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Unlike other waterproofers in New Jersey, we provide our customers with a streamlined process for all of their waterproofing needs. Our goal is to get to the crux of your home's issues. If we spot signs of water in your basement, we go right to the source of the problem, working hard to fix structural deficiencies to prevent problems like mold growth and foundation damage. We are proud to be New Jersey's one-stop shop for all of your basement waterproofing needs. New Jersey homeowners choose Healthy Way because our experts are friendly, experienced, harworking, and fully certified. We won't rest until your waterproofing problems are solved. Because we specialize in both interior and exterior waterproofing services, you won't have to worry about hiring a laundry list of contractors to correct your moisture problems. Healthy Way provides all-inclusive basement waterproofing in Shrewsbury borough, it's no surprise that New Jersey residents trust Healthy Way to make their homes more livable every day.

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The Healthy Way Difference

At Healthy Way, we strive to set ourselves apart from the competition by offering the best basement waterproofing services in New Jersey. We won't be happy with our work until you are 100% satisfied, whether you need a thorough moisture inspection or a large-scale waterproofing project. Our basement waterproofing experts are certified, trained, and have worked on more than 4,000 repairs. They understand that your moisture problems aren't like anybody else's, which is why all of our waterproofing proposals are created specifically for your home. You won't find any "one-size-fits-all" solutions here, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

  • Best warranties in the industry
  • Free initial inspection
  • Full-service basement waterproofing
  • Mold remediation
  • Foundation repair
  • Water management solutions tailored to your unique situation

Once your basement waterproofing project is complete, we make it a point to keep our staff available to address any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal is your 100% satisfaction, from the moment you call our office to schedule an inspection to the time you sign off on our work.

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With more than two decades of experience and a team of fully certified and trained waterproofing professionals, there is no waterproofing project in New Jersey that we can't handle. When not addressed, water and moisture problems can cause serious health risks for your family. We're talking buckling walls, sinking foundations, and even toxic mold. With your home's value and your family's health on the line, you must attack these problems head-on, and the best way to do that is by bringing in the Healthy Way team. Some signs of existing water problems in your home can include:

  • Signs of rust or oxidation on metal fixtures
  • Mildew residue
  • Water stains on your foundation's walls and floors
  • Erosion of your concrete
  • Mineral deposits found on pipes
  • Flooded landscaping after heavy rain or snow
  • Pooling water around your foundation's interior
  • Humidity levels above 60% in your basement or crawlspace
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Basement Waterproofing in Shrewsbury borough

Healthy Way has been providing the most trusted, effective basement waterproofing in New Jersey since 2007. Waterproofing your basement is crucial to protecting the value of your home and the safety of your family. That is why we only employ the best, brightest, fully-certified experts, who will treat your home like it was their very own. Taking shortcuts just isn't in our nature. We use innovative technology and time-tested techniques to discover and solve your basement's water-related problems.

Because basement wall leaks and water seepage are often caused by structural issues, external waterproofing is required. While some companies only seal the interior walls of your basement, Healthy Way goes the extra mile to fix your water issues inside and out. That way, your basement leaks stop for good.

Once we find the root of the water issues in your basement, we will get to work on a custom-designed solution that will exceed your basement waterproofing needs.

Our basement waterproofing services in New Jersey help prevent the following problems:

  • Mold growth, which can cause serious health hazards for your family
  • Basement flooding
  • Loss of valuables
  • Serious water damage to your home's walls and floors
  • Decrease in home value

Don't wait to address the moisture developing in your basement - call Healthy Way today for a customized solution to your water seepage problems.

What Causes Moisture in Your Basement?

It's easy to spot water leaking through a crack in your basement, but most homeowners don't know that there is a potential for water issues without heavy rains or obvious signs of standing water. At Healthy Way, we try to educate our clients on the real causes of water in your basement. Here are two of the most common reasons why you might need basement waterproofing in Shrewsbury borough:

Clay Bowl Effect

The "Clay Bowl" Effect

It might not be evident on the surface, but many basements are built in a below-grade dip, which is surrounded by backfill. Because backfill is made up of soil that was removed during foundation digging, it creates an empty shape or "bowl" effect. Once the foundation is finished, this loose soil is placed back around the foundation. Unfortunately, soil of this consistency is more absorbent and porous than the undisturbed soil around it, which is hard-packed and less porous. When rain or thunderstorms occurs, the soil closest to your home becomes saturated, putting pressure on your basement walls.

