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Rutgers Human Ecology Professor Presents Research Findings at James Caldwell High School

January 11, 2017

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Speaking of her work in Ghana researching the effects of environmental, agricultural and political changes on people’s health and livelihood, geographer Dr. Heidi Hausermann, Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers University, recently gave a presentation to students at James Caldwell High School.

Hausermann uses an ...

Parents React to Unexpected Closing of Livingston's KinderCare Learning Center

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Livingston KinderCare Learning Center, located on the St. Barnabas Hospital Campus, unexpectedly closed its doors on Dec. 16, leaving many parents upset and confused as to why it would close its doors so abruptly.

Initially, according to parents, they were informed that this was because the center's lease had expired. However, when asked for further information, ...

Letters from the Leaders: A Message from the West Essex YMCA

Dear Community, 

What an exciting year 2016 was for the West Essex YMCA.

Our Annual Support campaign was a wonderful success, with over 800 supporters providing donations that enabled us to subsidize over $172,000 in direct scholarships for our members. Kids enjoyed day camp, families were helped with childcare, seniors enjoyed memberships and teens were in the Y and not on the ...

JEVS at Home Partners with Jewish Vocational Service to Open Essex County Office

LIVINGSTON, NJ — JEVS at Home, a nonprofit organization providing non-medical home care support services to disabled and aging individuals, recently partnered with Jewish Vocational Service of Metrowest NJ (JVS) to open an office in Livingston in order to provide services in Essex and Morris Counties in New Jersey.

Addy Bonet, chief executive officer of JVS of Metrowest, said ...

New Jersey Devils Continue Holiday Tradition, Visit Patients at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

LIVINGSTON, NJ — New Jersey Devils players, alumni and the team’s mascot, NJ Devil, visited 10 RWJBarnabas Health facilities on Tuesday afternoon to bring smiles to patients’ faces at each location, including the Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston.

Players in attendance at Saint Barnabas included starting goaltender Corey Schneider, forward Michael Cammaleri, ...

Roseland Borough Council Focuses on “Gift of Safety” During Holiday Season

ROSELAND, NJ – Having a safe holiday season was a main focus of the Roseland Borough Council meeting Tuesday, where Councilman Richard Leonard said residents could save someone’s life with the “important, practical gift” of an explosive gas detector.

“The recent natural gas explosion that caused a massive fire in three homes in Paterson may have been prevented if ...

Clara Maass Medical Center Names West Orange Native to Board of Trustees

BELLEVILLE, NJ – Brian Sterling, a West Orange native, has been named to the Board of Trustees at Clara Maass Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility in Belleville. 

Sterling is a Principal and Co-Head of the Investment Banking Group of Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P., a full-service investment banking firm based in New York. He is responsible for advising banks and ...

Clara Maass Medical Center Names North Caldwell Resident to Board of Trustees

BELLEVILLE, NJ – North Caldwell resident Robert Brautigan, MD, a General Surgeon who practices at Clara Maass Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has been named to the hospital’s Board of Trustees. 

Affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC) since 2002, Brautigan served as Chief of General Surgery for the Medical Center and currently serves as Chair of ...

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CrossFit Cedar Grove Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

January 19, 2017

With the start of a new year, the resolution on top of many people's lists is prioritizing their health and fitness. CrossFit Cedar Grove, located at 1376 Pompton Avenue, celebrates it's 1 year anniversary Monday January 16th. Over the past 12 months we have grown our Community to over 120 members and expanded our fitness programs to reach everyone from ages 3 and up! 

Today also ...

CrossFit Cedar Grove Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

January 19, 2017

With the start of a new year, the resolution on top of many people's lists is prioritizing their health and fitness. CrossFit Cedar Grove, located at 1376 Pompton Avenue, celebrates it's 1 year anniversary Monday January 16th. Over the past 12 months we have grown our Community to over 120 members and expanded our fitness programs to reach everyone from ages 3 and up! 

Today also ...