Maplewood TC discusses implementing vaccination policy for township-owned buildings

Maplewood TC discusses implementing vaccination policy for township-owned buildings

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood health officer Candice Davenport discussed the omicron variant of COVID-19 and the vaccination rate of township residents at the Maplewood Township Committee meeting on Dec. 7. The committee also discussed the vaccination policy at township venues. As of Dec. 3, when the most recent data was available, the Maplewood vaccination rate […]

West Orange participates in Boost NJ Day with help of Montclair State

West Orange participates in Boost NJ Day with help of Montclair State

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange Health Department partnered with the Montclair State University of Nursing for Boost NJ Day. The statewide initiative was held locally at the Renna House on Dec. 15. Its purpose was to encourage all eligible residents to come out and receive their COVID-19 booster shots. Dozens participated […]

Omicron variant fears heighten blood shortage nationwide

Omicron variant fears heighten blood shortage nationwide

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey Blood Services has announced a blood emergency due in large part to fears of the omicron variant and the holiday season. Currently, the region’s blood supply stands at a one- to two-day level, well below the ideal inventory of five to seven days. Blood centers across the country are and […]

New Community helps connect Newark residents to rental assistance

New Community helps connect Newark residents to rental assistance

NEWARK, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic has not only been a health crisis, but it has also had a devastating financial impact for many. One of those people is Newark resident Anisha Mohammed. Because she couldn’t work during the height of the pandemic, she is four months behind on her rent. With eviction protection set […]

East Orange offers incentives to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates

East Orange offers incentives to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates

EAST ORANGE, NJ — In anticipation of upcoming family gatherings this holiday season, Mayor Ted R. Green, the East Orange City Council and the Department of Health and Human Services have launched a COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Program to encourage community members 18 and older to receive the Pfizer, Moderna or J&J vaccinations and booster shots. […]

SOMSD offers COVID-19 testing

SOMSD offers COVID-19 testing

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange–Maplewood School District has partnered with MediMobile to offer an additional COVID-19 testing site every Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Board of Education building, in the district meeting room, 525 Academy St. in Maplewood.  Testing continues every Saturday at Columbia High School, in the […]

Law enforcement departments remember fallen officers at Blue Mass

Law enforcement departments remember fallen officers at Blue Mass

NEWARK, NJ — Three area police officers, both current and retired, were honored at the Archbishop’s Blue Mass for Law Enforcement at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark on Nov. 4, recognizing members of law enforcement agencies from around the state who have died recently. Officer Charles “Rob” Roberts from the Glen […]

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