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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: 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.

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Registration for Winter Sports and Activities Begins November 1st

A variety of classes and activities are offered by the Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs for the late fall and winter season.

A listing is below and details can be found on our new registration website HERE.  

IMPORTANT NOTE:  The Department has a new registration website and a NEW ACCOUNT is required if you want to continue to receive department notifications, ...

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

The Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs has a New Website

If you and/or your family participate in programs and activities offered by the Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs, you will need to create a new account.

If you and/or your family use any of the department services, please CLICK HERE and create a new account today. A new account is required if you want to continue to receive department notifications, register for programs and activities or purchase a membe...

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Coat & Toy Drive

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South Orange is holding it's first Coat & Toy Drive

Please consider donating a gently worn, clean coat or a new, unwrapped toy to South Orange's first Coat & Toy drive.

Donations can be dropped off from November 1 through December 7 at any of the following locations:

The Clerk's office at 76 South Orange...

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Seton Hall and SOMA Community Coalition Research Survey

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Your input is needed!

Your input is needed to help identify what is influencing the retention and move-in rate for Blacks in the SOMA community. A brief survey is being conducted by market research students at Seton Hall University who are working closely with the South Orange...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Governor Murphy Announces Get Covered New Jersey to Promote Access to Health Coverage

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GetCovered.NJ.gov will make it easier for residents to sign up for ACA enrollment.

Governor Phil Murphy has announced the launch of Get Covered New Jersey, a state public awareness campaign to promote the Affordable Care Act’s 2019 open enrollment period, which runs from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15.

Get Covered New Jersey is the fir...

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

11-13-18 UPDATE-HARDING DRIVE SOUTH, LENOX AVENUE, WEST END ROAD

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We are sending this notice out to you to inform you of the ROADWAY work at the intersections of South Orange Avenue that is now RE scheduled for November 19th -20th, weather permitting.

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Re:      HARDING DRIVE SOUTH, LENOX AVENUE, WEST END ROAD

Date: NOVEMBER 13, 2018

Dear Resident:

We are sending this notice out to you to inform you of the ROADWAY work at the intersections ...

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

The Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs has a New Website

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If you and/or your family participate in programs and activities offered by the Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs, you will need to create a new account.

If you and/or your family use any of the department services, please CLICK HERE and create a new account today. A new account is required if you want to continue to receive department notifications, register for programs and activities or purchase a membe...

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

**UPDATE-Radel Terrace & Ward Place Road Improvements

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We are sending this notice out to you to inform you of the curb, sidewalk & drainage work that is planned to start tomorrow, November 8th, 2018

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Date:  November 7th, 2018

Re: Radel Terrace & Ward Place Road Improvements

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

Leaf Season

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Leaf Season will commence on October 22nd, 2018 and continue through December 5th, 2018.

Residents must use the South Orange Leaf Map located at southorange.org under SO Community Map, selecting Leaf Map from the left column. Please follow the map to determine when it is appropriate to rake leaves out at your address.  Zones are auth...

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

South Orange Firefighters Sport New On-Duty Shirts

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In observance of October being breast cancer awareness month, firefighters have swapped out their typical uniform shirts for pink shirts.

South Orange Firemen’s Mutual Benevolent Association Local 40 and 240 members are sporting pink on- duty tee shirts during the month of October 2018 to support the National Breast Cancer Awareness program that is ongoing. NJ Firefighters and Fir...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

The Baird Community Center Presentation

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The Village of South Orange is planning the renovation of the Baird Community Center, home of the Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs.

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The Village of South Orange is planning the renovation of the Baird Community Center, home of the Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs. In the spring of 2018, the Village selected the Biber Partnership, an architectural...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

The Official Launch of the South Orange Master Plan

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Join us in shaping our shared future by visiting our new website, attending a community conversation, and engaging on our interactive map.

The South Orange Master Plan is underway with the unveiling of a dedicated website meant to inform residents about the various elements of a plan, the leadership teams and volunteers who will be leading the charge, ways the community can participate throu...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

NJ Transit Press Release

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In regard to rail delays and cancellations, NJ Transit issued a Press Release with expected service adjustments for the following months.

“In order to accelerate the installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment on locomotives, cab control cars, and railroad rights-of-way, NJ TRANSIT will implement a final set of schedule adjustments, to go into effect on Sunday, October ...

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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: November 14, 2018

Burglary to Autos

Two Charlton Ave. residents reported that sometime between 8:00 pm, Monday 11-12-18 & 7:00 am, Tuesday 11-13-18 actor(s) unknown entered their unlocked vehicles & rummaged through the interiors, though nothing appeared to be missing at the time.

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Burglary to Autos

Two Irving Ave. residents reported that sometime between 7:00 pm, Monday 11-12-18 & 7:00 am, Tuesday 11-13-18 actor(s) unknown entered their unlocked vehicles, rummaged through the interiors & one resident reported a black shoulder bag that contained

personal items was stolen.  Nothing appeared to be missing from the other vehicle.

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Burglary to Auto

A Riggs Pl. resident reported that sometime between 5:30 pm, Thursday 11-8-18 & 9:00 am, Friday 11-9-18 actor(s) unknown entered his unlocked vehicle, rummaged through the interior and stole some loose change.

