Seton Hall to serve as coronavirus testing site
Nov13

Seton Hall to serve as coronavirus testing site

Seton Hall’s South Orange campus will serve as a coronavirus testing site for Essex County residents and the University community on Thursday, Nov. 19, according to University officials. The County of Essex will administer COVID-19 saliva tests to Essex County residents and members of the Seton Hall community, University spokesperson Laurie Pine said. Seton Hall University will serve as a COVID-19 test site on Nov. 19. (File Photo)...

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South Orange police recruit seven new officers
Oct15

South Orange police recruit seven new officers

The South Orange Police Department (SOPD) hired seven new police officers, some of whom are women and people of color, the South Orange Board of Trustees announced on Sept. 29. The new hires include two women, bringing the total number of women in the department to three. Three of the new officers are people of color, bringing the total number of officers of color to 22, according to South Orange Village Board of Trustees member Donna...

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‘Justice for Breonna Taylor’ rally draws crowd in downtown Newark
Sep25

‘Justice for Breonna Taylor’ rally draws crowd in downtown Newark

Breonna Taylor’s name echoed down Market Street as hundreds took to the streets of downtown Newark on Thursday for a “Justice for Breonna Taylor” protest organized by Newark-based political group, the People’s Organization for Progress (POP). A crowd gathers in front of the Historic Courthouse in downtown Newark demanding justice for Breonna Taylor. (Daniel O’Connor/News Editor) The protest, centered around the Historic...

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Local bike shop owner killed in motorcycle crash by Seton Hall
Sep11

Local bike shop owner killed in motorcycle crash by Seton Hall

A 27-year-old Maplewood resident and bike shop owner was killed in a motorcycle crash near Seton Hall University’s McNulty gate on Sept. 4. Danny Ives, the owner of the Maplewood Bike Shed, was found unresponsive, lying in the eastbound lanes of South Orange Avenue near the motorcycle and “adjacent to the old main gate to Seton Hall University,” according to a statement by the South Orange Police Department (SOPD). Police are still...

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South Orange and University officials differ in accounts of communication, involvement in Restart Plan
Sep02

South Orange and University officials differ in accounts of communication, involvement in Restart Plan

The allegations come as South Orange Village President Sheena Collum says she has received “dozens” of complaints regarding off-campus student gatherings.

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Millions without power across state as Isaias batters New Jersey
Aug04

Millions without power across state as Isaias batters New Jersey

Tropical Storm Isaias made landfall in New Jersey this afternoon, leaving nearly 1.3 million people without power statewide, according to a power outage map that tracks the state’s major utility companies.  Much of Essex County, where Seton Hall’s South Orange, Newark and Interprofessional Health Sciences campuses reside, remains under a tropical storm warning until further notice. According to the New York Office of the...

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Student Services hosts criminal justice panel amid protests against police violence
Jul27

Student Services hosts criminal justice panel amid protests against police violence

Student Services hosted a virtual “panel on policing” on Tuesday to discuss issues of criminal justice, equality and engagement in the Seton Hall community and beyond. The panel is the second in a series of events planned by the Student Services to address diversity and inclusion in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department. The event featured speakers from the South Orange and Newark...

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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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