Two towns launch survey to improve life for seniors

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The village of South Orange and the township of Maplewood will be conducting a survey to gain feedback that will inform the development of an Age-Friendly Community Action Plan. The survey is part of an assessment of needs for adults older than 60 and is funded by the Grotta […]

SOMS excels at Model U.N. conference, two students win award

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The SOMS Model U.N. has recently returned from the Global Classrooms International Middle School Model U.N. conference in New York City, where 52 SOMS students were excited, engaged, collaborative and industrious during the three-day conference. The SOMS delegation represented the countries of Belize, Bangladesh, the Comoros and the Czech Republic. Students […]

South Orange unveils new website after much discussion

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — At long last South Orange Village has a new website. This long-discussed change was soft-launched last week and can be viewed at The new website has several new tools and has improved upon pre-existing ones. Now, on the right-hand side of the front page, there are five clickable categories: “SO […]

Baseball HIB investigation results will not be made public

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Some feathers were recently ruffled when it became known that the results of the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying investigation, conducted by Parsippany-Troy Hills interim Superintendent LeRoy Seitz into the Columbia High School baseball program will not be made public. Seitz has been hired as an independent professional to conduct […]

Blood drive at SHU

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — New Jersey Blood Services will conduct a blood drive on Tuesday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Seton Hall University Center, 400 South Orange Ave. in South Orange. To donate blood or for information on how to organize a blood drive, call 1-800-933-2566 or visit

Seton Hall participates in National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — More than 20 million crimes are perpetrated against Americans each year, according to national crime statistics. To highlight what can be done, Seton Hall University is participating in National Crime Victims’ Rights Week from April 10 through 16. On Thursday, April 14, from noon to 1 p.m., the community is invited […]

Village moves forward with contract to switch to NJAW

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The village held a public hearing March 21 regarding the 10-year operations and maintenance contract it will be entering into with New Jersey American Water, which will be providing South Orange’s water instead of the East Orange Water Commission beginning Jan. 1, 2017. The village made the decision to switch from […]

Village expands center SID

South Orange Board of Trustees expands SOVCA’s reach in unanimous vote

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Following earlier village plans, the Special Improvement District in South Orange Village Center has been expanded to include 25 additional commercial properties. These properties will now fall under the South Orange Village Center Alliance’s purview and pay an assessment to help fund the SOVCA. At the March 14 Board of the […]

Collum supports Meals on Wheels

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Pictured are Meals on Wheels client Shirley Klein, left, with her puppy and South Orange Village President Sheena Collum. Collum delivered meals Klein and other older adults in South Orange on March 29 in celebration of SAGE Meals on Wheels 50th anniversary and Meals on Wheels America’s “March For Meals” campaign, […]

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