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Students Throughout Township Learn Basics Of Computer Coding

Students Throughout Township Learn Basics Of Computer Coding

  Students throughout the township participated in a world-wide program Dec. 8 designed [...]

Still Time To Donate To College Fund In Memory Of Andrew Russoniello

Still Time To Donate To College Fund In Memory Of Andrew Russoniello

The deadline is fast approaching for donations to a college fund established for siblings of a towns[...]

Canal Walk Residents Set Records In Franklin Foodbank Donations

Canal Walk Residents Set Records In Franklin Foodbank Donations

  Submitted by Paul Walitsky. Records were set in 2016 by the Canal Walk community's [...]

Rockingham Holds Candlelight Tours

Rockingham Holds Candlelight Tours

  Submitted by Victory Chase. Rockingham State Historic Site, 64 Laurel Ave., General[...]

Somerset Patriots Holiday Toy Drive On Saturday, December 10th

Somerset Patriots Holiday Toy Drive On Saturday, December 10th

Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots and Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle have announced that they wil[...]

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Soaries: Feds Need To Investigate Diahlo Grant Case For Civil Rights Violations, Prosecutor Investigation’s Integrity

Following  through on a promise made in July, the Rev. DeForest “Buster” Soaries Oct. 24 called on the…

Middlesex County Prosecutor Exonerates Township Police Officer In Shooting Of Diahlo Grant

Middlesex County Prosecutor Exonerates Township Police Officer In Shooting Of Diahlo Grant

Update: Mayor Phillip Kramer thanked township residents “for showing extraordinary patience awaiting this report. That patience is a reflection…

Franklin Park Man Critically Injured After Hamilton Street Crash

Franklin Park Man Critically Injured After Hamilton Street Crash

A 68-year-old Franklin Park man was reported in critical condition Oct. 22 after he was involved in an…

Three Township Residents Arrested On Robbery Charges

Three Township Residents Arrested On Robbery Charges

                Three Somerset residents were arrested Oct. 11 and charged with…

Five Injured In Route 27 Crash

Five Injured In Route 27 Crash

Five people were injured – and two had to be extracted – in a late-night automobile accident Oct.…

Somerset Man Admits To Role In ‘Pay To Stay’ Scheme

Somerset Man Admits To Role In ‘Pay To Stay’ Scheme

A 26-year-old township man was among two who admitted their roles in a “pay to stay” scheme unraveled…

Hamilton Street Community Policing Office Opened With Ice Cream, Pizza Party

Hamilton Street Community Policing Office Opened With Ice Cream, Pizza Party

The face of Hamilton Street underwent a subtle change Sept. 23 with the opening of the township police’s…

Township Man Charged With Sex, Computer Crimes In Middlesex County

Township Man Charged With Sex, Computer Crimes In Middlesex County

A 38-year-old township man has been charged with sex crimes and computer theft in two towns. Thomas Canales…

Township Man Convicted Of Drug Charges

Township Man Convicted Of Drug Charges

A 22-year-old township resident was convicted of drug-related charges after a 2-day trial in Somerville. Jose Lozada-Rojas was…

Police: Man’s Body Found In Locked Car, Suicide Suspected

Police: Man’s Body Found In Locked Car, Suicide Suspected

Police are investigating a suspected suicide near a strip shopping center on Easton Avenue. At 10:11 p.m., police…

Updated: Police Arrest Manville Man Wanted For Murder Of Township Resident

Updated: Police Arrest Manville Man Wanted For Murder Of Township Resident

Update 3: Isaiah “Ike” J. Bell was arrested the morning of Sept. 14 in a State Island, NY…

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Dec
9
Fri
7:00 pm Living Nativity At Middlebush Re...
Living Nativity At Middlebush Re...
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Middlebush Reformed Church is presenting the sights and sounds of Christmas at its 13th annual Living Nativity Friday, December 9 from 7 to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, December 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. The[...]
Dec
10
Sat
10:30 am Santa Paws Fundraiser For Second...
Santa Paws Fundraiser For Second...
Dec 10 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Santa’s visits are arranged by Second Chance for Animas to benefit the Franklin Township Animal Shelter. Two 4×6 digital pictures with Santa for $20 or a USB  or CD with all poses. Dogs must be[...]
2:00 pm Blackwells Mills Canal House Hol...
Blackwells Mills Canal House Hol...
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The event will feature caroling by a fire, refreshments and a raffle.
6:00 pm Living Nativity At Middlebush Re...
Living Nativity At Middlebush Re...
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Middlebush Reformed Church is presenting the sights and sounds of Christmas at its 13th annual Living Nativity Friday, December 9 from 7 to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, December 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. The[...]
Dec
11
Sun
3:00 pm East Franklin Fire Department Ve...
East Franklin Fire Department Ve...
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Stop by our Vendor Fair on December 11th from 3-6! Lots of vendors attending!! Lu La Roe (4 consultants!) Scentsy,Premier Designs, Love Wink, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Chloe & Isabel, Keep Collective, Gutter Helmet, Rodan[...]

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Middlebush Reformed Church is serving as a drop-off point for the 29th annual Jersey Cares Coat Drive. Gently used winter coats are needed, especially…

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Still Time To Donate To College Fund In Memory Of Andrew Russoniello

Still Time To Donate To College Fund In Memory Of Andrew Russoniello

The deadline is fast approaching for donations to a college fund established for siblings of a township teenager killed over the summer in…

Canal Walk Residents Set Records In Franklin Foodbank Donations

Canal Walk Residents Set Records In Franklin Foodbank Donations

  Submitted by Paul Walitsky. Records were set in 2016 by the Canal Walk community’s food drives for the Franklin Food Bank. On…

Rockingham Holds Candlelight Tours

Rockingham Holds Candlelight Tours

  Submitted by Victory Chase. Rockingham State Historic Site, 64 Laurel Ave., General George Washington’s final wartime headquarters, will be holding its annual…

Home Renovations, Roof Repairs Approved By Historic Preservation Commission

Home Renovations, Roof Repairs Approved By Historic Preservation Commission

A handful of applications for home renovations were given the thumbs’-up Dec. 6 by the township Historic Preservation Advisory Commission. Most of the…