Press Releases

December 12, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ  – One year after it was created, AHa!—Atlantic Health System’s innovation center and idea incubator—has led to improved ways to deliver care, multiple patents (more pending), and a robust idea pipeline. At the end of 2017, Atlantic Health System launched Atlantic Health ...

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Sparta Swim Boosters announce a fundraiser with Villa Capri II December 14 from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. Dine in, Take out or Delivery.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Sparta High School Swim team. Villa Capri II 973-729-6654

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Largest single-year award ever made in federal grant program CHESTER, N.J. — The New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council (Highlands Council) will be receiving a $4,675,000 grant from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for preservation projects in the New ...

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Gottheimer Convenes Local Stakeholders to Discuss Storm Response and Improve Plans KNOWLTON, NJ - Monday, December 3, 2018, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) brought together mayors from Sussex and Warren counties, Senator Steve Oroho, and leadership from JCP&L to discuss the aftermath ...

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SPARTA, N.J.— A grant for Google Expeditions Virtual Reality Kits was recently approved by the Sparta Education Foundation (SEF) at their November board meeting. The kits will be used by Helen Morgan School’s fourth and fifth grade students. “These Google Expeditions Kits allow students to go on ...

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Summertime and the end-of-year holidays are when most Americans gather to enjoy their free time with friends and family. They are also some of the most deadly times on American roads due to impaired driving. That's why during the summer and the end of the year, a nationwide campaign comprised of ...

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SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause.  The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has ...

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TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly State and Local Government Committee approved legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Hal Wirths allowing counties to send proposed bond ordinances to municipalities by email. “People have relied on email for almost 20 years,” said Wirths (R-Sussex). “We can use ...

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Atlantic Health System has once again been recognized for its commitment to diversity by being named number 77 on the FORTUNE ‘Best Workplaces for Diversity’ list– the third year in a row Atlantic Health System has earned this recognition from the national publication. As a leading provider of ...

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MANALAPAN, N.J. — New Jersey residents who are entering their senior year in high school this fall and are planning a career in agriculture or science may apply for the New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award.  One winner will be selected and awarded a scholarship to honor their ...

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Atlantic Health System has once again been recognized for its commitment to diversity by being named number 77 on the FORTUNE ‘Best Workplaces for Diversity’ list– the third year in a row Atlantic Health System has earned this recognition from the national publication. As a leading provider of ...

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NEWTON, NJ- The weekends of December 7-9 and December 14-16, Drama Geek Studios and Sussex County Community College are proud to present the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol-A Ghost Story of Christmas.” This theatrical and spirited version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL puts the phantasmagoric ...

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In the wake of the tragic murder of a Colts Neck family, Senator Steven Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Harold Wirths (all R-24) are calling for action on their legislation to reinstate the death penalty for certain crimes. On Tues., Nov. 20, Paul Caneiro allegedly killed his brother, ...

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CLASP IID Trial Will Evaluate Edwards PASCAL Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair System MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center  announced that its internationally recognized cardiac team performed the world’s first transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVr; a minimally ...

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This fall exhibit pays homage to the cultural influences from the Black Forest of Germany and Austria.  “Traditions from the Black Forest” explores architecture, cuckoo clocks, meerschaum pipes, magnificent carved plaques and other traditional artistry seen in the early days of Lake Mohawk and ...

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Birth Haven, a shelter for homeless pregnant women and their babies, located in Newton, New Jersey, is continuing its “Journey of Hope” video series by releasing the second feature.  As Amanda’s journey continues, the viewer witnesses her struggle with “what will come next” after the birth of ...

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Pope John XXIII High School announced the Pope John Players will perform NEWSIES:  THE MUSICAL Thursday, December 13 at 7 PM; Friday, December 14 at 8 PM; and Saturday, December 15 at 2 PM and 7 PM at Pope John XXIII Regional High School, 28 Andover Road, Sparta, with tickets $10. at the ...

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    SPARTA, N.J. – Assemblyman Parker Space and Hal Wirths were joined by state Sen. Steve Oroho in opposing new rules announced by the state attorney general Thursday that limit law enforcement's cooperation with federal immigration authorities. The directive prohibits law enforcement ...

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Susan G. Komen North Jersey held their first Pink Champagne Lunch & Fashion Show at Mayfair Farms in West Orange on November 7th. The event was led by Pink Champagne Lunch Committee members Sonia Best, Fine Lines Salon; Dorothy Goldberg, CWI Design; Sally Glick, Sobel & Co, LLC; Catherine ...

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For most people the holidays are a time for family and friends but for our war heroes in VA hospitals it can be sad and lonely. It’s heartbreaking to realize that many of these brave service men and women don’t have family in the area and some have no family at all. Project Help is ever so ...

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The annual “Stuff the Boat” toy drive coordinated by Branchville business Off Shore Marine to benefit the Season of Hope Toy Drive has been launched.  Area residents are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys to fill a 2018 Mastercraft XT20 ski boat.  Members of the fire departments in ...

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — The Somerset County Park Commission announces that openings are available for Winter Horseback Riding Classes at Lord Stirling Stable, located at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, N.J.  Lessons are offered to juniors (ages 9-17) and adults, and will accommodate the ...

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Project Help of Sussex County just launched their third annual toy drive for the children of local veterans.  For the last three years, they have had a Santa Shop shortly before Christmas.  The families of local veterans come in for a celebration and the kids go off to a play area.  Parents are ...

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O-Negative Blood a Constant Challenge New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center (NYBC) is asking for help to maintain an adequate supply of all blood types, but especially O-negative – the “universal” blood which can be transfused into anyone in an emergency.  In addition, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ– Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital announced it is the first hospital in the country to be designated as a Pediatric Center of Excellence for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) by the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation. “At present, there is no drug therapy for ...

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After distributing over 5,500 backpacks to veterans in need, the team at Backpacks For Life realized that there wasn’t a backpack designed specifically to meet the needs of the homeless and  at-risk veteran community that Backpacks For Life serves…so they designed one. Former Marine Corps ...

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  Friends and family that lose someone to a substance use disorder may benefit from specialized grief support specifically addressing what it is like to lose a loved one to addiction. The Center for Prevention and Counseling is hosting a meeting for anyone who has lost a friend or family member ...

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District 24 Legislators say commuters on state highways deserve nothing less than a thorough hearing on this disastrous State response  Today Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths applauded their colleague Assemblyman Anthony Bucco for calling for the Assembly Transportation to conduct a ...

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Sustainable Jersey presented Atlantic Health System with the Sustainable Business Leadership Award which recognizes companies in New Jersey that support the Sustainable Jersey mission and demonstrate a significant commitment to sustainability.  Representatives of Atlantic Health System accepted ...

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MORRISTOWN – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center were again recognized as one of 83 participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in the American College of Surgeons’ National Surgical Quality Improvement Program ...

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