Police, firefighter unions send scathing letter to SOBOT; trustees and Collum fire back and support proposed pay freezes

Police, firefighter unions send scathing letter to SOBOT; trustees and Collum fire back and support proposed pay freezes

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Locked in a feud with the New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association and the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association, the South Orange Board of Trustees and South Orange Village President Sheena Collum released a statement in response to a letter that FMBA President Edwin Donnelly and PBA President Patrick […]

BOT introduces $36.8M budget

BOT introduces $36.8M budget

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees introduced the 2020 budget at its virtual May 11 meeting, passing the $36,873,694.78 budget, in which municipal taxes will be raised by 2.72 percent, on first reading with a 5–0 vote. The average increase between 2011 and 2020 has been 1.8 percent, while the average […]

COVID-19 comes to Maplewood and South Orange

Two towns, entire state, close down everyday life to prevent spread of disease

COVID-19 comes to Maplewood and South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The two towns are feeling the effects of COVID-19, the strain of coronavirus that was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11. School districts, many businesses and other organizations have closed and moved to online learning for at least two weeks. As of March […]

Neighborhood meeting shows plans for Irvington Ave. site

Neighborhood meeting shows plans for Irvington Ave. site

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange trustees Bob Zuckerman and Summer Jones, along with village President Sheena Collum, hosted a Feb. 5 neighborhood meeting at Congregation Beth El about the redevelopment project at 270 Irvington Ave., presenting the redevelopment process and possible design to area residents. Greer Patras, a planner with Topology in Newark, and […]

SOBOT honors DeLuca with proclamation

SOBOT honors DeLuca with proclamation

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees honored former Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca at its Jan. 13 meeting with a proclamation, on behalf of the board and South Orange community, thanking him for his tremendous service during his long and fruitful tenure as mayor of Maplewood. “Vic is a class act, great […]

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