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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Face Coverings Required in South Orange Parks

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All residents in South Orange must have a face covering while using the parks.

TOWNSHIP OF SOUTH ORANGE VILLAGEEXECUTIVE ORDER

WHEREAS, The Governor’s Executive Order 143, states that all employees and visitors are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings when present on the public and private beaches, lakes, and lakeshor...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Parking Authority Pay by Cell Announcement

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Important information regarding "Pay by Cellphone"

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The Parking Authority regrets to inform you that our Pay by Cell provider ceased doing business on Monday, May 18 due to the financial impact of the COVID 19 pandemic.  The Authority is working diligently to replace the vendor.  We...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Officer Administratively Charged Following a Use of Force Incident, South Orange Seeks Removal

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On January 22, 2020, the South Orange Police Department (“SOPD”), as part of its standard protocol and procedures, reviewed the video of an incident that had occurred earlier that day at 12:05 a.m.

The video showed that force was used during the arrest of a suspect who had allegedly committed a criminal offense in the vicinity of the South Orange Train Station on Sloan Street.

That same day, it was determined that the force utilized by the officer ma...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Tennis Courts Reopening on May 22

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Residents will be able to use the municipal tennis courts with some restrictions.

On Friday, May 22, South Orange will be reopening the municipal tennis courts.  The courts at Meadowlands Park and Farrell Field will be open to the public with restrictions in place, including mandatory social distancing between players and no d...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Essex County Opens Satellite Testing Sites

NJ Coronavirus Update

Essex County is expanding its COVID-19 testing to include satellite testing sites throughout the County. The satellite sites will offer saliva tests and will begin on Thursday, May 21st.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that Essex County is expanding its COVID-19 testing initiative to include satellite testing sites throughout the County in addition to continuing to operate its drive through testing center in Wee...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Scotland Road Improvements To Begin Late May, 2020.

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Comprehensive renovation will address water main, street lighting, paving, and traffic safety improvements.

Long awaited improvements to Scotland Road, a county road in South Orange, will begin in early May with the recent award of a contract to Colonnelli Brothers set to break ground in late May to replace the water main that runs the length of the roadway. Th...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

SOFD Hosts Food Drive

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SOFD is asking for donations from residents to help families in need.

The Food Drive began on Monday, May 11 in support of local Food Pantries. We are asking anyone who can to drop off non-perishable food items to the First St. side entrance of the Fire Department- in the white containers. 

Specifically, the Food Pa...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

APPOINTMENT SLOTS FILLED FOR JUNE CONTAINER DAY

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The DPW will host a June 27th Container Day for residents by appointment ONLY.
At this time all appointment slots have been filled. No additional appointments will be taken.

Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health and welfare of residents and employees the DPW will offer limited access to the recycling facility for bulk item drop off on Saturday, June 27th.  The following policies will be in place t...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

South Orange Passes Vaping Enforcement Ordinance

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Ordinance was passed on May 11, 2020.

To enhance its ability to enforce New Jersey State law precluding the sale of vaping products to minors, the Township of South Orange Village has passed a local vaping ordinance. Retailers seeking to sell vaping products must obtain a license to do so, au...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

2020 Municipal Budget Introduced

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The 2020 Municipal Budget was introduced at the Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, May 11, 2020.

Please find the 2020 Municipal Budget and Budget Presentation in the links below. Public comment and 2nd reading will take place at the Board of Trustee Meeting on Monday, June 8, 2020. 

2020 State Budget Document - Introduction

2020 Budget Present...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Spring Cleanup Extended

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As residents are unable to access the Public Works recycling facility at this time the annual Spring Cleanup program date has been extended through May 31st.

Residents may continue to place yard debris and leaves in biodegradable bags in addition to branches 4 inches or smaller in diameter stacked curbside for collection by the DPW.    No appointment is necessary, the Department will continue...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Small Business Saturdays

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In support of the local businesses in Maplewood and South Orange, Maplewood Village Alliance, South Orange Village Center, and Springfield Avenue Partnership have started—Saturdays in May—where every Saturday is a Small Business Saturday.

The campaign aims to inform local residents that many businesses are open after adapting their business practices to promote safe operations, while still offering the same quality goods and services.“While most of our businesses are closed for i...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Grace Period for 2nd Quarter Taxes Extended to June 1

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The grace period has been extended due to the Coronavirus.

