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Township Council Puts Another Liquor License Up For Sale

Township Council Puts Another Liquor License Up For Sale

Several months after having sold the first retail consumption liquor license in 13 years, the Township Council on March 12 put another one up for sale. The minimum bid for this one is $225,000, a $25,000 increase over the one sold last November. Bids are due to the Township Clerk’s office by noon on April […]

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Township Council Honors John Clyde With Posthumous Commendation

Township Council Honors John Clyde With Posthumous Commendation

The Township Council on Feb. 12 honored one of their own who died in late January. John Clyde, a former Councilman and Mayor, died Jan. 24 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. A Council member for 16 years, Clyde served as Deputy Mayor in 2000 and Mayor in 2001. Clyde was also active […]

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Defiant Prasad Vows To ‘Fulfill My Term’ Amid Calls To Resign, Accuses Opponents Of Political Grandstanding

Defiant Prasad Vows To ‘Fulfill My Term’ Amid Calls To Resign, Accuses Opponents Of Political Grandstanding

Rejecting repeated calls for his resignation, Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad on Feb. 12 vowed to fill out his term, and accused those who oppose him with “political grandstanding.” Prasad (D-At Large) has been enmeshed in controversy at various times over the last three years, most recently over his handling of the approval process for the […]

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Crystal Pruitt Chosen As Newest Township Council Member

Crystal Pruitt Chosen As Newest Township Council Member

Township Democrats tapped some home-grown talent in picking the newest member of the Township Council on Jan. 22. Township native Crystal Pruitt was unanimously picked by the council to fill in the one-year unexpired term of former Councilwoman Shanel Robinson. Robinson, who held an At-Large seat, is now a Somerset County Freeholder, having won that […]

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Vassanella Named Deputy Mayor At Township Council Reorg; Vacated Seat Not Filled

Vassanella Named Deputy Mayor At Township Council Reorg; Vacated Seat Not Filled

The Township Council picked a Deputy Mayor for 2019 at its Jan. 7 reorganization meeting, but did not choose to fill the seat vacated by the person who held the position last year. The Council also filled a number of positions on the various township boards and commissions, named a municipal court judge, prosecutors and […]

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Prasad Censured; Council Staves Off Last-Minute Attempt To Weaken Admonishment

Prasad Censured; Council Staves Off Last-Minute Attempt To Weaken Admonishment

Despite a last-minute attempt to water it down, a resolution censuring Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad was unanimously passed at the Dec. 11 Council meeting. The resolution expresses the Council’s sense that Prasad (D-At Large) has “engaged in multiple actions in his official capacity as an elected official that are improper for a person in his […]

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Township Council Set To Censure Councilman Prasad For ‘Dishonoring’ His Position

Township Council Set To Censure Councilman Prasad For ‘Dishonoring’ His Position

A vote to censure Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad is scheduled for the council’s Dec. 11 meeting. The agenda item, called an “add-on,” was added to the agenda on Dec. 10. Township Democrats regularly caucus on the Sunday before a council meeting. Prasad (D-At Large) has been courting controversy for the past three years, the most […]

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Email Appears To Show Prasad Sought Township Manager’s Help In Fixing Parking Tickets

Email Appears To Show Prasad Sought Township Manager’s Help In Fixing Parking Tickets

Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad in September appeared to ask for the township manager’s help in fixing several parking tickets issued to parishioners of an East Millstone church. In a response email, Township Manager Robert Vornlocker blasted Prasad, telling him it was “inappropriate” for Prasad to be involved in the matter. Prasad (D-At Large), in a […]

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‘Do Not Knock’ List, Four-Way Stops On Pierce Street Subject Of Ordinances

‘Do Not Knock’ List, Four-Way Stops On Pierce Street Subject Of Ordinances

Ordinances establishing a “Do Not Knock” list for door-to-door vendors and creating four-way stops on Pierce Street were introduced at the Nov. 27 Township Council meeting. Township Councilman James Vassanella (D-Ward 5) said the “Do Not Knock” ordinance would create a master list of residents who do not wish to be solicited by door-to-door vendors. […]

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Councilman Prasad Resumes His Council Business To Mostly Jeers, Some Cheers

Councilman Prasad Resumes His Council Business To Mostly Jeers, Some Cheers

Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad has ended his self-imposed exile from council business, attending the Nov. 27 meeting and facing his supporters and detractors. The embattled Prasad (D-At Large) came under fire in recent months for the way in which he handled the approval process for a proposed “Peace and Non-Violence” monument park on some township […]

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