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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Commuter Jitney Re-Launch


The Village of South Orange and SOPA is pleased to announce the re-start of the commuter jitney service.

A new schedule will begin running on Monday, November 15, 2021.

Due to a number of factors the service has been revised from four to two primary routes. One covering Newstead/Wyoming and one covering Montague/Ward/Tuxedo Park/Montrose. The Newstead route w...

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

New Trees for South Orange Streets


Rare Autumn planting to help “catch up” to recent losses.

Members of the South Orange Environmental Commission’s Shade Tree group have partnered with Village government, the Department of Public Works, and the NJ Tree Foundation to put together a program to purchase and plant 110 new trees for South Orange stree...

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

Leaf Season is Here


South Orange will now be picking up bagged leaves from your curb

Leaf Season is upon us and South Orange has added a new option to leaf pick-up for residents -- bagged leaves will be picked up curbside. Simply stuff leaves into biodegradable lawn and leaf bags and place them on the curb for pick up. This keeps leaves f...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Post-Tropical Storm Ida Recycling Update


South Orange Recycling Facility Reopens October 9

The South Orange Recycling Facility reopens on Saturday October 9th and will again be accepting recyclable materials and yard debris. Please note: 

  • No commercial vehicles, Ida storm-related debris, household bulk items, or construction debris will...
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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Peak Season for Hurricanes Starts in Mid-August in New Jersey

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Some simple tasks can help protect you, your loved ones and your property

Though the national hurricane season normally runs each year from June 1 through November 30, the peak potential for hurricane and tropical storm activity in New Jersey runs from mid-August to the end of October.  Please consider these tips to he...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021



If you see a Spotted Lanternfly, help us Stomp it Out!

The South Orange Environmental Commission has compiled detailed information and advice for homeowners and residents on what to do if spotting a lanternfly in the area. Visit their website for detailed information including photos, a video and a reporting ...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People


Essex County has started administering booster shots for those immunocompromised individuals who are eligible.

Who Needs an Additional COVID-19 Vaccine?

Currently, CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. This includes people who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the bloo...
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Posted on: July 29, 2021

The South Orange and Maplewood Joint Exploratory Committee on Fire Services - Community Meeting

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The South Orange & Maplewood Joint Exploratory Committee on Fire Services hosted a community meeting on July 26 in South Orange.

- Presentation: A copy of the presentation is available here: South Orange & Maplewood Fire Services Community Meeting


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Posted on: July 9, 2021

South Orange Water Utility - Payment Plans Now Available

Payment Plans can be established for your past due balances.

We recognize that many people are facing additional hardship due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, making it difficult to stay current on your water bills.  To help, as of 7/12/2021 and going forward, we are offering payment plans to assis...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine Comes to Essex County


Click "Vaccine Overview" to learn how to register and help by volunteering.

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Coronavirus - What You Need To Know


All the latest surrounding the Coronavirus

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Community Care & Justice Program


Initiated by Village President Sheena Collum, the Community Care & Justice (CC&J) initiative is a collaboration between the South Orange community, Seton Hall University and Essex County.

South Orange, NJ (March 5, 2021) South Orange Village has announced the launch of the “Community Care & Justice” pilot program and encourages stakeholders to join on Sunday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. for a town hall to solicit feedback.

Initiated b...

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