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Posted on: January 13, 2020

United States Census 2020

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Presentation given at the Monday, January 13, 2020 Board of Trustees Meeting.

Linked below is the presentation which was presented by Mr. Kraiker from the Census Bureau to the Board.

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

South Orange First Quarter “SO Healthy” Campaign


South Orange, NJ (January 5, 2020) To boost healthy community activities during the winter, the Township of South Orange Village, South Orange Village Center Alliance, and Seton Hall University are partnering to launch a SO Healthy Campaign this quarter.

The campaign seeks  to encourage our community to team up and adopt consistent healthy habits during the first three months of the year. Habits that will persist and serve to optimize community health and wellbeing for years to come. Prizes will ...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Year of the Woman

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Cocktails & Conversation

Join SOMA women on January 16th at 6 pm at Papillon 25 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote.

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

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 Maplewood and South Orange children wanting to play in our baseball or softball leagues this spring.


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: January 1, 2020

2020 South Orange Resident Memberships Available Now

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Happy new year! South Orange Recreation & Cultural Affairs Membership is available to South Orange residents as of January 1st.

The benefits of this membership include access to the community pool, tennis courts and discounts on many department programs.Membership registration has never been easier!  Renewals for returning members OR first time membership purchases can be...

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Posted on: December 30, 2019

Vose + Taylor Redevelopment Plan


On December 30, 2019, the Village Trustees re-introduced the Vose + Taylor Redevelopment Plan.

This draft has the following revisions, which were intended to be part of introduction draft but due to versioning issue were not included in December 9th draft for the prior meeting:

  • Page 22 – 6.2.2. A.3.c (Parking)- added clarification that on-...
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Posted on: December 26, 2019

Christmas Tree Pickup


As of January 6th residents may place their Christmas trees curbside for collection by the Department of Public Works.

Ornaments, tree stands, and lights must be removed from the tree before placing it curbside for collection.  Wreaths will not be collected as they are not recyclable due to the wiring.  The collection will go through February 5th.&nb...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Valley Street Preliminary Investigation Presentation

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Part 1

Below is the Valley Street Preliminary Investigation presentation from the December 16 Planning Board meeting.

Valley Street Prelim Investigation Presentation

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

2020 Census Job Opportunities


The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people for temporary jobs across the country.

This is your chance to play a part in history! Temporary census positions offer the perfect opportunity to earn extra income, while at the same time, helping your community. Did you know: The results of the 2020 Census help determine how billions of dolla...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

South Orange’s New Reusable Bag Law Starts January 1, 2020.


South Orange shoppers are encouraged to start using their own carry-out bags when shopping in town.

Starting January 1 st , plastic carry-out bags will be eliminated and a 5¢ fee will be placed on paper carry-out bags provided by retailers within South Orange. Restaurants will charge 5¢ per order for paper bags required for delivery or takeout of that o...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Sustainable Jersey Certified Again

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South Orange is once again a Sustainable Jersey certified community.

One of only 212 in the state, South Orange achieved Sustainable Jersey certification at the bronze level. Certified towns are an outstanding group of municipalities that are making important contributions toward the long-term goal of a sustainable New Jer...

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