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Blood Drive at Plainfield High School / Plainfield High School Donación de Sangre

November 13, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - According to the American Red Cross, a decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with holiday activities and travel.  A blood drive will be held at Plainfield High School on Friday, Nov. 16 to help keep blood supplies strong.

The drive will take place in the North Building Bilingual Academy's second floor auditorium, ...

Can YOU be a Match and Save a Life?

ELIZABETH, NJ - Help is needed! Learn how you can help save a life. Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry Drive - sponsored by will be held at 11 a.m. this Wednesday, November 14, at the Trinitas Regional Medical Center Café, located at 255 Williamson St., Elizabeth.

Brandon Dillagard, an 8-year-old New Jersey resident, is one of many local patients searching for a ...

Masjidullah Plainfield Hosts Domestic Violence Workshop

PLAINFIELD, NJ – Masjidullah Plainfield's Resident Imam Khalil Aziz hosted a workshop on Oct. 21 to educate the community at large on domestic violence, and to engage in a deeper discussion about domestic violence and abuse in the Muslim community.

Domestic violence and abuse occurs in every community regardless of race, religion or ethnic background. Every nine seconds a woman is ...

VIDEO: Union County Dad Bravely Shares Story of Son's Death to Opioids

CLARK, NJ – “On April 5, 2016, my son Joseph Anthony Lanza passed away of a heroin fentanyl overdose,” Jose Lanza begins. “This is his story.”

Jose Lanza shared his son’s story in a short film, at the request of the Clark Police Department. TAPinto Clark first reported in June that the film would be shown to all Arthur L. Johnson High School ...

Give Thanks for Good Health by Giving Blood or Platelets at Plainfield High School

The American Red Cross urges people to share their good health this holiday season by donating blood or platelets for patients in need.

A decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with holiday activities and travel. However, medical treatments and emergencies that require blood don’t stop for the holidays. The Red Cross is ...

Daylight Saving Time: Paying the Price for the Extra Hour of Sleep

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Helmut Zarbl, an expert in circadian rhythm and its influence on sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and more, says we pay the price for that extra hour of sleep - daylight saving time disrupts our biological clocks and affects our health.

Daylight saving time was introduced in Europe and the United States after World War I as part of an effort to ...

How Safe is The Turf at Westfield’s Gary Kehler Stadium?

Glaring examples of the field's age show.

WESTFIELD, NJ – Installed 13 years ago, the turf field at Gary Kehler Stadium is set to be resurfaced as part of a $3.03 million renovation of the stadium set to start in April.

But with five months of play remaining before the stadium’s anticipated overhaul starts, the question remains: is the existing field safe?

School ...

Passenger Who Flew to Newark Could Have Exposed Others to Measles: Health Officials

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, 2018, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles.

Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the airport, the department said. The person, whose name was not released, may have traveled ...

Mallory's Army Invades Scotch Plains-Fanwood with a Message of Hope

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- "Think about the courage it takes to say, 'I’m the most hated kid in school'."

Anti-bullying advocate and founder of Mallory's Army Dianne Grossman addressed a sold-out crowd of 300 that included parents, school administrators, two police chiefs, and Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith at All Saints Church on Tuesday evening.

The ...


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New Jersey Families Challenged to Tackle Prescription Drug Misuse

November 9, 2018

Free, Safe Medicine Disposal Locations Available Throughout the State

MILLBURN — On November 10, communities across the state will participate in the 10th Annual American Medicine Chest Challenge – New Jersey (AMCC-NJ) Day of Awareness of Prescription Drug Abuse and Safe Disposal, a public health initiative supported by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey ...