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Police: 81-Year-Old Man Assaulted Over ‘MAGA’ Hat (Updated)

Update: 19-year-old Ryan M. Salvagno has been charged with assault, a disorderly person’s offense and harassment, a petty disorderly person’s…

Updated: Township Man, NBHS Vice-Principal, Killed By Drag-Racing Car

Updated: Township Man, NBHS Vice-Principal, Killed By Drag-Racing Car

Update 3: Garcia on Feb. 22 was indicted on a number of charges in connection with the incident, including aggravated…

New York Man Charged With Municipal Building Burglary

New York Man Charged With Municipal Building Burglary

A 25-year-old New York man was arrested on burglary and theft charges Feb. 15 in connection with a break-in at…

Somerset Man Indicted For Death Of Rutgers Student

Somerset Man Indicted For Death Of Rutgers Student

A 36-year-old Somerset man was indicted Jan. 25 in connection with the September 2018 death of a Rutgers student in…

FHS Evacuated After Bomb Threat, No Device Found

FHS Evacuated After Bomb Threat, No Device Found

A phoned-in bomb threat to Franklin High School the afternoon of Jan. 23 resulted in the school being evacuated, but…

Franklin High School Issued ‘Shelter In Place’ Order After ‘Veiled Threat’ Found

Franklin High School Issued ‘Shelter In Place’ Order After ‘Veiled Threat’ Found

Franklin High School was under a “shelter in place” order for about 90 minutes Jan. 18 after a teacher discovered…

Bound Brook Men Charged With September Drive-By Shooting

Bound Brook Men Charged With September Drive-By Shooting

Two Bound Brook men were charged recently with attempted murder in connection with a September drive-by shooting on Franklin Boulevard.…

FTPD, Prosecutor’s Detectives Investigating Christmas Eve Shooting

FTPD, Prosecutor’s Detectives Investigating Christmas Eve Shooting

Township police and county detectives are investigating the shooting of a 25-year-old North Brunswick man that may have occurred late…

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People of all faiths packed Temple Beth El March 16 for a vigil in honor of the victims of the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New…

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Somerset Patriots Sign Major League Righty Mike Broadway

​Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots today announced the signing of Major League right-handed pitcher Mike Broadway for the 2019 season. “I’m excited to…

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Planning Board Gets First Peek At New Board Of Education Administrative Offices

Planning Board Gets First Peek At New Board Of Education Administrative Offices

The Planning Board on March 20 got an advance look at what the Board of Education plans to do with buildings it has acquired on…

Township Council Puts Another Liquor License Up For Sale

Township Council Puts Another Liquor License Up For Sale

Several months after having sold the first retail consumption liquor license in 13 years, the Township Council on March 12 put another one up for…

Inaugural ‘Empty Bowls’ Event Raises Thousands For Franklin Food Bank

Inaugural ‘Empty Bowls’ Event Raises Thousands For Franklin Food Bank

The inaugural Empty Bowls fundraiser raised at least $19,000 March 10 for the Franklin Food Bank. Participants chose hand-made pottery bowls and then visited a…

New Elementary School Report Cards On The Horizon

New Elementary School Report Cards On The Horizon

Elementary school parents will see new report cards beginning with the 2019-20 school year. The new report cards are designed to be easier to read…

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‘Somerset Saturday Night’ To Benefit Local Organizations

‘Somerset Saturday Night’ To Benefit Local Organizations

The annual “Somerset Saturday Night” comedy fundraiser is set for 7-10 p.m. April…

FHS Guitar, Orchestra Students Get Creative In GO Cafe

FHS Winter Cabaret Set For The Weekend

Open Space Advisory Committee Recommends Ban On Statues On Open Space