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Police Log: Oct. 11 – Oct. 16, 2017

Police Log: Oct. 11 – Oct. 16, 2017

Oct. 11 Raphael Edwards of Somerset was cited for careless driving and driving with a suspended[...]

Somerset Patriots Recognized by Atlantic League For Excellence In Promotions

Somerset Patriots Recognized by Atlantic League For Excellence In Promotions

Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have been recognized by the Atlantic League of Professional B[...]

Point Pleasant Man Dies In Construction Accident At Claremont Road School

Point Pleasant Man Dies In Construction Accident At Claremont Road School

A 39-year-old Point Pleasant construction worker was killed Oct. 17 after he fell from the roof [...]

In Your Opinion: We Support Frank Chimel As Next FHS Principal

In Your Opinion: We Support Frank Chimel As Next FHS Principal

By John Felix and Linda Darby, Somerset. The last sentence of Dr. John Ravally’s letter announcin[...]

Bound Brook High School Alumni Newsletter Looks To Connect Grads

Bound Brook High School Alumni Newsletter Looks To Connect Grads

The Bound Brook High School Alumni Newsletter is looking for township residents who graduated from B[...]

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Police Log: Oct. 11 – Oct. 16, 2017

Oct. 11 Raphael Edwards of Somerset was cited for careless driving and driving with a suspended license after his car…

Township Man Sentenced To 23 Years In Prison For Kidnapping, Assault In Highland Park

Township Man Sentenced To 23 Years In Prison For Kidnapping, Assault In Highland Park

A 23-year-old township man was sentenced Oct. 16 to 23 years in state prison for a kidnapping and sexual assault…

Township Man Arrested On Gun-Related Charges

Township Man Arrested On Gun-Related Charges

A township man remains in custody at the Somerset County Jail, Somerville, following his arrest on gun-related charges. Rashan M.…

‘Coffee With A Cop’ Program Deemed A Success

‘Coffee With A Cop’ Program Deemed A Success

Franklin police deployed to several sites in the township on Oct. 4, but not for emergencies. The officers were participating…

Franklin Police Detective, State PBA President, Caught Up In Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Franklin Police Detective, State PBA President, Caught Up In Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Pat Colligan knew something was up when he saw a security guard and police officer in a traffic vest running…

Township Police To Participate In ‘Coffee With A Cop Day’

Township Police To Participate In ‘Coffee With A Cop Day’

Township police will be at six locations Oct. 4, participating in National Coffee With a Cop Day. Officers will be…

Scotch Plains Man Hits Wrong Button On Scooter, Ends Up In Canal

Scotch Plains Man Hits Wrong Button On Scooter, Ends Up In Canal

A push on the wrong button on a power chair ended up with a 71-year-old man needing a rescue from…

Township: FTPD Does Not Discriminate Against Minority Officers

Township: FTPD Does Not Discriminate Against Minority Officers

The Franklin Township Police sergeant charging the department with discrimination was denied further promotions not because of his race, but…

Township Man Found Guilty In Perth Amboy Killing

Township Man Found Guilty In Perth Amboy Killing

A township man faces 30 years to life in prison following his conviction on charges related to the Valentine’s Day…

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Oct
22
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8:00 am Knights Of Columbus Pancake Brea...
Knights Of Columbus Pancake Brea...
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
The St. Matthias Council #9925, Knights of Columbus, will hold a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday October 22, from 8:00 am – 12:00 noon in the St. Matthias School cafeteria, 168 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Somerset,[...]
1:30 pm 44th Annual Somerset CROP Walk
44th Annual Somerset CROP Walk
Oct 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
We need your help, and your feet, on Sunday, October 22nd to participate in the 44th annual Somerset CROP Walk for hunger sponsored by Church World Service. Registration for the 6-mile (10-kilometer) CROP Walk will[...]
Oct
29
Sun
1:00 pm Pumpkin Patch and Trunk Or Treat
Pumpkin Patch and Trunk Or Treat
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Free Admission! Come and enjoy pumpkin decorating, crafts, games and kids can participate in the costume parade! Click here for reuse options!Copyright 2017 The Franklin Reporter & Advocate

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Dignitaries from across New Jersey and several states were on hand Sept. 16 to help break ground for a new Buddhist temple on Route 27.…

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Somerset Patriots Infielder Carlos Guzman Named To League’s All-Defensive Team

Bridgewater, NJ- Somerset Patriots infielder Carlos Guzman has been named to the 2017 Atlantic League Red, White and Blue All-Defensive Team, the…

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Gubernatorial Candidate Phil Murphy Headlines Danielsen Fundraiser

Gubernatorial Candidate Phil Murphy Headlines Danielsen Fundraiser

With just over three weeks to go until the general election, township Democrats got a boost Oct. 12 by a visit from their gubernatorial candidate.…

‘House Built With Magic’ Event Set For Stop & Shop Easton Avenue Parking Lot

‘House Built With Magic’ Event Set For Stop & Shop Easton Avenue Parking Lot

Part of the Stop & Shop parking lot on Easton Avenue will become a construction area for a new Habitat for Humanity home. The “House…

Planning Board Sends ‘McMansion’ Developer Back To Drawing Board

Planning Board Sends ‘McMansion’ Developer Back To Drawing Board

The Planing Board on Oct. 4 sent a Piscataway resident back to the drawing board after refusing to act on her application to build a…

New ‘Buster’ Soaries Project Among Two Heard By Zoning Board

New ‘Buster’ Soaries Project Among Two Heard By Zoning Board

The Zoning Board of Adjustment on Oct. 5 heard details of two more mixed-use developments targeted for the Hamilton Street Business District zone. No action…