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Mount Laurel residents search for neighbors who lost homes after fire in condo complex (NJ)

After a fire destroyed four homes in the Laurel Creek neighborhood three weeks ago, residents of the condominium complex took it upon themselves to collect clothing and supplies to give to their neighbors in need.  But the volunteers have been

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Christie signs Radburn bill to democratize elections, vetoes others

Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Thursday designed to ensure more open elections in Fair Lawn’s Radburn neighborhood but vetoed other measures related to President Trump’s travel ban and how lawmakers make changes to the state’s criminal justice policies.  

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Advocates, homeowners square off over beach access for fishermen (NJ)

Members of a beach access advocacy group are up in arms that fishermen are possibly being shut out of a beach in the affluent section of Long Branch where they had been allowed for years.  The spat over the Garfield

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Good Samaritans rescue elderly couple from fire (NJ)

A fast moving fire ripped through a condo in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. It spread to three other homes.  An elderly couple was in the condo where the fire started and tried to put it out. Fortunately, not one but

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One injured in fire at Mount Laurel condo complex (NJ)

One person was injured during a fire Wednesday afternoon in a building within a Yarmouth Lane condominium complex, officials said.     Read the article…………….

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Holly Lake Returns After Homeowners Ask for Community Support (NJ)

A small lake owned by two homeowners associations in Little Egg Harbor Township has been restored to its former sparkling self after repairs were made to the wooden dam. A year ago, the spillway was undermined and the lake water

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NJ residents tie bedsheets, jump out of windows of burning condo

A man was injured Thursday morning after jumping out of a window of a condo building that was on fire.  Authorities said the 45-year-old man leaped from a second-floor window of the building on Grand Central Avenue. His was the

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Mystic Shores on Path to Firewise Certification (NJ)

Mystic Shores, an active adult community in Little Egg Harbor, is starting the qualification process to become a Firewise Community/USA. The program goal, according to homeowners association member Karen Yock, is to implement fire mitigation concepts wherever possible.  “We are

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When will we know what caused Ocean Grove fire? (NJ)

More than two months have passed since the early morning fire that ripped through Ocean Grove, damaging or destroying seven buildings. Since that time, residents have barely gotten any answers as to what caused it and a definitive answer to

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Brigantine firefighters battle condo blaze (NJ)

A fire damaged two units of a condo building on the 600 block of East Brigantine Avenue on Tuesday afternoon.  The cause of the fire wasn’t immediately available, no one was injured. The fire was contained to two units. Two

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Asbury Park Community Reaches Out to Ocean Grove Fire Victims (NJ)

The neighboring Asbury Park community is quickly reaching out to those affected by the Friday morning blaze in Ocean Grove.  No lives were lost but two firefighters sustained minor injuries in the five-alarm blaze that broke out near 5 a.m.

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Massive condo fire in Ocean Grove burns at least 7 buildings

An early morning fire burned a multi-level condo on the Jersey Shore early Friday morning.  Neptune Township’s Office of Emergency Management said a total of 7 structures were affected by the 5 alarm fire including 3 homes and the LaPierre

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Woods Landing Association earns Best Community Board award (NJ)

The Horizons at Woods Landing development in Mays Landing has endured a dramatic roller coaster ride since construction began on the first home in 2004. On Thursday, Feb. 16 the adult community’s Homeowners Association received an award that signaled that

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Kushner trial ends in settlement with Perth Amboy condo owners

A jury of six women and two men was dismissed Tuesday after a judge announced that a settlement had been reached between Kushner Companies and the two remaining Landings at Harborside residents who had filed a consumer fraud suit against

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Geese hanging out at N.J. Wawa upset condo owners

Condo owners are squawking about the gaggle of geese – apparently attracted to a nearby convenience store named for them – that they say block traffic, molt, leave droppings and nest.A resident of the Mallards Landing condominium complex in Galloway

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Only 1 condo owner to continue pursuing fraud case against Kushner Cos. (NJ)

Only one condo owner in the unfinished Landings at Harborside community in Perth Amboy will continue on in the fraud lawsuit against the Kushner Companies over the proposed $600 million waterfront development.  Two owners settled late in the day Thursday

