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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Proposed Redevelopment of 270 and 299 Irvington Avenue

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Review preliminary concept designs presented on February 5th and submit your feedback in advance of our next forum.

A community meeting regarding a proposal for 270 and 299 Irvington Avenue was held on Wednesday, February 15th at Congregation Beth El. Approximately 60 residents attended the forum to learn more about the project, provide feedback and ask questions.&...

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Posted on: February 1, 2020

Summer Playground Program Registration Begins March 2nd

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Registration for the South Orange Summer Playground Program begins March 2nd online or in person at the Dept. of Recreation.

The Playground Program is a half-day, 7 week program, open to South Orange children from age 4 (as of October 1) through grade 8.  Children meet daily in and around Meadowland Park, enjoying games, sports, music, dance, art, swimming, special eve...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

The Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition


The League of Municipalities announces The Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition for high school juniors and seniors.

This scholarship has been named in honor of Louis Bay 2nd, Mayor Emeritus of Hawthorne. Louis Bay 2nd actively participated as a League Board Member and Past President for 60 years.

The competition is open to all high school juniors and seniors who are res...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Statement Regarding an Active and Ongoing Police Investigation

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The South Orange Police Department Internal Affairs Unit and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Bureau Announce Use of Force Investigation.

Statement Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The South Orange Police Department Internal Affairs Unit and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Bureau are actively investigating an officer’s use of force during a ro...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Calling All Volunteers!

Calling All Volunteers

One of our most valuable resources is the volunteers who take time out of their busy schedules to help make South Orange among the best places to live, work, and visit in New Jersey.

Volunteering in South Orange broadly falls into two categories:

  • South Orange Statutory Boards - Boards strictly governed by State statutes and for which appointments are limited to a finite number of individuals for fixed terms.
  • South Orange Committees, Adv...
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Posted on: January 20, 2020

South Orange Water Utility Rate Change


Important Message from the South Orange Water Utility

On Jan. 13,2020, the South Orange Village Board of Trustees voted and passed Ordinance #2019-25, which changed water rates. 

A copy of this ordinance is available at These rate changes are effective Feb. 5, 2020.

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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 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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Dept. of Recreation Registration Website Home
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 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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