Roof Restoration Begins!
The tall patterned slate roof and grand towers of the Union Hotel have defined Flemington since it was built in 1877 & 1878. After decades of sporadic repairs and exposure to the elements, the time has come to fully restore the Hotel’s iconic mansard roof. The Second Empire style of the building was very popular and up-to-date when the Hotel was built, but it quickly fell out of fashion. Despite this, the exterior of the Hotel was never modernized, and remains intact but deteriorated today. The Hotel is still the largest building along Main Street, and is the heart of Flemington’s Historic District. This part of the historic restoration will replace the 136 year old slate roof of the fourth floor, replicating the original fish scale patterning. The “UNION HOTEL” lettering will be repainted on the new slate. The woodwork details and brackets of the three towers, the dormer windows and the eaves will be meticulously restored and repainted. The towers will be re-roofed with copper, and the unseen flat roof will be replaced with a modern membrane roof. New windows will closely match the original deteriorated windows. This roof project is the first phase of the revitalization of the Union Hotel, and will help to preserve the rest of the building. Follow...
21st Annual CEA/Johanna Foods Turkey Trot
Thanksgiving Day | Thursday, November 28, 2013
5K Run - 9:45am | 2 Mile Fitness Walk - 9:15 am
Flemington, New Jersey
For More information and to register! Click Here!
New generators are being purchased to supply backup power to Borough Hall/Fire Department and to the Police Station which will house our NEW Emergency Operation Center(EOC)! The EOC will be the base of operations in times of natural disasters and other emergencies. Our EOC was previously located out of the Borough but is being moved to Main Street in the front of the Police Station for ease of access by residents and to provide a local centralized command!
Flemington Borough Police Department with support from the Business Improvement District have implemented Bike Patrols! Read More...
The North Pole Express will begin trips starting on November 29th! For the full list of Steam train excursions from Flemington and to buy tickets. Click Here! Special thanks to Richard Smith Jr. from RecklessPixel.com for the great picture!
SNOW STORM Another snow storm is expected to drop several inches between Saturday Dec. 14th and Sunday December 15th. Please be prepared and remember to remove cars from snow covered streets! Read More
UNION HOTEL AREA EXPANDED REDEVELOPMENT PLAN PUBLIC HEARING The Planning Board will hold the public hearing on this plan at its regular meeting on Monday, December 16, 2013, at 7:00 PM at Borough Hall. To download the plan, Click Here.
OPEN HOUSE The Board of Trustees of the Samuel Fleming House Museum & Garden has announced that it will hold its Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 14th, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.. There will be a program to mark this occasion, "An Old Fashioned Christmas", featuring the floral artistry of Chris Ondrak, Owner/Designer of The Gilded Lily Florist in Flemington, N.J. His presentation will be at 1:00 p.m. Seating is limited. Mr. Ondrak has stated that he feels "that one of the main components of an Old fashioned Christmas is decorating in della Robbia style." "della Robbia " style is named after an Italian sculptor from Florence. Tours of the Samuel Fleming House Museum & Garden will be ongoing after Chris Ondrak's demonstration, through 4:00 p.m. Read More
HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR The Flemington Historic Preservation Commission is presently seeking privately-owned and Historic Homes within the Borough to be a part of this Tour. Owners must be comfortable with tour-goers entering and touring the inside 'living areas' of the home, as well as any outside garden spaces. Interested owners who would like their home to be considered, are being asked to contact the Commission by phoning Flemington Borough Hall and Elaine Gorman at 908-782-8840. Facebook users are asked to send a message to Flemington Historic Preservation Commission via facebook/message. Read More
BOROUGH NEWSLETTER To get a copy of the Flemington Borough Newsletter for September. Click Here
PLANNING BOARD MEETING CANCELED The November 4 Planning Board Meeting has been Canceled!
FREE SMOKE DETECTORS The Flemington Bureau of Fire Safety has a limited supply of smoke alarms. They are available to senior citizens, lower-income residents, and those households with children that are in need. The smoke alarms where obtained from the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety, ABC Channel 7 and Kidde as part of the television station's 14th Annual Operation 7 Save a Life campaign. Any residents that do not have a smoke alarm or one that is over 9 years old please contact Fire Marshal David Turner at 908-782-8840 ext 227.