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Blink Fitness, a FEEL GOOD EXPERIENCE™ in Downtown Plainfield

September 13, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Blink Fitness officially opened on Thursday in downtown Plainfield, located just above Supremo Supermarket on Front Street.  Filled with eager staff in blue shirts, the designated “mood lifters” welcomed guests and prospective members. According to Blink, "We believe that exercise isn’t about looking good, it’s also about how it makes you feel.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Event at Plainfield's City Hall

PLAINFIELD, NJ - September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and an event to heighten awareness among residents about the need to get tested will be held on the plaza at Plainfield City Hall.

Lenny Cathcart, the event organizer, spoke at the Aug. 13 city council meeting, and asked the administration to partner with him.  "I'm trying to bring more awareness to men about ...

Suicide Awareness Event on Sept. 20 in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Caring Contact, a crisis hotline that serves northern and central New Jersey, presents an evening with Wendy and Steve Sefcik, whose son, T.J., died by suicide in 2010 at the age of 16 while suffering from depression.

The Sefciks will share his and their story at a presentation being held at a home in Scotch Plains on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 ...

Autism Beach Bash to Draw Thousands to Belmar Oceanfront on September 9

BELMAR NJ — Some 7,500 people are expected to gather on Belmar’s Seventh Avenue beach on Sunday, September 9 for the 14th Annual Autism Beach Bash hosted by Autism Family Services of New Jersey.

Billed as the largest gathering of its kind in New Jersey for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families, the free event will feature a wide array of activities, ...

Union County Girls on the Run Chapters in Need of Coaches

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Some Union County chapters of Girls on the Run (GOTR), an afterschool program designed to enhance girls’ social, emotional and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences, are currently seeking volunteer coaches to help their young participants increase their self-confidence, develop healthy relationships and feel good about ...

Family Promise, Overlook Partner for Fourth Annual Community Day & Health Fair Sept. 8

SUMMIT, NJ - Family Promise, the Summit-based national nonprofit addressing family homelessness, will host -- in conjunction with Overlook Family Medicine -- its fourth Community Day & Health Fair on Saturday, September 8, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at St. Paul’s Calvary United Church of God in Union. 

Volunteers from Family Promise, Overlook Community ...

Heat Advisory in Effect Tuesday and Wednesday for Most of North Jersey

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of North Jersey starting Tuesday Aug 28 at 11 a.m. and continuing through 9 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 29. 

The heat index is expected to reach the mid to upper 90s during this time period. 

 

A cooling center will be available at the Plainfield Rescue Squad from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday through ...

Heat Advisory in Effect for North Eastern New Jersey Through Thursday August 16

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of North Jersey starting today at noon and continuing through 6 p.m. Thursday Aug. 16. 

The heat index is expected to reach the mid to upper 90s during this time period. 

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or ...

Opioid Prescriptions Cost Paterson Doctor Medical License

NEWARK, NJ- A Paterson based podiatrist who was sentenced to 36 months in prison earlier this year for defrauding Medicare and private insurance companies out of $3 million has had his podiatric license suspended for five years following a complaint that was filed against him by the State of New Jersey for prescriptions he issued to patients for painkillers and other drugs.

According to a ...

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Union County to Host Rutgers HIV Prevention Community Forum

September 10, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to partner with the Rutgers School of Public Health, Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies (CHIBPS) to host a free community forum, “HIV Prevention: U=U, PrEP and PEP-Knowing the Facts," on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at Union County College, 1033 Springfield Avenue in Cranford.  ...