Posted on: January 5, 2017

Candidate's 2017 Information & Petition Packet

Candidate's 2017 Municipal Election information & petition packets are now available in the Village Clerk's Office.

Three Village Trustee terms will be ending in May, therefore creating vacancies.  If you are interested in running for Village Trustee in the 2017 Municipal Election, please stop by the Village Clerk's Office for a Candidate's I...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Rabies Clinic Coming in January

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The Township of South Orange Village will be holding the annual free Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Dogs & Cats on January 21, 2017 at the South Orange Rescue Squad, located at 62 Sloan St.  The clinic will run from 9 am to 11 am.

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Puppy, It's Cold Outside

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With winter fast approaching, the Township of South Orange Village wants to remind residents of a recent ordinance concerning leaving pets out in the cold. Here is a copy of ordinance 69-2(B):

B. Animals left outdoors- It shall be unlawful for any...Read on...

Cold Weather Pet Safety Tips by the AVMA
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: December 28, 2016

Christmas Tree Collection

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The Department of Public Works will be collecting Christmas Trees beginning midweek of January 1st, 2017.  Please be advised of the following guidelines regarding the curbside collection:

- Do NOT wrap Christmas Trees in plastic for collection

- Do&...

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

Temporary Ice Rink Installed in Meadowland Park

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The Village has installed a temporary ice rink in Meadowland Park for the winter months inside the tennis court area adjacent to the Baird.

The rink is open to South Orange residents with a current Recreation Department Membership I.D. and their guests. The guest fee is $5 per person per day. 2017 I.D. Badges are available for purchase now at the Baird. A 2016 I.D. Badge is also valid for ice...

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Posted on: January 1, 2017

South Orange/Maplewood Baseball and Softball Registration Underway

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While winter has just begun, planning is underway for spring baseball and softball. Registration begins in January for all children planning to participate.

BASEBALL

South Orange Maplewood Baseball is operated under the banner of the national Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth organization and is open to South Orange and Maplewood residents, ages 5-15 (as of April 30th).  The program begins with T-Ball for 5 and 6 ...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

"My Sense of Place," a Virtual Exhibition

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A Community Addendum to the Exhibition, "A Sense of Place: Kiki and Seton Smith"

Artists and community members were asked to share artwork and images that defined their personal sense of place. The works are in response to an exhibition at the Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, in South Orange, New Jersey, featuring the work of ren...

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Posted on: November 12, 2016

South Orange Community Garden Registration for 2017 Underway

Registration for the South Orange Community Garden for 2017 will begin December 1, 2016.

Community Garden season permits are issued by the Township of South Orange Village for the use of individual Garden Plots for one season. Garden plot registration is limited to South Orange residents, one per household. Registration is on a first-come, fi...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Candidate's 2017 Information & Petition Packet

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Three Village Trustee terms will be ending in May, therefore creating vacancies.  If you are interested in running for Village Trustee in the 2017 Municipal Election, please stop by the Village Clerk's Office for a Candidate's I...

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Additional Info...
Posted on: December 29, 2016

Christmas Tree Collection

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The Department of Public Works will be collecting Christmas Trees beginning midweek of January 1st, 2017.  Please be advised of the following guidelines regarding the curbside collection:

- Do NOT wrap Christmas Trees in plastic for collection

- Do&...

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Posted on: December 29, 2016

South Orange Updates SO Connect System

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South Orange Village is always trying to improve how we can address resident concerns more swiftly, effectively and efficiently. As part of that effort we have upgraded the software application for our SO Connect – (report a concern) app. This n...

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Puppy, It's Cold Outside

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With winter fast approaching, the Township of South Orange Village wants to remind residents of a recent ordinance concerning leaving pets out in the cold. Here is a copy of ordinance 69-2(B):

B. Animals left outdoors- It shall be unlawful for any...Read on...

Cold Weather Pet Safety Tips by the AVMA
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: March 3, 2016

No lawn care noise before 8 a.m. Please!

