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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


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.


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


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

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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


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.

If you have ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Progress is happening on postal service in South Orange


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.

Click here to see the report. Home