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Newark to Offer Free Vaccinations to School-Bound Children

August 10, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - The city is launching a program that will offer free vaccinations to children who in a few weeks will be back in school.

The School Bus Express program will run from Aug. 20 to Sept. 15 at the Newark Department of Health and Community Wellness at 110 William St. The immunizations will be offered on a first-come basis.

The state requires proof of immunization to attend a school ...

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory Through Tuesday Aug 7

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 for any length of time.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health ...

Governor appoints monitor to oversee University Hospital

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 immediate actions are necessary to ensure the facility can continue providing the highest level of ...

Rutgers, RJWBarnabas Enter $1B, 20-Year Agreement

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 fund and have access to latest medical research at the state university to improve health ...

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 ...

Air Quality Alert Issued for Nothern New Jersey until 10 p.m. July 9

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 to reach the unhealthy for sensitive groups category along the I-95 corridor with ...

Essex County Honors Nurse Practitioner for HIV/AIDS Work in Newark

NEWARK, NJ - Peter Oates was working as a private nurse for Princess Diana’s father in England, but left when he was offered a job in the 1980s at San Francisco General Hospital’s slated AIDS unit.

“They offered me a job, but I couldn’t be hired because Medicaid and Medicare had withdrawn benefits for the AIDS hospital,” Oates, 66, recalled. Instead, ...

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