Hydrostatic Pressure

Hydrostatic Pressure:

This kind of pressure affects homeowners with property built below the water table or on a hillside where water runs down a hill. When the soil around your foundation becomes saturated, it will expand and put intense pressure on the walls of your foundation and basement. This pressure can create cracks, giving water an easy route into your basement.

How Healthy Way Solves Your Basement Waterproofing Needs

Having a wet basement not only puts your health at risk, it lowers the value of your home and makes it more difficult to sell. The good news? We offer a number of waterproofing services and products to solve your problems fast. A few of our solutions include:

  • Sump pumps
  • Perimeter drainage systems
  • Doorway drainage systems
  • High-strength washer hoses
  • Floor and wall crack repair
  • Replacement windows
  • Flood protection for your water heater

When you use Healthy Way for basement waterproofing in New Jersey, you can rest easy knowing that all our systems come with a written, lifetime warranty. This warranty is transferrable, meaning you can re-establish your home's value and give future owners confidence knowing that their new home is protected.

The Healthy Way Basement Waterproofing Process

Because every home is different, your basement waterproofing solution could be vastly different than that of your next-door neighbor. Many factors play a part when it comes to keeping your basement dry and safe for living. As a general rule, we approach each issue with a "prevention over repair" mindset. By taking this stance, we give our clients a more cost-effective, long-term resolution. We're not in the business of putting a "Band-Aid" on your water problem - we want to fix your issue completely, so you don't have to worry about recurring problems. Our effective basement waterproofing systems include a mix of the following strategies:

Interior Waterproofing

Interior Waterproofing

Interior waterproofing methods usually start with our team ensuring that any holes or cracks in your basement floors, walls, and windows are sealed properly. Sealing cracks in your basement is an important first step since this is usually the first place where water can enter your home. Our sealants keep your basement dry and help prevent more moisture from finding its way into your home. Interior waterproofing strategies like these also help lower humidity levels in your basement. While sealants and other interior waterproofing strategies help correct initial issues, they don't usually solve the underlying problem causing leaks in your basement. Those issues are most often found outside your home.

Exterior Waterproofing

Exterior Waterproofing

Once our team is finished with your interior waterproofing, we will move to the exterior of your home. Waterproofing the outside of your home is often a more complex, nuanced goal. Because of the difficult nature of exterior waterproofing, we recommend you consult with our team of professionals before tackling the job on your own. Generally speaking, our team beings the outdoor waterproofing process by excavating the soil around your home's foundation. Once we remove the soil surrounding your foundation, our experts will apply a polymer-based sealant to any cracks we discover. This sealant is a long-term solution and should remain intact for the life of your home. While the Healthy Way team solves your outdoor moisture problems, we will also check your downspouts, to make sure they aren't clogged. An inefficient gutter system does a poor job of directing water away from your home's foundation, which can cause more moisture to seep into your basement over time.

Exterior Waterproofing

Drainage Systems

One of the most common reasons that people need basement waterproofing in cityname is because they have a poor drainage system. A proper drainage system is paramount in keeping your basement dry and your family safe. These systems are meant to direct water away from your home and come in many forms, from French Drains to simple systems like ground soil. If you're thinking of installing a complex drainage system, save yourself some time and check the soil around your foundation first to make sure it isn't retaining moisture. If a more complex system like a sump pump is required, it's best to work with certified professionals like those at Healthy Way, to make sure your drainage system is installed correctly.

WHICH WATERPROOFING SOLUTION IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Because every home is different, it's hard to say what kind of waterproofing solution is right for your situation. Most homeowners require a combination of interior and exterior waterproofing. There are dozens of factors that come into play when it comes to waterproofing your home, so the answer to your problem may be different than your neighbor's. The good news is that Healthy Way is fully equipped to handle whatever moisture issue you're having. We will work tirelessly to make certain your basement is dry, mold-free, and safe to enjoy. That way, you can get back to living life rather than worrying about mold growth or foundation damage.

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GET IT DONE RIGHT, THE FIRST TIME

Other companies may offer temporary or partial solutions. At Healthy Way, we believe in correcting the problem completely, so you save money and have long-term peace of mind. Our goal is to fix your problem to prevent it from coming back, or we won't do the work!

