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 […]

SOVCA awarded $21.5K grant from Main Street New Jersey

SOVCA awarded $21.5K grant from Main Street New Jersey

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Village Center Alliance has been awarded a $21,500 Transformation Grant from Main Street New Jersey and will use the funds to continue its downtown beautification efforts. The grant money, combined with money raised from the recent Under Cover Music Fest and last year’s PlayDay, will be used to […]

SOVCA to lead master plan sessions in Downtown South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Village Center Alliance has announced the scheduling and dates for engaging with downtown businesses in the South Orange Master Plan visioning process. “The Master Plan process is an extremely important tool for our various stakeholders to imagine what kind of downtown they would like to see in the […]

New mural graces downtown South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Closing out 2018, South Orange welcomed some new artwork at the South Orange Train Station, a mural created by artist Kevin O’Connell. The mural came to fruition following the work of the Design Review Board, comprising Katherine Crenshaw, Cat Tate Starmer, Oksana Berzinsh, John Evans, Bob Zuckerman and Walter Clarke. “All […]

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