Day: July 3, 2020

Hoboken To Offer New ‘Slow Streets’ For July 4, More

HOBOKEN, NJ – Hoboken is again offering its “slow streets” program this weekend, restricting certain streets to vehicular traffic to make it easier for pedestrians and bike riders. See below for this weekend’s streets, and for other July 4 activities nearby check out our Hoboken July 4 guide, including an update on the Macy’s fireworks.

The complete list of slow streets for July 4-5 is:

  • Sinatra Drive between Newark Street and 11th Street: 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. (July 4), 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. (July 5)

  • Sinatra Drive North between Sinatra Drive and 12th Street: 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. (July 4), 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. (July 5)

  • Hudson Street between 11th Street and 14th Street: 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. (July 4)

  • 14th Street between Hudson Street and Sinatra Drive North: 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. (July 4)

Residents with vehicles legally parked along Sinatra Drive and

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Nick Cordero’s Wife Doesn’t Know ‘If He’ll Be Able to Work Again’ After Contracting Coronavirus

Nick Cordero’s battle with coronavirus complications is taking an extreme physical, emotional, and financial toll on him and his family, according to his wife Amanda Kloots.

In an Instagram Story on Friday, the fitness instructor, 38, got candid about the realities of her husband’s condition while addressing some “negativity” she’s been seeing on her social media, explaining that she has continued to focus on her business amid Cordero’s hospitalization because she’s unsure “if he’ll be ever able to work again.”

“My husband has been in the ICU for 91 days. We don’t know if he’ll make it. I hope and pray every single day of my life that he does,” she said. “But, if he does make it, I don’t know when he’ll be able to work again.”

“I am a business owner. I’ve had my fitness business for four years,” Kloots, who shares 12-month-old son Elvis Eduardo with Cordero,

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Yams vs. Sweet Potatoes: What’s the Difference?

You wait all year to dig into your mom’s Thanksgiving yams with mini marshmallows. While they may be delicious, it turns out they aren’t yams at all. Even though the words “sweet potato” and “yam” have been used interchangeably for decades, there are actually some big differences between the two. Yams vs. sweet potatoes: Are they the same? The answer is a resounding no.

RELATED: The 23 Best Sweet Potato Recipes You Need in Your Life

Yams and sweet potatoes have differences in both appearance, taste and origin. When you see sweet potato on a menu in the U.S., what likely comes to mind is orange-fleshed sweet potatoes, which are starchy and have a thin outer skin just like red potatoes and russets but taste sweeter. They’re native to Central and South America but are now primarily grown in North Carolina.

Real yams, native to West Africa and Asia, have

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2020 MLB All-Star Game Canceled

Since Chinese officials locked down the city of Wuhan in January, there have been more than 10.8 million cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, across the planet.

More than 521,000 people have died from the disease, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Efforts to curb the outbreak have led to the global disruption of daily life and the economy, as schools and workplaces shuttered in hopes of slowing transmission. After months of precautions and lockdowns, governments have begun to reopen their economies.

HuffPost reporters around the world are tracking the pandemic and its effects.

Read the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic below. (To see the latest updates, you may need to refresh the page. All times are Eastern. For earlier updates on the pandemic, go here.)

2020 MLB All-Star Game Canceled — 7/3/2020, 12:00 p.m. ET

Major League Baseball announced Friday that the 2020

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What to Do When Your Teen Opens Up About Mental Health Challenges

If your teen has opened up to you about their mental health challenges, know first that this a good sign. This most likely means that they trust you with their innermost workings and know that you are a safe person to turn to. However, the next step may not be clear for parents — especially those who may not be familiar with mental illness.

According to Penn Medicine, some of the most common mental illnesses in teens are social phobias, anxiety, and depression. In fact, 11.7 percent of adolescents met criteria for experiencing a depressive episode, a 2017 Children’s Mental Health Report by the Child Mind Institute showed. The same report found high school students are nearly twice as likely to experience anxiety symptoms when compared to young people in the 1980s.

