In the early 20th century, Trollies, trains, horses, bikes, and cars all scrambled on lawless roads. Deaths and injuries were commonplace. To help the situation, the Lackawanna Railroad eliminated 19 deadly grade crossings in Orange and East Orange. The yearlong project, which began in 1922, will soon mark a centennial.
Jersey Digs has learned that a former official with the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency and the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation has pleaded guilty in connection with an alleged conspiracy involving the Orange Public Library. In part, Franklyn Ore allegedly used money that was supposed to serve low-income families on “entertainment and restaurants.”
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A developer’s application calls for bringing a 103-unit project to five properties near the Highland Avenue Station in Orange.
Once a hub of industry in Central Essex County, the City of Orange is beginning to see more redevelopment. Earlier this year, two new projects opened up and now the former F. Berg & Company Hat Factory is being converted into lofts-style condos.
The next phase of the Indigo 141 project has been approved and could bring 70 additional units near 141 South Harrison Street.
Orange is continuing to see a number of development proposals, especially near its two train stations. Now, a new project with six dozen units is being proposed for the Essex County city.
The revitalization of Orange and West Orange is picking up steam, as construction on the Harvard Printing rental community broke ground this week.
The developers behind the Vermella projects have new complexes in the works near train stations in Orange and Newark along with a site near the Passaic River in Kearny.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is reviewing plans that call for converting two nearby industrial buildings in Orange’s Valley neighborhood into residential developments.
The winners have been announced for New Jersey Future’s annual Smart Growth Awards, and two Hudson County projects and one Essex County development are among the recipients.