Cranford Township Committee Introduces Birchwood Redevelopment Plan

November 14, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee introduced an ordinance to approve the redevelopment plan for the Birchwood Avenue site at Monday night’s meeting.

The meeting on Monday night was a combined workshop session and official meeting. A review of the redevelopment plan was presented during the workshop session and put to vote during the official meeting.

A full ...

Hillsborough: Landmark Water Tower Along Route 206 Torn Down and Dismantled

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Looming over the former GSA complex along Route 206 since World War II, the water storage tower had grown obsolete years ago.

It had always been a roost for pigeons, hawks and other birds of prey, affording an expansive view of the township, nearby Manville and beyond. In more recent years, it had sprouted an odd assortment of satellite dishes and repeaters used by ...

Hartz Mountain Requests Adjournment for Redevelopment Application

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee announced that Hartz Mountain has requested to adjourn its application to the committee until further notice.

The company submitted an application to develop more than 900 apartment units at 750 Walnut Avenue, which is currently a commercial zone.

“Hartz has requested that their request for redevelopment be adjourned until further ...

Owners of Westfield's ‘Watcher House’ Considering Appeal After Judge Dismisses Lawsuit

WESTFIELD, NJ — The current owners of the notorious “Watcher House” at 657 Boulevard are considering an appeal after Superior Court Judge Camille M. Kenny dismissed the civil lawsuit against the former owners on Wednesday, according to the family’s attorney, Lee Levitt.

In a statement provided by the Broaddus family to their attorney, they maintain that, in ...

Cranford Planning Board to Postpone Hartz Mountain Hearing

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Planning Board will not hear Hartz Mountain’s application during their October 18 meeting.

Confusion arose following Tuesday night’s Cranford Township Committee when Commissioner Ann Dooley, who is on the planning board, said the application won’t be heard. Other sources later said the application will be heard.

According to Dooley, ...

Westfield’s ‘Watcher’ House Back on the Market

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Dutch Colonial at 657 Boulevard that gained fame after its new owners received disturbing letters signed “The Watcher” went back on the market Oct. 9.

Brokered by Westfield Realty Service, the six-bedroom home is now priced to sell at $1,125,000. The current owners of the house purchased it for $1.3 million in 2014.

According to its listing, ...

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