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  • Life Story: Laura Anne van Der Veer, 61; Competitive Dancer
    Laura Anne van Der Veer, 61, passed away on May 24 at St. Peter’s Medical Center in New Brunswick. She was born in Wallington, NJ and lived for many years in South Amboy where she attended […]
  • Life Story: Hilda Marie Saro, 90; Former Township Resident
    Hilda Marie Saro passed away on May 26 at Tidewell Hospice of Venice, Fla. at age 90. Mrs. Saro was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and came to the mainland United States as a young girl. She grew up and […]
  • Ducks Avoid Sweep As Patriots Drop Finale 8-2
    Central Islip, N.Y. – The Somerset Patriots (17-8) failed to finish off the weekend sweep of the Long Island Ducks (14-13) in an 8-2 loss Sunday afternoon at Bethpage Ballpark. Somerset took a […]
  • Bats Explode, Pitchers Shine In 10-0 Win
    Central Islip, N.Y. –  The Somerset Patriots (17-7) offered a complete performance in a 10-0 win over the Long Island Ducks (13-13) Saturday night at Bethpage Ballpark. The Patriots opened up […]
  • Riordan Dominates In 2-1 Somerset Win
    Central Islip, N.Y. –  The Somerset Patriots (16-7) rode an impressive pitching performance from Cory Riordan into a 2-1 win over the Long Island Ducks (13-12) in Friday night’s series-opener […]

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Piscataway Man Slips, Falls In Canal While Fishing

A 77-year-old Piscataway man apparently escaped injury May 24 after he slipped and fell into the Delaware & Raritan Canal…

South Brunswick Man Busted For Chain Robbery In Franklin Park

South Brunswick Man Busted For Chain Robbery In Franklin Park

A 22-year-old South Brunswick man stands charged with 2nd Degree Robbery after he allegedly punched a 70-year-old man and stole…

Township Man Sentenced To 17 1/2 Years In Prison For Sexual Crimes

Township Man Sentenced To 17 1/2 Years In Prison For Sexual Crimes

A 40-year-old township man was sentenced on May 11 to more than 17 years in state prison after his convictions…

Police Seek Public’s Help In Finding Man Wanted For Stabbing

Police Seek Public’s Help In Finding Man Wanted For Stabbing

Authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating the suspect in a May 8 stabbing in the Hempstead Drive area.…

2018 Police Unity Tour Sets Off From Municipal Complex

2018 Police Unity Tour Sets Off From Municipal Complex

The front of township police headquarters was once again the starting point for several hundred law enforcement officers who set…

Township Police Officer Among Somerset County 200 Club Valor Award Recipients

Township Police Officer Among Somerset County 200 Club Valor Award Recipients

A Franklin Township Police Officer is among four recipients of the 2018 200 Club of Somerset County Valor Awards. Cpl.…

Woman Injured In Two-Car Collision at JFK And Hamilton

Woman Injured In Two-Car Collision at JFK And Hamilton

A 41-year-old township woman was injured May 5 after her car was hit by another at John F. Kennedy Boulevard…

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By PJ Parker. For more than 40 years, the first Saturday in May has marked the annual spring flea market at Somerset Presbyterian Church, on…

What’s Happening In The Villages

may, 2018

28may11:00 am1:00 pmMemorial Day Parade11:00 am - 1:00 pm Franklin Township Municipal Complex

30may9:30 am12:00 pmFree Program for People with Diabetes Offered in Franklin Township9:30 am - 12:00 pm Franklin Township Senior/Community Center

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Sports View all

Ducks Avoid Sweep As Patriots Drop Finale 8-2

Central Islip, N.Y. – The Somerset Patriots (17-8) failed to finish off the weekend sweep of the Long Island Ducks (14-13) in…

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Township Resident Among 11 Area Students Receiving 4-H Scholarships

Township Resident Among 11 Area Students Receiving 4-H Scholarships

Township resident Madison Whiting was one of 11 area students to recently receive scholarships from Somerset County 4-H. The 4-H Youth Development Program is part…

Warrior For Life Foundation Sets ‘Graduation Conference’ For June 17

Warrior For Life Foundation Sets ‘Graduation Conference’ For June 17

The inaugural Graduation Conference, sponsored by the Warrior For Life Scholarship Foundation and the Franklin Youth Initiative is set for noon to 3 p.m. June…

ZTrek Cycling Event To Raise Money For Food Pantry, Medical Clinic

ZTrek Cycling Event To Raise Money For Food Pantry, Medical Clinic

Submitted by ZTrek. The annual ZTrek fundraising cycling event is slated to take off July 28 from the ZCC Children’s Christian Ministry Church in Zarepath.…

General, Academic and Career Programs Information Sessions, Campus Tours Slated at RVCC

General, Academic and Career Programs Information Sessions, Campus Tours Slated at RVCC

Submitted by Raritan Valley Community College. Learn about Raritan Valley Community College’s academic and career programs at a variety of Information Sessions being offered in…

Arts & Entertainment View all

Somerset County Park Commission Sets Free Outdoor Concert Schedule

Somerset County Park Commission Sets Free Outdoor Concert Schedule

Submitted by Somerset County Park Commission. BRIDGEWATER – The Somerset County Park Commission…

Updated: Franklin High School Players Ready ‘Into the Woods’

FHS Alumna Becomes First Honoree Of School’s Arts Program ‘Wall Of Fame’

Township Artist To Display Work In Library