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National Voter Registration Day; Are You Registered?

National Voter Registration Day; Are You Registered?

National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 26. To register to vote, you must: Be a United Stat[...]

Zoning Board Begins Hearings On Mosque's Proposed School

Zoning Board Begins Hearings On Mosque's Proposed School

Zoning Board of Adjustment members got their first peek Sept. 21 at plans for a 32,000-square-foot s[...]

Register for Peony Workshop at Colonial Park Garden

Register for Peony Workshop at Colonial Park Garden

Submitted by the Somerset County Park Commission. The Somerset County Park Commission's Colon[...]

Township Police To Participate In 'Coffee With A Cop Day'

Township Police To Participate In 'Coffee With A Cop Day'

Township police will be at six locations Oct. 4, participating in National Coffee With a Cop Day. [...]

Franklin Day Festival Draws Estimated 20,000 People For Food, Music, Games And Vendors

Franklin Day Festival Draws Estimated 20,000 People For Food, Music, Games And Vendors

An estimated 20,000 people made their way to Colonial Park Sept. 23 for the fourth annual Frankl[...]

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Township Police To Participate In ‘Coffee With A Cop Day’

Township police will be at six locations Oct. 4, participating in National Coffee With a Cop Day. Officers will be…

Scotch Plains Man Hits Wrong Button On Scooter, Ends Up In Canal

Scotch Plains Man Hits Wrong Button On Scooter, Ends Up In Canal

A push on the wrong button on a power chair ended up with a 71-year-old man needing a rescue from…

Township Man Found Guilty In Perth Amboy Killing

Township Man Found Guilty In Perth Amboy Killing

A township man faces 30 years to life in prison following his conviction on charges related to the Valentine’s Day…

Police Log: Aug. 29 – Sept. 1, 2017

Police Log: Aug. 29 – Sept. 1, 2017

Aug. 29 Aazize Ait-Ouaddi of Paterson was cited for careless driving after his car struck one driven on Easton Avenue…

Police Seek Public’s Help In Locating Bank Robbery Suspect

Police Seek Public’s Help In Locating Bank Robbery Suspect

Police are seeking the public’s help in locating the suspect in the Sept. 3 robbery of TD Bank in Franklin…

Township Man Killed In Motorcycle Accident

Township Man Killed In Motorcycle Accident

A 63-year-old township man was killed Sept. 1 after he lost control of his motorcycle and hit a parked car…

‘Suicidal’ Somerville Man Taken From Township Motel

‘Suicidal’ Somerville Man Taken From Township Motel

A 26-year-old Somerville man was arrested on an outstanding warrant after he was found unresponsive in a township motel room…

Motorcyclist Injured After Collision With RWJUH Ambulance

Motorcyclist Injured After Collision With RWJUH Ambulance

A 47-year-old township man suffered a head injury and broken arm Aug. 17 after his motorcycle collided with an ambulance…

Police Log: Aug. 8 – 14, 2017

Police Log: Aug. 8 – 14, 2017

Aug. 8 Michael Laing of Franklin Park was cited for improper passing after his car struck one on Jacques Lane…

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Need to get organized but not sure where to begin? Join bestselling author and organizing humorist Jamie Novak at the Franklin Township Public Library on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm when she presents[...]
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Dignitaries from across New Jersey and several states were on hand Sept. 16 to help break ground for a new Buddhist temple on Route 27.…

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Ducks Take 2-1 Lead In Liberty Division Series Over Patriots

Ducks Take 2-1 Lead In Liberty Division Series Over Patriots

Bridgewater, NJ- The Long Island Ducks (2-1) defeated the Somerset Patriots (1-2) 6-1 before an Atlantic League playoff record 8,131 fans at…

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National Voter Registration Day; Are You Registered?

National Voter Registration Day; Are You Registered?

National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 26. To register to vote, you must: Be a United States’ citizen Be 17 years old, although you may…

Zoning Board Begins Hearings On Mosque’s Proposed School

Zoning Board Begins Hearings On Mosque’s Proposed School

Zoning Board of Adjustment members got their first peek Sept. 21 at plans for a 32,000-square-foot school proposed by officials of the Masjid-e-Ali mosque on…

Ananda Mandir Temple Expansion Gets Zoning Board Approval

Ananda Mandir Temple Expansion Gets Zoning Board Approval

It was a bumpy ride, but representatives of the Anana Mandir finally did get the OK to expand their Cedar Grove Lane temple on Sept.…

Danielsen Bill Expanding Medical Parole Eligibility Signed Into Law

Danielsen Bill Expanding Medical Parole Eligibility Signed Into Law

Legislation sponsored by state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) that would expand medical parole for non-violent inmates and cut costs at jails was signed into law…