Essex, Hancock work to be done

It should be a good month for residents of Riverwalk. First, Myron R. Ross Park looks all but completed, and come Monday, the paving of Essex and Hancock streets will begin.

The City Council Tuesday night authorized $125,000 for materials while the labor will be done by the county, according to City Administrator/Redevelopment Director Peter Pelissier. The work is expected to take a few days. The city will continue to pursue Diversified Communities for almost a half-million dollars in improvements, or reimbursement of the improvements. The Redevelopment Agency declared the Parsippany-based developer in default of its redevelopment agreement last month.

Pelissier said other improvements that Diversified is responsible for, such as drainage, will be done after the complaint is settled.