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Plainfield: Muhlenberg Hospital Site Set for New Life

January 8, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - An adaptive reuse project aims to breathe new life into the shuttered Muhlenberg Hospital in Plainfield.  The City Council recently approved a plan by Muhlenberg Urban Renewal, LLC, an affiliate of Bloomfield-based Community Healthcare Associates (CHA), to develop a 186,000 square foot medical arts complex and 120 luxury residential apartments.  

Construction is ...

State Unveils $786K Grant to Local Opioid Recovery Center

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Solutions to the state’s opioid crisis have landed in the lap of The Center for Great Expectations, an outpatient drug rehab center which operates in New Brunswick and across Middlesex, Somerset and Hunterdon counties.

The center is being armed with a $786,524 grant to provide treatment services for opioid-dependent pregnant and postpartum women and older adults, NJ ...

More Plainfield Closings, Delays Due to Weather

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield YMCA, at 518 Watchung Avenue, will be closed today due to the winter storm.  This affects membership and after school programs.  The shelter will still operate as a warming center.

Additionally, all Plainfield Municipal Offices including City Hall are CLOSED today.  Only essential persons remain actively working.

Union County is also operating ...

Red Cross Offers Winter Storm Safety Tips

PRINCETON, NJ — The American Red Cross is keeping a close eye on the winter storm expected to impact New Jersey, bringing with it the potential for snowfall and icy conditions affecting various parts of the state. The Red Cross has steps people can take to prepare for and stay safe during severe winter weather.

“The most important thing people can do right now is to get ...

Warming Centers Open in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ--Due to the freezing weather, the Union County Freeholder Board is announcing that the County of Union, through the efforts of the Department of Human Services, Sheriff’s Office and County Police, will be opening up warming centers in the lobbies at the following locations:

The Union County Division of Social Services in ...

Plainfield, Enjoy A First Day Hike to Kick off 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Often, New Year's Eve gets all of the attention.  But Plainfield, do you know about First Day Hikes that take place each New Year's Day? 

Every Jan. 1, America's State Parks offer free and guided hiking events in every state across the U.S. It's a perfect way to introduce individuals and families to the outdoors, and to a healthy lifestyle.  ...

Tips for Dealing with the Cold Weather

NEW JERSEY -- Cold weather is expected to be with us in New Jersey right through the New Year. Those who can stay home will enjoy the warmth of their houses. However, for those who must brave the elements, here are some practical tips:

Lay off the alcohol: That warm feeling you get after drinking alcohol is actually heat rushing through your expanded blood vessels. That increases heat ...

With Blood Supplies Low, Drives Will Be Held Across Union County and The State

NEW JERSEY -- With local hospitals and residents in need of blood this winter, Community Blood Services, will hold 47 community blood drives throughout January, in seven New Jersey counties to address the shortage.

The process is quick and easy, and no advance registration is required. All donors will receive a free cholesterol screening, and in addition will be given access – ...

Free Tasting, Health Screening and Food Basket Raffle Event at Plainfield’s Isabelita Market on Dec. 13

PLAINFIELD, NJ - EZ Ride, The City of Plainfield, and Atlantic Health Systems are once again partnering with Isabelita Market to host a free event for residents that will feature health screenings, nutrition education, a food basket raffle and healthy snack samples. Customers who attend the event will have a chance to win one of two baskets filled with healthy snacks and lifestyle ...

Union County College to Host Healthcare Job Fair on Dec. 13 in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ – If you are interested in working in the healthcare field, visit Union County College’s Plainfield Campus (232 East Second St.) on Dec. 13, 2017.

A Healthcare Job Fair will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in UCC's Logos Building. This employment opportunity is being hosted by the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training ...

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Caring Contact Crisis Line to Offer Tuesday Morning Volunteer Listening and Suicide Prevention Training

January 12, 2018

Have you ever been told you are a good listener? Do you have a yearning to really make a difference?

Crisis listening line Caring Contact will be offering its 92nd volunteer listening training beginning Tuesday, March 13. Training will run once a week 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., plus one full weekend, June 2 and June 3, and will end June 12. Training will be held at Congregation Beth Israel at 18 ...