Category Archives: Route 629

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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Council votes to close major road without public comment

Without any meaningful effort to obtain public comment from affected residents, on June 22 Mayor Brian Mullay and the Clinton Township Council voted to endorse the permanent closure of a major township thoroughfare — the section of County Road 629 … Continue reading

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