Monday, May 13, 2013
It is part of an application for three new homes off Somerville Road.
With the application for three houses to be built off Somerville Road approved pending the vacation of nearby streets, the council introduced an ordinance at the May 6 meeting that would allow for the closing of portions of Plainfield, Brunswick and Dunellen avenues. The planning board previously approved an application from Genova Built LLC for a subdivision with three new homes. That approval is pending approval from the council for the building of a new road and vacation of the others. According to Genova Built president Thomas Genova, the vacation of the streets is necessary in order to ensure that the properties comply with township regulations on lot sizes. If the vacation of the streets is not approved, the application will require …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
One resident has asked the township to look into how many are out around Bridgewater.
A number of streetlights throughout the township are constantly out, leaving certain areas in the dark, according to resident George Jones. At a recent township council meeting, Jones said he has noticed that about 10 percent of the street lights throughout the township are out most of the time. “I urge you to check one street at a time and see what you think,” he said. Township administrator James Naples said residents can report any street lights that are out directly to the power company, PSE&G. Or, Naples said, they can report it to the township, who will pass on the information. So let’s get a list together, Bridgewater. Are there street lights near your house that are constantly out?
Full slate of candidates expected to face off in General Election in November.
Next Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in the Primary Election, to be held June 4. The Somerset County offices on Grove Street will have extended hours, from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday for anyone still looking to register. There will be no local race in this year’s primary as Republicans and Democrats each submitted three candidates for the three available seats. Incumbent Republicans Allen Kurdyla, Howard Norgalis and Filipe Pedroso will be challenged by Democrats George Jones, Bill Metz and Mary Pranzatelli. Independent candidates have until 4 p.m. June 4 to file nominating petitions to be on the November ballot. For more information on registering to vote, click here.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Governor chides reporters for obsessing about 'silly,' 'shallow' subject, says he is not a role model
Gov. Chris Christie reluctantly fielded reporters’ questions Tuesday about his February Lap-Band surgery, but said he would not be providing the public with any news as he heads towards his weight-loss goal, which he pointedly refused to disclose. "This is it. You ask me any more questions about this, I’m not answering,” Christie said during a groundbreaking ceremony at a Newark vocational high school. "I’m not going to be giving you all updates as this goes along. ... I’m not giving people a day-by-day, week-by-week, blow by blow," he said, adding, "I don’t care to be a role model for anyone. This is an intensely personal issue." The governor told the New York Post Monday night he’d had Lap-Band surgery in February because of concerns …
Governor tells New York Post that Lap-Band procedure was done at the urging of his family. An NYU doctor made house calls to Christie's Mendham home to not draw attention to the surgery.
Gov. Chris Christie underwent stomach-shrinking Lap-Band surgery in February, he confirmed to the New York Post on Monday night while refuting speculation that he was slimming down for a White House run in 2016. Christie quietly had the Lap-Band — or laparoscopic adjustable gastric binding —procedure done in a New York hospital, telling the paper that he agreed to the surgery at the urging of his family after turning 50 in September. Sean Conner, a spokesperson for Christie, confirmed the story to Patch Tuesday. The governor insisted that the Lap-Band was not inserted to help him lose weight in the run-up to 2016. "I know it sounds crazy to say that running for president is minor, but in the grand scheme of things, it was looking at Mary …
The council introduced its salary ordinance this week.
Salaries for department heads in the township will increase by 2 percent if the township council approves an ordinance setting compensations for municipal employees. The council unanimously introduced the ordinance at Monday’s meeting. “In general, we are recommending a 2 percent increase for department heads,” said township administrator James Naples. “The council and mayor compensations remain the same, and the prosecutor is paid by contract.” Naples said that none of the salaries will affect the budget because these figures and increases were already figured in to it before it was approved. “This will not increase the budget,” he said. The public hearing for the ordinance will be held May 20. The salary breakdowns are as follows: …
Friday, May 3, 2013
U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance addresses banking reform, immigration at Warren town hall meeting.
U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance burnished his reputation as a fiscal conservative in Congress during a town hall meeting in Warren Wednesday, with about 50 residents on hand. In response to questions from residents, Lance said he still opposes the Federal Reserve Bank's quantitative easing program, and said he believes the biggest impediment to economic growth is the malaise of uncertainty hanging over the nation. "Seven of 10 jobs that will be created in this country will be created by small business—and small business is waiting on the sidelines in so many ways because it does not know what is going to happen with regard to tax policy, and it does not know what's going to happen with the president's health care legislation," Lance said, in …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Developer gets approval from planning board for construction near Bridgewater Senior Center.
Genova Built LLC is planning to build a new road with three residential homes off Old Somerville Road near the Bridgewater Senior Center. The planning board granted approval for the construction at the April 22 meeting, pending further approvals required from the township council concerning the surrounding roads. According to Thomas Genova, president of the company, they are looking to create three different lots on the property, and create Harrison Court, a new road to service the three properties. “It is named after Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd president of the United States,” he said. With the planning board recommending its approval, the township council will now be required to approve the street name before the builder can move forward…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The $1.2 million ad buy shows road to New Jerseyans' optimism in their state.
In Gov. Chris Christie's first television ad of his 2013 re-election campaign, the governor's leadership style is credited for renewing New Jersey residents' pride in their state after years of overtaxation and too much government spending. "Jersey Proud" shows how bipartisan reforms have helped "to strengthen New Jersey's future," according to the Christie campaign.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The opening on Route 22 was held Saturday.
- On NJ.Com
Sunday, April 28