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Elevated Lead Levels Found In Seven District Schools' Water

Elevated Lead Levels Found In Seven District Schools' Water

Nearly three dozen water sources in seven township schools contain levels of lead higher than is[...]

State Champion Lady Warriors Meet Fans In Autograph Session

State Champion Lady Warriors Meet Fans In Autograph Session

Fans of the Franklin High School Lady Warriors basketball team got a chance March 23 to meet the[...]

Road Closures Announced For Garden State 10-Miler Fundraising Race

Road Closures Announced For Garden State 10-Miler Fundraising Race

There will be closures of parts or all of several township streets March 26 to accommodate t[...]

Life Story: Robert Reiss III, 28; Formerly Of Franklin Park

Life Story: Robert Reiss III, 28; Formerly Of Franklin Park

Robert Reiss III passed away on March 18 at his residence in Boca Raton, Fl. He was 28 years old. [...]

Life Story: Arthur McGee; FHS Graduate, Formerly Of Somerset

Life Story: Arthur McGee; FHS Graduate, Formerly Of Somerset

Mr. Arthur McGee passed away on March 15, 2017 at his daughter's home in Greensboro. N.C. Mr. McG[...]

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Police Log: March 15 – March 21, 2017

March 15 Abdul Hunter, 27, of Carteret, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Bogdan Oleksuk of Somerset was…

Police Log: March 7 – 14, 2017

Police Log: March 7 – 14, 2017

March 7 Viswanath Papineni of Somerset was cited for careless driving after his car collided with one at…

Township Woman Suffers Potential Life-Threatening Injuries In Auto Accident

Township Woman Suffers Potential Life-Threatening Injuries In Auto Accident

A 74-year-old township woman suffered possible life-threatening injuries and two other people were injured in a March 9…

Township Man – Former ICE Officer – Convicted Of Federal Bribery, Harboring Charges

Township Man – Former ICE Officer – Convicted Of Federal Bribery, Harboring Charges

A township man who was a former deportation official for Immigration and Customs Enforcement was convicted by a…

Police Log: Feb. 28 –  March 6, 2017

Police Log: Feb. 28 – March 6, 2017

Feb. 28 Louis Ord of Somerset was cited for careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident…

Township Man Among Four To Be Sentenced For Theft From Parking Authority

Township Man Among Four To Be Sentenced For Theft From Parking Authority

Four former employees of the New Brunswick Parking Authority – including a township man – will be placed…

Police: No Injuries In Fire That Left Somerset Run Home Uninhabitable

Police: No Injuries In Fire That Left Somerset Run Home Uninhabitable

No one was injured in a fire March 2 that destroyed a Somerset Run home. The unidentified occupant…

Police Log: Feb. 22 – 28, 2017

Police Log: Feb. 22 – 28, 2017

Feb. 21 Halakkuma Patel of Lawrenceville was cited for careless driving after his car rear-ended one driven by…

Alleged Dewald Avenue Shooter Surrenders To Police

Alleged Dewald Avenue Shooter Surrenders To Police

The 20-year-old township man wanted for a January Dewald Avenue shooting has surrendered, authorities said March 1. Jaki…

Township Man Faces Multiple Charges, Including Sexual Assault, Attempted Murder

Township Man Faces Multiple Charges, Including Sexual Assault, Attempted Murder

A 23-year-old township man faces 16 charges – including attempted murder – in connection with the beating and…

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 latest on…

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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

Representatives of a handful of faith traditions in the township showed their support for one another March 11 in a “Solidarity and Brotherhood…

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…

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Cultural Holidays, Girl Scout Week, Others Acknowledged By Township Council

Cultural Holidays, Girl Scout Week, Others Acknowledged By Township Council

Girl Scout Week, National Nutrition Month Hindu and Muslim holidays and Women’s History Month were acknowledged at the March 15 Township Council meeting.…

Kramer Defends Proposed Sales Ban On Puppy And Kitten Mill Animals

Kramer Defends Proposed Sales Ban On Puppy And Kitten Mill Animals

A ban on the sale in the township of animals bred in puppy and kitten mills is the “appropriate way to move,” Mayor Phil…

Township Resident Renews Request For ‘Sanctuary City’ Status For Franklin

Township Resident Renews Request For ‘Sanctuary City’ Status For Franklin

The Township Council is “moving at the right speed” to answer calls for Franklin to join the list of American towns that will…

Masjid-e-Ali Mosque Approved To Be Polling Location

Masjid-e-Ali Mosque Approved To Be Polling Location

Calling it a “new milestone to help the community,” a founder of the Masjid-e-Ali Mosque is applauding the decision to move three polling…

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Curtain’s Up March 10 On FHS Production Of ‘Sister Act’

Curtain’s Up March 10 On FHS Production Of ‘Sister Act’

The Franklin High School vocal music department’s production of “Sister Act”…

Franklin High School Wind Ensemble Performs With Rutgers University Symphony Band

Nominations Sought For Excellence In The Arts Awards

FHS Vocal Students Sparkle In Annual Winter Cabaret