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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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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Outdated cost estimates for a water main interconnection with the New Brunswick water utility have boosted the project’s cost by about $430,000.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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Council Votes to Spend $135,000 on Equipment

More than $135,000 in purchases and leases were approved Sept. 10 by the Township Council. Topping the council’s shopping list was $59,000 for Panasonic Toughbook in-car computers and $18,727.80 for two Zero-Turn mowers. Other items on the list were: A salt spreader for $14,128 GPS survey equipment for $13,195 A center post variable message sign […]



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Township exploring ‘predictive policing’

Could township police one day “predict” where crime is going to happen? Representatives from PredPol, the company that has developed software it claims can predict crime, have met with several township officials and others, including Chief of Police Lawrence W. Roberts, have viewed a Web-based presentation on the product. The meetings were held at the […]



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Council Takes First Steps for Little Rocky Hill Water Main

Relief is on tap for residents of Little Rocky Hill, now that the Township Council has taken the first steps in replacing the Route 27 water main. The council at its August meeting introduced a $210,000 ordinance for engineering work for the new main, and passed a resolution giving that engineering work to Hatch Mott […]



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