Monday, April 15, 2013
Some Hillsdale residents are concerned about the plan because of the home's proximity to a local school.
An applicant has proposed to open a sober living home for as many as four men at a time on Magnolia Avenue in Hillsdale. The plan calls for the men, who would all be 30 or older and "professional" recovering addicts, to share the upper portion of a two-family home. The home's owner would live in the lower portion. Some residents have expressed concern about having the home located just a few properties away from George G. White Middle School. The applicant's attorney has said he believes a key point of the proposal lies with the definition of family in the borough ordinance. There have been two hearings so far, but the board has not touched much on that issue as members have focused most of their questions on the tenant selection process …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Some Westwood and Washington Township officials want the towns to share emergency dispatching services to save money, but others say the combined desk may not be able to handle the number of calls during large emergencies.
Washington Township Mayor Janet Sobkowicz effectively decided that the township and Westwood would not share emergency dispatching services when she said she would not sign a contact for the services to be performed out of town during a council meeting last week. The shared dispatch would have been hosted in the Westwood Police Department with a team of civilians running the desks. Combining services would have saved about $50,000 a year for the township compared to running their own dispatch with civilians, but the change would have required the Washington Township Police Department to be closed at night as part of savings. "As far as I'm concerned, $50,000 is not a high price to pay for dispatching to stay here," Sobkowicz said. …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney participated in the last of three debates, this time in Boca Raton, Fla. Who made the best pitch for the next four years?
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The fact-checkers are buzzing, Facebook groups with the name "Horses and Bayonets" are growing in members by the second and a million polls (including two at the bottom of this article) are registering "votes." The three round, primetime fight for the Presidency ended Monday night as President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney faced off at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. The candidates engaged in a pointed but civil debate that examined foreign policy, and also looked at its role in domestic issues. The first debate, held in Denver, Colo., featured questions on domestic policy. According to a flash poll issued to New Jersey political insiders immediately following the debate, Romney, 65, performed better than Obama, 51…