Pogany removed from SOVCA board

Pogany removed from SOVCA board

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Leslie Pogany, owner of Bunny’s Sports Bar in South Orange, was removed from the South Orange Village Center Alliance’s board of directors on June 12 following a vote via Zoom meeting. The vote was 10-2 — the nay votes were from Maurice Blackwell, who represents residents on the board, and Pogany […]

MAPSO business districts announce Small Business Saturdays in May

MAPSO business districts announce Small Business Saturdays in May

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In support of the local businesses in Maplewood and South Orange, Maplewood Village Alliance, South Orange Village Center and Springfield Avenue Partnership have started a month-long campaign to run each Saturday in May where every Saturday is a Small Business Saturday. The campaign aims to inform local residents that […]

SOMA celebrates women’s history

SOMA celebrates women’s history

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Women officials in Maplewood and South Orange, in partnership with the area business districts, have relaunched SOMAWomen.org, the official website of SOMA Celebrates Women’s History where the two towns can learn about upcoming events and businesses can post promotions and offerings. Normally, events take place throughout March to celebrate […]

‘SO Healthy’ campaign launches in the village

‘SO Healthy’ campaign launches in the village

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — To boost healthy community activities during the winter, the village of South Orange, South Orange Village Center Alliance and Seton Hall University are partnering to launch a “SO Healthy” campaign this quarter. The campaign seeks to encourage the community to team up and adopt consistent healthy habits during the first three […]

Zuckerman ascends to president of Downtown New Jersey

Zuckerman ascends to president of Downtown New Jersey

JERSEY CITY, NJ — South Orange’s Bob Zuckerman has ascended to the role of president at Downtown New Jersey, joining the organization’s new vice presidents, treasurer and secretary. “All of our new officers embody the spirit of downtown revitalization and bring talent, expertise, and energy to the table. We are very fortunate to have them […]

SOVCA to focus on placemaking, beautification in coming year

SOVCA to focus on placemaking, beautification in coming year

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees heard a presentation from the South Orange Village Center Alliance about its 2020 budget at the Nov. 25 BOT meeting, hearing from SOVCA Board President Mark Murphy and Executive Director Julie Doran about their goals for South Orange’s downtown. The presentation highlighted placemaking and beautification […]

Bring your own bag when you shop in South Orange starting Jan. 1

Bring your own bag when you shop in South Orange starting Jan. 1

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The holiday shopping season is in full swing and South Orange shoppers are encouraged to “practice” for the official start of the village’s reusable bag law, which goes into effect Jan. 1. Back in July, the South Orange Board of Trustees passed ordinance No. 2019-15 encouraging shoppers to bring reusable carry-out […]

SOPAC gala to celebrate community advancement

SOPAC gala to celebrate community advancement

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center celebrates the contributions of local leaders at its 2019 gala on Saturday, Nov. 2, beginning at 5:45 p.m. This annual event is an important part of the center’s fundraising, as well as recognizing the valuable contributions of the people and organizations who support SOPAC in […]

Join the SOVCA board of directors

Join the SOVCA board of directors

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Interested in the future of downtown South Orange? The South Orange Village Center Alliance is searching for two new people to join its board of directors. Candidates must be a South Orange business owner, resident and/or property owner to apply. Responsibilities entail attending one monthly board meeting and joining at least […]

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