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National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory for Most of New Jersey

July 16, 2018

NEW YORK, NY, - The National Weather Service issued a 'Heat Advisory' Monday morning for most of New Jersey from noon Monday, July 16 until 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 17.

Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at- risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

According to the ...

Air Quality Alert Issued for Northern New Jersey until 11 p.m. July 10

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 quality alert for Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Union and Hudson counties in New Jersey until ...

National Leader in Pancreatic Cancer Opens Unique Clinical Trials in Morristown

Dr. Angela Alistar is national principal investigator for first-in-class drug CPI-613

Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System is now enrolling patients in four pancreatic cancer clinical trials.  Angela Alistar, MD, a nationally known expert on pancreatic cancer, is serving as national Principal Investigator (PI) on the first trial and as local PI on three other ...

Town of Morristown Keeps Cooling Centers Open as Heat Wave Continues

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  With the heat wave expected to continue this week, the town has announced that cooling centers in town will be open through Friday July 6 so people can escape the high temperatures.

The Morristown Fire House, 161 Speedwell Avenue will be open from 8am - 6pm. In addition to the firehouse, the Morristown Senior Center at Town Hall will be open from ...

High Ozone Levels Make Air Quality in Northern New Jersey 'Very Unhealthy'

NEWARK, NJ - The Environment Protection Agency issued an air quality warning for Monday July 2. The air quality is determined to be 'VERY UNHEALTHY.'

The Environmental Protection Agency has an air monitoring station in the Newark area that tests for things like ozone. The reading taken this afternoon showed an air quality index (AQI) of 206. That reading is considered very ...

Fourth of July Vacations Mean Increased Need for Blood Donations

New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center Calls on Residents to Donate Blood Throughout the Holiday Period

NEW BRUNSWICK (June 29, 2018) – New Jersey Blood Services/New York Blood Center announced a blood emergency in the run up to summer, but with the 4th of July approach, NYBC is renewing those calls. With the holiday falling mid-week, many people go on vacation or ...

Cooling Centers Open in Morristown as Temperatures Climb

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Temperatures are expected to climb into the mid 90's over the next couple of days, the National Weather Service has forecasted.

With the hot temperatures, the Town of Morristown has opened cooling centers for residents. Beginning Friday June 29, the firehouse located at 161 Speedwell Avenue will be open from 8am - 6pm daily until Friday July 6. The Senior Center in Town ...

Morris County Names Mental Health Advocate of the Year

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ – Roxbury resident John Robbins, manager of the nonprofit Morris Community Wellness Center, was recently named Morris County’s Terri Belske Consumer Advocate of the Year.

Robbins heads the Parsippany-based center that “promotes responsibility, recovery and wellness by offering supportive and respite housing, human rights advocacy and educational and ...

Join The Peyton Heart Project for a Special Screening of "Suicide: The Ripple Effect"

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The movie titled, Suicide: The Ripple Effect will be shown on Monday July 9 at the Bridgewater Commons at 7:30pm. The showing is hosted by Shawn O'Steen. A group from The Peyton Heart Project plan to attend and they are inviting community members to attend as well.

The documentary will take viewers on a journey to understand the ripple effects of a suicide ...

Teen-involved Crashes Kill 10 People a Day Between Now and Labor Day

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - More than 1,050 people were killed in crashes involving a teen driver during the, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day in 2016. AAA reports that the average of 10 people per day is a 14 percent increase compared to the rest of the year.

As school lets out for the summer, AAA stresses the importance of preparing and educating inexperienced teen drivers for ...

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