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Freeholder Board Offers New “Union County Kids Dig In” Garden Grants for Schools

March 22, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Young gardeners now can get their hands dirty with the new “Union County Kids Dig In” garden grant program for schools in Union County, sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Schools with students in grades pre-K through 12 are eligible to apply for a Union County Kids Dig In grant, which are funded through the Union County Open Space, ...

Workshop on Financial Exploitation and Elder Abuse Prevention at Richmond Towers in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Central Jersey Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
will partner with AARP and the Richmond Towers Resident Association in Plainfield to provide a Financial Exploitation and Elder Abuse Prevention Seminar.

The April 15th seminar aims to:

Promote prevention of elder abuse by raising awareness of common forms of financial abuse, predators, and ...

Where Homeless People and Addicts in New Brunswick Can Seek Help Right Now

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – When you’re in the depths of addiction or homelessness, finding a path out might seem difficult.

A few weeks ago, TAPinto New Brunswick published a story about a couple whose shared heroin addiction put them on the streets. The story of Chelline and Rick sparked intense online conversations and reached thousands of people.

But it also begged an important ...

Plainfield's 'Mental Health Stigma-Free Zone' Launch Event Set for April 8

PLAINFIELD, NJ - At this week's City Council meeting, Councilman Cory Storch announced the launch event of the Mental Health Stigma-Free Zone, a collaboration between the City of Plainfield and Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services.

The designation as a Stigma-Free Zone creates an environment in which residents are free to seek mental illness treatment without the fear of being embarrassed or ...

Healthy Relationships, a Group for People Living with HIV

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Iris House of Plainfield presents Healthy Relationships, a group for people living with HIV.

This group is designed to help participants cope with stress, and improve decision making skills.  Tips to reduce risk and improve safer sex practices are also on the agenda.  Both English and Spanish groups available.

The five session program will take place on ...

Mom Delivers Healthy Baby Girl at Home Thanks to Berkeley Heights Rescue Squad; Mom and Baby Doing Great

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Angela and Paul Windt and big sister Alexa (5 1/2 years old) welcomed baby Ava at their Berkeley Heights' home Friday night -- not as planned.

Angela, a Pharmaceutical executive, was 38 weeks pregnant with her second baby -- when her water broke and the contractions came two to three minutes apart. She knew she wasn't going to make it to the hospital to deliver ...

UPDATED: Plainfield Residents Prepare for Winter Storm Stella

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The word of the day, Plainfield, is Bombogenesis.  Winter Storm Stella, expected to hit the Northeast on Tuesday, March 14th, may undergo bombogenesis, a rapidly intensifying area of low pressure.

The Plainfield Police Division would like to advise all residents that heavy snow and wind conditions are expected later tonight throughout Tuesday, creating hazardous ...

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect All of Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service and the County of Union has issued a Winter Weather Advisory to be in effect for all of Union County from 10 p.m. Tonight until 2 p.m. Friday. 

The advisory states, accumulations of snow from 3 to 5 inches starting late tonight into early Friday afternoon. Hazardous/slippery travel can be expected due to snow accumulations with temperatures ...

VIDEO: Plainfield Resolution to Become a Stigma-Free Zone Up For A Vote on Mar 13th

PLAINFIELD, NJ - At their most recent meeting, members of the Plainfield City Council agreed to move a resolution to designate the City of Plainfield as a Stigma-Free Zone to the March 13th agenda.

The resolution, brought forth by Cory Storch, Councilman for the 2nd Ward, would designate Plainfield a Stigma-Free Zone to create an environment in which residents will feel free to seek treatment ...

Free Tai Chi Weekly at JFS

ELIZABETH, NJ - Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-sectarian health and social service agency, is offering a free Tai Chi program each Wednesday morning, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.  (There will be no classes on April 12 and May 31). Participants are welcome to join the group at any time.  The group takes place at the JFS Office, 655 Westfield Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ, and is led ...

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Congresswoman Watson Coleman Statement on the Failure of TrumpCare

March 24, 2017

WASHINGTON – March 24, 2017 - Today, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) made the following statement following the Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision to bring H.R. 1628 “The American Health Care Act” to the House Floor for a vote:

“It looks like Speaker Ryan finally, albeit briefly, came to his senses in his decision to pull the vote on the GOP’s dangerous and ...