TC puts Alpert in charge of Selecto-Flash … for now

Alpert Group settles into WO with 2 projects planned

TC puts Alpert in charge of Selecto-Flash … for now

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved a resolution at its March 7 meeting designating The Alpert Group as the interim redeveloper of the Selecto-Flash site. The site consists of two properties in the Central Valley Redevelopment Area, of which the township has taken the titles through foreclosure proceedings. The resolution calls […]

Architects present comprehensive roof plan for St. Mark’s

HPC excited about upcoming St. Mark’s restoration work

Architects present comprehensive roof plan for St. Mark’s

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The architects involved with the restoration of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church made it clear they intend to make the new roof look as similar as possible to the original one while presenting their final roof design to the West Orange Historic Preservation Commission at its March 8 meeting. Zachary Gidich and […]

PSAB pushes along, thanks police for pedestrian decoys

PSAB members stress importance of working with county

PSAB pushes along, thanks police for pedestrian decoys

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department made 41 stops and issued 29 summonses to drivers who did not brake for a pedestrian decoy in the crosswalk in front of the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, according to an officer at the March 9 Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board meeting. Officer Scott Smarsh of […]

Planning Board delves into master plan update goals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Planning Board unanimously voted to initiate the process for developing an updated township master plan at its March 1 meeting. The New Jersey legislature requires municipalities to re-examine their master plans every 10 years, which means West Orange’s revision is not due until 2020. But Chairman Robert Bagoff […]

Rec Dept. honors 4 committed town volunteers

Rec Dept. honors 4 committed town volunteers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Recreation Department honored four volunteers who have dedicated their time to supporting township programs at its annual Recreation Achievement Luncheon at the Katz Community Center on March 4. The department awarded plaques to Bob Franco, Vincent Stanziale Jr., Angie Della Pia and Mark Cacciacarne, who were respectively selected […]

After one year, Friends touts achievements, outlines goals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — One year after holding its first organizational meeting, the Friends of the Library are embarking on a 2017 action plan intended to continue the group’s mission of raising money and support for the West Orange Public Library while also establishing the library as a cultural hub for the township. A major […]

Spy thriller comes to Maplewood, but not covertly

Get drawn into international intrigue with ‘The Travelers’

Spy thriller comes to Maplewood, but not covertly

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Chris Pavone first got the idea for his new novel “The Travelers,” while working a summer job at an international advertising agency during the late 1980s, where the future best-selling author was surrounded by employees of various countries who spoke multiple languages, each often jetting off to some foreign locale to handhold […]

HRC town hall attracts large crowd

Residents, township officials discuss ‘sanctuary,’ racial diversity, police statistics and more

HRC town hall attracts large crowd

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi told those gathered for the West Orange Human Relations Commission’s Feb. 22 “We All Belong” town hall meeting that it would be unnecessary to declare the township a sanctuary city because undocumented immigrants in the township currently do not risk being singled out by local law enforcement. Though […]

Debates on West Essex Highlands development continue

Council discusses affordable housing needs in West Orange

Debates on West Essex Highlands development continue

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township is currently in mediation with Fair Share Housing Center and Garden Homes in an attempt to reach settlements on two issues related to affordable housing — the exact number of units West Orange will be obligated to construct and how many of those units will come from Garden Homes’ […]

Transgender Scout finds a home in Maplewood pack

Proponents, opponents sound off on recent BSA ruling

Transgender Scout finds a home in Maplewood pack

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The 9-year-old transgender boy who was asked to leave his Secaucus Cub Scout pack last year due to his gender identity is now a member of Maplewood’s Pack 20, following the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to enact a policy allowing transgender boys to join. Joe Maldonado became the first openly transgender […]

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