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Newark Hospitals Among Best in Nation for Patient Safety

May 13, 2021

NEWARK, NJ - Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Michael's Medical Center were recognized among the best hospitals in the nation for patient safety by Healthgrades, an online tool that grades hospitals and doctors.

It's the third year in a row that Saint Michael's received the Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades. This is the second year in a row for ...

Pfizer Vaccines Are Now Open to Youth 12-17 in Newark. What Parents Need to Know

NEWARK, NJ —  Newark parents and guardians will be able to register their children between the ages of 12 and older for a Pfizer vaccine after state health officials on Wednesday authorized eligibility for that age range.  

“With today’s recommendations, following the Food and Drug Administration’s expansion of the Emergency Use Authorization ...

Newark Community Leaders Reach Out to Disabled with Vaccination Clinic

NEWARK, NJ — The city of Newark is taking its first steps to vaccinate nearly 34,000 people with disabilities after community leaders hosted a pop-up clinic for residents with visual, hearing or physical impairments. 

Although officials may have a long way to go before a majority of the city’s disabled residents are fully vaccinated, more than 50 registered residents walked ...

Supply Outstrips Demand for COVID-19 Vaccine in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The lack of lines tells the story.

At the end of March, hundreds of people lined up at the New Jersey Institute of Technology COVID-19 vaccination site in Newark after it launched. More than 6,200 doses were administered that first day. Now, a little over a month later, only a trickle of people show up every day to get vaccinated.

According to Essex County statistics, the ...

Great Oaks Legacy Charter Hosts Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic for School Community 

NEWARK, NJ — Nearly 100 parents and students in the Great Oaks Legacy Charter School community received COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday during a pop-up clinic hosted by the school’s administration. 

The clinic was held at Great Oaks Legacy Middle School campus on South 16th Street in partnership with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center to open up appointments and additional ...

University Hospital Sees 'Significant' Improvement in Patient Care at Facility

NEWARK, NJ – University Hospital's services were reported to have improved significantly over the past year during the pandemic, the hospital's administration announced. 

The Newark hospital staff on Monday reported that its services saw improvement in the areas of hospital quality, patient safety, financial performance and community engagement. The upwards trend ...

University Hospital Hosts Walk-Up Clinic to Combat City’s Low Vaccination Rate

NEWARK, NJ — Less than a quarter of Newark residents have been vaccinated since rollout efforts in Essex County and the city commenced late last year, but University Hospital is determined to counter those numbers. 

This weekend, the hospital hosted a Health & Wellness Festival which was free and open to anyone in the community eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. With the ...

Newark Beth Israel Places Among Top 250 'Best Hospitals' in the Nation

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Beth Israel Medical Center has been designated a "World’s Best Hospital-USA" in 2021, according to Newsweek.

This is the third consecutive recognition for Newark Beth Israel where it has ranked among the top 250 hospitals in the country. The Newark facility ranked 233rd this year and is also one of only five New Jersey hospitals to be ...

In Organ Donation Black Lives Matter Too, Advocacy Group Says

NEW JERSEY – In the wake of a new federal rule that will disregard race considerations when evaluating the organ procurement organizations (OPOs) that help register organ donors and facilitate donations across the country, an advocacy group is addressing the disparities that could arise from the decision. 

Science in Donation—a nonprofit that promotes education about the ...

Essex County Vaccination Sites Now Open to Rutgers-Newark Students

NEWARK, NJ – Rutgers University-Newark students can now register for a COVID-19 vaccine at any Essex County vaccination site.

 Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo extended the opportunity to all Rutgers-Newark students.  Appointments are readily available now, but it is unknown how long the open invitation window will remain open. 

Currently, state guidelines allow ...

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Clinton Flats Development Opens, Set to Welcome More Residents to the Central Ward

May 10, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Two new mixed-use redevelopment buildings officially opened in the Central Ward this month and will become just one of multiple projects aimed to rejuvenate the downtown. 

Newark officials on May 7 held a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of Clinton Flats, Paramount Assets'  latest mixed-use redevelopment in Newark’s ...

Thousands of Masks, Bottles of Hand Sanitizer Donated to Township Employees

May 14, 2021

BELLEVILLE, NJ –A generous donation of personal protection equipment from a Belleville business owner will go a long way toward continuing to keep township personnel safe.

A shipment of 30 boxes of surgical masks – 60,000 total – and 72 boxes of hand sanitizer – 1,440, 16-ounce bottles – has been donated to Belleville workers.

The donation was made by Richard ...

New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

May 13, 2021

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

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...

New Marijuana, Alcohol Laws Handcuff Police Officers

April 22, 2021

By John Zebrowski, First Vice President, New Jersey State Association of Chief of Police

Now that state lawmakers have passed measures to create a marketplace for recreational marijuana in New Jersey – as well as basically eliminated sanctions for underage possession and use of marijuana and alcohol – the big challenge for local police departments is how to enforce these new ...

Lincoln of Wayne: Three Generations Build One of Nation's Top Car Dealerships

May 13, 2021

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the dealership’s unique history being a third-generation, family-owned business.

Spina’s grandfather, Gaspar Spina, started selling cars in the 1950s and established the dealership in 1962.

“Back then, the industry was very different,” Spina explained. “He worked his ...