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Lead Paint In Your Home? Get Free Testing Today. Your Health Matters

April 11, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- How does exposure to lead affect our children? Not many give it a second thought. Why would they? Lead-based paint is no longer used in homes. But, it was in the past, when environmental and health regulations failed to exist, or were lax at best.

What you may not realize is that even if you’ve completed a fresh paint job in ...

Free Fitness Training at Planet Fitness Paterson

PATERSON, NJ- As home of the Judgement Free Zone®, we want all of our Planet Fitness members to have a comfortable, non-intimidating environment to work out in. We cater to occasional and first-time gym goers, which is why we are proud to offer free fitness instruction to all of our members at no additional charge through our PE@PF program. Our certified trainers will show you around the gym ...

Paterson Students Take ‘No Yuck’ Challenge

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson Public Schools (PPS) works hard to offer students healthy choices through their Fresh Fruit and Vegetable and Free Breakfast Programs, so what is the challenge?  Getting the kids to eat these nutritious foods!  On Wednesday, in an effort by administrators to overcome this, more than 750 students at Public School 16 got to become “expert taste ...

UPDATED Bringing Healthy Food Options to Paterson

The “Healthy Small Food Retailer Act” was passed by the General Assembly by a vote of 59-17 on Monday, March 26. The legislation now awaits consideration by the New Jersey Senate.

 

TRENTON, NJ– Legislation sponsored by Paterson’s  Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly geared towards increase the availability of healthy, nutritious foods in lower income, urban and ...

Health Alert: Child with Measles Traveled to Newark Airport on March 12

TRENTON, NJ — If you were at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, March 12 between 12:45 and 9 p.m., you may have been exposed to measles and should contact your health care provider.

The N.J. Department of Health has issued a public health alert after a child with a confirmed case of measles — a highly contagious disease — arrived in Terminal B at Newark Liberty ...

Students at Frank R. Lautenberg School Learn ‘Unstoppable’ Lessons of Healthy Eating

PATERSON, NJ- Two friends are hanging out at Austin’s house, super excited to get ready to play. They jump around, they stretch, they even put on headbands and do their “super special friendship hand shake”. They check in with their snacks, a Mountain Dew and some candy then count down, “1..2..3”, and both in unison sit down, grab an Xbox remote control and start ...

Time to Spring Ahead

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - AAA is reminding drivers that the change to Daylight Saving Time may create distraction on the roadway and challenges for drivers who lost an hour of sleep. Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday March 11 at 2 a.m.

“As we spring forward, drivers should be aware that the time change will also mean changes to driving habits. Some drivers may suddenly find themselves driving ...

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