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, […]

BOE votes to use banked cap in budget

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Thanks to the approved use of banked cap, the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education was able to save four elementary school faculty positions, but big staffing reductions are still coming to Columbia High School. On March 21, the BOE passed the $125 million school budget on first reading with […]

Experience the history, culture of Japan at SHU’s Japan Week

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University’s College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures invites the community to Japan Week 2016 from Monday, April 4, through Friday, April 8. Japan Week gives participants the opportunity to build a bridge between cultures that will enable the sharing of knowledge and experiences of […]

Little hands make a big difference at Junior League event

MILLBURN, NJ — Proving that little hands can make a big difference, more than 120 children, in addition to 40 Girl Scout members, 100 parents and 50 Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills members took part in the fourth annual Kids For Kids, which is a children’s volunteer event organized by JLOSH in […]

BOT clears up inconsistencies in HPC ordinance language

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Historic Preservation Commission’s role in local affairs has been clarified thanks to an ordinance passed on final reading by the Board of Trustees at its March 14 meeting. Ordinance No. 2016-09, approved with a 5-0 vote — Trustee Jeffrey DuBowy was absent — supersedes and replaces ordinances No. […]

See Shakespeare’s works — all of them! — in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — interACT Theatre Productions presents the hilarious spoof “The Complete Works of Williams Shakespeare (Abridged)” this April at the Baird Center in South Orange. The cast and crew, led by director Christine Gaden of Millburn, are excited to perform the comedic, fast-paced romp for two weekends starting Friday, April 1, and closing […]

Gibbons Diversity Initiative presents quarterly Trendsetter Award

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Gibbons Diversity Initiative, an award-winning corporate initiative promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, has presented its Trendsetter Award to Michael M. Reuter, director of the Gerald P. Buccino ’63 Center for Leadership Development at Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business. GDI presented Reuter with the Trendsetter Award […]