TC puts Alpert in charge of Selecto-Flash … for now

Alpert Group settles into WO with 2 projects planned

TC puts Alpert in charge of Selecto-Flash … for now

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved a resolution at its March 7 meeting designating The Alpert Group as the interim redeveloper of the Selecto-Flash site. The site consists of two properties in the Central Valley Redevelopment Area, of which the township has taken the titles through foreclosure proceedings. The resolution calls […]

Planning Board delves into master plan update goals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Planning Board unanimously voted to initiate the process for developing an updated township master plan at its March 1 meeting. The New Jersey legislature requires municipalities to re-examine their master plans every 10 years, which means West Orange’s revision is not due until 2020. But Chairman Robert Bagoff […]

Pre-lease at Clarus now

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Clarus Maplewood, at the former post office site, is available now for pre-leasing, according to developer JMF Properties. Renters who want to live at Clarus Maplewood can now lock in their place early, well before the community’s initial occupancy scheduled for this summer. Pre-leasing is available for the entire collection of 20 […]

Mayor provides update on Avalon Bay reconstruction

Residents concerned over disturbances from construction

Mayor provides update on Avalon Bay reconstruction

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood is still working to bounce back from the six-alarm fire that tore through the Avalon Apartments construction site on Feb. 4, destroying approximately one-half to two-thirds of the site. The fire, which took approximately four hours and 120 firefighters to extinguish, destroyed the work already done on phases 2 and 3 […]

Parisi trumpets addition of 6th jitney route

Mayor gives updates on transportation, redevelopment in annual address; honors community members

Parisi trumpets addition of 6th jitney route

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi announced that the township will be getting a sixth jitney route this year in his State of the Township Address during the West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s annual breakfast at the Wilshire Grand Hotel on Feb. 8. Parisi revealed that West Orange will add a service line covering […]

Avalon Bay to rebuild, but fears of fire remain

Avalon Bay to rebuild, but fears of fire remain

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood was stunned last week when a six-alarm fire tore through the Avalon Apartments construction site on Feb. 4, destroying approximately two-thirds of the site — luckily the flames stayed away from the finished portions. The fire, which took approximately four hours and 120 firefighters to extinguish, destroyed the work already done […]

Avalon Apts. go up in flames

Feb. 4 fire destroys incomplete sections of construction project on Boyden

Avalon Apts. go up in flames

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood firefighters rushed to Boyden Avenue in the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 4, to battle a six-alarm fire raging at the Avalon Bay construction site. The fire took more than four hours to extinguish. According to the Maplewood Fire Department, at approximately 1:30 a.m. firefighters responded to the area along […]

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 […]

West Orange, Orange work to improve Highland Avenue station

Towns’ leaders want a MidTown Direct stop at Highland

ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Councilman Victor Cirilo is heading up a renewed effort to get NJ Transit to make improvements to the Highland Avenue Train Station in Orange now that work has started on the Harvard Press development project and the West Orange Township Council has approved the Central Valley Redevelopment Area nearby. Cirilo […]

Foreclosure sale will not affect Edison Village redevelopment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The mortgage holder that foreclosed on one of Prism Capital Partners’ West Orange properties last year purchased the land in a Dec. 13 foreclosure sale. Lender entity LBUBS 2001-C3 Retail 217 LLC bought 217-219 Main St. for $100, according to the Essex County Sheriff’s Department sales listing detail. The entity had […]

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