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Hundreds Defy Rain To Celebrate Independence Day

Hundreds Defy Rain To Celebrate Independence Day

The intermittent rain chased away some revelers at the township’s Independence Day celebration July [...]

Patriots Win First Half Championship With Record Setting Win

Patriots Win First Half Championship With Record Setting Win

Camden, NJ – The Somerset Patriots (49-18) completed the four game sweep of the Camden Riversharks ([...]

Patriots' 48th Win Knocks Magic Number Down To 1

Patriots' 48th Win Knocks Magic Number Down To 1

Camden, NJ – The Somerset Patriots (48-18) defeated the Camden Riversharks (26-40) 6-3 Wednesday eve[...]

5 Somerset Patriots Named All-Stars

5 Somerset Patriots Named All-Stars

Bridgewater, NJ- The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball has named five Somerset Patriots as Al[...]

Tip Leads To Arrest Of Township Residents On Drug Charges

Tip Leads To Arrest Of Township Residents On Drug Charges

A tip to Somerset County authorities led to the June 30 arrest of three township residents and the s[...]

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Tip Leads To Arrest Of Township Residents On Drug Charges

A tip to Somerset County authorities led to the June 30 arrest of three township residents and the seizure from them of more…

Updated Story: Bridgewater Teen To Be Tried As Adult In Homicide Of Somerset Woman

Updated Story: Bridgewater Teen To Be Tried As Adult In Homicide Of Somerset Woman

Update: Jason Molina, 16, of Bridgewater, will be tried as an adult in the May stabbing death of a 23-year-old Somerset woman. Superior…

Police: Highland Park Man, Youth, Charged With Robbing Food Delivery Person

Police: Highland Park Man, Youth, Charged With Robbing Food Delivery Person

A 31-year-old Highland Park man and an unidentified youth face charges stemming from the alleged June 12 holdup of a food delivery person…

(Updated) Police Have Description Of Man And Vehicle In Bicyclist Hit-And-Run

(Updated) Police Have Description Of Man And Vehicle In Bicyclist Hit-And-Run

Update 2: Police now have descriptions of the driver and car involved in the hit-and-run of a Kingston man on his bicycle. Police…

Police Log: June 2 – June 9, 2015

Police Log: June 2 – June 9, 2015

June 2 Fredy Lopez Melo of Plainfield was cited for driving without a license after the car he was driving ran off Canal…

Hamilton Street Shooting Under Investigation; Victim In Stable Condition

Hamilton Street Shooting Under Investigation; Victim In Stable Condition

A 19-year-old man is in stable condition after having been shot in his midsection during the evening of June 9. The man was…

Police: Ambrose Street Residents Assaulted, Robbed During Home Invasion

Police: Ambrose Street Residents Assaulted, Robbed During Home Invasion

Four Ambrose Street residents were assaulted and robbed in their home June 1 by a trio of men brandishing weapons, police said. The…

Updated: Funeral For State Trooper Killed In Car Crash Set For St. Matthias Church

Updated: Funeral For State Trooper Killed In Car Crash Set For St. Matthias Church

Update: JFK Boulevard will be closed to all but funeral traffic during parts of June 3 and 4, according to township police: On…

Township Detectives Receive Valor Awards From SomCo 200 Club

Township Detectives Receive Valor Awards From SomCo 200 Club

Six township police detectives were among the local and state police honored with 2015 Valor Awards May 20 by the 200 Club of Somerset…

Police: Missing Woman Found Dead In Car In Rutgers Plaza

Police: Missing Woman Found Dead In Car In Rutgers Plaza

A 78-year-old woman suffering from dementia was found dead in her car in the Rutgers Plaza parking lot May 7, police said. A…

Township Police Team Joins 2015 Police Unity Tour To D.C.

Township Police Team Joins 2015 Police Unity Tour To D.C.

A delegation from the Franklin Township Police Department was part of the approximately 300 police offers from around the country who set off…

Updated: Former Cedar Hill Prep Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting Former Student

Updated: Former Cedar Hill Prep Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting Former Student

Updated: On May 8, Fennes pleaded not guilty to the charges in state superior Court, Somerville. Fennes remains in custody in the Somerset…

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Children aged 5 years through the completion of 6th Grade are eligible for the Middlebush Reformed Church’s Vacation Bible School, which runs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 3 to…

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Patriots Win First Half Championship With Record Setting Win

Camden, NJ – The Somerset Patriots (49-18) completed the four game sweep of the Camden Riversharks (26-41) by winning 7-3 Thursday evening at Campbell’s Field.…

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Recycling Days Changing For Part Of Township

Recycling Days Changing For Part Of Township

Residents on 28 roads in the southern part of the township will have their recycling day changed on July 13. The pick-ups will be made on Mondays rather than…

Mayor: More Police Needed For Hamilton Street

Mayor: More Police Needed For Hamilton Street

The Township Council needs to “revisit” its decision to not fund four new police officers for the Hamilton Street business area, Mayor Chris Kelly said at the June…

Video: Deer Rescued From Canal Road Well

Video: Deer Rescued From Canal Road Well

Video courtesy of Chris Ziobro from the Franklin Township Office of Fire Prevention. A deer that had fallen into an unused well on Canal Road was rescued by township…

Mayor Kelly: I Have Stage 4 Cancer, Will Fight With Everything I Have

Mayor Kelly: I Have Stage 4 Cancer, Will Fight With Everything I Have

Mayor Chris Kelly is fighting Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a blood-borne cancer that attacks a body’s immune system. Kelly announced his condition at the June 9 Township Council meeting, stunning fellow…

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Villagers Theatre Kicks Off Fundraising Effort With Senior Performing Arts Festival

Villagers Theatre Kicks Off Fundraising Effort With Senior Performing Arts Festival

Performers from eight counties in New Jersey will gather at the Villagers Theatre, DeMott Lane, June…

FHS’ Production Of ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Nominated For ‘Rising Star’ Awards

Photo Gallery: Middle School’s ‘Annie Jr.’ Used As Fundraiser For Township Food Bank

Hub City Music Festival Performances Set

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Colonial Park Paddle Boats & Putting Course Open

Colonial Park Paddle Boats & Putting Course Open

An annual Somerset County sign of spring is the official opening of the Somerset County Park…

Children’s Garden Workshop at Colonial Park

Township Volunteers Plant Trees For Arbor Day

Environmental Education Center Programs May 4 to 10

Cedar Grove Brook Plantings Seen To Help Clean Water