BOT is pro medical marijuana sale in town

Trustees vote to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to apply to be alternative treatment center

BOT is pro medical marijuana sale in town

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As New Jersey seeks six additional alternative treatment centers, the South Orange Board of Trustees passed a resolution to allow medical marijuana businesses to apply to set up a dispensary in the village. Five of the six trustees gathered Monday, Aug. 20, in a special meeting scheduled just a few days […]

Village resumes search for business administrator

Village resumes search for business administrator

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange has had to begin anew its search for a village administrator after Steve Gallo, who was supposed to assume the position in September, has had to step aside. The village had chosen Gallo to replace Barry Lewis Jr., who had been administrator in South Orange for six years before […]

BOT discusses permitting dogs in parks

Ordinance also calls for restriction on retail sales of puppies and kittens other than from shelters

BOT discusses permitting dogs in parks

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange is one step closer to lifting the ban on dogs in public parks after the village Board of Trustees unanimously voted to move the ordinance to a second reading at the Aug. 13 meeting. “We love our dogs in South Orange, it’s evident, and this ordinance I think demonstrates […]

SO ordinance will allow hookah lounges

Trustees pass an ordinance on first reading with a split vote to allow hookah lounges, vape stores

SO ordinance will allow hookah lounges

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In a close vote on Aug. 13, the South Orange Board of Trustees passed business code revisions, which will allow hookah lounges and vape stores to operate in town. There were two revision ordinances on the agenda for the Aug. 13 meeting: one permitting hookah lounges and vape stores on Valley […]

Pedigo takes the reins of growing SOVCA

Matt Glass ends run as inaugural Village Center Alliance chairman, passes gavel to Steven Pedigo

Pedigo takes the reins of growing SOVCA

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Village Center Alliance recently had a changing of the guard, as Steven Pedigo took over as the organization’s chairman and several new officers were elected to lead the organization, which represents South Orange’s downtown business district. Pedigo, a resident of South Orange since 2014, is the SOVCA’s second […]

Village shares ideas for Baird renovation

South Orange holds community meeting to seek public input on village’s communal space needs

Village shares ideas for Baird renovation

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Officials and residents gathered in the Pierro Gallery at the Baird Community Center to discuss the proposed renovation plan to the building and share their input on the project in a town hall-style meeting June 13. The village has hired The Biber Partnership AIA, a Summit architectural firm, to develop a […]

Public hearing on naming the SO tennis courts

Public hearing on naming the SO tennis courts

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing Monday, June 25, at its 7:15 p.m. meeting at SOPAC to discuss naming the South Orange tennis courts outside the Baird the “Kenneth Allen Graham Tennis Courts.” Community members wishing to speak will be limited to two minutes to speak. […]

County pays tribute to fallen servicepersons

County pays tribute to fallen servicepersons

NEWARK, NJ — On Friday, May 25, Essex County hosted a wreath-laying ceremony in Veterans Memorial Park to commemorate Memorial Day. From left are Verona Mayor Kevin Ryan, NJ State Sen. and Deputy Chief of Staff Teresa Ruiz, Newark DAV Commander Clarence Jackson, Sheriff Armando Fontoura, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., Freeholders Lebby Jones […]

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