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Township Council Contracts For Youth Center Feasibility Study

Township Council Contracts For Youth Center Feasibility Study

A Pennsylvania-based architectural firm has been hired to conduct a feasibility study for the proposed Lewis Street Youth Center. The Township Council awarded Kimmel Bogrette Architecture of Conshohocken, Pa. the $25,000 contract at its April 25 meeting. The firm was selected from eight candidates, all of whom were vetted by Township Manager Robert Vornlocker,  Alice […]








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In Your Opinion: Sign Up For Intervenor Status To Oppose Williams/Transco Compressor Station

In Your Opinion: Sign Up For Intervenor Status To Oppose Williams/Transco Compressor Station

By Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey League of Conservation Voters and President, Franklin Township School Board A dangerous and unnecessary natural gas compressor station will be built in Franklin Township on the grounds of an active rock quarry where regular blasting occurs – unless we stop it! You only have until this Thursday, April […]








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FHS Model UN Team, Franklin Youth Council Leader Honored By Township Council

FHS Model UN Team, Franklin Youth Council Leader Honored By Township Council

The leader of the Franklin Township Youth Council and the Franklin High School Model U.N. Team received commendations April 25 from the Township Council. The youth council’s leader, Saffie Kallon, was honored because the council recently won the Gasalberti Excellence in Recreation Programming Award by the New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association, and the Model […]








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Police Log: April 19 – April 25, 2017

Police Log: April 19 – April 25, 2017

April 18 James Genes of Hillsborough was cited for careless driving when his car rear-ended one driven on Amwell Road by Mechele Pron of Ringoes. Tahani Hamawy of East Brunswick was cited for careless driving after her collided with one driven by Maryellen Tetnowski of Belle Mead at the intersection of Laurel Avenue and Union […]








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Watch The Township Council Honor The FHS Girls Basketball Team

Watch The Township Council Honor The FHS Girls Basketball Team

We live-streamed the commendation ceremony for the Franklin High School Lady Warriors basketball team from the April 25 Township Council meeting. It’s downloaded and presented here for your viewing.  








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Proposed Graffiti Ordinance Amendment Pulled For Further Review

Proposed Graffiti Ordinance Amendment Pulled For Further Review

A change to a township ordinance that would have reduced the amount of time property owners have to remove graffiti from their buildings was pulled April 25 over Township Council members’ concerns about its fairness. The Council members worried that multiple instances of the same buildings being tagged with graffiti would pose an undue hardship […]








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Nine Township Students Win RVCC Robeson Achievement Awards

Nine Township Students Win RVCC Robeson Achievement Awards

BRANCHBURG – Nine Franklin Township students were among 57 from Somerset and Hunterdon counties recently honored at the 27th annual Paul Robeson Youth Achievement Awards reception at Raritan Valley Community College. The National Council of Negro Women and RVCC initiated the Paul Robeson Youth Achievement Awards program to pay tribute to the outstanding attainments of […]








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Life Story: Catherine Petrosini, 96; Brooklyn Native

Life Story: Catherine Petrosini, 96; Brooklyn Native

Catherine Petrosini, 96, born Catherine Uhlenbusch to Arthur and Lillian Uhlenbusch (now deceased) died on April 23, 2017. She was married to Orlando Petrosini (now deceased) for more than 50 years, setting an example for her entire family to follow. Catherine was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She had three sons who she […]








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Life Story: Barbara Shimalla, 85; Avid Bowler, Bingo Player

Life Story: Barbara Shimalla, 85; Avid Bowler, Bingo Player

Barbara Shimalla, 85, passed away April 23, at McCarrick Care Center surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Shimalla grew up in Lyndhurst and in 1955 she relocated and settled in Somerset. She was a longtime parishioner of St. Matthias Church. Barbara was a secretary in the Property Management Department at Rutgers University, after 25 years, […]








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Video Story: FHS Hosts Annual Red Cross Rubik’s Cube Open Tournament

Video Story: FHS Hosts Annual Red Cross Rubik’s Cube Open Tournament

 








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