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More 'Open Government' is Targeted in Township and Borough

February 19, 2018

RARITAN TWP., NJ – It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.

In both the township and in Flemington, that’s what advocates of more open government are saying about their efforts to improve government transparency.

“Openness and transparency form the foundation for good government,” said Raritan Township Committeeman Craig O’Brien. “As elected ...

Lance Fields Questions on Russian Sanctions, Electoral College, DACA in 46th Town Hall

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With Bridgewater Township Police prepared outside the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School for potential protestors, Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7, held his 46th town hall meeting Saturday, fielding questions from constituents about his thoughts on the relevance of the electoral college, sanctions on Russia and immigration reform.

Only two protestors made an appearance as people ...

Congressman Lance Uninjured in GOP Amtrak Crash

CROZET, Va. – New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7th, was uninjured in the crash of an Amtrak train on its way to a GOP retreat in West Virginia today, one day after President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.

Lance tweeted his spokesman, John Byers, immediately following the collision that involved a garbage truck stuck on the rail line.

The message from Lance ...

Flemington Officials Consider Union Hotel Preservation

FLEMINGTON, NJ – It looks like the Union Hotel may get a bit of TLC.

Residents have long pressured Borough Council to invoke its property maintenance ordinance to allow it to take steps to preserve the landmark Main Street building. Council has resisted the efforts, with former Council President Brian Swingle repeatedly claiming that bankruptcies involving the entities that own the hotel ...

Court Appearance Postponed for Four on Union Hotel Trespass Charge

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A court appearance set for this afternoon regarding trespass charges at the Union Hotel has been postponed, according to the court administrator.

George Eckelman, Richard Giffen, Steve Romanowski and Gary Schotland were charged by police, who said the charges stem from a video that was posted to social media, leading borough construction official Jeff Klein to alert ...

'Political Payback,' 'Fake News' Allegations Follow Report on Union Hotel Trespass Charges

FLEMINGTON, NJ – News that four prominent local residents were charged with trespassing at the Union Hotel here prompted a heated outbreak of claims and counterclaims on social media last week.

Accusations of political payback and retribution, “fake news” and overzealous and inconsistent enforcement of borough ordinances were just some of the allegations. Some claimed ...

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