New Jersey Blood Services Declares Blood Emergency

June 12, 2018

NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey Blood Services/New York Blood Center (NYBC) has declared a blood emergency. The organization is asking people across the New York metropolitan area to donate blood to help replenish the supply for hospitals throughout the area.

In order to maintain a safe blood supply, a seven-day inventory of all blood types must be continually replenished. Right now, reserves are ...

‘2nd Sundays’ in Downtown Westfield Launches with Yoga on Quimby

WESTFIELD, NJ — The first event of a new series in Downtown Westfield, 2nd Sundays, kicked off with Yoga on Quimby Sunday morning and afternoon despite overcast conditions and scattered sprinkles and drizzle.

Quimby Street was blocked off and designated for pedestrians only for several hours Sunday for the Wellness in the Street free yoga class organized by Tricia Camino of Ono ...

Local Crisis Hotline Flooded with Calls After Two Celebrity Suicides

WESTFIELD, NJ — Calls came pouring in to Caring Contact Friday after people awoke to the news of celebrity chef, author and television host Anthony Bourdain’s death by suicide, according to Executive Director Janet Sarkos. Just three days before, celebrity designer Kate Spade had also died by suicide. 

 “The phones have been ringing off the hooks,” ...

Patrick's Dowtown Race to Summer Takes Place on June 27

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains will host the third annual Patrick's Downtown Race to Summer, a family friendly road race and party in the heart of downtown on Wednesday, June 27..    

This year's race will use the same 5k course, starting and finishing across from the Scotch Plains firehouse on Senger Place, and conclude with a live band performance and ...

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA's United for a Cause 5K and Family 1-Mile Walk/Run

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Nearly 300 people participated in the United for a Cause 5K and Family 1 Mile Walk/Run at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA on Wednesday, May 16.

The event was a collaboration between the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood PTA Council, and supports the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program, a 12-week physical activity ...

Scotch Plains Resident and Multi-generational Club from Westfield Donate Hats to Newborns and Cancer Patients

ELIZABETH, NJ - The staff at Trinitas Regional Medical Center were presented with handmade hats for their newborn infants as well as patients at the Cancer Center last week by the 4C’s, a club from St. Helen's Roman Catholic Church in Westfield.

Scotch Plains resident Alesia Porter, program director of the 4C’s, along with Roselle Park resident Karen Rodden, made the ...

Father-Son Runners Bob and Chris LaCosta Kick Off Memorial Day Weekend with Race

SPRING LAKE, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood Memorial Day Parade Committee Co-Chair and longtime building and zoning official Bob LaCosta and his son, Chris, get ready to run the Spring Lake 5 mile race to kick off Memorial Day Weekend. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter ...

Red Cross Calls for Summer Blood Donations to Prevent Shortage

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 ...

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Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2018-2019 and Awards 13 Grants to 11 Local Community Non-Profit Organizations

June 23, 2018

June 21, 2018  – Susan G. Komen North Jersey announced that it will award a total of 13 grants to 11 local community non-profit organizations in its nine-county service area for 2018-19, with an increase in total program funding at 15% year over year.

Since its founding in 1997, Komen North Jersey has awarded nearly $19 million to local community programs in nine North Jersey ...