Police reported gas leak, heavy traffic Monday afternoon.
A portion of Early Street between Speedwell Avenue and Atno Avenue was reopened after PSE&G repaired a reported gas leak. Morristown Police issued a note via the Nixle.com alert service of the reopening shortly before 4 p.m. The closure alert came shortly before 3 p.m., noting it could be several hours before the road was reopened. Work began recently on Early Street in that area as part of Phase I of the Speedwell Redevelopment Plan. Several houses along Early Street have been blocked off, with demolition expected within the next couple weeks. No indication was given whether or not the reported gas leak occurred at the demolition site.
Hearing for bar/restaurant at 4 Early St. rescheduled for to-be-determined future date.
Is it a safety issue? Or, a racial issue? Both sides were presented by residents at Tuesday night's council meeting in regard to a proposed liquor license transfer by the Walsh family–whose members also own Sona Thirteen, Tashmoo and The Dark Horse–to the Early Street property currently known as Futbolandia #2, which had previously been a banquet hall that catered primarily to Hispanic customers. Over a dozen letters of complaint signed by various residents–including Board of Education member Terri Murphy and Margarita Armington, wife of council member Stefan Armington–were submitted prior to the meeting. By law, the hearing needed then to be rescheduled at a later date, to allow the applicant the opportunity to review those letters. …