It is not a rare occurrence for your child to be struggling with their mental health. It is

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Texas Doctor Forced to Choose Which COVID-19 Patients Get Beds as Hospital Is Overwhelmed with Cases

As the number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. continues to rise, a doctor in San Antonio, Texas, has been forced to make the difficult decision of choosing which of the patients currently fighting for their lives get to be placed in hospital beds.

Dr. Jeffrey DellaVolpe, a pulmonologist and the director of the ECMO program at San Antonio Methodist Hospital told CNN that this explosion of cases is not something he and other healthcare professionals were at all prepared for.

“Yesterday was probably the worst day I ever had,” DellaVolpe said. “I got 10 calls. Young people who would otherwise be excellent candidates to be able to put on ECMO.”

ECMO (Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation), is a therapy that adds oxygen to one’s blood and pumps it through their body.

“They’re so sick that if they don’t get put on, if they don’t get the support, they are going to

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Meet the grandparents forced to choose between family and health

As lockdown eases, grandparents across the nation face a difficult decision - Andrew Fox
As lockdown eases, grandparents across the nation face a difficult decision – Andrew Fox

We knew already, if we were fortunate, that the grandparent relationship was special.

I knew it 18 years ago when my father-in-law (who sadly died eight years ago) cradled our newborn and spoke to him in a voice I’d never heard before. I knew it when my mother-in-law saw genius in the way our son drank water from his bottle.

I knew it from the way my mother pealed with laughter as she recounted instances of my children’s verve – and nerve – on their gallery and restaurant visits.
Since March, for their own safety, these women, tactile and adoring, have been carefully distant. There has been no hanging out with grandma. Rather, there has been stilted exchanges via video call and awkward waves from the end of the drive.

During lockdown, our youngest, 13, all

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Dogs and Fireworks Don’t Mix: Check NJ Shelters

NEW JERSEY — Charlie, Lucy and all the other family dogs making your lives richer are more likely to run away on July 4-5 than at any other time of the year as they flee in terror from the booming fireworks displays commemorating Independence Day.

This year, many New Jersey townships, boroughs and cities have canceled a slew of Fourth of July fireworks displays to discourage large crowds where the coronavirus can easily spread. Charlie and Lucy probably haven’t noticed.

In the past, dog owners have had more control over when or if their pets are exposed to loud fireworks. Now, several cities have reported spikes in the number of people shooting off illegal fireworks since the pandemic began.

In Hartford, Connecticut, illegal fireworks have been popping off for months. The police chief there said dispatchers field about 200 noise complaints a day about bottle rockets, Roman candles, M-80s, cherry

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Online games are harming children through gambling and other features, say Lords

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Online games are harming children through the inclusion of gambling and other features, according to a major new report.

Regulators should score new games on the amount of harm they could cause to children and any that score too highly must be not be approved for sale, the report from the House of Lords’ Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry warns.

It recommends that the Gambling Commission establish the system for testing games, amid fears over the problems that “loot boxes” represent in encouraging children to gamble.

Experts have repeatedly warned that there is not enough protection for children from the feature, and that it could lead to gambling addiction and other societal problems if it is not tackled.

Current testing criteria of new games “astonishingly” do not consider the addictiveness or potential harm that could be caused, the Committee’s report said.

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This Casper 4th of July mattress sale will save your aching back

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Casper has the mattress of your dreams, and it’s on sale for the 4th of July. (Photo: Casper)
Casper has the mattress of your dreams, and it’s on sale for the 4th of July. (Photo: Casper)

How’s your back? If you’re like most of us, these last few months of less activity (and more staying in) have meant noticeable aches and pains. Add to that the stress of sleeping on an old mattress and you might find your back in a constant state of discomfort. 

While core exercises are never a bad idea, no amount of Zoom fitness will fix your back if your bed is the root of the problem. Of course now is not the time to visit mattress stores and plop down Goldilocks-style in search of a match. But it IS

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