South Orange Village health officer John M. Festa to retire

South Orange Village health officer John M. Festa to retire

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On May 24, South Orange Village announced the retirement of long-time health officer John M. Festa, effective June 3. “Congratulations to health officer John Festa on his retirement,” village President Sheena Collum said. “John has served our community as an exemplary public servant and led us through some of the most […]

South Orange and Maplewood’s fire departments set to merge on July 1

South Orange and Maplewood’s fire departments set to merge on July 1

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The first joint meeting of South Orange and Maplewood’s joint fire department was held in Maplewood on April 8; the committee approved contracts and discussed the organization of the forthcoming South Essex Fire Department. Both the South Orange Board of Trustees and the Maplewood Township Committee passed resolutions authorizing […]

Community Care & Justice launches social media presence

Community Care & Justice launches social media presence

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange has launched its Community Care & Justice social media presence on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. CC&J will use its social media presence to share news and information related to its mission of empowering community members in optimizing their own wellness and in turn protecting the community’s most vulnerable and […]

Manufacturing taken off the table for potential South Orange cannabis facilities

Manufacturing taken off the table for potential South Orange cannabis facilities

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Trustee Bob Zuckerman announced that a license for a cannabis manufacturing facility was removed from the proposed ordinance allowing the sale of legal cannabis in South Orange at the South Orange Planning Board’s Feb. 7 meeting, two weeks after residents in the Academy Heights neighborhood expressed concerns about manufacturing […]

South Orange swears in new deputy fire chief

South Orange swears in new deputy fire chief

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Fire Capt. David Klugel, a 10-year veteran of the South Orange Fire Department, was sworn in as deputy chief at the South Orange Board of Trustees meeting Monday, Dec. 13. According to a statement from the SOFD, as well as FMBA Locals 40 and 240, Klugel grew up in […]

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