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Open Space Committee: Put Moratorium On New Township Park Development

Open Space Committee: Put Moratorium On New Township Park Development

Faced with public backlash over plans for Middlebush Park and the proposed Catalpa Park, the townshi[...]

FR&A Pictorial: Cedar Hill Prep Hosts Summer Picnic

FR&A Pictorial: Cedar Hill Prep Hosts Summer Picnic

Students, parents and staff at Cedar Hill Prep School on Cedar Grove Lane held their annual summer p[...]

The Center School Cuts Ribbon At New Facility

The Center School Cuts Ribbon At New Facility

The Center School, a private school for learning-disabled students, formally opened its new facility[...]

New Windows For Rutgers Prep, Roof Repairs For Stage House Among Historic Preservation Approvals

New Windows For Rutgers Prep, Roof Repairs For Stage House Among Historic Preservation Approvals

The replacement of 49 windows at Rutgers Preparatory School and roof repairs for the Stage House Tav[...]

Franklin Day Festival To Feature Music, Vendors, Activities

Franklin Day Festival To Feature Music, Vendors, Activities

Music, crafts, artwork and activities await township residents at the Franklin Day Festival, set for[...]

Crime & Safety View all

New Brunswick Man, Accomplices, Sought In Phillips Road Home Invasion

Police are looking for a New Brunswick man suspected to be part of a trio of home invaders who robbed a Phillips Road…

Police Seek Public’s Help In Nabbing Copper Thieves

Police Seek Public’s Help In Nabbing Copper Thieves

The township Police Department is seeking the public’s help in solving a rash of copper thefts in the Somerset section of town, according…

Township Police Plan Back-To-School Safety Initiative

Township Police Plan Back-To-School Safety Initiative

Township police, in conjunction with the Board of Education, will conduct a multi-pronged school safety initiate during the week of Sept. 2. Traffic…

Township Woman Indicted For Superstorm Sandy Insurance Fraud

Township Woman Indicted For Superstorm Sandy Insurance Fraud

A Kingsberry Drive resident was indicted Aug. 27 on insurance fraud and forgery charges in connection with claims she allegedly made after Superstorm…

Police: Township Man Arrested For Two Robberies, Burglary

Police: Township Man Arrested For Two Robberies, Burglary

A 31-year-old Hempstead Drive man was arrested Aug. 27 in connection with two robberies and a burglary in the township in August. Arismendi Daniel Frias…

Police Chief: No Need For Surplus Military Equipment In Township

Police Chief: No Need For Surplus Military Equipment In Township

The Franklin Township Police Department has not seen a need as of yet to apply to the federal government for surplus military equipment,…

Township Girl Badly Burned By Coffee, Transported To St. Barnabas

Township Girl Badly Burned By Coffee, Transported To St. Barnabas

A 1-year-old township girl is being treated at the Burn Center at St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, after she burned herself the afternoon…

Township Man Sentenced to 22 Years In Prison For Narcotics Conviction

Township Man Sentenced to 22 Years In Prison For Narcotics Conviction

A 49-year-old township man was sentenced to 22 years in state prison Aug. 21 for his conviction earlier this year on drug-related charges. Roger…

