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New Jersey Date Night: Holiday Outings to Light Up Your Heart

December 13, 2019

The holiday season is upon us and even though we feel pulled in every possible direction, it’s important to make time for our other halves. It may seem impossible with all the parties, school programs and work events, but scheduling a date is not only great for your relationship but a perfect way to celebrate the beauty of the winter holidays.

And when it comes to a beautiful ...

Governor Murphy Celebrates Milestone for Latest Class of NJ TRANSIT Locomotive Engineers

Governor Phil Murphy and NJ TRANSIT President and CEO Kevin Corbett this week recognized NJ TRANSIT’s latest locomotive engineer training class for completing their formal training.

This unique pilot class consisted of assistant conductors training to become locomotive engineers by leveraging their knowledge of the railroad.  The class of eleven trainees will be graduating ...

Rush Hour at the Port Authority Bus Terminal

During rush hour every evening, your bus is one of more than 1,200 NJ TRANSIT bus departures from the Port Authority Bus Terminal. In this video, we go behind the scenes of the world’s busiest bus terminal to see the incredible team effort that keeps all these buses moving.

The Port Authority Bus Terminal services more than 260,000 daily customers for both local and long-distance ...

Three Atlantic Health System Hospitals Get Top Honors for Prudent Antibiotic Use, Reducing Antimicrobial Resistance

Three of Atlantic Health System’s hospitals – Overlook, Morristown and Chilton medical centers – recently received the Gold Award in the first New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) Antimicrobial Stewardship Recognition Program (ASRP).

The Gold Award is the highest level of recognition in the program, which acknowledges local health care facilities’ efforts to enhance ...

Atlantic Health System President & CEO Recognized as One of the Nation’s Most Influential Leaders in Health Care

Brian Gragnolati highest ranked health system executive in New Jersey by Modern Healthcare

 

In recognition of his commitment to expanding patient access to the highest quality health care providing national leadership through his chairmanship at the American Hospital Association, Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO of Atlantic Health System, was recently named to Modern ...

Hunterdon Healthcare and Atlantic Health System Partner to Bring Enhanced Ambulatory Services to Somerset County

Hunterdon Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System have announced a partnership in Somerset County to further expand health care services.  The New Jersey-based health systems will share ownership of Bridgewater Physical and Occupational Therapy, Advanced Imaging at Bridgewater and Bridgewater Ambulatory Surgery Center all located at 1121 Route 22 West in Bridgewater, formerly the Bank ...

Innovation and Compassion: Overlook Medical Center Gives Summit's Homeless Sleeping Bags - Hand-made from Surgical Wrap

SUMMIT, NJ – DECEMBER 2019 - With icy weather on its way, Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center put its innovative spirit to work to help protect the City of Summit’s homeless population, with a donation of its own hand-made sleeping bags and pillows, created from re-purposed surgical blue wrap.

Surgical blue wrap, used to cover sterile surgical instruments and ...

'A Christmas Carol' Reverberates at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ - When the spirited production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” begins, you’re inclined to think it’s a comedic take on grouchy Ebenezer Scrooge. But we soon see that the Neil Barlett adaptation of the tale does dwell on the dark side. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has more than done justice to this familiar tale.

Dickens had a way of ...

'Cinderella' Shimmers at Paper Mill Playhouse

MILLBURN, NJ - The story of Cinderella and her prince seems to have ongoing appeal for all ages. The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical glitters and shines with strong voices and sharp choreography by Joann M. Hunter. Director Mark Hoebee has brought a loving, affectionate touch to this production. Artistic Director Mark S.Hoebee brings affectionate insights to this production,

The play leans ...

Lame-Duck Session in New Jersey: What Can They Get Done? 

The period of time between Election Day in early November, and when a new Governor or new legislators take the oath of office in January is often fraught with many twists and turns. In the middle of lots of holiday festivities, there's a rush to try to get stuff done.

Congress in 1933, passed the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, as President Hoover was leaving the White House, and newly ...

RWJBarnabas Health Appoints Dr. Robert Greenberg ECT Medical Director

RWJBarnabas Health this week appointed Robert M. Greenberg, M.D., as Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) medical director of RWJBarnabas Health Behavioral Health Network, effective immediately. Greenberg’s new role is part of a system-wide initiative to broaden its behavioral health services and end the stigma associated with ECT.