If you require quality basement waterproofing, it all starts with a FREE inspection from our certified waterproofing experts. We will take as much time as you need to find your problem, develop a solution, and walk you through our process step-by-step.

Don't let water leaks and foundation damage create a dangerous environment in your home; contact the experts at Healthy Way today!

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Happy Tails in Shrewsbury: How veterinary care became family affair

Special to the Asbury Park PressSHREWSBURY - Marko Sima, co-owner of Happy Tails Veterinary Hospital in Shrewsbury, traces his desire to be a veterinary doctor all the way back to his father, who was a veterinarian in Serbia.“He was smart in school and grew into having a love for animals,” Sima said. “At that time, he was treating larger animals, like horses, cows, chickens and things lik...

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SHREWSBURY - Marko Sima, co-owner of Happy Tails Veterinary Hospital in Shrewsbury, traces his desire to be a veterinary doctor all the way back to his father, who was a veterinarian in Serbia.

“He was smart in school and grew into having a love for animals,” Sima said. “At that time, he was treating larger animals, like horses, cows, chickens and things like that. He did that for 10 years and enjoyed his time there.

“He was very committed to his job,” Sima said. “For him, it was all about caring for animals of all types and he was naturally drawn to that trade like a moth to the flame. No matter what else was involved in the job, he was ready to do what was necessary.”

In addition to being a veterinarian, Sima’s father also worked in food inspection.

“While working as a food inspector in Poland, he met my mother in one of the plants and they got to know each other,” Sima said. “She went to a technical school in Poland at the time and they dated for a year before getting married."

Sima’s parents got a chance to move to the United States after a new law under President Lyndon B. Johnson made it easier for immigrants with medical degrees to come here with a visa.

“My father had that degree and all of us moved to America in 1968,” Sima said. “Even though my father was a licensed vet in his own country, he still had to get certified to practice in America. He did that and also started working for the (U.S. Department of Agriculture) in New Jersey in 1969.

“We moved to Vineland and I started school there,” Sima said. “He eventually bought a house and turned it into a veterinary hospital at night. When I was not in school, he taught me the business. I started out cleaning out cages and doing things to help out where I could. Sometimes, I would walk around to different parts of the house and I would see him operating on animals and things like that. It became normal to me and that’s just what transpired in that environment.”

'Two different styles of working'

As Sima grew older, he started working as a receptionist for his father’s business. He originally wanted to be an engineer and attended Drexel University for a year, but changed his mind and transferred to Penn State to study animal bioscience. He would later attend and graduate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

“I decided to follow in the footsteps of my father and became a vet instead,” Sima said. “I initially liked the science aspect of it, but then I got into wanting to help animals. After graduating from medical school and earning a bachelor’s degree in animal bioscience, I went to work with my dad for a year, but I soon realized my father and I had two different styles of working and I needed to develop a way that was all my own.

“He was used to a more old-school style and I was mostly new-school,” Sima said. "We got along well, but we differed in our approaches to treating animals. His understanding was to treat first and then perform tests, but I was the opposite. I just learned how to perform my job in a different way and that’s the way I wanted to practice as a veterinarian.”

Starting in the mid-1990s, Sima worked at different hospitals, improving his skills.

“I would work part-time for a vet and then do some relief work for the rest of the day,” Sima said. “I just wanted to keep developing my work ethic and perfect my abilities, until I mastered my trade as a whole. It was all about getting that practice in until I could be the best I could possibly be.

“I also worked for some emergency clinics for a while,” Sima said. “I would stay there all night long and deal with sick animals that would show up at random. Most of the cases were really intense and it was like an emergency room for animals. It was really emotionally jarring to see all of these sick animals come through at all hours of the night, but I figured I could help out and learn something new in the process.”

While attending the University of Pennsylvania in 1991, Sima met his future wife and co-owner of Happy Tails, Dina Rovere. They dated for several years before they tied the knot in 1999.

“I went and graduated with the same degree as Marko,” Rovere said. “Although we were dating and getting to know each other, we both had our own work-related obligations and career paths that we were chasing. I went to Temple University for pharmacy school and became a vet doctor from (the University of Pennsylvania). We wanted to work hard and get more experienced with our jobs. It was all about filling in the gaps.

“I wanted to be a surgeon,” Rovere said. “I went and did an internship for that in New York City. I worked my share of vet jobs and I ended up leaving one job in particular because my employer was very close to his work life and I decided that I wanted to have a family one day. In the end, I had to choose my family life because I didn’t want to be married to my work. It was that simple.”

