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

Since changing over to having a majority of Orthodox Jewish homeowners, 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.  A group of

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

The council would then hear from members of the Valley View Homeowner’s Association (VVHA), about the privately owned bridge deemed unsafe by the township. The VVHA was given until Sept. 12 (the date of the meeting), to have an engineer

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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

An Ocean County man is protesting a fine he received from his condominium association over violating its rules by swimming with his wife in the association’s pool, according to a report.  The Asbury Park Press report says Steve Lusardi, 69,

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

The Township Committee has sided with residents of affordable-housing units in a picturesque condominium community who are outraged over a proposed increase of nearly 300 percent in their association fees.  In July, the Cedar Brook at Branchburg Condominium Association sent

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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. Under this summer’s policy the pool is open to women only from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.,

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

The owners of a New Jersey condominium may find themselves paying taxes to two towns at the same time under a recently issued court decision.  A New Jersey appellate court affirmed a trial court’s decision on Friday, ruling that owners

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NJ judge dismisses dispute regarding condo association, Blue Diamond Disposal

New Jersey Superior Court Judge Stuart Minkowitz has denied a request from the Franklin Meadows Condominium Association that would require the borough of Franklin to buy new trash containers for the condos. While Blue Diamond Disposal was listed as a

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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.  “This has been going on for some time,” Mayor Judah Zeigler told Daily Voice. “The condo association got a report a

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Sexes separated at Lakewood pool (NJ)

Since changing over to having a majority of Orthodox Jewish homeowners, 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.  Appeals by non-Jewish

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Judge dismisses enforcement of trash agreement (NJ)

The request by Franklin Meadows condominiums to enforce an agreement between the condo association and Franklin Borough and bring sanctions against a trash hauler has been denied by a state Superior Court judge.  In his decision, dated July 22 but

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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 neighbor told 1010 WINS the elderly man was a Vietnam veteran who recently had a stroke and needed oxygen to breathe and that his wife recently had hip-replacement surgery.     Read the article……………

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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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Problems persist 2 years after fatal explosion destroys homes (NJ)

Sam Ornstein, a family friend of two Pioneer Court residents who has helped them navigate the process, laid the blame on the homeowners’ association and its management company, P&A Management, who he says gave homeowners the runaround, ignored complaints and

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Lots of trash talk about garbage in Franklin (NJ)

At the heart of the triangular lawsuit among Franklin Meadows Condominium Association, Franklin Borough and waste hauler Blue Diamond Disposal is the accepted style of Dumpsters and whether the hauler can refuse to pick up recyclables if not in the

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Professor charged with snookering homeowners’ association (NJ)

An Ocean County College professor who heads a statewide trade group is under indictment for an alleged theft from her property owners association.     Read the article……………

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Firefighters battle 4-alarm condominium blaze in N.J.

Firefighters from Hunterdon and Warren counties battled a four-alarm blaze at the Spruce Hills condominium complex on Wednesday afternoon.  Read the article……………

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Officials find over 100 cats inside Woodbridge condo (NJ)

A hazmat team was called in after over 100 cats were found inside a condo in the Iselin section of Woodbridge Tuesday afternoon.   A spokesperson for the NJSPCA says that the cats were living in deplorable conditions inside the unit.

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Burlington Twp. condo association to hold board election (NJ)

A court-ordered election will be held on June 29 to select board members for the Bienvenue Condominiums association in Burlington Township.  Late last month, Superior Court Judge Paula T. Dow ordered that the election be held from 7 to 8

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Special needs child in Lawrence (NJ) can’t use his condo’s pool due to silly bylaws

A 7-year-old special needs child is being denied use of his condo’s pool because of some silly association bylaws that simply do not jibe with New Jersey state law.     Read the article………….

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Judge to decide if Woodlands polling place moves (NJ)

A judge will decide Friday if the county can compel the Woodlands Condominium Association to continue hosting voting for the largely minority District 4 in Hamilton Township. Some Democrats, including Commissioner Ernest Aponte, think Association President Robert Greene wants to make

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Lake Owned By Holly Lake Homeowners’ Associations Is Lost, at Least for Now (NJ)

A 10-acre lake off Great Bay Boulevard has been the subject of repeated talks between Little Egg Harbor Township officials, residents and the state Department of Environmental Protection over who would repair the aging dam spillway, which has been breached

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Condo Employee Charged with Theft (NJ)

A cooperative investigation between the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Economic Crimes Unit and the Wildwood Police Department Detective’s Bureau revealed Lloyd stole in excess of $75,000 from her employer, Ocean Towers Condominiums, between September of 2015 and March of

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Jersey City artist condos focus of new federal lawsuit (NJ)

The developers of a Jersey City residential building that was forced in 2012 to hand over seven condos to the city for use as affordable housing is suing the city in federal court, alleging city officials now want to sell

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Sides working to set election at Burlington Twp. (NJ) condo association

Attorneys are working on an agreement so an election can be held to select board members for the condominium association at the Bienvenue complex in Burlington Township.  However, the lawyers working on the deal said Thursday that there are still

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Missing child found dead in South Jersey condo complex pool

Two hours after an intensive search that involved bloodhounds and a State Police helicopter began just after 9 p.m., authorities found the boy in the community pool at the condominium complex.  Read the article………..

