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After much deliberations, many neighborhood meetings and a rising concern among residents regarding issues of speeding and pedestrian safety on Scotland Road, I put together the following plan, under consultation with village administration and staff as well as the South Orange Transportation Advisory Committee. This plan encompasses a number of short and long-term goals that will make a significant impact on the safety of the road. This is the first formal action the Board has taken to address these concerns, and I thank the five trustees (It passed 5-1) who voted for it. Read the full plan below:
On Friday, I joined Reshma Saujani and Winnie Wong to talk about how social media is innovating disaster response and recovery at the Centre for Social Innovation in New York City. The panel was a great discussion of how the government responded (or didn't in some cases) to Hurricane Sandy and other disasters, and how community groups and activists were able to fill in the gaps and organize hugely valuable relief efforts outside of the traditional government response structure. We discussed how these different groups can partner better, and how technology and social media empower us to spread the message of what's happening in a different part of the country or world, as well as help be a platform to connect those who need resources to those who have them. Some of the best live-tweets from the event: Thank you for the informative & inspiring panel tonight, @girlswhocode @occupysandy & @alextorpey! #SMW13 #SandyUnites #SMW13— NYC Food Truck Assoc (@nycfoodtruck) February 23, 2013 @chrisgee: .@alextorpey: I've gotten policy ideas from what other towns are doing by reading about it on social media. #smwsmsandy #smwnyc— Chris Gee (@chrisgee) February 23, 2013 In the past, people never had #gov reach out & reply to...
On Wednesday, the Executive Director and Assistant Executive Director of East Orange Water Commission were indicted by the Attorney General on charges of conspiracy, official misconduct, a pattern of official misconduct, unlawful release of a toxic pollutant, tampering with public records or information and violating the state drinking water and pollution laws. Please read my letter to the community regarding water safety, the evolution of these events and what we're doing moving forward below:
South Orange Village President Alex Torpey gives a brief update about a number of the latest happenings in South Orange, including recent police promotions, new hiring at the South Orange Performing Arts Center and SO Village Center Alliance, the 2013 budget, and more.
The Village released the following statement on Friday regarding disaster assistance: The Federal Emergency Management Agency and New Jersey Department of Community Affairs today released the following statement regarding disaster assistance: TRENTON, N.J. — Survivors of Hurricane Sandy now have until March 1, 2013, to register for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. People with storm losses in all counties in New Jersey can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. Registration is also available by calling 800-621-3362, TTY 800-462-7585 or 711/VRS. The toll-free telephone numbers operate from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week. The deadline was extended one month at the request of the state of New Jersey. Through Wednesday, Jan. 23, more than 57,500 storm survivors have been approved for help through FEMA’s Individual Assistance program in New Jersey. The disaster registration process serves as a referral point for FEMA programs and those of partner agencies such as the U.S. Small Business Administration, American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. FEMA disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance. The SBA has also set March 1 as the...
South Orange passes resolution advocating for three basic gun safety measures.
This noticed was placed on the Village on Friday, please take the survey and let us know what you think! The Board of Trustees and OEM invite all community members to participate in this brief survey regarding Hurricane Sandy. This information will help the Village prepare for and continue to improve our response to these types of events in the future. http://surveys.questionpro.com/a/TakeSurvey?id=3366568 Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions. Thank you! Below is the schedule of neighborhood association meetings that have been scheduled to discuss the impact of the storm, and the response, with each neighborhood. Meetings are at 730pm. Jan 9 - Montrose Historic Park Association Jan 10 - Upper Wyoming Neighborhood Association + Wyoming & Ridgewood Neighborhood Association Jan 16 - Tuxedo Park Neighborhood Association Jan 17 - West Montrose Neighborhood Association Jan 24 - Newstead Neighborhood Association