Health & Wellness

May 30, 2020

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Need a mask? North Plainfield is holding a mask event on June 1. The event will be held from 11am- 1 pm at the North Plainfield Middle School located at 34 Wilson Ave. (see attached flyers in English and Espanol)      

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Borough of Watchung will be opening the lake parking lots at a 50% capacity rate as determined by the Governor’s Executive Order No. 133. The parking lots will remain closed at the Texier House and the Watchung Exempt Hall. The Tennis Courts will open on Saturday, May 23 ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A Mercury Flooring Town Hall Meeting will be held on May 13, at 6:30 pm as a Virtual Meeting Via Zoom https://zoom.us/j/94487143721?pwd=NTJTVng0ZUhTV2REdnI0UEV6WmMvZz09 Questions and Concerns Should be Submitted Prior the Town Hall at: ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ- After much discussion, the parking lots around Watchung Lake have been closed.  "Unfortunately, larger numbers of people have been observed at Watchung Lake recently, which puts at risk the health and safety of our residents," the Borough said in a statement.  "Consequently, all ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Rescue Squad is in ​DESPERATE​ need of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and Sanitation donations, specifically the following items: Face masks: N95, regular masks Face shields Caps Gowns Tyvek suits Boot and shoe covers Sanitizing wipes Hand sanitizer To ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The coronavirus pandemic has claimed the life of one North Plainfield resident. The Borough was notified on Thursday of a death of a resident who previously tested positive for COVID-19. Somerset County Department of Health confirmed the borough resident was in their ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - Two cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) were reported in  Green Brook Township on Thursday, according to Middle-Brook Regional Health Commission and Green Brook’s Department of Health.   The individuals are isolated and recuperating at home.  A press release on ...

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STIRLING, NJ - Due to overwhelming community support, Shop Rite is reserving the first hour of shopping for elderly and high risk community members. Age parameters for seniors are 65+ as per CDC guidelines. The store is located at 1153 Valley Road, Stirling and has implemented temporary store hours ...

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Update as of 2 pm Tuesday   SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Somerset County Department of Health (SCDOH) is working closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New Jersey State Department of Health, and other health partners in monitoring the evolving situation. The county ...

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WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School has communicated the following guidelines for attendance reporting during the COVID-19 Health-Related School Closure. Watchung Hills Regional High School and the sending districts of Warren, Watchung, Green Brook and Long Hill announced a delayed ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Committee, Superintendents of Warren Township and Watchung Hills schools, and Middle-Brook Regional Health Commission President and Warren Township Health Officer Kevin Sumner discussed the local response to the coronavirus pandemic at the last meeting of the Warren ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield school district has announced plans for closing the schools and delivering remote instruction. Superintendent Michelle Aquino said:   "Our district’s number one priority continues to be the health and safety of our students and staff. Though we ...

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WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School and the sending districts of Warren, Watchung, Green Brook and Long Hill have announced a delayed opening for Friday, Mar. 13 followed by an extended closure through spring break.  The SAT scheduled for Saturday at WHRHS is cancelled. At ...

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WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School sent a letter on Thursday to the Watchung Hills learning community regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19).   "While we currently have no concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) within our school, we are monitoring the alerts from the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – If you know a teenager who may be a victim of dating abuse, there are people and resources available to help.  Freeholder Brian D. Levine invites parents, guardians and professionals who work with youth and families to the next Somerset County Office of Youth Services’ workshop, ...

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  WARREN, NJ – Some 80 student athletes from Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) participated in December in a seasonal Toy Drive, helping to collect some 400 toys, and then helping them to be distributed to nearly as many children and families who benefit from the Autism Healthcare ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health (SCDOH) is working with state and federal health officials to respond to a new emerging coronavirus 2019-nCoV, which originated from Wuhan, China, with one case found in Washington State, and one in Illinois. The SCDOH is the lead ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - North Plainfield schools have provided an update on the mercury remediation. The update as of Wednesday is as follows: Johnson Controls has been contacted and is onsite to evaluate the middle school heating and ventilation system. They are reviewing functionality and we ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The gymnasium at North Plainfield Middle School has been closed after mercury was found in the flooring during recent testing. North Plainfield Superintendent Michelle Aquino sent a letter to parents and staff regarding mercury levels in the District on Tuesday after ...

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WARREN, NJ - Recent reports of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in mosquitoes and humans in New Jersey, especially those last week in neighboring Berkeley Heights,  should remind us of the dangers of mosquitoes and the need for us all to be aware and take precautions against exposure. The ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Somerset County Road Division’s mosquito control section has announced that mosquito spraying will take place in parts of Watchung between the hours of 6 and 10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19. The announcement comes after Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Found on BH/Warren/ ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Stewart Hutchinson celebrated his 104th Birthday surrounded by friends and family at Brandywine Living at Mountain Ridge in Watchung, where he has resided for the past nine years. Hutchinson was born on Aug. 4, 1915 and recalls coming over on the boat from Scotland and seeing ...

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