Government

Press Releases

Highland Avenue Station Renovation May Happen....But Don't Expect It to be an Express Job

2947a2541f57be1737a9_best_f2a9beb7e21b28409552_716d5967-4814-4521-8a87-611d46073e8e.jpg
2947a2541f57be1737a9_best_f2a9beb7e21b28409552_716d5967-4814-4521-8a87-611d46073e8e.jpg

ORANGE, NJ - West Orange and Orange members of the Friends of Highland Station, a group dedicated to working toward the renovation of the shuttered Orange stop on the NJ Transit rail line, can take some solace that the project is inching forward; but don't expect it to reopen anytime soon.

A Change.org petition was started by West Orange's Kevin Brady, a member of the group, to reach politicians who could help move the project along, including State Representatives John McKeon and Mila Jasey, Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren, State Senator Richard Codey and five others. 

McKeon responded to the petition in a release which didn't give much hope for a quick turnaround for the shuttered stop:

Sign Up for E-News

McKeon: Thanks for again bringing this to everyone's attention.

After Mila's and our office reached out to the state, we were told that at this point, the project is in the hands of NJ Department of Transit and the city of Orange. Study dollars have been allocated by the state and a study as to how to rehabilitate this station (which has had the inside of it closed for many years) and the study is soon to commence.

Though this isn't going to be a quick fix, the fixes to this station are in the pipeline. This is an ongoing issue that we will continue to push for and monitor on everyone's behalf. Thank you everyone who has signed the petition and all the riders for their patience as this problem gets solved.

The petition has 233 signatures as of press time, and organizers hope to keep it going to help continue to keep the issue in the public eye. Brady said the renovation and re-opening would benefit neighborhoods. "We've added many members since this was last circulated," he said.  "If momentum ever built up behind improving this station, it could be a wonderful thing for West Orange and Orange properties."

Interest has been growing in reopening the Highland Avenue Station as the number of riders traveling to New York and Hoboken increases with new developments. At minimum, the petition is looking to have the station open from 6-9:00 a.m. to accomodate those commuters.

To keep up to date on the petition, you can follow the Friends of Highland Avenue Station on Facebook here

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

East Orange/Orange

School Crossing Guard Opportunities in Orange

July 20, 2018

ORANGE, NJ - The City of Orange Township is accepting applications for Part-Time School Crossing Guard for up to a minimum of 20 hours a week, with a starting salary of $12.02 hourly. Working under the supervision of the Police Department, duties include: facilitating safe passage of school children across high traffic streets and intersections in addition to other duties as ...

2nd Annual Love & Not Hate March Today in East Orange

July 13, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - This morning the Rev. Al Sharpton will join East Orange Mayor Ted Green for their 2nd Annual Love & Not Hate March against gun violence at 8:00 AM. 

The March will begin at Hollywood Ave & Central Avenue in East Orange and will work its way to Oval Park. Once at the park there will be youth activities, vendors, music, school give-a-ways and much more.

How to Create a Powerful Case Study In-House

Last time, we looked at several popular niches for case studies. In this article, we want to outline a basic process for creating your own case studies using your in-house data.

1. Choose a Topic of Broad Interest

Chances are you have several projects you have worked on recently that would make a good case study. Choose one and start gathering your materials.

2. Choose a ...

Even More Valuable Case Study Topics

In the last article, we looked at finance and marketing topics that would make ideal case studies. This time, we want to continue looking at case studies that can help even complete beginners to the world of business improve their skills. We will look at customer relations, leadership and self-help topics.

Customer Relations

Customers are the lifeblood of any business, but it can be ...

More Essential Niches for Case Studies

Last time, we discussed how valuable business-related case studies can be in showing the way to success for aspiring entrepreneurs. In this article, we will be discussing two more important categories, finance and marketing. 

Finance

Finance case studies can offer valuable guidance for small businesses. Topics include:

* Budgeting

* Best accounting practices

  Automation ...