South Orange Village Selling 'Surplus Municipal Property' at Auction on Wednesday

June 18, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village will be selling a lot on Lindsley Avenue at auction this Wednesday, June 20, at 11 a.m. at the South Orange Municipal Offices (76 South Orange Ave., Suite 302), according to an update on the municipal website.

The property -- Block 2111, Lot 18, commonly referred to as 215 Lindsley Avenue -- is located in the Residential B zone. The ...

South Orange Middle School Students Have Photo Op With Rep. Payne in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, DC - South Orange Middle School (SOMS) students on a visit to Capitol Hill as part of the 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C., had the chance to meet with and take a photo with Donald Payne, Jr. on Friday. Payne is the U.S. Representative for New Jersey District 10, which includes South Orange and Maplewood.

Photos of the students with Rep. Payne were ...

New Livingston Township Manager Barry Lewis, Jr. Looks Ahead, Reflects on Time in South Orange

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Three months into his position as Livingston’s township manager, Barry Lewis, Jr., an attorney by trade with more than 20 years of municipal government experience, is sinking his teeth into providing top-notch customer service for Livingston residents and businesses by ensuring that all township departments are working hand-in-hand to do so.

Officially ...

Moms Demand Action Hold 'Wear Orange' Rally in South Orange to Raise Awareness About Gun Violence

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Essex County Moms Demand Action sponsored a rally on Sunday at the gazebo on Sloan Street in South Orange to spread awareness about gun violence and to demand legislative change.

This is the third year a "Wear Orange" rally was held in SOMA, part of a national recognition of Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 2. Orange became a symbolic color in the gun ...

SOMA Goes to the Polls: Tuesday, June 5 Primary Election Results

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - SOMA went to the polls on Tuesday, and the unofficial results for the 2018 Primary Election in Essex County are as follows. In addition, Maplewood residents cast votes in the Democratic Primary for Township Committee members.


Republican Bob Hugin and Democrat Robert Menendez will represent ...

Primary Election Guide for South Orange and Maplewood: Polls Open on Tuesday, June 5

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Primary Election is Tuesday, June 5. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sample ballots were mailed last month by the Board of Election, and polling locations are listed on the ballot. Polling locations can also be found here.

Here's who is on the ballot:


Incumbent Robert Menendez and ...

South Orange Pool Opening Now Delayed to June 9

Updated information on June 8 here.

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Community Pool, which the Recreation Department had previously stated would not be open Memorial Day weekend but would have a delayed opening on June 2, provided an additional update on Thursday that the "new date anticipated for opening the South Orange Community Pool is Saturday, June ...

"Wear Orange" Rally for Gun Violence Awareness this Sunday in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Essex County Moms Demand Action are hosting a "Wear Orange" rally for gun violence awareness on Sunday, June 3, in recognition of national Gun Violence Awareness Day. The event will feature music, speakers and information about how to get involved in the gun violence prevention movement.

According to organizers, the rally will be held at 4 p.m. in ...

Maplewood and South Orange Events for Memorial Day Weekend - and What's Closed

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - There is a lot going on in the two towns this Memorial Day weekend, as well as some closures on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.


The Maplewood Community Pool opens at noon for the 2018 season. (The South Orange Community Pool is opening June 2, details here.)

Downtown After Sundown presents "Jazz on ...

South Orange Community Pool Will Not Be Open Memorial Day Weekend; Opening Day Planned for June 2

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Community Pool will have a delayed season opening, and will not be open Memorial Day Weekend, according to an update from the Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs.

According to the Recreation Department, "weather issues, both the early spring snow and the ongoing spring rain, have caused delays in the construction project underway to ...

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Essex County Freeholder President Brendan Gill Proclaims June LGBT Pride Month

June 11, 2018

Essex County Freeholder President Brendan Gill announced that the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed a resolution at their last meeting, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, proclaiming June as LGBT Pride Month in Essex County.

“I am proud to stand with our LGBT brothers and sisters in recognizing June as LGBT Pride Month, and look forward to continue working with this vibrant community ...