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Posted on: March 2, 2018

New Permitting Rules Instituted By State

Effective March 5, 2018

Construction permits are not required for the following:

  • Roof replacement for one- and two-family detached dwellings.
  • Siding replacement for one- and two- family dwellings. Except replacement with polypropylene siding materia...
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Posted on: May 10, 2018

South Orange Offers Radon Kits to Residents

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The kits will only work for homes that currently touch the ground.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas, which has always been a part of our environment. It's a natural decay product of uranium and is found in soil everywhere in varying concentra...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Information on Latest E. coli Outbreak

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The New Jersey Department of Health has been working with The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), several other states, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

New Jersey Raises Age for Purchasing Tobacco to 21

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On November 1, 2017, New Jersey’s new law raising the age for purchasing tobacco products and electronic smoking devices from 19 to 21 takes effect.  Raising the minimum age to 21 helps protect New Jersey youth from the deadly effects o...

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Posted on: August 15, 2016

South Orange Launches Humane Program to Reduce Feral Cat Population

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On June 27, 2016, the Board of Health in South Orange enacted an Ordinance to address the growing feral cat population in the Township.

For years, the Township and many other municipalities in NJ have tried unsuccessfully to combat feral cat overpopul...Read on...

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Delayed Opening of South Orange Community Pool Announced

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The South Orange Pool will not be open Memorial Day Weekend.

Weather issues, both the early spring snow AND the ongoing spring rain, have caused delays in the construction project underway to replace the main pool filter system.  This project was planned in order to improve the performance of pool filtrati...

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

Memorial Day Service in South Orange Monday, May 28th

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The annual South Orange Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 28th at 9:00 am near Memorial Rock on the southwest end of the Duck Pond in Meadowland Park.

All are invited to join the Village honoring those who have died in service of our country.

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

South Orange/SHU Digital Citizenship Collaboration

In a partnership between Seton Hall University, the Village of South Orange, the Pierro Gallery, and South Orange Public Library. “South Orange-SHU Connected” will explore citizen engagement in our increasingly digital, technology driven society.

During March, April, and May of this year, a series of events at the University and throughout the Village will be hosted by this collaborative partnership and explore such topics as art in a digital world; stories, technology & preservation; technolo...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Two Towns Triathlon for Kids, June 16th

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The 5th annual Two Towns Triathlon for Kids will be held in South Orange on Saturday, June 16, 2018 beginning at 8:00 am.

Entrants MUST be residents of South Orange or Maplewood between the ages of 7 and 14 (as of June 16). Registration for this event must be done in person at the South Orange Department of Recreation at the Baird by May 15th. The registration fee is $30. Th...

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Pedestrian Struck

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A pedestrian was struck in front of South Orange Middle School around 4 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2018.

The area of N. Ridgewood Road between South Orange Avenue and Beech Spring Road is open to traffic and an investigation is underway.  The victim is a 47-year old female who has been transported to University Hospital Newark. 

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Naming of the South Orange Tennis Courts

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A Public Hearing will be held at the Board of Trustee Meeting on Monday, June 25, 2018, at SOPAC located at 1 SOPAC Way, to discuss the naming the South Orange Tennis Courts to the “Kenneth Allen Graham Tennis Courts”

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A Public Hearing will be held at the Board of Trustee Meeting on Monday, June 25, 2018, at SOPAC located at 1 SOPAC Way, to discuss the naming the South Orange Tennis Courts outside the Bai...

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Office of the Village President - Routine Traffic Stop

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Letter to the Community from The Office of the Village President

To Members of the South Orange Community:Yesterday various news outlets broke a story involving a local school board member during a routine traffic stop that occurred on April 27, 2018. Video footage was also obtained and has been made available to the p...

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Delayed Opening of South Orange Community Pool Announced

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The South Orange Pool will not be open Memorial Day Weekend.

Weather issues, both the early spring snow AND the ongoing spring rain, have caused delays in the construction project underway to replace the main pool filter system.  This project was planned in order to improve the performance of pool filtrati...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Two Towns Triathlon for Kids, June 16th

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The 5th annual Two Towns Triathlon for Kids will be held in South Orange on Saturday, June 16, 2018 beginning at 8:00 am.

Entrants MUST be residents of South Orange or Maplewood between the ages of 7 and 14 (as of June 16). Registration for this event must be done in person at the South Orange Department of Recreation at the Baird by May 15th. The registration fee is $30. Th...

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

Memorial Day Service in South Orange Monday, May 28th

Memorial Day

The annual South Orange Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 28th at 9:00 am near Memorial Rock on the southwest end of the Duck Pond in Meadowland Park.

All are invited to join the Village honoring those who have died in service of our country.

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Repairs to the Village of South Orange Water System

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Repairs to the Village of South Orange water system are scheduled to begin on Monday, May 14 and possibly last through Friday, June 8.

During this time period, you may notice lower water pressures and experience slight water discoloration. The Village of South Orange is asking for cooperation during construction and advising residents to limit non-essential water use such as washing vehi...

