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Are you preparing to return to work? NJ TRANSIT is ready for you.

NEW JERSEY — The pandemic resulted in a unique work-from-home model for many New Jersey residents, with a “new normal” evolving as infection rates decline.

While some employers may intend to keep remote work options in place, a growing trend reveals many companies transitioning back to in-person workplaces.

Roadways already show evidence of rush-hour congestion as workers ...

What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...


Rozália Mária Theiss. 81, passed on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at home in ...
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One Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Wins $488,706 Jackpot in South Plainfield

July 23, 2021

TRENTON (July 23, 2021) – One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning the $488,706 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Thursday, July 22, drawing. The winning numbers were: 08, 14, 16, 22, and 36 and the XTRA number was: 02. The retailer will receive a bonus check for $2,000 for the winning ticket sold. That ticket was sold at ...

Buddy Ball Closes Season with Game Against First Responders

August 2, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – Buddy Ball was once again in full swing this summer for the first time in over a year. On July 19, the Buddy Ball team versed South Plainfield Police Officers of the Police Benevolent Association (PBA) on the turf field behind the P.A.L. Building. In what has become a tradition for Buddy Ball, the first responders played the team for the last game of the ...

Attention Singles: Great Tips for Finding the Love of Your Life Online or Your Phone

Listen as Jeff speaks with nationally recognized Cyber-dating expert, Julie Spira: author, dating coach, and media personality. Julie discusses such things as how online/mobile app dating has evolved, how COVID has affected online and mobile dating, and where things may be headed in the future in that world. Julie also provides some excellent dating tips!

To get a FREE copy of ...

Is Your Home Care Nurse Going to Check In On You Virtually?

Hey, telemedicine could make that happen!  Listen as my guest expert, Dr. William Hanson, discusses this and many other interesting topics as Episode #50 of Looking Forward focuses on telemedicine.

In Part I of this two-part series (Episode #49), Dr. Hanson spoke about the evolution of telemedicine, how it’s being used now, how its use varies around the world, and the impact that ...

Job Opening: Omnibus Driver/Meals on Wheels Temporary Help at Borough

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Under direction drives a motor vehicle with a passenger capacity of at least six persons for transporting people on assigned established routes or to special activities, events, or various destinations: may also clean, service, and make minor repairs to such vehicles: does other related duties as required.

 NOTE: ...

5 Cool Tips to Prevent Heat-Related Illness

You’re finishing up your afternoon walk on a scorching 90-degree day when you feel a little dizzy. You check your pulse. It’s faster than normal. You’re sweating, and you feel a cramp in your left leg. Should you head indoors?

Yes, says Alexander Sarenac, MD, an emergency medicine physician with Atlantic AdvancED Urgent Care. “These are all signs of a health condition ...



Well, we’ve got another month or so to go in the summer vacation season.  We hope you’re able to have some fun and relaxation in between the heat waves and thunderstorms.  Fortunately, South Plainfield Library can provide shelter and air conditioning, along with a bunch of other stuff.  Let’s see what’s going ...

TAPinto Denville Franchisee Joins Senior Team of African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ

DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs. 

AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a platform for New Jersey’s African-American business leaders to speak with a ...

South Plainfield Elks Lodge #2298 Donate to Food Pantry

The South Plainfield Elks Lodge #2298 National Foundation Committee, headed by Chairperson Eileen Uken, presented a $2000 check to Fish, Inc., a food pantry located in Piscataway.  The donation was funded by the Spotlight Grant from the Grand Lodge.  Fish, Inc. will put the money to good use purchasing needed items for their pantry. 

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5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Squeezing in time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you juggle a hectic schedule. But staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed ...

8 Simple Activities To Enjoy With Your Grandkids

Spending quality time with your grandkids (and kids) adds joy and laughter to any given day. Just basking in a child’s boundless energy and carefree silliness can boost your mood and make you smile. But joining in the fun also keeps you physically and mentally active – and research shows that multigenerational interaction is good for older adults and kids.


If you’re ...

Bring the Sunshine Indoors With These 4 Simple Décor Ideas

As summer approaches, everyone is eager to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. It’s also the perfect time to transition your home décor to reflect the added daylight and brightness outside. If you’re ready to bring more of the sunshine inside this season, here are four great ways to easily update your décor for a lighter and brighter feeling.

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How to Incorporate Chalk Paint Into Your Next Project

Chalk paint is all the rage for that cozy richness it gives to furniture, décor, and even walls. The matte finish adds a softness to bold colors and a thickness that covers even the most worn down surfaces.


Home decorating moguls love chalk paint, and now you can, too - here’s the lowdown on why, where, and how to use chalk paint for your next DIY decorating ...

Press Releases

U.S. News & World Report Names Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Among Best in New Jersey and New York Metropolitan Area

August 2, 2021

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), a RWJBarnabas Health facility, has been recognized as a Regional Best Hospital for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report.

RWJUH earned a “High Performing” rating in Aortic Valve Repair, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Colon Cancer Surgery, Diabetes, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Kidney Failure and Stroke, in ...

Overlook Medical Center marks opening of new South Garage, improving parking throughout hospital campus

SUMMIT, NJ – JULY 22, 2021 – Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center today marked the opening of its new South Garage, a recently completed, state-of-the-art employee parking structure that will improve parking throughout the campus.

The 234,000 square-foot garage includes 648 parking spaces and two elevators. The seven-level garage features recharge stations for ...