eminent domain

A Metro-North train enters a station in Bridgeport, Conn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Connecticut Bill Removes Possibility Of State Land Takeover Near Transit Stations

Local lawmakers, especially in Fairfield County, cried out loudly in opposition to the idea of the state overstepping home rule and erecting buildings that might conflict with local planning and zoning.

03/25/2015

Ice floes are viewed along the East River in Manhattan on a frigidly cold day February 20, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the East Coast and Western United States is experiencing unusually cold weather with temperatures in the teens and the wind chill factor making it feel well below zero. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Planning Director: City Won’t Use Eminent Domain To Acquire Property In Redevelopment

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ambitious redevelopment plans won’t involve the use of eminent domain to acquire property, Planning Director Carl Weisbrod said Tuesday.

03/17/2015

An M-8 rail car on the Metro-North Railroad's  New Haven line (file/credit: Patrick Cashin/MTA)

Connecticut Lawmaker Looks To Derail Proposal Allowing Eminent Domain Near Bus, Train Stations

Rep. Gail Lavielle, R-Wilton, stumbled upon Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposal to transfer all local authority regarding land near the stations to the state while she was going over the transportation budget with a fine-tooth comb.

03/17/2015

A foreclosure sign (credit: Getty Images)

Councilmembers Seek Use Of Eminent Domain To Help Likely Foreclosure Victims

New York City Council members and housing advocacy groups called on Mayor Bill de Blasio Wednesday to help homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure.

06/25/2014

Homes in Irvington, N.J. (Credit Google Maps)

Irvington Officials Look Into Eminent Domain For Foreclosed Homes

Irvington, N.J., is moving forward with plans to become the second municipality in the nation to use eminent domain to buy mortgages that are in foreclosure.

11/16/2013

Home damaged by Sandy in Toms River, NJ Nov. 1, 2012 (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Toms River Mayor Signs Eminent Domain Ordinance For Dune System

Meantime, a bipartisan group of lawmakers Tuesday unveiled legislation that would delay for about four years several changes to the federal government’s flood insurance program that are threatening to sock thousands of people with unaffordable premium hikes.

10/29/2013

A protective sea wall and a new series of dunes will be constructed on the beach in Mantaloking, N.J. (Credit CBS 2)

Council Measure Will Pave Way For Dune Project In Mantaloking

More than 500 homes in the town were either damaged or destroyed and town officials said that they want to make sure that the town is protected from future storms.

10/23/2013

Dunes in Brick, New Jersey (credit: CBS 2)

Names Of Oceanfront Property Owners Resisting Protective Dunes Posted On NJ Town Website

In Long Beach Township, the Army Corps of Engineers is waiting on 60 of the 465 oceanfront property owners to give their blessing to the project.

05/01/2013

Sandy damaged homes are seen in Mantoloking, NJ on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Mantoloking Plans To Use Eminent Domain To Get Land From Homeowners

Mantoloking is planning to use eminent domain to take control of small strips of land from oceanfront homeowners holding up a beach replenishment project.

04/24/2013