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Senior Softball League Reps Looking For Better Field Conditions

Senior Softball League Reps Looking For Better Field Conditions

Two representatives of the township’s Senior Softball League were told November 13 that conditions on their playing fields would improve by next season. The word came from Alice Osipowitz, the township’s recreation director, who told the two representatives that a meeting on park playing field conditions had been held recently, and that maintaining those fields […]

End Is Seen For Boil Water Alert South Of Route 518

End Is Seen For Boil Water Alert South Of Route 518

The end of a temporary boil water alert for nearly 60 properties in the Route 27 area, south of Route 518, could be just weeks away, a state spokesman said on Aug. 28 The 58 properties have been on the boil water alert since July, when issues with the state Department of Transportation’s 10 Mile […]

County Previews Upcoming Amwell Road Construction Work

County Previews Upcoming Amwell Road Construction Work

Sometime near the end of 2020, a 1.25-mile stretch of Amwell Road will look different than it does today. That’s because the road will be widened, repaved and have added to it ample shoulders for bicycle lanes. The project was previewed March 28 in the Township Council chamber by members of the Somerset County Engineering […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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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