Post Office Name, Kinnelon Garbage Pickup, Heroin Bust Top Tri-Boro News
Resident speaks out against Fayson Lakes water tank project and Butler police investigate Bromat Plaza burglaries also among top headlines.
While Kinnelon Public Schools saw a slight decrease in enrollment in kindergarten again this year, Butler and Bloomingdale schools saw a slight increase in overall enrollment. Grade sections are not expected to be affected in the Bloomingdale or Butler school districts though, while Kinnelon will be moving a first grade teacher to accomodate for a larger second grade.
The Borough of Butler held its annual National "Night Out" event Tuesday, filling Butler park with hundreds of residents. The Bloomingdale Cornet Band performed popular music hits and Tri-Boro Patch had a table to greet attendees.
Police are investigating the apparent burglaries of two businesses in the Bromat Plaza on Route 23 North-Nails Unique Salon and Pizza King. In both incidents, police said an undetermined amount of cash was taken.
Upon the request of community residents, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez is taking into consideration changing the name of the Butler Post Office in honor of killed U.S. Army Spc. Jonathan Batista, of Kinnelon. But the Butler Council mostly did not agree with the idea.
The Kinnelon Board of Adjustment heard testimony Tuesday from the lawyer and engineer representing Stonybrook Highlands, the association which opposes Fayson Lakes Water Company's proposal to construct a new water tank on Galloway Terrace.
Butler police arrested two men who allegedly had 35 bags of heroin in their car on Route 23 Sunday. This marks the third large quantity heroin bust on the tri-boro portion of Route 23 in the past two months.
As the Kinnelon Council prepares to go out to bid for garbage services, council members discussed seeking cost estimates for decreasing garbage pickup in the borough from twice weekly to once weekly. What do you think? Head to our poll here and leave us your thoughts.