KENILWORTH, NJ – Borough attorney Frank Capece is scheduled to have a conference call September 27, at 3:00 p.m. with the Office of Administrative Law regarding the case between the Gavelstone Bar and Grill and the Governing Body of the Borough of Kenilworth. Based on the Police/CAD reports and concerns of the local residents, there have been numerous violations and complaints of noise, litter on the street and lawns, parking issues, blocked driveways, public sexual acts, and public urination. The purpose of the conference call is to set a date for the upcoming hearing and discuss the ground rules with judge Thomas Betancourt who has been assigned to the case. Capece argues the case needs to be expedited because the current situation “impacts adversely on the quality of life for the residents.” 

Council President Linda Karlovitch has been working assiduously on this issue. “After meeting with the residents last week, it is clear they are still subject to the problems caused by the patrons from the Gavelstone. The hearing at the OAL will give our community a day in court to end the abuse our residents experience.”

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.