L. Dawn Christian, D.D.S. 71 Valley St, South Orange, NJ07079 Dr. Christian graduated from Howard University College of Dentistry in 1984 and was Director of Dentistry at United…More Hospital in Newark from 1992-1997. She opened this private practice, operating out of the Village Office Center on Valley Street, in 1998. For more information, see her Web site.
The Law Office of James M. Miner, LLC 71 Valley St, South Orange, NJ07079 James specializes in real estate, wills, estates, and bankruptcy. A native of Westfield, he graduated with honors from…More Rutgers Law, Newark, and then attended Farleigh Dickinson University in Madison.
Oheb Shalom Congregation 170 Scotland Rd, South Orange, NJ07079 Oheb Shalom has served the community since 1860, when it was founded in Newark in a building that's now a historic…More landmark. When it opened in South Orange in the '50s, it had established its conservative character. Mark Cooper is the rabbi and Erica Lippitz is the cantor. There's a volunteer choir that performs at High Holy Day services and other special events. Mickey Fried Nursery School is located in the temple. There's also religious education. The Zeman Religious School is broken down for grades K-3 and 4-7; there's ETGAR (Hebrew for "challenge") for teenagers. There are also Adult Education programs with courses on topics like the Torah and Yiddish Literature and Culture.
New Jersey Transit bus lines 26 Stanley Rd, South Orange, NJ07079 New Jersey Transit offers two local bus lines: Bus 92 (Newark to South Orange) and Bus 107 (South Orange to New York).…More Bus 92 departs from the South Orange Railroad Station and Bus 107 departs from the corner of Sloan Street and 2nd Street. Bus 92 runs from 6:06am - 12:20am on weekdays; 6:18am - 12:20am on Saturdays and 7:05am - 12:05am on Sundays. Bus 107 runs from 5:55am - 1:33am on weekdays, 6:34am - 3am on Saturdays and 7:19am - 11:50pm on Sundays.
South Orange Country Day School was established 40 years ago, but it was taken over by a new owner, Annemarie Maini,…More in December 2007. She's made some changes to the building and outdoor play area — which can be seen by NJ Transit commuters on the stretch of track between South Orange and Mountain stations. She took out playground equipment made of tires and the driveway in the backyard due to safety concerns.
Though South Orange Country Day School no longer has Montessori accreditation, its phonics-based curriculum is still influenced by that philosophy. The school offers nursery school, Pre-K and kindergarten, and has enrolled special-needs children. Sixty percent of students are from South Orange and Maplewood; the rest are from surrounding communities like Newark, West Orange and East Orange.
An all-volunteer squad established in 1952 with three ambulances to provide Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to South…More Orange residents, occasionally responding as well to mutual aid calls in Maplewood, West Orange and Newark.
The squad has 40 members, who are required to commit to one 12-hour shift per week.
The squad is on call from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., seven days a week, and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday through Sunday. To cover the daytime shifts on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the Village contracts with Atlantic Ambulance Corporation.
The Rescue Squad responded to 1,200 calls in 2008. Members are required to complete 120 hours of EMT training within a year of joining. The Rescue Squad also has a cadet program for high school students.
Seton Hall is a four-year Catholic University. Its law school is located in Newark, but the main campus is in South…More Orange. It was founded in 1856. Average class size is 25. Ninety percent of students receive financial aid and 72 percent get it directly from the university.
The five-year graduation rate is 60 percent; the four-year rate is 49 percent for freshmen entering in 2003.
The average incoming freshman had a GPA of 3.0-3.5 and scored 1600-1700 on the SAT or 23-25 on the ACT. There are 4,500 graduate students enrolled. On a national level, the university is best known for its men's basketball program; the Pirates advanced to the final game of the NCAA tournament in 1989. But Seton Hall also made headlines for a tragic dormitory fire in 2000 in Boland Hall that killed three students.
The Reservoir is an old-school, family-owned-and-operated Italian restaurant serving the best pizza and sausage in a…More state known for pizza, depending on who you talk to. They do a heavy-duty take-out business and catering both on and off site (funerals included).
Reservoir is very kid- and family-friendly, particularly on Mondays, which is "Make Your Own Pizza Night". For years, Reservoir has hosted regulars, including reporters, pols, neighbors and descendants of the original customers. The private party room seats up to 45 people.
The Reservoir Club was started in Newark by Vincenza Agnellino, grandfather of the two siblings who now own it, at a time when pizza was called "tomato pie". In 1965, the restaurant relocated to West South Orange Avenue, not far from the train station and adjacent to a town parking lot. The decor is straightforward; the pizza recipe (although now with many more toppings) is the same as in 1935; the atmosphere is "all in the neighborhood." Check out the family history, featured in the main room. And remember, they restaurant accepts cash only.
The South Orange Muncipal court holds criminal and traffic sessions, and rules on disorderly persons cases, code…More enforcement cases (primarily concerning housing code, noise complaints and animal control), moving violations, parking violations and DWIs. It also holds video conferencing sessions, during which people being held at the county jail for failure to pay fines, outstanding warrants and other minor offenses address the judge. Felony cases are heard at Essex County Superior Court in Newark.
Monday's criminal session begins at 12:30pm; the traffic session begins at 3pm; the Traffic/criminal sessions and video conferencing begin at 3:30pm on Tuesday. Video conferencing begins at 3pm on Thursday.