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Middlebush Park Concession Stand Ready For Use

Middlebush Park Concession Stand Ready For Use

The long-awaited concession stand at Middlebush Park is ready for use. That was the word Sept. 19 from Township Manager Robert Vornlocker. The stand, which cost about $500,000, was hoped to have been operational by the beginning of the month. But, as Vornlocker explained to the Township Council on Sept. 12, there were some issues. […]

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South Middlebush Road Reopens, Township Residents Rejoice

South Middlebush Road Reopens, Township Residents Rejoice

South Middlebush Road was reopened on Sept. 1, to the apparent delight of many township residents. A part of the road was closed June 28 for a complete bridge replacement over the Six Mile Run. The project, managed by Somerset County, was projected to cost about $745,000, and necessitated the closure of the road between […]

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Queens Bridge Closed Sept. 8; Expected To Last Two Months

Queens Bridge Closed Sept. 8; Expected To Last Two Months

The Queens Bridge between South Bound Brook and Bound Brook is expected to be closed at 9 p.m. Sept. 8 for emergency repairs. The repairs should last about two months, said Stephen Schapiro, a spokesman for the state Department of Transportation. Schapiro said the work will not entail a replacement of the bridge, just repairs […]

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School Board Set To Vote On Superintendent’s 2017-18 Merit Goals

School Board Set To Vote On Superintendent’s 2017-18 Merit Goals

The Board of Education is set to vote Aug. 24 on a set of merit goals for schools Superintendent John Ravally that could be worth nearly $30,000. State law permits boards of education to approve merit bonuses for school superintendents, based on percentages of the superintendents’  salary. Ravally is in the first year of a […]

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Dump Trucks, Police Radio Systems Upgrade Among Items Purchased By Township Council

Dump Trucks, Police Radio Systems Upgrade Among Items Purchased By Township Council

Among the goods and services purchased were: $36,700 for shade trees for Middlebush Park from Northern Nurseries of Somerset. The cost is for the trees only, the township’s Department of Public Works will plant them. $73,742.58 for two 2017 10-foot Stainless Steel Dump Bodies, $36,871.29 each. The bodies will be installed on: Two 2018 Model […]

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Coming Soon To Airwaves: Township Emergency AM Radio Station

Coming Soon To Airwaves: Township Emergency AM Radio Station

A $73,000 contract to create an AM radio station for the township was awarded to a Michigan-based company by the Township Council. The station – the frequency of which has not yet been determined – is mainly envisioned to serve as a way to reach township residents with important information during emergencies, especially during widespread […]

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Township Council Approves $242,000 In CDBG Grants

Township Council Approves $242,000 In CDBG Grants

More than $240,000 in Community Development Block Grant applications were approved Aug. 8 by the Township Council. CDBG grants, as they are known, originate at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and are used to help communities “address a wide range of unique community development needs,” according to the program’s web site. According […]

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Claremont Road School Construction Irks Neighbors

Claremont Road School Construction Irks Neighbors

Construction workers at the Claremont Road School site are ruffling the feathers of some of their neighbors. Two Marion Avenue residents appeared at the July 27 Board of Education meeting to ask the board members’ help with some issues with the workers. The residents were introduced by Lakeside Avenue resident Daryl Kipnis, an attorney who […]

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Queens Bridge Repair Schedule ‘Not Yet Determined’

Queens Bridge Repair Schedule ‘Not Yet Determined’

Despite announcements released by Bound Brook officials, a final schedule for the repair work to the Queens Bridge has not yet been determined, according to a state spokesman. The bridge, which connects South Bound Brook and Bound Brook, is scheduled for “high priority structural repairs,” according to an announcement from Bound Brook. The announcement also […]

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Township Council Green-Lights Final Planning Of Catalpa Park

Township Council Green-Lights Final Planning Of Catalpa Park

Catalpa Park could be open by the fall of 2018, now that the Township Council has green-lighted the final concept plan. The park’s two cricket pitches – the source of much of the controversy over the park during the past three years – should be ready for play by the spring of 2019, according to […]

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