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South Orange Area Local Information


South Orange is a short 25 minute train ride from Penn Station in New York. The South Orange train station is at the center of town at the corner of Sloan Street and South Orange Avenue. Trains run regularly both weedays and weekends. For those who prefer to drive, South Orange has easy access to the Garden State Parkway, the NJ Turnpike, and Route 78. South Orange is also only 20 minutes to the Newark International Airport.


South Orange's population is now approximately 16,964 according to the 2000 census.

The Township of South Orange Village Official Website

South Orange Village Public Library

65 Scotland Road
South Orange, NJ 07079
Tel: 973-762-0230

South Orange/Maplewood Coalition

South Orange/Maplewood School District

Seton Hall University's Website

Main Street South Orange Website

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South Orange Village Information

South Orange Village operates under the Village Charter form of government. The Village President is South Orange's equivalent to a mayor and governing authority is given to an elected Board of Trustees. Each member serves a four year term without remuneration. The Board of Trustees is divided into six standing committees. Each trustee is responsible for a chairmanship of one committee and also serves as a member of two other committees for a two-year term. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of the month.

Village Hall
Scotland Road and South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079
Tel: 973-378-7715

Village Administration:
John O. Gross - Administrator/Chief Financial Officer/Acting Treasurer
Marjorie O. Smith - Village Clerk/Registrar of Vital Statistics
Edwin Matthews - Village Counsel
James M. Chelel - Police Director
Jeff Markey - Fire Chief
Patricia Flynn - Tax Collector
Ellen Foye Malgiere - Tax Assessor/Purchasing Agent
Mario Luciani - Director of Public Works
Salvatore Renda - Engineer
Anthony Grenci - Code Enforcement Director