Hope For Lauren Foundation Benefits from MAX Challenge Day of Giving 5K

April 24, 2018

UNION, NJ -  About 125 participants turned out Saturday, April 21, for THE MAX Challenge of Union, New Providence, Cranford, Watchung, Montclair and Madison Day of Giving 5K. The event, both a run and a walk, was a benefit for the Hope For Lauren Foundation. 

Lauren Liu, 14, and a ninth grade student at Kent Place School, died in October 2017, after losing a battle against depression ...

Community Access Unlimited honors community partners at 2018 Awards Dinner

ELIZABETH, NJ - Community Access Unlimited (CAU) recently honored a number of key community partners at the agency's 2018 Awards Night Celebration, held April 12 at its headquarters in Elizabeth.

Community Access Unlimited is a statewide Union County-based nonprofit providing support programs and services to adults with disabilities as well as at-risk youth to enable them to live ...

Springfield Board of Health Meeting: Population Growth So Far This Year

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Based on birth and death statistics for Springfield through February 2018, Board Member Lynn said, "Springfield is a growing community.  We have had more births than deaths so far this year."

In other statistical matters, the flu season appears to be at its end as there have been no cases reported this week and only two last week.  Also, there have been no ...

Donations Being Accepted Starting This Sat. for Spring VNA Rummage Sale

FAR HILLS, NJ - The largest rummage sale in New Jersey -- the fundraising Rummage Sale for the Basking Ridge-based Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills -- will begin accepting donations this Saturday, April 7, for items to resell at the VNA's spring sale, scheduled for May 4 to 6.

The donation period will begin on Saturday, April 7, and continue every day except ...

NJ Connect for Recovery Hosts Free Education Workshops for Families Coping with Substance Use Disorder

STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - NJ Connect for Recovery (NJCR), a service of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ), is offering free family education workshops throughout New Jersey for families of loved ones coping with a substance use disorder.

The workshops are run by group facilitators over a series of 12 weeks and attendees can choose to attend some or all sessions. The ...

Loving Springfield mother thankful for support during National Autism Awareness Month

Christopher Rodriguez of Springfield sat at his dining room table pointing to images to explain what food he wanted from Schlier Langhorn. His mother, Rosemaria Rodriguez, watched and his Australian Shepherd sat beside him hoping for a treat.

Each time Christopher, who is on the Autistic spectrum in addition to being epileptic, completed the exercise, Rosemaria beamed in delight. She has seen ...

Springfield Calendar for Week of March 26: Township Committee Presents Municipal Budget & ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This week precedes the schools’ spring break.  Because of the school days lost to snowy weather, students are expected to be in class April 2 and then commence their spring break.  The original plan was for the break to start on Good Friday, March 30.  That is also the day Passover begins.

On Tuesday, the municipal budget will be presented at the ...

Little Falls Resident Still in Need of Living Kidney Donor

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Nick Sauter, who is well regarded in the community and a retired vice principal from Passaic Valley High School, continues to suffer from end stage renal failure, also known as end stage kidney disease, and is still in need of a living kidney donor to undergo a successful kidney transplant.

When TAPinto Passaic Valley first ran Nick's story in May 2017, he was already ...

Health Alert: Child with Measles Traveled to Newark Airport on March 12

TRENTON, NJ — If you were at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, March 12 between 12:45 and 9 p.m., you may have been exposed to measles and should contact your health care provider.

The N.J. Department of Health has issued a public health alert after a child with a confirmed case of measles — a highly contagious disease — arrived in Terminal B at Newark Liberty ...

Springfield Board of Health Meeting: Grease Trap Ordinance Approved

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Grease traps are not necessarily top of mind but making sure there is an ordinance in place to keep them clean and functional is a good thing for a community.  Dirty grease traps can cause an oily buildup in waste water and ultimately clogged pipes leading to flooding in some basements and other problems.  The Board of Health approved Ordinance 1-2018 regarding ...

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Our House 4 Miler Returns With USATF Championship Status

April 23, 2018

Our House Foundation will hold its 19th Annual Our House 4 Mile Run and 2 Mile Walk on the Village Green in Summit on May 19. This year, the 4 Mile Run is a USATF All Division Championship, offering USATF runners 700 points! The race welcomes elite athletes, the casual runner, and anyone looking to make a difference by supporting adults with disabilities!

Top Sponsors include Hope Autism ...