Flu vaccinations for SO residents

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Department of Health will offer seasonal influenza vaccinations for adults, ages 18 and older, on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the township offices, 76 South Orange Ave., Suite 302. Medicare Part B cards will not be accepted. Everyone will be charged $20 and will receive […]

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 12th annual free health fair on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Orange Fire House, 56 Sloan St. No-cost health screenings and informational […]

Village health dept. to distribute free radon kits

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Department of Health is now distributing radon kits to 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 […]

Rabies vaccination clinic in SO

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Health Department will hold a free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs and cats on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the South Orange Rescue Squad building, 62 Sloan St. in South Orange. Your dog or cat must have their rabies vaccination updated if it expires […]

5th-grader champions chicken ordinance

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — At its Dec. 11 meeting, the South Orange Board of Health unanimously approved an ordinance that amends the village code to authorize residents to own chickens. The amended ordinance, which allows residents in single-family homes to own up to five chickens at a time, begins in March 2018 as part of […]

Flu vaccine clinic in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Department of Health will offer seasonal influenza vaccinations for adults 18 years old and older on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the village offices, 76 South Orange Ave., Suite 302, Conference Room 1. The clinic will not be accepting Medicare Part B cards; everyone […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]