Posted on: December 2, 2016

Rabies Clinic Coming in January

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The Township of South Orange Village will be holding the annual free Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Dogs & Cats on January 21, 2017 at the South Orange Rescue Squad, located at 62 Sloan St.  The clinic will run from 9 am to 11 am.

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

South Orange Celebrates National Influenza Vaccination Week

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) in 2005 to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. Flu vaccination coverage estimates from pa...Read on...

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Puppy, It's Cold Outside

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With winter fast approaching, the Township of South Orange Village wants to remind residents of a recent ordinance concerning leaving pets out in the cold. Here is a copy of ordinance 69-2(B):

B. Animals left outdoors- It shall be unlawful for any...Read on...

Cold Weather Pet Safety Tips by the AVMA
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: November 12, 2016

South Orange Community Garden Registration for 2017 Begins December 1st

Registration for the South Orange Community Garden for 2017 will begin December 1, 2016.

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, f...Read on...

Posted on: November 1, 2016

Register NOW for Winter Recreation Programs

Registration is underway for winter programs offered by the Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs.

Activities include art, dance and enrichment classes for kids and adults, basketball, soccer, tae kwon do, indoor track, tennis squirts, wrestling and play groups for preschoolers. Most winter sports programs begin the first week of December. Arts class...Read on...

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

Water Pump Station Testing

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In preparation for the bulk water supply change from East Orange Water Commission to New Jersey American Water on January 1, 2017, New Jersey American Water will conduct a test of the newly constructed South Orange Village pump station and water transmiss...Read on...

Posted on: November 1, 2016

The Township of South Orange Village unveils a Soofa solar-powered bench that charges mobile devices

Soofa Bench

South Orange, NJ – On Thursday, November 10, 2016, the Township of South Orange Village will officially unveil its first Soofa solar-powered bench that charges mobile devices using solar power while providing the user with a social experience in the heart...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2016

New Leaf Map is Now Live! Check to see if your zone is open.

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The leaf map is now live! Please follow this throughout the season to see if you are allowed to put your leaves out on the curb for pickup. When your zone is highlighted green that is the time which you are allowed to put your leaves out at the curb for p...Read on...

Posted on: October 11, 2016

Puppy, It's Cold Outside

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With winter fast approaching, the Township of South Orange Village wants to remind residents of a recent ordinance concerning leaving pets out in the cold. Here is a copy of ordinance 69-2(B):

B. Animals left outdoors- It shall be unlawful for any...Read on...

Cold Weather Pet Safety Tips by the AVMA
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: 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

Chief James Chelel

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.
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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Burglary - Theft

A Grove Rd. resident reported that between 9:00 am, 11-27-16 & 9:00 am, 11-29-16 actor(s) unknown broke into her garage and stole a black, Cannondale "CAAD 12" bicycle. The Detective Bureau processed the scene and is currently investigating the incident.

Posted on: November 30, 2016

Adult Arrest - CDS

Bryce Mathis, a 19 year old Florida resident was arrested on Tuesday, 11-29-16 at approximately 10:40 pm for possession of CDS (marijuana). After observing a suspicious vehicle (2004 Saturn) parked on Kingman Rd. officer(s) conducted a

motor vehicle stop to investigate further, which revealed the CDS.  Officer(s) arrested Mathis and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.

Posted on: November 29, 2016

Burglary to Garage

An Irving Ave. resident reported that between 10:00 pm, Monday 11-28-16 & 6:00 am, Tuesday, 11-29-16 unknown actor(s) entered her garage and stole a white & blue, 24 speed Trek bicycle. No other property appears to be missing from the garage.

 At approximately 10:52 am, the bicycle was found by a Centre Street resident, who notified police and recovered the property.

Posted on: November 29, 2016

Criminal Mischief

A Prospect Place resident reported that between 8:45 pm, Monday 11-28-16 and 9:45 am, Tuesday 11-29-16 unknown actor(s) smashed the rear vent window of his vehicle (1999 Honda). Nothing else was damaged or stolen from the vehicle & no entry was gained.

Posted on: November 29, 2016

Adult Arrest - CDS

Amisaday Rodriguez-Santos, a 20 year old Newark resident was arrested on Monday, 11-28-16 at approximately 11:50 pm for possession of CDS (marijuana). Officers stopped a vehicle (2006 Honda) for motor vehicle violations at the intersection

of Irvington Ave & Ward Place.  Investigation during the stop revealed that the driver of the vehicle, Rodriguez-Santos was in possession of marijuana.  Officers arrested subject without further incident and transported him to headqu...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Robbery - Carjacking

A Bronx, NY resident reported that on Saturday, 11-26-16 at approximately 2:19 pm, while outside at a So. Centre Street residence, he was approached by an unknown actor who pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at his chest and demanded he

give him his vehicle (2014 Jeep), which was parked the driveway.  The actor, described by the victim as a 6'- 03", medium build, black male wearing a grey sweat suit, with a ski mask covering his face, took the keys and drove off in...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Auto Theft

A Livingston resident reported that his vehicle (2003 Jeep), which was parked in the NJ Transit Lot, was stolen on Sunday, 11-27-16 sometime between 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm.

Posted on: November 28, 2016

Shoplifting - Arrest

Zaakir Powell, a 19 year old Newark resident was arrested for shoplifting on Sunday, 11-27-16 at approximately 12:15 am for shoplifting after an officer observed the subject stuff several items into his jacket pocket and then leave the store without

paying for them.  The officer immediately arrested Powell without further incident.  Search incident to arrest revealed that Powell was also in possession of CDS and officers transported Powell to headquarters.  During processin...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Shoplifting - Arrest

Adeja Lendor, a 35 year old Newark resident was arrested for shoplifting on Saturday, 11-26-16 at approximately 8:47 pm after attempting to steal a bottle of wine from the Wine Emporium on Valley Street.

