Posted on: November 1, 2017

New Jersey Raises Age for Purchasing Tobacco to 21

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On November 1, 2017, New Jersey’s new law raising the age for purchasing tobacco products and electronic smoking devices from 19 to 21 takes effect.  Raising the minimum age to 21 helps protect New Jersey youth from the deadly effects o...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

2016 Annual Health Report Released

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Every year the Township of South Orange Village releases a report that updates residents about the activities of the South Orange Health Department.

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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...

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

Recycling Collection Thanksgiving Week

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The typical Thursday collection will be altered for the week of Thanksgiving.  During this week the recycling will be collected by Giordano on Saturday, November 25th.

The typical Thursday collection will be altered for the week of Thanksgiving.  During this week the recycling will be collected by Giordano on Saturday, November 25th. 

To prevent missed collections please have your recycling Toters curbs...

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Posted on: October 28, 2017

Check The Catch Basins On Your Street

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Please help protect public and private property from flooding by ensuring that all leaves are cleared from and around catch basins along our streets.

With the impending storm arriving Sunday, October 29th it is anticipated to bring high winds, heavy rain and potential flooding Sunday afternoon into Monday. Please help protect public and private property from flooding by ensuring that all leaves are cle...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

Leaf Season

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Leaf Season will begin on Monday, October 23rd and go through December 6th.

Leaves are only to be placed curbside when your street falls under an open zone on the Leaf Map (click).Please review the Seasonal Information tab on the top left margin of the Public Works page for all policies with regards to leaf pickup.If you are on a...

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

Enforcement Notice

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The South Orange Police Department (SOPD) in conjunction with the Village President, the Board of Trustees and on behalf of several concerned residents will be increasing its aggressive enforcement of traffic safety laws.

Our goal will be to curb motor vehicle violations in particular those offenses for “Failing to Stop for a Pedestrian in a Crosswalk.”

The SOPD is pleased to have received this month the AAA Traffic Safety Award and also an additional $1...

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

Village and South Orange Library Awarded $500,000 N.J. Historic Trust Grant for Connett Building

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The Village and the South Orange Library were notified today that we have been awarded a $500,000 New Jersey Historic Trust Preservation Grant for the rehabilitation and repair of the Connett Memorial Library Building.

The grant will offset a substantial portion of the cost of much needed repairs to the exterior of the Connett building, including the replacement of all doors and windows and significant masonry and brick repairs.  These repairs follow the recent...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

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Resident Notifications
Date: October 6th, 2017
Re: Hartford Road Improvements

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Re: HARTFORD ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

Date:  October 6th, 2017

Dear Resident:

     We are sending this notice out to you to inform you of the curb/sidewalk/ cobble gutter work that is planned to start next w...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

South Orange and Maplewood Receive Final Fire Study Report

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After almost a year of study and review of the current Fire Department operations, Manitou Inc. delivered a report on the Feasibility of Consolidation, Merger or Sharing of South Orange and Maplewood's Municipal Fire Protection Services.


A copy of the final report can be viewed here: 


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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Rescue Squad Cadets Win Statewide Competition

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On Saturday, June 11, the South Orange Rescue Squad took part in the 5th Annual Bayshore EMS Cadet Competition in Keyport, New Jersey at the Keyport First Aid Squad.

This event brought Emergency Medical Services cadet teams from New York and New Jersey together for a two day event that combines EMS skill competitions, educational experiences, training, and socializing with like-minded peers. 

Competing against...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

South Orange Parking Authority Valet Parking Pilot Program

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The South Orange Parking Authority is pleased to announce the launch of a Valet Parking Pilot Program. The Valet service will be run by AEValet and will begin this Friday, June 16.

Drop off will be in the Firehouse Lot (3) off of First Street near the Zip Cars and Scooter Shelter. Vehicles will be parked in the Third Street garage. The fee will be $8 per car.  Valet service will run Thursday thru Sunday - 5pm to 11pm. The s...

