Free adult health clinics in Maplewood

Free adult health clinics in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Health Department will hold free adult health clinics this summer. Drop-ins are welcome. Maplewood Public Health nurses will provide blood pressure screening; carotid bruit screening; diabetes risk assessment; medication, weight and health counseling; and health resources on Thursdays, July 25, and Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, from noon […]

Ongoing lead testing flags high levels in S. Mtn. water fountain

Ongoing lead testing flags high levels in S. Mtn. water fountain

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On July 19, the South Orange-Maplewood School District sent a letter to the community revealing that recent lead tests conducted in district schools showed a high level above the statutory limit at one water fountain in South Mountain Elementary School. “As part of the South Orange-Maplewood School District’s commitment to safety, […]

Two injured in Harding Drive fire

Two injured in Harding Drive fire

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Fire Department responded to a telephone report from central dispatch for a report of a structure fire on July 18 at approximately 8:20 p.m. at 70 Harding Drive, according to a press release from the department. Arriving fire department units found a working house fire involving the second […]

Maplewood, DeLuca, others file brief in support of LGBTQ rights

Maplewood, DeLuca, others file brief in support of LGBTQ rights

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Mayor Victor De Luca and the Township of Maplewood signed onto a friend-of-the-court brief in three key LGBTQ cases that will be heard at the U.S. Supreme Court next term. The brief includes nearly 100 mayors and municipalities around the country encouraging the Supreme Court to rule in support of LGBTQ nondiscrimination […]

NJ Dept. of Health encourages residents to avoid dangers of extreme heat

NJ Dept. of Health encourages residents to avoid dangers of extreme heat

TRENTON, NJ — With temperatures in New Jersey hitting triple digits, the New Jersey Department of Health is urging residents to take steps to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke. “There were 176 emergency department visits between May 29 and July 8 due to heat-related illness,” state epidemiologist Dr. Tina Tan said. “It is critical […]

NJ Board of Massage proposes new rules to increase oversight

NJ Board of Massage proposes new rules to increase oversight

NEWARK, NJ — Against the backdrop of growing public concern about sexual misconduct in the massage therapy industry, N.J. Attorney Gen. Gurbir S. Grewal and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced July 16 that the State Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy has revoked the licenses of five massage therapists for alleged inappropriate […]

Maplewood PBA collects school supplies for Seth Boyden students

Maplewood PBA collects school supplies for Seth Boyden students

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood PBA Local 44 is holding back-to-school supply drive to benefit Seth Boyden Elementary School students. From now through Sept. 1, residents are encouraged to drop off school supplies at Seth Boyden, the Maplewood Police Department, Maplewood Town Hall, Gleasons Cleaners, and Dehart Community Center. Supplies needed include crayons, markers, pencils, colored […]

Let’s talk vegetable gardening in SO

Let’s talk vegetable gardening in SO

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County will discuss vegetable gardening on Saturday, July 20, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the South Orange Elks Rent Party Garden, 220 Prospect St. in South Orange. The session is open to all vegetable gardeners, beginner to advanced, and will focus on summer gardening […]

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