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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Community Care & Justice Program

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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 ...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

New Water Rate Change In Effect March 21st

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The rate changes on water will be effective March 21,2021 and will be raised from the current basic rate of $6.52 to $7.00 per ccf (100 cubic feet).

On February 22, 2021, the South Orange Village Board of Trustees voted and passed Ordinance #2021-01, which changed water rates. A copy of this ordinance is available on the website under YOUR GOVERNMENT, VILLAGE CODE Chapter 351-15.

The rate changes are e...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

SOMA Celebrates Women’s History Month

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Elected officials in Maplewood and South Orange, in partnership with township departments, divisions, and organizations, join with local business districts to celebrate the achievements of women.

The focus of SOMA Celebrates Women's History Month 2021 is ‘Women Lifting Women’ which will be realized through more than 45 unique events including safe, socially distant and/or virtual concerts, performances, author events, exhibits, classes, fundraiser...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

The South Orange Water Utility Update

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The South Orange Water Utility, sources and purchases water from New Jersey American Water under a Bulk Water Purchase Contract.

Each year NJAW produce and provide a WaterQuality Report for publication now available for review Click HereFor more information, please contact our Customer Call Center at 1-855-722-7072.

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

The Village Welcomes New Deputy Administrator Julie Doran

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As of February 16, 2021 Julie Doran joined the South Orange Village municipal staff as Deputy Administrator.

As Deputy Administrator, Doran will support the work of Village Administrator Adam Loehner, with a focus on community development and communications. Doran’s role will serve to strengthen the connection between South Orange Village and the resid...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Energy Aggregation Update

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South Orange has joined with several other towns to put our collective purchasing power to work to provide greener electricity to our residents at competitive, if not lower, prices.

The new contract beginning in April has two options: the default option that everyone will automatically receive (40%) or a 100% renewable energy option that residents must choose.

Public information meeting online February 18 and full details at ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine Comes to Essex County

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

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

New Executive Order Lowers Limits on Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings

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Governor Phil Murphy has signed Executive Order No. 196, which lowers indoor and outdoor gathering limits, effective Tuesday, November 17 at 6:00 a.m.

Starting Tuesday, November 17 at 6:00 a.m., the indoor gathering limit will decrease from 25 to 10 people. The outdoor gathering limit will decrease from 500 people to 150 people, effective Monday, November 23 at 6:00 a.m.

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Irvington Avenue Streetscape Improvements

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Be advised that the County of Essex, in an effort to provide quality services to the citizens of the Township of South Orange Village, City of Newark, Township of Maplewood, is beginning construction, to modernize the Irvington Avenue.

Construction Start Date: September 14, 2020

WORK IN SOUTH ORANGE IS SCHEDULED TO START IN MID-NOVEMBER

Notice to the Residents of the Township of South Orange Village, City of Newark, Township of Maplewood.

Be advised that the County of Essex, in an effort t...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Face Coverings Required in South Orange Parks

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All residents in South Orange must have a face covering while using the parks.

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WHEREAS, The Governor’s Executive Order 143, states that all employees and visitors are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings when present on the public and private beaches, lakes, and lakeshor...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

PSE&G Warns of Scams During COVID-19 Pandemic

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PSE&G warns customers of scammers taking advantage during times of crisis

Public Service Electric & Gas, New Jersey’s largest utility, is more committed than ever to the health and safety of its customers. A heightened sense of uncertainty throughout the world is emboldening phone scammers who impersonate utility ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Gov. Murphy Signs New Executive Order Regarding Construction and Mitigation Policies for Workers

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Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order to cease all non-essential construction projects and Imposed additional mitigation requirements on essential retail businesses and industries to limit the spread of COVID-19

Governor Phil Murphy has issued Executive Order No. 122, ceasing all non-essential construction projects and imposing additional mitigation requirements on essential retail businesses and essential industries to limit the spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey....

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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 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

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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 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 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 9, 2020

Coronavirus - What You Need To Know

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All the latest surrounding the Coronavirus

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