Union Hotel Plan is Targeted in Lawsuit Against Flemington

June 22, 2017

FLEMINGTON, NJ - The borough has been the target of another lawsuit filed by Friends of Historic Flemington, a development Borough Council has not revealed in its open sessions.

If the suit filed in Hunterdon Superior Court is upheld, the redeveloper agreement that involves the Union Hotel would be invalidated.

Resident Lois Stewart and property owner Gary Schotland are also parties to the ...

Here Are Hunterdon County's Highest-Paid Employees

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The Freeholders approved salaries for the county’s unclassified, non-contractual employees yesterday that are not covered under union agreements.

The salary resolution was approved without debate and covers 66 employees, of which 14 are paid more than $100,000 per year.

Below is a list of some of the county’s highest-paid staffers and their job titles.

Rep. Lance Speaks at American Legion

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) returned to the place where he started his political career yesterday, the podium at American Legion Jersey Boys State.

The 1969 delegate of the nationwide government-in-action program spoke to the nearly 1,000 rising senior boys at Rider University, professing his love for the program that launched his government ...

Hunterdon: A 'Purple Heart Community'

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The county Freeholders declared Hunterdon a “Purple Heart Community” at their regular meeting Tuesday.

The resolution coincided with the 73rd anniversary of the D-Day invasion, and recognized the sacrifice of all military members who have been wounded or killed while serving the nation in a time of war.

The Freeholders were joined by members of the Chapter ...

Rep. Lance Contrasts Trump, Receives Mixed Reaction at Town Hall Meeting

CRANFORD, NJ – Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) discussed Planned Parenthood, budget cuts, President Donald Trump and more at his 44th town hall last night.

The crowd alternatively applauded and heckled Lance as he answered demanding questions by lottery from his constituents that strongly focused on Trump, including the investigation into Trump’s ties with Russia.

“I ...

White House Accepting Interns, Rep. Lance Says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Are you interested in working in the White House?

Rep. Leonard Lance says the White House Internship Program application portal is now open. It  will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on June 16. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

The Fall 2017 White House Internship Program term runs from Sept. 6 to Dec. 8. All applicants must be at ...

Rep. Lance to Host 44th Town Hall Meeting

WESTFIELD, NJ - New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th) will host his 44th in-person town hall meeting next week.

The event will be held Tuesday in the Roy Smith Theatre at Union County College.

The meeting will begin 5:30 p.m. The college is located at 1033 Springfield Ave. in Cranford.

Lance's other town hall meetings held this year were filled to capacity and included some ...

Hear Here: Flemington Mayor Seeks Respect at Council Meeting

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Maintaining order at public meetings is sometimes a challenge for those conducting them.

Increasingly, it seems many rely on a police presence to help ensure order. At Raritan Township Committee meetings, Flemington-Raritan school board meetings and meetings of Borough Council here, a uniformed officer is usually on duty. It’s usually a pretty low-key presence, ...

First Look: Flemington's Preserved Union Hotel

FLEMINGTON, NJ –Last week, borough officials announced that changes made to the redevelopment plan for the Union Hotel and surrounding properties would preserve the landmark hotel.

Today, they released architectural renderings of the redesign.

The plan also preserves the 90 Main St. building. In a statement, borough officials called the two buildings “the two most historically ...

Freeholders' $88.762 Million Budget Slightly Less Than Last Year

FLEMINGTON, NJ – County Freeholders approved their 2017 budget yesterday afternoon without any comment during its public hearing.

As noted by Freeholder Director John Lanza, this year’s $88.762 million spending plan is lower than that in 2006, when the county budgeted $93.42 million.

The 2017 budget is also slightly less than last year’s $88.765 million plan. The county ...

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