Final stage of Newark Lead Service Line Replacement Program announced

NEWARK, NJ — One year after putting to work a $120 million bond from Essex County and joined by Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and a group of city, state and county officials, Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced that the Newark Lead Service Line Replacement Program had reached its final stage, with nearly […]

BOE approves Long Range Facilities Plan

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education unanimously approved the recommended Long Range Facilities Plan at its Nov. 19 meeting, passing a resolution that will allow the district to spend approximately $140 million on repairs and expansions to the district’s schools. Of that total, $93.1 million will be spent on […]

District offers alternate redistricting plan for consideration

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Superintendent Thomas Ficarra updated the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education on the long-range facilities and integration plan at its Oct. 15 meeting, presenting the plan for facilities renovations, additions and redistricting after talking to parents and community members during the summer months. The $93.1 million plan for capital […]

BOE candidates debate issues in district

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Six of the nine remaining candidates running for the three open seats on the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education squared off in a debate at Maplewood Memorial Library in an event hosted by South Orange-Maplewood Cares About Schools on Oct. 3. Running are: incumbent Annemarie Maini, and challengers Narda Chisholm-Greene, Michael Laskowski, […]

Prism has yet to use millions in WO bonds

Edison Village redevelopment going up quickly, with Prism likely to request bond money soon

Prism has yet to use millions in WO bonds

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The $6.3 million in municipal bonds issued by the township have still not been used by redeveloper Prism Capital Partners for Phase 1 of its Edison Village project, though that may soon change. According to township business administrator Jack Sayers, the township recently instructed Prism officials to submit invoices for any […]

Town issues bonds for library

WO makes good on promise to pay for renovations, including new facade

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council unanimously approved an ordinance on second and final reading at its June 28 meeting appropriating $850,000 and issuing $807,500 worth of bonds for various capital projects, including several improvements to the West Orange Public Library. The ordinance designates $617,500 in bonds to the WOPL, with total […]

Township to issue bonds for library improvements

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library will not receive the $206,800 in additional funding it had requested from the township as part of this year’s municipal budget; the Township Council decided to follow the mayor’s recommendation to give the library the $1,988,181 minimum guaranteed through the state’s funding formula at the March […]