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Property manager pleads guilty to condo theft, official says (NJ)

A Hackensack-based property manager has pleaded guilty to theft of the third degree in connection to charges that he stole thousands of dollars from a Jersey City condominium association, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.   Read the article………

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2-Alarm Condo Fire in Hidden Lakes Complex Wednesday Night

The fire spread to a second-alarm, requiring extra manpower from neighboring towns to put it out, but firefighters were able to contain it without any injuries.  This is part of the same Hidden Lakes condo complex where a devastating fire

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Condo Board President Lashes Out At NJ Homeowners Over Surprise Maintenance Bills

Some condominium owners in New Jersey are frustrated and want to sell their homes.  As CBS2’s Meg Baker reported, they’ve been unable to sell due to an unexpected fee from their association.  Members of the Eagle Ridge condo community in

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Plan to have ACUA remove condo trash in Brigantine (NJ) raises questions

For years the city reimbursed condo associations for the cost to have private waste haulers pick up their trash once a week. The funds equaled the cost of service to individual homeowners.  Under a new plan, the city would stop

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Fire at 18 Balmoral Court in Aberdeen Monday (NJ)

A three-alarm fire in a condo unit at 18 Balmoral Court in the Wyndham Place condo development completely destroyed the home Monday. The fire spread to the unit next door, as well.   Read the article…………

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Association Homeowners’ Protection Act clears Senate panel (NJ)

The Association Homeowners’ Protection Act would require homeowners associations to make available within one or two business days a roster of current board members with an email contact for each, board election dates and candidate application forms, the most recently

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House rules: Homeowners associations regulations can be difficult to navigate (NJ)

The rules of a homeowners association — groups that depending on their bylaws can limit everything from the color you paint your front door to the kinds of blinds you hang on your windows — can be difficult to navigate.

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Woman dead after early morning fire at Westfield (NJ) condo complex

A woman was killed in an early morning fire at a Westfield condo complex, according to a News 12 report.  The fire began around 5 a.m. at the Wychwood Gardens complex near East Broad Street and was put out about

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Six injured in Florence (NJ) condo complex fire

A two-alarm fire at a South Jersey condominium complex left six people injured Friday night, including three first responders.    Read the article……….

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NJ Condo Board Proposes Mandatory DNA Samples From Resident Dogs

One condo association in New Jersey is looking into asking pet owners to give samples of their dog’s DNA to ensure owners pick up after their pets — causing some residents to question their rights.    Read the article……….

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New Jersey Townhome Development Claims Jurisdiction Over Airspace

A townhome development homeowners association in Mendham, NJ has passed a resolution banning the flight of model airplanes and drones in the neighborhood.  Read the article……….

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9-Year-Old Girl Jumps From Balcony to Escape Burning Condo (NJ)

A 9-year-old girl jumped to safety from her burning home in Bergen County, New Jersey, Tuesday afternoon.  The fire started at about 2 p.m. at Society Hill Village II condo complex in Mahwah.  Read the article………..

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Elevator repair worker dies in fall down shaft at Guttenberg (NJ) condo complex

Federal authorities are investigating the death of an elevator repair worker who fell down a shaft in northern New Jersey.  Occupational Safety and Health Administration spokeswoman Leni Fortson says it happened Tuesday at the Galaxy Towers in Guttenberg. The condominium

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Manalapan (NJ) Senior Citizen Condo Owners ‘Stranded’ In Their Homes

Making matters worse, Covered Bridge is a 55+ adult community, meaning lots of people who live there have limited mobility to begin with. Many use walkers, canes or simply aren’t as surefooted as they used to be.  Read the article……….

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Fire severely damages townhome building; 2 people displaced (NJ)

A fire spread by strong winds severely damaged a three-unit townhome building in southern New Jersey.  No one was injured in the fire in Brigantine, which was reported around 5 a.m. Saturday. But two people living in one of the

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Paterson (NJ) working on agreement with Garret Heights HOA to provide city services

The city is working to hammer out an agreement with the Garret Heights homeowners association to provide property owners with municipal services like garbage collection and snow removal which taxpayers at the development have been providing for themselves through their

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2 years after blaze, N.J. condo owners still homeless

Eighteen units were destroyed or damaged in a blaze that started with a brush fire outside a condo building the evening of Nov. 23, 2013. And 18 units are still under construction.   Read the article……………

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Fire ignited by plumber’s torch destroys Brick (NJ) home, authorities said

Authorities said the fire in one of the units of the Primrose Lane condominium complex started when a plumber was using a torch to sweat a pipe in an upstairs bathroom.  Read the article………….

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A stand against ‘political correctness’ – Condo launches nondenominational holiday tradition (NJ)

The Holiday Inspiration Tree is in part a reaction against political correctness that Robin sees as impacting the holidays, making people tiptoe around anything that smacks of religion. She decided to come up with a symbol that included everyone, instead

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Evesham (NJ) condo owners file Kings Grant lawsuit

A condominium association within the sprawling Kings Grant development is alleging misappropriation of money and mismanagement in a lawsuit against the umbrella property management company.    Read the article………….

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Lawsuit alleges misappropriation by association at Kings Grant in Evesham (NJ)

A complaint filed in Superior Court in Burlington County accuses the Kings Grant Maintenance Association of misappropriating more than $600,000 from one of the condominium associations in the Evesham neighborhood.  Last week, Medford attorney Paul Leodori filed an order to

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Lawsuit alleges misappropriation by association at Kings Grant in Evesham

A complaint filed in Superior Court in Burlington County accuses the Kings Grant Maintenance Association of misappropriating more than $600,000 from one of the condominium associations in the Evesham neighborhood.   Read the article………….

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