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Explosive lawsuit threatens the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association over ground rents (NJ)

Last week, Don Stine, reporter at the Coaster, reported that two condominium associations in Ocean Grove had filed a suit against the OGCMA because they believe that the land lease fee (“ground rent”) agreements are illegal and/or invalid.  The lawyer

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Holly Lake Condo Community Raising Money to Repair Dam Spillway (NJ)

A condominium association in Little Egg Harbor is reaching out to save Holly Lake, a 10-acre freshwater lake whose spillway was possibly damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 with subsequent damage by winter Storm Jonas in 2016.  The spillway runs

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Oakland homeowners’ association taking residents to court (NJ)

Nearly 1,700 property owners living on Crystal and Mirror lakes or in the surrounding area are being threatened with legal action to force them to pay maintenance dues going back five years.  The corporation that owns the lakes, Ramapo Mountain

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Condo association wins settlement against eminent domain

The North Hudson Sewerage Authority has been ordered to pay more than $5 million to the Maxwell Place Condominium Association. The ruling came after the NHSA used Maxwell Place property to place an underground flood pump that combats flooding in

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Kushner fraud case back before judge who declared mistrial after bias accusation (NJ)

Superior Court Judge Vincent LeBlon will continue to preside over the trial between Perth Amboy condo owners and the Kushner Companies despite declaring a mistrial after an attorney accused of the judge of “running the most unbalanced trial of his career.”  Civil

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Judge rejects mistrial motion in Kushner Companies trial (NJ)

A judge has rejected a motion for a mistrial in the civil case between Perth Amboy condo owner and the Kushner Companies.  Patrick Whalen, the attorney representing the condo owners, requested on Wednesday — just hours into the second day

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Trial begins in condo owners vs. Kushner Companies (NJ)

The first witnesses will be called to testify Tuesday in a consumer fraud case involving 17 plaintiffs living in 10 condo units in the Landings at Harborside complex along Perth Amboy’s waterfront. The plaintiffs have been whittled down from the

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Kushner, Landings attorneys battle to prevent testimony (NJ)

Lawyers for Kushner Companies and the Landings at Harborside development project in Perth Amboy offered arguments Thursday in an effort to get a judge to prevent certain testimony in the upcoming consumer fraud trial.  Motions argued Thursday before Middlesex County

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Perth Amboy condo owners take on Kushners in court (NJ)

With settlement talks underway, a Middlesex County Superior Court judge asked to speak with residents of the Landings at Harborside condominium complex and their attorney, who have brought a consumer fraud suit against Kushner Companies — the company formerly run

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Jury tells sewer agency to pay Hoboken condo owners $5M (NJ)

The North Hudson Sewerage Authority has been ordered to pay more than $5 million to a group of Hoboken waterfront condo owners for property used to build an underground pumping station that combats flooding on the city’s low-lying west side.

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2 people, parrot rescued in Tinton Falls condo fire (NJ)

Two elderly residents and a 25-year-old African Gray parrot escaped a condominium unit that caught on fire Tuesday around 9 a.m. after one of the residents left a lit cigarette on the back patio, police said.    Read the article………….

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Fire consumes Parsippany condo (NJ)

Firefighters from throughout Morris County are battling a townhouse fire at Powder Mill Village.  “It was just smoke and after about 20 minutes, there was tons of fire and you could see this huge fireball,” said Harold Wilson, who lives

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North Wildwood condo loses power in morning electrical fire (NJ)

One person was evacuated and a condo lost power after a fire ripped through electrical lines in North Wildwood.  At 8:07 a.m., a call came in about arcing wires near a residence in the 700 block of Ocean Avenue., Fire

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Panel OK’s Bill to Establish Election Standards for Homeowners’ Associations (NJ)

An Assembly panel cleared legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Bob Andrzejczak and Bruce Land (D-Cape May, Atlantic, and Cumberland) to establish a set of standards for elections and the recall of officers who serve on the board of homeowners’ associations.  “Homeowner’s

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Kean Bill Regarding Conflicts of Interest Clears Committee (NJ)

The measure prohibits an officer or board member from acting in an official capacity in any matter in which they, an immediate family member, or a business organization has more than a 5 percent interest or that have a direct

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At least a dozen reportedly forced from condos in Somerset County blaze (NJ)

The residents of several condominiums in Green Brook escaped a fire without being injured early Friday, according to a report.  At least 12 people were displaced and two units damaged in the fire on King Court, according to WABC-7.  

