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 […]

Chief Gregory construction completed

Prior to school starting, addition of kiss-and-go lane and bus loop is finished at Gregory School

Chief Gregory construction completed

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The long-debated bus driveway and parking lot expansion at Gregory Elementary School is now largely completed, though a few relatively minor items still have to be installed. Leonard Lepore, the township engineer, said all the work necessary to construct the looping driveway in front of the school and the enlarged staff […]

WO baseball team honored for excellence, sportsmanship

WO baseball team honored for excellence, sportsmanship

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Athletic League 12U Travel Baseball Team received a commendation at the Sept. 6 Township Council meeting. Some of the team’s myriad accomplishments include winning the New Providence 12-year division in summer 2016; being the runner-up in the Montville league in spring 2016; playing a doubleheader against Verona […]

TC votes 4-1 to make deal with Reliable

Reliable to operate recycling center rent-free in exchange for company forgiving the town’s debt

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council voted 4-1 at its Aug. 9 meeting to approve a resolution amending the township’s agreement with Reliable Wood Products LLC, allowing the company to operate the West Orange Recycling Center and Compost Facility rent-free from Oct. 1, 2016, through Sept. 30, 2018, as a means of […]

Proposed advisory board ordinance left off agenda

Public speaks in favor of advisory board

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Councilman Joe Krakoviak and several residents have demanded to know why an ordinance proposing a senior citizens advisory board was not included on the voting agenda during the Aug. 9 Township Council meeting. The ordinance, written by Krakoviak in conjunction with resident senior advocates Rosary Morelli and Leigh-Anne Zaolino, was submitted […]

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 […]

With official county stamp, WO property taxes increase

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange residents are paying a little more in property taxes than they did last year per the Essex County Board of Taxation’s recently issued 2016 Certification of Tax Rate, the document that sets the definitive legal tax rate for the township. The certification sets the 2016 tax rate at $3.89, […]

Gregory work moves ahead, with a few serious hiccups

Unauthorized tree removal, no silt fence — snags in work

Gregory work moves ahead, with a few serious hiccups

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Construction on the long-awaited and hotly debated parking project at Gregory Elementary School began July 7, with work currently focusing on the drainage system for the staff parking lot. Leonard Lepore, the township engineer, told the West Orange Chronicle that contractor JTG Construction Inc. has been concentrating on the installation of […]