Posted on: September 19, 2016

Annual Influenza Clinic Scheduled

Flu Shots

The South Orange Department of Health will offer Seasonal Influenza Vaccinations for residents eighteen (18) years old and older on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from noon until 3:00 p.m. at the Firehouse, 56 Sloan Street.

We will not be accepting Medi...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2016

South Orange Launches Humane Program to Reduce Feral Cat Population

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On June 27, 2016, the Board of Health in South Orange enacted an Ordinance to address the growing feral cat population in the Township.

For years, the Township and many other municipalities in NJ have tried unsuccessfully to combat feral cat overpopul...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2016

Help South Orange Control the Mosquito Population

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These ten mosquito breeding habitats will assist with the West Nile Virus and the Zika Virus.


Posted on: September 21, 2016

Art Talk with Ulysses Grant Dietz

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The Pierro Gallery and the Seton Hall Graduate Program in Museum Professions, presents : Like an Egyptian! An illustrated Survey of Egyptian Revivals in Decorative Arts History” with Ulysses Grant Dietz.

This Art Talk is in connection with the Pierro Gallery of South Orange art exhibition, ...like an Egyptian!. Ulysses Grant Dietz, Newark Museum’s Chief Curator & Curator of Decorative Arts, will talk about Egyptian Revivals in the Decorative Arts. The...Read on...

Posted on: September 16, 2016

Stop & Shop Sponsors Fall Season of South Mountain Soccer to Benefit Local Athletes

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The South Orange Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs will receive a generous donation of $1,500 from the Stop & Shop of South Orange, making Stop & Shop the exclusive and first ever sponsor of South Mountain Soccer for the Fall 2016 season.

This sponsorship will provide full financial aid for many participating soccer players this season. In addition to the sponsorship, Stop & Shop will donate healthy drinks and snacks to be sold by parent volunteers at home games. The money raised thr...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2016

South Orange Train Station Centennial Celebration

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We're shutting down Sloan Street for a roaring twenties party!

We're shutting down Sloan Street for a roaring twenties party! Celebrate our architectural gem of a train station and the rail service that changed our town and this region forever.

- Live swing band and dancers
- Delectable appetizers and desserts...Read on...

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Posted on: August 24, 2016

Construction of New Building Entrance to Begin at the Baird

Baird Entrance to Be Replaced

On or about August 29th, construction will begin on the new entrance to the Baird, home of the South Orange Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs, located at 5 Mead Street.

The new entrance will include a fully accessible ramp, in compliance with current ADA regulations, and a lovely outdoor porch area facing the tennis and paddle courts. Some esthetic improvements are also planned for the lobby interior. The architectural...Read on...


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Posted on: March 3, 2016

No lawn care noise before 8 a.m. Please!

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Grass-cutting season is upon us. If lawn maintenance contractors show up at 7 a.m. on your property and start running the mower and leaf blowers, they’ll be in violation of Village code ordinance 104-4. Lawn mower and leaf blower usage is restricted to th...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2016

Chief Chelel heads to Barnabas Health

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Jim Chelel may clock more time for golf outside his new job as a security administrator for Barnabas Health. After all, with fewer 2 a.m. calls, he’ll be better rested in his personal time.
“That never bothered me,” said South Orange’s long-time chief...Read on...


Posted on: September 26, 2016

Theft of wallet

An employee of Seton Hall University stated that sometime between noon on 9-23-16 and 9:00am on 9-23-16 an unknown actor entered her office in Corrigan Hall and removed her wallet. The wallet contained credit cards and personal identification.

Posted on: September 26, 2016

Theft of cell phone

A Seton Hall University student stated that on 9-24-16 she was at an off campus party on Stanley Rd. and after placing her phone down on a table for only a brief period of time she discovered it had been stolen.

Posted on: September 23, 2016

Att. theft of vehicle

An Academy St. resident stated that sometime between 5:00pm on Tuesday 9-20-16 and noon on Thursday 9-22-16 an unknown actor(s) had attempted to steal his vehicle (2001 Dodge van) from his driveway. The actor(s) had damaged the door lock and ignition.

Posted on: September 23, 2016

Burglary to dwelling/Arrest

A 14 year old male juvenile from Newark was arrested on 9-22-16 after Detectives having recovered forensic evidence from a residential burglary on Academy St. back in March were able to determine he was one of the actors involved in the crime.

The juvenile was processed for the offense and released to his parent pending a court appearance.

Posted on: September 23, 2016

Theft from vehicle

A Reynolds Pl. resident stated sometime between Tuesday 9-20-16 and Thursday 9-22-16 an unknown actor(s) had gained entry into his unlocked vehicle (2007 Honda) and removed approximately $10 in coins.

Posted on: September 23, 2016

Aggravated assault/weapons/arrest

Gabriel Hidalgo, a 37 year old East Orange resident was arrested on 9-16-16 at approximately 11:20pm after officers were called to a So.Orange Ave residence regarding a subject armed with a knife that was attempting to gain entry into a private party.

An attendee of the private gathering of Seton Hall University students had dialed 9-1-1 to notify the police of the threatening subject. An officer responding to the scene observed the subject pacing back and forth outside of the residence. When the offic...Read on...

Posted on: September 22, 2016

Lewdness

A 22 year old female stated that on Sunday 9-18-16 at approximately 10:00pm she was walking east on Irvington Ave. when she observed a white male approximately 5'8" in height with a muscular build and wearing a tan scarf around his face exposing himself.

The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

Posted on: September 22, 2016

Theft of cell phone

An Edison resident stated that on Tues 9-20-16 at approximately 8:30pm she was in the Rite Aid when she placed her I-phone down on the Pharmacy counter to assist a child nearby. The victim stated when she returned to it she realized it had been stolen.

