South Orange Board of Trustees Meeting: Memorial Park in South Orange Renamed; Crosswalks Discussed

March 19, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Board of Trustees met on Monday, March 13. Among the topics discussed at the meeting were voting on a new name for Memorial Park and new crosswalks by South Mountain School.


Memorial Park on Valley St. was renamed by the South Orange Board of Trustees on Monday, March 13.

The park, which served as a cemetery ...

South Orange Village Trustee Howard Levison Discusses River Greenway Hurdles

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village Trustee Howard Levison clarified the timeline of issues related to the River Greenway project, as well as his opinion on the cause of delays to the construction process.

In a previous interview with TAPinto SOMA, Levison discussed an abandoned bridge and pump house on the site of the River Greenway project. He cited vandalism and safety concerns as two ...

NJDEP Responds to River Greenway Project Delays

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) responded to South Orange Trustee Howard Levison’s comments in a previous TAPinto SOMA story, which detailed the hurdles related to South Orange’s River Greenway project.

According to NJDEP Press Director Bob Considine, staff from both the State Historic Preservation Office and the New Jersey ...

Maplewood Township Committee Meeting: Update On Avalon Apartments, Leaf Blower Ban Debate

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - During the meeting on Feb. 21, the Maplewood Township committee assured residents that construction will continue at the Avalon apartments, which had a major fire earlier this month, with strict safety supervision.

Maplewood Mayor Vic De Luca told attendees that while the cause of the fire at the Avalon apartments is still unknown, propane and other ...

President's Day: SOMA Closures and Schedule Changes

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - President's Day is Monday, February 20, and it's a day off for many, including local students.

Closures on President's Day, Monday, Feb. 20

South Orange Maplewood School District schools are closed.
South Orange and Maplewood libraries are closed.
South Orange and Maplewood municipal offices are closed.
Maplewood Jitney is not ...

New Name Under Consideration for Memorial Park in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - What New Name Would You Give to Memorial Park? That's the question being asked on the latest SoEngage survey from South Orange.

According to the SoEngage website, "The Academy Heights Neighborhood Association has been working on cleaning up Memorial Park and is requesting the Village to officially change the name of the park to 'Founders Park' in hopes ...

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