Union Hotel Part of $2.5M Deal; Flemington Attorney Beckelman Withstands Challenge

July 10, 2018

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The property hasn’t changed hands, but Jack Cust has an agreement to purchase the Union Hotel from its owner, Steve Romanowski.

That’s what Mayor Phil Greiner announced at yesterday’s Borough Council meeting, where the hotel and the politics surrounding it took center stage. Steve Romanowski, who owns the hotel, confirmed the agreement in an interview ...

Here are 12 of Hunterdon's Highest Paid Employees

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The county Freeholders approved salaries for 65 unclassified, non-contractual employees at their most recent public meeting.

The salaries are retroactive to Jan. 1 and were adopted without discussion as part of the “consent agenda.” Items on the “consent” list are considered “routine” and not subject to discussion unless ...

Draft Resolution Seeks to Fire Flemington Re-Development Attorney

Editor's note: This article has been updated here.

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A resolution that seeks to terminate the borough’s relationship with its attorney handling the Union Hotel redevelopment project will be on Borough Council’s agenda Monday.

The draft resolution, prepared by Councilperson Michael Harris, says that although Jack Cust’s Flemington Urban LLC was ...

See Here: Cust's Offer to Buy Union Hotel

FLEMINGTON, NJ -  The resolution approved by Borough Council last night – that takes the first step towards condemning the Union Hotel – states that redeveloper Jack Cust has shown “best faith efforts to acquire properties” that are part of the Main Street redevelopment plan, but “despite such efforts, has been unable to negotiate the purchase of the ...

Flemington Council Takes Step Towards Union Hotel Condemnation in Tense Meeting

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A divided Borough Council voted to take the next step toward invoking eminent domain and condemning the Union Hotel at its meeting last night.

Councilpersons Marc Hain, John Gorman and Brooke Warden voted in favor of the action; Councilpersons Susan Peterson and Michael Harris voted “no.” Councilperson Betsy Driver voted, “Hell, no.”

Mayor Phil ...

'Luggage Factory' Could Be Hunterdon's First Pot Shop

RARITAN TWP., NJ – A question about opening a marijuana dispensary on Route 202-31 has prompted officials here to consider whether they want such businesses in the township.

An informal inquiry was made to the township’s Planning and Zoning Department about locating such a business in the former Luggage Factory building, Mayor Mike Mangin said at Tuesday’s Township Committee ...

Hunterdon County Considers Building New Ballfields

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Things are changing at the county’s Department of Planning, Economic Development and Land Use.

Last month, the Hunterdon Freeholders named Barbara M. Vogel, a licensed Professional Planner and Professional Engineer, as its new director.

In that role, Vogel replaces Sue Dziamara, who retired. Vogel will oversee the county’s Divisions of Parks and ...

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Malinowski Supports NJ Infrastructure

July 11, 2018

To the editor,

I support Tom Malinowski in the election to represent New Jersey’s 7th district this November because he will support infrastructure investments that are essential to the continued prosperity of this district.

Tom recognizes this district’s dire need for infrastructure appropriations, and he knows how essential the Gateway Project is for not only those who commute ...