Spreading the word

After choosing family over the job, Rovere and Sima would go on to have three sons and Rovere took some time to raise them with Sima. After taking some time to tend to their family obligations, Sima decided to open his own veterinary practice, having grown up doing it with his dad.

“We set out to buy out older practices around the area, but no one wanted to sell their businesses at that time,” Rovere said. “We eventually found Happy Tails in Shrewsbury, which was previously an open space, and opened on June 2, 2014. It was a slow start. There were other vet hospitals around the area and we wanted to stand out. We met this really nice lady named Betsy Higgins and we really hit it off upon meeting.

“She came with her dogs initially,” Rovere said. “She loved us so much that she spread the word around and gave other people with pets a solid review of our business. That was a big reason we started to see people in Shrewsbury come in to our establishment. She knew lots of people and she helped us get our name out there. We have been here for almost nine years and we are still going strong.”

“We take care of dogs, cats, guinea pigs, bearded dragons, rabbits, ferrets and birds, just to name a few,” Sima said. “It is a family affair and we dedicate ourselves and our staff to taking good care of your pet and giving them a good bill of health.”

As Happy Tails and its staff look towards the future, they want to invest in helping young kids get out of debt as they graduate from medical school and move on to their careers.

“During the summers, we have young vet students come work with us to get more hands-on experience,” Sima said. “A lot of them have gone on to med school and that is very inspiring and gratifying to us. We want to keep at it and give other aspiring vets the tools to the trade.”

Happy Tails Veterinary Hospital

Owners: Dr. Marko Sima and Dr. Dina Rovere

Location: 827 Broad St., Shrewsbury

Phone: 732-268-8180

Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends

California changes school start times. Is NJ next? (Opinion)

When California decided to mandate that schools begin later in the morning so the kids would have extra time to get “much-needed” sleep, I was dubious.While it’s true that studies show that teenagers, as well as younger kids, don’t get enough sleep for their health, this new law mandating that schools begin no earlier than 8:30 for high school and 8 a.m. for younger kids is just a way to pander to whiny little brats who can’t get out of bed.And what one liberal state does, other liberal states ofte...

When California decided to mandate that schools begin later in the morning so the kids would have extra time to get “much-needed” sleep, I was dubious.

While it’s true that studies show that teenagers, as well as younger kids, don’t get enough sleep for their health, this new law mandating that schools begin no earlier than 8:30 for high school and 8 a.m. for younger kids is just a way to pander to whiny little brats who can’t get out of bed.

And what one liberal state does, other liberal states often follow. Legislators in Massachusetts have looked at the law with interest, as have lawmakers here in New Jersey. It’s a typical New Jersey move. Instead of realizing that kids aren’t going to use the extra time for any practical purpose, our lawmakers will probably look at this as a really good idea.

I look at some of the farm states in this country where kids arise before dawn to do their chores and make it to school on time. I also think of students who are ambitious enough to be Olympic hopefuls. They routinely practice at 5 a.m. and sometimes even earlier, and manage to get their homework done, get to school on time and somehow get in a decent nights sleep, to boot.

It sounds good to have a law like this that allows kids to sleep in a little. It feels good to people. But the reality is, kids are better off learning the discipline of getting up earlier because if they’re given a later start time for their day, many, if not most kids, will simply use that as an opportunity to stay up a little later playing video games, texting with their friends, smoking weed, or God knows what else.

Are we really doing kids a favor after generations of getting up early and being responsible by making life easier for them? Isn’t getting up early a really good discipline to learn? If we are so concerned about our kids' lack of sleep, how about as parents, we insist that they sleep a little earlier at night? But, you know Jersey. There’s not a family responsibility they won’t try to usurp if given the opportunity.

Opinions expressed in the post above are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Judi Franco only.

Election 2022: Carol Loeffler, Shrewsbury Borough Council

Patch is asking municipal candidates to share their views on the issues. Democrat Carol Loeffler of Shrewsbury presents her ideas.SHREWSBURY, NJ — Democrat Carol Loeffler is one of four candidates seeking two full-term seats on the Shrewsbury Borough Council in the Nov. 8 general election.In these profiles, candidates provide voters with background about themselves and their positions on the issues. Patch will publish individual profiles leading to the election.Overdevelopment is a concern of hers, Loeffler says,...

