Judge grants a stay to families living at East Brunswick motelPosted: Updated:
A judge granted a stay Monday to families in East Brunswick who are on the verge of being forced to leave their temporary homes.
Several families have been living at the Studio 6 Motel for the past three years. But residents of the motel say the management wants them to move out. The deadline to move out was April 11, however, one of the families brought the case to a judge Monday night. The families are allowed to stay until they return to court on April 21. At that time, both sides will present their cases to a judge.
Meanwhile, the town?s fire marshal says residents living at the motel for as long as the families have are a fire hazard. The management says families are supposed to use the motel as a temporary residence for 29 days and then find a permanent address. Residents argue the management wants them to move out so they can charge more money for new families moving in.
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