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Contract to Repave Part of Canal Road Awarded to Somerville Firm

A Somerville firm is the winner of a nearly $400,000 contract to repave part of Canal Road and Market Street. The Township Council at its Sept. 24 meeting awarded Top Line Construction the $380,334.37 contract to repave Canal Road from Blackwells Mills Road to Market Street, and also market Street. Township manager Bob Vornlocker said […]

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Council to Purchase Nearly $300,000 in Goods and Services, Including Dump Truck

Nearly $300,000 in purchases were approved at the Sept. 24 Township Council meeting. The big ticket on the agenda was for a dump truck with snow plow from Cambria Truck Center for $143,773. Also on the council’s shopping list were nine APX mobile radios from Motorola for $60,369.80; a set of FCS TriCorr Touch Correlator […]

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Bill Grippo Honored for July Fourth Fundraising

Bill Grippo Honored for July Fourth Fundraising

Former Township Councilman and prolific fundraiser Bill Grippo was honored at the Sept. 24 Township Council meeting for his efforts in raising money for the annual 4th of July celebration. Councilman Carl R.A. Wright, D-Ward 1, presented the citation on behalf of the council. Wright noted that Grippo’s efforts resulted in the celebrations being held […]

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UPDATE: Resolution Urging State Legislature to Override Christie Same-Sex Marriage Veto Pulled for Lack of Support

UPDATE: Resolution Urging State Legislature to Override Christie Same-Sex Marriage Veto Pulled for Lack of Support

UPDATE: A resolution urging state Legislators to override Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a bill recognizing same-sex marriage died before the Sept. 24 meeting because the all-Democratic Township Council did not support it, its sponsor said. Councilman Theodore Chase, D-Ward 1, said he pulled the resolution because he knew it wasn’t going to get the […]

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Wyckoff-Garretson House to get $53,000 Refurbishment

Wyckoff-Garretson House to get $53,000 Refurbishment

The historic Wyckoff-Garretson Wagon and Barn House on South Middlebush Road will get a $53,000 fix-up, thanks to a grant recently received by the Meadows Foundation. The $53,380 grant is from the Somerset County Open Space, Recreation, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund. The Meadows Foundation’s grant was one of six totaling $895,000 awarded by […]

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Gunther Farm Lease to be Put Up at Auction

The farming lease for Gunther Farm will be put out to bid, now that the last lease has been rescinded by the Township Council. The council voted at its Sept. 10 meeting to rescind the lease that was held by GM Hay and Straw. The five-year lease on the 75-acre property was due to expire […]

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Water Main Project Cost Boosted by $430,000, to $1.2 Million

Outdated cost estimates for a water main interconnection with the New Brunswick water utility have boosted the project’s cost by about $430,000. The Township Council at its Sept. 10 meeting passed on second reading a bond ordinance for the additional amount. That brings the total for the project to about $1.2 million, according to the […]

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Oversight Leads to Additional $7,800 for Police Department Roof Work

Oversight Leads to Additional $7,800 for Police Department Roof Work

An additional $7,800 for the new police department roof was approved at the Township Council’s Sept. 10 meeting. The additional appropriation brings the project’s total to $124,035. Township Manager Bob Vornlocker said the increase was needed because of an oversight. “Part of the construction was inadvertently left off the list when the (bond) ordinance was […]

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Paving of Parts of JFK Boulevard Has Begun

Paving of Parts of JFK Boulevard Has Begun

Navigating JFK Boulevard over the next couple of weeks will be dicey, as a good chunk of the road undergoes a rehab. Work has begun on the first phase of the resurfacing project. That first phase stretches from New Brunswick to Webster roads, said Township Manager Bob Vornlocker. The second phase will extend from Webster […]

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Grant Applications Approved for Road Work, Forestry Management Plan

Grant applications for resurfacing part of JFK Boulevard and creating a forest management plan were approved Sept. 10 by the Township Council. The JFK application, submitted to the state Department of Transportation, would be used for resurfacing JFK from Webster to Renfro roads. The second grant application is for the state’s 2013 Green Communities program. […]

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