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Hit-And-Run Death Of Township Man Nets Drag Racer 13 Years In Prison

The 22-year-old Piscataway man who admitted running down a township resident while drag racing last year was sentenced Sept. 11 to 13 years…

Ray Street Fire Damages Home

Ray Street Fire Damages Home

No one was injured in an early afternoon house fire on Ray Street Sept. 10, authorities said. But the house was heavily damaged…

Outstanding Warrants Lead To Drug Bust For New Brunswick Man

Outstanding Warrants Lead To Drug Bust For New Brunswick Man

A 32-year-old New Brunswick man was arrested on a drug charge Aug. 29 on Hamilton Street. Members of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office…

St. Matthias Interim Priest To Stay On Until Predecessor’s Criminal Finance Probe Concluded

St. Matthias Interim Priest To Stay On Until Predecessor’s Criminal Finance Probe Concluded

The interim priest serving the Catholic Community of St. Matthias will stay on until the criminal probe involving the church’s former spiritual leader…

Township Woman Faces Jail Time After Admitting To Stealing From Union

Township Woman Faces Jail Time After Admitting To Stealing From Union

A 52-year-old township woman faces four years in state prison after she admitted July 26 to stealing thousands of dollars from a Rutgers…

FTPD Police Youth Academy Cadets Graduate At FHS

FTPD Police Youth Academy Cadets Graduate At FHS

Twenty of the township’s middle and high school students have a better understanding of what it means to be a police officer, thanks…

Township Resident Shot, Police Looking For Help

Township Resident Shot, Police Looking For Help

Police are investigating a July 17 shooting on Barker Road that left a township resident wounded. A 9-1-1 call reporting the shooting was…

Police Investigate Gunshot Damage To King Road Home

Police Investigate Gunshot Damage To King Road Home

What was thought at first to be fireworks turned out to be gunshots near a King Road home, and police are turning to…

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Religion & Faith View all

A $7,000 donation to the Franklin Food bank highlighted the celebration of Eid-al-Fitr June 5 at the Masjid-e-Ali mosque on Cedar Grove Lane. Eid-al-Fitr is the celebration marking…

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september, 2019

26sep10:00 am2:00 pmSenior Expo 201910:00 am - 2:00 pm Franklin Township Senior/Community Center

28sep12:00 pm5:00 pmFranklin Day Festival 201912:00 pm - 5:00 pm Colonial Park Lot C

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FR&A Photo Gallery: FHS Lady Warriors Soccer Falls To Watchung Hills Regional

FR&A Photo Gallery: FHS Lady Warriors Soccer Falls To Watchung Hills Regional

The Franklin High School Lady Warriors were blanked, 3-0, by the Watchung Hill Regional High School squad on Sept. 20. Franklin threatened a number of…

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Firefighters Honor 9-11 Fallen At St. Matthias Mass

Firefighters Honor 9-11 Fallen At St. Matthias Mass

Firefighters, EMTs and their supporters gathered at St. Matthias Church on John F. Kennedy Boulevard Sept. 11 to once again honor first responders who died in the terrorist…

Township Commemorates 9-11 Attacks With Ceremony

Township Commemorates 9-11 Attacks With Ceremony

The township on Sept. 10 held its annual Patriot Day Memorial Ceremony, remembering the six Franklin residents who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The event…

Calvary Community Church Group Told To Return To Historic Commission With More Information On Project

Calvary Community Church Group Told To Return To Historic Commission With More Information On Project

Representatives from an East Millstone church were told Sept. 3 that they’d have to make a return trip to the township’s Historic Preservation Commission with more information about…

FR&A Photo Gallery: 2019 Week Of The People Event

FR&A Photo Gallery: 2019 Week Of The People Event

The annual Week of the People back to school event was held Aug. 24 at Naimann Williams Park. The day featured games, food, musical entertainment, presentations by local…

In the Schools View all

Ying Hua Students, Brandywine Residents, Join For ‘International Peace Day’

Ying Hua Students, Brandywine Residents, Join For ‘International Peace Day’

Residents of three area senior citizen’s homes joined with students at Ying Hua International School in Kingston Sept. 20 to celebrate International Peace Day. The…

Township Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Warriors On The Academic Move

MacAfee Road School ‘Ice Cream Social’ Lets Parents Meet New Principal

Franklin High School Junior Classical League Scores Wins In National Competition

Girls’ STEM Program Accepting Applications

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SGS/HSC Players Set Alumni Cabaret

SGS/HSC Players Set Alumni Cabaret

The fifth annual SGS/HSC Players Alumni Cabaret is set for 7 p.m. June 1 at the…

Student-Driven ‘Bound For Broadway’ Set To Debut At SGS

Jets And Sharks Gonna Rumble At FHS

‘Somerset Saturday Night’ To Benefit Local Organizations