Jake Silverman cuts the start line ribbon to begin Jake's Ride for Dystonia Research. Photo courtesy of Christina Pepi.

Community Raises Money for Dystonia to Support Short Hills Native

Jake's Ride has been raising money to find a cure for dystonia, a disorder that causes muscles to contract involuntarily, since 2008 to support Jake Silverman of Short Hills.

Peer Support Group Mom 2 Mom Helps Those with Special Needs Children

The support group Mom 2 Mom connects mothers of special needs children with others in the same situation.

Adult Family Care Program Gets Seniors Out of Nursing Homes

The Adult Family Care Program, launched in 1989, allows senior citizens to live with home care providers instead of nursing homes.

The Seeing Eye Trains Guide Dogs for Visually Impaired

Since 1929, The Seeing Eye in Morristown has been giving sight in the form of guide dogs to the blind and visually impaired.

Man with special needs left alone on county bus

TINTON FALLS, N.J. (AP) — A bus driver who allegedly left a special needs man alone on a bus for more than two hours last week has been suspended without pay. The man apparently was not harmed during the incident. But further details have not been ...

Booker, Pascrell Bills Would Target Health Care Disparities Among Minorities

The ReDUCE Act aims to lessen the disparities for health care among minority groups.

Clementi family become advocates after suicide

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The family of a New Jersey college student who committed suicide after his roommate recorded him with another man has emerged as a champion for LGBT and vulnerable youth. Founded by the 18-year-old's family, the Tyler ...

One Family’s Struggle with Return Home NJ

A developmentally disabled man returned to New Jersey through the Return Home NJ program is facing charges after allegedly threatening his roommate in a group home.

CDC: Severe respiratory illness now in 22 states

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say 22 states now have confirmed cases of an unusual respiratory illness in children. An uncommon virus — enterovirus 68 — is causing the illnesses. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said ...

Gloucester County gets monitors for future leaks

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Gloucester County is getting weather monitors in the wake of a 2012 train derailment that leaked a dangerous gas in southern New Jersey. The county prosecutor's office secured $150,000 in grants. Coordinator Bill Donovan ...