Before You Step Under The Mistletoe…

Mistletoe is one of our most iconic holiday symbols. You see it in pictures, hear about it in familiar carols, and either look for it or avoid it depending on your romantic status! But what do you really know about the plant, the origins of the many customs surrounding its use, and New Jersey’s unique tradition of “mistletoe hunting?”

Clark Brownies Visit With Police Dog

CLARK– Girl Scout Brownies from troops 40549 and 40537, from Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School in Clark, had a special visitor at a recent group meeting. Sgt. Gillespie, the head of the Union County Sheriff’s Canine Unit, spoke to the girls about how the K-9 police dogs are trained to help them on their jobs.

Distracted Driving Simulation Urges Motorists To Put The Phone Down

BRIDGEWATER– Shoppers at the Bridgewater Commons were invited today to join Motor Vehicle Commission Chairman and Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez, Acting Director of the State Division of Highway Traffic Safety Gary Poedubicky and Senior General Manager Troy Fischer in an interactive booth to illustrate the dangers of distracted driving.

Bank Foundation Helps Hospital Move To Electronic Medical Records

ELIZABETH – To improve the quality of health care while lowering its cost, Trinitas Regional Medical Center is taking steps toward investing in electronic medical records (EMR). Its first priority is transferring records for its child and adolescent population, and thanks to a $7,500 grant from The Provident Bank Foundation, the hospital plans to convert these records by summer of 2012.