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Dayton Man Seriously Injured In Motorcycle Accident

A 20-year-old Dayton man sustained “numerous” serious injuries Oct. 14 after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car on Hamilton Street.…

Township Man Charged With Child Endangerment

Township Man Charged With Child Endangerment

A 50-year-old Somerset man who teaches at Watchung Hills Regional High School has been arrested on charges connected with his alleged sexual pursuit…

Hit-And-Run Death Of Township Man Nets Drag Racer 13 Years In Prison

Hit-And-Run Death Of Township Man Nets Drag Racer 13 Years In Prison

The 22-year-old Piscataway man who admitted running down a township resident while drag racing last year was sentenced Sept. 11 to 13 years…

Ray Street Fire Damages Home

Ray Street Fire Damages Home

No one was injured in an early afternoon house fire on Ray Street Sept. 10, authorities said. But the house was heavily damaged…

Outstanding Warrants Lead To Drug Bust For New Brunswick Man

Outstanding Warrants Lead To Drug Bust For New Brunswick Man

A 32-year-old New Brunswick man was arrested on a drug charge Aug. 29 on Hamilton Street. Members of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office…

St. Matthias Interim Priest To Stay On Until Predecessor’s Criminal Finance Probe Concluded

St. Matthias Interim Priest To Stay On Until Predecessor’s Criminal Finance Probe Concluded

The interim priest serving the Catholic Community of St. Matthias will stay on until the criminal probe involving the church’s former spiritual leader…

Township Woman Faces Jail Time After Admitting To Stealing From Union

Township Woman Faces Jail Time After Admitting To Stealing From Union

A 52-year-old township woman faces four years in state prison after she admitted July 26 to stealing thousands of dollars from a Rutgers…

FTPD Police Youth Academy Cadets Graduate At FHS

FTPD Police Youth Academy Cadets Graduate At FHS

Twenty of the township’s middle and high school students have a better understanding of what it means to be a police officer, thanks…

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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…

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Somerset Patriots Begin Search For New 3B/Hitting Coach

Somerset Patriots Begin Search For New 3B/Hitting Coach

Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have announced that the team will hire a new Third Base/Hitting Coach for the 2020 season. The Somerset Patriots are…

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Township Council Honors Vito Mistretta With His Own Day

Township Council Honors Vito Mistretta With His Own Day

Oct. 22 was officially declared “Vito Mistretta Day” by the Township Council, in honor of a lifelong township resident credited with helping start the Hamilton Street redevelopment. Mistretta,…

Mixed Bag Of Results In School District Achievement Statistics

Mixed Bag Of Results In School District Achievement Statistics

Student achievement is on the uptick in literacy, while math skills still need to be improved, the Board of Education was told at its Oct. 17 meeting. Dan…

FTPD ‘Pink Car’ For Breast Cancer Fundraising Debuted

FTPD ‘Pink Car’ For Breast Cancer Fundraising Debuted

The second iteration of the Franklin Township Police Department’s “pink car” was officially unveiled Oct. 10. Representatives from the police department, township officials and members of the Sister2Sister…

Franklin Day Festival Draws Thousands To Colonial Park

Franklin Day Festival Draws Thousands To Colonial Park

The annual Franklin Day Festival drew sunny skies and thousands of visitors Sept. 28 to Colonial Park. Along with the usual craft vendors, township booths and food vendors,…

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SGS/HSC Players Set Alumni Cabaret

SGS/HSC Players Set Alumni Cabaret

The fifth annual SGS/HSC Players Alumni Cabaret is set for 7 p.m. June 1 at the…

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

Jets And Sharks Gonna Rumble At FHS

‘Somerset Saturday Night’ To Benefit Local Organizations