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 […]

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 […]

Safety Fest in Maplewood on Sept. 8

Safety Fest in Maplewood on Sept. 8

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood’s 2019 Safety Fest will be Sunday, Sept. 8, from 2 to 5 p.m. at 525 Valley St. in Maplewood. This event, which is brought to the community by American Jiu Jitsu of Maplewood, will include bicycle safety, free child ID kits, emergency vehicles, fire safety, first aid squad information and self-defense […]

South Orange Rescue Squad continues to answer the call

SORS volunteers give their everything to help village

South Orange Rescue Squad continues to answer the call

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Melanie Troncone had just been laid off from her job researching 401(k) retirement accounts when she saw a sign from the South Orange Rescue Squad that read: “The South Orange Rescue Squad wants you!” — an effort to bring more volunteers to the village’s ambulance company. “I said, ‘Huh, maybe they […]

Two injured in Harding Drive fire

Two injured in Harding Drive fire

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Fire Department responded to a telephone report from central dispatch for a report of a structure fire on July 18 at approximately 8:20 p.m. at 70 Harding Drive, according to a press release from the department. Arriving fire department units found a working house fire involving the second […]

Free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs and cats

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Health Department will hold a free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs and cats on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the South Orange Rescue Squad building, 62 Sloan St. Your dog or cat must have their rabies vaccination updated if it expires prior to Nov. […]

South Orange Rescue Squad answers the call

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Since its inception in 1952, South Orange Rescue Squad has been serving families in South Orange and surrounding areas with competency and compassion. The squad is entirely volunteer-based, and its operations are funded solely by donations; no tax dollars are allocated for the squad’s efforts. In order to be a full […]

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