Surveillance video in the store revealed that an actor described as a black female wearing a bright pink shirt and pink bandana had removed the phone and exited the store. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident. Read on...

Posted on: September 22, 2016

Stolen vehicle/Arrest

Justin Conover a 27 year old Newark resident was arrested on 9-21-16 at approximately 9:30pm by MPD after it was discovered that he was operating a stolen vehicle (2000 Mazda) that had just been stolen from Fourth St. business in South Orange.

The subject was charged for the offense by Detectives and processed accordingly.

Posted on: September 22, 2016

Att. vehicle theft/Arrests

Three juvenile males (16, 13 and 16 years of age) and residents of Newark were arrested on Wednesday 9-21-16 at approximately 10:30 pm after officers responded to a call of a burglary to a vehicle in progress at an apartment complex located on Vose Ave.

Upon arrival officers located the subjects inside a vehicle (2000 Chrysler) that they were attempting to steal by breaking the ignition. The officers placed all three juveniles in custody and while conducting their field investigation discovered that the ...Read on...

Posted on: September 21, 2016

Theft of bicycle

A Centre St. resident stated that sometime during the evening or overnight hours of Monday 9-19-16 an unknown actor had entered her unlocked garage and removed a 21 speed Marin Townie bicycle. The bicycle was recovered approximately two blocks away.

Posted on: September 21, 2016

Suspicious activity

A Waverly Pl. resident stated that on Tuesday 9-20-16 at approximately 9:30 she discovered that some actor(s) had removed a ladder from under the deck and placed it up on top of the deck in what may have been an attempt to gain access to her roof.

Posted on: September 21, 2016

Stolen vehicle/arrests

Mohammad Atiq a 24 year old Carteret resident along with Mohammad Khan also 24 years of age and a resident of Carteret were both arrested on 9-20-16 at approximately 9:50am after an officer on routine patrol discovered they were operating a stolen vehicle

Officers arrested both subjects after the subjects returned to the stolen vehicle which they had parked on Village Plaza. The vehicle, a 2002 Toyota was reported to have been stolen out of Carteret. Both subjects were transported to police headquarters a...Read on...

Posted on: September 21, 2016

Theft of bicycle

An Elm Ct. resident stated that sometime between 5:00pm on 9-19-16 and 11:00am on 9-20-16 an unknown actor entered her garage via an unlocked door and removed a white Beach Cruiser style bicycle.

Posted on: September 21, 2016

Theft from vehicle

A Mercer Pl. resident stated that sometime during the evening or overnight hours of Tuesday 9-20-16 an unknown actor(s) had entered two of his unlocked vehicles and after ransacking the interior removed a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses from one vehicle.

Posted on: September 21, 2016

Burglary to vehicle

A Varsity Rd. resident stated that sometime during the evening or overnight hours of Tuesday 9-20-16 an unknown actor(s) had entered his unlocked vehicle (2015 Toyota) and ransacked the glove box. No items were believed to be stolen.

Posted on: September 21, 2016

Attempted Robbery

A 19 year old resident of South Orange stated that he was walking into his apartment complex on Prospect St. on Tuesday 9-2-16 at approximately 11:00pm when two actors followed him inside the premises and demanded he turn over his wallet.

The victim stated that one of the actors brandished a small silver handgun while demanding his property. When the victim stated that he had no money the actors turned and fled the scene. The actors are being described as two black males, one actor was tal...Read on...

Posted on: September 21, 2016

Burglary to vehicle

A Kingsland Ter. resident stated that sometime during the evening or overnight hours of 9-20-16 an unknown actor(s) entered his unlocked vehicle (2012 Fiat) and ransacked the interior. No items were taken.

Posted on: September 14, 2016

Theft from vehicle

A Glenview Rd. resident stated that sometime during the overnight hours of 9-12-16 an unknown actor(s) had entered her vehicle (2011 Ford) and ransacked the interior removing and removed $10. There were no signs of a forced entry into the vehicle.

Posted on: September 14, 2016

Criminal mischief

A construction company stated that sometime during the evening or overnight hours of 9-12-16 an unknown actor(s) had damaged two construction trucks that were parked on Longview Rd. The actor(s) had damaged the dashboards and an antenna.

Posted on: September 14, 2016

Burglary to dwelling/arrest

Erick Galvez, an Orange resident was arrested on 9-13-16 at approximately 8:50pm after a witness notified the police that he observed an actor climbing through a window to a dwelling located on So. Ridgewood Rd.

Responding officers secured the premises and upon entering same located the subject attempting to flee the dwelling via a master bedroom window. After a brief struggle between the subject and two officers, the subject was ultimately subdued and taken into...Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2016

Robbery

Two victims stated that on Wednesday 9-14-16 at approximately 1:10am they were walking west on South Orange Ave. from the city of Newark when they were robbed at gun point by three individuals.

The victims stated that the actors, while brandishing a handgun ordered them to the ground and relieved them of their cash and cell phones. Upon obtaining the victims property the actors fled on foot east toward the city of Newark. The suspects are being ...Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2016

Theft of vehicle

An Irving Ave. resident stated that sometime during the evening or overnight hours of 9-13-16 an unknown actor(s) had removed his (2013 Ford) from the driveway.


Posted on: September 19, 2016

2016 FINAL TAX BILLS AND REVALUATION.

PRELIMINARY 2017 BILLING IS BASED ON 2016 TAXES AND CURRENT ASSESSMENT.

Please be advised that the final 2016 tax bills and the 2017 preliminary does not take into consideration the ongoing revaluation. As in the past, preliminary bill is just half of the current year tax. You will be notified once new value for each property...Read on...