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N.J. Development Plan Causes Rumbling in Town

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N.J. Development Plan Causes Rumbling in Town

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N.J. Development Plan Causes Rumbling in Town

N.J. Development Plan Causes Rumbling in Town

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Josephine and Carmen Vendetti's house has been condemned to make way for new condos in the coastal New Jersey town of Long Branch. The couple has rejected offers to have first dibs on the new condos. Anthony Brooks, NPR hide caption

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In one of many development plans that got a boost from the recent Supreme Court decision on eminent domain, Long Branch, N.J., plans to condemn dozens of modest bungalows along the shore so a developer can put up condos. The mayor think this would be great for tax revenue. Longtime residents — and some lawmakers — wonder about the limits of "public interest."