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Spring Bocce League Seeking Teams

Spring Bocce League Seeking Teams

The Somerset County Park Commission has announced that the 5th annual Spring Adult Bocce League will[...]

Women in Business Golf & Networking Event Scheduled

Women in Business Golf & Networking Event Scheduled

The Somerset County Business Partnership “Women in Business” group has scheduled the 6th annual “Gol[...]

Workshop to Increase Global Competitiveness

Workshop to Increase Global Competitiveness

The Somerset County Business Partnership, the regional Chamber of Commerce serving Somerset County, [...]

Quail Brook Senior Center Offers ‘Gentle Yoga’ In May And June

Quail Brook Senior Center Offers ‘Gentle Yoga’ In May And June

The Quail Brook Senior Center at 625 New Brunswick Rd. is offering a “Gentle Yoga” class for people [...]

Girl Scout Troop 66339 Sets Fundraisers For Costa Rica Trip

Girl Scout Troop 66339 Sets Fundraisers For Costa Rica Trip

Members of Girl Scout Troop 66339 have set two events to raise money for an upcoming trip to Cos[...]

Crime & Safety View all

One Man Injured In Reler Lane Apartment Fire

One man was suffered smoke inhalation April 17 in an early-morning fire in a Reler Lane apartment. The unidentified 35-year-old man was taken to…

Police Rescue Elderly Woman From Burning Home, Suffer Minor Injuries

Police Rescue Elderly Woman From Burning Home, Suffer Minor Injuries

Click the files above to hear radio transmissions from the Spruce Street fire. Files courtesy Franklin Township Police Department. Township police rescued a…

Three Adults, One Child Injured In Willow Avenue House Fire

Three Adults, One Child Injured In Willow Avenue House Fire

Three adults and one child were treated for smoke inhalation April 11 after a fire broke out in a Willow Avenue home. Police said multiple…

Township Man – ICE Officer – Charged With Harboring Illegal Alien

Township Man – ICE Officer – Charged With Harboring Illegal Alien

A township man who is a deportation officer with Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been charged with harboring an illegal alien and making…

Police: Former Township Youth Minister Charged With Sexual Assault Of Teenagers

Police: Former Township Youth Minister Charged With Sexual Assault Of Teenagers

A former youth minister and executive board member of a township church has been charged with sexually assaulting two teenaged girls in separate…

Police: Rhode Island Man Arrested In Township Hotel On Kidnapping, Sexual Assault Charges

Police: Rhode Island Man Arrested In Township Hotel On Kidnapping, Sexual Assault Charges

A 29-year-old Rhode Island man remains in the Somerset County Jail two days after he was arrested in a township motel with a…

Police Log: March 24 – March 30, 2015

Police Log: March 24 – March 30, 2015

March 24 More than $4,000 in jewelry was reported stolen from a Mettlers Road resident. Police said someone broke into the house through…

Police: Township Man Arrested In Georgia For Murder Of Perth Amboy Man

Police: Township Man Arrested In Georgia For Murder Of Perth Amboy Man

A 32-year-old township man wanted for the murder of a Perth Amboy resident was arrested March 20 in Georgia, authorities said. Jahmmel Chephas…

Police: Somerset Teen Shot Near Naaman Williams Park

Police: Somerset Teen Shot Near Naaman Williams Park

A 19-year-old Somerset teen was shot in the leg March 16 after a group of three men opened fire on him and nine…

Updated: Police: SUV Driver Killed In Canal Road Accident

Updated: Police: SUV Driver Killed In Canal Road Accident

Update: The victim has been identified as 60-year-old David J. Haynes of Princeton Junction, police said. Original story: The driver of an SUV…

Three Franklin Men Among Eight Charged By Feds With Heroin Trafficking

Three Franklin Men Among Eight Charged By Feds With Heroin Trafficking

Three township men are among eight people charged March 11 by federal authorities with operating a heroin trafficking organization in Essex and Middlesex…

Update: Two Firefighters Injured In Easton Avenue Office Building Blaze

Update: Two Firefighters Injured In Easton Avenue Office Building Blaze

UPDATE 2: The township Office of Fire Prevention has determined that the cause of the fire was not suspicious, according to a message…

What's Happening in the Villages

Apr
24
Fri
6:00 pm Franklin Woman’s Club Tricky Tray
Franklin Woman’s Club Tricky Tray
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The doors open at 6:00pm and the drawing starts at 7:30pm. Admission is $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and dessert bar.Attendees must be 18[...]
6:30 pm Pasta Night Fund Raiser At MacAf...
Pasta Night Fund Raiser At MacAf...
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Pasta Night is the culmination of the Pennies for a Playground fund raising campaign for the MacAfee playground. Come and enjoy a homemade pasta dinner for a great cause.
7:00 pm Week of the People Fundraiser
Week of the People Fundraiser
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A variety showcase to benefit the Week of the People Committee is set for 7 p.m. April 24 at Franklin Middle School, 415 Francis St. The donation is $5. Featured at the event will be Briannagh[...]
Apr
25
Sat
9:00 am Build A Rain Barrel Workshop
Build A Rain Barrel Workshop
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Come on out and bring the family to a Build-a-Rain Barrel Workshop! Please join the Franklin Township Environmental Commission (FTEC) and the New Jersey Water Supply Authority (NJWSA) at the Franklin Township Municipal Building on[...]
1:00 pm High Tea With ‘Emily Roebling’
High Tea With ‘Emily Roebling’
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Please join us on Sat., April 25, 1-4 p.m. at our Van Liew-Suydam House, 280 S. Middlebush Rd., Somerset, when we feature the renowned storyteller Carol Levin, who will portray Emily Roebling, who acted as[...]

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Religion & Faith View all

Members of the Masjid-e-Ali Mosque welcomed the community into their center on Jan. 24. The goal of the open house, according to organizers, was to talk about some…

Sports View all

Spring Bocce League Seeking Teams

Spring Bocce League Seeking Teams

The Somerset County Park Commission has announced that the 5th annual Spring Adult Bocce League will begin play at the Colonial Park Bocce Courts on…

News-pourri View all

State Assemblyman Joe Danielsen To Move To New Office April 23

State Assemblyman Joeseph Danielsen (D-17) will move into his new offices at 334 Elizabeth Ave. on April 23. Danielsen and his staff have been working out of multiple…

Fire District 3, Community Vol. FD, Settle Sexual Harassment Claim For $50,000

A sexual harassment lawsuit brought against members of a township fire department was settled late last year for $50,000. The settlement – the parties to which were bound by…

School Board Unable To Fill Unexpired Term, Will Try Again On April 23

Board of Education members will try again April 23 to pick someone to fill an unexpired term. The board could not agree on a candidate at a special April 13…

Rutgers Prep To Embark On Multi-Million Dollar Preservation Project

A multi-million-dollar preservation project on an iconic building on the Rutgers Preparatory School campus is set to begin sometime this summer. Representatives of the state’s oldest independent college-prep school received…

Township Parties Pick Slates For Mayor, Council

Republican Mayor Chris Kelly and Democratic Township Councilman Phil Kramer will lead their respective parties into the 2015 mayoral/council elections this November. Kelly, who was appointed mayor earlier this…