Drive carefully, SORS urges, as it sees uptick in serious car accidents

Drive carefully, SORS urges, as it sees uptick in serious car accidents

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — According to the South Orange Rescue Squad, its volunteers have recently seen an alarming increase in serious motor vehicle accidents in the area. SORS reminds everyone to drive safely! This includes maintaining a safe speed, driving unimpaired, removing distractions such as cell phones, driving within your limits, being cognizant of the […]

South Orange Rescue Squad to celebrate 70th anniversary this May

South Orange Rescue Squad to celebrate 70th anniversary this May

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Rescue Squad will hold a gala celebration on Saturday, May 7, to celebrate SORS’ 70th anniversary of service to the community and to honor a past president and squad member, South Orange resident Sharon Kalter Mayers Schwarz.  The gala will be held at the Maplewood Country Club, 28 […]

SOMA merchants support the South Orange Rescue Squad

SOMA merchants support the South Orange Rescue Squad

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange Rescue Squad announced in February that the following merchants in South Orange and Maplewood are participating in a discount card for squad members: BK Lobster, Parkwood Diner, HLS Juice Bar & Grill, Harusame Japanese Cuisine, CKO Kickboxing, Maplewood Pizza, NYC Bagel and Sandwich Shop, BGR, Roman […]

South Orange Rescue Squad elects board leaders

South Orange Rescue Squad elects board leaders

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Rescue Squad has announced the board of directors election results for 2022. Victor Rothstein has been elected operations chief and is responsible for ambulance operations and volunteer staffing. He is a seven-year volunteer crew chief, who has served as assistant chief and is now returning for his second […]

South Orange social work outreach team, community partners collect and distribute coats

South Orange social work outreach team, community partners collect and distribute coats

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The outreach team of the Community Care & Justice program worked with the South Orange Police Department and the South Orange Rescue Squad to collect and distribute coats throughout January. Nearly 150 coats were donated by the community, and the South Orange Rescue Squad held an open house for anyone in need […]

Social work outreach team starts accepting referrals from South Orange police, rescue squad

Social work outreach team starts accepting referrals from South Orange police, rescue squad

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The outreach team of the Community Care & Justice program in South Orange officially began receiving referrals from the South Orange Police Department and South Orange Rescue Squad on Monday, Oct. 18. The Community Care & Justice program was initiated by South Orange Village President Sheena Collum and is a collaboration […]

Maplewood firefighter injured on duty at restaurant fire

Maplewood firefighter injured on duty at restaurant fire

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Fire Department responded on Sept. 8 at 11:47 a.m. to Arturo’s at 180 Maplewood Ave. for a reported structure fire, according to a press release from the Maplewood Fire Department.  Upon arrival, Deputy 3 reported fire showing from a wooden enclosure around the oven chimney vent with heavy smoke showing […]

Maplewoodians learn about first response in town

Maplewoodians learn about first response in town

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood’s first responders gathered on Valley Street for the Maplewood Safety Fair, allowing young residents to sound the sirens and learn how an ambulance operates. Organized by Tony Avila, the owner of American Jiu Jitsu of Maplewood, instructors also taught self-defense tactics. “We wanted to give people a chance to learn about […]

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