Posted on: February 14, 2017

2016 Annual Health Report Released

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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.

Click Here for the Report
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...


Posted on: April 13, 2017

Meadowland Park Tennis Court Reconstruction to Begin April 24

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Reconstruction of the tennis courts in Meadowland Park is scheduled to begin on or about April 24th.

The 8 tennis courts complex was constructed in 1978 and is located adjacent to the Baird on Mead Street. The courts will be rebuilt with all new surfacing, fencing and sports lighting. The tennis court project is expected to take approximately 90 days to ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

South Orange-Maplewood Baseball Softball Parade April 29th

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The annual parade celebrating the kick-off of the 2017 baseball and softball season for South Orange and Maplewood children will be held Saturday, April 29th.

The parade, led by members of the CHS Marching Band, will leave Columbia High School at 9:00 am sharp and walk on Valley Street to Memorial Park. Along with players, coaches and family members, the parade will include participation from the Fire Departmen...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Two Towns Triathlon for Kids, June 17th

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The 4th annual Two Towns Triathlon for Kids will be held in South Orange on Saturday, June 17, 2017 beginning at 8:00 am.

Entrants MUST be residents of South Orange or Maplewood between the ages of 7 and 14 (as of June 17). 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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Triathlon Details and Registration Information

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

Water Utility Valve Exercising Program - April 24th through May 12th

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The South Orange Village Water Utility will be starting its annual water valve exercising program the week of April 24, 2017. Valve exercising will occur from Monday, April 24, 2017 through Friday, May 12, 2017. Valve exercising will normally take place b...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Stop & Shop Supports South Orange-Maplewood Baseball and Village Scholarship Fund

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The funds will be dedicated to The Village’s Fund for Recreation & Cultural Affairs, which provides financial aid to South Orange and Maplewood children in need of assistance in order to participate in recreational programs.

South Orange-Maplewood Ba...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Come to the River - Sunday, May 7th !

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South Orange River Day is the annual, community gathering to clean up our section of the Rahway River and celebrate environmental education and awareness. It’s a family friendly way to connect with your neighbors and the environment. This year we will hav...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

South Orange Police to participate in drug take back program.

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On Saturday April 29th, between 10am & 2pm

South Orange Police is participating in the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Program. The program aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also ...

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DEA website resources
Posted on: April 13, 2017

Meadowand Park Tennis Court Reconstruction to Begin April 24

Tennis Courts Meadowland Park

The 8 tennis courts complex was constructed in 1978 and is located adjacent to the Baird on Mead Street. The courts will be rebuilt with all new surfacing, fencing and sports lighting. The tennis court project is expected to take approximately 90 days to ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Spring Cleanup

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Spring CleanupSpring Cleanup will go from April 3rd through May 15th.  There will be no additional pickups before or after the dates listed.  Follow the guidelines below to avoid being charged with a violation of the Municipal Housing Co...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

2016 Annual Health Report Released

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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.

Click Here for the Report
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...


Posted on: April 26, 2017

Adult Arrest - DWI

Vikenslan Telemaque, a 39 year old East Orange resident was arrested on Wednesday, 4-26-17 at approximately 2:47 am for DWI. Officers stopped the subject for a motor vehicle violation on Fairview Avenue and South Orange Ave. During the stop, officers

determined that the driver (Telemaque) was operating the vehicle while under the influence.  Officers subsequently arrested Telemaque and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.

Posted on: April 25, 2017

Burglary to Auto

A Wyoming Ave resident reported that between 7:00 pm, Sunday 4-23-17 and 8:00 am, 4-24-17 unknown actor(s) entered his unlocked vehicle, which was parked in his driveway and rummaged through the interior. Nothing appears to be missing at time of report.

Posted on: April 25, 2017

Burglary to Auto

A Walnut Court resident reported that between midnight & 7:00 am on Monday 4-24-17, unknown actor(s) entered his unlocked vehicle and rummaged through the interior and removed a first aid kit that was later found on a neighbors' lawn.

Posted on: April 25, 2017

Adult Arrest

Tahir Knox, a 18 year old Newark resident was arrested on Monday, 4-24-17 at approximately 4:16 pm for trespassing and other charges. Officers responded to the area of Irving Ave for a report of two suspicious subjects who were trespassing in a

yard and looking into vehicles, which were parked in the rear of the driveway.  Officers spotted both subjects on an adjacent street and they fled west.  After a foot pursuit, officers were able to apprehended one of the subjects (Knox) ...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

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

Once again, we'd like to 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.