Patch is asking municipal candidates to share their views on the issues. Democrat Carol Loeffler of Shrewsbury presents her ideas.

SHREWSBURY, NJ — Democrat Carol Loeffler is one of four candidates seeking two full-term seats on the Shrewsbury Borough Council in the Nov. 8 general election.

In these profiles, candidates provide voters with background about themselves and their positions on the issues. Patch will publish individual profiles leading to the election.

Overdevelopment is a concern of hers, Loeffler says, along with the accompanying traffic congestion. "We need independent watchdogs on council to preserve our remaining open space," she says. She wants to preserve the property adjacent to Manson Park as parkland, and, as a dog-owner, she would like to see a community dog park in town.

Read more from candidate Carol Loeffler:

Name: Carol Loeffler

Age: 71

Office sought: Shrewsbury Borough Council member

Are you an incumbent: I am not an incumbent

Party: Democratic

Family: Husband, Franklin; son Philip; daughter-in-law, Hannah; grandson Pip; Great Danes Teeren and Bismarck

Education: B.A., Georgian Court University; M.A., New Jersey City University; teaching certification in K-12 Art, K-8 Elementary education, Supervisor Certification, Drug Alcohol Counselor Certification

Experience: Former teacher for 38 years; teachers union representative in which I helped to have teacher contract negotiation law changed in New Jersey.

Name the top issues currently facing your town and how you plan to address them:

I have lived in town long enough to remember when safety, traffic and congestion were not issues in town.

Now, unfettered overdevelopment is front and center. We can't allow the property next to Manson Park be developed, that is earmarked in our Master Plan for possible acquisition for parkland.

We need independent watchdogs on council to preserve our remaining open space. We need a council that will reach out to our neighboring governing bodies to discuss what the development of old Fort Monmouth will do to traffic through Shrewsbury and the added runoff and pollution in Parkers Creek, which is already an issue with the fish die-off that happens almost every year.

Identify specific goals or ideas you have to enhance life in your town:

I feel the time has come for equity in the community leadership. We all want taxes to stay low, provide an excellent education to our kids and provide community opportunities to our residents.

In my discussions with fellow dog owners, they would like to see us add a community dog park to our town for our canine friends.

What in your experience or background prepares you for election to office:

As a teacher for 38 years, and as a union rep, I have experience working diplomatically with many people and would bring that quality with me to council.

Candidates for Shrewsbury Borough Council:

Mayor: Full Term – Vote for One

Borough Council: Full Term – Vote for Two

Borough Council: One Year Unexpired Term – Vote for One

Election 2022: Don Sena, Shrewsbury Borough Council

Patch is asking municipal candidates to share their views on the issues. Democrat Don Sena of Shrewsbury presents his ideas.SHREWSBURY, NJ — Democrat Don Sena is one of four candidates seeking two full-term seats on the Shrewsbury Borough Council in the Nov. 8 general election.In these profiles, candidates provide voters with background about themselves and their positions on the issues. Patch will publish individual profiles leading to the election.Sena, who would like to bring a fresh perspective to the Borough...

Patch is asking municipal candidates to share their views on the issues. Democrat Don Sena of Shrewsbury presents his ideas.

SHREWSBURY, NJ — Democrat Don Sena is one of four candidates seeking two full-term seats on the Shrewsbury Borough Council in the Nov. 8 general election.

In these profiles, candidates provide voters with background about themselves and their positions on the issues. Patch will publish individual profiles leading to the election.

Sena, who would like to bring a fresh perspective to the Borough Council, says that traffic congestion needs to be addressed in the borough more proactively. He also wants to address the problem of car thefts in the borough.

Read more from candidate Don Sena:

Name: Don Sena

Age: 54

Office sought: Shrewsbury Borough Council member

Are you an incumbent?: Not an incumbent

Party: Democratic

Family: Married, with two boys ages 12 and 16

Education: B.S. in Journalism from Syracuse University

Experience: President, Red Bank Regional Junior Bucs Wrestling Program; recreation coach in Shrewsbury

Name the top issues currently facing your town and how you plan to address them:

The top issues facing our town are:

Identify one or more specific goals or ideas you have to enhance life in your town:

One way to enhance life in our town is for council to work with the state and county to look for ways to divert trucks off of Route 35 from the stretch of road from the library to Patterson and also reduce the speed limit in that section.

