Collum wins re-election in landslide

Collum wins re-election in landslide

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The results are in and South Orange wants four more years of Sheena Collum. On May 14, Collum was re-elected as village president in a landslide election. All results from the May 14 election remain unofficial until certified by County Clerk Christopher Durkin. With all 12 voting districts reporting in, Collum […]

Collum, DDF vie to be president

With less than a week until the election, candidates discuss their visions

Collum, DDF vie to be president

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Residents will vote Tuesday, May 14, for one of two candidates to be village president, choosing between incumbent Sheena Collum and current South Orange Trustee Deborah Davis Ford. Collum is running for her second term as village president, and Davis Ford has served on the Board of Trustees for 12 years. […]

Collum, DDF face off at forum

Village president candidates share their views at April 24 AHNA event

Collum, DDF face off at forum

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The two candidates who are running for village president faced off in a forum hosted by the Academy Heights Neighborhood Association on April 24. Incumbent Sheena Collum and challenger Deborah Davis Ford, a current South Orange trustee, each had two minutes to answer each question without a chance to rebut. On […]

Annual SOMA baseball and softball parade this Saturday

Annual SOMA baseball and softball parade this Saturday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The annual parade celebrating the kickoff of the 2019 baseball and softball season for South Orange and Maplewood children will be Saturday, April 27. The parade, led by members of the Columbia High School marching band, will leave CHS’ Ritzer Field at 9 a.m. sharp and walk a route along Valley Street […]

Village to receive $300K from NJDOT

Village to receive $300K from NJDOT

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange will receive $300,000 from the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Fiscal Year 2019 Municipal Aid Program for improvements to Grove Road. “NJDOT’s Municipal Aid Program is a very competitive program. This year the department received 681 applications requesting more than $337.9 million. There is $161.25 million available in funds […]

SO gears up for busy election

Two women face off for village president, 9 challengers run for 3 BOT seats

SO gears up for busy election

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Nine villagers are running for the three open seats on the South Orange Board of Trustees and two women are running for village president, with residents casting their votes in both races Tuesday, May 14. The only incumbent running is current village President Sheena Collum, who is being challenged by Trustee […]

Village taxes to go up by 1.99 percent

Village taxes to go up by 1.99 percent

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — At its March 11 meeting, the South Orange Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution to introduce the 2019 municipal budget, which will increase municipal taxes by just under 2 percent. According to village Administrator Adam Loehner, the 2019 South Orange budget totals $37,751,319.87 and will have an overall municipal tax […]

Villagers share vision for S. Orange

Room packed at Master Plan session as residents give feedback, ideas

Villagers share vision for S. Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Master Plan Management Committee held a townwide listening session at the Loft in the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Feb. 27, as it continues to solicit feedback from the community during the visioning phase of creating the Master Plan. An initial townwide listening session was scheduled for Feb. 12, […]

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