Brigantine: “Pickleball” league offers physical and social benefits

Source: Shore News Brigantine Pickleball is a sort of hybrid between tennis, ping-pong and badminton that was created in a backyard near Seattle in the mid-1960s. The game now has about 150,000 players nationwide and its own governing body, the USA Pickleball Association, which...
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South Orange/Maplewood: ‘SOMA Talks’ focuses on protecting teens from substance abuse

Source: Essex News Daily The first in “SOMA Talks,” a three-part education series that focuses on teenage alcohol and drug abuse, were recently held at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road, in Maplewood. The current opioid epidemic is widely publicized in the news, which has raised...
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New Jersey Flu Outbreak continues to surge; Flu Shots Encouraged

Source: NJ.com The flu is continuing to spread rapidly in New Jersey, with 3,000 additional cases reported in the state in the past week, pushing the total to more than 10,000 for the season, according to the latest statistics from the New Jersey Department of Health. One...
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Paterson risk manager suspended without pay in probe of workers’ comp billing

Source: NorthJersey.com An investigation into a multimillion-dollar increase in the city’s medical payments for workers’ compensation cases has resulted in the unpaid suspension of Samir Goow, Paterson’s insurance risk manager, officials said. The city imposed Goow’s...
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Murphy joins governors calling for fracking ban in Delaware watershed

Source: Press of Atlantic City.com Gov. Phil Murphy has joined the governors of Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware to support a ban on fracking in the 3,000-square-mile Delaware River watershed. Murphy called fracking “one of modern times’ most damaging threats.” Its use of...
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Featured Video: Black HIV/AIDS Awareness

Black AIDS/HIV Awareness Day 2018: Black AIDS Institute BlackDoctor.org North Jersey Community Research Initiative · N.J. HIV Testing Sites · Pregnant? · N.J. Dept of Health While Blacks represent approximately 12% of the U.S. population, the Centers for Disease Control and...
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