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

Urgent Recycling News

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Recycling laws will be strictly enforced by the recycling collector Giordano. Contamination of recycling will not be tolerated,

all items being recycled need to be cleaned of any food waste. Under no circumstance will Giordano collect recycling in plastic bags.  The Township has used single stream recycle processing for several years allowing all recyclable materials to b...

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

Water Rate Increase

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Effective April 1, 2018 the rate charged for water will increase by 2% from $5.92 per 100 CF to $6.03 per 100 CF.

The rate increase reflects the basic cost of living increase of 2% and will help pay for the debt service associated with the many water system infrastructure projects in process to improve system reliability and ensure high quality water is delivered for...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Rescue Squad Cadets Win Statewide Competition

The South Orange Rescue Squad Cadet Team shows off their First Place Advanced Team Trophy and Grand

On Saturday, June 11, the South Orange Rescue Squad took part in the 5th Annual Bayshore EMS Cadet Competition in Keyport, New Jersey at the Keyport First Aid Squad.

This event brought Emergency Medical Services cadet teams from New York and New Jersey together for a two day event that combines EMS skill competitions, educational experiences, training, and socializing with like-minded peers. 

Competing against...

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Posted on: August 15, 2016

South Orange Launches Humane Program to Reduce Feral Cat Population

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The Board of Health in South Orange enacted an Ordinance to address the growing feral cat population in the Township.

On June 27, 2016, the Board of Health in South Orange enacted an Ordinance to address the growing feral cat population in the Township.

For years, the Township and many other municipalities in NJ have tried unsuccessfully to combat feral cat overpopul...Read on...

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Commercial Burglaries

Two adjacent West So. Orange Ave business owners reported that on Sunday, 5-20-18 between approximately 3:00 to 3:30 am, actor(s) unknown entered their restaurants and removed a cash register, currency, checks & credit cards from the businesses.

it appears the actor(s) gained entry through the rear doors of the businesses.  Detectives responded to process the two crime scenes and are currently investigating the incidents.

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Adult Arrest - DWI

Joshua Delva, a 27 year old So. Orange resident was arrested on Saturday, 5-19-18 at approximately 2:50 am for DWI. Officers responded to an motor vehicle accident scene, where a vehicle had crashed into a house located on Scotland Rd. During the

accident investigation, officers determined that the driver of the vehicle (Delva) had been operating his vehicle while DWI.  Officers arrested Delva without further incident and transported him to headquarters, where he was processed and charged...

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Theft of Bicycle

A resident at the 3rd & Valley apartments reported that at approximately 8:00 pm, 5-17-18 an unknown actor stole his tan & black, Trek mountain bike that was locked & secured to the 3rd floor bicycle rack. The actor left a green mountain bike at the

scene & the Detective Bureau is currently investigating the incident further.

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Theft of Auto

A Hartford, CT resident reported that sometime between 1:30 & 3:30 pm, Thursday 5-17-18 actor(s) unknown stole his friend's work van (2004 Ford) while it was parked on Montrose Street and he was doing work inside a residence on Montrose Street.

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

Burglary to Auto

A Hartford Rd resident reported that sometime between 10:00 pm, Saturday 5-12-18 & 9:00 am, Sunday 5-13-18 actor(s) unknown entered his unlocked vehicle, rifled through the interior, including a gym bag & removed a bag of loose change.

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

Adult Arrest - DWI

Morris Stubbs, a 57 year old So. Orange resident was arrested on Saturday, 5-12-18 at approximately 2:33 am for DWI. Officers responded to the intersection of So. Orange Ave & Centre St for a motor vehicle accident, in which a vehicle (red Chevrolet)

had just rear-ended a marked South Orange Police patrol vehicle.  Upon further investigation at the scene of the motor vehicle accident, officers determined that the driver of the vehicle (Stubbs) was driving while under the influence.  ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

Theft/Burglary to Auto

An employee for a Roseland based landscaper reported that on Friday at approximately 10:28 am, he noticed that several pieces of landscaping equipment (four leaf blowers & one weed wacker) were taken from his work truck while he and several other

employees were working at a residence on Crestwood Drive.  The employee stated that there were other landscapers' work type vans/trucks in the area at the time, but could provide any further information.   

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

Burglary to Auto

An Arnold Terrace resident reported that sometime between 11:00 pm, Thursday 5-10-18 and 10:20 am, Friday 5-11-18 actor(s) unknown entered his unlocked vehicle and stole his Mega Boom brand portable speaker.

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Auto Theft

A Roland Ave resident reported that sometime between 10:30 pm, Thursday 5-10-18 & 7:30 am, Friday 5-11-18 actor(s) unknown stole his vehicle (2016 Mitsubishi), which was parked in his driveway of his residence at the time.

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Posted on: April 26, 2018

**NOTICE TO RESIDENTS - LOCK ALL CAR DOORS**

We'd like to again remind residents the importance of keeping ALL vehicle doors, residential doors/windows locked and secure at all times. The overwhelming majority of vehicles that are burglarized begin with entry through an unlocked door.

Our Detective Bureau is investigating this current wave of burglary to autos & has several leads.  However, prevention is your first & foremost defense.  Please SAFEGUARD your property and REMOVE a criminal's opportunity by locki...

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