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Latest from the South Orange Performing Arts Center

Russell Thompkins, Jr. performs last Friday night at SOPAC with the Stylistics. Read about this great concert and other's in the South Orange Patch's latest recap of what's happening at SOPAC.  If you haven't been down to SOPAC lately, check out http://sopacnow.org for full lineups and show information or follow SOPAC on Twitter!   Photo credit Micha Hamilton, SO Patch.


With Assemblyman McKeon and Assemblywoman Jasey

With New Jersey's 27th legislative district assembly representatives John McKeon and Mila Jasey ribbon cutting Assemblyman McKeon's new office in Madison. You can find out more about what your state legislators are up to at: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/.   


Welcoming Farmers As New Business to Sloan St. in South Orange!

Joined by Trustees Mark Rosner and Howard Levison, and local business owners and representatives from Farmers, we were very excited to formally welcome South Orange residents Thurman and Cassandra McKoy's Farmers Insurance office to beautiful downtown South Orange on Sloan Street. Come by and say hello to our new downtown neighbors!






South Orange Releases 2012 Budget In Transparent Online Formats

For immediate release | April 24th 2012 As part of its continuing commitment to transparency in government, the Village of South Orange announced that the Village’s 2012 Municipal Budget is in new, easier to use online formats.  In addition to the traditional posting of a PDF containing the lengthy official state budget document, the 2012 South Orange operating budget is now also available at southorange.org/budget in the following new formats:  1) A condensed spreadsheet PDF of the budget which compresses the 50+ pages of the state document into a manageable 7 page document. 2) An Excel spreadsheet of the condensed budget which will allow the reader to actually manipulate the appropriation lines to see the effect on the overall budget and tax levy. Village President Alex Torpey said that “Providing the budget document in an actual workable spreadsheet is another great step to making our budget and finances as transparent as possible. Residents can now actually play with budget numbers themselves, seeing what the impact of various funding levels for different departments would be and what the tax levy impact would be if those changes were made.” Many government agencies, especially at the federal level, have in recent years begun...