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Today is the Day of the Great American Solar Eclipse

August 21, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – The United States will be experiencing a solar eclipse today, Monday, Aug. 21, which New Jerseyans can view partially– and it appears that the weather will cooperate.

If you lived in one of the 14 states the eclipse is crossing with its 70-mile wide path, you will be all set.

If you use safety glasses to view the event between 1:23 p.m. and 4 p.m., ...

Run to 'Make a Difference': Summit 5K Sept. 9 Honors Detective Tarentino, Benefits His Family

SUMMIT, NJ - The opportunity to run through the streets of the Hilltop City -- and 'make a difference' in the process -- is just around the corner as, in slightly more than three weeks time, the Summit Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) will host the inaugural "Making a Difference 5K," which, this year, will be honor Summit Police Detective Matthew Tarentino and ...

Plainfield Healthy Community Network to Host Free Tasting Event at Isabelita Market

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A free healthy food tasting event will take place at Plainfield's Isabelita Market this Thursday, Aug. 17th, from 2:30 to 4:00 pm, as a part of the New Jersey Healthy Corner Store Initiative.  This initiative connects corner store owners and neighborhood partners with resources to access fruits, vegetables, and other healthy food options.

Fresh fruit, yogurt, and ...

NJ Poison Center Reports Increase in Wild Mushroom Poisoning

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Poison Center at Rutgers NJ Medical Center is reporting a sharp increase in wild mushroom poisoning, with 15 cases reported statewide since July 24.There has been a wide range in the ages of those affected, from 15 months to 75. 

The center warns against ingesting wild mushrooms, whether growing in your garden, on your lawn or in the wild.Several of these cases ...

U.S. News Announces 2017-18 Best Hospitals in New Jersey and Nationally

NEW JERSEY -- U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of Best Hospitals in the U.S. and in each state. According to the magazine, the analysis reviews hospitals' performance in clinical specialties, procedures and conditions. Scores are based on factors including survival, patient safety, and nurse staffing, among others. The rankings also looked at treatment of specialties ...

Westfield Area YMCA’s 5K Run for Everyone Sept. 10 will Benefit Young Adults with Special Needs

WESTFIELD, NJ — Registration is open for the Westfield Area YMCA’s 5K Run for everyone Sunday, Sept. 10, beginning at 10 a.m. Sign up to run, walk or roll, or to sponsor or volunteer at www.westfieldynj.org/get-involved/5k-run-for-everyone.

“This event has a tangible local cause,” Greg Hatzisavvas, Westfield Area YMCA senior director of member and wellness ...

Middlesex County Launches New Greenway App

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Greenway App, an interactive map of Middlesex County's newest natural attraction, will make it easier for residents to use the park and pathway while also experiencing some local businesses.

Middlesex County’s new interactive map enables residents to explore the sites and businesses along the Middlesex Greenway. Now you can locate stores, restaurants, bus ...

Celebrate National Health Center Week in Plainfield and Elizabeth

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Neighborhood Health Services Corporation invites the public to celebrate National Health Center Week at events in Plainfield and Elizabeth.

The 2017 theme is “Celebrating America’s Health Centers:  The Key to Healthier Communities.”

Health centers serve over 25 million Americans at more than 9,000 sites across the country.  And one in every ...

Plainfield: Register for the Community Walk-Off Challenge

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Registration is currently underway for the Community Walk-Off Challenge, a part of Mayor Adrian O. Mapp's Wellness Campaign.

Participants in the challenge will receive a free pedometer, and prizes will be awarded to the Walk-Off Champion and the top three men and women.  The Community Walk-Off Challenge starts on Monday, August 7th, and will end on October ...

Keep Furry Friends Safe During the Dog Days of Summer

WARREN, NJ – The dog days of summer are here and with the rise in temperatures comes the need to keep pets cool and safe.

“If it is hot for you and me, it’s hot for your pet, too,” said South Plainfield resident and animal activist Adriana Bayone. “The difference is they do not have a voice and cannot tell you they do not feel okay.”

Bayone advises ...

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Wed, August 23, 8:30 AM

Plainfield Neighborhood Health Center, Plainfield

Back-to-School Dental Checkups

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Rutgers Predicts Record Ragweed Allergy Season

August 22, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ Ragweed season has begun in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area with the sighting of the first grain of pollen on August 17 by Leonard Bielory, M.D., National Allergy Bureau-certified pollen counting station and a specialist in allergy and immunology with the Rutgers Center of Environmental Prediction at the School of Environmental and Biological ...