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Sun Ridge Association Threatens News Reporter (NJ)

The battle between frustrated Sun Ridge Association homeowners and its management firm, Premier Management Associates, has heated up.  During an open meeting at the community pool, a homeowner accused representative Victoria Miller of questionable practices. Among the many accusations made

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Two indicted in $75,000 Wildwood condo theft case (NJ)

Two people were indicted by a grand jury this week after authorities say they stole more than $75,000 from a condominium association in Wildwood

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Four Seasons residents await response from Woodland Park officials about decreasing water standby fees

Residents who live in the Four Seasons at Great Notch 55 and older housing complex are asking borough officials to reduce and eventually eliminate their water standby fees.  Residents were hopeful the Woodland Park Mayor and Council would have a

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Lakewood condo owners sue over single-sex pool (NJ)

A group of non-Orthodox Jewish residents of A Country Place allege that limiting mixed-gender swim times is discriminatory, but the condo association’s board contends it’s the will of the majority.

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Residents scramble to fix Valley View Drive Bridge in Vernon (NJ)

Restricting commercial vehicles would mean residents in the Valley View Estates section of Vernon would not be able to receive home heating oil deliveries and other essential items.

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About 12 condos damaged in Bernards fire, officials say (NJ)

A multi-alarm fire damaged about a dozen condo units at a complex on Woodward Lane Monday, officials said.  The fire was reported at about 2 p.m. after someone spotted flames coming from the roof of a 20-unit building at Society

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Ocean County (NJ) Man Fined By Condo Association Over Swimming With Wife: Report

The couple have been protesting rules limiting mixed-gender swimming put in place by condo board for Orthodox Jewish residents, report says.

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Town sides with outraged residents after condo tries hiking fees 300 percent (NJ)

The Cedar Brook at Branchburg condominium association has proposed a nearly 300 percent increase in the association fees of affordable unit residents while market rate unit will receive a decrease.

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N.J. man indicted for arson in Glen Gardner condo blaze

Scott Reilly, 50, of Glen Gardner, charged with six counts of arson in a blaze at the Spruce Hill Condominiums, has been indicted on second-degree aggravated arson and third-degree criminal mischief.  According to the Grand Jury indictment unsealed Friday, on

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Lakewood Condo Posts Rules Designating Gender-Segregated Swim (NJ)

The condo board in the predominantly Jewish community told residents it moved to designate gender-segregated swim times to accommodate religious and cultural beliefs

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‘Double-Taxed’ N.J. Condo Owners Pay 2 Different Towns

The condo is located in Maplewood but has access via South Orange. Should its owners have to pay taxes to both towns?

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NJ judge dismisses dispute regarding condo association, Blue Diamond Disposal

the dismissal was “with prejudice” and calls for Franklin to seek new bids on a waste collection contract.

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Nine Families Relocated From Building In Danger Of Collapse (NJ)

Nine families were relocated Saturday after a rear brick wall of a Leonia condo development bowed about six inches

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Sexes separated at Lakewood pool (NJ)

a Lakewood adult community has restricted mixed-gender swimming times to two hours per day, Sunday through Friday. Jewish law prohibits men and women from bathing together

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Judge dismisses enforcement of trash agreement (NJ)

Judge Stuart Minkowitz said there was nothing in the agreement that would require the borough to buy new trash containers for the condominiums

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N.J. gas explosion victims are at mercy of others

In the end, it is the homeowner’s association and its management company that should go to bat for the residents to ensure that the repairs and rebuilding are done properly.  These residents have already paid a high price and they

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Elderly Couple Die In North Plainfield Condo Fire (NJ)

A fire at a condo complex in North Plainfield, New Jersey, took the lives of an elderly couple.

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Buckeye Lake (NJ) residents request meeting on construction

Residents on Buckeye Lake’s east side have called for a meeting with contractors of the Buckeye Lake Dam Project to discuss their needs with the lake’s low depth this summer.    Read the article………..

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