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Gubernatorial Candidate Phil Murphy Headlines Danielsen Fundraiser

Gubernatorial Candidate Phil Murphy Headlines Danielsen Fundraiser

With just over three weeks to go until the general election, township Democrats got a boost Oct. 12 by a visit from their gubernatorial candidate. Phil Murphy, the former ambassador and now the state Democrat’s hope to retake the governor’s office, showed up at a fundraiser for the Democrats’ 17th Legislative District candidates, state Sen. […]



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‘House Built With Magic’ Event Set For Stop & Shop Easton Avenue Parking Lot

‘House Built With Magic’ Event Set For Stop & Shop Easton Avenue Parking Lot

Part of the Stop & Shop parking lot on Easton Avenue will become a construction area for a new Habitat for Humanity home. The “House Built With Magic” event will run from about 8 a.m. Oct. 12 through 3 p.m. Oct. 13. It is sponsored by Stop & Shop, Magic 98.3 and WCTC to benefit […]



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Planning Board Sends ‘McMansion’ Developer Back To Drawing Board

Planning Board Sends ‘McMansion’ Developer Back To Drawing Board

The Planing Board on Oct. 4 sent a Piscataway resident back to the drawing board after refusing to act on her application to build a new house on Wilson Road. To say some board members felt the planned 3,500-square-foot house was a bad fit for the neighborhood would be an understatement. “This is a freaking […]



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New ‘Buster’ Soaries Project Among Two Heard By Zoning Board

New ‘Buster’ Soaries Project Among Two Heard By Zoning Board

The Zoning Board of Adjustment on Oct. 5 heard details of two more mixed-use developments targeted for the Hamilton Street Business District zone. No action was taken on either application because both needed what planners and the attorney called tweaking of the architectural plans. Both applications are expected to be voted upon at the board’s […]



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Plan For 32 Homes At Cedar Grove Lane And Amwell Road Endorsed By Planning Board

Plan For 32 Homes At Cedar Grove Lane And Amwell Road Endorsed By Planning Board

A plan to cluster 32 homes at the corner of Cedar Grove Lane and Amwell Road received an endorsement from the Planning Board Oct. 4. In giving its endorsement, the board also recommended that about 11 acres of planned open space be kept where originally targeted at the southern end of the roughly 39-acre property, […]



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Township Council Commends Eagle Scout, Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Township Council Commends Eagle Scout, Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

An Eagle Scout and the leader of a township-based cancer support organization were in the spotlight at the Sept. 26 Township Council meeting. Joseph Repsher, an Eagle Scout with Boy Scout Troop 113, chartered by Somerset Presbyterian Church, was commended for attaining the highest rank in scouting, and Dorothy Reed, co-founder and president of the […]



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National Voter Registration Day; Are You Registered?

National Voter Registration Day; Are You Registered?

National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 26. To register to vote, you must: Be a United States’ citizen Be 17 years old, although you may not vote until you turn 18 Be a resident of Somerset County for at least 30 days before the election Not currently serving a sentence, probation or parole because of […]



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Zoning Board Begins Hearings On Mosque’s Proposed School

Zoning Board Begins Hearings On Mosque’s Proposed School

Zoning Board of Adjustment members got their first peek Sept. 21 at plans for a 32,000-square-foot school proposed by officials of the Masjid-e-Ali mosque on Cedar Grove Lane. Board members heard from only one witness, architect Yogesh Mistry, because a prior application received a long hearing. Mistry told the board that the proposed Pre-K through […]



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Franklin Day Festival Draws Estimated 20,000 People For Food, Music, Games And Vendors

Franklin Day Festival Draws Estimated 20,000 People For Food, Music, Games And Vendors

An estimated 20,000 people made their way to Colonial Park Sept. 23 for the fourth annual Franklin Day Festival in Colonial Park. Festival-goers were treated to a variety of events, from musical acts, to cultural performances, games, activities, a classic car show and, of course, food. There were also dozens of vendors, from crafters to […]



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Ananda Mandir Temple Expansion Gets Zoning Board Approval

Ananda Mandir Temple Expansion Gets Zoning Board Approval

It was a bumpy ride, but representatives of the Anana Mandir finally did get the OK to expand their Cedar Grove Lane temple on Sept. 21. Members of the Zoning Board of Adjustment didn’t make it easy, questioning the temple’s representatives on several aspects of the application, and noting that there have been problems at […]



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