JESPY ‘SHOUT OUT Awards’ recognize local businesses

JESPY ‘SHOUT OUT Awards’ recognize local businesses

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The best business is doing good business! With that sentiment in mind, JESPY House recently presented its first JESPY House “SHOUT OUT Awards.” Presented in mid-November, JESPY clients will give these awards to the 50 businesses or business owners in South Orange who they feel are most helpful and welcoming. “The […]

South Orange and Maplewood offer free rides to and from polls

South Orange and Maplewood offer free rides to and from polls

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The two towns of South Orange and Maplewood have announced that Black Crown Taxi will be providing free rides to residents to and from any polling location on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, by calling 862-224-2751. No questions will be asked to take advantage of this service. Polls are […]

South Orange launches Master Plan website

South Orange launches Master Plan website

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Master Plan is under way with the unveiling of a dedicated website meant to inform residents about the various elements of a plan, the leadership teams and volunteers who will be leading the charge, ways the community can participate through surveys and events, and the timeline to completion. […]

SO dedicates tennis courts to Kenneth Graham

SO dedicates tennis courts to Kenneth Graham

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, Sept. 29, South Orange dedicated its new tennis courts to Kenneth Graham, a lifelong South Orange resident who coached tennis in the community for several decades. The event featured the unveiling of two new signs, as well as a tennis tournament. “It was through the words and written testimony […]

Root, root, root for the home team Villagers

South Orange team takes on Flemington Neshanock at Cameron Field using baseball rules from the 1860s

Root, root, root for the home team Villagers

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Villagers certainly didn’t let the fear of striking out hold them back on Saturday, Sept. 15, as the team faced the Flemington Neshanock at historic Cameron Field in a 19th-century baseball game, played with the sport’s rules from 1864. The afternoon was part game, part exhibition and part […]

Collum signs closing docs for Village Hall sale

Collum signs closing docs for Village Hall sale

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Sept. 20, Village President Sheena Collum, flanked by municipal attorney Clyde Otis and Village Clerk/Notary Kevin Harris, signed all closing documents for the sale of Village Hall to Landmark Hospitality to be turned into a restaurant. “I have been waiting for this day to come for so long that it’s […]

‘Savor the Arts’ with SOPAC

‘Savor the Arts’ with SOPAC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Nothing brings people together like an evening of tantalizing food and drink, in this case accompanied by music and a celebrity chef slam! On Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m., South Orange Performing Arts Center hosts “Savor the Arts – An Evening of Culinary Adventure in the Loft.” Two […]

Towns unite to find solution for NJ Transit

16 nearby mayors, including Parisi, join Collum and DeLuca in demanding changes to help frustrated commuters

Towns unite to find solution for NJ Transit

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Nearly a month after South Orange and Maplewood sent a joint letter and the results of a survey about NJ Transit to Gov. Phil Murphy asking for improvements to the rail organization, Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca and South Orange President Sheena Collum were joined by 16 mayors, including West Orange Mayor […]

SOMA Action revs up for midterm elections

SOMA Action revs up for midterm elections

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After the 2016 presidential election, two groups of people gathered in their kitchens and living rooms in Maplewood and South Orange to discuss what it would mean for politics in the United States. When the groups heard about each other, they joined forces to become SOMA Action, an organization […]

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