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Posted on: March 2, 2018

New Permitting Rules Instituted By State

Effective March 5, 2018

Construction permits are not required for the following:

  • Roof replacement for one- and two-family detached dwellings.
  • Siding replacement for one- and two- family dwellings. Except replacement with polypropylene siding materia...
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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: December 31, 2018

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

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If you wait until spring to think about baseball and softball, it will be too late! January is registration time for all children wanting to participate in SOM Baseball or the MSO Girls Softball program.

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South Orange-Maplewood Baseball is administered by the South Orange Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs and operates with the assistance of a vibrant parent volunteer organization. The program is open to all South Orange and Maplewood ...

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Posted on: December 31, 2018

Local Scout Project to Benefit Village Bocce Courts

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The rehabilitation of the 2 bocce courts adjacent to the skate house and Duck Pond is the focus of an Eagle Scout project planned for 2019.

Charlie Hummel is a sophomore at Columbia High School, a Life Scout and member of Troop 5 Maplewood BSA.  Charlie’s goal for the coming year is to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. In order to do so, he must plan, develop and give leader...

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Posted on: November 17, 2018

South Orange Community Garden Registration for 2019 Begins December 1st

Registration for the South Orange Community begins December 1st.

Community Garden season permits are issued by the Township of South Orange Village for the use of individual Garden Plots for one season. Membership in the Community Garden is limited to South Orange residents, one per household.Plots are reserved on a fi...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

January 19, 2019 - Winter Storm - Update 2

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The Township of South Orange Village Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the impending Winter Storm.

Updated: Saturday, January 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Please check the website for updated information throughout the storm.

The Village has received numerous reports of residents affected by power outages. Our main line from a substation is locked out (not providing power) and crews have been dispat...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Municipal Election

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Our Municipal Election will be held on May 14, 2019.

There will be a vacancy for Village President and (3) Board of Trustees. 

Petitions for the Municipal Election are now available for pick up in the Village Clerk’s Office. The deadline to file Petitions with the Village Clerk is March 11...

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Posted on: December 31, 2018

Christmas Tree Collection

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The Department of Public Works will circle the Township to pick up Christmas Trees from January 7th through February 22nd.

Trees must be free of ornaments, lighting, and stands.  Be sure to remove trees from plastic bags or plastic wrap when placing curbside as trees in plastic will not be collected.  No wreathes will be collected as they are not recyclable....

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Posted on: December 31, 2018

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

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If you wait until spring to think about baseball and softball, it will be too late! January is registration time for all children wanting to participate in SOM Baseball or the MSO Girls Softball program.

BASEBALL

South Orange-Maplewood Baseball is administered by the South Orange Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs and operates with the assistance of a vibrant parent volunteer organization. The program is open to all South Orange and Maplewood ...

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Posted on: December 31, 2018

Local Scout Project to Benefit Village Bocce Courts

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The rehabilitation of the 2 bocce courts adjacent to the skate house and Duck Pond is the focus of an Eagle Scout project planned for 2019.

Charlie Hummel is a sophomore at Columbia High School, a Life Scout and member of Troop 5 Maplewood BSA.  Charlie’s goal for the coming year is to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. In order to do so, he must plan, develop and give leadership to ot...

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Posted on: December 24, 2018

Recycling Collection Changes

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Starting in 2019, Valley St. / Scotland Rd and East will be collected every other Friday. Collection West of Valley St./Scotland will remain every other Thursday.

Questions: Contact the Giordano Recycling Company at 1-800-216-2250, Ext. 2 or email service@gogreengiordano.com

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

SOMA Commuters to Receive Added Bus Service Beginning January 2

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NJ Transit provides updates to local officials, commits to better communication

     SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ (December 17, 2018)  On Friday, December 14, South Orange and Maplewood officials joined Senator Richard Codey, Assemblyman John McKeon and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey in meeting with NJ...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Radel Terrace & Ward Place Road Improvements

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December 14, 2018

Notice to Residents

The road improvement work on Ward Place and Radel Terrace has ended for the year due to the drop in temperature. 

The project will restart in the Spring with notices to be delivered as we get closer.