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Grass-cutting season is upon us. If lawn maintenance contractors show up at 7 a.m. on your property and start running the mower and leaf blowers, they’ll be in violation of Village code ordinance 104-4. Lawn mower and leaf blower usage is restricted to th...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2016

Chief Chelel heads to Barnabas Health

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Jim Chelel may clock more time for golf outside his new job as a security administrator for Barnabas Health. After all, with fewer 2 a.m. calls, he’ll be better rested in his personal time.
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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Auto Theft

An employee of a Teaneck contractor reported on Wednesday, 01-18-17 at approximately 2:00 pm, actor(s) unknown stole his company's van (2014 Ford) while it was parked on Randolph Place. Several thousands dollars worth of plumbing tools & supplies were

inside the vehicle at the time of the incident.  Police were able to quickly track down the vehicle through the company's GPS service and the vehicle was recovered in Newark.  

Posted on: January 19, 2017

Adult Arrest

Rochea Hodges, a 41 year old Newark resident was arrested on Wednesday, 01-18-17 at approximately 3:00 pm for receiving stolen property after detectives believed he was the actor involved in an auto theft (2014 Ford Van) that had occurred 60 minutes

earlier.  Detectives arrested Hodges without further incident and transported him to headquarters where he was processed accordingly.

Posted on: January 19, 2017

Attempted Burglary

A Redmond Rd. resident reported on Wednesday, 01-18-17 at approximately 4:50 pm actor(s) unknown smashed a window of the residence in an attempt to gain entry. This triggered the residence's alarm & police responded quickly. No entry was gained and the

detective bureau responded to process the scene.

Posted on: January 19, 2017

Adult Arrest - Burglary

Hasheen Sanders, a 37 year old East Orange resident was arrested by SOPD detectives on 01-18-17 after their investigation revealed that he was the subject responsible for several recent burglaries, including one that occurred on Harding Drive (1-11-17).

Sanders gave a statement to detectives and he was processed accordingly.  Additional charges are to follow as other investigations continue.

Posted on: January 17, 2017

Burglary

A Hillside Place resident reported that sometime between 6:00 pm, Sunday 01-15-17 & 10:00 am, Monday 01-16-17 actor(s) unknown entered the garage of his residence and rummaged through his belongings. It does not appear anything was taken at this time.

Posted on: January 17, 2017

Adult Arrest - CDS

Ana Matamoros, a 22 year old Union resident was arrested on Monday, 01-16-17 at approximately 9:11 pm for possession of CDS. Officers stopped Matamoros for a motor vehicle violation at the intersection of South Orange Ave & Riggs Place. The

on scene investigation revealed that she was in possession of CDS (marijuana) and drug paraphernalia.  Officers arrested Matamoros without incident and transported her to headquarters where she was processed accordingly.

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

P.U.L.A.

On 01-12-17, at approximately 7:40 pm, officers issued Sydra Bera, a 19 year old California resident a special complaint for possession of alcohol under the legal age. Officers observed Bera exit the Wine Emporium on Valley St. carrying a bottle of

tequila.  Appearing to be under the legal age to possess or purchase alcohol, officers stopped Bera to investigate further and subsequently issued her the special complaint.

Posted on: January 13, 2017

Burglary

A Duffield Dr. resident reported that sometime between 8:45 am and 11:00 am, Wednesday 01-11-17, actor(s) unknown entered her residence and removed several items, including silver candle stick holders. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

Posted on: January 13, 2017

Attempted Burglary

A Harding Dr. resident reported that sometime between 8:30 am and 10:30 am, Wednesday 01-11-17, actor(s) unknown attempted to gain entry into his residence through a window at the rear of the house. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

Posted on: January 10, 2017

Adult Arrest - DWI

Dragos Ries, a 24 year old South Orange resident was arrested on Tuesday, 1-10-17 at approximately 3:20 am for DWI. Officers stopped Ries, who was driving a 2010 Nissan for motor vehicle violations on Irvington Ave. near Riggs Pl. After further

investigation at the scene, officers suspected Ries of DWI.  Officers arrested Ries without incident and transported him to headquarters for processing.  

Posted on: January 9, 2017

Adult Arrest

Hakeem Love, a 37 year old South Orange resident was arrested on Monday, 1-09-17 at approximately 5:40 am for outstanding arrest warrants out of South Orange & Maplewood. Officers responded to the area of Sloan Street & South Orange Ave.

on a report of an aggressive pan-handler.  Officers observed an individual inside the Dunkin Donuts who matched the description provided by witnesses.  Officers stopped the subject and further investigation revealed that there were multi...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Theft

A Charlton Ave. resident reported that sometime between 3:00 pm & 4:42 pm Sunday, 01-08-17 actor(s) unknown stole a red, Toro brand snow blower from his residence. The incident is currently being investigated.