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Seven New Details About Flemington's Union Hotel Redevelopment Plan

August 18, 2017

TRENTON, NJ – Details of the plan to redevelop Flemington’s Union Hotel and its surrounding properties continue to emerge, some of them the result of a state hearing on Wednesday.

That’s when the state’s Historic Sites Council, an advisory group to the state Historic Preservation Office that is part of the Department of Environmental Protection, held a review of ...

Mayor Challenged on Appointments to Historic Commission

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The mayor said the appointments he made Monday to the Historic Preservation Commission were done the same way as the appointments he makes to other borough boards.

But his critics say he’s politicizing the group that reviews proposed construction and demolition in Flemington’s Historic District.

Historic Preservation Commission Chairperson Elaine Gorman ...

'Temporary Denial' for Building at Center of Union Hotel Redevelopment Plan

TRENTON, NJ – The meeting here today that drew officials from across Hunterdon was ostensibly about just one historic building on Main Street that is part of the Union Hotel redevelopment plan for Flemington.

But the building at 90 Main Street is critical to Jack Cust’s plan for the hotel and its surrounding properties – an effort that is projected to cost more than $90 ...

Hunterdon Freeholders Approve $1.33 Million for Open Space, Historic Preservation

FLEMINGTON, NJ – More than 370 acres in communities throughout Hunterdon are in line for preservation from development, and seven sites will receive historic preservation funding, through $1.33 million in open space tax allocations to localities.

The spending was approved by the Hunterdon Freeholders at their meeting yesterday.

“The Parks and Open Space Advisory Council (POSAC) ...

Dog Lovers Might Like Hunterdon's Parks Plan

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Details released this week about the county’s $6.16 million capital plan include what could be good news for dog lovers.

Documents show a request for $50,000 to build a dog park at Hoffman Park in Union Township. Part of the plan includes hiring a consultant to create an overall plan for the park.

Hoffman Park is a 354-acre county park with access from Baptist ...

‘Significant’ Pay Hikes for Flemington Cops, Teamsters, Mayor Says

FLEMINGTON, NJ -  Two of the most important items on last night’s Borough Council agenda weren’t on the version that was released in advance to the public, but were added to the agenda at the start of the meeting. They were new contracts covering Teamsters and Borough police.

Mayor Phil Greiner called the pay hikes under the contracts “significant.”

Officials ...

Raritan Township Cuts Fees for Veterans

RARITAN TWP., NJ  - Officials here have cut, or in some cases eliminated, fees for township services to benefit military veterans.

Pet licenses, recycling fees, construction code fees all have reduced or zero fees for veterans. The complete list can be found online at raritan-township.com or in the clerk’s office.

“This is a great way to recognize those who served our ...

Need for $50,000 Dog Park 'Critical,' But Details Are Scarce

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Three weeks after the Hunterdon County Freeholders approved a $6.16 million spending plan for open space preservation and capital spending projects, some details remain vague.

The ordinance approved by the Freeholders on June 20 stated that details would be “described in documents on file in office of the county’s Chief Financial Officer.”  

The ...

Raritan Township Plans 2017 Community Day

RARITAN TWP, N.J. – The 2017 Raritan Township Community Day will be held Saturday, Oct. 7, at Lenape Park on Route 523. Rain date is the following day, Sunday, Oct. 8.

All non-profits within the township are welcome to participate as booth exhibitors or entertainers, including sports teams, charities, clubs, school-related groups, township departments and committees, first responders and ...

Flemington Settles Lawsuits; Expands Hotel's Re-Development Area

FLEMINGTON, NJ – As officials here approved the settlement of two lawsuits and voted to expand the area in need of redevelopment that includes the Union Hotel, they heard calls for healing and increased cooperation to resolve the differences in the borough.

Borough attorney Barry Goodman said the “global settlement” represents a compromise with Friends of Historic Flemington, ...

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