South Orange Village health officer John M. Festa to retire

South Orange Village health officer John M. Festa to retire

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On May 24, South Orange Village announced the retirement of long-time health officer John M. Festa, effective June 3. “Congratulations to health officer John Festa on his retirement,” village President Sheena Collum said. “John has served our community as an exemplary public servant and led us through some of the most […]

South Orange residents certainly love their pups and their park

South Orange residents certainly love their pups and their park

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As part of its mission to add more experiences and public interaction in South Orange’s largest open space, the Meadowland Park Conservancy hosted a “Love My Pup … Love My Park!” event at the base of Floods Hill on Sunday, March 21, under perfect blue skies and springlike weather.  The event […]

SO Health Dept. distributes radon-testing kits

SO Health Dept. distributes radon-testing kits

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Department of Health is distributing radon-testing kits to village families, free of charge. Supplies are limited, so interested residents should not wait to pick them up. The kits will only work for homes that currently touch the ground. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas, which has always […]

COVID-19 comes to Maplewood and South Orange

Two towns, entire state, close down everyday life to prevent spread of disease

COVID-19 comes to Maplewood and South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The two towns are feeling the effects of COVID-19, the strain of coronavirus that was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11. School districts, many businesses and other organizations have closed and moved to online learning for at least two weeks. As of March […]

Free rabies vaccination clinic in South Orange

Free rabies vaccination clinic in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Health Department will hold a free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs and cats on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the South Orange Rescue Squad building, 62 Sloan St.  Dogs and cats must have their rabies vaccination updated if it expires prior to Nov. 1, […]

South Orange influenza vaccine clinic

South Orange influenza vaccine clinic

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Department of Health will offer seasonal influenza vaccinations for adults ages 18 and older on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the township offices, 76 South Orange Ave., Suite 302, at the health department. Medicare Part B cards will not be accepted. Everyone will be […]

SO Health Fair covers its bases

Health Department event provides screenings, information, a good time

SO Health Fair covers its bases

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The village held its annual health fair at the South Orange Firehouse on Sept. 7, providing free health screenings for residents where the firetrucks are usually parked. The health fair was the 13th put on by South Orange Health Officer John Festa, who said the event is a chance for residents […]

Good cooking news for childhood obesity

Good cooking news for childhood obesity

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Department of Health and the South Orange Chiropractic Center will present a free, healthy cooking seminar, called “Childhood Obesity,” on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. The presentation and cooking demonstration will be held at the Boccone South restaurant, 59 South Orange Ave. in South Orange. […]

Mark your calendar for good health

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 13th annual Free Health Fair on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Orange Fire House, 56 Sloan St. No-cost health screenings, informational tables […]

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