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South Brunswick Man Killed Crossing Route 27

A 63-year-old South Brunswick man was killed early on March 12 when he tried to cross Route 27 near South Middlebush Road, police…

Third Man Arrested In Connection With December 2019 Township Shootings

Third Man Arrested In Connection With December 2019 Township Shootings

A third man has been arrested and charged in connection with shootings that occurred in the township on December 30 and 31, 2019.…

Township Man Indicted For Bias Intimidation, Threats Against Jamesburg Police Officers

Township Man Indicted For Bias Intimidation, Threats Against Jamesburg Police Officers

A 25-year-old Somerset man has been indicted by a Middlesex County Grand Jury on charges of bias intimidation and making terroristic threats toward…

‘Driver Fatigue’ Probable Cause Of Ambulance Crash

‘Driver Fatigue’ Probable Cause Of Ambulance Crash

Driver fatigue has been tabbed as the probable cause behind a January 31 crash of an ambulance into a Hamilton Street home, police…

Two More Township Men Charged For Shooting Incidents

Two More Township Men Charged For Shooting Incidents

Two more township men have been arrested in connection with December 30 and 31, 2019 shootings which resulted in the wounding of one…

Fodor: Crime Suppression Team Making Dozens Of Arrests

Fodor: Crime Suppression Team Making Dozens Of Arrests

A special “crime suppression team” comprised of township and county detectives made nearly three dozen arrests in January, the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office…

Township Violence Is Topic Of Town Hall Meeting

Township Violence Is Topic Of Town Hall Meeting

Ways to stem the kind of violence that has recently resulted in shooting deaths in the township will be the topic of a…

Two EMTs Hurt When Ambulance Hits Car, House On Way To Call

Two EMTs Hurt When Ambulance Hits Car, House On Way To Call

Police are investigating the circumstances which led an ambulance driver to veer off the road on Hamilton Street January 31, hit a car…

Somerset County Freeholder Director Promises Aid For Bound Brook; Arson Suspect Arrested

Somerset County Freeholder Director Promises Aid For Bound Brook; Arson Suspect Arrested

In the wake of news of an arrest in the massive January 12 Bound Brook fire that destroyed nearly two blocks, the Somerset…

Murder Of Township 20-Year-Old Woman May Have Been Mistaken Identity

Murder Of Township 20-Year-Old Woman May Have Been Mistaken Identity

The 20-year-old township woman killed in her car in October may have been mistaken for another person, prosecutors said in announcing the arrest…

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Father Abraham Orapankal, who has served as interim Pastor at St. Matthias Church since 2018, has been named permanent Pastor. The announcement was made March 13 by Bishop…

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…

Members of the Masjid-e-Ali Mosque on Davidson Avenue are in the middle of celebrating their holy month of Ramadan and, as they do each year, they have issued…

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New, Temporary Regulations At County Golf Courses

New, Temporary Regulations At County Golf Courses

To ensure the safety of golfers, temporary regulations are now in place at all five county owned golf courses. Measures taken to assure the health…

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County Parks Open, But Use Common Sense

County Parks Open, But Use Common Sense

The Somerset County Park Commission is reminding park patrons that while parks such as Colonial Park are open, there are restrictions. Patrons should maintain the CDC-suggested Safe distance…

Franklin Prosecutor Tapped By County Dems To Run For Surrogate

Franklin Prosecutor Tapped By County Dems To Run For Surrogate

Township Prosecutor Tina Jalloh will be the Democratic Party’s standard-bearer for Somerset County Surrogate in November’s election. Jalloh was part of a slate of nominees recently chosen by…

Colonial Park Gardens Receive National Accreditation

Colonial Park Gardens Receive National Accreditation

Somerset County Park Commission Colonial Park Gardens has been awarded a Level 1 Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum. The recognition honors Colonial…

School District Continues To Prepare For Potential Coronavirus Shutdown

School District Continues To Prepare For Potential Coronavirus Shutdown

The school district is taking more steps to prepare for potential shutdowns due to the coronavirus. Schools Superintendent John Ravally said in a March 11 letter that the…

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Franklin Middle School – SGS Campus Celebrates Black History Month With Cultural Program

Franklin Middle School – SGS Campus Celebrates Black History Month With Cultural Program

Singing, dancing and mentions of impactful African-Americans highlighted the annual Black History Month celebration at Franklin Middle School – Sampson G. Smith campus. Participating in…

Central Jersey College Prep Observes Black History Month

Warriors On The Academic Move

Franklin Middle School Presents ‘Grease’

Central Jersey College Prep Charter School Wins Diversity Award

More Honors For ‘Hero’ Isla Glaser At School Board Meeting

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Second Annual ‘Empty Bowls’ Fundraiser Set For March 22

Second Annual ‘Empty Bowls’ Fundraiser Set For March 22

The second annual “Empty Bowls” fundraiser for the Franklin Food Bank is set for 1-4 p.m.…

Park Commission Accepting Weding Ceremony/Photo Reservations

Quail Brook Senior Center March Schedule

Reserve Wedding Ceremonies/Photos in County Parks

Quail Brook Senior Center Sets February Schedule

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Township Native Has Starring Role In ‘Newsies’ Production

Township Native Has Starring Role In ‘Newsies’ Production

Township native Kristen Seggio is performing a starring role in the White Plains Performing Arts Center’s…

Township Musician Showcased In RVCC Recital

SGS/HSC Players Set Alumni Cabaret

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