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 […]

Dead body in Maplewood found to be result of hit and run

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino announced today, June 3, that the male discovered on Wyoming Avenue and Hickory Drive on May 30 at approximately 4 a.m. appears to have been struck by a motor vehicle, resulting in his death. His name is not being […]

Citizen action at its finest in West Orange

Citizen action at its finest in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — From left, Roz Moskowitz Bielski, Ipek Kaynar Rohloff, Lori Stewart Kapferer and Jerry Eben enjoy a light moment while discussing implementation strategies for the recently awarded NJ Prevention Network Grant as a result of their March 2016 ‘Get Active’ grant application. Grant coordinator Jenna Giaquinto congratulated this citizen group collaboration and […]

Pedestrian killed in West Orange accident with bus

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and West Orange Police Chief James Abbott announced May 26 that the West Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a fatal pedestrian incident. At approximately 9:31 a.m. on May 26, Dilma Khan, 82, of West […]

Demolition begins at 160 Maplewood Ave.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Demolition began this morning, May 18, at 160 Maplewood Ave. in Maplewood, the former site of the post office. According to a release from the township, the demolition phase is expected to take approximately three weeks. As such, several logistics have had to be addressed: Pedestrian access: A covered pedestrian path is […]

PSAB celebrates victories, but hopes to see more done

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Planning Board is expecting to adopt a Complete Streets policy for inclusion in the township’s master plan at its May 4 meeting, Paul Grygiel, the West Orange Planning director, announced at the March 30 meeting of the West Orange Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board. The Planning Board had already […]

Engineering students suggest narrowing lanes to 10 feet

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A graduate class of civil engineering students from Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy advised the township to narrow the driving lanes, mark crosswalks and add sidewalks to make Northfield Avenue, Pleasant Valley Way and Main Street safer and more enjoyable for pedestrians and drivers during […]

‘Street Smart NJ’ campaign tries to reduce pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes

NEWARK, NJ — The city of Newark will be participating in the March 2016 Street Smart NJ Pedestrian Safety Education Campaign, “Street Smart NJ,” which aims at reducing pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents in Newark and throughout all of New Jersey. The Street Smart NJ campaign is a collaborative effort between public, private and nonprofit organizations. Local […]