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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: September 24, 2018

ART TALK: Pleasure and Terror en Plein Air

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ARTIST TALK: How do you feel when you are "in the open air?" In connection with the exhibition Pleasure and Terror en Plein Air, learn how artists in the 19th century viewed nature and hear how artists today, wrestle with the same theme.

Moderated by Greg Leshé. Participating artists include:  Donna Conklin King, Jennifer Krause Chapeau, Asha Ganpat, Nancy Agati, Leslie Goldman, Joanne Leone, Laura Lou Levy, Joe Lugara.Exhibition at the Pierro Gallery of South Orange, ...

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Two Towns Triathlon a Big Success

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The Two Towns Triathlon for Kids took place on Saturday, September 8th.

Children ages 7 through 14 participated in a route that included a swim in the South Orange pool, a bike ride through Meadowland Park and the West Montrose neighborhood, and a run around the Duck Pond. The route distances were shorter for the younger chil...

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

Kenny Graham Round Robin Tennis Competition and Family Tennis Festival

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A tennis competition and celebration will be held in Meadowland Park on Saturday, September 29 in honor of Kenneth Allen Graham.

Kenneth Graham was a dedicated lifelong resident of South Orange and a true ambassador for the game of tennis. 

During the tennis event, the newly renovated courts will be renamed in Kenny's honor.

ScheduleRound-Robin Competition 8:00 am-4:00 pmNam...

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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: September 18, 2018

Fire Hydrants Flushing & Inspections Begin Thursday, September 20, 2018

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Each year, the South Orange Village Water Utility flushes fire hydrants. This is an essential part of our system maintenance program, because it helps us to continue to provide you with high-quality water service.

To cleanse the system, we systematically open our fire hydrants to increase water flows – allowing us to “flush” any minerals and deposits from the pipes. While flushing the system won’t interrupt your water service...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Tichenor Avenue Road Improvements

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Tichenor Avenue Road Improvements is planned to start the week of October 1st, 2018

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Date:  September 25th, 2018

Re: Tichenor Avenue Road Improvements

This notice is to you to inform you of the curb, sidewalk & drainage work that is...

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Two Towns Triathlon a Big Success

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The Two Towns Triathlon for Kids took place on Saturday, September 8th.

Children ages 7 through 14 participated in a route that included a swim in the South Orange pool, a bike ride through Meadowland Park and the West Montrose neighborhood, and a run around the Duck Pond. The route distances were shorter for the younger chil...

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Morris & Essex Line Mayors Team Up to Hold NJ Transit Accountable

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Sixteen Mayors along the Morris & Essex Line join South Orange Village President Sheena Collum and Maplewood Mayor Victor De Luca in asking the Governor, DOT, and NJ Transit to do better.

In the two weeks following a statement submitted by South Orange and Maplewood regarding NJ Transit delays and cancellations, sixteen additional mayors and communities serviced by the Morris & Essex Line partnered together to issue a second statement ...

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

Letter from Village President, Sheena C. Collum

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Appointment of South Orange Village Administrator

To the South Orange Community:

It is with great disappointment that I share Mr. Steve Gallo, who was scheduled to take the reigns as our next Village Administrator this month, will no longer be able to join us.  As you likely know, I was very exci...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Spotted Lanternfly Sighting Confirmed in New Jersey

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July 17, 2018www.nj.gov/agriculturePO Box 330Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0330  

Invasive Pest Identified in Warren County

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today announced that New Jersey Department of Agricu...

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

South Orange Master Plan - Call for Volunteers

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Township of South Orange Village has officially launched its Master Plan process, please consider helping shape the future of our community!

To Members of the South Orange Community:

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I share that the Township of South Orange Village has officially launched its Master Plan process which is expected to be completed and adopted in 18 months.  ...

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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: September 20, 2018

Burglary

A Meadowbrook Lane resident reported that sometime between 10:00 pm, Tuesday 9-18-18 & 9:00 am, Wednesday 9-19-18 actor(s) unknown pried open his locked shed and stole two bicycles, described as a women's gray & pink Diamondback brand mountain bike

and a men's blue & gray Trek brand mountain bike. Detectives responded to process the scene.

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Burglary

A Berkeley Ave resident reported that sometime between 7:30 pm, Sunday 9-16-18 & 5:00 pm, Monday 9-17-18 actor(s) unknown entered his residence through a side door and removed several pieces of jewelry, media/AV equipment & two decorative

Samurai swords. Detectives responded to process the scene.

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Burglary to Auto

An Arnold Terr resident reported that sometime between 9:00 pm, Thursday 9-13-18 & 10:00 am, Friday 9-14-18 actor(s) unknown entered his vehicle, rummaged through the interior & removed a backpack w/ a Mac Air Pro Laptop computer & personal items inside.

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Warrant Arrest

Gabriella Parra, a 32 year old Garfield resident was arrested on Saturday, 9-15-18 at approximately 1:10 am for outstanding arrest warrants out of multiple jurisdictions. Officers responded to a call of a suspicious person on So. Orange Ave

near So. Centre Street & quickly located a subject (Parra) who matched the description walking in the middle of the roadway.  During the stop, a records check revealed the active arrest warrants & officers arrested Parra without further i...

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Burglary to Auto

A Valley St. resident reported that sometime between 10:30 pm, Thursday 9-13-18 & 12:00 noon, Friday 9-14-18 actor(s) unknown entered his vehicle & rummaged through the interior, though nothing seemed to be missing at this time.

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Burglary to Auto

A Valley St. resident reported that sometime between 8:00 pm, Wednesday 9-12-18 & 10:40 am, Thursday 9-14-18 actor(s) unknown entered her vehicle & rummaged through the interior, though nothing seemed to be missing at this time.

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