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Despite issuance of yet another default letter, town officials remain confident in redevelopment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township of West Orange issued yet another default letter to Edison Village redeveloper Prism Capital Partners on Nov. 11, after the real estate operator failed to pay fourth-quarter taxes on its redevelopment properties before both the Nov. 1 due date and Nov. 10 extended deadline. Township redevelopment counsel Jennifer Credidio’s default […]

Orange mayor postpones YWCA discussion until Dec. 1

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren ended his public report on the status of the proposed new Recreation Center that involves the purchase and conversion of the old YWCA building on Main Street on Monday, Nov. 9, with a promise to come to the City Council meeting Monday Nov. 16, and do it again. This […]

South Orange Ave. eastbound to be closed

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The eastbound lanes of South Orange Avenue between Cherry Lane/Brookside Drive and Wyoming Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic on Friday, Nov. 20; Monday, Nov. 23; and Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The roadwork closing the street was set to be completed Friday, but the recent inclement weather has necessitated an extra […]

Community shows its respect on Veterans Day

IRVINGTON, NJ — Earlier this year, Pastor Fred Mulligan, chaplain for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1941 in the Camptown section of Irvington, noted during the town’s Memorial Day observance that the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day is “Memorial Day is for those that died, spilled their blood for the country so that we […]

New exhibit “Now Doing the Talking” showcases trailblazing athletes-turned-broadcasters

UPPER MONTCLAIR – Never have televised sports become so pervasive.  In today’s ever-widening world of sports there are more games, more pre-game shows, more post-game analyses, more everything. And more and more former athletes dominate the airwaves. We take for granted the countless ex-players who transition from the playing field to the broadcast booth or […]

SHP Fathers Club bestows its most cherished award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Seton Hall Prep Fathers Club honored West Orange resident Tony Esposito with the organization’s most cherished award, the Thomas A. Reynolds ’48 Award on Nov. 1. Bestowed at the annual Family Communion Breakfast in the name of the late Tom Reynolds, the first multi-term president of the club in the […]

Attorney to bring new information to court

Class action lawsuit filed against East Orange Water Commission continues on Friday, Nov. 20

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Attorney Ashton Thomas, of Elizabeth, said he has contacted other East Orange Water Commission customers who are upset about the recent emergency temporary water rate increase instituted Saturday, Aug. 1, but retroactive to Friday, May 1, and plans to include their concerns in the details of the class action lawsuit he filed […]

New principal selected for Glen Ridge High School

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Louis A. Melchor, a veteran educational leader, has been selected as the next principal of Glen Ridge High School. The appointment was announced by Superintendent Dirk Phillips and approved by the Board of Education on Nov. 16. For the past six years, Melchor has served as principal of the North Warren […]

West Orange says ‘thank you’ to all U.S. veterans

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange calls itself “the most decorated community in New Jersey” for being the home to 360 recipients of the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal, the state’s highest award for military service. Although this is an unofficial distinction, no one can deny that the township takes pride in its veterans. For proof […]

NJ Transit’s AquaTrack hits the rails for leaf clearing

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — NJ Transit is prepared to wage its annual battle against Mother Nature and fallen leaves on the rails by deploying its leaf-clearing unit, the AquaTrack, as conditions warrant throughout the fall season. The equipment is a high-pressure power-washing system, which removes leaves and oily residue from the tracks in an effort […]