Laurel Ave House of Worship Construction Site

Accident Waiting to happen: Un-Protected Construction Site in WO Neighborhood

Along Laurel Ave, as one begins traveling south from Eagle Rock Ave, there has been an ongoing, dangerous, and illegal construction project happening in West Orange. Just who purchased the property, owns the property, and applied for construction permits? Who approved the permits, and when? Who is monitoring the site as it remains open for children to frequent and explore rock crushers, front loaders, and bulldozers. Playing amongst rebar, foundation pits, and enormous irrigation tubing as the township of West Orange remains quiet and unconcerned...until possible tragedy strikes.

Open Pits. No construction fencing.

Open Site. Boulders to climb on.

Continued Safety Issues

The Only Security System Present

West Orange Zoning Board v. child in wheelchair

On June 21, 2018 the West Orange Zoning Board of Adjustment voted to approve a residential variance so 15-year Ethan can have a wheelchair ramp built at his home. It took three (3) evening meetings, attorneys, architects, engineers, planners, CBS news, and MANY of Ethan's friends, family members, neighbors, and disability advocates to help the Zoning Board approve his ramp. 

CBS News Airs Story exposing Zoning Board's Ethical, Unlawful, & Discriminatory Practices

Videos From Ethan's Hearing Demonstrate Legal and Moral Disconnect by WO Zoning Board

Sunshine Law, American with Disabilities Act, Fair Housing, NJ Common Law...the list goes on.