Maplewood taxes increased by 1.92 percent

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

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, 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 […]

Town discusses Essex Green designation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Planning Board discussed the possibility of the Essex Green shopping center and office buildings becoming an “area in need of redevelopment” at its Nov. 1 meeting, after town planner Paul Grygiel presented a report to the board that showed the redevelopment needs of the complex in West Orange. […]

Exterior restoration at Edison Village nearly complete

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Exterior building restoration is nearing completion at Edison Village, the site along Main Street being redeveloped by Prism Capital Partners, according to a press release from Prism. According to Eugene Diaz, principal partner at Prism, the project has progressed at a rapid pace. Edison Village, representing the largest non-waterfront adaptive-reuse project […]

Edison Village redevelopment featured at conference

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Prism Capital Partners’ Edwin Cohen spoke on a redevelopment-focused panel at the prestigious Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development this fall. The Bloomfield-based commercial real estate firm’s Edison Village in West Orange served as an example of the best practices and innovative strategies driving New Jersey communities forward, according to […]