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OSPAC Producing Director Says Facility Needs Major Upgrades

October 8, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center (OSPAC) now in its 16th year of operation, the facility needs major upgrades, according to David Peart, producing director at OSPAC.

During his testimony at the West Orange council meeting on Tuesday, Peart told the mayor of council that a great deal of the equipment hasn’t been serviced since the facility was ...

West Orange Establishes Ordinance Creating ID Card Program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In order to help West Orange residents who cannot yet obtain the six points of identification needed to receive vital services, the township council voted on Tuesday to approve the creation of an identification-card program that will enable township residents to obtain services requiring identification.

According to the mayor and council, the identification (ID) ...

Luddington Road Changes From Two-Way to One-Way Street in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ – After 25 township residents testified for nearly two hours at the West Orange Township Council meeting on Oct. 3 about the pros and cons of changing the highly trafficked Luddington Road from a two-way to a one-way street, the council unanimously voted to make the change.

Ultimately, the members of the council sided with the majority of speakers who supported the change ...

West Orange Ash Trees Threatened by Emerald Ash Borers and Ash Yellow Disease

WEST ORANGE, NJ – With thousands of local ash trees already killed from ash yellow disease, and hundreds of more either dying or being threatened by the emerald ash borer, the West Orange Environmental Commission (WOEC) met on Sept. 27 to review ways to increase the public awareness of this menace to the township’s tree population and to recommend actions that can save ash trees not ...

West Orange Alumnus Completes West Point Basic Training

WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange Class of 2017 alumnus Andrei Rosu has successfully completed Cadet Basic Training (CBT) at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Rosu completed six weeks of CBT, which West Point considers to be "one of the most challenging events a cadet will encounter over the course of their four years at the academy."

The initial military training program is ...

Investigation to Determine Eligibility of Essex Green Redevelopment Funds

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange mayor and council heard a presentation by the administration and representatives of the new owners of Essex Green and the Executive Drive Office Park behind it last week about the potential for creating a redevelopment area that would combine the open shopping mall and the office buildings.

Together, the mall and office building area sit on 65 acres ...

West Orange Council Deals with Challenging Parking Issues

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Several residents from the Franklin Avenue area of West Orange presented their views to the mayor and council last week regarding an ordinance that the council was considering to allow parking on both sides of the avenue to relieve the growing parking problem in this part of town. The council ultimately voted in favor of the ordinance.

Simone Adams, who has lived ...

West Orange Council Authorizes Prism Phase II Downtown Redevelopment

WEST ORANGE, NJ – As Phase I of the Edison Village project approaches completion, its developer, Prism Capital Partners, has asked the West Orange Township Council to authorize its downtown redevelopment Phase II plan. The council passed several authorizations at its meeting on Tuesday to allow Prism to proceed with its plan that will ultimately create 252 market-rate residential units and ...

West Orange Council Discusses New Parking on Eagle Rock Avenue

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With parking being extremely tight for the stores around the Eagle Rock Avenue and Pleasant Valley Way intersection in West Orange, the township’s administration asked the mayor and council to pass resolutions on Tuesday authorizing it to retain the Matrix Development Group to perform as preliminary assessment on the viability of converting the open lot at 665 ...

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