Blood drive in Maplewood

Blood drive in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Health Department will hold a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Friday, Aug. 9, from 2 to 7 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit and enter “Maplewood Health.” All donors will receive a $5 Dunkin donuts […]

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, […]

Towns’ health depts. take close look at school bathrooms

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Maplewood Health Department recently completed an inspection of the Columbia High School bathrooms after Deputy Mayor Frank McGehee, who is chairman of the Board of Health, requested at a Nov. 7 Township Committee meeting that an inspection be conducted. In addition, the South Orange Health Department inspected the […]

Flu clinics in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Township flu clinics for residents to receive a flu shot are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon and Saturday, Oct. 27, from noon to 2 p.m., both to be held at the Maplewood Municipal Building, 574 Valley St., in the large conference room. The flu shots are open […]

Turn in your unused drugs to MPD

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Police Department will host a Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at headquarters, 1618 Springfield Ave. in Maplewood. Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal. For more information, call the Maplewood Health Department at 973-762-8120, ext. 4300. Prescription drugs […]

Springfield Ave. store closed by health dept., reopened

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Springfield Avenue 7-Eleven reopened July 10, after being closed by the Maplewood Health Department for violations of the township’s health code July 6, and is now operating with a “conditionally satisfactory” designation. One of three 7-Eleven locations in Maplewood, the Springfield Avenue location, near Tuscan Road, was closed because of a […]

Rabid raccoon identified in Maplewood; vaccinate your pets

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — St. Hubert’s Animal Control captured a young male raccoon on June 8 and identified that it was infected with rabies virus, according to a June 11 press release from the Maplewood Health Department. The resident who made the call to the Maplewood Health Department noted that the raccoon was acting strangely. St. […]

Stroke risk assessment clinic in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Health Department will hold a stroke risk assessment clinic Thursday, May 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Maplewood Fire Department, 105 Dunnell Road. Stroke risk assessment includes: a blood pressure screening, blood glucose, cholesterol screening and brief nursing consultation.  The screening should take about 10 to 15 […]

Take care, be on the lookout for flu and ‘flumps’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — According to the New Jersey Department of Health, there is a lot of influenza activity in every region of the state. While the number of cases is typical for this time of the year during a flu season, they are finding that the flu strain, A H3N2 is the predominant influenza […]