Construction for Edison Village moves ahead swiftly

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Construction on the Edison Village residential and retail complex is continuing as scheduled since work started in February, according to one of the principal partners of Prism Capital Partners, which is overseeing Phase 1 of the project. Eugene Diaz told the West Orange Chronicle that interior demolition and remediation have been […]

Apply for affordable housing in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The recently completed Avalon Maplewood redevelopment project at the corner of Springfield and Boyden avenues has six affordable rental units set aside. Units are expected to be ready for occupancy in late summer 2017. No additional information, including sizes, rents or schedule, is available at this time. There is an existing waiting […]

Town considers designating Eagle Rock as a redevelopment area

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A professional planner hired by the township to conduct a redevelopment investigation into the Eagle Rock commercial area recommended that seven of the 18 properties he studied be designated as an area in need of redevelopment at the West Orange Planning Board’s June 1 meeting. The Eagle Rock commercial area consists […]

SORS to celebrate opening of brand-new headquarters

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Rescue Squad, an all-volunteer outfit, will hold a dedication and public open house on Saturday, June 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate the grand opening of its new EMS headquarters at 62 Sloan St. in South Orange. The new state-of-the-art headquarters features an ambulance bay […]

Demolition begins at 160 Maplewood Ave.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Demolition began this morning, May 18, at 160 Maplewood Ave. in Maplewood, the former site of the post office. According to a release from the township, the demolition phase is expected to take approximately three weeks. As such, several logistics have had to be addressed: Pedestrian access: A covered pedestrian path is […]

Pre-demolition work at 160 Maplewood Ave. continues

MAPLEWOOD,  NJ — Today, Friday, May 13, JMF Properties have begun installing fencing and pedestrian safeguards around 160 Maplewood Ave., the former Post Office site, which will be redeveloped into the Post House mixed-use building. The Maplewood Police Department have signs posted and will be present at the site during work time to assist with […]

Pre-demolition work in progress at 160 Maplewood Ave.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — JMF Properties, the redeveloper of the post office site, will remove trees and shrubs in the Ricalton Square lot and on the Village Coffee side of 160 Maplewood Ave. today, May 9. The work began earlier this morning at approximately 8 or 8:30 a.m. and it is expected to be completed by […]

With contract executed, DGP begins work on Edison Village

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Construction has finally begun on the long-stalled Edison Village project, approximately 10 years after the township first entered into a redevelopment agreement to build the mixed-use complex. According to Mayor Robert Parisi, workers have started interior demolition within the Edison Battery building, clearing some of the existing infrastructure in preparation for […]

Downtown Maplewood redevelopment brings mail, parking changes

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As the post office site redevelopment project progresses, residents should be aware of certain changes that are being instituted downtown. Firstly, the U.S. Postal Service will be relocating the mail collection boxes now in front of the former post office. One of the boxes will be placed in front of the new […]

Conservationists seek changes to development plans

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of a local conservancy group are expressing disappointment that the latest concept plan presented by Garden Homes Inc., which is proposing to build 104 single-family homes on the 120.5-acre parcel of land it owns behind the West Essex Highlands condominium complex, is not in compliance with an agreement Garden Homes […]