Dec. 5 meeting targets Lincoln Square eminent domain

A Lincoln Square-based coalition of independent business owners and activists is flying in a big gun from a prominent Washington, D.C.-area organization to help them fight a city plan to claim a stretch of properties along Western Avenue for private development under eminent domain. http://www.pioneerlocal.com/newsstar/news/675225,SN-Domain-113007-s1.article

Ex-LDC Members Rally at City Hall

Members and supporters of the Coalition to Preserve Community rallied at City Hall Thursday to protest practices of the West Harlem Local Development Corporation regarding Columbia’s proposed expansion into Manhattanville.http://www.columbiaspectator.com/?q=node/28396

N.J. needs eminent domain protections

The state Senate should approve a bill limiting local authority to turn over private property to developers.http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071130/OPINION/711300328/1046

Wash. Twp. OKs redevelopment

Township council approved one of two redevelopment plans intended to lure businesses and create a new vision for Delsea Drive and a large parcel off the Black Horse Pike.http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071130/NEWS1006-01-711300370/NEWS01

Chen delivers speech on eminent domain abuse

“Towns have been gaining the power to use eminent domain for private redevelopment in areas where they should not have this power,” said New Jersey Public Advocate Ronald K. Chen.http://atlanticville.gmnews.com/news/2007/1129/Front_Page/011.html

Willets Point Business Owners Resist Mayor's Plan for Area

The mayor’s planned development in Willets Point threatens to spark an eminent domain battle, as business owners in that area of Queens are refusing to sell their properties. The City Council is holding an oversight hearing today to assess the status of the development.http://www.nysun.com/article/67213

Willets Point firms slam Shea relocations

Jake Bono doesn’t want to give up the land where his grandfather opened his Willets Point business during the Great Depression in 1933, and he doubts the company would survive a forced move.
http://www.newsday.com/news/local/newyork/ny-nywill295480536nov29,0,596883.story

Glassboro residents protest eminent domain use

About 25 people picketed outside borough hall Tuesday night to protest the borough’s use of eminent domain to take a 77-year-old man’s High Street home to make way for a massive redevelopment project.http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071128/NEWS1006-01-711280375/NEWS01

Glassboro group to hold protest on eminent domain

Glassboro United, a group of local residents, plans to demonstrate at 7 tonight at 213 W. High St., a property the borough took from its former owner, Suliman Arifi, by condemnation proceedings earlier this year.http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071127/NEWS1006-01-711270375/NEWS01