Parisi answers questions on Essex Green redevelopment

Parisi answers questions on Essex Green redevelopment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi answered questions from the community at a meeting about the Essex Green redevelopment project, addressing concerns from residents regarding potential changes to the retail space and Executive Drive office park at West Orange High School on April 25. The property was designated as an “area in need of […]

WO to hold community meeting on Essex Green redevelopment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township administration will hold a meeting to discuss the redevelopment of Essex Green Plaza on Wednesday, April 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Tarnoff Cafeteria at West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Ave. This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome.

Maplewood taxes increased by 1.92 percent

Average Maplewood homeowner to pay $78.17 more annually in taxes to support $45 million budget

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee introduced a $45 million municipal budget for 2018 at its March 20 meeting; this budget will increase taxes by 1.92 percent, which is under the 2-percent state cap. The budget comes in at $45,006,883, which is $359,868.35 more than the 2017 budget. According to budget documents, $28,444,234 in […]

Seton Hall med school is given OK to proceed

Seton Hall med school is given OK to proceed

NUTLEY, NJ — A federally recognized agency has given its approval to the medical school currently proposed for the former Hoffmann-La Roche site in Nutley. The school, if it is opened, will be the only privately owned medical school in the state. This approval provides a big step forward for the project, according to the […]

TC votes to purchase Eagle Rock property

West Orange Township plans to use vacant avenue property to create parking lot for shoppers

TC votes to purchase Eagle Rock property

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved a resolution that will allow the township to purchase property at 665 Eagle Rock Ave. to be eventually turned into a parking lot for shoppers. The resolution passed with a vote of 4-1, with Councilman Joe Krakoviak as the only opposing vote. The township is […]

OPINION: A grave misinterpretation of redevelopment law

By Joe Krakoviak I was the sole vote against creating the Essex Green Executive Drive Redevelopment Area at the Jan. 9 Township Council meeting, primarily because I believe it does not even come close to meeting the law’s restrictive standards. The state Legislature limited usage because the law’s authority allowing incentives could be abused. This […]