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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Sewer Payment Grace Period Extended to May 1

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The sewer grace period has been extended due to the Coronavirus.

On March 23, the Board of Trustees passed a resolution extending the grace period for sewer payments to May 1, 2020.  The Village has resolved that this additional grace period will allow residents additional time to make payments and extend some...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

April 25th Container Day Canceled

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Due to the current health crisis and the extension of the federal social distancing policies the first container day of 2020 which was scheduled for April 25th is canceled.

The following scheduled container day event for the disposal of bulk waste is May 16th.  At this time the May event has not been affected.  Any further adjustments to scheduled events will continue to be communicated with residents. &...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Coronavirus Testing Sites Near Essex County

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There are now eleven "walk-in" or "drive-through" sites near Essex County

In order to be eligible for testing, individuals must be current New Jersey residents and experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness. Priority will be given to symptomatic individuals experiencing cough, fever (99.6 degrees or above) and shortness of br...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Essex County Hazardous Waste and Electronic Events Canceled

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The Office of the County Executive has informed Essex County Utility Authority that the county Hazardous Waste and Electronic Recycling events that were scheduled for May have been canceled.

At this time the Fall dates for the Essex County Hazardous Waste and Electronic Recycling events will still be in effect.  It is recommended that any material residents anticipated on discarding at either of these events they hold onto until the ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Homestead Rebate Benefit is Cancelled

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Homestead Benefit Credit for 2017 Application is cancelled until further notice by the NJ Department of Treasury - Division of Taxation

THE DIRECTIVE BELOW WAS RECEIVED FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS ON 3/24/20: NOTE ****** 

In light of the fiscal uncertainty due to the unprecedented COVID-19 health emergency, the Acting Director of the Office of Management and Bud...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

South Orange Affordable Housing

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Applications are now being accepted for units at 320 Valley Street.

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Governor Murphy Orders All Daycares Closed

NJ Coronavirus Update

Only those serving the children of essential workers can remain open past April 1.

Governor Phil Murphy has signed Executive Order No. 110, directing all child care centers in New Jersey to certify by Friday, March 27, that they will solely serve as emergency child care centers for the children of essential workers. Child care centers t...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

South Orange Launches COVID-19 Info Portal

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The new website aims to help residents guide through this difficult time.

South Orange Village President Sheena Collum and Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the South Orange COVID-19 Info Portal which features information about local government services, frequently asked questions, a directory of local businesses that a...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Governor Murphy Orders All Residents to Stay Home

NJ Coronavirus Update

Per Executive Orders, all residents are not to be out for non-essential reasons.

Governor Phil Murphy has signed executive orders 107 & 108 on Saturday mandating that most of New Jersey’s 9 million residents are to stay home. 

Per Executive Order 107, the only reasons that residents may leave the home ar...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

South Orange Water Utility and NJAW Take Additional Precautions To Ensure Safe Water Supply

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The South Orange Water Utility and our water system operator and water source supplier, New Jersey American Water, are committed to the safety of our customers and employees and are both working to ensure the continued safety of our water supply during th...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Two South Orange Residents Test Positive for COVID-19

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The 34-year-old male and 51-year-old male are the first known cases in South Orange.

As the Village continues to monitor the Coronavirus, we have been informed that South Orange has two residents who are confirmed coronavirus cases. The confirmed residents are a 34-year-old male and a 51-year-old male.  Neither are currently hosp...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Essex County Opens COVID-19 Testing Site in Newark

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The drive-through site is meant for Essex County residents only.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Freeholder President Brendan Gill and Vice President Wayne Richardson announced that Essex County will be opening a drive-through testing site for Essex County residents who are symptomatic of the Novel Co...

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Village Offices Closed to the Public - Services Will Continue

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Village Hall will remain open with a modified amount of services still available.

All municipal offices and facilities will be closed to the public until further notice. All departments will remain staffed to ensure the continued delivery of essential services. At this time, our staff will remain available through phone, email and our ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Seton Hall University Employee Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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A female employee of SHU has tested positive. The employee is not a South Orange resident.

As the Village continues to monitor the Coronavirus, we now have learned that a female Seton Hall University employee has tested positive for the virus. This employee does not reside in South Orange and the University is working with her hometown&rsqu...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Energy Aggregation Program Update

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If you are opted into the Energy Aggregation program, please read the following information carefully.

Around the middle of March 2020, South Orange residents who are participating in the SEA R-GEA program will be receiving a letter from Direct Energy about a contract price adjustment.  This bulletin is intended to explain that letter.

In 2019 the ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

NJ Transit Issues Update on Precautionary Measures Against Coronavirus

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Agency's Internal Task Force Works Closely with Public Health Officials

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT today issued an update on the precautionary measures taken by the agency in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), ensuring the agency is taking all appropriate precautions to protect employees and custome...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Coronavirus - What You Need To Know

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All the latest surrounding the Coronavirus

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

Making Way for the Greenway, Clean Up Begins

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A Healthy and Safe Forest in New Waterlands is Key to Success.

Some regular visitors to the south end of New Waterlands field in South Orange have been surprised to see many fallen trees removed and invasive knotweed being cleared. But what looks like deforestation now is actually the first step of a much larger proj...

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

Annual Health Report Released for 2019

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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.

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Proposed Redevelopment of 270 and 299 Irvington Avenue

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Review preliminary concept designs presented on February 5th and submit your feedback in advance of our next forum.

A community meeting regarding a proposal for 270 and 299 Irvington Avenue was held on Wednesday, February 15th at Congregation Beth El. Approximately 60 residents attended the forum to learn more about the project, provide feedback and ask questions.&...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Calling All Volunteers!

Calling All Volunteers

One of our most valuable resources is the volunteers who take time out of their busy schedules to help make South Orange among the best places to live, work, and visit in New Jersey.

Volunteering in South Orange broadly falls into two categories:

  • South Orange Statutory Boards - Boards strictly governed by State statutes and for which appointments are limited to a finite number of individuals for fixed terms.
  • South Orange Committees, Adv...
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Posted on: January 13, 2020

United States Census 2020

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Presentation given at the Monday, January 13, 2020 Board of Trustees Meeting.

Linked below is the presentation which was presented by Mr. Kraiker from the Census Bureau to the Board.

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

South Orange First Quarter “SO Healthy” Campaign

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South Orange, NJ (January 5, 2020) To boost healthy community activities during the winter, the Township of South Orange Village, South Orange Village Center Alliance, and Seton Hall University are partnering to launch a SO Healthy Campaign this quarter.

The campaign seeks  to encourage our community to team up and adopt consistent healthy habits during the first three months of the year. Habits that will persist and serve to optimize community health and wellbeing for years to come. Prizes will ...

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