District explores next step in lead dilemma

District officials, experts discuss risks of lead ingestion, plans to remediate issue, communication

District explores next step in lead dilemma

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood School District 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 for lead in drinking water, news that upset […]

Events for seniors in Maplewood and South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The SOMA – Two Towns For All Ages initiative has several events tagged for the community’s seniors. These events are presented by a number of community organizations. Events are free unless otherwise noted; registration may be required. AARP is sponsoring a lunch and learn on keeping your car fit […]

Death, rabies rates down according to village health dept.

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Earlier this month, the South Orange Department of Health released its 2016 annual public health report, detailing the data regarding animal control, human health issues, enforcement and outreach. According to the 2010 census, South Orange had approximately 16,200 residents — a number that is surely increasing due to residential construction. Even […]

Flu vaccines in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Department of Health will offer seasonal influenza vaccinations for residents ages 18 and older on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from noon until 3 p.m. at the firehouse, 56 Sloan St. in South Orange. 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 health problems. The South Orange Health Department will hold its 10th annual free health fair on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Orange Fire House, located at 56 Sloan St. The event’s no-cost health […]

Village passes TNVR program to lower feral cat population

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Health — which is now composed of the village president and Board of Trustees — approved the final passage of a Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return ordinance at its June 27 meeting. A triumph for many local animal lovers, the program is intended to prevent feral cat populations from growing […]