HPC and Prism kerfuffle the result of a simple mistake

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Historic Preservation Commission, Prism Capital Partners and the township administration are now on the same page after representatives from all the groups met Oct. 21 to sort out confusion as to whether Prism is using the correct plans for its Edison Village project. According to Mayor Robert Parisi, […]

Prism set to lose second WO property

Due to foreclosure, Prism may lose Main Street property slated for Phase 2 of Edison redevelopment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The property that Prism Capital Partners had intended to use for much of Edison Village’s retail space will soon be up for sale as its mortgage holder successfully foreclosed on it last year. According to the Essex County Sheriff’s Department sales listing detail, 217-219 Main St. will be available for purchase […]

Summersgill and McGehee square off

Township Committee candidates argue over development, taxes, outsourcing, state funding, more

Summersgill and McGehee square off

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The two candidates running for the sole open seat on the Maplewood Township Committee offered differing visions of how development should be handled during the Oct. 6 forum held by the League of Women Voters of South Orange and Maplewood at the Maplewood Memorial Library. Democrat Frank McGehee and Republican Mike Summersgill […]

Mayor, district: Edison Village will not overload schools

Some say the development will overcrowd the schools

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Representatives from the township, school district and Prism Capital Partners are saying the first phase of the Edison Village project will not have a major impact on local schools when people move into the mixed-use project’s residential units. Though the first phase of the project includes a total of 333 apartments, […]

TC candidates square off at HNA debate

Summersgill, McGehee offer differing opinions on taxes, small town party politics and more

TC candidates square off at HNA debate

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association enjoyed a large turnout on Thursday, Sept. 22, for its Maplewood Township Committee candidates’ forum. And, if that night is any indication, this is sure to be a lively campaign season. Running for the sole open seat on the committee — which was recently vacated by Marlon K. […]

HPC questions WO, Prism on redevelopment

Despite HPC insistence that Prism is using the wrong plans, redeveloper maintains that HPC is mistaken

HPC questions WO, Prism on redevelopment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Historic Preservation Commission told the Township Council during the council’s Sept. 6 meeting that Prism Capital Partners, which is currently overseeing development on the construction of the Edison Village complex, has not been using the drawings for the Main Street building facade that the HPC had approved for […]

Maplewood Avenue at Baker Street traffic detours

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As a result of a sewer construction project there will be temporary road closures and traffic detours at the intersections of Baker Street with Maplewood Avenue and with Dunnell Road from Sept. 6 through Sept. 9 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., according to a recent press release from […]

Planning Board wants vision plan from TC

Planning Board goes middle path, holds off on voting ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on Eagle Rock designation

Planning Board wants vision plan from TC

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Planning Board decided neither to recommend nor reject the idea of designating seven properties in the Eagle Rock commercial district as areas in need of redevelopment during its Aug. 3 meeting; instead, it voted to give the Township Council one year to create a vision plan for the […]