SO Village installs ‘parklet’ in downtown

SO Village installs ‘parklet’ in downtown

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Some South Orange residents may have noticed the new hangout spot on W. South Orange Avenue, where a wooden deck has been built containing tables and an area for shoppers to relax and meet their neighbors. This “parklet” was built as a collaboration between the village, the South Orange Village Center […]

Village gathers for National Night Out

Village gathers for National Night Out

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange community gathered in Meadowland Park on Aug. 1 for National Night Out, an event meant to increase the public’s understanding of services provided by emergency responders and meant to strengthen the bond between responders and residents. Photos Courtesy of Sheena Collum

Municipal officials finally meet with NJ Transit reps

Mayors want better equity, communication from NJT

Municipal officials finally meet with NJ Transit reps

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — After weeks of being sidelined, municipal officials from several towns finally met with NJ Transit representatives June 7 to discuss the burden local communities will shoulder this summer as the Morris & Essex Midtown Direct trains to Penn Station are diverted to Hoboken. The diversion will last for approximately eight weeks […]

Two towns unite against gun violence

Residents wear orange in memory of those lost to gun violence, call for ‘commonsense’ laws

Two towns unite against gun violence

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Dozens of community members gathered under the gazebo of the Hilton Branch of the Maplewood Public Library on Friday, June 2, for the second SOMA Wear Orange rally, in honor of those lost to gun violence and to raise awareness about the need for stronger measures to prevent recurring tragedies. Wear Orange […]

Meeting with NJT postponed, officials wait for answers

Officials pleased with concessions, angered by treatment

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Following Gov. Chris Christie’s May 23 announcement that the Morris & Essex Midtown Direct trains to Penn Station will be diverted to Hoboken for approximately eight weeks this summer while Penn Station is upgraded to repair tracks and switches, officials from the many towns affected called for a meeting with NJ […]

Morris & Essex line to be diverted during upgrade

Morris & Essex line to be diverted during upgrade

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Local residents were fuming as Gov. Chris Christie announced May 23 that the Morris & Essex Midtown Direct trains to Penn Station will be diverted to Hoboken for approximately eight weeks this summer while Penn Station is upgraded to repair tracks and switches, which have been deteriorating for many years. In […]

Get to know your SOPD officers at barbecue event

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Join village President Sheena Collum and the Board of Trustees for a “Police in the Park Community Barbecue” on Sunday, May 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Grove Park, next to South Orange Police Department headquarters at 201 South Orange Ave. Attendance is free. Join your neighbors during National Police […]

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