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 …
All three campaigns were on Sloan Street encouraging residents to vote
Candidates took to the streets as voters went to the polls on Tuesday.
Tuesday is Election Day -- get out and vote to make your voice heard.
This article originally ran on May 12. Seven residents are running for three seats (four-year terms) on the South Orange Board of Trustees. Voting is Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The candidates are: Line A (slate of three): "Village First": Kelly M. Sullivan Joe Kika, and Geraldine Mehu Line B (slate of three): "South Orange 2013", Sheena Collum, Stephen Schnall, and Walter Clarke Running independently: Robert Sandow Read this article for a recap of the candidates' debate. A link to a video of the debate is here.
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Long Goodbye from trustee Michael Goldberg via blog
Note: I had intended to share the following remarks at my final Board of Trustees meeting tonight. However, two Trustees, Howard Levison and Mark Rosner, declared that "something came up", which was more important to them, leaving us without a quorum and forcing the cancellation of the budget introduction and the entire meeting. As a result, I'd like to share my final remarks as Trustee with you here, instead of from the dais: An open letter to South Orange residents, employees and business owners: When I think back on the past 6 years, I realize how much has changed. Nationally, we now have a different President and have gone through and slowly recovered from the worst economic recession in history. In South Orange, Eden Gourmet …
Gubernatorial candidate speaks in Newark Monday about the 'scourge' of gun violence
The likely Democratic candidate for governor accused incumbent Chris Christie on Monday of supporting "shallow" gun control legislation in order to avoid alienating conservatives elsewhere in the country. “This governor calibrates every decision he makes with an eye towards 2016. He calibrates every decision he makes with an eye towards making sure it plays well with voters in the cornfields of Iowa, instead of standing up for what’s right for the people and neighborhoods of New Jersey,” state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) said during a press conference held at Good Neighbor Baptist Church in Newark. Buono is expected to win next month’s primary, but is an underdog in the November governor’s race against the popular Christie, who is …
Ian Miller endorses Line A candidates for Tuesday election
Ian Miller is Treasurer of the Village First 2013 campaign. My name is Ian Miller and for the past several years I have been chairperson of The University Engagement Committee of the South Orange/SHU Partnership. I have been privileged to know most of the candidates and to work closely with Joe Kika, a member of my committee. His dedication to South Orange is inspirational . Not only is he active on my Committee, but is a coach for the Special Olympics, helps out with Jespy House as a group and some of their residents individually as well , and is on the governing board of the Lions. He loves South Orange and understands our town. He would make a great Trustee. Geraldine Mehu,I met about two years ago after her husband Lieutenant …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A letter from Leslie Pogany to South Orange
Wednesday, May 8
My name is Leslie Pogany, but most of you know me as “Bunny” from Bunny’s Sports Bar. My children are the fourth generation to work at this vintage South Orange establishment which has been at this location for over 100 years. My newborn twin granddaughters will be the fifth generation involved with this business, should they choose to do so. My heart and soul and that of my family and extended family are firmly planted here in South Orange. We love our Village, our home town. We have proven our love over and over by investing, re-investing, and generously donating year after year after year to all your events, occasions, fundraisers, and benefits. We do not define ourselves as takers, but as givers, and we are proud to be like that…