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East Orange Invites the Community to Help Plan the Future in Master Plan Workshop Series

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The City of East Orange held the first city-wide Master Plan Workshop Wednesday March 8th at East Orange General Hospital. By all accounts this first event was a success with more than 80 participants in attendance; however the goal of the city is to ascertain information and encourage participation from every sector of the community. 

The Master Planning process is under the direction of the Department of Policy Planning & Development; part of that process is the full engagement of the community for their active input in visioning the city's future. This will be facilitated by a series of interactive workshops over the next several weeks.  All community members are invited to attend and share their thoughts. 

The following is an update on the remaining Master Plan Workshops.

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The 5th Ward Workshop is scheduled for Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Norman Towers from 6:30-8:30 pm. 

The Young Professionals Workshop is scheduled for Friday, March 24, 2017, at Bogies from 6:00-8:00 pm

The 3rd Ward Workshop is scheduled for March 29, 2017, at the 3rd Ward Community Center, located 120 Rhode Island Avenue from 6:00-8:00 pm. 

A Student/Teacher Focus Group is tentatively scheduled for April 5, 2017 at the Cicely Tyson Community School of Performing and Fine Arts. This meeting will be hosted by City Council members Chris James and Amy Lewis.

The 2nd Ward Workshop which had to be rescheduled due to inclement weather is scheduled for April 19, 2017, at the East Orange Public Library from 6:00-8:00 pm.

For more information contact East Orange City Planner, Joseph Bianco at 973-266-5140.

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