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North Plainfield and Somerset County to Purchase Villa Maria Property

October 11, 2018

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 ...

Chick-fil-A Unconfirmed as Tenant for Watchung Sears Site at Route 22 and Terrill Road

WATCHUNG, NJ - Chick-fil-A restaurant would not confirm reports that it would open a new location at the shopping center being built at the former Sears at the intersection of Route 22 and Terrill Road.

“We are always evaluating potential new locations in the hopes of serving existing and new customers great food with remarkable service," said Jackie Jags, a ...

Warren, Watchung and Long Hill Men Arraigned in $4 Million Mortgage Fraud Case, US Attorney Says


TRENTON, NJ - A Warren real estate investor, a Watchung builder, and a Millington real estate settlement attorney were arraigned Wednesday on multiple charges in connection with their alleged roles in a mortgage fraud scheme using “straw buyers” to fraudulently obtain mortgage loans from a bank , U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. 

Victor Santos, ...

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 ...


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