This Day In History: 1965-03-25
The Township Committee decided to allow the radio tower erected at the North Jersey Paper Company on Route 17 to remain despite its having been constructed without a zoning variance when the owner offered the police and the road department to use it on occasion. The 86 foot FM antenna covers an area of 25 to 50 miles. John Borstelmann, the Company President explained that it had been put up over a weekend when he was out of town by an outside contractor who did not know that a variance was needed. Committeewoman Janet Herlihy said that since it was unobtrusive and built in an industrial zone it was not really bothering anyone and ought to stay.