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Somerset County Farmers Participate in Fresh Produce Voucher Program

July 6, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Eligible Somerset County residents can receive free farmers’ market vouchers worth $30 to purchase fresh vegetables, fruit, and herbs grown at local farms.

Vouchers are available at the Office on Aging and Disability Services, located in Somerville, from July 5 to Sept. 30, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Vouchers are valid until Nov. 30.

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Somerset County Schedules COVID-19 Clinic for Younger Children

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health has scheduled a special clinic solely for children aged six months to five years old on June 29 at the Senior Wellness Center in Bridgewater.

The federal government has approved both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna pediatric COVID-19 vaccine for this age group.

Children can be infected with the virus that causes ...

SCOTUS Roe v. Wade Ruling Lauded by Rep. Smith, Gov. Murphy Vows to Keep Abortion Legal in NJ

WASHINGTON -- The ruling issued by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on Friday overturning Roe vs. Wade yielded swift response from New Jersey elected officials and women's rights advocates. 

Under the SCOTUS decision written for the majority by Justice Samuel Alito, Jr., who grew up in Mercer County, “We hold that Roe and Casey must ...

NJ Department Of Health Announces First Case Of Monkeypox

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Health aannounced on Monday the first possible case of monkeypox in the state.

A PCR test conducted by the Department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories confirmed the presence of orthopoxvirus in a Jersey City individual on June 18. A confirmatory test for the monkeypox virus, one of the viruses associated with the ...

Robert Wood Johnson, Saint Peter's Hospitals Call Off Massive Merger

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city’s two major hospitals are abandoning their plans to merge after the Federal Trade Commission moved to block the deal.

RWJBarnabas Health and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, with hospitals less than one mile apart, issued a statement today, June 14, stating the leadership of both organizations “mutually made the difficult ...

Somerset County Offers COVID-19 Vaccinations in June and July

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – To ensure families and friends are protected from COVID during summer vacation, travels, and activities, the Somerset County Department of Health has scheduled additional COVID-19 vaccination clinics in June and July.

These include clinics at the Senior Wellness Center at Bridgewater on the following Wednesdays: June 22, July 6, and July 20, between 4 ...

Federal Trade Commission Seeks to Block RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter's Merger

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to block the merger of the city’s two hospitals, saying it would be a poison pill for patients of Middlesex County.

The consumer watchdog entity has also filed an administrative complaint to block the acquisition of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System by ...

Rutgers to Impose "No Smoking" Policy on All Campuses in 2023

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers University campuses will be tobacco free, President Jonathan Holloway said Wednesday as he announced the university’s new “Tobacco-Free by 2023” initiative.

The tobacco-free policy, which will be effective as of Jan. 1, 2023, covers all campuses – indoors and outdoors – and includes the use of all tobacco products. It applies ...

No ‘Cancer Hazard’ at Colonia High School, Officials Say

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Radiological tests conducted at Colonia High School have found “no evidence of any cancer-causing hazard” and no reason for further environmental investigations at the school, Mayor John E. McCormac announced today.

For two weeks in April, Woodbridge paid for radiological assessment at Colonia High. More than 100 radon detection canisters were placed ...

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RWJUH/Somerset Salutes Health Care Hero of the Week Rosalie Tiangco-Estrada

TAPinto Somerville joins with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset each week to recognize a Healthcare Hero for their perseverance, dedication and professionalism serving the short-term and longer term health care needs of patients at the Somerville hospital.

This week's Healthcare Hero, as selected by her supervisor, is Rosalie Tiangco-Estrada, BSN, RN-BC, ACM

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New Jersey Abortion Laws are Hideous

July 4, 2022

To the Editor:

There has been so much craziness in the news about  the Supreme Court and Roe vs Wade. Do people realize that the overall requirement for a abortion extends right up to birth?

It's against the law do kick a dog but this Democratic Governor allows infanticide! How KIND is the Democratic Party!?

Some states are ending abortion pretty much entirely except for the ...

Somerset County Farmers Participate in Fresh Produce Voucher Program

July 6, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Eligible Somerset County residents can receive free farmers’ market vouchers worth $30 to purchase fresh vegetables, fruit, and herbs grown at local farms.

Vouchers are available at the Office on Aging and Disability Services, located in Somerville, from July 5 to Sept. 30, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Vouchers are valid until Nov. 30.

Farm Stands ...

Overlook Strong Again: After Two-Year Hiatus, Overlook Medical Center’s Best and Brightest Celebrated at Excellence Awards

June 30, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - Enthusiastic applause filled the gala room as each name was called, and team members from departments spanning Overlook Medical Center strode proudly to the stage to accept their awards.

It had been three years since Overlook had celebrated its standout team members at its annual Excellence Awards. The event, like many in-person gatherings, went on hiatus in 2020 and 2021 due to ...