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Raritan Planning Board Approves Settlement for Affordable Housing at 2nd Avenue Redevelopment Property

November 15, 2017

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Planning Board voted unanimously Nov. 9 to approve a settlement with the Fair Share Housing Center regarding affordable units offered through the redevelopment of a property at Second Avenue and Third Street.

According to planning board attorney Susan Rubright, the application for 276 units on the property that is in need of redevelopment was approved in early ...

Grant Goes to County Historical Society for Van Veghten Repairs

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Historical Society has received a $24,000 grant from the county to be used for the Derrick Van Veghten House, on East Main Street in Bridgewater.

According to a release from the county, the grant is being given to the Somerset County Historical Society for replacement of the east wing roof due to recent wind damage because of poor general condition ...

Bridgewater Approves Resolutions for Almost $1 Million in Road Improvements

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council recently approved a series of resolutions for road improvement projects totaling nearly $930,000.

 

A total of seven resolutions were originally discussed at the council’s Oct. 12 agenda session, and then collectively ratified Oct. 16 by all five council members.

 

The first resolution awarded a contract for ...

Bridgewater Council Approves Zoning Change for Office, Research and Development District

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council ratified an ordinance Oct. 16 to amend the town zoning map for a newly-created zoning district that will encompass office, research and development (ORD). 

The ordinance, which was introduced in mid September, was passed by a 4–1 vote, with councilman Filipe Pedroso giving the lone vote against. It is expected to be consistent ...

Bridgewater Extends Option to Purchase Milltown Road Property for Potential Train Station

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council authorized the extension of an option agreement with Rendas Partnership, LLP for the property at 360 Milltown Road, for the option price of $10,000 until Sept. 23, 2018.

The property was originally optioned in 2014 with a goal of potentially turning the property into a NJ Transit Train Station. An original ordinance provided an option to ...

Bridgewater Council Approves Police Vehicle Purchases and More

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council unanimously approved a series of resolutions that will bring four new police vehicles to the municipality, while refunding sewer billing for a former business, and also authorizing a change order for a maintenance bond concerning Country Club Road.

The seven resolutions were passed together, as a package, by the five council members in a short ...

Bridgewater Tables Ordinance on How to Keep, Harvest Chickens

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Chickens and the keeping of them was part of the order of the evening at a work session meeting of the Bridgewater Township Council Sept. 28. 

In the end, a proposed ordinance on the issues was tabled for now, although the measure could be revisited at a later date.

The ordinance discussed was in regards to agriculture, specifically permission to keep and harvest ...

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