Poll: Should the Bypass be Renamed for Pete Biondi?
State moves to dedicate bypass, but some say it's too much.
A bill introduced by local representatives, including State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman, R-Somerset, and Assembly members Jack Ciattarelli, R-Hillsborough, and Donna Simon, R-Flemington, to rename the Route 206 bypass in Hillsborough in honor of Pete Biondi is advancing through the legislature.
With the measure's progress, it appears likely to easily pass—and understandably so: Biondi was a popular and well-liked member of the Assembly before his death in 2011, and many in the Capitol undoubtedly have fond memories of him.
His contribution to Hillsborough is certainly impressive as well, shepherding the township through a period of tremendous growth.
But some note the township has already rededicated the municipal complex in his honor, and say the township should recognize others—on our Facebook page, John Andreychak suggests dedicating the bypass in honor of U.S. Army Lt. Ashley Henderson, a Montgomery High School graduate killed while serving in Iraq in 2006.
What do you think? Should the bypass be renamed in honor of Biondi? Or do you think someone else deserves such an honor? Take our poll and add your comments in the space below.