Category Archives: Hunterdon County

Malinowski meets with NJWSA, 629 closure on hold

[An earlier version of this article suggested the proposal to permanently close 629 is “dead in the water.” The title has been edited to reflect that it’s merely “on hold.” -Ed.] On August 4, 2022 U.S. Congressman Tom Malinowski (D) … Continue reading

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Documents reveal scramble for last-minute justification of route 629 closing

ExMayor.com has obtained official records from the New Jersey Water Supply Authority  under the NJ Sunshine Law that reveal the Authority scrambling to find after-the-fact justification to support its proposal to close county route 629. Records were requested from the … Continue reading

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Official source documents: Route 629 closing

These documents were obtained under the New Jersey Open Public Records Act from Clinton Township. They include communications/e-mails between the township, Lebanon Boro, the NJ  Water Supply Authority and Hunterdon County. Chronology is oldest at the bottom of each file, … Continue reading

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Letter to the Hunterdon County Engineer

July 7, 2021 An open letter to Mr. Thomas Mathews, Director, County Engineer, Hunterdon County Dear Mr. Mathews, I’m a former mayor of Clinton Township, where a controversy is brewing over our council’s letter to the NJWSA (and to you, … Continue reading

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The Lame Pitch to Close Route 629: This dog don’t hunt

July 7, 2022 Open Letter to Marc Brooks, Executive Director, NJ Water Supply Authority Dear Mr. Brooks: On June 22 the mayor and council of Clinton Township voted unanimously not to oppose the permanent closing of county route 629 over … Continue reading

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Raritan Township bails as Lanza DUI cover-up drags on

By Curtis Leeds RARITAN TWP., NJ – Officials here on Friday agreed to comply with a court order to release details regarding DUI charges police filed against Freeholder John Lanza. The consent letter to Superior Court Judge Yolanda Ciccone ends … Continue reading

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TAPinto “disappears” Hunterdon’s investigative journalist

Curtis Leeds has been “disappeared” by TAPinto, the New Jersey news chain whose Flemington/Raritan franchise Leeds ran for the last four years. The well-known reporter and former editor of the Hunterdon County Democrat newspaper ran the TAPinto Flemington/Raritan online news … Continue reading

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Freeholder John Lanza tells a whopper

At the September 3, 2019 Hunterdon County Freeholder meeting, the editor of this publication announced that ExMayor.com is offering for sale official recordings of freeholder meetings going back to 2017 — recordings that the freeholders have destroyed and are thus … Continue reading

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Erased Hunterdon Freeholder meeting recordings now for sale

Digital audio recordings of public meetings that the Hunterdon County Freeholders refuse to publish on their website are now available for sale via instant download here on ExMayor.com. Dozens of recordings go back to 2017. The freeholders record their meetings, … Continue reading

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Freeholder candidate Van Doren admits role in govt data breach

“They weighed about 40 pounds apiece.” said Tewksbury Township Committeeman Peter Melick about two boxes of confidential municipal personnel files he and someone else carried out of the government building on April 27, 2017. It was the biggest government record … Continue reading

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