Greenberg will open an ECT service at Clara Maass Medical ...

Morning Commute To Be Disrupted by Snow

December 10, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The mild temperatures we have seen over the past two days will give way tonight into Wednesday morning, with much colder air and low pressure spreading through the area.  With it will come a change from the rain we have seen since Monday, to some periodic snow showers Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, probably ending during the morning commute.  With the ...

Christmas Comes to South Orange Village

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Saturday’s Hometown Holiday Celebration at the South Orange Firehouse was a hit with dozens of families. Santa and his elves took over a bay in the fire station for the afternoon. As to be expected, some children loved the wonder of Santa Claus and some children were just not having it. At all.

This year, to highlight many of the South ...

NJ Needs To Protect Religious Freedom As It Seeks Public Health Solutions

December 9, 2019

On Thursday, December 12, the Senate Health Committee will be meeting to vote on S2173, a bill that would restrict or remove religious exemptions to mandatory vaccinations, thus prohibiting 35,500 children from attending New Jersey schools. 

But let’s stop pretending this is about the 2.6% of NJ families who are using religious exemptions. It isn’t.  It is a ...

Livingston Acquires Monumental 20-Plus Acres of Open Space in 2019

December 11, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Sixteen years after the Township of Livingston voted in favor of forming an Open Space Trust Fund for the purpose of preserving land and avoiding overdevelopment in Livingston, the township had a monumental year for open space in 2019, approving the purchase of more than 20 acres of land between two properties in the last two months.

The Livingston Township Council has ...

Verona Superintendent Addresses Safety Concerns After Threat Against High School

VERONA, NJ — The following was sent by Verona Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rui Dionisio after alleged threats were made against Verona High School on Sunday.

Dear Verona Community Members,

At approximately 8:30 p.m. this evening, the Verona Public Schools administration received information about a potential threat to Verona High School. The alleged threat came in the form of an ...

Slain Jersey City PD Detective Likely Thwarted Larger Attack, Officials Say

December 12, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ — Jersey City Police Det. Joseph Seals, a Bayonne native, as well as two walking Jersey City patrol officers may have averted a planned terrorist attack on a Jersey City yeshiva, said law enforcement officers investigating the attack on a Jewish grocery store that had most of the city at a standstill Tuesday. 

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Wednesday the two ...

At Township Meeting, Springfield Mayor Dubois Recounts Personal Connection to Shooting in Jersey City

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The final Springfield Township Committee meeting of the year was a chance for town officials to recount and reminisce on all that had taken place over the past year. But for outgoing mayor Erica Dubois, her thoughts were more immediately drawn to the aftermath of a shooting Tuesday afternoon in Jersey City, where she teaches.

Dubois is a teacher at PS 14 in Jersey City, ...

New Jersey's First Home Open for Holiday Festivities

December 8, 2019

PRINCETON, NJ — When you are done decking the halls of your own home for the holidays, take a trip to one of Mercer County’s noteworthy homes Drumthwacket in Princeton Township. On Tuesday, Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy invited the public to attend The Holidays at Drumthwacket for the traditional open houses of the governor’s official ...

Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber–Cast and Team Announced Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals bring the best talent!

December 13, 2019

One of the most successful musical theater composers of all time takes audiences behind the scenes in Unmasked, a world-premiere featuring stories and songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s remarkable life and celebrated work. This funny and warm musical portrait, a concert for the theater, offers an intimate look at Lloyd Webber’s five decades in the spotlight and beyond, from his quirky ...

New Jersey Youth Chorus Performs at the White House

Chatham, NJ — In an appearance in the East Room of the White House, members of the New Jersey Youth Chorus performed a two-hour set at the annual Holiday Open House on December 3.  

This was a once-in-a-lifetime performance for the 50 choral students, who are members of Coriste, NJYC’s advanced premier ensemble for girls in grades 9-12. 

“Performing at ...

JESPY Uses Work Readiness to Prepare Clients for Gainful Employment

“I prepare the supplies that our teachers use,” says JESPY House client Dawn O., who has been employed at a Livingston day care center for nearly 18 years. “I also help with the children’s snacks and getting them ready for nap time.”

Dawn is one of more than 200 clients that JESPY’s WREE (Work Readiness & Employment Engagement) program and its Job ...