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Somerset Man Arrested For Hamilton Street Shooting

Somerset Man Arrested For Hamilton Street Shooting

An 18-year-old township resident has been arrested for the Sept. 27 shooting of a man on Hamilton St[...]

FR&A Pictorial: Snyder’s Farm Kicks Off Annual Fall Festival

FR&A Pictorial: Snyder’s Farm Kicks Off Annual Fall Festival

The sand box of summer has given way to the corn pit of autumn. Dual corn pits are just two of th[...]

Thousands Come To Township For Annual Navratri Celebration

Thousands Come To Township For Annual Navratri Celebration

Thousands of revelers from around the region are expected to converge in the township over the next [...]

Sierra Leone Ambassador: Help My Country, Don’t Stigmatize It

Sierra Leone Ambassador: Help My Country, Don’t Stigmatize It

The world should not stigmatize Sierra Leone because of the outbreak of the ebola virus, one of the [...]

Barnstormers Win Liberty Division Series Over Patriots

Barnstormers Win Liberty Division Series Over Patriots

Bridgewater, NJ – The Lancaster Barnstormers (3-2) defeated the Somerset Patriots (2-3) 9-1 Sunday a[...]

Crime & Safety View all

Police Log: Sept. 18 – 23, 2014

Sept. 18 A MacBook Air laptop worth $1,000 and $40 in cash was stolen from a car owned by a Jonathan Place resident.…

Police: Township Woman Hit Twice By Autos On Route 27

Police: Township Woman Hit Twice By Autos On Route 27

A 29-year-old township woman escaped with non-life threatening injuries Sept. 23 after she was hit by two different autos on Route 27. Police said…

Manville Man, Son, Killed In Auto Accident On Weston Canal Road

Manville Man, Son, Killed In Auto Accident On Weston Canal Road

A 29-year-old Manville man and his 7-year-old son drowned early in the morning of Sept.. 21 when the car in which they were…

Police: Pregnant Woman’s Baby Shower Balloon Blamed For Car Crash

Police: Pregnant Woman’s Baby Shower Balloon Blamed For Car Crash

A pregnant Somerset woman was driving from her baby shower Sept. 16 when a balloon from the shower blocked her view of the…

New Brunswick Man, Accomplices, Sought In Phillips Road Home Invasion

New Brunswick Man, Accomplices, Sought In Phillips Road Home Invasion

Police are looking for a New Brunswick man suspected to be part of a trio of home invaders who robbed a Phillips Road…

Police Seek Public’s Help In Nabbing Copper Thieves

Police Seek Public’s Help In Nabbing Copper Thieves

The township Police Department is seeking the public’s help in solving a rash of copper thefts in the Somerset section of town, according…

Township Police Plan Back-To-School Safety Initiative

Township Police Plan Back-To-School Safety Initiative

Township police, in conjunction with the Board of Education, will conduct a multi-pronged school safety initiate during the week of Sept. 2. Traffic…

Township Woman Indicted For Superstorm Sandy Insurance Fraud

Township Woman Indicted For Superstorm Sandy Insurance Fraud

A Kingsberry Drive resident was indicted Aug. 27 on insurance fraud and forgery charges in connection with claims she allegedly made after Superstorm…

What's Happening in the Villages

Sep
29
Mon
6:30 pm Adult Chess at Township Library
Adult Chess at Township Library
Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Open play available to intermediate through advanced level players; registration is not required. ADULTS ONLY
6:45 pm Jewelry Workshop at Township Lib...
Jewelry Workshop at Township Lib...
Sep 29 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Josephine Thomas returns to teach adult participants to create a pendant using wire, beads and basic wire wrapping techniques. Materials and tools for use during class will be provided, but a cord or chain for[...]
Sep
30
Tue
6:00 pm Zumba Classes at Elizabeth Avenu...
Zumba Classes at Elizabeth Avenu...
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zumba classes every Tuesday at the fire company on Wiley Drive. The instructor is Amy Miele. Proceeds benefit the Elizabeth Avenue Volunteer Fire Company’s Ladies Auxiliary.

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Religion & Faith View all

More than 1,100 runners, from children to adults, turned out Aug. 23 for the second annual ZMud 5K Run for charity on the grounds of Zarephath, off Weston…

News-pourri View all

Hall-Mills Murder Case Evidence On Display At County Courthouse

Evidence from the infamous Hall-Mills murder case will be displayed from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 10 in the jury assembly room of the Somerset County Courthouse, 20 North Bridge St.,…

Township Council Honors Grippo For July 4th Fundraising

The Township Council on Sept. 23 honored resident Bill Grippo for his fundraising efforts for the annual July 4 celebration. Grippo, a former township councilman and current MacAfee…

Township Named 26th Best Place To Live In Country By Magazine

Franklin Township has been named the 26th best place to live by Money Magazine. The monthly lauded the township for its “wide range of ethnicities, income, and home…

Assemblyman Chivukula Nominated To State BPU, Township Democratic Chair Said To Be Up For Seat

State Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula, (D-12) has been nominated to fill a vacancy on the state Board of Public Utilities by Gov. Chris Christie. Chivukula is a former mayor and…

New Windows For Rutgers Prep, Roof Repairs For Stage House Among Historic Preservation Approvals

The replacement of 49 windows at Rutgers Preparatory School and roof repairs for the Stage House Tavern were among the approvals granted Sept. 2 by the Historic Preservation Advisory…

FR&A Pictorials: Hot Dogs and History On A September Sunday

Fundraisers for several local organizations were held Sept. 14. From noon to 4 p.m., the Franklin Township Food Bank and PBA Local 154 sold hot dogs and other…

In the Schools View all

FR&A Pictorial: Franklin Park School Welcomes New Year With Ice Cream

FR&A Pictorial: Franklin Park School Welcomes New Year With Ice Cream

The Franklin Park School PTO held its annual back-to-school ice cream social on Sept. 19. PTO co-president Kimberly Stephens said the social is a way…

FR&A Pictorial: Cedar Hill Prep Hosts Summer Picnic

The Center School Cuts Ribbon At New Facility

Mayor Levine, School District Administrators Take ALS Bucket Challenge

Mixed Emotions As District Students Begin School Year

Students Start School Year With Supplies Donated By Zakee Bowser Foundation


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