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Frustration Over Levin Rutgers Plaza Proposal Bubbles Over At Council Meeting

Frustration Over Levin Rutgers Plaza Proposal Bubbles Over At Council Meeting

The topic of what’s to be done with the former K Mart building in Rutgers Plaza generated some spirited discussion at the November 10 Township Council meeting. The topic was broached by several members of the Franklin Township Chamber of Commerce, who asked the Council to work with the property owner, Levin Property Management, to […]

Canal Walk Anti-Warehouse Group Presents Township Council With ‘Wish-List’

Canal Walk Anti-Warehouse Group Presents Township Council With ‘Wish-List’

Canal Walk residents opposed to what they call warehouse sprawl in the township presented the Township Council on November 10 with a “wish-list” of actions they say would protect residents from the ill effects of warehouses. The group, calling itself the Citizens Warehouse Action Group, came together in the summer in the wake of an […]

Township Council Approves Two Contracts

Township Council Approves Two Contracts

Contracts worth more than $430,000 were approved October 11 by the Township Council. The largest of the two, for $363,746.70, was for lighting for a Franklin Township Little League field at the DeKalb Avenue baseball complex. The baseball contract was awarded to Helias Construction of Cedar Park, Texas. The contract was issued through the Educational […]

Township Council Acts On Ordinances

Township Council Acts On Ordinances

Ordinances creating a mid-block crosswalk and banning parking on one side of a township road saw Township Council action at the October 11 meeting. The Council approved on second reading an ordinance that creates a mid-block crosswalk on Rutgers Boulevard, near Schoolhouse Road. The Council also introduced on first reading an ordinance banning parking on […]

Township Council Acknowledges Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sister 2 Sister Organization

Township Council Acknowledges Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sister 2 Sister Organization

The Township Council on October 11 formally declared October as Breast Cancer Awareness month in the township, and gave a nod to a local organization helping women going through the disease. Dorothy Reed, president of Sister 2 Sister, a Hamilton Street-based organization that provides various forms of support to women experiencing breast cancer, was on […]

Six More Cannabis Business Applications Pass Township Council Muster

Six More Cannabis Business Applications Pass Township Council Muster

Map showing where retail applications for cannabis business would be located. Another six applications for cannabis businesses were voted on by the Township Council at its October 11 meeting. The applicants – five of which were for retail business licenses and one of which was for a cultivator, manufacturer, wholesaler and distributor license – needed […]

Township Council Nixes Private Meeting With Rutgers Plaza Owner Over Zoning Change

Township Council Nixes Private Meeting With Rutgers Plaza Owner Over Zoning Change

The idea of a private meeting involving some Township Council members and the owner of the Rutgers Plaza to discuss the latter’s plans for the former K-Mart building were nixed by the Council at its September 28 meeting. It was not known which Council members would have attended the meeting with Levin Management and its […]

Township Council Votes On 38 More Potential Cannabis Businesses

Township Council Votes On 38 More Potential Cannabis Businesses

Retail Cannabis Application Sites Another 38 applicants for cannabis businesses were certified as having met Township regulations at the September 14 Township Council meeting. Of that total, 34 of the applications are for retail business licenses and four are for cultivator, manufacturer, wholesaler and distributor licenses. The applications are before the state Cannabis Regulatory Commission […]

Township Faces At Least Six Lawsuits Over Warehouse Ordinance

Township Faces At Least Six Lawsuits Over Warehouse Ordinance

The township’s new ordinance limiting where warehouses can be built has spawned at least six lawsuits asking for it to be struck down due to the way in which it was created, introduced and adopted. The suits were filed between August 30 and September 2 and name the Township, Planning Board and the Mayor and […]

Mother Of Accident Victim: Fix The Jacques Lane/Canal Road Intersection

Mother Of Accident Victim: Fix The Jacques Lane/Canal Road Intersection

The mother of a 23-year-old township woman whose car plunged into the Delaware & Raritan Canal at Jacques Lane and Canal Road pleaded with the Township Council on August 9 to replace a barrier at that intersection. Sara Goyal was able to extricate herself from her car with the use of a glass-breaking tool and […]

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