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Township Parties Pick Slates For Mayor, Council

Township Parties Pick Slates For Mayor, Council

Republican Mayor Chris Kelly and Democratic Township Councilman Phil Kramer will lead their respecti[...]

Township PBA Local Sets Inaugural Wine & Spirits Tasting

Township PBA Local Sets Inaugural Wine & Spirits Tasting

The Franklin Township Police PBA Local 154 will hold its inaugural “Wine & Spirits Tasting” even[...]

Shade Tree Commission Holds Annual Tree Sale

Shade Tree Commission Holds Annual Tree Sale

The township Shade Tree Commission has increased the maximum number of trees a township resident may[...]

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Support Franklin Township’s Only Source Of Local News

https://youtu.be/AMQewck63Ik   The Franklin Reporter & Advocate has begun a crowd[...]

Head-Shaving Benefits Childhood Cancer Research Foundation

Head-Shaving Benefits Childhood Cancer Research Foundation

A delegation representing Franklin Township’s Fire District No. 1 – led by State Assemblyman Joe[...]

Crime & Safety View all

Updated: Police: SUV Driver Killed In Canal Road Accident

Update: The victim has been identified as 60-year-old David J. Haynes of Princeton Junction, police said. Original story: The driver of an SUV…

Three Franklin Men Among Eight Charged By Feds With Heroin Trafficking

Three Franklin Men Among Eight Charged By Feds With Heroin Trafficking

Three township men are among eight people charged March 11 by federal authorities with operating a heroin trafficking organization in Essex and Middlesex…

Update: Two Firefighters Injured In Easton Avenue Office Building Blaze

Update: Two Firefighters Injured In Easton Avenue Office Building Blaze

UPDATE 2: The township Office of Fire Prevention has determined that the cause of the fire was not suspicious, according to a message…

Two Families Displaced After Apartment Fire

Two Families Displaced After Apartment Fire

Two families were displaced March 5 after a fire in a Dewald Avenue apartment building. There were no injuries in the fire, which…

Township Man Indicted For Columbus Day Murder Of New Brunswick Youth

A 20-year-old township man has been indicted for the October, 2014 murder of a New Brunswick youth. Dequan S. Rogers of Alcorne Street was…

Police: Somerset Man Among Two Charged In Connection With Teen’s Death

Police: Somerset Man Among Two Charged In Connection With Teen’s Death

A 22-year-old township man was among two men charged Feb. 24 in connection with the apparent drug-related death of a 17-year-old girl. Andrew A.…

Township Employee Fired After Refusing Post-Accident Breath Test

Township Employee Fired After Refusing Post-Accident Breath Test

A township employee was fired Feb. 23 as a result of his refusal to take a breath test following a weekend accident with…

Township Police Charge Alleged Mailbox Vandals

Township Police Charge Alleged Mailbox Vandals

Township police say they have solved about 20 cases of criminal mischief occurring over the past several months with the apprehension of three people…

Former Cedar Hill Prep Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting Former Student

Former Cedar Hill Prep Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting Former Student

A former 1st Grade teacher at Cedar Hill Preparatory School on Cedar Grove Lane faces charges that he sexually assaulted one of his…

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Mar
31
Tue
10:00 pm Zumba Classes at Elizabeth Avenu...
Zumba Classes at Elizabeth Avenu...
Mar 31 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Zumba classes every Tuesday at the fire company on Wiley Drive. The instructor is Amy Miele. Proceeds benefit the Elizabeth Avenue Volunteer Fire Company’s Ladies Auxiliary.
Apr
4
Sat
9:00 am Rose and Garden Pruning Workshop
Rose and Garden Pruning Workshop
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
The Somerset County Park Commission Horticulture Department has scheduled a Spring Pruning Demonstration€ designed to instruct home gardeners on the basic pruning techniques and proper tools used for pruning. The demonstration is scheduled for Saturday,[...]
Apr
7
Tue
10:00 pm Zumba Classes at Elizabeth Avenu...
Zumba Classes at Elizabeth Avenu...
Apr 7 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Zumba classes every Tuesday at the fire company on Wiley Drive. The instructor is Amy Miele. Proceeds benefit the Elizabeth Avenue Volunteer Fire Company’s Ladies Auxiliary.

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Religion & Faith View all

Members of the Masjid-e-Ali Mosque welcomed the community into their center on Jan. 24. The goal of the open house, according to organizers, was to talk about some…

News-pourri View all

‘Pocket Park’ Planned For Arlington Avenue

The township is planning to put a small “pocket park” in a wooded section of Arlington Avenue. Township Manager Robert Vornlocker told the Recreation Advisory Committee at its…

Franklin Blvd. Post Office Resumes Normal Hours

A temporary schedule change at the Franklin Boulevard Post Office – which involved closing the office for an hour on Tuesdays – has ended, a U.S. Postal Service…

Township Council Honors Township’s ‘Outstanding Women of 2015′

Three of the four township residents who were named “Outstanding Women” in the county were honored at the March 10 Township Council meeting. Michéle Samarya-Timm, Joanne Polito and…

Two Police Officers Sworn In At Township Council Meeting

A lifelong township resident was one of two new police officers sworn in at the March 10 Township Council meeting. Taking the oath were Kenneth Reid II and Patrick…

State: Amwell Road Bridge Weight Restriction Must Be ‘Strictly Observed’

The 14-ton weight restriction on the Amwell Road bridge must be “strictly observed” if the structure is to remain open until it can be replaced later this year,…