TOPIC OF THE SEASON:  No sooner do our flu concerns begin to dwindle than the buzzing of mosquitoes is heard in the distance. 

Here are some relevant articles:

And another unwelcome intruder from the insect world: Lice!

As in most communities around the state and country, head lice continues to be a nuisance and can be difficult to manage, especially to our school aged residents and their families. Read below for head lice tips and info:

  • Follow treatment instructions! Inappropriate treatment may contribute to the persistence of lice and the development of resistance to some over-the-counter treatments.
  • Use the right tools! The CDC recommends checking the hair after each treatment and using a nit comb to remove nits and lice every 2–3 days. Continue to check for 2–3 weeks to be sure all lice and nits are gone.
  • Learn more! There are no diseases spread by head lice; however, we suggest reading the following links to learn about some effective treatment approaches:

The Highland Park Board of Health, staffed by community volunteers and student representatives, works in close cooperation with the Mayor, the Borough Council, the Board of Education, and the Middlesex County Health Department to address the public health needs of Highland Park residents. In accordance with state-wide minimum standards, the Board implements state laws and regulations relating to public health in the Borough.

The Board of Health monitors public health issues that may affect our locality and responds to health-related queries from our residents. The Board may pass health ordinances, such as those defining public health and noise nuisances and regulating age-of-sale of tobacco/smoking products. Members play a role in developing and disseminating health information and services to our community.

The Borough contracts with Middlesex County to provide an Inspector for Highland Park who oversees important services, such as food service inspections and investigation of complaints related to health hazards including lack of heat in rented dwellings. The Inspector reports directly to the Board.

We welcome input from the citizens of Highland Park.