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A Fire Department Shares Tips for Safely Deep Frying Your Thanksgiving Turkey

November 23, 2017

VERONA, NJ - It’s almost Turkey Time and the Verona Fire Department wants to make sure its residents have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. They recently shared this video along with these tips from the NJ Office of Emergency Management on the Verona Fire Department Facebook page.  

"Planning on deep frying your turkey this year? Check out this video before you do to prevent ...

Prosecutor Leads "Night of Conversation" About Substance Abuse in Somerset County

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson will lead a converation about drug and allcohol abuse and strategies to prevent children from experimenting with drugs and alcohol during a "Night of Conversation" at the township municipal building, 379 South Branch Road Thursday, Nov. 16, beginning at 7 p.m.

Parents and their children are invited to ...

Warren Township School Board Recognizes Staffer Who Saves Student

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Board of Education paid tribute to Central School paraprofessional Lauralee Dupper whose recent quick thinking and action saved the life of a student at its November 13 meeting.  

“When we had our safety and security audit, one of the things that stood out was that it is important to have training and security cameras in place,” said board ...

Health Alert: Warren County Farm Quarantined After Horse Diagnosed With Herpes

TRENTON, N.J. — A Warren County, N.J. farm has been placed under quarantine after a horse tested positive for equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM) caused by equine herpes virus-1 (EHV-1). The 25-year-old quarter horse mare was euthanized Nov. 2, according to a statement by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture.

Other horses at the home farm that have been exposed to the positive ...

Watchung Hills Pop Warner Challenger Division of Warren Wins 2017 Disability Advocates Award

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Watchung Hills Pop Warner Challenger Division of Warren was selected in the organization category as winners of the 2017 Disability Advocates Awards, presented by the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disabilities. Arthur (Art) Raynes of Basking Ridge was selected in the individual category. Citations were presented by Freeholder ...

National Audiology Awareness- Catching Hearing Loss Early Promotes Early Development

EDISON, NJ -  Arav Naik is your average toddler, talking, playing, and curious about the world around him.  Two and a half years ago, however, his future looked very different.  His parents, Mahesh and Shantala, of Edison, NJ, look back at his first few months, grateful for the fast action by the audiology team at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute.

“Arav did not ...

RWJ and Prosecutor’s Office Launch Opioid Overdose Recovery Program

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset and the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office launched the Opioid Overdose Recovery Program Thursday at the Somerville campus.

 Managed by RWJBarnabas Health’s Institute for Prevention, the OORP’s goal is to provide recovery support services for those individuals reversed from an opioid overdose with ...

St. Peter's Hospital Receives $8.5 Million Funding from State for Emergency Generators

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The state and PSEG will be providing Saint Peter’s University Hospital ​with ​$8.5 million in ​grants and loans to construct a two-megawatt generator, designed to help the hospital operate during large-scale infrastructure failures similar to Superstorm Sandy.

The announcement came at the heels of the five year anniversary of Sandy, during which electricity ...

Commission on the Status of Women Presents Check to Safe+Sound Somerset

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Freeholder Patricia Walsh and members of the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women recently presented a check for $1,000 to Safe+Sound Somerset, a Hillsborough organization that protects and advocates for victims of domestic violence.

Its service area includes all of Somerset County.

The funding is part of the proceeds from the annual ...

Think Pink: Somerset County Hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Event Oct. 25 in North Plainfield

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh will join Zufall Health and the Regional Chronic Disease Coalition of Somerset and Morris Counties in launching the 14th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 12:30 p.m. in front of the North Plainfield Borough Hall at 263 Somerset St. 

The public is invited to ...

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Human Services Agency Alternatives Expands Services to Ease Transition to Fee-for-Service Billing

November 17, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. - Alternatives Inc., a non-profit human services provider for people and families with special needs, announced it has opened two new group homes in Ocean County with plans for six more in Ocean, Hunterdon and Somerset counties. The agency also debuted its redesigned website and a video that reinforces the theme “One Community” to highlight its successes and ...