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Red Cross Calls for Summer Blood Donations to Prevent Shortage

May 22, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The American Red Cross is counting on volunteer donors to give blood and help ensure patient needs can be met this summer.

Around Memorial Day, the Red Cross sees a steep decline in blood donations. Busy summer schedules, vacations and school breaks also cause a drop in donations. Accidents and medical emergencies don’t take a summer break – patients need blood ...

Join the Plainfield Rescue Squad for EMS Week Events

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Rescue Squad will lead two events to celebrate National EMS Week, bringing together medical personnel and residents from across the city.

The two events will take place at the Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Ave, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Cadets of the Rescue Squad will host EMS for Children Day on Wednesday, May 23.  Young participants should be ...

Hold on to The Light - May 19 in Flemington to Promote Mental Health Awareness

FLEMINGTON, NJ – An event to promote mental health awareness will be held at the old Historic Courthouse on Main Street in Flemington.  Click here for more information.

"Hold on to the Light” is sponsored by Safe Harbor Child Access Centers and Hunterdon Central High School’s Strides Against Stigma organization. It will be held May 19 from 6 to 10 ...

PACHA to Hold Health and Wellness Fair at Plainfield City Hall

PLAINFIELD, NJ - This Friday, the Plainfield Advisory Commission on Hispanic Affairs, or PACHA, will hold a health and wellness fair in front of city hall.

PACHA advises the mayor and city council of the needs, concerns, accomplishments and contributions of the Hispanic community, and the impact of legislation on this demographic group. 

Feria de Salud y Bienestar

The fair will ...

NJ Bicycle Championship Come to Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Sunday, May 20, the best cyclists in the state and region will be in Plainfield to compete for the 2018 New Jersey State Bicycle Championship titles.  The racing begins at 9:00 a.m. in front of City Hall, located at 515 Watchung Avenue.

In advocating for healthy lifestyles and exercise, there will be bike donations, kid races and bike rodeos open to all Plainfield ...

5K Walk for Autism and Disability Awareness at Plainfield High School

PLAINFIELD, NJ - WallynZavy's Autistic Kids Can Do! and Plainfield Public Schools/SEPAG presents the Annual 5K Walk for Autism and Disability Awareness on Saturday, April 28.

WallynZavy's Autistic Kids Can Do! is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization created by Taleana Williams Hurst, providing support and resources for families who have autistic and special needs children through a ...

Due to Popular Demand, Union County Offers More CPR Classes

ROSELLE PARK, NJ -  Due to popular demand, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders have announced that two additional CPR training classes have been added in May. Three sessions were previously scheduled in April and are already fully booked.

All classes are open to the general public.

“I encourage all Union County residents to learn basic first aid and emergency ...

Plainfield: Organization for Recovery Offering Narcan® Training Sessions

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Organization for Recovery will be hosting five Narcan®, or naloxone, training sessions on a first come, first serve basis in Plainfield.

According to @UCPONJ, the Union County Prosecutor's Office's Twitter account, there have been 67 police-administered naloxone deployments in the county year-to-date.  Seventeen have been in Union, 11 were in Linden, and six ...

Egg Recall Due to Possible Health Risk

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 207 million eggs from a farm in Hyde County, North Carolina have been recalled.  The eggs were sold to consumers in nine states, including New Jersey, and there have been 22 illnesses reported to date.

Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana is voluntarily recalling almost 207 million eggs from its North Carolina farm because they have the ...

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Relay For Life Top Fundraiser Brianna Cagan – Event Set For June 2

May 18, 2018

When Brianna Cagan’s dad was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, she and her family wanted to do something meaningful to fund cancer research. Brianna, her mom Sue Kelly, and their friends started a started a Relay For Life team called “Pearly Girls.” Seven years later, the high school freshman is the American Cancer Society’s top individual fundraiser for the Berkeley ...