Maplewood hosts flu vaccine clinics

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Health Department will host influenza vaccination clinics on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Maplewood Municipal Building, 574 Valley St. These clinics are open to all residents of Maplewood, 18 years of age and […]

Rabid raccoon and dog fight in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — According to Maplewood health officer Robert Roe, last week a raccoon fought with a dog in Maplewood. The raccoon was captured by St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare and tested for rabies at the N.J. State Department of Health. The report received Sept. 25 indicates that the raccoon had rabies. According to Roe, the […]

Health programs in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Health Department is spreading the word about these free upcoming health-related programs. The Overlook Mobile Health Van will be at the Hilton Branch Library, 1688 Springfield Ave., on Thursday, Sept. 21, from noon to 2 p.m. Find out if you are at risk for diabetes or high blood pressure with […]

New tests show 13 school fixtures with elevated lead levels

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In a Sept. 5 update, the South Orange-Maplewood School District reported that in the second round of lead testing, 13 fixtures showed evidence of elevated lead levels. Concerns regarding the district’s water fixtures began last school year after the SOMSD, in compliance with the Department of Education regulations and […]

SOMSD combats rodent problems in school buildings

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Sept. 13, the South Orange-Maplewood School District sent a letter to the community alerting it of a mice infestation in school buildings. “SOMSD recently received a letter from the Maplewood health officer about the problem of mice in school buildings,” the Sept. 13 letter read. “This is, of […]

TNVR program in Maplewood and HarvestFest

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Save the dates for the following Maplewood Health Department events: On Saturday, Sept. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m., volunteers are needed to help the Trap Neuter Vaccinate and Release Feral Cat Program in Maplewood. People for Animals will be meeting with the Maplewood Health Department and other TNVR volunteers to plan, […]

Maplewood Health Dept. hosts events for community health

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Health Department will host a free bone density screening on Thursday, Aug. 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. for all Maplewood residents at the Maplewood Community Pool, 187 Boyden Ave. in Maplewood. On Monday, Aug. 21, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m., Maplewood will host a blood drive at The Woodland, […]

Lead test results show large variances

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood School District had announced June 12 the results of testing for lead in school buildings’ water, which showed that nine sources out of 223 had a higher lead action level than that established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in drinking water, news that upset parents […]

Nearby events for seniors

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The SOMA – Two Towns For All Ages initiative hosts several events for community seniors, presented by a number of community organizations. Events are free unless otherwise noted; registration may be required. On Mondays, from 10 to 11:45 a.m., attend Project Healthy Bones at the Baird, 5 Mead St. […]

Heart health tests

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Farmers Market on Monday, July 10, will feature a van from Atlantic Health Systems for blood pressure and blood sugar testing along with information on heart health. The Maplewood Farmers Market takes place Mondays, from 2 to 7 p.m., at 1848-1852 Springfield Ave., between Yale and Oberlin streets. Ample parking […]