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National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory Through Tuesday Aug 7

August 6, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through Tuesday, August 7.

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety ...

Amid Critical Blood Shortage Continues; Red Cross Puts Out Call for Donations

Emergency need remains; call for type O blood donors  now

NEW JERSEY — Thousands of people responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July. Still, there continues to be an emergency need for donors of all blood types, especially type O.

The Red Cross is urging donors to give now to address a severe blood ...

Scotch Plains Residents Cycle Toward $52 Million Goal in the 2018 Pan-Mass Challenge

NEEDHAM, MA – On Aug. 4 and 5, James Chitty and Joseph Hesson of Scotch Plains will cycle up to 192 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) with the goal of topping last year’s record-breaking gift and raising $52 million for critical cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

During PMC weekend, over 6,300 cyclists from 43 states and 10 ...

Caring Contact Volunteer Listener Training Fall 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Have you ever been told you are a good listener? Do you have a yearning to really make a difference? Become a Caring and Crisis Hotline Listener.

You could save a life.

Volunteers receive 52 hours of comprehensive training in active listening, Mental Health First Aid and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.  You also are supported by ...

Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey Encourages Family Fun with Online Fishing Tournament

MILLBURN, NJ — The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) is asking families to cast their lines and reel in some quality time this summer as part of the fourth annual Don’t Get Hooked on Drugs Online NJ Family Fishing Tournament.

The competition will be held from July 27 to August 5 as a way to encourage families to enjoy a day of fishing, while giving ...

N.J. Expands Vital Hepatitis C Treatments for Medicaid Enrollees

(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services on Tuesday announced expanded hepatitis C treatments for all Medicaid enrollees in the state, a policy facilitated by increased funding in the fiscal year 2019 budget. The improvement comes amid ongoing concern about increased infections due to the opioid epidemic and a growing focus on identifying and treating hepatitis C infection ...

Arbor Terrace Mountainside Prepares to Welcome First Residents

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Contractors and employees spent the past week polishing, training and putting the finishing touches on the interior of Arbor Terrace Mountainside. On Monday, July 16, the first residents will be moving in.

On Thursday, July 12, Senior Care Counselor Maria Owens gave TAPinto a guided tour of the three-story senior living facility which provides both assisted living ...

17 Years Running and The Pizza is Still Hot! Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza Is July 25

WESTFIELD, NJ -- The 17th Annual Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza -- often referred to as the ‘Pizza Run’ -- will be here in no time. The event will be held on July 25, 2018 with a start time of 7 pm. Register online at PracticeHard.com before the Monday July 23, 11:59 pm deadline will be accepted. There are no online processing fees.

The Pizza Run typically ...

Downtown Westfield’s 17th Annual ‘Pizza Run’ Set for July 25

WESTFIELD, NJ — Combine a town with one of New Jersey’s best high school track programs (26 state titles), a midweek midsummer night, live music and pizza and you have the recipe for one of the highlights of the New Jersey running season, aptly named The Downtown Westfield 5K and Pizza Extravaganza. The 17th annual “Pizza Run,” as it’s nicknamed, starts at 7 p.m. on ...

Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves to New Brunswick Children's Hospital

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital.

"From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to encourage our smallest patients to smile when they enter our facilities," said John ...

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