Social work outreach team starts accepting referrals from South Orange police, rescue squad

Social work outreach team starts accepting referrals from South Orange police, rescue squad

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The outreach team of the Community Care & Justice program in South Orange officially began receiving referrals from the South Orange Police Department and South Orange Rescue Squad on Monday, Oct. 18. The Community Care & Justice program was initiated by South Orange Village President Sheena Collum and is a collaboration […]

South Orange BOT approves allocation for loan project to support black homebuyers

South Orange BOT approves allocation for loan project to support black homebuyers

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees approved a resolution to allocate $100,000 from an affordable housing settlement agreement with the Third and Valley redevelopment project to support the Wealth Gap Equalizer Loan program at its Oct. 11 meeting with a vote of 5-0; Trustee Karen Hartshorn Hilton was absent. The loans […]

South Orange Community Care & Justice previews virtual reality ‘1,000 Cut Journey’

South Orange Community Care & Justice previews virtual reality ‘1,000 Cut Journey’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As part of his work with the South Orange Community Care & Justice Program, Seton Hall University social work professor Juan Rios hosted a virtual reality showcase and preview for professors, students and local police at Space 154, the university’s digital creation lab. The Community Care & Justice initiative is a […]

South Orange passes temporary cannabis opt-out ordinance

South Orange passes temporary cannabis opt-out ordinance

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees passed a temporary opt-out ordinance prohibiting the operation of any class of cannabis business within the geographic boundaries of South Orange Village at its Aug. 9 meeting. This temporary prohibition covers commercial business licensing only and does not impact adult consumption as governed by state […]

South Orange and Maplewood reignite conversation about merging fire departments

South Orange and Maplewood reignite conversation about merging fire departments

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Talk of a merged fire department that serves both Maplewood and South Orange resurfaced at the South Orange Board of Trustees’ first in-person meeting since the beginning of the pandemic. At the July 26 meeting, the trustees were joined by the members of the Maplewood Township Committee, and, while […]

S&P Global issues ‘positive’ outlook on South Orange Village

S&P Global issues ‘positive’ outlook on South Orange Village

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Village Trustee Karen Hartshorn Hilton, who is also chairperson of the South Orange Village Finance Committee, announced July 2 that Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings has revised its outlook for South Orange from stable to positive.  “This is great news for our taxpayers, as this improved credit rating puts us in […]

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