Please SAFEGUARD your property and REMOVE the opportunity by locking doors & by not leaving any valuables inside vehicles, especially in plain sight.  Equally important, please contact the police department IMMEDIATELY upon seeing any suspici...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Burglary to Autos

Several residents of Highland Rd, Melrose Pl & Mayhew Dr reported that approximately seven vehicles were broken during the overnight hours on Sunday night 4-23-17 into Monday morning, 4-24-17. The unknown actors rummaged through

each vehicle & proceeds included some cash, loose change and various identification papers.  None of the residents reported any damage to their vehicles as all appeared to have been unlocked at the time.  At approximately 4:06 am, on...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Burglary to Auto

A Fairview Ave resident reported on Saturday, 4-22-17 that between 6:00 pm, Wednesday 4-19-17 & 10:00 am, Thursday 4-20-17 unknown actor(s) entered her vehicle and removed a carry-on bag that contained two laptop computers and several business papers.

Posted on: April 21, 2017

Burglary to Auto

A Berkeley Ave resident reported that between 6:30 pm, Wednesday 4-19-17 & 7:45 am, Thursday 4-20-17 unknown actor(s) entered two unlocked vehicles, which were parked in the driveway & rummaged through the interior. Nothing appears to have been taken.

Posted on: April 21, 2017

Burglary to Auto

A Woodland Pl resident reported that between 10:00 pm, Wednesday 4-19-17 & 11:00 am, Thursday 4-20-17 unknown actor(s) entered her unlocked vehicle, which was parked in the driveway & rummaged through the interior. Nothing appears to have been taken.

Posted on: April 21, 2017

Theft of Bicycle

A West Orange resident reported that his son's bicycle was stolen on Thursday, 4-20-17 at approximately 4:00/4:05 pm from behind the So. Orange Middle School. The bicycle is a grey, orange & black, Mongoose brand, BMX style bike.

Posted on: April 19, 2017

Adult Arrest - CDS

Dennis Holmes, a 35 year old Orange resident was arrested on Wednesday, 4-19-17 at approximately 1:39 am for possession of CDS (marijuana). Officers stopped Holmes for a motor vehicle violation near the intersection of So. Orange Ave & Montrose St.

After further investigation at the scene of the traffic stop, officers determined that the driver (Holmes) was in possession of marijuana.  Officers arrested Holmes without incident and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accor...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Burglary to Auto

A Clark St resident reported that between 6:00 pm, Monday 4-17-17 & 8:00 am, Tuesday 4-18-17 unknown actor(s) entered his unlocked vehicle, which was parked in the driveway & rummaged through the interior. It's unknown if anything is missing at this time

Posted on: April 17, 2017

Robbery

A Milton Place resident reported that at approximately 2:32 am on Saturday, 4-15-17, she was robbed by an unknown actor as she exited from the front passenger seat of her friend's vehicle, after they had pulled into & parked in the driveway of her

residence.  The victim & witnesses described the actor as a black male, approximately 5'9" in height, who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, all dark clothing and brandishing a black handgun.  The actor stole the vi...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Adult Arrest - DWI

Anisha Joseph, a 38 year old So. Orange resident was arrested on Friday, 4-14-17 at approximately 1:32 am for DWI. While on patrol on W. So. Orange Avenue, an officer observed a vehicle (2013 Infiniti) pass by him with heavy front end & passenger side

damage, driving on it's front rim as well as an apparently flat, passenger-side rear tire.  Officers stopped the vehicle at So. Orange Ave & Briar Ct and after further investigation during the traffic stop, officers determined that t...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Burglary to Auto

A Ward Pl resident reported that between 7:00 pm, Wednesday 4-12-17 & 1:00 am, Thursday 4-13-17 actor(s) unknown entered her unlocked vehicle (2012 Hyundai), which was parked on the street and removed a wallet that contained cash,

identification cards and numerous credit cards.

Posted on: April 12, 2017

Burglary to Auto

A Grove Rd resident reported that between 8:00 am, Monday 4-10-17 & 8:00 am, Tuesday 4-11-17 actor(s) unknown entered her unlocked vehicle (2011 Acura), which was parked in the driveway at the time and stole a camera case and a coin purse

containing about $20.00 in loose change.  The items stolen were in possession of a subject (Lavante Turner) when he was stopped and subsequently arrested on 4-11-17 for burglary. 

Posted on: April 12, 2017

Burglary to Auto

A Riggs Place resident reported that between 8:00 pm, Monday 4-10-17 & 9:00 am, Tuesday 4-11-17 actor(s) unknown entered his unlocked vehicle (2016 Jeep),which was parked in the driveway at the time and stole some loose change from the center console.

Posted on: April 12, 2017

Burglary to Auto

A Kingman Rd resident reported that between 4:35 pm, Monday 4-10-17 & 11:29 am, Tuesday, 4-11-17 actor(s) unknown entered her unlocked vehicle (2013 Toyota), which was parked in the driveway & rummaged through the interior, though nothing appeared taken.

Posted on: April 12, 2017

Burglary to Auto

A Kingman Rd resident reported that between 2:00 pm, Monday 4-10-17 & 11:00 am, Tuesday, 4-11-17 actor(s) unknown entered her unlocked vehicle (2015 Mazda), which was parked in the driveway & rummaged through the interior, though nothing appeared taken.

