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Township Residents Join New Jersey, New York City Women's Marches

Township Residents Join New Jersey, New York City Women's Marches

Township residents joined hundreds of thousands of women and men in "Women's Marches" in cities [...]

Central Jersey College Prep Holds Open House For Prospective Students, Parents

Central Jersey College Prep Holds Open House For Prospective Students, Parents

Prospective students and their parents visited Central Jersey College Prep Charter School Jan. 2[...]

Somerset Patriots Sign RHP Seth Webster

Somerset Patriots Sign RHP Seth Webster

Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have announced the signing of right-handed pitcher Seth Webst[...]

FHS Vocal Students Sparkle In Annual Winter Cabaret

FHS Vocal Students Sparkle In Annual Winter Cabaret

The annual Franklin High School Choir Winter Cabaret opened Jan. 20, featuring the voices of 22 [...]

Middle School 'Fun Day' Draws Nationally Ranked College Basketball Team

Middle School 'Fun Day' Draws Nationally Ranked College Basketball Team

It's not every day that Franklin Middle School students get a visit by a nationally ranked women[...]

Crime & Safety View all

Police Log: Jan. 12 – 18, 2017

Jan. 12 Someone threw a brick through the front of window of De Island Breez on Franklin Boulevard…

Police: Township Man Carjacked, Then Bank Account Looted

Police: Township Man Carjacked, Then Bank Account Looted

Police are searching for two armed men who they say forced a township man to withdraw money from…

Fire Forces Two Residents From Hillcrest Avenue Home

Fire Forces Two Residents From Hillcrest Avenue Home

There were no injuries in a late-night fire Jan. 16 in a Hillcrest Avenue home, but it did…

Township Police Department ‘Solidifying’ Procedures For Possible Body Cam Program

Township Police Department ‘Solidifying’ Procedures For Possible Body Cam Program

The township Police Department has not yet finished its research into whether it would be feasible to equip…

Police Log: Jan. 3 – Jan. 11, 2017

Police Log: Jan. 3 – Jan. 11, 2017

Jan. 3 Someone removed a porcelain horse from the living room of a Bob Franks Way resident. The…

Update: Township Father And Son Wanted In Connection With Dewald Avenue Shooting

Update: Township Father And Son Wanted In Connection With Dewald Avenue Shooting

                          Update:  Somerset County Crime Stoppers…

Police Log: Dec. 27, 2016 – Jan. 4, 2017

Police Log: Dec. 27, 2016 – Jan. 4, 2017

Dec. 27 Mohammad Emad of Somerset was cited for driving an unregistered vehicle after he was involved in…

Township Man Charged With Attempted Burglary Of Home

Township Man Charged With Attempted Burglary Of Home

A 19-year-old township man has been charged with the Jan. 4 attempted burglary of a Cheshire Court home.…

Updated: Police Investigating ‘Shots Fired’ Report Around Dewald Avenue

Updated: Police Investigating ‘Shots Fired’ Report Around Dewald Avenue

Update: A 31-year-old man was injured in a shooting on Dewald Avenue the evening of Jan. 3, according…

Police Log: Dec. 20 – Dec. 28, 2016

Police Log: Dec. 20 – Dec. 28, 2016

Dec. 20 Conrado Yson of Monmouth Junction was cited for careless driving after he was involved in an…

Four Injured In Christmas Day Auto Collision On Route 27

Four Injured In Christmas Day Auto Collision On Route 27

A two-car Christmas Day crash on Route 27 sent four people – including two children – to an…

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What's Happening in the Villages

Jan
26
Thu
7:30 pm Franklin Schools Orchestra Showcase
Franklin Schools Orchestra Showcase
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Franklin Orchestra Showcase! More than 200 students performing from Suzuki, Sampson G. Smith, Franklin Middle School and Franklin High School! Please come and support our orchestras! Click here for reuse options!Copyright 2017 The Franklin Reporter[...]
Jan
28
Sat
12:00 pm Second Annual ‘Hoops for Troops’...
Second Annual ‘Hoops for Troops’...
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Franklin HS Athletic Booster Club is proud to present the Second Annual Hoops for Troops Basketball Classic on Saturday January 28, 2017 at Franklin High School, 500 Elizabeth Ave. Six high school games will[...]
Feb
1
Wed
9:30 am Free Diabetes Self-Management Pr...
Free Diabetes Self-Management Pr...
Feb 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Are you a person with Medicare living with diabetes or know someone who is? Franklin Township Senior Center has partnered with Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network and will be offering free six-week diabetes self-management workshops[...]
Feb
8
Wed
9:30 am Free Diabetes Self-Management Pr...
Free Diabetes Self-Management Pr...
Feb 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Are you a person with Medicare living with diabetes or know someone who is? Franklin Township Senior Center has partnered with Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network and will be offering free six-week diabetes self-management workshops[...]
Feb
15
Wed
9:30 am Free Diabetes Self-Management Pr...
Free Diabetes Self-Management Pr...
Feb 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Are you a person with Medicare living with diabetes or know someone who is? Franklin Township Senior Center has partnered with Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network and will be offering free six-week diabetes self-management workshops[...]

Religion & Faith View all

Chanting, the ritual bathing of a Hindu god’s idol and the lighting of 21 oil lamps highlighted the Srivari Sri Balaji temple’s first…

Hanukkah, the “Miracle of the Lights,” was commemorated Dec. 27 in two public ceremonies in the township. The Chabad Center for Jewish Life…

More than 100 members of a township mosque gathered there Dec. 17 to celebrate the birthday of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. The faithful…

News-pourri View all

Zoning Board Opts To Hire  Expert For Opinion On Viability Of Single-Family Homes On Cedar Grove Lane Tract

Zoning Board Opts To Hire Expert For Opinion On Viability Of Single-Family Homes On Cedar Grove Lane Tract

The Zoning Board of Adjustment will hire an independent real estate consultant to vet a developer’s claims that a Cedar Grove Lane tract…

WaWa Convenience Store Wins Planning Board Approval For Sign

WaWa Convenience Store Wins Planning Board Approval For Sign

The developer of a proposed WaWa convenience store and gas station on Route 27 on Jan. 18 won the last approval needed for…

Schools Steering Committee Continues Work On District Mission, Goals

Schools Steering Committee Continues Work On District Mission, Goals

New goals for the school district and strategies to achieve them were the main topics Jan. 11 at a strategic plan workshop held…

Township Resident Robert Quinn Announces Bid For GOP Nod In 17th District Assembly Race

Township Resident Robert Quinn Announces Bid For GOP Nod In 17th District Assembly Race

Township resident Robert Quinn has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for one of the two state Assembly seats in the 17th…