On April 28, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 130, which allows municipalities to extend the grace period for property tax payments due on May 1 to June 1.  Such an extension would provide much-needed relief to homeowners struggling fin...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

PSE&G Warns of Scams During COVID-19 Pandemic

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PSE&G warns customers of scammers taking advantage during times of crisis

Public Service Electric & Gas, New Jersey’s largest utility, is more committed than ever to the health and safety of its customers. A heightened sense of uncertainty throughout the world is emboldening phone scammers who impersonate utility ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Do Not Flush Disposable Wipes!

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Members of the public are advised to follow the Centers for Disease Control recommendations regarding cleaning surfaces with disinfecting wipes to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Members of the public, however, are reminded NOT to flush these disinfecting ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

NJ Transit works to combat COVID-19 exposure

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Please be advised effective April 3, 2020, NJ Transit will be closing and locking up the waiting area and elevator to the South Orange Village Train Station. This is in an effort to aid in combating additional COVID-19 exposures due to gatherings inside.

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Gov. Murphy Signs New Executive Order Regarding Construction and Mitigation Policies for Workers

NJ Coronavirus Update

Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order to cease all non-essential construction projects and Imposed additional mitigation requirements on essential retail businesses and industries to limit the spread of COVID-19

Governor Phil Murphy has issued Executive Order No. 122, ceasing all non-essential construction projects and imposing additional mitigation requirements on essential retail businesses and essential industries to limit the spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey....

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Coronavirus Testing Sites Near Essex County

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There are now eleven "walk-in" or "drive-through" sites near Essex County

In order to be eligible for testing, individuals must be current New Jersey residents and experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness. Priority will be given to symptomatic individuals experiencing cough, fever (99.6 degrees or above) and shortness of br...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

South Orange Launches COVID-19 Info Portal

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The new website aims to help residents guide through this difficult time.

South Orange Village President Sheena Collum and Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the South Orange COVID-19 Info Portal which features information about local government services, frequently asked questions, a directory of local businesses that a...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Governor Murphy Orders All Residents to Stay Home

NJ Coronavirus Update

Per Executive Orders, all residents are not to be out for non-essential reasons.

Governor Phil Murphy has signed executive orders 107 & 108 on Saturday mandating that most of New Jersey’s 9 million residents are to stay home. 

Per Executive Order 107, the only reasons that residents may leave the home ar...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Two South Orange Residents Test Positive for COVID-19

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The 34-year-old male and 51-year-old male are the first known cases in South Orange.

As the Village continues to monitor the Coronavirus, we have been informed that South Orange has two residents who are confirmed coronavirus cases. The confirmed residents are a 34-year-old male and a 51-year-old male.  Neither are currently hosp...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Essex County Opens COVID-19 Testing Site in Newark

SO CV Update

The drive-through site is meant for Essex County residents only.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Freeholder President Brendan Gill and Vice President Wayne Richardson announced that Essex County will be opening a drive-through testing site for Essex County residents who are symptomatic of the Novel Co...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Seton Hall University Employee Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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A female employee of SHU has tested positive. The employee is not a South Orange resident.

As the Village continues to monitor the Coronavirus, we now have learned that a female Seton Hall University employee has tested positive for the virus. This employee does not reside in South Orange and the University is working with her hometown&rsqu...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Energy Aggregation Program Update

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If you are opted into the Energy Aggregation program, please read the following information carefully.

Around the middle of March 2020, South Orange residents who are participating in the SEA R-GEA program will be receiving a letter from Direct Energy about a contract price adjustment.  This bulletin is intended to explain that letter.

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

NJ Transit Issues Update on Precautionary Measures Against Coronavirus

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Agency's Internal Task Force Works Closely with Public Health Officials

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT today issued an update on the precautionary measures taken by the agency in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), ensuring the agency is taking all appropriate precautions to protect employees and custome...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Coronavirus - What You Need To Know

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All the latest surrounding the Coronavirus

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

Annual Health Report Released for 2019

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Every year the Township of South Orange Village releases a report that updates residents about the activities of the South Orange Health Department.

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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: 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 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

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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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