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Super Bowl Champion, New York Giant Leonard Marshall Named CarePlus Foundation's Honorary Trustee

May 29, 2020

PARAMUS, N.J. — Super Bowl Champion and former New York Giants defensive lineman Leonard Allen Marshall, Jr. has been tapped an honorary member of the CarePlus Foundation Board of Trustees. 

For the past 22 years, The CarePlus Foundation has worked to support programs and services that help provide care to individuals with mental illness, in addition to education and outreach to ...

Hand Sanitizer and Sun: Vacationing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hurrying off to The Hamptons or Hilton Head? Carpooling to Cape Cod or Cape May?

With Memorial Day behind us and summer just down the road, a Rutgers expert recommends that you pack your hand sanitizer, mask and common sense along with your sunscreen and sandals when you go on vacation.

Whether you're headed to the Grand Canyon or the Grand Tetons this summer, ...

Outbreak of COVID-19 Claims 72 at Paramus VA Home

TRENTON, NJ – An outbreak of COVID-19 at the Paramus Memorial Veteran Home has claimed at least 70 lives as of Monday, with 189 residents testing positive, with 7 tests still outstanding according to published reports.  There are 211 residents at the Veterans Home. 

New Jersey State Senator Joseph Lagana (District 36-Bergen) has asked for an investigation in a statement to the ...

Mobile Testing Sites For Covid-19 Expand, Bergen County Residents Can Be Tested For the Virus With or Without Symptoms

PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announces that the County of Bergen and Bergen New Bridge Medical Center will partner to bring mobile testing to communities across the county starting next Tuesday, May 12.

This community mobile testing program will offer walk-up Saliva COVID-19 tests and COVID-19 Antibody tests to county and municipal residents, as well as first ...

Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Available through Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

PARAMUS, N.J. -- Effective Tuesday, May 5, exhibiting symptoms is no longer a prerequisite to receive a COVID-19 test at the County of Bergen’s testing site at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center. However, the highest priority for testing will be given to health care workers and workers in congregate living settings, and symptomatic first responders, as well as to asymptomatic NJ ...

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Now Offers COVID-19 Saliva Testing

PARAMUS, N.J. -- Bergen New Bridge Medical Center has added COVID-19 saliva testing to its robust testing arsenal which includes the traditional nasal swab and the newly added in-house serology IgG antibody testing.

The Medical Center is working with Accurate Diagnostic Labs and RUCDR Infinite Biologics at Rutgers University, utilizing the Spectrum Solutions’ DNA 1000 Saliva Collection ...

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Adds 130 New COVID-Care Beds

PARAMUS, N.J. -- Bergen New Bridge Medical Center converted its gym into a 30-bed facility and added a new 100-bed medical tent, made possible through federal resources from the bipartisan CARES Act rescue and relief package, which has been supporting North Jersey with hundreds of millions of dollars in direct relief, according to a statement from Congressman Josh Gottheimer ...

Rutgers Expert Addresses How COVID-19 Could Affect Pregnancy

NEW BRUNSWICK - As COVID-19 spreads globally - there have been more than 2.3 million confirmed worldwide with about 160,000 deaths - pregnant women are concerned about how it could affect them and their unborn children.

Justin Brandt, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, discusses common ...

Murphy Developing 'Blueprint' to Re-Open New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy today at his daily COVID-19 pandemic press briefing said hospital discharges continue to outpace new hospitalizations, an uplifting and important trend that serves as a solid metric for informing front-line decision makers on a developing strategy to re-open the state's stalled economy and allow residents to return to a semblance of more ...

In the Age of Coronavirus Pandemic, #SeniorStrong Movement Grows From Local Travel Company 

NORTH JERSEY — They’re the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, but there’s two words North Jersey’s older demographic has to say (virtually, of course) in the face of this devastation, punctuated with a mighty hashtag: Senior Strong.   

While many baby boomers look forward to taking laid-back trips to the picturesque Amish Country in Pennsylvania and ...

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SafeTemp Kiosk: Back Into Workplace Transition Made Easier

May 23, 2020

New Jersey - People are going back to work and SafeTemp can make that transition back into the workplace safer.

While it's a novel idea, getting your temperature at the door when you walk into work could be just what the doctor ordered for both the workforce and the public. Such safety measures send a message to your workforce and, to your customers.

SafeTemp Kiosk, by Media Services ...

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 ...

NJ’s CSAs Stepping Up to Provide Local Food During Pandemic

As people avoid going into grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic, many in New Jersey are turning to CSAs as an alternate source for fresh food.

CSAs, or community supported agriculture programs, connect local farmers with consumers. They typically provide locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. Some also offer other kinds of locally produced foods, such as eggs, cheese, ...

NJ Bars Still Closed, but Now You Can Get That Cocktail to Go

NEW JERSEY — Bars and restaurants with liquor licenses in the Garden State have been able to sell alcohol in its original containers during the COVID-19 crisis. Now, thanks to legislation signed by Gov. Phil Murphy before the weekend, they can sell mixed drinks for pick up and delivery, too.

Craft distilleries, which operate under a different kind of license, can also sell ...

The Boy From the Woods

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben. (Grand Central Publishing, 2020)

 

A feral child, a missing teenage girl, and a wise-cracking, sharp-tongued television criminal attorney, and her teenage grandson, Matthew, are the central characters of Harlan Coben’s newest best-seller, The Boy from the Woods. They, along with other characters in the novel, make for a fun and ...

Terms of Graduation

Greetings graduating class of 2020! Woohoo! You did it!

I am honored and proud to offer these unsolicited congratulatory remarks on your incredible achievement, and to provide some inspirational words of encouragement as you move on to do all of the great and momentous things you truly are meant to do.

This was not a good year to be Seniors. As you know, people over 65 are at much higher ...

Testing, Testing One Two Three

Covid Chaos Episode #9

I took a test the other day.

I took a test even though I have no symptoms. Even though I have been adequately protected. Even though I have been cautious. Even though, as a volunteer EMS responder, my direct contact with this nasty virus remains sporadic.

Here is the problem. I hate tests. They scare me. I don’t like failing.

I am still relieved that I ...

I Bought the Pool

Memorial Day weekend, for many, signifies the unofficial start to summer. Last weekend as I was sitting in my backyard looking at my swimming pool, I began to think about how I felt two years ago when I was able to make a dream a reality.

Two years ago, friends and family had to listen to me ramble on about the pool I just added to my backyard. Hearing me, one would have thought that I had the ...

Tips to Help You Gain a New Perspective on Adversity

Do you ever feel like there is no end to the problems that you face? Do your challenges seem too great to overcome? Do you ever ask yourself, “What’s the point?” Do you allow your circumstances to govern your life to the point of making you sad, lonely, and depressed?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, welcome to the majority! Most people, at one ...

The Boy From the Woods

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben. (Grand Central Publishing, 2020)

 

A feral child, a missing teenage girl, and a wise-cracking, sharp-tongued television criminal attorney, and her teenage grandson, Matthew, are the central characters of Harlan Coben’s newest best-seller, The Boy from the Woods. They, along with other characters in the novel, make for a fun and ...