TC candidates tackle taxes, development

The 6 candidates running for 3 seats on the Town Council debate the issues at Oct. 19 forum

TC candidates tackle taxes, development

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The six candidates running for the three open seats on the Township Council each spoke about the importance of attracting businesses to West Orange during the Pleasant Valley Way Civic Association’s Oct. 19 forum at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, though each had different ideas about doing so. Incumbents Jerry Guarino and […]

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 […]

Council passes ordinance to fund expanded jitney service

WEST ORANGE,  NJ — The West Orange Township Council unanimously approved an ordinance on second and final reading issuing $285,714.24 in bonds to fund the purchase of new buses for the town jitney service during its Oct. 6 meeting. Township engineer Leonard Lepore told the West Orange Chronicle that the bond money — in addition […]

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, […]

WO Township Council candidates forum on Oct. 19

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Pleasant Valley Civic Association will host a West Orange Township Council candidates forum on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. For more information, contact Roz Moskovitz Bielski at 973-650-0749 or Jill Tekel at 973-953-5909.

Gregory School traffic upgrades appear to be working

Gregory accident doesn’t appear to be related to bus loop

Gregory School traffic upgrades appear to be working

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The controversial bus driveway and kiss-and-go lane that were constructed at Gregory Elementary School during the summer are operating as efficiently as hoped for, according to school officials. Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky told the West Orange Chronicle that the school’s four large buses have been able to move into and […]

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 […]

TC rejects proposal for senior citizen advisory board

In rare first reading rejection, TC strikes down Ord. 2491-16

TC rejects proposal for senior citizen advisory board

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council rejected an ordinance proposing a senior citizen advisory board during its Sept. 6 meeting. The rare first reading rejection came as a result of a 4-1 vote, with Councilman Joe Krakoviak being the only one in favor of it. Krakoviak had co-authored the measure along with […]