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Police Investigating Two Luring Incidents Near Franklin Middle School

Police Investigating Two Luring Incidents Near Franklin Middle School

Township police are investigating two luring incidents that occurred in the last two weeks – the[...]

Sports Ban On Charter School Students Could Be Lifted, Albeit At A Cost

Sports Ban On Charter School Students Could Be Lifted, Albeit At A Cost

Charter school students may be allowed to play on school district sports teams after all, but th[...]

March Schedule For Quail Brook Senior Center

March Schedule For Quail Brook Senior Center

625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873 (732) 563-4213 Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.[...]

Police Log: Feb. 14 – Feb. 22 , 2017

Police Log: Feb. 14 – Feb. 22 , 2017

Feb. 14 Natalia Novickij of of Monroe was cited for making an improper turn after her car colli[...]

Tempers Flare At Panel Discussion Promoting Opposition To Charter School Growth

Tempers Flare At Panel Discussion Promoting Opposition To Charter School Growth

The school district's state-mandated support of charter schools could hit $20 million over the n[...]

Crime & Safety View all

Police Log: Feb. 14 – Feb. 22 , 2017

Feb. 14 Natalia Novickij of of Monroe was cited for making an improper turn after her car collided…

Police Log: Feb. 8 – Feb. 14, 2017

Police Log: Feb. 8 – Feb. 14, 2017

Feb. 8 Someone entered a Jill Court home by cutting a screen. Nothing was taken. Andrew Bradley of…

Bronx Man Faces Child Porn Charges After ‘Sexually Explicit’ Communications With Township Girl

Bronx Man Faces Child Porn Charges After ‘Sexually Explicit’ Communications With Township Girl

A 31-year-old Bronx man faces child pornography charges after he allegedly asked an 8-year-old township girl to send…

Father Of Alleged Dewald Avenue Shooter Turns Himself In, Faces Hindering Charge

Father Of Alleged Dewald Avenue Shooter Turns Himself In, Faces Hindering Charge

The father of the man police say shot a person Jan. 3 on Dewald Avenue turned himself in…

Police Log: Feb. 2 – Feb. 7, 2017

Police Log: Feb. 2 – Feb. 7, 2017

Feb. 2 Someone broke into a cafe on Executive Drive and stole $1,800 from a locked refrigerator. Someone…

Anonymous Facebook Threat Against FHS Administrator Deemed Not Credible, Investigation Continuing

Anonymous Facebook Threat Against FHS Administrator Deemed Not Credible, Investigation Continuing

An anonymous Facebook threat seen Feb. 5 against a Franklin High School administrator was deemed by investigators to…

Police: Handgun Among Items Stolen In Home Burglary

Police: Handgun Among Items Stolen In Home Burglary

A 9mm pistol was among the items stolen Jan. 27 from a Holland Drive home. Police said the…

Police Log: Jan. 24 – 31, 2017

Police Log: Jan. 24 – 31, 2017

Jan. 24 A car driven by Timothy McDougald of Somerset was turning from Somerset Street to Franklin Boulevard…

Easton Avenue Collision Leaves One Car Overturned, No Reported Injuries

Easton Avenue Collision Leaves One Car Overturned, No Reported Injuries

A two-car collision on Easton Avenue on Feb. 1 apparently resulted in no major injuries, police said. Shortly…

New Brunswick Man Pleads Guilty To Drug-Related Charges In Township

New Brunswick Man Pleads Guilty To Drug-Related Charges In Township

A New Brunswick man has pleaded guilty to drug-related charges stemming from a 2015 arrest in the township.…

Police Log: Jan. 17 – Jan. 25, 2017

Police Log: Jan. 17 – Jan. 25, 2017

Jan. 17 Felix Vargas of Somerset was walking in an Easton Avenue parking lot, to his car, when…

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Feb
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Sat
9:00 am Indoor Flea Market At Somerset P...
Indoor Flea Market At Somerset P...
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Somerset Presbyterian Church will hold an Indoor Flea Market on Saturday, February 25, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Great bargains!  Variety of used and new items[...]
10:30 am Middlebush Reformed Church Offer...
Middlebush Reformed Church Offer...
Feb 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Middlebush Reformed Church is offering free exercise to the public for two Saturdays, February 18 and 25, at 10:30 am. Participants can attend one or both sessions of Ageless Grace, the brain-based exercise program. Led[...]
Mar
1
Wed
9:30 am Free Diabetes Self-Management Pr...
Free Diabetes Self-Management Pr...
Mar 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[...]
Mar
8
Wed
9:30 am Free Diabetes Self-Management Pr...
Free Diabetes Self-Management Pr...
Mar 8 @ 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[...]
Mar
24
Fri
6:00 pm Franklin Township Woman’s Club A...
Franklin Township Woman’s Club A...
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
24th Annual Tricky Tray & Dessert Bar Friday, Mar 24, 2017 Franklin High School 500 Elizabeth Ave. Somerset, NJ 08873 (use rear entrance) Doors Open at 6:00pm Drawings Start at 7:30pm Proceeds from the Tricky[...]

Religion & Faith View all

Catholics must use the current political and social climate to reclaim the Church’s original “counter-culture” role and “engage the structures of injustice,” a…

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…

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Window And Door Part Distributor Wins Planning Board Approval For Elizabeth Avenue Warehouse

Window And Door Part Distributor Wins Planning Board Approval For Elizabeth Avenue Warehouse

A South Plainfield company that supplies hardware to window and door manufacturers will soon move into the township, thanks to Planning Board approval…

Township Council Set To Vote on Mandating ‘Quiet’ Fireworks Use By Private Organizations

Township Council Set To Vote on Mandating ‘Quiet’ Fireworks Use By Private Organizations

The Township Council is moving closer to voting on an ordinance amendment prohibiting the use of traditional loud fireworks by private businesses and…

Consultant: Sports Complex Could Be Boon For Corporate Business Zone

Consultant: Sports Complex Could Be Boon For Corporate Business Zone

The township’s dream of having a thriving corporate business park will probably take 20 years to 25 years to realize, the Township Council…

Bill Requiring Safety Precautions For Internet-Capable Baby Monitors Heads To State Senate

Bill Requiring Safety Precautions For Internet-Capable Baby Monitors Heads To State Senate

Legislation requiring built-in safety precations for Internet-capable baby monitors sold in the state was released by a state Senate committee on Feb. 6.…

Arts & Entertainment View all

Franklin High School Wind Ensemble Performs With Rutgers University Symphony Band

Franklin High School Wind Ensemble Performs With Rutgers University Symphony Band

Submitted by Suzanne Kafas. The Franklin High School Wind Ensemble participated…

Nominations Sought For Excellence In The Arts Awards

FHS Vocal Students Sparkle In Annual Winter Cabaret

FHS Winter Cabaret Scholarship Fundraiser Set For Jan. 20, 21