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Health & Wellness

September 16, 2022

NEWTON, NJ- A program for girls is getting ready to launch for their fall season.  Girls in Gear, focusing on “biking as a platform for learning and building confidence,” is accepting registrations for the upcoming sessions. The program is not limited to Newton residents, girls from any town can ...

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BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ – West Nile virus has been found in adult mosquitos in Byram Township the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services Division of Health Offic of Mosquito Control confirmed. Byram Township officials said, “The Office of Mosquito Control is dedicated to protecting the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Mayor Chris Vergano announced the Township’s first case of Monkeypox during this past Town Council meeting. There was not a lot of detail shared because of HIIPA rules that, by law, personal information must be kept confidential. “Yes, we’ve had our first positive case of Monkeypox ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Like a scene from a horror movie, more than 100 black vultures have been found on and near the Sussex Branch Trail in Lafayette causing them to close the trail from Route 94 to Morris Farms Road. According to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protections Fish and ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – While it was the eighth year of the Walk to Save Lives and the message maybe the same, the stories are always changing.  This year 570 peopled laced up, showed up, pitched in, helped out, spoke and walked. “We are here to remember all those we’ve lost and we’re also here for ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey has announced five new monkeypox vaccination sites in Hudson, Middlesex, Morris and Passaic counties. The locations are for residents without a confirmed exposure who think they may have been exposed or are at a high risk for having been exposed to the virus. There are ...

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PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - NJ Senator Cory Booker (D) will announce a $1 million grant to expand the efforts of Norwescap’s Food Bank to fight food insecurity on Tuesday, August 9 at 12:30 p.m. According to a release, "The announcement will take place at the Norwescap Food Bank, 201 Broad Street, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A volunteer-driven mental health crisis call center is preparing for the rise in calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline that is anticipated to come with the rollout of an easier-to-remember number for the hotline, 988. The new number goes live July 16. Caring Contact ...

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SPARTA, NJ- Air quality testing will be done in the Sparta schools at the end of July, according to Superintendent Matthew Beck.  Last summer after two schools were found to have mold Beck committed to doing the testing every year.  At the June board of education meeting Beck announced they were ...

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NEWTON, NJ - The Newton Water Department has issued a boil water notice to the areas between Sparta Avenue town line to the Woodside Avenue to the Andover town line for 24 hours. The impacted water line has been shut off and residents are now getting water through a different line as repairs are ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced 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 ...

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WASHINGTON, May 27, 2022 –The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for ready-to-eat (RTE) salad products containing Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated peanut butter that has been recalled by J.M. Smucker Company due to ...

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SPARTA, NJ- Jif® peanut butter products sold in the U.S. have been recalled due to potential Salmonella contamination, announced The J.M. Smucker Company.  Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with ...

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Over two thousand frozen pints on Van Leeuwen Oat Milk Brown Sugar Chunk has been recalled announced Van Leeuwen Ice Cream of Brooklyn, NY. The recall was initiated because the non-dairy frozen dessert may contain undeclared specific traces of tree nuts; cashews and pistachios. People who have ...

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SPARTA, NJ – For the past six years, Sparta residents attend a township council meeting in April for a proclamation declaring it National Donate Life Month.  Kelly Bonventre of New Jersey Sharing Network was joined by Dan Sarnowski and Birdy Nobile. Bonventre share a couple of stories about ...

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SPARTA, NJ- The rabies clinic scheduled for Saturday, May 7 has been postponed.  The township is trying to find another option for residents to get this service and will advise as soon as that has been determined.

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Whole Foods Market Red Lentil Dal, which includes Pickled Curry Cauliflower, an ingredient produced by Doux South Specialties, LLC has been recalled because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and ...

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Turkey Hill Chocolate Marshmallow Premium Ice Cream has been recalled from shelves due to an allergy alert, announced the company. The ice cream may contain undeclared peanuts, they said People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they ...

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SPARTA, NJ - The rabies clinic has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 7 for cats and dogs.  The clinic will be held at the Sparta Department of Public Works at 15 Prices Lane. The hours are: Dogs 1 to 3 p.m. Cats 3 to 4 p.m. The clinic scheduled for Saturday, April 23 has been ...

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SPARTA, NJ- Sparta will be holding a free rabies clinic on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at the Department of Public Works at 15 Prices Lane, acting township manager Neil Spidaletto announced at the township council meeting on Tuesday.  According to township officials, licenses will not be issued or ...

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The Diversity Council will be hosting a book club on April 26 from 6 to 7 p.m. to discuss Eric Garcia's We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation. This selection continues our Anti-Racist programming by celebrating Latinx voices and also honors Autism Acceptance Month, supporting the work ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The annual free rabies clinic will be reinstated this year, on Saturday, April 2 between 1 and 4 p.m. The clinic will be held at the Sparta Department of Public Works facility at 15 Prices Lane, according to acting Sparta Township Manager, Neil Spidaletto. Cats and dogs must be ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Once again the Sparta VFW will be hosting COVID-19 testing by A2Z Diagnostics on Thursday, February 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  People seeking to be tested are asked to pre-register using the QR code found in the accompanying photo.  Additional contact information provided by A2Z ...

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Wish-Bone® Thousand Island and Chunky Blue Cheese Dressings have been recalled due to undeclared egg in the product, announced Conagra Brands, INC.  The egg in the product was not declared on the label, the company stated. The impacted products are identified below: Wish-Bone® THOUSAND ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Once again the Sparta VFW will be hosting COVID-19 testing by A2Z Diagnostics on Thursday, January 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  People seeking to be tested are asked to pre-register using the QR code found in the accompanying photo.  Additional contact information provided by A2Z ...

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Amy's Kitchen has initiated a voluntary recall of the Vegan Organic Rice Mac & Cheeze due to a potential allergen, announced the FDA. The product could have a trace amounts of milk, which was not declared on the product label, they said.  The recalled product contains the following "Best By" ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Once again the Sparta VFW will be hosting COVID-19 testing by A2Z Diagnostics on Thursday, January 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  People seeking to be tested are asked to pre-register using the QR code found in the accompanying photo.  Additional contact information provided by A2Z ...

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Collaboration part of Atlantic Health System’s Venture Studio   MORRISTOWN, NJ – JANUARY 18, 2021 – Increased access and cybersecurity have never been more important to the delivery of care than in today’s health care environment. To help improve the patient experience while offering enhanced ...

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SPARTA, NJ-Sparta Township Office of Emergency Management has opened a Go2 Warming Center at the Police Department. Should you need to warm up or charge devices please see our dispatchers at the Police Department and they will provide you assistance. "As temps are well below freezing and will ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Once again the Sparta VFW will be hosting COVID-19 testing by A2Z Diagnostics on Thursday, January 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  People seeking to be tested are asked to pre-register using the QR code found in the accompanying photo.  Additional contact information provided by A2Z ...

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