Town considers designating Eagle Rock as a redevelopment area

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A professional planner hired by the township to conduct a redevelopment investigation into the Eagle Rock commercial area recommended that seven of the 18 properties he studied be designated as an area in need of redevelopment at the West Orange Planning Board’s June 1 meeting. The Eagle Rock commercial area consists […]

Irvington suffers first homicide of 2016, cracks down on crime

Irvington suffers first homicide of 2016, cracks down on crime

IRVINGTON, NJ — The township suffered its first homicide of 2016 on Friday, May 20. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Irvington Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers announced on Friday, May 20, that the Irvington Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide-Major Crimes Task Force were in the early stages of […]

Jury says Haberman train station is worth $2.9 million

Jury says Haberman train station is worth $2.9 million

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Following two weeks of testimony, a six-member jury in Newark Superior Court determined that Bloomfield would have to pay investor Howard Haberman $2.9 million as fair and just compensation for the historic train station property on Lackawanna Place. The verdict was 5-1. Haberman owned the property until the township condemned it and took […]

Graduation has a ‘Star Wars’ theme this year

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — It is time once again for Project Graduation. Co-chairing for the second time in three years is Laura Buchmann. Her co-chairwoman is Beth Barry. “They usually try to get someone to chair with someone who hasn’t done it before,” Buchmann said in a telephone interview this week. Project Graduation is an opportunity […]

West Orange police debut Operation Hope, seek volunteers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department hopes to roll out a program this fall that places heroin and opiate users into drug treatment instead of jail. Members of the Township Council will vote Tuesday, June 14, on whether to approve Operation HOPE — Heroin – Opiate Prevention Effort — an affiliation between […]

Health Dept: Meningitis shots needed by students going to Rutgers, Brunswick

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Two Rutgers, New Brunswick, students were diagnosed with bacterial meningitis this spring. As a precaution, the Bloomfield Department of Health has issued an alert to nurses at Bloomfield and Glen Ridge high schools that students planning on attending this college campus in the fall are advised to be vaccinated against meningitis B. “Two […]

Planning Board votes yes, 6-3, on Gregory improvements

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Planning Board approved the final plan for the proposed bus driveway and expanded parking lot at Gregory Elementary School during a courtesy review at the board’s June 1 meeting. The board voted 6-3 to pass the plan, with members Jerry Eben, Gerald Gurland and Gary Wegner deciding against […]

MMS teens exceed charity fundraising goal, forge ahead

MMS teens exceed charity fundraising goal, forge ahead

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — There are a lot of things a 13-year-old girl could request for a birthday present, but for Maplewood Middle School seventh-graders Anna Paul and Liv Knutsen, there was only one thing they wanted: donation money to help construct a well that would provide clean drinking water for those in need as part […]

Venezia and team win primary by a landslide

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Concluding a tumultuous Bloomfield primary race season, registered Democrat voters chose Mayor Michael Venezia over Councilman Joseph Lopez by a 2-1 margin, according to uncertified figures released by the Essex County Clerk’s Office. The results have Venezia with 4,588 votes, or 67.8 percent, and Lopez with 2,166, or 32 percent. For the three […]