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Update on Lead Testing in Schools from Superintendent Ramos

July 20, 2017

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The following letter was sent via email to the South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD) community on Thursday, July 20, from John J. Ramos, Sr., SOMSD Superintendent.

Dear SOMSD Community,

As you may be aware, an initial report indicated elevated levels of lead in nine of 223 of the district’s water sources. Upon receipt of the results, each of ...

Overlook Medical Center, Other Atlantic Health System Hospitals Seek Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial Participants

SUMMIT, NJ - When treated in its earliest stages, the five-year survival rate for ovarian cancer is over 90 percent. Unfortunately, only 15 percent of cases are found at this early stage due to ovarian cancer's non-specific symptoms and lack of available early detection tests.

When discovered at a more advanced stage, the ovarian cancer survival rate can be as low as 18 ...

This Week's Events at the Maplewood Community Pool

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Here's what's going on the week of July 10 at the Maplewood Community Pool - information from pool management:

July 10 - Manta Rays Diving Meet (Diving Tank to close at 4:30 p.m.)
July 11 - Staff Inservice Training (The entire pool will be closing at 5 p.m.)
July 13 - Makos Swim Meet vs Morris Twp (The 6ft section and the slides will be closing ...

Studio 509 Celebrates Summer with July Special

MAPLEWOOD, NJ  - Studio 509 is celebrating summer with a special offer: get an “unlimited class” pass for the month of July for $150.

Studio 509, a boutique fitness studio at the corner of Jefferson and Valley Streets in Maplewood, offers 20 classes a week in Dance, Movement, Pilates, TRX, and Functional Fitness. 

Holly Benge, one of the owners of Studio 509, ...

Cancer Patient Says Tumor Shrunk with New TrueBeam at Morristown Medical Center

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The latest piece of high precision radiotherapy equipment to treat cancer at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center, the TrueBeam system, went into service on May 8. Ben Christener, who has small cell lung cancer, was one of the first two patients to be treated.

Christener’s cancer was discovered after a CT Scan showed a mass ...

Trader Joe's Recalls 'Grainless Granola' over Listeria Concern

Trader Joe's is issuing a recall for 'Trader Joe's Grainless Granola' over potential contamination Listeria monocytogenes.

The lot being recalled has 'Best By' dates from 032018 to 041018. The SKU on the product is SKU# 56307.

All potetially affected product has been removed from store shelves and has been destroyed. No illnesses have been reported to ...

Art Therapy Helps Cancer Patients Navigate Their Emotional Journey

MORRISTOWN, NJ - What happens when you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer? One thing is certain, your world will be turned upside down and, despite your best efforts to be calm and carry on, it's likely you will be pummeled by the full range of emotions - fear, anger, bitterness, hope, despair and more.

Art therapists help people find a way to express their emotions and, in the ...

Three Water Sources Closed at South Orange Middle School as a Precaution

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - An email from John J. Ramos, Sr., superintendent of the South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD), to the school community stated that three water sources have been closed at South Orange Middle School (SOMS) as a precaution, as no information is available regarding the water's lead content due to the samples being lost before they could be tested.

The email from ...

Cancer Survivors Told to ‘Laugh a Little Bit … and Dance’ at Morristown Medical Center Celebration

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Edgy comedian Daniel Stolfi, a young adult cancer survivor, brought the audience to its feet when he performed “Cancer Makes You Gangster– Finding the Comedy in Tragedy,” on Sunday at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center. It was the highlight of the cancer center’s annual National Cancer Survivors Day ...

National Weather Service Issues Safety Reminder to 'Look Before You Lock'

The National Weather Service issued a statement to remind motorists to "Look Before You Lock" in an effort to prevent the deaths of children and pets. 

According to the National Weather Service, each year, dozens of children and untold numbers of pets left in parked vehicles die from hyperthermia, which occurs when the body absorbs more heat than it can handle. Hyperthermia can ...

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Atlantic Health System Named a Best Workplace in New York Region

July 20, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, announced it was named to the Great Place to Work® and Fortune’s inaugural list of Best Workplaces in New York.

Atlantic Health System ranked 6th on the list, and was the only New Jersey-based health care system to be highlighted in the New York Metropolitan region.

The new recognition ...