulk waste, along with FLOOD-RELATED bulk waste in Section 1 this Wednesday, August 15. DCS will also have a SPECIAL COLLECTION of FLOOD-RELATED bulk waste (Sections 1 and 2) at the curb on Saturday, August 18. Residents ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through Tuesday August 7. A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Giselle Mongiello and her husband Joe were terrified when Mongiello went into labor with their twin girls 12 weeks early in July 2015. After a scary and nerve-wracking 78 days in the Hackensack University Medical Center NICU, twin girls Mia and Mikayla, now 3, survived and are ...

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A state monitor will oversee University Hospital in Newark in response to a series of concerns regarding the quality of care and the financial health of the institution, under an executive order signed by Gov. Phil Murphy. “Given the scope of the problems found at University Hospital, these ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University today entered an agreement with RWJBarnabas Health in which the hospital group will provide the university with $1 billion over the next 20 years for medical research and support for the medical school. Under the public-private partnership, RWJBarnabas will ...

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MONTCLAIR/GLEN RIDGE, NJ - Construction is underway at the site of the new Mountainside Medical Center Office Building located at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center. Starting with a groundbreaking ceremony on July 10, township officials from Montclair and Glen Ridge, joined ...

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NEWARK, NJ - On sunny and hot days, heat and sunlight react with hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides emitted by internal combustion engines like automobiles, trucks and gasoline powered lawn equipment. These mix to form a ground-level layer of ozone. The National Weather Service issued an air ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The National Weather Service issued an air quality alert for Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Union and Hudson counties in New Jersey until 10 p.m. July 9. According to he alert, the New Jrsey Department of Environmental Protection 'An Ozone Action Day' has been declared! Ozone is forecast ...

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Mountainside Medical Group announced today that OB/GYN specialists, brothers, George Woroch, M.D., and Peter Woroch, M.D., have relocated their medical office practice to Verona and are taking new patients.   Dr. George Woroch has been practicing medicine for nearly two decades. Known for his ...

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New Brunswick, N.J. - Researchers at  University–New Brunswick’s Rutgers Center for Vector Biology have found exotic longhorned ticks in four New Jersey counties – and confirmed that these northeast Asian ticks have been present in the Garden State since at least 2013. The new detection of these ...

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Bloomfield, NJ - Rain didn't stop the first ever national Myastenia Gravis (MG) Walk in New Jersey at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield.   MG is a rare autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that causes severe muscle weakness and can impact a person's ability to see, smile, walk, talk and breathe. In MG, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - After a fire swept through the dog run of the Montclair Township Animal Shelter nearly two years ago, Montclair officials commemorated a grand reopening of the facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. On Wednesday, the Township of Montclair, Friends of the Township of Montclair ...

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Belleville, NJ - Leaders of more than 100 Latino-focused organizations in Belleville, and its surrounding communities of Newark, Bloomfield, Montclair, and Jersey City gathered at Clara Maass Medical Center on Saturday, June 9th for breakfast and a discussion on meeting the healthcare needs of the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy joined leaders from Hackensack Meridian Health, Seton Hall University, and other dignitaries to officially open Hackensack Meridian Medical School at Seton Hall University on the On3 campus in Nutley and Clifton. The school is the first private medical ...

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Download free Red Cross Apps to have safety information at your fingertips The upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend is the unofficial start of summer when many people will begin traveling, firing up the grill, and enjoying swimming and other water-related activities. The American Red Cross ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream and 70-year-old Morris Township resident Paul Kiczek proved that this weekend as he completed a 1,500-mile bike ride from Key West, FL to his hometown. He was joined by his family at the end of the final leg of his ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Autism rates in New Jersey continue to rise and lead the nation, according to findings from a Rutgers University study.   In a report that examined reports of eight-year-old children, a university study found one in 34 had autism, an increase of 19 from two years ago. “It ...

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