Officers responded to a call from an employee at the Wine Emporium that an actor was trying to steal a bottle of wine.  The actor left the store and fled the scene in an Audi A4 heading east on First Street.  Officers arrived and observe...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Shoplifting - Arrest

Marcus Rawls, a 48 year old Newark resident was arrested for shoplifting on Saturday, 11-26-16 at approximately 4:00 pm after he was identified by an employee of the 7-11 on Valley Street as the actor who had previously committed two recent thefts from

the store.  On Thursday, 11-24-16 and Friday, 11-26-16 the employee reported that the same unknown actor, described as a black male wearing blue jeans, a grey & black winter jacket and a black wool hat entered the 7-11 and stole several simil...

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Posted on: November 24, 2016

Strong-arm robbery

An 18 year old victim stated that he was walking on Irvington Ave at 9:35pm on Wednesday 11-23-16 when he was assaulted and ultimately robbed of his phone by a group of approximately five actors described as being black males along with two black females.

The victim stated that he was punched and fell to the ground where is was then kicked until the actors obtained his I-phone and then fled the seen in a light colored mini van. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident. 

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Posted on: November 24, 2016

Assault

Two victims a male and a female stated that they were walking on Irvington Ave. in the area of Cottage St. on Wednesday 11-23-16 at approximately 9:45pm when they were physically assaulted by two actors that were described as a thin black male and

and a thin black female. The victims stated that the actors were accompanied two other actors also described to be a thin male and female. After the incident the actors fled the scene in a white or light colored mini van. The Detective Bureau is investiga...

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Posted on: November 24, 2016

Theft from vehicle

A Fairview Ave. resident stated that at approximately 8:10pm on Wednesday 11-23-16 two actors described as being heavy set black males wearing all black clothing entered his unlocked vehicle (2013 VW) and removed a computer tablet before fleeing on foot.

A witness to the incident stated that the actors may have been utilizing a white sedan type vehicle to flee the area in. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident. 

Posted on: November 23, 2016

CDS Arrest

James Ritchie, a 22 year old West Orange resident, Amanda Buster, a 19 year old Nutley resident and Isabel Montoya, a 19 year old Nutley resident were arrested on Wednesday, 11-23-16 at approximately 12:30 am for CDS offenses.

Officers stopped a vehicle for multiple motor vehicle violations at the intersection of Irvington Avenue and Ward Place and it was determined during the on scene investigation that marijuana along with CDS paraphernalia was inside the vehicle.  O...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Adult Arrest

Hakeem Love, a 37 year old South Orange resident was arrested on Wednesday, 11-23-16 at approximately 6:30 am for assault. The victim, a Colonia resident reported that he was assaulted while inside the Dunkin Donuts and the subject then fled the scene.

Based on the detailed description of the subject given by the victim, officers were able to locate the subject in the SOPAC parking lot.  After a positive identification by the victim, officers arrested the subject without further incident and tr...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Adult Arrest

William Brown, a 60 year old former Brooklyn resident was arrested on Tuesday, 11-22-16 at approximately 4:45 am for an outstanding arrest warrant out of Summit. Officers responded to a call for a suspicious person in the lobby of 147 Vose Avenue and

further investigation at the scene revealed the active warrant.  Officers arrested subject without further incident and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.  

Posted on: November 22, 2016

Adult Arrest

Ibn Bussey, a 34 year old Hillside resident was arrested on Monday, 11-21-16 at approximately 3:05 pm for an outstanding arrest warrant out of Newark. Officers stopped the subject for a motor vehicle violation near the intersection of So. Orange Ave and

Mayhew Drive, where further investigation during the motor vehicle stop revealed the outstanding warrant.  Officers arrested subject without further incident and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Warrant arrest

George Brown, a 36 year old Orange resident was arrested on 11-17-16 at approximately 11:45pm when an officer on routine patrol observed the subject walking on Centre St. and was aware that the subject had committed several prior thefts from vehicles.

The officer also had prior knowledge that this jurisdiction had an active warrant for his arrest for a like incident. The subject was taken into custody on the scene of the encounter, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly. 

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Burglary to vehicle

A West Montrose resident stated that sometime during the overnight hours of 11-17-16 an unknown actor(s) had entered her unlocked vehicle (2014 Volvo) and rummaged through the interior. The vehicle was parked in the driveway at the time of the incident.

Posted on: November 21, 2016

Obstruction arrest

Dante Bennett, a 22 year old Linden resident was arrested on Friday 11-18-16 at approximately 8:25pm after officers responded to Bow Tie Cinemas on a report of an actor attempting to utter a fraudulent bill.

While the officers were attempting to make an inquiry as to the incident the subject refused to comply on several occasions and as such was taken into custody, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly. 

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Theft of cell phone

A juvenile stated that while she was in the 7-11 located on Valley St. she had placed her I-phone on the counter and when she returned to it she discovered it had been stolen.

Posted on: November 21, 2016

Theft/arrest

Rajaun bagley, a 46 year old Irvington resident was arrested on 11-19-16 by officers after he had been observed fleeing the Stop & Shop located on Valley St. in possession of merchandize that had not been purchased.


The subject was  taken into custody a few blocks away from the theft, transported to police headquarters and processed accordingly. 

Posted on: November 21, 2016

Theft from vehicle

A Kenneth Ter. resident stated that sometime between 5:00pm on 11-19-16 and noon the following day an unknown actor(s) had entered her unlocked vehicle (2016 VW) and removed two tote bags and a collapsible shovel.


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...