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FR&A Analysis: State GOP Misstates Records Of Democratic Somerset County Freeholder Candidates

FR&A Analysis: State GOP Misstates Records Of Democratic Somerset County Freeholder Candidates

Analysis A campaign flier promoting the Republican slate of Somerset County Freeholder candidates contains misstatements about the candidates’ Democratic challengers. The flier, which appeared in residents’ mailboxes during the week of Oct. 15, was paid for by Choice for Change, an account of the New Jersey Republican State Committee. Republican Freeholder incumbents Patrick Scaglione and […]

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Second Township Dollar Tree Store Set To Open Early November In Former Rite Aid Site

Second Township Dollar Tree Store Set To Open Early November In Former Rite Aid Site

Franklin will be getting a second Dollar Tree store with the scheduled opening of an Elizabeth Avenue location on Nov. 8. The store will fill the space formerly occupied by Rite Aid, 464 Elizabeth Ave., before the location was closed after the sale of more than 2,000 Rite Aids to Walgreen’s. Dollar Tree has another […]

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2018 Election: Financial Disclosures Show Wide Disparity In Congressional Candidates’ War Chests

2018 Election: Financial Disclosures Show Wide Disparity In Congressional Candidates’ War Chests

The latest quarterly financial reports submitted by the two major candidates for the 12th Congressional District show the incumbent with a tremendous economic advantage over her challenger. As of Sept. 30, incumbent U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D) had $293,537.36 cash on hand. Her Republican challenger, Franklin attorney Daryl Kipnis, reported $1,548.57 in cash. Candidates […]

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Churchill-Millstone Redeveloper Wants 10-Year Agreement Extension

Churchill-Millstone Redeveloper Wants 10-Year Agreement Extension

The company that is redeveloping the Churchill-Millstone roads area says it needs another 10 years to finish the task, and its founder wasn’t above putting some not-so-subtle pressure on a township agency to get it. Edward Martoglio, founder of the RPM Redevelopment Group of Montclair, told the township Redevelopment Agency’s Board of Commissioners Oct. 15 […]

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‘Sip And Paint’ Fundraiser Set For Franklin Park School PTO

‘Sip And Paint’ Fundraiser Set For Franklin Park School PTO

Franklin Park School PTO is hosting a “Sip and Paint” fundraiser Oct. 19 at the East Franklin Volunteer Fire Department, 121 Pinegrove Ave. The event, which will begin at 6:30 p.m., is to raise money for the school and to make a contribution to a local breast cancer organization. “The proceeds raised for the students […]

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Plans Set For 45th Annual CROP Walk

Plans Set For 45th Annual CROP Walk

Somerset Presbyterian Church needs the public’s help, and their feet, on Oct. 21 for the 45th annual Somerset CROP Walk for hunger sponsored by Church World Service. Registration for the 6-mile (10-kilometer) CROP Walk will begin at 1 p.m. at the church, located at 100 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, and the walk will start at […]

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Somerset Family Physical Therapy Supports Patient In 5K Walk

Somerset Family Physical Therapy Supports Patient In 5K Walk

By PJ Parker. Members of Somerset Family Physical Therapy on World’s Fair Drive walked Oct. 14 in the Central Jersey “Autism Speaks” 5K Walk. The walk was held on the grounds of the Educational Testing Systems campus in Princeton. They walked with one of their patients to bring awareness to a charity dear to her […]

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Somerset Fire And Rescue Holds Annual Open House

Somerset Fire And Rescue Holds Annual Open House

By PJ Parker. The Somerset Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company No. 1 held its annual open house Oct. 13 at its fire house on Hollywood Avenue. The open house ran from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with fire and safety education, games, food and demonstrations, including how a truck would be lifted off someone trapped […]

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Life Story: Maribeth Nolan, 63; Fighting Irish Fan

Life Story: Maribeth Nolan, 63; Fighting Irish Fan

Maribeth Nolan passed away on Oct. 12 at her home in Somerset surrounded by her loving family. She was 63 years old. Beth grew up in Clark, where she stayed to raise her family with her husband Mark. She and Mark moved to Somerset six years ago. Beth enjoyed her annual passholder status at Walt […]

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FHS Class Of ’78 Gathers For 40th Reunion

FHS Class Of ’78 Gathers For 40th Reunion

The weekend of Oct. 12 was 40th reunion time for members of the Franklin High School Class of 1978. About 75 members of the class showed up for the centerpiece of the celebratory weekend, a dinner-dance at Winemakers of Somerset in Bound Brook on Oct. 13. The weekend began with members of the class attending […]

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