Five New Jersey headlines you might have missed with all of this good weather outside

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With spring-like weather in the air, you might not have been following local news as COVID-19 and a possible war in Ukraine dominate the evening news headlines. While getting caught up in the warm weather, sunny days and breaking national news, you might have missed what’s happening right under your nose here in New Jersey.

Community Medical Center, Children’s Specialized Hospital break ground on new 86,000 Square Foot Medical Center in Toms River

There’s good news for seniors in Toms River and Manchester. Executives from Community Medical Center, Children’s Specialized Hospital, and RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group, together with local officials gathered on February 9th to celebrate the groundbreaking for a new 86,000-square-foot medical hub located at 171 Saint Catherine Boulevard in Toms River, N.J. Once complete, the three-story medical building will be shared by Community Medical Center and Children’s Specialized Hospital, both RWJBarnabas Health facilities, with an anticipated opening slated for early 2023.hospitals are combining their talent to build a new medical facility to divert congestion away from Community Medical Center. You can read more about it here.

Brick Township man heading to prison for Jersey Shore boardwalk bomb threats

After the Seaside Park 5k bombing a few years ago, terrorism at the Jersey Shore became a real threat. That’s why police and the criminal justice system took one man’s false alarms seriously and now he’s going to jail. A man who made false bomb threats on multiple occasions at the Point Pleasant Boardwalk last summer is heading to jail. This comes after a real bomb exploded in nearby Seaside Heights in September of 2016 by Ahmad Khan Rahimi, a follower of Al Qaeda and ISIS. Bomb threats at the Jersey Shore.

This Is How We Stop Jerseyeans From Paying Too Much For Medicine

With New Jersey’s large senior population, the rising cost of prescription medicine means a lot. One Trenton legislator thinks they have the answer. Now that the state Legislature is back in session, there is no better time for New Jersey to meaningfully address one of the most significant financial challenges our residents face today — the exorbitant cost of prescription drugs.

Woman reportedly upset after Jewish First Aid volunteers show up to help her: Not with you guys, no Jews

A Lakewood woman is under fire after making derogatory comments after she called 9-1-1 and was upset to find her emergency technicians were Jewish. A disturbing claim being reported today by the Lakewood Scoop alleges a woman who called for emergency medical services was greeted by Jewish first aid volunteers and wasn’t happy about it.

Special needs kids should be exempted from school mask mandates, Corrado says

With school mask mandates coming to an end in March, some school districts have announced they will continue the practice. Now, Trenton legislators say enough is enough and special needs students should not have to continue wearing masks anywhere in the state. Senator Kristin M. Corrado will introduce a pair of bills that will ensure students in speech therapy, as well as students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, are not mandated to wear masks. These exemptions would apply to students in school districts that continue to mandate students wear masks in school after March 7th.

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