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Controversial Digital Billboard Wins Approval; Matter Still Not Settled

Controversial Digital Billboard Wins Approval; Matter Still Not Settled

An application for a controversial digital billboard near Grant Street and Davidson Avenue was approved Dec. 18 by the Planning Board, but that’s not the final word in the matter. That’s because the issue of the Constitutionality of a township ordinance banning digital billboards is making its way through the state Appellate Court system, with […]

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Redevelopment Agency Gets Update on Churchill-Millstone Redevelopment

Redevelopment Agency Gets Update on Churchill-Millstone Redevelopment

Franklin Township Redevelopment Agency commissioners seemed less than impressed Dec. 16 with an update on progress in the Churchill-Millstone Redevelopment Area. The redevelopment area is roughly 43 acres bordered by Route 27, Berry Street, Millstone Road and an area extending south of Churchill Avenue. Some commissioners were skeptical of plans to build single-family housing on […]

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Builder Wins Approval for Home on Non-Conforming Lot

An application to build a 4,246-square-foot home on an undersized lot on Lenox Avenue was approved Nov. 13 by the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Builder Ronald Snyder will construct a bi-level home on a 75’x 100′ lot, which is half the required size for a home. Kevin O’Brien, a planner hired by Snyder, told the […]

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Township Residents Levine, Chivukula Have Mixed Results in State Legislative Races

Township Residents Levine, Chivukula Have Mixed Results in State Legislative Races

The two township residents running for state Legislative seats had mixed results Nov. 5. Democratic state Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula easily won re-election from the 17th Legislative District with his running mate, Joseph Egan. The two bested Republican challengers Carlo DiLalla of North Brunswick and Sanjay Patel of Piscataway. Straight ballot results – without provisionals or […]

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2013 Elections: Democratic Council Incumbents Sweep; LaCorte, Danielson, Presley Win School Board Seats

2013 Elections: Democratic Council Incumbents Sweep; LaCorte, Danielson, Presley Win School Board Seats

Township voters returned to power Nov. 5 the five Democratic Township Council incumbents as well as current Board of Education president Julia Presley. Also elected to the school board were former board member Nancy LaCorte and newcomer Christine Danielson. Councilman Theodore Chase, (Ward 1), said after the votes were tallied that he was somewhat concerned […]

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Franklin Candidates in Local, Regional and State-Wide Races Nov. 5

Franklin Candidates in Local, Regional and State-Wide Races Nov. 5

We’re coming down to the wire, folks. Election Day is Nov. 5; township residents will not only help pick a governor, state Senator, state Assembly members and county Sheriff, but also new Board of Education and Township Council members. There are also the two public questions, one of which would allow proceeds from games of […]

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Township Council: James Vassanella (D)

Name: James Vassanella Street Address: 39 Austin Ave. Section of Town You Live In: Somerset If incumbent, how many years have you served: Eight. Do you belong to any civic organizations: Cub Scouts pack 195 Little League Lions Club Franklin Soccer President of the Franklin Community Foundation Trustee of the CJHRC- Housing Resource Center and […]

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Township Council: Phil Kramer (D)

Name: Phil Kramer Street Address: 429 Canal Rd. Section of Town You Live In: Somerset If incumbent, how many years have you served: Four Do you belong to any civic organizations: Present Canal Fest Organizing team Cedar Hill Cemetery – Board of Directors Marconi Foundation – Trustee Past US Air Force B52 Pilot Campaign to […]

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Township Council: Raleigh Steinhauer (R)

Name: Raleigh Steinhauer Street Address: 49 Pinecrest Drive Section of Town You Live In: Somerset If not, have you held any elected position before, and if so, what: I have been a Committee person for my district since 2008. Do you belong to any civic organizations: Volunteer for Second Chance for Animals in Franklin. What […]

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Gas Station/Mini-Mart and Retail Building Use Approved by Zoning Board

Gas Station/Mini-Mart and Retail Building Use Approved by Zoning Board

An Englishtown-based developer on Oct. 31 won Zoning Board of Adjustment permission to build a gas station/convenience store and small retail building at the corner of Hamilton Street and Veronica Avenue. But before he can start digging, the developer, Felix Bruselovsky, will have to return to the board for site plan approval, which will include […]

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