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Restaurant, Retail Approved For Site Of Old Chauncey's Pub

Restaurant, Retail Approved For Site Of Old Chauncey's Pub

Plans for a 15,000-square-foot restaurant and retail store project on a site once occupied by an[...]

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 th[...]

Former Somerset Patriots OF Tim Raines Makes Baseball Hall Of Fame

Former Somerset Patriots OF Tim Raines Makes Baseball Hall Of Fame

Bridgewater, NJ- Former Somerset Patriots outfielder Tim Raines will be inducted into the National B[...]

Six Mile Run Bridge Replacement Project On South Middlebush Road Progresses

Six Mile Run Bridge Replacement Project On South Middlebush Road Progresses

South Middlebush Road commuters and residents, brace yourselves: The Six Mile Run bridge replace[...]

Somerset Patriots Sign LHP Rick Teasley

Somerset Patriots Sign LHP Rick Teasley

Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have announced the signing of left-handed pitcher Rick Teasle[...]

Crime & Safety View all

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…

Police Log: Dec. 12 – 20, 2016

Police Log: Dec. 12 – 20, 2016

Dec. 12 Xbox accessories valued at $710 were stolen from a Skipton Place home. Stolen were an Xbox…

Police Log: Dec. 8 – Dec. 13, 2016

Police Log: Dec. 8 – Dec. 13, 2016

Dec. 8 Someone stole a Goodyear tire valued at $300 from a People’s Line Road home. A 2006…

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Jan
20
Fri
7:30 pm FHS Winter Cabaret
FHS Winter Cabaret
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Featuring the voice students of Timothy Walton, accompanied by  Joe Lesky. Please join us for an elegant evening of song and refreshments! Tickets available at the door. For more information, fhschoirparents@gmail.com. Desserts, coffee and tea[...]
Jan
21
Sat
7:30 pm FHS Winter Cabaret
FHS Winter Cabaret
Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Featuring the voice students of Timothy Walton, accompanied by  Joe Lesky. Please join us for an elegant evening of song and refreshments! Tickets available at the door. For more information, fhschoirparents@gmail.com. Desserts, coffee and tea[...]
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[...]

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

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…

School Board Retains Leadership, Swears In Election Victors At Reorganization

School Board Retains Leadership, Swears In Election Victors At Reorganization

The Board of Education welcomed one new member and retained its leadership at the Jan. 5 reorganization meeting. The board for the third…