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, […]

Collum addresses recent power outages

Collum addresses recent power outages

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Village President Sheena Collum addressed recent power outages in a public Facebook post on March 4, telling residents in the Newstead, Upper Wyoming and Lower Wyoming areas that she understands their frustrations at the recent and numerous outages. Collum also explained what is causing the outages and what is being done […]

Collum officially announces bid for re-election

Collum officially announces bid for re-election

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Village President Sheena Collum recently announced she is seeking a second term in office and invites the community to attend the campaign’s kickoff event on Sunday, March 10, from 3 to 5 p.m. at 8 Tillou Road West in South Orange. This spring, Collum will be vying against Trustee Deborah Davis […]

South Orange and Maplewood celebrate women’s history

South Orange and Maplewood celebrate women’s history

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Women officials in Maplewood and South Orange in partnership with the area business districts are proud to launch SOMAWomen.org, the official site of SOMA Celebrates Women’s History Month where the two towns can learn about upcoming events and businesses can participate in submitting promotions and offerings for the month […]

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