Press Releases

May 20, 2021

AAngelsNJ Annual Essex and Union County High School Scholarship application deadline has been extended until June 19, 2021. All Essex and Union County High School Seniors going to a trade school, 2 or 4 year college or university are eligible to apply.  Please make sure to get your applications ...

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Judith D. and Dana M., mother and daughter pair, experienced separate falls that led them to Mountainside Medical Center’s Emergency Department and orthopedic surgeon, Joseph Bellapianta, M.D., in 2020. More than 15 years ago, Dana, the daughter, was hit by a drunk driver in a serious car ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — JESPY clients were excited to return to on-site programming on Monday, May 10. For more than a year, they received online program and support services while in their respective homes, apartments, and JESPY residences — participating in some of the more than 100 virtual sessions ...

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About 1 million people in the United States suffer from ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowl disease that causes inflammation and sores in the digestive tract. Gastroenterologist Dr. Oleg Shulik recently worked with a patient to develop a holistic approach to treatment that allowed her to stop ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has received American College of Cardiology (ACC) Transcatheter Valve Certification, a designation of excellence that recognizes demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients undergoing transcatheter valve repair and ...

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WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that the first monthly payment of the expanded and newly-advanceable Child Tax Credit (CTC) from the American Rescue Plan will be made on July 15. Roughly 39 million households—covering 88% of children in ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ Atlantic Medical Group, Atlantic Health System’s network of physicians, opened a new office location in Scotch Plains, bringing together some of the network’s local board-certified providers in pediatric and primary care under one roof. Atlantic Medical Group’s Pediatrics at ...

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Members of Impact100 Essex spent Mother’s Day weekend packing food  and necessities with MEND food pantries. Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity (MEND) is the recipient of Impact100 Essex’s 2019 $120,000 grant which they used to purchase a refrigerated cargo van (dubbed "The Sweet Pea") to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The West Essex YMCA wants to ensure that water safety doesn’t get lost in the community’s eagerness to return to a “normal” summer. As temperatures rise, kids want to cool off, whether that is in home pools, ponds, lakes, rivers, streams or oceans. And that means the risk of ...

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May 11, 2021, Morristown, NJ — Fewer than half (48%) of patients receiving a heart stent, or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), had the provided stent card with them when surveyed at a later date, according to researchers at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center. Even when they ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ—Food insecure children and their families are most vulnerable during the summer months when they lose access to the free school meals that they rely on. This year, as schools remain closed due to COVID-19, putting food on the table has been an even more urgent challenge for households ...

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SECAUCUS, NJ Spectrum Works, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to providing job training and employment opportunities for high school students and other young adults with autism, will join with New York-based logistics provider MTS Logistics in their 11th Annual Bike Tour with MTS for Autism on ...

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May 10, 2021 -- Impact100 Essex, a women’s giving collective that awards grants to nonprofits serving Essex County, is looking to expand its membership and is holding weekly virtual information sessions for prospective members. Now in its fifth year, the organization has awarded over $500,000 to ...

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May 3, 2021 -- Impact100 Essex announced the availability of a $100,000 Impact Grant and kicked off its 2021 grant cycle with an information session for Essex County nonprofits. At the April 20th session, over 60 organizations from across the county attended to learn about the grant application ...

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Mountainside Medical Center will begin a new Post-COVID exercise program individually designed for those who have had COVID-19 to improve their strength, flexibility, endurance and activities of daily living.  The goal of the program is to improve quality of life and promote positive lifestyle ...

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Verona, NJ -- Our Lady of the Lake School, a two-time National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, recently received a $3,000 grant from the Investors Foundation. The grant will help further Our Lady of the Lake’s 1:1 technology mission of providing a Chromebook to each student in grades 5 through ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The nearly 1,600 attending physicians at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) recently elected leaders among the group to serve two-year terms as Medical Staff Officers. Inducted at the Quarterly Medical Staff Meeting in April were Alan Garten, MD, who will serve as Medical ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ -- The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), Mercer Street Friends and NORWESCAP  announced the selection of 292 partner food pantries, soup kitchens and other local food assistance charities to receive grants through a $3.5 million investment in network capacity. Awards ranging ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center has launched a “Name the Robot Contest” for the hospital’s new da Vinci XI system. The hospital is asking local community members to put their creative thinking caps and suggest a nickname for the robot. The entry form can be ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy’s budget plan for the fiscal year starting July 1 would significantly increase hearing aid purchase reimbursement available under the state’s Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (HAAAD) program. The HAAAD program provides individuals with a $100 ...

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In honor of Better Hearing & Speech Month, The Hearing Group wants to give away a pair of hearing devices to a deserving individual. Hearing loss shouldn’t keep anyone from fully enjoying every special moment with their friends and family this spring. If you know of a loved one or someone ...

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MONTCLAIR, New Jersey – Mountainside Medical Center has announced today its acquisition of Immedicenter offices in Bloomfield and Clifton. The offices will be renamed Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Immedicenter. Serving the community for over 35 years, Immedicenter provides patients with ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The Department of Human Services and AARP New Jersey announced that New Jersey has become the ninth state accepted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, which works to make communities supportive and accessible places to live for people of all ages. “In New Jersey, we ...

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WASHINGTON —The Internal Revenue Service reminds everyone that May includes National Hurricane Preparedness Week and is also National Wildfire Awareness Month. Now is a good time to create or review emergency preparedness plans for surviving natural disasters. In the last year, the Federal ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – This Friday May 7th, families from West Orange will protest, asking for more in-person learning for the children of their town. Where: West Orange Board of Education Building; 179 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange When: May 7, 2021 2:00PM to 3:00PM Why: To demand that the West ...

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Summit Medical Group Foundation (SMGF) wants healthcare to be accessible to everyone in the communities they serve. Easing the financial burden for tomorrow’s healthcare professionals can help make that happen, which is why SMGF is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for ...

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MONTCLAIR, New Jersey – Alec Grabowski has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center. He replaces Tim O’Brien, who was promoted to chief executive officer in August 2020. Grabowski comes to Mountainside Medical Center with over a decade of ...

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Registration is now open for the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra's 2021 Young Artist Concerto Competition.  Visit njio.org for more details!   

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West Orange, NJ — The West Orange Farmers Market will open for the 2021 season on Saturday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 80 Main Street in Downtown West Orange. Visit every Saturday through October 30 or shop online for locally grown fruits and vegetables, ethically sourced local ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, the West Essex YMCA is offering all local teachers and their families free use of the Y for the entire month of May. “Our communities are stronger because of our teachers and the tireless commitment they have to the education of ...

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