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Posted on: August 15, 2016

South Orange Launches Humane Program to Reduce Feral Cat Population

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The Board of Health in South Orange enacted an Ordinance to address the growing feral cat population in the Township.

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...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

2016 Annual Health Report Released

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Every year the Township of South Orange Village releases a report that updates residents about the activities of the South Orange Health Department.

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

Burglary

A Harmon Rd resident reported that sometime between 8:30 am & 4:30 pm, Wednesday 11-15-17, actor(s) unknown entered the residence, ransacked several rooms & stole jewelry as well as electronic equipment. The Detective Bureau processed the

scene and is currently investigating the incident.

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

Burglary

A Meadowbrook Lane resident reported that sometime between 8:00 pm, Saturday 11-11-17 & 3:00 pm, Wednesday 11-15-17 actor(s) unknown entered his garage and removed his Craftsman gas powered lawn mower. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

Adult Arrest - DWI

Rody Alexi Nunez-Murcia, a 25 year old Maryland resident was arrested on Monday, 11-13-17 at approximately 11:00 pm for DWI. Officers stopped a vehicle (Honda Pilot) that was driving erratically near the intersection of Scotland Rd & Randolph Pl.

After further investigation at the scene of the traffic stop, officers determined that the driver (Nunez-Murcia) was DWI.  Officers arrested Nunez-Murcia and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.  Officers i...

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Adult Arrest - CDS

Juan Gonzalez, a 23 year old Union resident was arrested on Sunday, 11-12-17 at approximately 5:15 pm for possession of CDS (Hash) & CDS paraphernalia. Officers stopped a blue Subaru for motor vehicle violations near the intersection of W. So. Orange

Ave & Church Street.  After further investigation at the traffic stop, officers determined that the driver (Gonzalez) was in possession of the CDS & paraphernalia.  Officers arrested Gonzalez without incident and transported him ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

Theft

A Longview Rd resident reported that sometime between 1:00 & 2:30 am, Tuesday 11-7-17 actor(s) unknown stole all four emblem, center wheel caps off the tire rims of his vehicle (2014 Cadillac Escalade), while it was parked in his driveway.

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Burglary to Autos

Two Cameron Rd residents reported that sometime between 7:00 pm, Sunday 11-5-17 & 2:15 am, Monday 11-6-17 actor(s) unknown entered their respective vehicles and removed personal items, a GPS & some loose change. While on patrol, officers observed one of

vehicle's doors ajar and the interior light illuminated.  Upon further investigation, officers determined the vehicle along with another next door had been burglarized & notified the owners.  Neither vehicle was damaged & a furth...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Burglary to Auto

A Wyckoff, NJ resident reported that sometime between 12:00 & 6:00 am on Friday, 11-3-17 actor(s) unknown entered his unlocked vehicle while it was parked on Stanley Rd and removed his black, Under Armour backpack with his Lenovo Thinkpad Laptop inside.

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Warrant Arrest

Tyvaughn Bedford, a 20 year old East Orange resident was arrested on Monday, 11-6-17 at approximately 12:30 am for multiple outstanding arrest warrants out of several jurisdictions. Officers stopped a red Audi for a motor vehicle violation on Randolph

Place.  At the scene of the traffic stop, a records check revealed the active warrants & officers arrested Bedford without further incident and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Warrant Arrest

James Valerie, a 55 year old Newark resident was arrested on Saturday, 11-4-17 at approximately 10:30 pm for an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Essex County Sheriff's Department. Officers stopped a White Ford for a motor vehicle violation

in front of 212 So. Orange Ave.  At the scene of the traffic stop, a records check revealed the active warrant & officers arrested Valerie without further incident and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Warrant Arrest

Marcus Rawls, a 49 year old Newark resident was arrested on Thursday, 11-2-17 at approximately 3:30 pm for an outstanding arrest warrant out of Bloomfield. Officers responded to a call for a suspicious person who was at a business on Academy Street

& stopped a subject (Rawls) who matched the description provided by the witness at the intersection of Academy St. & Irvington Ave.  At the scene of the stop, a records check revealed the active warrant & officers arrested Rawls witho...

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