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Posted on: March 18, 2018

Please Do Not Put Your Branches in the Street


With the expected snow this week we are asking all residents to not put branches into the streets.

The Village is working hard to clean up from the past Nor'easter and we need your help. We know most homes in South Orange have branches scattered about on their properties and would like to clean them up. Unfortunately, our Department of Public Works (DP...

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

Caution Recommended in Village Parks and Playgrounds

Farrel Field

Village staff is working hard to clean up and address any damage and unsafe conditions that may have been caused by the recent storms.

Residents may have noticed the damage done by recent storms to some Village parks and playgrounds. Tree removal, cleanup and repairs is still needed in many areas. The backstop at Farrell Field was destroyed, fencing was damaged in Meadowland Park and wir...

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

South Orange Boys Win 8th Grade Suburban League Championship

Basketball - Suburban League 8th Grade Boys

The South Orange 8th grade boys basketball team went from worst to first, winning the Suburban Essex League championship on March 9th.

For a team that went winless (0-14) last season, winning the Suburban League Boys 8th grade Basketball Championship was just a dream for this year's South Orange team. Playing against powerful and experienced teams from Essex County, South Orange held the...

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

The Baird Community Center Renovations Survey


Complete our survey by March 31st and be eligible to win a prize!

The Baird Community Center is a 100 year-old, Tudor-style building located on Mead Street in Meadowland Park, near Flood’s Hill, the Duck Pond and Cameron Field. Flanked by tennis and basketball courts, it houses the South Orange Department of R...

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

Two Towns Top $31k to End Gun Violence

SOMA By the Numbers

Facebook Fundraising Campaign Goes Viral in 50 Hours

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ (February 21, 2018) – South Orange Village President Sheena Collum and Maplewood Mayor Victor De Luca announced Wednesday that the joint Facebook fundraiser between the two communities to support Everytown for Gun ...

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

Roundtable Discussion with Governor Phil Murphy

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On Friday, February 16, Village President Sheena Collum joined mayors from Essex County for a roundtable discussion with Governor Phil Murphy identifying the top four statewide priorities for Such Orange Village.

They include: 1)extending the 2% interest arbitration cap 2) shared services, joint contracts and consolidations 3) NJ Transit and The Gateway Program and 4) state aid for the South Orange-Maplewood School District.  You can download/read the ful...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

SOPD Battles State Trend


Local law enforcement is working harder than ever to combat a statewide increase
in pedestrian fatalities.

Across New Jersey pedestrian fatalities were up in 2017 reaching their highest point in more than 24 years according to state police statistics. Many authorities are concerned that distracted drivers and distracted pedestrians are combining to drive these...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017




Please be advised that you may now prepay your 2018 taxes on our website beyond the first quarter that is coming due in February. Due to many inquiries received in my office regarding the upcoming new tax regulation and requests to prepay some part of 201...

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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...