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Somerset County Land Deal Preserves 335 Acres

October 14, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. - The purchase of 335 acres contiguous to Mountain View Park and Ann Van Middlesworth Park by the township and the Somerset County Improvement Authority has the added benefit of protecting that property from residential development, according to Mayor Gloria McCauley.

The total acreage of the preserved property and the two parks is 724 acres and is in close proximity to ...

North Plainfield and Somerset County to Purchase Villa Maria Property

NORTH PLAINFIELD – The Borough of North Plainfield and the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders are joining forces to purchase the former Villa Maria property as open space in order to keep the site from being developed, they announced on Thursday.

The borough is in the process of purchasing the approximately 15-acre Somerset Street property from Watchung Hills at North ...

Warren Township's Affordable Housing Plan Could Impact Emerson Lane Neighborhood, Hillcrest Road

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Property in the Emerson Lane neighborhood of the township is back in the news, again. The Warren Township property, which was proposed as a site for the Berkeley Aquatic Club (BAC), in 2012, is now being proposed as a site for a 192-unit housing development with 144 market-rate town homes and 48 affordable units.

Tuesday night, Mayor Robert Woodruff told residents ...

Warren Township Approves Affordable Housing Settlement

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Committee approved a settlement agreement with Fair Share Housing Center, the advocacy group that negotiates affordable housing for the state, on Wednesday morning, Oct. 10. The agreement establishes a definite number of affordable and market-rate housing units the Township will be obliged to provide for by 2025.

More than 100 residents were on ...

“Saving the Great Swamp”: Warren Township Green Team and Watchung Hills Environmental Club to Host Movie Night


WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Green Team, in partnership with the Watchung Hills Regional High School Environmental Club, will hold a free showing of “Saving The Great Swamp: Battle to Defeat the Jetport, ” on Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in the South Auditorium at Watchung Hills Regional High ...

Warren Township Discusses Potential Affordable Housing Settlement, and the Number is...?

WARREN, NJ - Discussion of Warren Township’s state imposed obligation to build affordable housing invokes lyrics from a popular song, “ They paved Paradise to put up a parking lot.” While not a parking lot, the number of new homes to be built according to a settlement agreement Warren Township is negotiating with Fair Share Housing Center, has been negotiated ...

Land Exchange Benefits Somerset County

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – A land exchange authorized by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders has resulted in another 19-plus acres added to the county’s successful farmland preservation program and paved the way for construction of a privately owned indoor-outdoor sports complex.

Somerset County Freeholders, Hillsborough Township officials and the project developer were joined ...

Special Meeting on Warren Township’s Affordable Housing Set for Monday, Oct. 1

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Committee will hold a Special Meeting to “encourage and receive public comment “ regarding the Township’s Affordable Housing obligation, they announced on Thursday. 

The meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1, in the Susie B. Boyce Meeting Room, Police/Court Building, 44 Mountain Boulevard.

No formal action will be ...

Colorful Vines and Groundcovers for the Fall Garden

Create a colorful and fragrant fall finale in your garden with groundcovers and vines. Blanket the earth with hardy groundcovers that add seasonal interest. Then direct your eye skyward with vines climbing on trellises, fences and arbors.

Add a cloud of fragrant beauty with the white flowers of sweet autumn clematis. This vigorous vine quickly covers arbors and trellises, providing a colorful ...

Brite Nites Returns to Warren

WARREN, NJ - It’s back! Returning for a seventh year, Wagner Farm Arboretum’s spectacular Halloween-themed event “Brite Nites” showcases an elaborate display of intricately and creatively hand-carved and lighted pumpkins. 

Meander through the garden path filled with breath-taking pumpkin sculptures, where you will be astounded by their complexity and ...


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