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Montclair State University Begins Transition to Smoke Free Campus

September 11, 2017

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Montclair State University has launched a phased plan which will have the campus entirely smoke, tobacco and vapor product free by Sept. 1, 2020. 

After looking at recommendations made by the University Senate and the Student Government Association, new university policies on the use of all tobacco and similar products are in effect as of Sept. 1, ...

State Infant/Child Car Seat Rules Currently in Effect

TRENTON, NJ - Effective September 1, 2015, legislation set in place revised parameters relative to the use of infant / child car seats in the Garden State. New Jersey guidelines currently mandate the following:

Newborn to Age 2

Children under age 2 and under 30 pounds must be in a rear-facing car seat with a five-point harness. Toddlers who are tall or have ...

Trader Joe’s Chicken Sausage Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergen

If you bought Trader Joe’s Chicken Breakfast Sausage and you have a soy allergy, check the label. DiLuigi Foods Inc., makers of the product, is recalling approximately 3,448 pounds of it due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday, because it contains soy lecithin that is not declared on ...

Rutgers Predicts Record Ragweed Season

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ragweed season has begun in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area with the sighting of the first grain of pollen on Aug. 17 by Leonard Bielory, M.D., National Allergy Bureau-certified pollen counting station and a specialist in allergy and immunology with the Rutgers Center of Environmental Prediction at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

The ...

Safety Tips for Monday's Solar Eclipse

BRANCHBURG NJ - The public anxiously awaits Monday's solar eclipse.  It will be the first solar eclipse in the United States since 1979. Safety is extremely important for all eclipse viewers. Kevin Schindler, planetarium associate and technician at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium offered TAP and its readers some expert advice.

"Never look directly at the ...

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Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey To Reach Out To Communities At Local Events and Town Fairs

September 19, 2017

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter will be “hitting the streets” of Bergen and Passaic counties to educate local residents about Alzheimer’s as well as the resources that are available to those with – and those caring for someone with – Alzheimer’s or dementia. Chapter representatives also will be hosting a registration drive ...