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Family Promise, KaBOOM! Partnership Brings Innovative Play Areas to Kids in Need

April 15, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Partnering to bring the communities it serves great, safe places for kids to play, Summit-based Family Promise has partnered with KaBOOM!, with the partnership focused on creating opportunities for Family Promise Affiliates to bring KaBOOM! play products into communities across the country.

Family Promise is a national nonprofit dedicated to helping ...

Watchung Stable Remains Closed Due to EHV-1 Quarantine

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Watchung Stable remains closed to the public as of April 6 after one of its a horses tested positive for the highly infectious equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM), according to Union County, which owns and operates the stable inside of Watchung Reservation.

The virus does not affect humans and other domestic animals, with the exception of llamas ...

Levine Urges Residents to Attend 'Hopeful Heart' Support Strategy Workshops

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Feeling out of sorts as you listen to the news? Find yourself wondering what will come? Looking for ways to regroup and revitalize?

Freeholder Deputy Director Brian Levine wants residents to know that the Somerset County Department of Human Services will be hosting three “Hopeful Heart” workshops where participants can learn stress-reduction and ...

Warren Township Celebrates World Down Syndrome Awareness Day

WARREN, NJ - World Down Syndrome Awareness Day is usually celebrated on March 21 but this year, a Nor’easter named Toby hit our area and closed schools.  

Warren residents Mark and Sarah Claxton’s youngest son, also named Toby, was born with Down Syndrome and they sent a reminder to friends and family on World Down Syndrome Awareness Day reminding them that ...

More Snow on the Way? Winter Storm Watch Issued for Warren and Somerset County

WARREN, NJ - Get the milk, bread and eggs. Get the generator, gas and chainsaw. With the official start of spring just days away, winter does not want to let go of its hold -- another Nor'easter is headed our way.  The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the area predicting 5 to 11 inches of new accumulation.

The warning is in effect ...

'Seize the Awkward!' A Call to Action from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Groundbreaking Campaign

HOLMDEL, NJ - It's the moment before suicide that comes and, often, so tragically goes. The moment of silence, the pause in a conversation. It is a moment when you want to say something but you feel you can't. Or you just don't. Or you won't. Yet, these silent inflection points during any mental health crisis can be a pivot to opportunities. You can seize ...

Trees Down, Hazards Abound

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As climate change increases the risk to trees from severe storms, insects, diseases, drought and fire, a Rutgers University study highlights the need for improved safety in tree-care operations.

According to findings published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, workers employed by tree care experts and licensed arborists were more likely to receive ...

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 ...

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Local crisis hotline to screen remarkable film of Golden Gate jump survivor to raise suicide awareness

April 16, 2018

Local crisis hotline Caring Contact will present a special screening of "Suicide: The Ripple Effect," the remarkable story of Kevin Hines, who at 19 attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. The screening will take place Wednesday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. at AMC Loews at 1021 Route 22 East in Mountainside.

Following the screening, there will be a question and ...