South Orange's busy year saw new businesses open, new students arrive at Seton Hall University, and a host of changes in and around town. Our top stories of the year allow readers to look back and see what was on the minds of South Orange locals in 2012:
Storm Update From The Village Of South Orange
Remember Sandy? And how! Here is what we knew then about the storm's aftermath.
Six Arrested For Underage Drinking at Cryan's
Cryan's faces fines after alleged underage drinking.
What's the Best Preschool Around?
We asked; you answered!
Photo of the Day: Oheb Shalom Aids Habitat for Humanity
A local synagogue congregation gives back.
Zach Braff Joins South Orange MS Hall of Fame
The hometown hero returns to his alma mater.
PSE&G Apologizes to Village for Incomplete Press Release
In the dark, after Sandy, Villagers asked when power would return.
Town Hall Deli Will Make Way for 7-Eleven
Town Hall may move; 7-Eleven could come to town.
New York Giants Open Downtown Newark Eatery
Elbow Room features mac and cheese.
JK Rowling's New Book Not Making Magic
As much as local loved Harry Potter, the new book didn't excite us as much.
A CHS alum died in need.
Columbia High School Ranked in State's Top 50
CHS climbed in rankings this year.
Executive Director Discusses Split with SOPAC
Many locals were surprised by leadership changes at SOPAC.
First Night Calls it Quits in 2012
The event is longstanding, but needs new volunteers, said organizers.
Wellness Lounge Comes to South Orange
A new business will keep us beautiful and stress-free.