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RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

May 16, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

West Orange Nutritionist Publishes Book Encouraging People Not To Obsess About Food and Weight

West Orange resident, Registered Dietitian and Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, Karin Kaplan Grumet recently published her first book “I Am Me,” which helps people of all ages to “not compare themselves to others and to love themselves just the way they are, without obsessing about food and weight.”

Kaplan Grumet noted, “During the pandemic, ...

Superintendent Announces That Masks Are Strongly Recommended As COVID-19 Activity Reaches the High-Level Range

West Orange Superintendent Dr. Lauren Schoen issued an email stating, “The current COVID-19 Activity Level (CALI) index for the Northeast region (which includes West Orange) has moved to the HIGH range. This means that there is an increased number of positive COVID-19 cases reported in our area.”

The New Jersey Departments of Health and Education, as well as local health ...

Babyganics Bubble Bath Recalled Over Possible Bacterium Contamination

Babyganics is voluntarily recalling two lots of 20-ounce bottles of babyganics® 20oz chamomile verbena bubble bath, due to the presence of the bacterium Pluralibacter gergoviae, announced the company.

It was discovered, during internal testing, that two specific lot numbers of this product contained the bacterium.

Pluralibacter gergoviae does not usually cause healthy ...

Citing Uptick In COVID Cases, CDC Extends Public Transportation Mask Mandate

WASHINGTON, DC — The nationwide mask requirement for public transportation will remain in place for at least another two weeks.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it was extending the order, which was set to expire Monday, until May 3 as it monitors an uptick in COVID-19 cases.

That means face coverings are still required on NJ Transit, ...

Ferrero Recalls Kinder Happy Moments Chocolate Assortment and Kinder Mix Chocolate Treats Basket

Ferrero U.S.A. is voluntarily recalling its Kinder ® Happy Moments Chocolate Assortment and Kinder ® Mix Chocolate Treats basket, because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella Typhimurium.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems, ...

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Recognized for LGBTQ Policies and Practices by Human Rights Campaign Foundation

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center received “Leader” status with a perfect score of 100 from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization. The designation demonstrates the hospital’s commitment to equitable treatment and ...

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Studies of the Future: Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

May 18, 2022

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, in Livingston, has been at the forefront of the treatment of breast cancer for decades. One way the hospital maintains its reputation as one of the best in the tri-state area is by participating in clinical trials, which are research studies that help determine if a new drug would be effective in treating a specific condition. In partnership with Rutgers ...

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Thu, May 19, 5:30 PM

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Community Job Fair

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Wed, May 25, 10:30 AM

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National Senior Health & Fitness Day®

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NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

Studies of the Future: Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

May 18, 2022

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, in Livingston, has been at the forefront of the treatment of breast cancer for decades. One way the hospital maintains its reputation as one of the best in the tri-state area is by participating in clinical trials, which are research studies that help determine if a new drug would be effective in treating a specific condition. In partnership with Rutgers ...

West Essex YMCA Celebrates National Senior Health & Fitness Day®

LIVINGSTON, NJ— The West Essex YMCA will join an estimated 1,000 local groups to celebrate the 29th Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. As an official host site, the West Essex Y will hold a free community event this day, from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., with a variety of activities and wellness resources for older adults.

The Y will join with an ...

North Jersey Jack & Jill: Senior Teens Donate over $21,000 to Wynona's House

On May 9, 2022, Wynona’s House CEO Dominic Prophete and his staff warmly welcomed the Jack and Jill North Jersey chapter delegation to the facility and was overwhelmed by the Senior Teens’ generous $21,228.94 donation. Mr. Prophete expressed profound gratitude, passionately spoke about the organization’s mission and services and conducted a tour of the facility. From ...

‘Lights. Camera. Action!’ $125M Film, TV Complex Proposed in Newark

May 18, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Plans are in place to transform the former Seth Boyden Court Housing Complex into a state-of-the-art film and television facility, a project officials are dubbing an “anchor” piece of a larger effort to revitalize the Dayton Street neighborhood in Newark’s South Ward.

Newark officials were joined Tuesday by Gov. Phil Murphy, New Jersey Performing Arts ...

Ending the War in Ukraine and US Involvement

May 15, 2022

Ending The War in Ukraine…and US Involvement

By Karla Schultz, NJ School Nurse and Veteran of Army National Guard

I was filling up my car with gas recently and used it as an opportunity to talk with my daughter about inflation and how it means that we need to cut back on some of our spending now, due to rising prices.

Since I had her attention, which I am often competing ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

May 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

National Weather Service Issues 'Red Flag Warning' for New Jersey

MT. HOLLY, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of New Jersey on Thursday, April 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

A Fire Weather Watch will remain in effect on Friday, April 29, from morning to evening, in anticipation of gusty winds and dry conditions.

The alert was issued due to the combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and dry ...

Facing the unknown – What parents can tell kids when answers fail

A wise therapist once told me, “David, no matter how much you think you can, no one can predict the future. So stop trying and making yourself crazy in the process.” Excellent advice, especially considering my future predictions tend to veer into sometimes frightening territory.

Predictions are like opinions, everyone has one. When I signed on for parenthood, I tried to anticipate ...

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Thu, May 19, 11:30 AM

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Salute to Seniors

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Thu, May 19, 5:30 PM

West Essex YMCA, Livingston

Community Job Fair

Education Health & Wellness Sports

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Thu, May 19, 7:00 PM

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