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May 25 COVID-19: Statistical Comparison with US War Casualties

May 26, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Efforts to control and push back against the COVID-19 pandemic have been described as a "battle" or "war" with health care workers and first responders likened to :"warriors" on the "front lines."

From governors and lawmakers to clergy and CEOs, health officials, first responders and others, the words associated with epic confrontations ...

Local Grocery Stores Issue Recall on Healthy Choice Power Bowls

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Stop and Shop has issued recalls on Healthy Choice Power Bowl 9.5 ounce Chicken Feta and Farro. The United States Department of Agriculture have issued a warning that expands on a recall issued on April 10, 2020.

Conagra Brands, Inc. or Russellville, Arkansas and Marshall, Missouri recalled approximately 276,872 pounds of not ready to ...

Overlook Discharges 700th COVID-19 Patient to Recovery

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit, part of Atlantic Health System, announced today that it discharged its 700th patient treated for COVID-19 -- a woman from Union Township -- back to recovery last week.

The efforts of Atlantic Health System and its team members on the front lines of healthcare, the embrace of precautions such as social distancing by the community, ...

Governor’s Daily Briefing: The Numbers are Dropping

TRENTON, NJ – The graphs shown on NJ Governor Phil Murphy’s May 11 COVID-19 press briefing are all pointing in the right direction.  As he usually does, Murphy went through several points of data, adding his own commentary.  We will summarize them for you here.

Murphy did not hold briefings over the weekend, so the information he shared were numbers reported today with ...

Arden Courts Shows Morristown Memorial Medical Center Some Summer Lovin' for Nurses Week

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Arden Courts of Whippany showers Morristown Memorial Medical Center Emergency Room staff with some early summer lovin' on Monday by sponsoring a Kona Ice Cream truck for the healthcare workers.

As the healthcare workers lined up outside the Emergency Room, they enjoyed the summer tropical sound of steel drum music while they were ...

Gov. Murphy’s Daily Update: “Today’s COVID Numbers are Suspect”

TRENTON, NJ – During his May 4 COVID-19 daily briefing, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy stated that the low number of new positive cases and recorded deaths reported today were “suspect.”

“The numbers may be low as a result of a network outage we had yesterday. This may have prevented all cases from being processed,” said Murphy.

New positive cases reported: ...

Student’s T-Shirt Artwork Supporting Mental Health Nonprofit

WESTFIELD, NJ — When 13-year-old Riley Whitlock received an assignment from her seventh-grade art teacher to express her emotions about the COVID-19 pandemic, she had no idea that her artwork would give her the opportunity to support the mental health of thousands of other students.

Whitlock and her family are selling T-shirts and photo wall tiles featuring her artwork, with all profits ...

Banana Split Project: Educating on Emotional Abuse in Children

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Emotional abuse hits deep; it instills a lifelong feeling of fear and you can never trust anyone again. An abusive caregiver can gaslight you crazy to the point where your perception of reality is distorted and you think everyone around you is lying to you…Ashna Gupta

Banana Split Project is an initiative started by Ashna Gupta, a 16-year-old high school junior at ...

2020 Donate Life Transplant Games Rescheduled to July 2021 at New Jersey Meadowlands

The Transplant Life Foundation and NJ Sharing Network will lead 12,000 Transplant Recipients, Living Donors, Donor Families and Supporters in Celebrating the Gift of Life July 16-21, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NEW JERSEY & GRAND RAPIDS, MI, April, 2020 – Officials from the Transplant Life Foundation announced that the postponed 2020 Donate Life Transplant Games have been rescheduled ...

Face Shields, Isolation Gowns for Front Line Workers are Made In Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- “We’re all in this together,” is more than a slogan for Jeff Mornan of Bridgewater. He and his family are living it, even though no one in the family has been directly impacted by COVID-19.

When the family-owned company Diamond Enterprise on Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights, closed its doors on Friday night, March 27, it specialized in printing and ...

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Tune into Free “Wellness on Wednesday” Series for Help with Family Meals, and More

May 16, 2020

From dandelion greens to bone health and the secrets of the Mediterranean diet, health experts from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension are sharing their knowledge with the Union County community through the new “Wellness on Wednesday” free live webinars. The weekly series focuses on practical, affordable tips for improving diet and overall well-being.

“All through the COVID-19 ...

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Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Union County Freeholders Offer Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders urges residents to download Recycle Coach to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County residents and ...

New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

May 28, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How about something sizzling found in a basket, on a plate or inside a bucket?

When it comes to ...

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Long Beach Island Region Opens Summer with New Way to Get The Information You Need

May 27, 2020

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — With restrictions from COVID19 beginning to lift, the need for safe travel planning can be easily met online with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members newly launched, high performance, tourism related website. In time for summer, this dynamic site brings local knowledge directly to travelers coming from near or far. The Southern Ocean County ...

Reminder for Union County Voters: Voter Registration Deadline is Tuesday, June 16

May 29, 2020

Union County Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado reminds residents that the voter registration deadline is Tuesday, June 16, to participate in the July 7 Primary Election.

“If you are eligible to vote in Union County but not yet registered, please take a few minutes to apply before the deadline,” said Ms. DiRado. “The application forms are available online and my ...

It's Time, Governor Murphy

May 27, 2020

It's Time Governor Murphy

Governor, it's time. It's time to step up and out of the box. It's time to be bold but more importantly it's time to be empathetic, sensitive and reasonable. There has been much talk about listening to the data and science and about letting the data and science guide us through this public health crisis. Well, it's time to really listen.

If ...