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Posted on: August 24, 2019

19th Century Baseball Game in South Orange on Saturday, September 14th

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The South Orange Department of Recreation is presenting a 19th century baseball game on Saturday, September 14, 2019 starting at noon on Cameron Field in South Orange.

Part game, part show, part history lesson and all fun, the Flemington, NJ Neshanock team will play against local volunteers in bare-handed baseball, wearing period uniforms and using rules from 1864 or 1873. The event will also include a short lesson on t...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

Download the new recycling app.


Now you can get recycling reminders and answers right on your phone with the free Recycle Coach app.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has purchased Recycle Coach, a web-based recycling education and information app, for all counties and municipalities in New Jersey at absolutely no cost to them. Recycle Coach makes up to the ...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Mark Your Calendars for Good Health


The South Orange Department of Health will present the 13th Annual South Orange Health Fair on September 7.

Take advantage of a free opportunity to reduce your risk of some health problems. The South Orange Health Department will hold its 13th Annual Free Health Fair on Saturday, Sept. 7th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Orange Fire House, located at 56 Slo...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

South Orange Does Not Currently Receive Water from Newark

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In response to concerns expressed by residents about the potential of lead in the water from a Newark source, the South Orange Water Utility wants to be absolutely clear that South Orange’s water supply is not affected nor supplied by Newark.

South Orange’s water is supplied by New Jersey American Water from their new, state-of-the-art Canoe Brook Water Treatment Plant in Millburn, NJ. While the Village also maintains several emergency water supply interconnections, previously includ...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Hydrant-Flushing Program

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The program will begin on Sunday, September 8th at 9:00 pm.

The Township of South Orange Village will begin its hydrant-flushing program on Sunday, September 8th at 9:00 pm and run each night thereafter for approximately 10 days. To minimize the impact on demand, the flushing will occur each night between the hour...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

PSE&G Issues Scam Alert


Public Service Electric & Gas is warning New Jersey residents that scammers have spoofed one of its phone numbers in attempts to obtain personal information.

On Thursday, August 8, 2019, PSE&G started receiving a small number of inquiries, with calls escalating during business hours Friday, August 9, 2019. Many of the callers were returning missed calls that appear to have been made from a PSE&G phone ...
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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Engineer Department


Resident Notification Re: Woodland Crescent, South Orange parking Lot, Kilburn Place and Lindsey Avenue Road Improvements work to begin on Monday, August 19, 2019

Resident Notifications            

Date:  August 12th, 2019

Re: Woodland Crescent, South Orange Parking Lot, Kilburn Place and Lindsey Avenue Road    Improvements

Dear ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

2nd Annual Kenny Graham Round-Robin Doubles Invitational Announced

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The South Orange Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs announces the 2nd annual tennis competition in honor of Kenneth Allen Graham, a dedicated lifelong resident of South Orange and a true ambassador for the game of tennis.

The tournament will be Saturday, September 28 (Rain Date September 29) on the 'Kenny Graham Courts' in Meadowland Park adjacent to the Baird Community Center.

Tournament events:

  • Men's 45 and Over Doubles, 8:00-11:00 am/Finals 3:00-4:00 pm
  • Women's 45 and Over...
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Posted on: July 31, 2019




We are sorry for the delay in processing the final 2019 tax bills. This is due to the delay in the State budgetary process. The bills will be mailed by Friday (8/2/19).  By the authorization of the village Board of Trustees, the grace pe...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

SOM Baseball 10U Cougars Win Summer League Campionship

10U Cougars Elated

The SOM Baseball Cougars 10U team won the New Providence Green League Championship on July 28th in a thriller vs. Chatham.

In a game with lots of offense, the Cougars came to bat in the top of the 6th inning trailing 7-4.  With their season on the line, the Cougars loaded the bases.  Dylan Maguire drew a key walk, cutting the Chatham lead to 2 runs and then,...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

South Orange Community Campout, Friday, September 13th

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Afraid to brave the woods and wild animals? Camp out right here in South Orange on Friday, September 13th.

Reserve a "campsite" for the Community Campout and spend a night with family and friends in New Waterlands Park. This event is free but you must reserve your campsite in advance. Every campsite MUST have at least one RESPONSIBLE ADULT in charge ...

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Posted on: July 8, 2019

Community Relations Committee: Call for Volunteers


Community Relations Committee is accepting volunteer applications.

Founded in 1980, the Community Relations Committee (CRC) is seeking new members to become part of our exciting team.  Over the years, the CRC has pioneered programs in town such as the Gaslight, Newcomer's Day, the Villager of the Month program, ...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs to Relocate During Baird Center Renovations

Baird Center Update 1

Due to the upcoming renovations to the Baird Community Center, the Township of South Orange Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs will be making the following relocations at the end of June.

Starting July 1st, all customer service staff for the Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs will be located at the South Orange Community Pool seven days a week during Pool operating hours to assist residents with Recreation Department related b...

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Posted on: June 21, 2019

Village President's Statement on Pending ICE Raids

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Continue reading to find Village President Collum's statement and resolution regarding these raids.

June 21, 2019

To Members of the South Orange Community:

Earlier this week, several news outlets began reporting on raids that would be undertaken by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This followed a tweet by President Trump on Monday, June 17, 2019...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Summer Hours Department of Public Works

Recycling Toter

Summer hours in the Department of Public Works are as follows:

Recycling Depot Hours for Resident Access

May 28th through September 2nd 2019

Tuesday & Thursday 7am- 3:30pm

Saturday 8am-12pm

Residents must arrive at the recycling center early enough to exit the gates prior to closing time.  

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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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