South Orange proposes budget cuts due to COVID-19
Jun11

South Orange proposes budget cuts due to COVID-19

Cuts to numerous departments have been proposed due to revenue loss caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the South Orange Village’s proposed municipal budget for 2020. According to the South Orange 2020 Municipal budget presentation the coronavirus pandemic led to an estimated revenue loss of $1.8 million for the South Orange Village. Village President Sheena Collum said this revenue loss was calculated by going to each...

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Murphy lifts stay at home order, raises limits on gatherings
Jun11

Murphy lifts stay at home order, raises limits on gatherings

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Tuesday that he had formally lifted the state’s stay-at-home order after nearly three months of lockdown. “With more and more of our businesses reopening, we are no longer requiring you to stay at home, but we are asking you to continue to be responsible and safe,” Murphy told reporters during his Tuesday press briefing. “And when you do go out, please continue to wear face coverings and keep a...

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Thousands of demonstrators gather in downtown South Orange in support of black queer lives
Jun07

Thousands of demonstrators gather in downtown South Orange in support of black queer lives

Thousands of protesters made their way from Ivy Hill Park to downtown South Orange by way of South Orange Avenue on Sunday for a peaceful demonstration to support black queer lives in the wake of the national conversation around the Black Lives Matter movement and police violence. With South Orange Police looking on, marchers chanted “no justice, no peace” as they completed the roughly one-mile trek between Ivy Hill Park and Spiotta...

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South Orange, Newark residents to hold march for ‘black queer lives’ on Sunday
Jun05

South Orange, Newark residents to hold march for ‘black queer lives’ on Sunday

A coalition of local LGBTQ+ and ally organizations plan to a march through downtown South Orange on Sunday to protest racial injustice, police brutality and demonstrate support from the LGBTQ+ community for the national Black Lives Matter movement. Led by SOMa Action, a nonprofit organization centered around promoting racial and social justice in South Orange and Maplewood, marchers will step off from the corner of Mt. Vernon Place...

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Newark protest draws thousands, remains relatively peaceful as violence erupts across nation
May30

Newark protest draws thousands, remains relatively peaceful as violence erupts across nation

Thousands of protesters flooded the streets of downtown Newark on Saturday to protest the police killing of George Floyd who died earlier this week while being restrained by a Minneapolis police officer. Chants of Floyd’s name as well as “black lives matter,” “no justice, no peace” and the names of others who have died in encounters with the police echoed off of the buildings surrounding Market Street in the city’s downtown, just a...

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Newark residents will protest ‘police killing’ of George Floyd on Saturday
May29

Newark residents will protest ‘police killing’ of George Floyd on Saturday

A Newark political group is planning a demonstration Saturday to protest the death of George Floyd, who died while being restrained by a Minneapolis police officer. The People’s Organization for Progress (POP) will meet at 12:45 p.m. at the Lincoln Statue in downtown Newark, just over three and a half miles down South Orange Ave from Seton Hall’s main campus. The protest will begin at West Market Street and Springfield Avenue, a few...

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State of emergency declared in South Orange as COVID-19 outbreak rages on
Mar19

State of emergency declared in South Orange as COVID-19 outbreak rages on

The Township of South Orange Village is taking proactive steps to protect its citizens from COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus. Matthew Quarless – Staff Photographer A state of emergency was declared by Village President Sheena Collum, effective Mar. 13. Collum’s statement said, “[The government of South Orange] need[s] your help, patience and guidance as we work together to slow the spread of COVID-19 which was...

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SHU and South Orange Village work together for census representation
Mar11

SHU and South Orange Village work together for census representation

The Student Government Association (SGA)’s Village Relations Committee is working with the village of South Orange on outreach to ensure accurate representation of students in the 2020 Census. Photo via Wikimedia Commons Village Relations representatives will be tabling in the University Center to discuss how students, particularly those who live off-campus, can ensure they are counted in the national census. The census, which is used...

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University Center hosts Taste of South Orange
Feb27

University Center hosts Taste of South Orange

Students enjoyed a variety of different foods from local South Orange restaurants on Thursday during the second annual Student Government Association’s “Taste of South Orange.” Jillian Cancela/Asst. Photography Editor Held at the University Center lobby during the early afternoon, students were able to grab a quick bite from some of the popular eateries in the Village of South Orange. Compared to only 4 participating businesses last...

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Students voice widespread discontent as parking problems plague campus
Feb06

Students voice widespread discontent as parking problems plague campus

It has been six months since senior marketing and management major Ryan Johnson’s drivers’ side mirror casing was demolished in what he claims was a hit-and-run incident in Seton Hall’s Xavier Hall parking lot. File photo “The parking spaces are just ridiculously small,” Johnson said, sitting at a rickety table in The Cove. Parking on Seton Hall’s campus has long been a subject of critique among the student body, with many clamoring...

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SHU student hit by car off campus
Feb06

SHU student hit by car off campus

Emily Donham, a junior nursing major, was hit by a car on Jan. 30 while crossing the intersection between Ward Place and Wilden Place at approximately 8 p.m. Photo via Google Maps The driver was issued a summons for failing to yield to a pedestrian, according to Laurie Pine, director of media relations. Donham told The Setonian that she was not hurt badly, but that she has bruises and scrapes on her right leg from where she was hit....

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Village Relations Committee looks to improve pedestrian safety
Nov21

Village Relations Committee looks to improve pedestrian safety

The Student Government Association’s Village Relations Committee is spearheading a new initiative that deals with pedestrian safety on Seton Hall University’s campus. As previously reported by The Setonian, an unidentified female student and Frank Bolger, a crossing guard, were struck on Sept. 25 and 26, respectively, near Farinella Gate on South Orange Avenue in late September. File Photo In response to what occurred, the Village...

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