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1/27/2006
  NJCAAN Meeting Reminder--Tuesday, January 31st
TOPIC: FAA’s Metro Airspace Redesign Proposals
DATE: Tuesday, January 31, 2006
TIME: 6:45 p.m.
LOCATION: Scotch Plains Municipal Building

430 Park Avenue (just off Route 22/Scotch Plains/Snuffy's exit)
Parking is readily available adjacent to the municipal building.
For further directions call the municipal office (908) 322-6700.

The meeting will take place in the basement civil defense room. Once inside the municipal building on the main level, the meeting room is accessed through a doorway and stairwell directly across from the SP police office.

The meeting will include an overview of the FAA’s proposals for the METRO AIRSPACE REDESIGN PROJECT. The FAA’s preferred alternatives would increase aircraft noise over New Jersey, and we will outline a course of action to oppose these proposals. We have posted information on the project including the FAA’s preliminary meeting schedule in the DEIS section of our Internet site.

Robert Belzer
President, NJCAAN
www.njcaan.org

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Campaign against air noise revving up
Advocates say many in Newark Airport area could find conditions worse under new plan
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
BY JASON JETT
Star-Ledger Staff

New Jersey was a hotbed of activism against aircraft noise a few years ago when grassroots organizations prompted congressional intervention in the mapping of new flight paths at Newark Liberty International Airport.

But following the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, activists imposed a moratorium on protests. That lull may be over, however.

When the Federal Aviation Administration released proposals on Dec. 20 for redesigning the airspace in the entire New York-New Jersey- Philadelphia metropolitan area, representatives of the New Jersey Coalition Against Air Noise said they were appalled to find out that some of the options could dramatically increase aircraft noise for thousands of people living near Newark Airport.....


Delaware move in border dispute escalates war of wits -- Newsday, NY - Jan 20, 2006
 
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