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An FR&A Birthday Thank-You!

An FR&A Birthday Thank-You!

There’s a scene in a 1932 episode of the “Our Gang” comedies – called “Freewheeling” – in which two [...]

More Road Projects Set To Begin

More Road Projects Set To Begin

Intermittent closures and detours will greet drivers on some township streets in the coming weeks as[...]

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 connectio[...]

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 burgla[...]

New Brunswick, American Water Deal Not Expected To Affect Township

New Brunswick, American Water Deal Not Expected To Affect Township

A New Brunswick-based activist Web site’s contention that a change in who runs the New Brunswick wat[...]

Crime & Safety View all

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…

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…

No One Injured In Smokey Incident At Regency Heritage Nursing Home

No One Injured In Smokey Incident At Regency Heritage Nursing Home

There were no injuries the evening of Aug. 16 during a smokey incident at Regency Heritage Nursing Home on DeMott Lane. The incident…

Police Investigating Criminal Mischief

Police Investigating Criminal Mischief

Township police are investigating several incidents of criminal mischief that occurred in the early morning hours of Aug. 12. Sometime between 3:15-3:45 a.m., windows…

Police Log: Aug. 4 – 10, 2014

Police Log: Aug. 4 – 10, 2014

Aug. 4 Christina Meleo of Franklin Park was cited for careless driving after her car ran off the road on South Middlebush Drive…

Police Remind Residents To Lock Cars After Round Of Break-Ins

Police Remind Residents To Lock Cars After Round Of Break-Ins

Several car break-ins over the weekend have prompted renewed calls by township police for residents to lock their cars. A message sent out…

What's Happening in the Villages

Sep
2
Tue
6:00 pm Zumba Classes at Elizabeth Avenu...
Zumba Classes at Elizabeth Avenu...
Sep 2 @ 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
6
Sat
9:00 am Free Document Shredding
Free Document Shredding
Sep 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Somerset County Freeholders’ “Operation Secure Shred” will come to the township on Sept. 6. The Franklin visit is one of 11 planned for the year throughout the county. Documents will be commercially shredded safely,[...]
Sep
7
Sun
10:00 am Canal Road Walk and Roll 2014, N...
Canal Road Walk and Roll 2014, N...
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Canal Road will be closed from East Millstone to Butler Road. Enjoy a day with friends and family along the scenic Delaware & Raritan Canal. No cars, no traffic, no noise. Sponsored by Franklin Township.[...]
Sep
9
Tue
6:00 pm Zumba Classes at Elizabeth Avenu...
Zumba Classes at Elizabeth Avenu...
Sep 9 @ 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
14
Sun
1:00 pm ‘Follow The Middlebush Roads’ Ar...
‘Follow The Middlebush Roads’ Ar...
Sep 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
An art show will be included for the first time this year when the Meadows Foundation once again opens all three of Franklin Township’s historic homes on South Middlebush Road to the public in partnership[...]

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Religion & Faith View all

It’s possible for adherents of different religious beliefs to work and coexist together without sacrificing their own beliefs, a group of about 200 people was told July 24.…

Sports View all

Blue Crabs Double Up Patriots 4-2

Bridgewater, NJ – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (21-20, 50-61) salvaged the series finale against the Somerset Patriots (24-17, 71-40) by winning 4-2 Wednesday evening…

News-pourri View all

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)…

Clarence Clemons (the Big Man) And Family Once Called Somerset Home

Here’s a little bit of trivia for ya: From 1972 to 1975, the township was home to the Big Man and his family. The Big Man being, of…

Crowded Field In Board Of Education Election

An incumbent and an unsuccessful candidate in last year’s Board of Education election are joined by four others in seeking the three open board seats this November. An additional two…

Zoning Board Approves New Home, Home Addition and Soccer Centers ‘Bubble’

Applications for a home addition, a new “bubble” for a township soccer center and a new home were approved at the July 17 Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting.…

Planning Board Approves Pole Barn For Fire Company, Expansion For Ice Rink

The Somerset Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co. No. 1 and Fusion on Ice won Planning Board approval July 16 for expansion projects. The fire company won approval to…

In the Schools View all

‘Books In The Park’ Mobile Lending Library Brings Books To Community

‘Books In The Park’ Mobile Lending Library Brings Books To Community

A 12-year-old program that brings a mobile “lending library” to school children during the summer is in full swing in the township. Called “Books in…

Township Student Selected For National Leadership Program

FR&A Pictorial: Franklin High School Class Of 2014 Graduation At Sun Bank Center

UPDATED: MacAfee School Principal Keeps Promise To Students To Sleep On School’s Roof

Updated: Franklin Middle School Team Competes In ‘Odyssey Of The Mind’ World Championship

School Board Honors Teachers Of The Year, Harmony Day Award Winners


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