Posted on: December 15, 2017

The Rules of Snow Removal

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With the cold weather rapidly approaching, the Township of South Orange reminds residents and businesses that all snow removal is the responsibility of the property’s owner or tenant (s).  This includes the sidewalk adjoining the proper...

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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: 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: December 28, 2017

South Orange/Maplewood Baseball and Softball Registration begins January 1st

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While winter has just begun, planning is underway for spring baseball and softball. Registration begins in January for all children planning to participate.

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South Orange Maplewood Baseball is operated under the banner of the national Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth organization and is open to South Orange and Maplewood residents, ages 5-15 (as of April 30th).  The program begins with T-Ball for 5 and 6 ...

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Posted on: December 29, 2017

South Orange Community Garden Registration for 2018 Underway

Registration for the South Orange Community Garden for 2018 is underway.

Community Garden season permits are issued by the Township of South Orange Village for the use of individual Garden Plots for one season. Garden plot registration is limited to South Orange residents, one per household. Registration is on a first-come, fi...

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Posted on: December 28, 2017

Temporary Ice Rink Installed in Meadowland Park

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The Village has installed a temporary ice rink in Meadowland Park for the winter months on the basketball court area adjacent to the Baird.

The rink is open to South Orange residents with a current Recreation Department Membership I.D. and their guests. The guest fee is $5 per person per day. The rink will be staffed by Recreation Department personnel and I.D. Badges will be checked at the ga...

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To find out if rink is OPEN or CLOSED... Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs News

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

SHU Community Announcement: Emergency Notification Systems Test

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On Tuesday, January 23, at 11:55 am the SHU will be conducting a test of both the Emergency Siren System and the PirateAlert Emergency Notification System. If required, a retest of the systems will take place on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 11:55 am

The Emergency Siren System is designed to alert the Seton Hall campus community of an emergency situation that requires them to seek shelter for safety.

 

There is no need to take shelter during this test. The siren test will consist of a siren wai...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Christmas Tree Pickup

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Christmas tree pickups will begin the week of January 1st, 2018 and conclude on January 31st. The time will not be extended so be sure to follow the guidelines and place unwanted trees out prior to the final collection date.

 Trees must be free of ornaments, lighting, decorations, plastic wrap or tree stands.  Please place the tree curbside, not in the street.   No wreaths or other holiday decorations will be collected.

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

PRE-PAYING 2018 TAXES ONLINE

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THE PREPAY FEATURE HAS BEEN ENABLED ON THEVILLAGE TAX PAYMENT WEBSITE.

Please be advised that you may now prepay your 2018 taxes on our website beyond the first quarter that is coming due in February. Due to many inquiries received in my office regarding the upcoming new tax regulation and requests to prepay some part of 201...

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) has completed its gas construction work in South Orange

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PSE&G began the work in September as part of the utility’s Gas System Modernization Program (GSMP).

As part of the GSMP infrastructure program, crews repaired the gas main on South Orange Ave. by Seton Hall University, and they replaced the mains and services on Turrell Ave. and South Centre St.  The aging pipes were replaced with strong, durab...

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Posted on: November 27, 2017

Recycling Enforcement and China's National Sword Program

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Enforcement to ensure only acceptable recyclable materials are being placed in Toters will be more stringently screened as China implements the National Sword Program.

Enforcement to ensure only acceptable recyclable materials are being placed in Toters will be more stringently screened as China implements the National Sword Program.  Food waste will not be tolerated as it will financially impact processors, th...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Rescue Squad Cadets Win Statewide Competition

The South Orange Rescue Squad Cadet Team shows off their First Place Advanced Team Trophy and Grand

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: 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: January 15, 2018

Adult Arrest - CDS

Henry Kraham, an 18 year old Maplewood resident was arrested on Saturday, 1-13-2018 for possession of CDS (marijuana) & CDS paraphernalia. Officers stopped a white pickup truck for a motor vehicle violation near the intersection of W. So. Orange Ave &

Conway Ct.  After further investigation during the traffic stop, officers determined that the driver (Kraham) was in possession of the marijuana and CDS paraphernalia.  Officers arrested Kraham without incident and transported him to hea...

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Posted on: January 15, 2018

Theft

A Holland Rd resident reported that sometime between 1:15 & 7:00 pm on Friday 1-12-18, actor(s) unknown stole two packages off her front porch that had been confirmed delivered by the USPS at 12:38 pm & Fed Ex at 1:12 pm, respectively.

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Warrant Arrest

Christopher Cook, a 38 year old Newark resident was arrested on Wednesday, 1-10-18 at approximately 11:15 am for outstanding arrest warrants out of Newark & So. Orange. Officers responded to the So. Orange Ave & Sloan for a suspicious person & during the

on scene investigation, a records check revealed the active arrest warrants. Officers arrested Cook without further incident and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Burglary to Auto

A Kingman Rd resident reported that sometime between Tuesday, 1-2-18 & Wednesday 1-10-18, actor(s) unknown entered her vehicle, ransacked the interior & removed an SHU parking pass off the rear view mirror. Vehicle was parked in her driveway at the time.

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Adult Arrest - CDS

Benjamin Orgera, an 18 year old So. Orange resident was arrested on Sunday, 1-7-18 at approximately 10:20 pm for possession of CDS (marijuana). Officers stopped an auto for a motor vehicle violation near the intersection of Ridgewood Rd & Redmond Rd.

During the traffic stop, officers determined that the driver of the vehicle (Orgera) was in possession of marijuana and CDS paraphernalia.  Officers arrested Orgera without further incident and transported him to headquarters where he was process...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Warrant Arrest

Michael Spence, a 28 year old Union resident was arrested on Wednesday, 1-3-17 at 5:50 pm for outstanding arrest warrants out of Irvington, Clifton & Newark. Officers stopped a blue Honda for a motor vehicle violation on Park Pl. During the traffic stop

a records check revealed the active arrest warrants for Spence, who was operating the vehicle.  Officers arrested Spence without incident and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.  

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Police Blotter
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Warrant Arrest

Marvin Mixson, a 35 year old Newark resident was arrested on Wednesday, 12-23-18 at approximately 7:45 pm on an outstanding arrest warrant for burglary out of So. Orange. Detectives responded to the Essex County Probation Office, where probation officers

had Mixson detained and in their custody on the outstanding arrest warrant.  Detectives arrested Mixson and transported him to headquarters, where Mixson provided a statement to detectives in regards to his involvement for a burglary that occurre...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Auto Theft

A Montclair resident & So. Orange business owner reported on Tuesday, 1-2-18 at approximately 6:20 pm, actor(s) unknown stole his vehicle (2014 Lexus) while it was parked in the front lot of his business on Valley St.

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

PRE-PAYING 2018 TAXES ONLINE

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THE PREPAY FEATURE HAS BEEN ENABLED ON THE VILLAGE TAX PAYMENT WEBSITE.

Please be advised that you may now prepay your 2018 taxes on our website beyond the first quarter that is coming due in February. Due to many inquiries received in my office regarding the upcoming new tax regulation and requests to prepay some part of 201...

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