Sunday, October 12, 2008

RIP Liongate

Without warning, the 8 year struggle by Bloomfield environmentalists to make a nature preserve from a 5.7 acre grove of trees came to an end a few days ago. Current plans call for the addition of 38 townhouses to the flood-prone landscape -- once described by Mayor McCarthy as "a pristine wilderness." A raucous post mortem between residents and the property's former owners has been the lead topic on NJ,com's Bloomfield forum. Despite the availability of grant monies to purchase the property, the former owner'ss family claims the town never made an offer. Neighborhood groups claim otherwise. Stay tuned....

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