West Orange Train Station

Opinion: Restore the Orange Branch to West Orange as a Light Rail

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With a major redevelopment project proposed in downtown West Orange, which could even include a movie studio, perhaps it’s time to give another thought to restoring the Orange Branch, not as a passenger line, but as an extension of the Newark subway.
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The Sins of Our Architects: How Racism Smeared Newark’s Modernist Legacy

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Bare walls of granite, concrete, and opaque glass shout “nothing to see”. These buildings insult our city’s inhabitants but are a comfort to commuters. They are fortresses to suburbia’s denial that the route of their wealth was built on sidewalks that are now lifeless.
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Opinion: How Did West Orange, Home of Free-thinker Edison, Become, Yes, So Conservative?

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The progressivism that West Orange engages in is tokenism.
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Opinion: Newark’s Tubman Monument Repeats the Mistake it was Meant to Address

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The placement of the monument seems to embody a spirit of revenge, rather than reparation.
New Jersey Rent Relief Options Covid 19

With Federal Help Unlikely, Landlords and Tenants Need to Work Together on Rent Relief

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We have now been in quarantine for two months - two months that many people have been unemployed and unable to pay their rent and/or mortgages. With no federal assistance in sight, here's how landlords and tenants can work together to ease the burden.
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Alexander Hamilton Predicted Jersey City Would Become ‘Metropolis of the World’

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Geographically, Jersey City made more sense. However, for reasons you might not think, Manhattan eventually beat Jersey City to the title.
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Renaissance Might Be the Wrong Word for Newark

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Longtime residents take aim at the media's increasing desire to say Newark is experiencing a renaissance. It's more complicated than that.
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Whole Foods Jersey City: Thoughts from the Editor

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On Wednesday, Whole Foods officially announced their plans to open up shop in Jersey City. This is great news, but we do have a few questions about the proposal.

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