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Franklin Township: Anti-Pipeline Activists Call on Central Jersey Lawmakers to Take Action

May 20, 2017

SOMERSET, NJ - The rain is not keeping local environmental advocates away making their voices heard by state officials today. 

Brief Video of the rally:

Groups from Franklin Township and surrounding towns are rallying outside a Somerset campaign event and calling on local political leaders to take a stand against a proposed 32,000 horsepower gas compressor station ...

East Brunswick Redevelopment: "Shop EB" Program Ready to Roll in June

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The cards are in and the program is ready to roll.  Some businesses are ready to participate.  The plan is is place, and there's even a logo.  Now it's time to take Shop East Brunswick, a tax-credit/rebate program that can reward residents for doing business locally and build a new customer base, out for a ride.

During a breakfast meeting ...

South Brunswick Township Council Appoints Democrat Ken Bierman To Vacant Seat, Introduces Budget

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Democrat and Zoning Board of Adjustment member Kenneth Bierman is now on the Township Council.

Council members unanimously voted Tuesday night to appoint Bierman to fill the seat vacated after Chris Killmurray was appointed mayor April 11 following the death of Mayor Frank Gambatese.

“I’ll do my best,” Bierman said after taking the dais and ...

South Brunswick BOE Delays Budget Vote To May 8

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Board of Education moved its public hearing and final vote on the proposed 2017-18 district budget to May 8, Acting Schools Superintendent Gary McCartney said Monday night.

The hearing and vote on the proposed $145 million spending plan was initially scheduled for Monday night’s meeting, but several members of the board were expected to be absent, he ...

Franklin Township: Middlesex County Freeholders Decide to Intervene on Williams/Transo Gas Compressor Station

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – In response to calls from concerned citizens and environmental activists, the Middlesex County Freeholders recently announced they will file a motion to intervene on the controversial gas compressor station 206, which is proposed to be constructed in Franklin Township. 

"I have instructed the county counsel to proceed with the appropriate intervenor ...

Bateman Urges School Funding Reform to Help Manville and other Underfunded School Districts

   

TRENTON, NJ  - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) said that Manville Mayor Richard Onderko’s testimony at a bipartisan school funding roundtable in Parsippany demonstrates the urgent need to reform the state’s broken school funding formula.

Manville, a borough within Bateman’s district, is the eighth most ...

Middlesex County Freeholders Refuse To Rebuke Williams Gas Compressor Plan

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Despite packing the seats at the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting Thursday night, residents of Franklin Township and surrounding towns were not able to convince the panel to pass a resolution opposing a controversial natural gas compressor station plan.

"I will not put up a resolution in favor or against this compressor," ...

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