BOE member in hot water after altercation with police

BOE member in hot water after altercation with police

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad is facing backlash after an altercation became public in which she argued with a South Orange police officer after being pulled over for speeding April 27. According to video footage of the incident, which the News-Record obtained along with a police report after […]

SO prepares to settle Village Hall lawsuit

SO prepares to settle Village Hall lawsuit

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees held a special meeting Mary 4 to discuss two resolutions, ultimately passing both. The first resolution passed was an amendment to the 2018 municipal budget, necessary because of a change at the state level about how budgets are submitted. The second resolution, approved unanimously, authorized […]

S. Orange bids farewell to familiar face

Village recognizes longtime train station employee, thanks him for care he showed to commuters

S. Orange bids farewell to familiar face

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Residents will no longer see the friendly face of Joe Kelly at the ticket window as they commute to and from work at the South Orange Train Station. Kelly retired April 23, after 42 years of working for New Jersey Transit, the last 24 in South Orange. The Board of Trustees […]

BOT unveils $37M budget

South Orange may raise taxes by 1.9 percent

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Getting an earlier start this year than in previous years, the South Orange Board of Trustees introduced the 2018 municipal budget at its March 26 meeting. With a vote of 6-0, the BOT approved the introduction of the budget, which comes in at $37,142,670.57 — $1,236,298.08 more than the 2017 municipal […]

Maplewood TC honors SOMA women of action

Maplewood TC honors SOMA women of action

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — At its March 6 meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee honored local women who have dutifully and honorably served the communities of Maplewood and South Orange. The committee also issued a proclamation in recognition of Women’s History Month. “In service to our towns these strong and principled women have volunteered […]

Two towns’ celebrate the impact women make

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The women of South Orange and Maplewood are coming together to celebrate Women’s History Month during the month of March, with Maplewood Committeewoman Nancy Adams and South Orange Village President Sheena Collum leading the charge. Kicking off with a cocktail hour at the South Mountain Tavern on Thursday, March […]

Two towns top $31K to end gun violence

Two towns top $31K to end gun violence

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange Village President Sheena Collum and Maplewood Mayor Victor DeLuca announced Feb. 21 that the joint Facebook fundraiser between the two communities to support Everytown for Gun Safety closed after just 50 hours with $30,660 in donations from 645 individual donors. “We never thought we would even come […]

Two towns celebrate women’s history

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

Supporting our Pirates and forging stronger bonds

Supporting our Pirates and forging stronger bonds

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — With the Super Bowl done, sports fans in South Orange are likely looking for their next athletic obsession. Why not Seton Hall University basketball? Continuing its long partnership, the South Orange Village Center Alliance and Seton Hall have joined to create “South Orange Days,” celebrating the close relationship between the village […]