Hackensack University Medical Center Named One of 100 Great Hospitals in America

May 19, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- For the eighth year in a row, Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center has been named to Becker's Healthcare list of "100 great hospitals in America."

The hospitals included on this list have been recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes and staff and physician satisfaction.

“Once ...

Verona Police Recommend Driving Children to School on Wednesday Due to Storm Damage

VERONA, NJ - Violent thunderstorms blew into the area Tuesday afternoon, leaving downed trees and wires in its wake.  Due to the large amount wires that are down and dangerous, the Verona Police Department is recommending that parents drive children to school on Wednesday.

Police said via Nixle alert that the dangerous situations may not all be resolved by morning and urge parents to ...

NJ autism rates continues to rise, Rutgers study shows

NEW BRUNSWICK - Autism rates in New Jersey continue to rise and lead the nation, according to findings from a Rutgers University study.
In a report that examined reports of eight-year-old children, a university study found one in 34 had autism, an increase of 19 from two years ago.

“It is now clear that what we saw in 2016 was just a pause along the way.  It remains ...

TAPinto Sponsors Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Liberty State Park

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite the cloudy morning, Jersey City's Liberty State Park was blooming in pink as hundreds of survivors, friends, families, and sponsors attended Susan G. Komen of North Jersey's Race for the Cure.  The explosion of color represented the hope and determination to celebrate those who have fought the disease and the science and energy behind the ...

Ricky's Compass Launched Honoring Founders Wish

FLORHAM PARK, N.J.- Ricky Godoy was a confident, intelligent and outgoing entrepreneur. Ricky refused to let his diagnosis define him and went on to establish his own multimedia business, YODOG media (his last name backwards!).  Within the year, he became a thumbtack pro because of his genuine personality, outstanding services and unparalleled work ethic.  However, he was ...

Environmental groups plan to sue Newark over elevated levels of lead in water

Newark, NJ–The Newark Education Workers Caucus (NEW Caucus) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) announced plans to sue the city of Newark for elevated levels of lead in the water on Tuesday.

The NEW Caucus and NRDC filed a notice of intent to sue the City of Newark, Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Newark Department of Water and Sewer Utilities, and Director Andrea Hall ...

Verona Superintendent Comments on Bed Bugs at Laning Avenue School

Dear Laning Community,

On April 28th, the Verona Public Schools utilized the services of a specialized trained dog through a licensed, professional pest management company to conduct a follow up inspection of Laning Avenue School. As a result of this inspection, the district has received confirmation from the pest management company that there are no bed bugs in Laning Avenue School. All bed ...

West Orange Child in Desperate Need of Bone Marrow Donor

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Veronica DePauli, a 7-year-old West Orange resident, is suffering from the rare genetic bone disorder osteopetrosis, and the only way to overcome her illness is through a bone marrow transplant procedure. Community Blood Services, Be The Match® national registry, is spearheading a search to help Veronica find a match.

Veronica faces the common challenge of ...

Operation Take Back is April 28 in Cedar Grove

The Cedar Grove Police Department will be participating in the bi-annual Operation Take Back Program sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency. This program enables the public to get rid of unused, unwanted and expired medications properly.

Prescription drug abuse is rapidly becoming one of our nation’s greatest emerging drug problems and it is widely recognized that a majority of abused ...

Go Red for Women Luncheon Inspires Heart Health in Northern New Jersey

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women campaign, a lifesaving movement that raises funding for cutting-edge research focused on cardiovascular health and celebrates women’s ability to inspire others to fight heart disease and stroke, hundreds of women attended April’s ninth annual Northern New Jersey Go Red luncheon at ...

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