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Township Council: Theodore Chase, Jr. (D)

Name: Theodore Chase, Jr. Street Address: 159 Georgetown Rd. Section of Town You Live In: Southern end, receives mail with Princeton address If incumbent, how many years have you served: 4 years Do you belong to any civic organizations: Planning Board 1996-to date Environmental Commission, 1996-2009 (now Council liaison to) Open Space Committee, 2001-2009 (now […]

Booker Crushes Lonegan in Franklin Township

Democratic U.S. Senator-elect Cory Booker barely lost Somerset County to his Republican opponent, Steve Lonegan in the Oct. 16 special election, but he trounced him in the township. Unofficial results from the Somerset County Clerk’s Office show that Booker garnered 7,731 votes to Lonegan’s 3,438 in Franklin. A total of 11,296 of the township’s 40,072 […]

Video: Schools Superintendent Lashes Out at Critics

Embattled schools Superintendent Edward Seto used his porti0n of the Oct. 17 Board of Education meeting to fire back at his detractors. The school board in September voted to not offer Seto another contract when his expires at the end of this school year. Seto, reading from a prepared statement, answered some of his critics […]

Approved Warehouse Parking Lot Plan Includes Removal of 900 Trees

A plan to provide for tractor-trailer parking at a Clyde Road warehouse – including the removal of about 900 trees from the property – won Planning Board approval at its Oct. 16 meeting. The 40-year-old warehouse at 60 Clyde Road needs tractor-trailer parking to remain competitive, the applicant’s attorney, Peter Lanfrit, told the board. “He’s […]

Medical Office Building Wins Planning Board Approval

Medical Office Building Wins Planning Board Approval

A proposal to build a two-story, 22,000-square-foot medical office building on Veronica Avenue won Planning Board approval at the Oct. 16 meeting. The proposal, submitted by Dr. Didier Demesmin of University Pain Medicine Center, sparked some conversation by the board members over the proposed number of parking spaces before it won approval. Demesmin’s plan is […]

Rep. Rush Holt: ‘Extreme Minority’ to Blame for Government Shutdown

Following is a statement by U.S. Rep. Rush Holt, D-NJ 12, released after his vote to end the government shutdown: “This bill ends an unnecessary, self-induced crisis.  It fails to end sequestration’s painful cuts in government services.  It fails to invest in creating new jobs.  It follows costly weeks of government shutdown and unnerving the […]

Poll: Booker Extends Lead Over Lonegan in U.S. Senate Race

With the Oct. 16 special U.S. Senate election looming, Democrat Cory Booker has increased his lead over Republican Steve Lonegan, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton poll. The poll shows the Newark mayor with a 58 percent to 36 percent lead over the former Bogota mayor in the race to succeed the late Frank Lautenberg. The […]

Health Insurance Marketplace: What’s Your Experience?

Health Insurance Marketplace: What’s Your Experience?

Well, the Health Insurance Marketplace opened up this morning, and it looks like they still have a few bugs to work out in the application system. Personally, I’ve tried to sign up about six times, but always get stuck at the “Security Questions” section. What’s been your experience? Have you been able to register? Share […]

Rep. Rush Holt Statement: Tea Party Extremists Threaten Economic Catastrophe

Rep. Rush Holt, D-NJ, released the following statement at about 12:30 a.m., some 45 minutes after President Obama ordered the federal government to begin shutting down: “To pass a law, our Constitution says that you need the approval of the House, the Senate, and the President. “The Tea Party doesn’t control the Senate, the presidency, […]

Smith, Levine Face Off in First Senatorial Debate

Smith, Levine Face Off in First Senatorial Debate

It was billed as a debate between the two state Senate candidates for the 17th Legislative District, but it ended up being more of a policy discussion. To be sure, there were differences in the stands taken by Democratic incumbent Sen. Robert Smith and his Republican challenger, township Mayor Brian Levine, but there was none […]