Community comes out in force to oppose amphitheater plan

Residents call for conservation of reservation land; Adams misses TC meeting to speak out against plan

Community comes out in force to oppose amphitheater plan

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County officials held a public meeting on Jan. 21 about the proposed “conservation pavilion,” a 500-seat amphitheater to be built on the South Mountain Reservation northeast of the penguin pavilion at the Turtle Back Zoo. The meeting, held at the Essex County Police Academy in Cedar Grove, saw more than […]

WO Planning Board recommends changes to amphitheater plan

Maplewood officials discuss reservations about project

WO Planning Board recommends changes to amphitheater plan

WEST ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The West Orange Planning Board made seven recommendations to Essex County when the plan for a 500-seat amphitheater was presented at a Jan. 8 courtesy hearing featuring three witnesses and extensive questioning from the public. The Planning Board does not approve or deny county applications; the Board of Chosen […]

WO will host public kickoff meeting for Master Plan reexamination

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Planning Board is undertaking a reexamination of the township’s 2010 Master Plan update. Residents and other interested members of the community are invited to attend a public meeting to discuss the Master Plan reexamination on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Liberty Middle School, 1 […]

Resident sues town, golf course for trees and sidewalks

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Resident Robert Daniel has filed a lawsuit against the township administration, the West Orange Planning Board, township forester John Linson and the Crestmont Country Club, saying that the club is failing to adhere to the town’s tree and sidewalk ordinances while expanding its facilities. The club was granted approval to expand […]

Resident sues township over Essex Green designation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Resident Kevin Malanga filed a lawsuit against the township of West Orange, the Township Council and the Planning Board on Feb. 14 in Essex County Superior Court, saying that the decision to designate the Essex Green and Executive Drive properties as an “area in need of redevelopment” was “unreasonable, arbitrary and […]

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 […]

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