Town talks senior housing above library

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township Council approved two resolutions at its Nov. 27 meeting that will allow a study to be done on the West Orange Public Library to determine whether it qualifies as a noncondemned area in need of redevelopment. One resolution, passed unanimously, authorizes the West Orange Planning Board to investigate if […]

Residents learn redevelopment plan for Toomey’s lot

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Residents met with township officials at The Woodland to discuss the possible redevelopment plan for the former Toomey’s Automotive Site on Baker Street, close to the intersection with Maplewood Avenue, on Wednesday, Nov. 19, giving neighbors an idea of what the former gas station and garage could be turned into with redevelopment. […]

Maplewood meeting to discuss Toomey’s redevelopment

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The township of Maplewood will hold a community meeting to discuss the draft redevelopment plan for the Toomey’s Automotive site, located at 104 Baker St. The meeting will be Monday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Parlor at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road, Maplewood. In July 2018 the Maplewood Township Committee […]

Parisi decisively wins mayoral election

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Incumbent Mayor Robert Parisi earned a decisive victory in the Nov. 6 election for mayor, garnering approximately two votes for each vote his opponent, Councilman Joe Krakoviak, received. Parisi will add four more years as mayor to the eight years he has already served. All results from the Nov. 6  election […]

Parisi vs. Krakoviak for West Orange mayor

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents will be casting their votes for one of two mayoral candidates on Tuesday, Nov. 6: incumbent Robert Parisi or challenger Joe Krakoviak. Parisi is running for this third term as mayor, and Krakoviak has served on the Township Council since 2010. Both candidates discussed what they would do to move […]

Mayoral candidates debate budget and redevelopment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi and Councilman Joe Krakoviak, the two West Orange mayoral candidates on the ballot Nov. 6, debated each other Oct. 14 at B’nai Shalom synagogue in an event hosted by the Pleasant Valley Civic Association and the synagogue. At the debate, the candidates fielded questions from the audience about […]

TC candidates debate issues at forum

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — With little more than a month to go until Election Day, Maplewood residents had a chance to get to know the three candidates running for the two open seats on the Maplewood Township Committee at a debate hosted by the Hilton Neighborhood Association at the Maplewood Senior Center on Sept. 27. Nancy […]

Township Council approves redevelopment plan for 300 Executive Drive

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township Council approved an ordinance at its Sept. 4 meeting that will allow the Essex Green and Executive Drive property owner to move forward with its redevelopment plan for Executive Drive. The measure was approved 4-1, with Councilman Joe Krakoviak voting against it. The ordinance allows Clarion Partners, who bought […]

Clarion will not seek PILOT for project

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi announced that the owners of the Essex Green shopping center would not be seeking a payment in lieu of taxes in a press release on Aug. 29, after the property was designated as an “area in need of redevelopment” by the West Orange Township Council on Jan. 9. […]

WO breaks ground on Central Ave. apartment complex

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Valley Arts district of West Orange and Orange has been going through a resurgence in recent years, continuing Wednesday Aug. 8, with the groundbreaking of the Valley Residential project on Central Avenue. The empty lot will soon be turned into residential development, built by New Jersey Housing, Mortgage Finance Agency […]