Community Empowerment Expo/ Health & Job Fair at Plainfield High School on Sat.

March 21, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Public School District, in partnership with the Greater Central Jersey Clergy Association (GCJCA), will host the 2018 Community Empowerment Expo/ Health & Job Fair on Saturday in the gymnasium at Plainfield High School.

This event will bring together employers, health providers, public service organizations and social agencies to provide free check-ups, ...

NEW DATE: Plainfield's Canela Grocery to Host Healthy Corner Store Event

UPDATE:  Due to Wednesday's impending storm, this event has been moved to Friday, March 23.

PLAINFIELD, NJ - EZ Ride and the City of Plainfield are once again partnering with Canela Grocery and Deli to host a free event for residents featuring free healthy snack samples, coupon giveaways, a healthy basket raffle, and nutrition information. Atlantic Health will also ...

Plainfield Awarded Over $25K to Improve Playground Access for Children with Disabilities

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has awarded “Level the Playing Field” grants to all 21 municipalities within the county to improve playground access for children with disabilities.  Plainfield will receive over $25,000.

Level The Playing Field is a new grant program designed to help every municipality provide inclusive playgrounds to children ...

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 ...

Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party Set For March 16

SUMMIT, NJ - The annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party fundraiser affair is coming up.

The event, which will be held Friday, March 16 at The Grove in Cedar Grove, is focused on raising funds to support Komen’s BOLD GOAL:  to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50% by the year 2026, by improving access to quality and ...

Modern Family Cast Sends Support to Parkland Students' Initiative

PARKLAND, FL – Nine cast members from ABC’s Emmy Award Winning comedy Modern Family sent a message to Stoneman Douglas High School students, pledging their support in advance of the March 24 gun violence rally.

“We stand with you and we will be right there by your side as Americans take to the streets on March 24 making their voices heard for the march for our lives,” ...

LimeBike “Smart Mobility” Coming To Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Increased transit-oriented development in Plainfield may spark a need for short rides to the city’s two train stations and city officials think LimeBike is the answer.

One of the bright green bikes was on display at Monday’s City Council meeting and after LimeBike representative Maggie Gendron answered a bunch of questions, the council agreed to vote on a one-year ...

Westfield Volunteer Baseball Coach Desperately Seeking Kidney Donor

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Westfield High School volunteer baseball coach Mike Cappiello is in desperate need of a kidney donor.

The 28-year-old former WHS baseball player hit 46 doubles playing college ball for Plymouth State University in New Hampshire — the most in the school's history.

One day in April of 2012, during his senior year, he was off to another good start to ...

Overlook Medical Center Awarded Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission

SUMMIT, NJ -  Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, recently earned the Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission, a certification program which recognizes hospitals that are committed to achieving integrated, coordinated and patient-centered care for mothers and their newborns.

Established in 2015, Perinatal Care Certification is awarded for a two-year ...

Update: Health Authorities Still Investigating Flu Death of Elizabeth Schoolgirl

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of Daniela Genaro who attended Nicholas LaCorte - Peterstown School No. 3 after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials say, it "presently remains unclear whether or not the virus was the primary contributing factor to the child's ...

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Union County to Host ‘Pledge and Protect’ Training Workshop for Older LGBTQ Adult Service Providers

March 23, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to host Garden State Equality’s ‘Pledge & Protect’ entry-level training workshop “Introductions to the Health Care Needs of the LGBTQ Population” free for organizations and professionals serving older LGBTQ adults.

Presented in collaboration with Union County’s Office of LGBTQ ...