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Burglary to Auto

A Crestwood Dr. resident reported that sometime between 7:00 pm, Thursday 11-8-18 & 8:00 am, Friday 11-9-18 actor(s) unknown entered his unlocked vehicle & rummaged through the interior as well as a briefcase that was inside the auto. Nothing appeared

to be missing at the time, but the briefcase was damaged during the incident.

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Warrant Arrest

Masiah Bynum, a 20 year old So. Orange resident was arrested on Wednesday, 11-7-18 at approximately 1:30 pm for two outstanding arrest warrants out of Pemberton Township. Detectives, who were familiar with Bynum & previously aware of the active warrants

observed him walking along Irvington Ave.  Detectives confirmed the arrest warrants through headquarters, stopped Bynum and arrested him without incident.  Officers responded and transported Bynum to headquarters where he was processed a...

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

Burglary to Auto

A So. Orange Ave. resident reported that sometime between, 9:00 & 11:00 pm, Monday 11-5-18, actor(s) unknown entered her unlocked vehicle, rummaged through the interior & stole two nursing bags, a black Coach brand bag & her Ray-Ban sunglasses.

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

Theft of Auto

A Valley St. resident reported that sometime between 12:00 pm, Sunday 11-4-18 & 7:00 am, Monday 11-5-18, actor(s) unknown stole his vehicle (2003 Dodge Ram), which was parked in rear lot of his residence.

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

Theft of Auto

A Hixon Pl resident reported that sometime between 11:30 pm, Saturday 11-3-18 & 8:45 am, Sunday 11-4-18, actor(s) unknown stole his vehicle (2005 Dodge Ram), which was parked in front of his residence.

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

Adult Arrest - Burglary to Autos

Rodney Cauthen, a 55 year old Orange resident was arrested on Saturday, 11-2-18 at approximately 8:50 pm for multiple burglary charges along with several other crimes. Officers responded to Longview Rd on a call of a suspicious person who

appeared to be attempting to enter parked vehicles.  Officers located a subject, who matched the description given by the witness, rummaging inside of a parked vehicle on Longview Rd & stopped the subject as he attempted to flee the scene. &a...

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

Attempted Burglary

A Foster Ct. resident reported that sometime between 7:30 am & 3:05 pm, Friday 11-2-18, actor(s) unknown attempted to enter her residence by smashing a small windowpane to the right of the front door. No entry was gained & detectives responded to

process the scene.

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Warrant Arrest

Verdelle Jackson, a 40 year old Orange resident was arrested at 11:15 am, Thursday 11-1-18 for an active arrest warrant out of South Orange. Detectives responded to Jackson's residence to serve the outstanding warrant & once detectives made contact,

they arrested her without incident. Officers transported Jackson to headquarters where she was processed accordingly.

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Burglary to Auto

A Ward Pl. resident reported that sometime between, 7:00 pm Wednesday, 10-31-18 & 8:30 am Thursday, 11-1-18 actor(s) unknown entered her unlocked vehicle & rummaged through the interior, though nothing appears to have been taken at this time.

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Criminal Mischief

A Berkeley Ave. resident reported that at approximately 8:35 pm, Wednesday 10-31-18, an unknown group of juveniles knocked over & smashed a glass Halloween ornament that was outside his home. The group then fled the scene before the victim could get a

more detailed description.  

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Criminal Mischief

A So. Stanley Rd. resident reported that sometime between 7:00 pm & 7:30 pm, Wednesday 10-31-18, unknown actor(s) damaged her vehicle, which was parked in front of her residence at the time. It appeared the actor(s) jumped on the trunk, roof & hood,

which shattered the windshield & caused extensive damage.  

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Criminal Mischief

A Second St. resident reported that at approximately 7:05 pm, Wednesday 10-31-18, unknown actor(s) threw eggs at his house. The victim could not provide any further details or information and a search of the area for the actors was negative.

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Robbery

A So. Orange resident reported that at approximately 8:55 pm, Wednesday 10-31-18, two unknown male actors robbed him of his apartment keys while he was walking on Milligan Pl. near Prospect St. The victim described the actors as young, black males &

stated they fled the scene in an unknown direction.  The victim was not physically injured and the detective bureau is investigating the incident.

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Adult Arrest

James Wise a 20 year old So. Orange resident was arrested on Wednesday, 10-31-18 at approximately 5:26 pm for trespassing. Officers responded to Seton Hall University for a trespasser call & stopped the subject (Wise) at the main gate of the university.

Officers arrested Wise without further incident & transported him to headquarters for processing.  At headquarters, a records check revealed the outstanding warrant & Wise was charged accordingly.

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Burglary to Auto

A Montague Pl. resident reported that sometime between, 3:00 pm Tuesday, 10-30-18 & 7:30 am Wednesday, 10-31-18 actor(s) unknown entered her unlocked vehicle, rummaged through the interior & stole a box with clothing inside.

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Burglary to Auto

A Walton Ave. resident reported that sometime between, 4:00 pm Sunday, 10-28-18 & 2:30 pm Tuesday, 10-30-18 actor(s) unknown entered her unlocked vehicle, rummaged through the interior & stole a pair of Apple earpods.

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Burglary to Auto

A Thornden St. resident reported that sometime between, 10:00 pm Monday, 10-29-18 & 3:30 pm Tuesday, 10-30-18 actor(s) unknown entered her unlocked vehicle & rummaged through the interior, though nothing appears to have been taken at this time.

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