Council restarts redevelopment process at Executive Drive

Council restarts redevelopment process at Executive Drive

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council passed two resolutions that restart the redevelopment process at Executive Drive at its Sept. 22 meeting, 11 days after an appellate court halted the previous plan with a unanimous decision from three judges. The new resolutions start the redevelopment process over: one authorized the West Orange […]

So far so good, reports superintendent

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge School District Superintendent Dirk Phillips updated the Glen Ridge Board of Education on the district’s reopening at the board’s Sept. 21 meeting, saying that having students in the school buildings on a rotating schedule several days a week has worked so far. “It’s been great to have students and […]

Two towns approve automatic mutual-aid agreement for fire depts.

Two towns approve automatic mutual-aid agreement for fire depts.

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees and the Maplewood Township Committee both approved moving forward with an automatic mutual-aid agreement, which will mean that the South Orange Fire Department and Maplewood Fire Department will begin training and responding to emergency calls together. Elected officials from both towns said the […]

Township discusses how to use CDBG funding

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield received $615,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding that Township Administrator Matthew Watkins suggested using for COVID-19 relief and expenses at the Sept. 14 Township Council meeting. The money could be used for expanded community virus testing, small business assistance, food pantry supplies and mental health programs for seniors. “There are […]