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 […]

Celebrating MLK Day with the CCR

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race presents its 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance & Fair on Monday, Jan. 15. This event is free and open to the public. At 2 p.m., the observance will be held in the Columbia High School Auditorium, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood. Hundreds […]

Seton Hall announces ‘South Orange Days’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall Athletics and the South Orange Village Center Alliance have designated the Saturday, Jan. 20, men’s basketball game vs. Xavier at Prudential Center and the Sunday, Feb. 25, women’s basketball game vs. DePaul at Walsh Gymnasium as “South Orange Days” to celebrate the school’s partnership with its hometown village. To […]

B’nai B’rith Federation House celebrates 25th anniversary in South Orange

B’nai B’rith Federation House celebrates 25th anniversary in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The B’nai B’rith Federation House celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Dec. 11 South Orange Board of Trustees meeting, with residents and employees filling the seats of the South Orange Performing Arts Center. Owned by the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey, the building houses seniors in need of […]

5th-grader champions chicken ordinance

SO Board of Health unanimously votes to allow village residents to keep up to 5 chickens as pets

5th-grader champions chicken ordinance

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — At its Dec. 11 meeting, the South Orange Board of Health unanimously approved an ordinance that amends the village code to authorize residents to own chickens. The amended ordinance, which allows residents in single-family homes to own up to five chickens at a time, begins in March 2018 as part of […]

South Orange B’nai B’rith Federation housing marks 25th anniversary

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey will commemorate the silver anniversary of the South Orange B’nai B’rith Federation House, a 65-unit senior living community in South Orange on Monday, Dec. 11. The special event, open to the public, will take place during the South Orange Board of Trustees […]

‘Party with a Purpose’ raises $12,000 to celebrate Collum’s birthday

‘Party with a Purpose’ raises $12,000 to celebrate Collum’s birthday

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, Nov. 18, South Orange Village President Sheena Collum hosted her annual birthday party with the South Orange and Maplewood community and announced that more than $12,000 was raised by 200 donors in two weeks to tackle food insecurity at Columbia High School. “I think many of us often take […]

Towns hold public meeting on FD merger

South Orange, Maplewood plan to move ahead combining fire departments, need more information

Towns hold public meeting on FD merger

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Following a presentation from Manitou Inc. regarding possibly merging the Maplewood and South Orange fire departments, representatives from the two towns unanimously agreed to move forward to achieve that vision. The presentation was given at a joint public meeting on Thursday, Oct. 26, at the South Orange Performing Arts […]

Report recommends MFD, SOFD merge into 1 entity

DeLuca, Collum eager to pursue fire dept. merger

Report recommends MFD, SOFD merge into 1 entity

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Manitou Incorporated, the firm jointly hired by South Orange and Maplewood to analyze the two towns’ fire departments and determine whether their consolidation would be beneficial, released its report earlier this month, which concludes that a joint fire department would not only save the towns money, but would likely […]