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Progress is happening on postal service in South Orange

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In recognition of customer service and deliveries being below expectation, the USPS is looking to improve service to residents and businesses

On November 27, 2018, Rep. Donald Payne, Jr., Freeholder Janine G. Bauer and Trustee Deborah Davis-Ford met with Acting Postmaster Kiari Allen of the South Orange Post Office, operations manager Mark Hernandez and Robert Schultz, customer relations, for a...

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Posted on: November 11, 2018

South Orange Health Officer Inspects School Bathrooms

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In response to recent events surrounding the school district's bathroom conditions, Health Officer John Festa inspected the bathrooms of the South Orange schools.

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Posted on: January 21, 2019

Theft of Packages

Two Varsity Rd residents reported that sometime between 4:00 & 5:30 pm, Friday 1-18-18 actor(s) unknown stole packages that had been confirmed delivered off the front porches of the houses. A home security surveillance camera captured one of the thefts

& the detective bureau is investigating the incidents.

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Adult Arrest

Christopher Cook, a 39 year old Newark resident was arrested on Thursday, 1-17-18 at approximately 10:00 for an outstanding arrest warrant out of Newark. Detectives, familiar with the subject & aware of the active warrant, observed Cook

walking on Irvington Ave near Tichenor Ave.  Detectives stopped Cook & arrested him for the warrant without further incident.  Officers transported Cook to headquarters to be processed.  Once at headquarters, Cook gave detec...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Adult Arrest-CDS

Jamal Jackson, a 24 year old Newark resident was arrested on Wednesday, 1-16-19 at approximately 11:15 pm for possession of CDS (marijuana). Officers stopped a suspicious person, who appeared to be smoking a marijuana cigarette at the corner

of So. Orange Ave & Montrose St.  Upon further investigation during the stop, officers determined that the subject (Jackson) was in possession of several small bags of marijuana & arrested him without incident. Officers transported him to...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Burglary to Auto

A Newark resident reported that sometime between 8:00 am & 3:00 pm, Wednesday 1-16-19 actor(s) unknown entered her vehicle while it was parked on So. Orange Ave near Stanley Rd & stole her black purse, which contained several forms of identification,

multiple credit cards& her checkbook.  It appears the actor(s) smashed the front side passenger window to gain entry & also damaged all four seats by puncturing them with an unknown object. Detectives responded & processed the vehicle...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Burglary to Auto

A 3rd St. resident reported that sometime between 9:00 pm & 11:30 pm Tuesday 1-15-19 actor(s) unknown entered his unlocked vehicle, rummaged through the interior & stole his blue North Face backpack, which contained two laptop computers & personal items.

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Attempted Burglary to Autos

An Overhill Rd resident reported that at approximately 1:30 am, Sunday 1-13-19, his home security surveillance system captured two unknown actors attempting to enter his vehicles by pulling on the door handles. Both actors appear to be males,

and were dressed in dark clothing with hoods/masks covering their faces.  The actors fled the scene when a motion activated light came on.  Both vehicles were locked & the actors were unable to gain entry.

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Burglary

A Varsity Rd resident reported that sometime between 1:00 & 10:00 am on Sunday, 1-13-19, actor(s) unknown entered her residence & stole a set of keys. It appeared the actor(s) gained entry through a window on the side of the house and exited via

a rear door.  Detectives responded to process the scene and the incident is currently being investigated.

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Burglary to Auto

A University Ct. resident reported that sometime between 9:30 pm, Tuesday 1-8-19 & 8:00 am, Wednesday 1-9-19, actor(s) unknown entered her unlocked vehicle, rummaged through the interior & stole her Garmin GPS & some loose change.

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Burglary to Autos

A Ward Pl. resident reported that sometime between 11:00 pm, Tuesday, 1-8-19 & 8:00 am, Wednesday 1-9-19, actor(s) unknown entered two unlocked vehicles & rummaged through the interiors. Actor(s) stole a small amount of money from one of the vehicles.

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Burglary to Auto

A Radel Terr. resident reported that sometime between 3:30 pm, Sunday 1-6-19 & 9:30 am, Monday 1-7-19, actor(s) unknown entered his unlocked vehicle & rummaged through the interior, though nothing was reported missing at the time.

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Burglary to Auto

A Radel Terr. resident reported that sometime between 5:00 pm, Sunday 1-6-19 & 7:55 am, Monday 1-7-19, actor(s) unknown entered his unlocked vehicle, rummaged through the interior & stole an iPhone charger & a pair of black gloves.

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