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Homewatch CareGivers of South Orange Has Immediate Positions Available

April 7, 2021

Homewatch established new ways to make more money, including creating special caregiver roles within the organization. Homewatch consistently has work available, with overtime opportunities.  Homewatch is continuously improving benefits for its staff as well as support from the office and nurses, to help do the job well.  Homewatch CareGivers is a place caregivers want to be — ...

Atlantic Health System Introduces Rapid Test for COVID-19 Variants

MORRISTOWN, NJ – APRIL 2, 2021 – In a breakthrough that will give better insight into how and where COVID-19 variants are spreading within New Jersey, Atlantic Health System is among the first hospitals in the region to be able to rapidly screen for key viral variants.

The organization will begin surveillance testing for Covid-19 variants for population health using internally ...

Metro YMCA Launches New 360-Degree Digital Experience for its Members

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges announces an upgrade to its virtual on-demand platform for members that matches their on-the-go lifestyles and puts healthy living at the center of 2021. YMCA360 is a 360-degree seamless Y experience on mobile devices, TV and web. It is now included free with every active membership at our Greater Bergen, Sussex County, Wayne and West ...

Next Essex County Coronavirus Testing April 6 and 10

April 2, 2021

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Here is the upcoming schedule of Coronavirus testing sites sponsored by Essex County; the tests are being offered to Essex County residents free of charge. To make an appointment, please visit www.EssexCovid.org or call 973-877-8456.

Tuesday, April 6, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Essex County Hall of Records Complex, Employee Parking Deck, 50 West Market ...

Essex County Residents Encouraged to Visit Branch Brook Park Cherry Blossoms

NEWARK, NJ — The trees are beginning to bloom at Essex County’s Branch Brook Park just in time for the 43rd annual Cherry Blossom Festival—an Essex County tradition that highlights the blooming season of the 5,000 Cherry Blossom trees.

“We have the largest collection of cherry blossom trees in the United States; we have more than Washington D.C.,” said ...

Latest COVID Vaccine Eligibility in New Jersey Beginning on April 5

According to Governor Philip Murphy's office, vaccine eligibility will be expanded on April 5th.

The following groups are eligible:

Age 55+

Individuals age 16+ with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Higher education educators and staff

Librarians and library staff

Additional essential workers

Click HERE for more information.

Help Us Get the Clean Energy Equity Act Out of Committee!

March 26, 2021

As a young person concerned about the environment, I’ve been raised aware of two popular narratives. The first is that clean energy will be saves us from climate change. The second is that environmentalists care more about saving trees and polar bears than we do about making sure our own people have jobs and a healthy economy.

Neither of these are true, and it’s time for us to ...

Atlantic Health System Vaccinates More Than 11,000 Teachers Against COVID-19

In an effort to help local school districts safely resume in-person instruction, Atlantic Health System has partnered with more than 120 school districts and individual schools to administer COVID-19 vaccine to more than 11,000 of their faculty and essential support staff. The vaccination appointments for teachers and staff are just part of the more than 280,000 doses administered by Atlantic ...

Atlantic Health System Oncologist Explores Role of Vitamin D in Treating Colorectal Cancer

Can vitamin D effectively treat colorectal cancer that has spread in the body? The answer is, we don’t know, but preliminary research has shown some promise.

Atlantic Health System is part of a nationwide phase 3 study on vitamin D’s impact in treating patients with stage 4 colorectal cancer. It will involve more than 1,000 patients enrolled through the spring of 2022. Participants ...