SOMA to receive cleaner energy

SOMA to receive cleaner energy

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee unanimously approved a resolution April 2 with a vote of 4-0 to purchase electricity from Direct Energy LLC, an alternative electrical supplier to PSE&G. Committeeman Greg Lembrich was absent from the meeting. The township is the lead agency in the six-town Sustainable Essex Alliance, an […]

Maplewood raises transgender flag in front of Town Hall

Maplewood raises transgender flag in front of Town Hall

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On March 31, the Maplewood and South Orange community gathered at Maplewood Town Hall to raise the transgender flag, celebrating the International Day of Transgender Visibility, a movement to ensure transgender people are not forgotten or delegitimized in any way. The event had many speakers, including several transgender individuals, who spoke about […]

SO gears up for busy election

Two women face off for village president, 9 challengers run for 3 BOT seats

SO gears up for busy election

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Nine villagers are running for the three open seats on the South Orange Board of Trustees and two women are running for village president, with residents casting their votes in both races Tuesday, May 14. The only incumbent running is current village President Sheena Collum, who is being challenged by Trustee […]

Village taxes to go up by 1.99 percent

Village taxes to go up by 1.99 percent

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — At its March 11 meeting, the South Orange Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution to introduce the 2019 municipal budget, which will increase municipal taxes by just under 2 percent. According to village Administrator Adam Loehner, the 2019 South Orange budget totals $37,751,319.87 and will have an overall municipal tax […]

Villagers share vision for S. Orange

Room packed at Master Plan session as residents give feedback, ideas

Villagers share vision for S. Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Master Plan Management Committee held a townwide listening session at the Loft in the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Feb. 27, as it continues to solicit feedback from the community during the visioning phase of creating the Master Plan. An initial townwide listening session was scheduled for Feb. 12, […]

BOT approves contract to reseed, fertilize playing fields

BOT approves contract to reseed, fertilize playing fields

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees unanimously approved at its Feb. 25 meeting a resolution approving a contract with Trugreen Commercial to reseed and fertilize the playing fields in South Orange and Maplewood, with the provision that weed-killing chemicals cannot be used on any South Orange fields. Trustee Howard Levison pulled […]

South Orange and Maplewood celebrate women’s history

South Orange and Maplewood celebrate women’s history

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Women officials in Maplewood and South Orange in partnership with the area business districts are proud to launch SOMAWomen.org, the official site of SOMA Celebrates Women’s History Month where the two towns can learn about upcoming events and businesses can participate in submitting promotions and offerings for the month […]

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