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'Flemington Four' Claim 'Political Retribution'

August 16, 2018

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The “Flemington Four” claim the criminal charges filed against them in January– and which have since been dismissed – were the result of “political retribution.”

The “Flemington Four” are George Eckelman, Richard Giffen, Steve Romanowski and Gary Schotland. The four were charged by police with criminal trespass at the Union ...

Flemington's Union Hotel Plan a 'Tremendous Windfall'

FLEMINGTON, NJ – While some may doubt the value of the current plan to redevelop the historic Union Hotel and surrounding properties, Christopher Otteau isn’t one of them.

Otteau presented his analysis of the pending financial agreement – the so-called Payment in Lieu of Taxes document – between the borough and the redeveloper of the Union Hotel and surrounding ...

New Buyer, Investor, Emerges for Union Hotel

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A potential new buyer and developer has emerged for Main Street’s landmark Union Hotel.

The news follows yesterday’s Borough Council meeting which lasted into the wee hours this morning. Christopher Otteau presented his group’s analysis of the pending financial agreement – the so-called Payment in Lieu of Taxes document – between the borough ...

Union Hotel Project Would Yield $20 Million Over 30 years, Report Says

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – The borough has posted to its website an analysis of the pending financial agreement – the so-called Payment in Lieu of Taxes document – between the borough and the redeveloper of the Union Hotel and surrounding properties.

The review of the draft agreement by the Otteau Group concludes, “the redevelopment of the subject property with a PILOT is ...

'Enhanced' Tree Trimming Part of JCP&L Reliability Plan

FLEMINGTON, NJ – If Jersey Central Power & Light’s most recent plans are approved by state regulators, you can expect to see more aggressive tree-trimming in Hunterdon.

That’s what JCP&L Area Manager Stan Prater told the Freeholders at their meeting Tuesday.

TAPinto first reported on the plan, which JCP&L calls Reliability Plus, last month.  

Prater ...

Still No Financial Details on Union Hotel, as Major Review Looms

FLEMINGTON, NJ –What Mayor Phil Greiner calls an “independent third party review” of the proposed financial agreement between the borough and the redeveloper of the Union Hotel is expected to be part of Borough Council’s next meeting on Aug. 13.

The presentation will be by Christopher Otteau of the Matawan-based Otteau Group of the so-called PILOT plan -  or ...

Close Road Where Hunterdon Woman Died, Councilman Says

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The intersection of East Main Street and Grove Street where a fatal accident occurred early Tuesday morning in front of the Somerset Hotel here should be closed to traffic and transformed into a pedestrian mall, according to Councilman Dennis Sullivan.

Christine McConnachie, a 52-year-old Clinton Township resident, was crossing Grove Street towards the Somerset County ...

Flemington Attorney Honored in 'Leaders of Law'

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – The borough’s redevelopment attorney has been selected for inclusion by NJBIZ in the most recent installment of its “Leaders in Law” Vanguard Series of professional profiles.

Robert Beckelman, of the Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis law firm, was chosen along with Jemi Goulian Lucey, who is also a member of the firm.

Beckelman and Lucey are now ...

Hunterdon's $1.5M Plan Includes Trucks, Drone, Undercover Vehicles

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Hunterdon Freeholders approved a revised $1.592 million capital spending plan at their regular meeting Tuesday.

Most of the money – about $1.009 million – is for trucks and heavy equipment. In addition to $49,200 for a Ford F-250 Supercab 4x4, it includes $185,000 for a hook lift tandem axle truck with plows; $165,000 for a wheel loader with attachments; ...

Residents, and a Big Cat, Could Alter Township 'Affordable' Housing Plan

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Residents, and a big cat, may change the township’s already convoluted “affordable” housing plan.

As with most municipalities in New Jersey, the township is in court with the Fair Share Housing Center, a consequence of the state’s Council on Affordable Housing failure to enforce “affordable” housing requirements and a 2015 state ...

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