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Judge Denies Reviving Homeowner's Appeal; Piscataway House Demolished for Sewer Project

September 28, 2021

PISCATAWAY, NJ — Piscataway officials moved forward with demolition of a River Road house at the center of a case filed by the homeowner who said the township illegally used eminent domain laws to obtain it for a proposed sewer project.

The two-story house located at 1126 River Road at Sutphen Road was torn down on Monday despite Andrew and Cindy Paglia’s claim that the township ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation Strengthening High School Student-Athlete and Cheerleader Concussion Protocols

NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation designed to strengthen concussion protocols for high school student-athletes and cheerleaders with the goal of ensuring they can safely return to academic and sports activities after suffering such head injuries.

Under the legislation, student-athletes and cheerleaders who suffer a concussion would be prohibited from returning to ...

East End: Photo Updates on Redevelopment Projects in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ — A number of redevelopment projects are underway in Plainfield. Following is a brief overview of some of those on the East End of town, including the Wawa retail location with gas pumps as you head towards Fanwood on South Avenue, and 1000 North Avenue, adjacent to Seidler Field and next to the Netherwood train station, that initially included plans for retail and a ...

'Let's Roll' - NJ Resident Todd Beamer Helped to Retake United Flight 93 on September 11th, 2001

CRANBURY, NJ -  On September 11th, 2001 a Cranbury resident was one of the many brave passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 who tried to take control of the hijacked plane and crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Todd Beamer had lived in Cranbury for a year with his wife and two children before being killed in the crash.

Beamer was born in Flint, Michigan in 1968. He graduated ...

Witherspoon's Future: Part 1 - Can it Survive By Putting Pedestrians Ahead of Cars?

If we were back in the late 1990s or early 2000s, we could imagine the first block of Witherspoon Street, from Nassau to Spring Street, as a design challenge worthy of playing in SimCity, the video game popular back then. Which version do you think will work best?

1.) Witherspoon Street, as it used to be? A two-way street with parking on both sides.

2.) Witherspoon Street much as it is ...

Livingston Robotics Team's Pedestrian-Safety System Named Semifinalist in National Competition

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of Livingston’s Exit 65A Robotics—a collaboration between the all-girls Exit 5A Robotics and all-boys Exit 6 Robotics teams—were recently honored for being selected as one of 35 semifinalists in a nationwide “InvenTeams” program through the Lemelson Foundation and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Lemelson-MIT).

After the ...

Judges Rule In Favor of Newark’s Vaccine Mandate After Challenge From Police, Fire Union Leaders

NEWARK, NJ — A three-judge panel ruled on Monday that the city of Newark can enact a vaccine mandate and require employees to provide proof of vaccination after local police and fire unions last month challenged the city’s order.

The ruling from the appellate panel reversed a prior ruling issued by the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) that the city must negotiate ...

Bayonne Turbine Problems: The Answer is Blowing in the Wind

BAYONNE, NJ - Problems with Bayonne’s infamous wind turbine came to a head at the Sept. 22 Bayonne Council meeting when Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski questioned why now-former director of municipal services Tim Boyle was negotiating with potential turbine companies without prior council approval.

Boyle, who acknowledged that some of the $66,000 authorized to obtain legal ...

Watchung Board of Education Approves $15M Referendum Proposal

WATCHUNG, NJ — The Watchung Board of Education voted 6-2 at its last meeting to go ahead with a $15 million bond referendum to undertake various improvements, alterations, renovations, and upgrades at Bayberry Elementary School and Valley View Middle School.  Board members Jessica Ingrassia and Amber Murad were the two no votes. 

Watchung voters will go to the polls on ...

Sparta Township Council to Amend Ordinance Restricting Trucks in Residential Neighborhood

SPARTA, NJ – Trucks will no longer be able to travel on Fiddlers Way and McCloud Lane if the township council passes an ordinance amending Sparta Land Use.  At the last meeting the council members approved the introduction of Ordinance 21-16 that would prohibit trucks over four tons from driving on those two roads but the moratorium would be lifted from White Lake Road.

Councilman ...

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