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Bad to the Dad Podcast with Coach Randy and Adam D

The U.S. Military Academy is one of the most unique educational institutions in the country. A sporting event on the West Point campus is no different, so explained Rich DeMarco, Assistant Athletic Director and radio play-by-play man for the Black Knights, on the latest edition of the Bad to the Dad podcast.  "Rich does a great job of laying out the sights and sounds of an Army football or basketball game," says co-host Adam D. "When watching a game, you know everyone is cheering not just for the team but for the ...

Dad in the Box

Greetings graduating class of 2020! Woohoo! You did it! I am honored and proud to offer these unsolicited congratulatory remarks on your incredible achievement, and to provide some inspirational words of encouragement as you move on to do all of the great and momentous things you truly are meant to do. This was not a good year to be Seniors. As you know, people over 65 are at much higher risk of bad Covid outcomes. So you should take great comfort in knowing that with your diploma in hand, you can finally graduate out of those dangerous ...

Daughters of Israel Corner

Passover 2020 was celebrated at Daughters of Israel by residents with their own private Seders! Residents received their own Seder plates and Haggadahs, along with a traditional Passover dinner, in their rooms. Rabbi Zvi Karpel conducted a pre-taped video seder, which was televised in each room, enabling residents to follow along. 

Health Matters

When Atlantic Health System put telehealth into effect to help control the spread of COVID-19, I thought, I’m going to hate it. I felt strongly that there’s no substitute for in-person visits, and expected that trying to communicate using video apps would be cumbersome. So I was surprised to find that there are some real benefits to virtual medicine. I noticed, for example, a higher level of intimacy between me and my patients. They see me in my home environment and I see them in theirs. One morning, a patient’s daughter ...

Healthy Together from Saint Barnabas Medical Center

When it comes to matters of the heart in February, most people immediately start making Valentine’s Day plans. However, heart health planning should be a year-round activity. We know that the heart is a vital organ that pumps blood throughout the body via the circulatory system supplying oxygen and nutrients to tissues while removing carbon dioxide and other wastes. However, it is the pressure that transports the blood through the circulatory system and is produced primarily by the contraction of the heart muscle. Blood pressure is ...

The Goddard School's "Things to Do With Kids"

May 22 is Buy a Musical Instrument Day and in today’s climate, most of us have some time to take up a new hobby like learning a new instrument and/or creating our own music. These days, there is also plenty of time to introduce your little ones to songs and music genres you like and to help them find their inner musician. And, right now, while you cannot just walk into a store to purchase a new instrument, you can order one online. In addition, there are many online opportunities for musical instruction. Below are links to some music- ...

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West Orange State Wrestling Champion Sandra Guerrero Continues to Make History

May 12, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School (WOHS) athlete Sandra Guerrero not only made school history in March by becoming the first state Mountaineer wrestling champion, but she has also recently made regional wrestling history as the first female to commit to New Jersey City University (NJCU).

NJCU, which is one of the few universities in the country to feature a ...

West Orange Basketball Player Gustav Hall Gets All-Conference Honors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Gustav Hall, a senior guard at West Orange High School, was named to the Super Essex Conference Liberty Division First Team for 2020.

Hall, a 5-foot-11 point guard, averaged 8.0 points per game last winter for the Mountaineers. He will attend Brown University next fall.

"Gustav is one of the hardest working guys on our team, and he has a 4.5 GPA, too," ...

Essex County Emergency Food Distribution to be Held May 28

May 24, 2020

MONTCLAIR, NJ — An Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event will be held on Thursday, May 28 at the Charles H. Bullock School in Montclair to help families negatively impacted by coronavirus.

The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who have been forced out of work and are not able to afford food. 

The event will be held as ...

Introduce Your Kids to Musical Instruments on May 22

May 22 is Buy a Musical Instrument Day and in today’s climate, most of us have some time to take up a new hobby like learning a new instrument and/or creating our own music. These days, there is also plenty of time to introduce your little ones to songs and music genres you like and to help them find their inner musician. And, right now, while you cannot just walk into a store to purchase a ...

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West Orange Environmental Commission

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Congratulations Our Lady of the Lake Class of 2020

May 25, 2020

VERONA, NJ - Congratulations to Our Lady of the Lake School Class of 2020.

Surprising Benefits of the Virtual Visit

When Atlantic Health System put telehealth into effect to help control the spread of COVID-19, I thought, I’m going to hate it. I felt strongly that there’s no substitute for in-person visits, and expected that trying to communicate using video apps would be cumbersome. So I was surprised to find that there are some real benefits to virtual medicine.

I noticed, for example, a ...

Murphy: COVID-19 Measures on Decline; 'All the Important Metrics We Needed to Fall into Place Have Been Doing So'

May 14, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy cited significant drop in daily deaths, cases, hospitalizations, ICU and ventilator patients, at his daily press conference in Trenton on Wednesday .

According to the Governor:

New hospitalizations are down two-thirds from the peak.
Total hospitalizations are down nearly half since the peak.
The numbers of patients in ICU and on ventilators are both ...

Terms of Graduation

Greetings graduating class of 2020! Woohoo! You did it!

I am honored and proud to offer these unsolicited congratulatory remarks on your incredible achievement, and to provide some inspirational words of encouragement as you move on to do all of the great and momentous things you truly are meant to do.

This was not a good year to be Seniors. As you know, people over 65 are at much higher ...

Testing, Testing One Two Three

Covid Chaos Episode #9

I took a test the other day.

I took a test even though I have no symptoms. Even though I have been adequately protected. Even though I have been cautious. Even though, as a volunteer EMS responder, my direct contact with this nasty virus remains sporadic.

Here is the problem. I hate tests. They scare me. I don’t like failing.

I am still relieved that I ...