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Botanical exhibition at Mertz Library in New York

The New York Botanical Garden’s Mertz Library will open a new exhibition called “Flora Illustrata:  A Celebration of Botanical Masterworks,” coinciding with the publication of a book of the same title on November 15. The exhibit will introduce visitors to some of the library’s…

EPA public meeting on October 21

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean up a nine mile stretch of Bound Brook as the final phase of the cleanup of the Cornell-Dubilier Electronics Superfund site in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Cornell-Dubilier Electronics, Inc.…

Medical merger in the works

Meridian Health and Raritan Bay Medical Center recently announced plans to explore a merger. “We are very excited about this opportunity with Raritan Bay Medical Center,” says John K. Lloyd, FACHE, president of Meridian Health. “While Meridian Health serves primarily…

Six nukes remain lost

Since 1950, there have been 32 nuclear weapon accidents, known as “Broken Arrows,” which are defined as an unexpected event involving nuclear weapons that result in the accidental launching, firing, detonating, theft or loss of the weapon. To date, six…

Arizona Republican flip-flopped on gun issue

The Arizona Republican who is running for the congressional seat once held by Democrat Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Giffords flip-flopped on the issue after a superPAC broadcast an ad that said, “Martha McSally opposes making it harder for stalkers to get a…

Berson elected chairman of Barnabas Health Board of Trustees

Marc E. Berson was elected chairman of the Board of Trustees of Barnabas Health for a three-year term. He remains chairman of the Board of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, two Barnabas Health facilities…

New Jersey hospitals prepared for public health threats

by Aline Holmes, RN, DNP It’s hard to miss the news reports about Ebola and enterovirus (EV-D68). People are understandably nervous and anxious but New Jersey residents can rest assured that our hospitals are well prepared to deal with these types…

Steep decline in wildlife population reported

The world’s wildlife population has been cut by more than half since 1971 because of human industry, according to a new report that shows mankind is engaged in activity that threatens to extinguish life on our planet. Between 1970 and 2010 populations of mammals,…

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is observed on October 4

Yom Kippur, known as Day of Atonement, is the most important event in the Jewish calendar, traditionally observed with a 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often in synagogue services, repenting for the sins of the past year. It…

Poll says voters back public education

Democrats For Public Education (DPE) released the results of a national voter survey conducted by Harstad Strategic Research that shows voters back public education in large numbers. Roughly 2/3 of Americans agree with traditionally Democratic positions when it comes to education…