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NJ Law Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks starts Jan. 16

January 16, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect on Wednesday, Jan. 16. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue Due to Cold Weather Forecast

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated through Monday, Jan. 14, due to extreme cold weather in the forecast, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Thursday.

When a Code Blue is declared, a network of warming stations operated by the county and its municipalities as well as ...

New Jersey Brain Aneurysm Survivor Uses Second Chance to Save Lives

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After surviving a ruptured aneurysm and fully recovering without the permanent damage that is common among survivors, 20-year-old Livingston resident Justin Gelman immediately knew he had to use his second chance at life to help others who face similar situations.

Gelman, whose aneurysm ruptured while he was alone in his Duke University apartment in February, has joined ...

Atlantic Health System Welcomes First Baby Born in 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The first baby born throughout the Atlantic Health System in 2019 was Aya Zughbi. She was born at Morristown Medical Center at 12:31 a.m. on January 1, announced Atlantic Health.

Aya weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces.

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Saint Barnabas Welcomes First Baby Born in 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston extended congratulations to the parents of the first baby born in 2019.

Elias was the first baby born in the New Year at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Parents Eeva and Andy and their daughter Hanna (pictured) welcomed the fourth member of their family at 1:14 a.m. on Tuesday. Elias weighed in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces and 20 inches ...

Newark Airport Health Alert: Potential Measles Exposure on December 24

NEWARK, NJ — State health officials said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, December 24 between noon and 4 p.m. may have been exposed to measles.

Someone flying from Brussels, Belgium, had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the airport, according to the N.J. Department of Health (DOH). The person, whose name was not released, ...

Enjoy A First Day Hike to Welcome 2019

WARREN, NJ - New Year's Eve gets all of the attention, the parties, the champagne, the ball drop in Times Square.  But, do you know about First Day Hikes that take place each New Year's Day? 

Every Jan. 1, America's State Parks offer free and guided hiking events in every state across the U.S. It's a perfect way to introduce individuals and families to the ...

West Essex YMCA to Host Open House; Joiner Fee Waived Through Jan. 31

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The West Essex YMCA is hosting an all-day open house event, featuring free fitness classes, youth activities and more, on Saturday, Jan. 5.

Fitness classes will be open to the community in the morning from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by mid-day youth activities from 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. A YMCA camp open house will follow from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and family night ...

New Jersey Devils Deliver Toys to Young Saint Barnabas Patients

LIVINGSTON, NJ ‚ Patients and staff at the RWJBarnabas Health family of hospitals, including Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston, were treated to a holiday-season visit by members of the New Jersey Devils National Hockey League (NHL) team.

As RWJBarnabas Health is the official health care provider for the New Jersey Devils, current players, team alumni and the NJ ...

Santa Visits NICU Babies at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston {Photos}

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Santa made a pit stop in Livingston just before Christmas to spread holiday cheer and visit babies in the Saint Barnabas Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Check out this photo gallery of the infants in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit.

All photos courtesy of the Saint Barnabas Medical Center NICU.



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Registration Now Open for Maplewood Kid's Camp

January 17, 2019

Where else can kids be a meteorologist for a day, swim twice a week and learn about nature while getting exercise, having fun and making friends? Maplewood Kid's Camp!

Maplewood Kid’s Camp is open for registration, and planning an unforgettable summer for kids in kindergarten through 4th grade!

Maplewood's Kid's Camp will focus on nature, learning, fun and teamwork, with ...