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Growing Concern of Fireworks Use In Manville
Jul 17, 2024
Growing Concern of Fireworks Use In Manville

Monday night's Council Meeting was uneventful regarding normal business, however things changed once...

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Follow-up: Road Closures & Block Party Requests
Jul 16, 2024
Follow-up: Road Closures & Block Party Requests

After we published our last story on July 9th, we received an email from the Borough that our story ...

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Block Party Street Closure & Explosion In Valley
Jul 09, 2024
Block Party Street Closure & Explosion In Valley

On Saturday July 6th, a "block party" was being held in the Valley, near Cooper Street Par...

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Property Tax Rate Preview & Potential Fire Truck Purchase
Jun 26, 2024
Property Tax Rate Preview & Potential Fire Truck Purchase

Monday's Council meeting had two notable topics. The preliminary tax rate was given, and we computed...

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3 Sets of Borough Council Candidates Confirmed
Jun 18, 2024
3 Sets of Borough Council Candidates Confirmed

This morning, the case of Petrock vs. Peter, et al was heard. It was expected that the Court would p...

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Mayor Onderko & His Plan B Candidates File Lawsuit
Jun 11, 2024
Mayor Onderko & His "Plan B" Candidates File Lawsuit

It appears that Manville's Borough Clerk and the Somerset County Clerk are being sued by Theodore &q...

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Council Meeting on May 20th - Municipal Zone Modification
May 23, 2024
Council Meeting on May 20th - Municipal Zone Modification

The Borough Council Meeting on May 20th was mostly uneventful, except for the final adoption of a pa...

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PART 6: Questioning Specifics in the Revised Resilient Communities Program Grant Application
May 19, 2024
PART 6: Questioning Specifics in the "Revised" Resilient Communities Program Grant Application

We hope you also understand how this RCP Grant could negatively affect Manville in the long-term. Th...

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PART 5: Plans Briefly Shown at Council Meeting, Why Weren't Residents Notified?
May 17, 2024
PART 5: Plans Briefly Shown at Council Meeting, Why Weren't Residents Notified?

On the agenda for the Mayor & Council meeting on February 26th was the following information. Un...

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PART 4: Drastically Revised Resilient Communities Program Grant Application
May 15, 2024
PART 4: Drastically "Revised" Resilient Communities Program Grant Application

On March 7th, the Resilient Communities Grant application revision was submitted. In the application...

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PART 3: Rustic Mall vs. Borough of Manville in Court
May 13, 2024
PART 3: Rustic Mall vs. Borough of Manville in Court

Let's take a step back, to 2021. Borough Council approved a Resolution (#2021-159) to declare the Ru...

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PART 2: Before Drastic Changes - Manville's Resilient Communities Grant Application
May 12, 2024
PART 2: Before Drastic Changes - Manville's Resilient Communities Grant Application

We can all agree, Manville floods. We had Floyd in 1999, Irene in 2011, and Ida remnants in 2021. Al...

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PART 1: What Is The Rustic Mall In Manville?
May 10, 2024
PART 1: What Is The "Rustic Mall" In Manville?

As part of a multi-part series, we will be covering Manville’s recent “Resilient Communities Gra...

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The Manville Municipal Budget: A First Look
May 07, 2024
The Manville Municipal Budget: A First Look

At Monday's Council Meeting on May 6th, the budget was introduced for 2024. Chief Financial Officer ...

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2024 Budget Adoption Is Late - Is Manville Being Fined?
Apr 24, 2024
2024 Budget Adoption Is Late - Is Manville Being Fined?

Manville's 2024 municipal budget introduction is late again. The 2024 municipal budget was supposed ...

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Proclamations - Honoring Employees - Why Don't They Attend?
Apr 23, 2024
Proclamations - Honoring Employees - Why Don't They Attend?

Overall, the Borough Council meeting held on Monday April 22nd was uneventful. Mayor Richard Onderko...

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Republican Primary Battle & Party Affiliation
Apr 15, 2024
Republican Primary Battle & Party Affiliation

On Monday, March 25th, those seeking to run in the upcoming June Primary Election were required to s...

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Rental Property Ordinance Amended - Broken Deals?
Apr 11, 2024
Rental Property Ordinance Amended - Broken Deals?

The last several Borough Council meetings found the mayor and council at odds with several property ...

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Proofreading Resolutions & Ordinances
Mar 26, 2024
Proofreading Resolutions & Ordinances

The Borough Council meeting on March 25th was mostly uneventful. Councilmen Skirkanish and DeVito we...

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Part-Time Tax Collector Hired at Council Meeting
Mar 26, 2024
Part-Time Tax Collector Hired at Council Meeting

One of the items on the agenda at the March 25th meeting was for the hiring of a part-time tax colle...

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Manville's Property Tax Increased 5.6%
Mar 19, 2024
Manville's Property Taxes Increased 5.6%

Taxes are high all over New Jersey. Unfortunately, there is no escaping it. Recently, 101.5 publis...

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Manville Borough Council Meeting Chaos
Mar 15, 2024
Council Meeting Chaos

The last couple of Borough Council meetings have had their share of chaos, drama, and the feeling of...

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Rustic Mall Vacant Lot in Manville NJ
Mar 14, 2024
Rustic Mall - A Municipal Complex?!

In 2014 the Democrats had a plan for Rustic Mall. In 2015, the Republicans took control of the mayor...

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Manville Borough Staff Resigning & Retiring After 2023 Election
Mar 12, 2024
More Staff Retiring or Resigning After 2023 Election

Was anyone surprised at the number of positions that became vacant after the mayor won a third term?...

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Borough Council Hires DPW Director & Clerk
Mar 12, 2024
Borough Council Hires DPW Director & Clerk

At the council meeting on March 11th, the Council entered a Closed Session to discuss the hiring of ...

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Letter to the Editor
Feb 27, 2024
Hostility & Anger From Mayor During Public Portion of Council Meeting

On Monday, February 26th I attended the Manville Borough Council meeting. As usual, the meeting fol...

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