Posted on: April 12, 2017

Burglary to Auto

A W. Fairview Ave resident reported that between 9:15 pm, Monday 4-10-17 & 1:09 am, Tuesday 4-11-17 actor(s) unknown entered his vehicle (2005 Jeep) and stole several hand tools which were on the rear seat. There was no apparent damage to the vehicle.

Posted on: April 12, 2017

Burglary to Auto

A Tichenor Ave resident reported that on Monday, 4-10-17 at approximately 10:28 pm, he observed an unknown actor rummaging round inside his vehicle (2011 Hyundai), which was parked unlocked in the driveway at the time. The victim shouted

to the actor and he fled the area and headed east through the backyard.  Victim described the actor as a shorter, dark skinned, black male who was wearing a red jacket or hooded sweatshirt and white sneakers.  Nothing appears to have bee...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Adult Arrest - Burglary

Lavante Turner, a 25 year old Newark resident was arrested on Tuesday, 4-11-17 at approximately 8:03 am for multiple counts of burglary. Officer responded to Kingman Rd on a call of a suspicious trespasser, described by the witness as a black

male who was wearing a black baseball cap with red lettering and a grey sweatshirt.  The witness stated the subject appeared to be looking into several vehicles in the neighborhood.  Officers responded to the area, located the subject an...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Theft of Bicycle

A Tichenor Rd resident reported that between 5:15 pm and 6:47 pm on Monday, 4-10-17, his bicycle (Men's 21 speed, black & yellow, GNC road bike, with green handlebar tape) was stolen while it was securely locked in Municipal Lot # 9.

Posted on: April 12, 2017

Warrant Arrest

Hassan Foster, a 46 year old Newark resident was arrested on Monday, 4-10-17 at approximately 11:45 pm for an outstanding arrest warrant out of South Orange. Officers are familiar with Foster and were aware of the active warrant when they

observed him walking on South Orange Ave.  Officers arrested Foster without further incident and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.

Posted on: April 12, 2017

Robbery

A Fords resident reported on Sunday, 4-9-17 at approximately 3:43 am that he was robbed of his cell phone while walking on Ward Pl. near Seton Hall University. The victim could not remember exactly what had occurred and did not see the actor(s). A

witness stated that he observed two actors running away from the victim, who was lying on the ground at the time near the curb in front of the Ward Pl gate.  The witness described both actors as tall & skinny, light-skinned black males, one o...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Adult Arrest - DWI

Emory Scipio, a 33 year old East Orange resident was arrested on Saturday, 4-8-17 at approximately midnight for DWI. Officers stropped Scipio, who was driving a 2001 Honda at the intersection of Valley & 2nd St. for a motor vehicle violation. After

further investigation during the traffic stop, officers determined that Scipio was driving while under the influence.  Officers arrested Scipio and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Criminal Mischief

On Saturday, 4-8-17 at approximately 1:39 am, officers observed a vehicle parked in a driveway on Richmond Ave with it's interior light on. Upon further investigation, officers determined that the vehicle had been burglarized. Officers were able to

make contact with the owner, who checked his vehicle.  At the time of the report, it did not appear that anything was missing.

Posted on: April 12, 2017

Burglary to Auto

A University Ct. resident reported that between 10:00 pm, Friday 4-7-17 &12:38 am, Saturday 4-8-17 actor(s) unknown entered his unlocked vehicle (2006 Jeep) while it was parked on Garfield Place. Nothing appeared to have been taken from the vehicle.

Posted on: April 12, 2017

Burglary to Auto

A Wilden Place resident reported on Friday, 4-7-17 at approximately 11:48 pm, he observed an unknown actor rummaging through the inside of his friend's vehicle (2005 Toyota) while it was parked in the driveway. The victim described the actor as a

black male in his late teens/early twenties, wearing a dark colored, puffy "Northface type" jacket.  The victim called out to the actor & he subsequently fled the scene, heading east through the backyards.  Nothing appeared...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Adult Arrest - CDS

Miguel Garrido, a 23 year old Monmouth resident & Semhar Gebregzabher, a 21 year old Madison resident were arrested on Monday, 3-27-17 at approximately 12:09 am for possession of CDS (marijuana). Officers stopped Garrido, who was driving a 2011

Kia for a motor vehicle violation, at the intersection of Irvington Ave. & Riggs Place.  After further investigation during the motor vehicle stop, officers determined that both Garrido & Gebregzabher (a passenger in the vehicle) were in ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

SECOND QUARTER TAXES ARE DUE BY 5/1/17.

IT IS TAX TIME AGAIN.

Just a reminder, 2nd quarter taxes are due 5/1/17 with grace period through 5/10/17. To avoid interest charges, please get your payment to the tax office by 5/10/17. You can also make payment online on our website.

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

Water Utility Valve Exercising Program - April 24th through May 12th

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The South Orange Village Water Utility will be starting its annual water valve exercising program the week of April 24, 2017. Valve exercising will occur from Monday, April 24, 2017 through Friday, May 12, 2017. Valve exercising will normally take place b...

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