Another idea is to look for transportation grants and talk to the state about possibly acquiring the old Mr. Good Lube and building a right turn lane onto White Road from Route 35.

That intersection gets quite backed up due to the train and the increase in traffic on Route 35.

Our team also will listen and provide for the needs of our first responders. The firefighters have been wanting to upgrade their sign that is a centerpiece of our community for a few years now.

Council needs to update the ordinance to allow for a new, modern electric sign. The old sign can't even be repaired anymore.

What in your experience or background prepares you for election to office:

As a community volunteer, coach and business person, I am always talking to community members about what is important to them.

I will bring innovative ideas and a pro-active way of doing things to council, not to mention a differing perspective not heard on the Shrewsbury council for a long time.

Candidates for Shrewsbury Borough Council:

Mayor: Full Term – Vote for One

Borough Council: Full Term – Vote for Two

Borough Council: One Year Unexpired Term – Vote for One

Movie studio component of $1B waterfront redevelopment in Carteret approved by borough

Project has potential to create thousands of local jobs, pump $1B in union construction into areaThe borough of Carteret’s planning board recently approved a preliminary site plan for Shrewsbury-based J. Bezzone Inc. to develop a 1.2 million-square-foot, 15-story multiuse project — complete with stages, a movie studio, hotel, restaurants, retail, rooftop amenities and a parking gara...

Project has potential to create thousands of local jobs, pump $1B in union construction into area

The borough of Carteret’s planning board recently approved a preliminary site plan for Shrewsbury-based J. Bezzone Inc. to develop a 1.2 million-square-foot, 15-story multiuse project — complete with stages, a movie studio, hotel, restaurants, retail, rooftop amenities and a parking garage.

As part of the borough’s $1 billion waterfront redevelopment, the 15-story project has been in the works for about a year. The industrial site, which is located on a portion of the former DuPont site in the Chrome Waterfront Redevelopment Zone north of Veterans Pier and Carteret Waterfront Park, has already undergone a 10-year cleanup and could start construction as soon as all approvals, financing and studios are in place.

“This is a great opportunity to continue to grow our industrial and commercial base, to really highlight the $2 billion in development that has happened in Carteret, and it ties in nicely with the performing arts center on Washington Avenue,” Mayor Daniel J. Reiman said.

The project has the potential to create thousands of local jobs and pump $1 billion in union construction into the waterfront area, according to Reiman.

Developer Joseph Bezzone said this project will be unique because of its multiuse component.

Multiple outlets for retail and hospitality will range from corporate dining to full-service food and beverage options.

Having developed properties from Boston to Atlantic City, Bezzone said he chose Carteret as a location mainly because of the transportation infrastructure of the New Jersey Turnpike, Newark Liberty International Airport and Carteret’s forthcoming ferry.

“Carteret’s investment in its waterfront under the bold leadership of Mayor Dan Reiman has created an engine of opportunity that we hope to share in,” the developer said.

For this project, Bezzone said it partnered with Mark Meisner and the Birch Group, which will take the ownership lead and provide the necessary resources required for a development of this magnitude and importance.

For Reiman, he believes the project is a game-changer for Carteret.

“There are five of these projects around the state. Realistically, there’s only going to be two or three completed. Fort Monmouth has the potential to be just astronomical, but, at the same token, they have no direct access. You can’t get the tractor-trailers and the infrastructure you need off the Parkway because you can’t take tractor-trailers on the Parkway,” Reiman said.

Carteret is right off the New Jersey Turnpike. There will also be access through an already-approved future ferry terminal. There’s also land mass and infrastructure for water, sewer and utilities. Reiman said the site is capped and the borough has control over the property.

“It’s in the Urban Enterprise Zone, a Smart Growth Zone and a Redevelopment Area. There are so many factors that make it the prime location for this to happen,” Reiman added.

Carteret’s planning board voted unanimously to take the project to the next step, which is to have the redevelopment agreement approved by mayor and council. Then, there will be a filing in front of the Middlesex County Planning Board, which is generally just a cursory review. After that, it’s up to the Governor’s Office and the state Department of Business & Economic Development (which has already expressed its support).

“It’s an early preliminary approval. They still have a lot of work to do, but now they can take this, go to Hollywood and Wall Street, and say, ‘Hey, the city’s on board, the county’s on board, the state’s on board, let’s sign you up,’” Reiman said.

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