Thursday, May 23, 2013
This will be Obama's first visit to Shore since just after Sandy.
President Obama and Gov. Christie will visit the Jersey Shore on Tuesday, according to The Record in Bergen County. This will be Obama's first visit to the area since Oct. 31, just after the storm struck. A full itinerary of the visit was not available. More information can be found here.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A 'great day for South Orange,' village president says.
In a moment that has been nearly a decade in the making -- and that some residents feared might never come -- South Orange officials joined developers Wednesday morning to ceremonially break ground for a new, luxury mixed-use building on the site of the former Beifus car dealership in the center of town. "This is no longer the Beifus lot, this is 'The Gateway' project," said Matt Glass of the South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA) as he addressed a crowd of trustees, village employees, merchants, residents and dignitaries, including Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey (D). After years of controversy and false starts that left the Village with a gaping hole, the new building will have 57 one- and two-bedroom residential units and 9,100 …
A number of vacancies -- for all ages -- appear on the South Orange Village website
South Orange is hiring. From camp counselors to crossing guards, the Village needs staff. The Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs hires Camp Counselors each year for its Summer Camp Program (complete job description attached above). This program is a 7 week, half day program for South Orange children ages 4 through grade 8. The program begins in late June and ends in mid-August. (Program details are available atwww.thebaird.org). Candidates must be at least 16 years of age, attend pre-camp counselor training and be available for the entire 7 weeks of the program. Applications (attached) are accepted at the Baird beginning in January each year.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
South Orange and Maplewood mark the parish's 125 years.
Village President Alex Torpey Monday night declared "Our Lady of Sorrows Week" in South Orange, and Mayor Vic DeLuca did the same on Tuesday night. The week beginning May 26 will recognize the 125th anniversary of the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows (OLS). Church celebrations culminate on Saturday, June 1 with a closing mass followed by a gala celebration at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, according to marketing chair Chuck Chambers. "We recognize that OLS has been part of this community, and a neighbor to South Orange for more than a century," said Torpey. Trustee Deborah Davis Ford shared her excitement. "This is especially important to me as this is my parish," she said. Representatives from OLS heard a proclamation on Monday night at …
Downtown after Sundown and GFest were 'fantastic,' Alex Torpey says.
Crediting Lisa Hackett and the South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA), Village President Alex Torpey said the weekend was "fantastic" and a great start to the season. This weekend saw the return of Downtown After Sundown. The third season kicked off with four concerts.The Frost Kings, The Baby Please, On the Hoof, and The Mother Funkers performed. Torpey also reported that GFest, one of the largest gatherings of vintage German cars on the East Coast, on Saturday, May 18 drew "hundreds of people to South Orange." Finally, the South Orange Historical and Preservation Society's famed "Gems of South Orange House Tour" was Saturday. It showcased six spectacular houses representing a variety of styles. Tickets are required, for more …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Sheena Collum, Stephen Schnall and Walter Clarke will serve on the South Orange Board of Trustees.
Sheena Collum, Stephen Schnall and Walter Clarke were sworn in to four-year terms as trustees on Monday night at Village Hall. Before a large and enthusiastic crowd, the three winning took the oath of office, adminstered by Village President Alex Torpey, and were seated on the dais. Maplewood's Jerry Ryan, South Orange Police Chief James Chelel, South Orange Fire Chief Jeff Markey, and former Village President Douglas Newman were in attendance. Collum, Schnall and Clarke took the vote last Tuesday after several weeks of active campaigning. They replace Janine Bauer, Michael Goldberg, and Nancy Gould, who announced earlier this year that they would not seek re-election. The three outgoing trustees were honored with proclamations at Monday…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
A look at what's ahead.
Also on the agenda: appointments to boards and committees, and a proclamation honoring the 125th Anniversary of Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Looking ahead to next week: South Orange will hold its traditional Memorial Day Service next Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Memorial Rock near the Duck Pond. The public is invited to attend.
A look at the week's most read stories.
South Orange 2013 Takes South Orange Election Collum, Schnall and Clarke win seats on the Board of Trustees. Buckle Up for a Busy South Orange Weekend 'Gems of South Orange' House Tour on Saturday South Orange saw lots of activities this weekend. At Long Last, Village to Break Ground at Beifus Site After more than a decade of controversy and false starts that left a gaping hole in the center of South Orange Village, officials will finally break ground on the site of the former Beifus car dealership on Wednesday, May 22. CHS Welcomes New Asst. Principal Elizabeth Aaron will join the team at Columbia High School next school year.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Luxury apartment complex will rise on long vacant spot in center of South Orange Village.
After more than a decade of controversy and false starts that left a gaping hole in the center of South Orange Village, officials will finally break ground on the site of the former Beifus car dealership next to the South Orange New Jersey Transit train station. The groundbreaking will take place on Wednesday, May 22 at 9 a.m. "The Gateway" will have 57 residential units and 9,100 square feet of retail space on the first floor, said Lisa Hackett, executive director of the South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA). The one- and two-bedroom apartments will feature smart-living elements such as a virtual concierge. Hackett said in the past three years, over 500 new residents have moved to South Orange from Hoboken, Jersey City, Brooklyn…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Collum, Schnall and Clarke will become the next trustees on the South Orange Board of Trustees
Sheena Collum, Stephen Schnall and Walter Clarke will serve on the South Orange Board of Trustees. The three took the vote on Tuesday after several weeks of active campaigning. They replace Janine Bauer, Michael Goldberg, and Nancy Gould, who announced earlier this year that they would not seek re-election. Unofficial results from the South Orange Village Clerk are as follows (a chart with voting tallies by district is attached to this article as a PDF): "We are excited and humbled by the voters' faith in us," said Collum. "We ran a practical, not a populist, campaign. We recognize South Orange's challenges -- it's not perfect -- but neither is it awful. We will address not only the next four years and look for success, but plan so …