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Gov. Christie Calls For End To Realty Transfer Fee, Campaign Spending Limits At Town Hall

Gov. Christie Calls For End To Realty Transfer Fee, Campaign Spending Limits At Town Hall

Gov. Chris Christie called for an end to realty transfer fees and limits on campaign spending in a town hall meeting held April 15 at the N.J. National Guard Armory on Hamilton Street. This was the third time Christie has visited the township during his two terms as governor. Christie spoke to the several hundred […]

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Varied Construction Projects On Tap In Township

Varied Construction Projects On Tap In Township

A 3-story hotel, a car care center and a nursing home are just a few of the construction projects planned or underway in the township. Also on tap: a medical office building and the second half of a retail center. Perhaps the most controversial project of the five is the hotel, targeted for 20 Cedar […]

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Hydrant Flushing May Affect Water Color

The township will be flushing fire hydrants from now until April 25, according to a notice from the Department of Public Works. The flushing will occur between 8 p.m. and midnight. Residents may notice that their tap water is discolored the morning after a flush, but that will soon dissipate, the department said. Residents with […]

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FR&A Photo Gallery: Millstone Valley Fire Department, First Aid Squad, Community Honor James E. Fair

FR&A Photo Gallery: Millstone Valley Fire Department, First Aid Squad, Community Honor James E. Fair

James E. Fair, the first black member of the Millstone Valley Fire Department, was remembered April 5 as a man of great integrity and love for his community. Fair eventually rose to become chief of the department which refused him when he first applied in the 1970s. Fair, 67, died Christmas Day 2013 at The […]

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April 10 Homelessness Trust Fund Info Session Set

An information session on and eligibility screening for Somerset County’s Homelessness Trust Fund is set for 6:30-8 p.m. April 10 at the Somerville Library, 35 West End Ave., Somerville. The program offers up to 15 months of rental assistance to working families. “The results speak for themselves,” Freeholder Patricia Walsh, program liaison, said in a […]

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Busy Night For Historic Preservation Advisory Commission

The township’s watchdog of historic sites gave its stamp of approval to a handful of proposals at its April 1 meeting. In addition to granting certificates of appropriateness for new facade plans for the former Unclaimed Freight building on Easton Avenue, commissioners did likewise for the construction of new homes on Williams Street and Neuville […]

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Former ‘Unclaimed Freight’ Building To Get Makeover, New Tenants

Former ‘Unclaimed Freight’ Building To Get Makeover, New Tenants

Changes are underway at the former Unclaimed Freight building on Easton Avenue. Once the home of mainly a discount furniture store, the structure soon will house a gym and will get a completely new facade. Plans for the facade were brought before the township’s Historic Preservation Advisory Commission April 1. The commission needed to review […]

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Pagan Leaves School District For New Position

Pagan Leaves School District For New Position

After seven years with the school district, interim schools Superintendent Evany Pagan is moving on to another position. Pagan, who was assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction before taking on the interim role at the beginning of February, next week will become the assistant superintendent of schools for the Passaic school system. The Hillsborough resident […]

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Franklin Park Resident Becomes First African-American To Lead State Election Officials

Franklin Park Resident Becomes First African-American To Lead State Election Officials

Franklin Park resident Jerry L. Midgette, the Somerset County Election Administrator, is the first African-American elected president of the New Jersey Association of Election Officials. Midgette’s election came during the NJAEO’s annual conference on March 18 in Atlantic City. Midgette, a former election lawyer, is also the first Somerset County election official to lead the […]

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Could There Be A Gov. Holt In New Jersey’s Future? A Talk With Rep. Rush Holt

Could There Be A Gov. Holt In New Jersey’s Future? A Talk With Rep. Rush Holt

U.S. Rep. Rush Holt, D-12, says he hasn’t thought too much about what he’ll do when he leaves Congress next January. “I don’t know if I’ll go back to academia, go to a foundation, work with the (Obama) administration,” he said. How about running for governor? “My next act is very much open,” he said […]

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