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Somerset Couple Named To Lead Regional Preeclampsia Fundraising Effort

Somerset Couple Named To Lead Regional Preeclampsia Fundraising Effort

Trashaun and JD Powell of Somerset have been named the 2015 Cranford-area Promise Walk for Preeclamp[...]

Professional Wrestlers – Including FHS Graduate – To Converge On FHS For Charity Fundraiser

Professional Wrestlers – Including FHS Graduate – To Converge On FHS For Charity Fundraiser

Tickets are on sale now for a charity fundraiser presented by the Independent Wrestling Federati[...]

Seitz: ‘Fewer Than 6’ Students Have Opted Out Of PARCC Test

Seitz: ‘Fewer Than 6’ Students Have Opted Out Of PARCC Test

“Fewer than six” of the more than 6,000 district students eligible for the controversial PARCC exams[...]

Township Council Extends Farmland Leases

Township Council Extends Farmland Leases

Two leases with township farmers were extended Feb. 24 by the Township Council. The council voted[...]

Franklin Heat Set Fundraising Game

Franklin Heat Set Fundraising Game

The Franklin Heat Traveling Basketball program will hold a fundraising basketball game from 7-8:30 p[...]

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Township Man Indicted For Columbus Day Murder Of New Brunswick Youth

A 20-year-old township man has been indicted for the October, 2014 murder of a New Brunswick youth. Dequan S. Rogers of Alcorne Street was…

Police: Somerset Man Among Two Charged In Connection With Teen’s Death

Police: Somerset Man Among Two Charged In Connection With Teen’s Death

A 22-year-old township man was among two men charged Feb. 24 in connection with the apparent drug-related death of a 17-year-old girl. Andrew A.…

Township Employee Fired After Refusing Post-Accident Breath Test

Township Employee Fired After Refusing Post-Accident Breath Test

A township employee was fired Feb. 23 as a result of his refusal to take a breath test following a weekend accident with…

Township Police Charge Alleged Mailbox Vandals

Township Police Charge Alleged Mailbox Vandals

Township police say they have solved about 20 cases of criminal mischief occurring over the past several months with the apprehension of three people…

Police Log: Feb. 5 – Feb. 15, 2015

Police Log: Feb. 5 – Feb. 15, 2015

Feb. 5 $1,000 worth of plumbing supplies were stolen from a trailer on School House Road. § A Ray Street resident reported that…

Franklin Man Sought In Perth Amboy Murder

Franklin Man Sought In Perth Amboy Murder

  A 32-year-old township man has been charged by Middlesex County authorities with the Valentine’s Day murder of a Perth Amboy resident. Jahmmel Chephas of…

What's Happening in the Villages

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5:00 pm Zumba Classes at Elizabeth Avenu...
Zumba Classes at Elizabeth Avenu...
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 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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6:00 pm Zumba Classes at Elizabeth Avenu...
Zumba Classes at Elizabeth Avenu...
Mar 10 @ 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

Members of the Masjid-e-Ali Mosque welcomed the community into their center on Jan. 24. The goal of the open house, according to organizers, was to talk about some…

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Franklin Heat Set Fundraising Game

Franklin Heat Set Fundraising Game

The Franklin Heat Traveling Basketball program will hold a fundraising basketball game from 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Sampson G. Smith Intermediate School, 1649 Amwell…

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Chili Cook-Off Raises $1,310 For Franklin Township Food Bank

Some of the township’s professional and amateur chili cooks squared off Feb. 20 for the Franklin Food Bank’s Chili Cook-Off. Contestants were divided into two groups, restaurants and…

Judge: Fire District Insurer Must Release Settlement Agreement

A settlement agreement involving a township Fire District and a former fire commissioner must be turned over to the township resident who requested it, a state Superior Court Judge…

Charter School Wins Approval For Bubble Gymnasium

A township charter school on Feb. 5 received Zoning Board approval to construct an inflatable bubble next to its School House Road building. The Central Jersey College Prep…

Warehouse/Office Development Approved For Weston Canal Road

A proposal to build 20 one-story office/warehouse buildings on Weston Canal Road was approved Feb. 4 by the Planning Board. The approval is the fourth on the property…

Retail Center Approved For Summerfields At Franklin

A more than 30,000-square-foot retail center for the Summerfields at Franklin active adult community was approved Feb. 4 by the Planning Board. The center, which will be located…