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Life Story: Joanne Yorlano, 85; Longtime Township Resident

Life Story: Joanne Yorlano, 85; Longtime Township Resident

Mrs. Joanne Yorlano passed away on June 24 at Parker at McCarrick Care Center in Somerset. She was 8[...]

Christian Marrero's Two Home Runs Lead Patriots To 12-3 Win

Christian Marrero's Two Home Runs Lead Patriots To 12-3 Win

Bridgewater, NJ-   The Somerset Patriots (39-24) defeated the New Britain Bees (25-38) 12-3 at TD Ba[...]

Seven Run 5th Inning Breaks Open Game In Patriots 12-3 Win

Seven Run 5th Inning Breaks Open Game In Patriots 12-3 Win

Bridgewater, NJ-   The Somerset Patriots (38-24) defeated the New Britain Bees (25-37) 12-3 at TD Ba[...]

FHS Class Of 1987 Shares Memories At 30th Reunion

FHS Class Of 1987 Shares Memories At 30th Reunion

Smiles and hugs were plentiful June 23 at the Franklin High School Class of 1987's 30th reunion.[...]

Spring Hills Somerset Residents Celebrate National Pink Day With Games, Food

Spring Hills Somerset Residents Celebrate National Pink Day With Games, Food

It was Pink Day at the Spring Hills Somerset Assisted Living center June 23, complete with vario[...]

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Two FTPD Officers Defuse Situation With Distraught Girl Holding Knife

Two township police officers are credited with defusing a tense situation with a distraught 11-year-old girl who had…

Overturned Truck Releases Small Chemical Spill On Bunker Hill Road

Overturned Truck Releases Small Chemical Spill On Bunker Hill Road

Part of Bunker Hill Road was closed for four hours June 15 after several gallons of lawn pesticides…

Police Investigating Fight At FHS Resulting In Two Arrests

Police Investigating Fight At FHS Resulting In Two Arrests

A fight that resulted in the arrests of two Franklin High School students is under investigation by township…

FTPD Members Run For Special Olympics NJ

FTPD Members Run For Special Olympics NJ

A half-dozen Franklin Township police officers joined their colleagues across the state June 9 in running a stage…

Updated: Township Man Faces Multiple Charges, Including Sexual Assault, Attempted Murder

Updated: Township Man Faces Multiple Charges, Including Sexual Assault, Attempted Murder

Update: Cox pleaded guilty to charges of kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault, according to a published report. Cox…

Three Shooting Incidents Over Memorial Day Weekend Leave One Wounded, One Arrested

Three Shooting Incidents Over Memorial Day Weekend Leave One Wounded, One Arrested

A township man was wounded and another arrested on gun related charges in separate incidents over the Memorial…

Township Woman Killed After Being Struck By Car

Township Woman Killed After Being Struck By Car

An 81-year-old township woman was killed May 28 after she was struck by a car while crossing a…

Township Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of 4-Year-Old

Township Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of 4-Year-Old

A 31-year-old Whittier Avenue resident was charged May 25 with the sexual assault of a 4-year-old in a…

.45 Caliber Handgun, Hollow-Nose Bullets Net Weapons Charges For Bound Brook Man

.45 Caliber Handgun, Hollow-Nose Bullets Net Weapons Charges For Bound Brook Man

A Bound Brook man faces several weapons-related charges after he was allegedly found with a 45-caliber handgun and…

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Sat
10:00 am Township Farmer’s Market
Township Farmer’s Market
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Produce and other products from township farmers. Market will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays through the summer, with the final one for the year being held at Franklin Day in Colonial[...]
Jul
8
Sat
10:00 am Township Farmer’s Market
Township Farmer’s Market
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Produce and other products from township farmers. Market will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays through the summer, with the final one for the year being held at Franklin Day in Colonial[...]
Jul
15
Sat
10:00 am Township Farmer’s Market
Township Farmer’s Market
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Produce and other products from township farmers. Market will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays through the summer, with the final one for the year being held at Franklin Day in Colonial[...]
Jul
22
Sat
10:00 am Township Farmer’s Market
Township Farmer’s Market
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Produce and other products from township farmers. Market will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays through the summer, with the final one for the year being held at Franklin Day in Colonial[...]
Jul
29
Sat
10:00 am Township Farmer’s Market
Township Farmer’s Market
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Produce and other products from township farmers. Market will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays through the summer, with the final one for the year being held at Franklin Day in Colonial[...]

Religion & Faith View all

The practice of fasting in religions other than Islam was explored June 17 during a Ramadan Iftar held at the township Community/Senior Center…

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Christian Marrero’s Two Home Runs Lead Patriots To 12-3 Win

Bridgewater, NJ-   The Somerset Patriots (39-24) defeated the New Britain Bees (25-38) 12-3 at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday afternoon.…

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Variety Of Legislation Supported By Assemblyman Danielsen Moves Through Legislature

Variety Of Legislation Supported By Assemblyman Danielsen Moves Through Legislature

A raft of bills co-sponsored by state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) moved through the state Legislature during June. Among the bills Danielsen supported…

Hampton Inn Hotel Approved For Atrium Drive

Hampton Inn Hotel Approved For Atrium Drive

A 101-room hotel on a four-acre lot off Atrium Drive was approved June 21 by the Planning Board. The four-story hotel will be…

Mixed Reaction So Far To Idea Of Recording More Board, Commission Meetings

Mixed Reaction So Far To Idea Of Recording More Board, Commission Meetings

Update 2: The Shade Tree Commission on June 22 voted to support a recommendation that its meetings be recorded. Update 1: The Open Space…

School Year’s End Celebrated With Pizza, Ice Cream At Community Police Office

School Year’s End Celebrated With Pizza, Ice Cream At Community Police Office

The township Police Department’s Neighborhood Police team held its second pizza and ice cream social at its Hamilton Street office June 16. As…