Monmouth County YMCAs Merge

Source: YMCA New Jersey The Community YMCA and YMCA of Western Monmouth County have announced that effective Sept. 1, 2019, they will join together as one YMCA association to strengthen individuals, families and communities throughout greater Monmouth County. Collectively, the YMCAs will serve over 36,000 members and participants, employ more than 1,200 people and engage […]

April 27 Parlin Jammin’ For Jaclyn Cancer Benefit; Robotics Featured at Hillsborough ALS Gala

Sources: WRAT Radio; Hillsborough Beacon Jammin’ for Jaclyn is an annual benefit concert with one goal: to help those in our are who are fighting cancer. Each year the event aids 2 local cancer patients: this year’s beneficiaries are Christina Davis and Carl Palestrini. Jammin’ For Jaclyn also honors the memory of Michael Squillace’s sister […]

North Jersey Students Lectured On Substance Abuse By Former Addicts

Source: NorthJersey.com At schools across North Jersey, Old Tappan resident Nancy Labov links the students with volunteers who discuss the dangers of drug use by telling their own stories of addiction. “We can create the solution,” said Labov, founder of Alumni in Recovery (AIR) seeks to combat drug addiction — especially opioid addictions and overdoses […]

Cherry Hill: Special Needs Culinary Training Program Graduation

Sources: SNJtoday.com; JewishVoicesNJ.org; JFCSsnj.org The Soups And Sweets culinary job training program of the Jewish Family And Children’s Service of Southern New Jersey (JFCS) recently held a graduation ceremony: the program provides culinary training to individuals with disabilities to help prepare them for a career in the hospitality or food industry. Training is provided by […]

Mental Health Parity, Dignified Death Laws Signed

Source: NJ.gov Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation that will enhance enforcement of mental health parity laws by improving transparency and accountability related to the insurance coverage of mental health and substance use disorder treatment services for New Jersey residents. The law, A2031/S1339, requires health insurers to provide coverage for mental health conditions and substance […]