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Griggstown Volunteer Fire Company Dedicates New Pumper Truck

Griggstown Volunteer Fire Company Dedicates New Pumper Truck

Members of the Griggstown Volunteer Fire Company capped off a three-year effort June 16 with the dedication of their new pumper truck. Technically, it’s called a Pierce-Arrow PUC Pumper, with the PUC being an acronym for Pierce Ultimate Configuration. The truck “allows us to put the maximum amount of equipment into the smallest piece of […]

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School District, Township, Discussing Land Swap For Some Consolata Property

School District, Township, Discussing Land Swap For Some Consolata Property

A deal through which the school district and township would swap land – leading to a new home for the district’s administration – could soon come to fruition. Under the deal’s terms, the township would be given the building and property at 1755 Amwell Road – the old Middlebush School – in return for giving […]

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Township Council Changes Funding Method Of Consolata Property Purchase

Township Council Changes Funding Method Of Consolata Property Purchase

As promised, the Township Council Oct. 24 began the process to change the way it will fund the purchase of the 65-acre Consolata property on Route 27. The $14,090,000 price for the property was initially funded from the township’s capital account. Mayor Phil Kramer said in May that that would probably change. On Oct. 24, […]

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Video Story: Township Firefighters Train To Save Their Lives

Video Story: Township Firefighters Train To Save Their Lives

Firefighters from East Franklin and Community fire departments converged on the Rutgers Plaza parking lot Oct. 7 for training in newly purchased gear designed to save their lives. Called bailout gear, the equipment consists of rope, a hook, a device to aid in descending the rope and a carabiner, which is a metal lop that […]

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Bunker Hill Road Resurfacing Set To Start Sept. 29

Bunker Hill Road Resurfacing Set To Start Sept. 29

The resurfacing of Bunker Hill Road from Canal Road to Route 27 is set to start during the evening of Sept. 29. The work will also encompass part of Canal Road and the Griggstown Causeway, according to an announcement from the township. Work will be done from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Friday, […]

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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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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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Get Ready For The Mess; South Middlebush Road To Be Closed For Three Months

Get Ready For The Mess; South Middlebush Road To Be Closed For Three Months

A three-month bridge replacement project – slated to start June 28 – is expected to cause massive delays along South Middlebush Road and surrounding roads. Come mid-September, according to the plan, the $745,000 project will result in a brand-new, wider bridge, according to documents on file with the Somerset County Public Works Department. During the […]

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Stalled (Again) Route 518 Bridge Replacement Project Could Re-Start This Week

Stalled (Again) Route 518 Bridge Replacement Project Could Re-Start This Week

Work on the Route 518 bridge is expected to resume this week, nearly two weeks after contractors found traces of a possible carcinogen in the ground around the construction area. Workers found creosote, a wood preservation chemical, in the ground and water near the bridge earlier this month. Work was immediately stopped so that an […]

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