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Help Keep Union County Parks Litter Free: Avoid Single-Use Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Commissioners encourages Union County residents to help keep County parks free of litter, by reducing their use of single-use plastic bags and other disposable plastic items.

“Spring is in sight and visitors will be returning to the County parks and we are asking everyone to pitch in and help preserve the environment in our green spaces.  Plastic bags and ...

Union County Board of County Commissioners Offer Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of County Commissioners urges residents to download the Recycle Coach App to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County ...

Put “Choose to Reuse” on your 2021 To-Do List

Union County residents who are seeking ways to help the environment this year can start by bringing reusable grocery bags to the supermarket, and skipping single-use bags.

“Switching to reusable grocery bags is a simple but effective way for everyone to help cut down on waste and litter pollution, and start getting into the ‘Choose to Reuse’ habit,” said Union County ...

JESPY’s Therapeutic Services Help Adults Live Meaningful Lives

March 5, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE - Many adults strive to live healthy and productive lives. For some, an essential tool in the process is having access to counseling services. At JESPY House, a non-profit that supports adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, the range of services provided through its Clinical and Behavioral Supports department include a multitude of essential services for adults ...

Union County to Honor Women as SHeroes in Recognition of Exceptional Work During COVID-19

Office on Women to begin accepting nominations on March 1

Do you know a phenomenal woman from Union County who has or is making a difference in our community in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency? If so, The Union County Office on Women would like to hear from you.

The Union County Office on Women invites residents to recognize neighbors, friends, coworkers, caretakers, ...

The MEND 'Sweet Pea' Van Visits JESPY

JESPY continued its important work with food drive donations and their partnership with MEND/Our Lady of Sorrows Church in South Orange. On February 9th, 2021, MEND (Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity) came to JESPY, bringing their “Sweet Pea” van to accept food donations. 

JESPY clients, staff, and board members donated items that included oatmeal, rice, soup, canned fruit, ...

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown and Overlook Medical Centers are New Jersey’s Only Hospitals to be Named Among America’s 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades in 2021

Morristown and Overlook among the top 1% of U.S. hospitals for overall clinical excellence

Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System, a nationally-recognized provider of health care, is the only system in New Jersey with hospitals -- Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center – achieving the 2021 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™, as ...

Newark Selects Five Artists to Propose Designs for Monument Honoring Harriet Tubman

March 8, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Five artists have been selected by Newark officials to submit preliminary designs for a monument that will honor Harriet Tubman - the heroic abolitionist who made the city an important stop on the Underground Railroad as she led enslaved African-Americans out of the South to freedom. 

The finalists for the monument, which will be erected in Washington Park, were ...

Johnson & Johnson Single-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Rolls into Newark

NEWARK, NJ — After Essex County resident, Luis Torres, suffered the loss of several people close to him in just a short span of time due to COVID-19, he made sure he was on the list of 250 registered recipients when Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine rolled into the Branch Brook Park Cherry Blossom Welcome Center in Newark on Saturday morning. 

With the death of both his ...

Seton Hall Announces In-Person Classes for Fall 2021 Semester

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University is preparing for in-person classes for fall semester. This announcement was made by Dr. Joseph E. Nyre, university president, in a letter entitled to the Seton Hall community, “Looking Ahead to the Upcoming Academic Year.” 

Nyre said that over the past year, “our community has made great strides in living and ...

As a Parent, Failure is … an Option

The tagline for the 1995 Tom Hanks movie Apollo 13 (slightly overrated, in my humble opinion) included the phrase, “Failure is not an option.”  That may certainly have been true for the Apollo crew, as failure likely meant death.  However, the phrase has sadly been used in situations that it should not, especially when it comes to parenting.  I cannot tell you how many ...

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown and Overlook Medical Centers Named Among World’s Best Hospitals and Best Hospitals for Infection Prevention by Newsweek

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center have been named among the World’s Best Hospitals by Newsweek for the third consecutive year of the publication’s ranking. In addition, both Morristown and Overlook are ranked among the Best Hospitals for Infection Prevention in 2021.

The World’s Best Hospitals 2021 ranking is based on ...

COVID19: Vitamin D and the Sunshine at the End of the Tunnel

As a pediatric orthopaedist, I regularly discuss bone health with my patients, expounding on the multitude of benefits of vitamin D supplementation. Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is a cheap, easily available nutrient that impacts bone quality and is known to boost immunity, which is especially relevant as we try to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What is profoundly interesting is ...