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 […]

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 […]

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