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Posted on: July 29, 2021

The South Orange and Maplewood Joint Exploratory Committee on Fire Services - Community Meeting

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The South Orange & Maplewood Joint Exploratory Committee on Fire Services hosted a community meeting on July 26 in South Orange.

- Presentation: A copy of the presentation is available here: South Orange & Maplewood Fire Services Community Meeting


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Posted on: July 28, 2021

South Orange Community Survey: Policing, Public Safety and Wellness

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A community survey on policing, public safety and wellness. Your participation will help shape policy and process.

As part of its Community Care & Justice program, the Village of South Orange with the help of  Seton Hall University is conducting an anonymous survey of its residents. Meant to gauge the community’s pulse on issues of policing and public saf...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Statement from the South Orange Board of Trustees and Maplewood Township Committee Regarding Antisem


We are proud to live in and serve the South Orange and Maplewood communities. The diversity of our towns add to their richness and, for many of us, was one of the reasons we were drawn to these communities.

Living in diversity brings with it not only blessings but also responsibility. We have not been immune to the increased bias and hate that has taken root in our nation in recent years. We are grateful that time and time again, when those who seek to sow s...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

South Orange Water Utility - Payment Plans Now Available

Payment Plans can be established for your past due balances.

We recognize that many people are facing additional hardship due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, making it difficult to stay current on your water bills.  To help, as of 7/12/2021 and going forward, we are offering payment plans to assis...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Dr. Valerie Shulman 1940 - 2021

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Dr. Valerie Shulman, longtime resident of South Orange and former South Orange Village Trustee.

The following obituary was published in the Star Ledger on Sunday, July 11. South Orange Village offers our condolences to Dr. Shulman's family and friends. 


Dr. Valerie L. Shulman March 22, 1940 - July 10, 2021 Dr. ...
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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Annual Hydrant Painting

Notice that the Water Utility has begun their annual hydrant painting.

Notice that the Water Utility has begun their annual hydrant painting. 

The hydrants on the following table are the streets are on the 2021 schedule.

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

S&P Global Issues “Positive” Outlook on South Orange Village


S&P Global improves South Orange Village credit rating.

(July 1, 2021) – Karen Hartshorn Hilton, Village Trustee, and Chair of the South Orange Village Finance Committee, announced that Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings has revised its outlook for South Orange from stable to positive.” Hartshorn H...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Manitou Supplemental Report on Fire Services


Manitou was tasked with updating its study to provide timely and fact-based data as the process of planning for a merger of the two agencies continues.

In October 2017, Manitou, Inc. delivered its final report, “An Analysis of the Operational Efficiencies of and the Feasibility of Consolidation, Merger, or Sharing of South Orange and Maplewood’s Municipal Fire Protection Serv...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Extended Evening Hours this Summer


South Orange Village announces summer hours including extended evening hours on Mondays nights.

Beginning the first week of June and running through Labor Day South Orange Village will be open during the evening on Mondays until 7pm. Specific hours for those departments affected are listed below. 

The late hours on Monday evenings are a pilo...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Updated COVID-19 Policies


South Orange Village has updated their COVID-19 policies and procedures. These changes are in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 242, issued May 25.

The following changes impacting public buildings and outdoor spaces will go into effect in South Orange on Friday, May 28:

Mask Mandates

  • Masks are no longer required in outdoor public spaces but the public is allowed to wear masks at their own discretion.*
  • T...
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Posted on: December 21, 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine Comes to Essex County


Click "Vaccine Overview" to learn how to register and help by volunteering.

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Coronavirus - What You Need To Know


All the latest surrounding the Coronavirus

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Community Care & Justice Program


Initiated by Village President Sheena Collum, the Community Care & Justice (CC&J) initiative is a collaboration between the South Orange community, Seton Hall University and Essex County.

South Orange, NJ (March 5, 2021) South Orange Village has announced the launch of the “Community Care & Justice” pilot program and encourages stakeholders to join on Sunday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. for a town hall to solicit feedback.

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Baird Center Closed for Construction

The Baird Center is Closed for Construction

Please be advised that the Baird Center, 5 Mead Street, is closed for construction until further notice.

There is no access to the building or related facilities; the public is not allowed inside the construction fence for any purpose. For the convenience and safety of those using the parks and practice fields portable toilets have been placed outside of the...

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