Mark your calendar for good health

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Take advantage of a free opportunity to reduce your risk of some health problems. The South Orange Health Department will hold its 11th annual Free Health Fair on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Orange Fire House, 56 Sloan St. No-cost health screenings and informational […]

Village gathers for National Night Out

Village gathers for National Night Out

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange community gathered in Meadowland Park on Aug. 1 for National Night Out, an event meant to increase the public’s understanding of services provided by emergency responders and meant to strengthen the bond between responders and residents. Photos Courtesy of Sheena Collum

Avalon Apts. go up in flames

Feb. 4 fire destroys incomplete sections of construction project on Boyden

Avalon Apts. go up in flames

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood firefighters rushed to Boyden Avenue in the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 4, to battle a six-alarm fire raging at the Avalon Bay construction site. The fire took more than four hours to extinguish. According to the Maplewood Fire Department, at approximately 1:30 a.m. firefighters responded to the area along […]

Township Committee welcomes McGehee

TC members appointed to committees, liaison positions

Township Committee welcomes McGehee

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its Jan. 1 reorganization meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee welcomed Committeeman Frank McGehee, who was sworn in for a three-year term. McGehee joins Mayor Vic DeLuca, Deputy Mayor Nancy Adams, India Larrier and Greg Lembrich on the committee. “Collaborating with my fellow Township Committee members, I look forward to continuing the […]

Kidde recalls combination smoke/CO alarms due to alarm failure

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Kidde Fire Safety has issued a recall on Kidde hard-wired combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. The alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven-year end of life — even if the batteries are replaced — leading consumers to believe it is still working. This poses a risk of […]

TC candidates square off at HNA debate

Summersgill, McGehee offer differing opinions on taxes, small town party politics and more

TC candidates square off at HNA debate

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association enjoyed a large turnout on Thursday, Sept. 22, for its Maplewood Township Committee candidates’ forum. And, if that night is any indication, this is sure to be a lively campaign season. Running for the sole open seat on the committee — which was recently vacated by Marlon K. […]

First step taken in merging FDs

Two towns contract for study of fire departments for possible merger

First step taken in merging FDs

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The possible future of shared fire department services between Maplewood and South Orange is a credible option following the unanimous agreement by the governing bodies of both towns to award a contract to Manitou Inc. to conduct “an analysis of the operational efficiencies of and the feasibility of consolidation, […]

South Orange and Maplewood award contract for fire services study

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On July 11, the South Orange Board of Trustees unanimously authorized a resolution awarding a contract to Manitou Incorporated to conduct “an analysis of the operational efficiencies of and the feasibility of consolidation, merger or sharing of South Orange and Maplewood’s Municipal Fire Protection Services.” Then, on July 25, […]

Residents gather for Orlando shooting vigil

Residents gather for Orlando shooting vigil

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, June 14, hundreds of residents from South Orange, Maplewood and the surrounding area joined political leaders, members of the clergy and activist groups in a vigil outside the South Orange Fire Department Headquarters to show support for the city of Orlando, Fla., and all affected by the June 12 […]