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Two Break-Ins At JFK Boulevard Apartments Net More Than $3K In Jewelry

Approximately $3,200 in jewelry was stolen from a resident of The Park at Franklin apartments in one of two break-ins…

Franklin One Of Four County Towns To Report Bias Crimes In 2016

Franklin One Of Four County Towns To Report Bias Crimes In 2016

Franklin Township and three other Somerset County towns reported one bias incident each in 2016, according to a report released…

Three New Brunswick Residents Charged With Dealing Drugs In Township

Three New Brunswick Residents Charged With Dealing Drugs In Township

            All photos, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. A month-long joint-agency investigation resulted earlier this month…

Loaded Gun, Drug Paraphernalia, Found In Alternative School Student’s Backpack

Loaded Gun, Drug Paraphernalia, Found In Alternative School Student’s Backpack

A 17-year-old township youth faces weapon and narcotics charges after he was found with a loaded handgun and drug paraphernalia…

Township Clerk Returns To Work After Insurance Fraud Charges Dropped

Township Clerk Returns To Work After Insurance Fraud Charges Dropped

Township Clerk Ann Marie McCarthy returned to her job March 9 after the Somerset County Prosecutor dropped insurance fraud charges…

Discovery Of Bullet Prompts Franklin Middle School Lock Down

Discovery Of Bullet Prompts Franklin Middle School Lock Down

The discovery by a Franklin Middle School student of a bullet in the school gym March 6 led to a…

FHS 17-Year-Old Arrested After Handgun Found In Backpack

FHS 17-Year-Old Arrested After Handgun Found In Backpack

Questions remain unanswered in the Feb. 23 arrest in Franklin High School of a 17-year-old township youth who was allegedly…

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Religion & Faith View all

Somerset Presbyterian Church will hold its annual Spring Flea Market from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 5 on the church’s front lawn, 100 John…

What’s Happening In The Villages

april, 2018

25apr3:00 pm4:01 pmGo Wish—Cards and Conversation3:00 pm - 4:01 pm Franklin Township Library

30apr7:00 pm8:00 pmLangston Hughes: Jazz Poet, Social Activist at Franklin Library7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Franklin Township Library

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Sports View all

Patriots LHP Brett Oberholtzer’s Contract Purchased By Rockies

Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have announced that left-handed pitcher Brett Oberholtzer’s contract has been purchased by the Colorado Rockies. He is…

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‘Little Free Libraries’ May Be Coming To Township Parks, Trails

‘Little Free Libraries’ May Be Coming To Township Parks, Trails

“Little Free Libraries” may soon be coming to township parks and trails. The idea to place the small “libraries” in various parts of Franklin was…

Plan For Somerset Street Retail Structure Approved By Planning Board

Plan For Somerset Street Retail Structure Approved By Planning Board

A plan to construct a new building on Somerset Street that could hold up to three retail stores was approved April 18 by the Planning…

Proposal Would Ban Drone Takeoffs, Landings On Township Property

Proposal Would Ban Drone Takeoffs, Landings On Township Property

An ordinance that would prohibit the takeoff and landing of drones on township-owned property is being readied for the Township Council. The ordinance is being…

Township Man, GOP Congressional Candidate, Defeats Ballot Challenge

Township Man, GOP Congressional Candidate, Defeats Ballot Challenge

A township resident who is the presumptive Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from the 12th Congressional District successfully fought off a challenge…

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Updated: Franklin High School Players Ready ‘Into the Woods’

Updated: Franklin High School Players Ready ‘Into the Woods’

The Franklin Reporter & Advocate stopped by Franklin High School on April 12…

FHS Alumna Becomes First Honoree Of School’s Arts Program ‘Wall Of Fame’

Township Artist To Display Work In Library

Township Resident Takes First Place In County Photo Contest