What's Happening in the Villages

Sep
17
Wed
7:00 pm Crafting Circle at Township Library
Crafting Circle at Township Library
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Meet new friends, learn a new craft, or bring a project you’re trying to finish. Registration is not required. Evening sessions take place at Main (Demott Lane) location, and morning sessions take place at the Franklin[...]
7:00 pm Job Search Tips at Township Library
Job Search Tips at Township Library
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This session will provide the tools needed to design a specific, focused resume and accompanying cover letter. Nancy Anderson is a solution-driven training & development leader with over 25 years experience.
Sep
18
Thu
7:00 pm Writers’ Group at Township Library
Writers’ Group at Township Library
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Monthly writers’ group meeting. New members are always welcome. No registration required.
Sep
19
Fri
2:00 pm Movie at the Library: Draft Day
Movie at the Library: Draft Day
Sep 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Kevin Costner) has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he’s[...]
Sep
20
Sat
10:15 am Bobbin Lacemaking at the Library
Bobbin Lacemaking at the Library
Sep 20 @ 10:15 am – 3:15 pm
The Cranberry Lacemakers of Central NJ hold a formal get-together for practitioners, but beginners are welcome.
12:00 pm Franklin Day Celebration
Franklin Day Celebration
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Live music, vendors, artists, craftspeople, dance performances, great food, children’s activities and more will entertain attendees at the Franklin Day Festival on Saturday, September 20 from 12-7 p.m. All are invited to bring a lawn[...]
Sep
21
Sun
1:30 pm Knitting for Beginners at Townsh...
Knitting for Beginners at Townsh...
Sep 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Registrants must be able to attend all four Sunday sessions, and be able to purchase US Size 8 knitting needles, two skeins of worsted weight yarn—solid color, and one skein of worsted weight 100% cotton—solid[...]
Sep
22
Mon
6:30 pm Adult Chess at Township Library
Adult Chess at Township Library
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Open play available to intermediate through advanced level players; registration is not required. ADULTS ONLY
6:45 pm Jewelry Workshop at Township Lib...
Jewelry Workshop at Township Lib...
Sep 22 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Josephine Thomas returns to teach adult participants to create a pendant using wire, beads and basic wire wrapping techniques. Materials and tools for use during class will be provided, but a cord or chain for[...]
Sep
23
Tue
6:00 pm Zumba Classes at Elizabeth Avenu...
Zumba Classes at Elizabeth Avenu...
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zumba classes every Tuesday at the fire company on Wiley Drive. The instructor is Amy Miele. Proceeds benefit the Elizabeth Avenue Volunteer Fire Company’s Ladies Auxiliary.
Sep
24
Wed
11:00 am Crafting Circle at Township Library
Crafting Circle at Township Library
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Meet new friends, learn a new craft, or bring a project you’re trying to finish. Registration is not required. Evening sessions take place at Main (Demott Lane) location, and morning sessions take place at the Franklin[...]

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Religion & Faith View all

More than 1,100 runners, from children to adults, turned out Aug. 23 for the second annual ZMud 5K Run for charity on the grounds of Zarephath, off Weston…

Sports View all

Jake Fox Returns To Somerset

Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have re-signed the 2013 Atlantic League Player of the Year Jake Fox.   Fox was leading the Atlantic League with…

News-pourri View all

New Windows For Rutgers Prep, Roof Repairs For Stage House Among Historic Preservation Approvals

The replacement of 49 windows at Rutgers Preparatory School and roof repairs for the Stage House Tavern were among the approvals granted Sept. 2 by the Historic Preservation Advisory…

Township PBA 154, Food Bank, Hold Hot Dog Fundraiser

Hot dogs for $1 are the featured menu item Sept. 14 during a Hot Dog Sunday fundraiser for the Franklin Township Food Bank and the Township Police PBA…

Levine To Replace Zaborowski On County Freeholder Ballot

Mayor Brian Levine thought he wasn’t going to have to do any campaigning for himself until at least next year. He was wrong. The Republican was picked Sept. 4…

An FR&A Birthday Thank-You!

There’s a scene in a 1932 episode of the “Our Gang” comedies – called “Freewheeling” – in which two of the Little Rascals find themselves in a driverless…

Art Show, Tours On Tap At Historic Homes

The third annual “Follow the Middlebush Roads” historic house tours will also include an art show this year. The event is set for 1-5 p.m. Sept. 14 at…

Bonnie Watson Coleman Visits Township Democrats’ Picnic

The woman who hopes to replace U.S. Rep. Rush Holt in Congress paid a visit Aug. 16 to the township Democratic organization. State Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, (D-Mercer)…

In the Schools View all

FR&A Pictorial: Cedar Hill Prep Hosts Summer Picnic

FR&A Pictorial: Cedar Hill Prep Hosts Summer Picnic

Students, parents and staff at Cedar Hill Prep School on Cedar Grove Lane held their annual summer picnic on Sept. 6. Among the offerings were music,…

The Center School Cuts Ribbon At New Facility

Mixed Emotions As District Students Begin School Year

Students Start School Year With Supplies Donated By Zakee Bowser Foundation

FHS Model U.N. Club Looks For Continued Success In 2014-15

FR&A Video: Franklin High School Coaches, Administrators Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


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