S&P Global issues ‘positive’ outlook on South Orange Village

S&P Global issues ‘positive’ outlook on South Orange Village

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Village Trustee Karen Hartshorn Hilton, who is also chairperson of the South Orange Village Finance Committee, announced July 2 that Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings has revised its outlook for South Orange from stable to positive.  “This is great news for our taxpayers, as this improved credit rating puts us in […]

SOMA community celebrates Juneteenth

SOMA community celebrates Juneteenth

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange and Maplewood community came together at Flood’s Hill in the village to celebrate Juneteenth with a barbecue, beer garden and performances. Despite some light drizzle, the festive atmosphere couldn’t be dampened. Photos Courtesy of Sheena Collum

South Orange announces summer hours

South Orange announces summer hours

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Village has announced its summer hours, beginning the first week of June and running through Labor Day, including extended evening hours on Mondays. The late hours on Monday evenings are a pilot program being launched in response to resident requests.  “We’ve heard our residents ask for late hours to […]

Flying the Pride flag in South Orange

Flying the Pride flag in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — To celebrate June at Pride Month, South Orange and Maplewood residents gathered on South Orange Avenue in the village to raise the Pride flag. Attendees included residents and officials from both towns. Among the speakers were SOMA Board of Education 1st Vice President Shannon Cuttle, the first non-binary/transgender Board of Education […]

South Orange holds moving Memorial Day ceremony

South Orange holds moving Memorial Day ceremony

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Village held its annual Memorial Day ceremony on May 31, recognizing all those service men and women who have given their lives in defense of the United States.  “The best way we can honor our fallen soldiers is to take care of their surviving brothers and sisters both today […]

SOMA PRIDE is back with a month full of events

SOMA PRIDE is back with a month full of events

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA PRIDE 2021 is a time for South Orange and Maplewood residents to come together as one in celebration of all LGBTQ-plus identities and allies collectively united. The monthlong schedule of events will shine a light on LGBTQ-plus issues with books, films, discussions, performances, picnics and parties, and recognize […]

SOMA celebrates AAPI Heritage Month

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange Village and Maplewood Township, together with SOMA Cross Cultural Works and the AAPI community, unite to recognize and celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 with family-oriented events during the entire month of May. As the national conversation veers toward racial division and polarization, and […]

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