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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 Feb. 24 – involving Franklin Middle School students. Police said the students, a 13-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl, reported to the school’s Resource Officer that they were approached while walking home from school by a man […]








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Sports Ban On Charter School Students Could Be Lifted, Albeit At A Cost

Sports Ban On Charter School Students Could Be Lifted, Albeit At A Cost

Charter school students may be allowed to play on school district sports teams after all, but that permission may come with a cost. Details are far from being finalized, but initial indications are that a rewriting of the policy banning charter school students, imposed last year, would entail some form of payment from the charter […]








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March Schedule For Quail Brook Senior Center

March Schedule For Quail Brook Senior Center

625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873 (732) 563-4213 Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. All programs begin at 11:00 a.m. unless otherwise listed. Table Tennis (Ping Pong) – Monday – Friday. Take a ‘shot’ at being a tournament master by playing Single or Doubles games. This competitive game has been an […]








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Police Log: Feb. 14 – Feb. 22 , 2017

Police Log: Feb. 14 – Feb. 22 , 2017

Feb. 14 Natalia Novickij of of Monroe was cited for making an improper turn after her car collided with one on Route 27 driven by Azim Ahmad of North Brunswick. Novickij had pulled over to the shoulder of the road, then made a left to go across the lanes of traffic in front of Ahmad’s […]








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Tempers Flare At Panel Discussion Promoting Opposition To Charter School Growth

Tempers Flare At Panel Discussion Promoting Opposition To Charter School Growth

The school district’s state-mandated support of charter schools could hit $20 million over the next three years, attendees at a Feb. 22 anti-charter school growth forum were told. The money would be needed to support the expansion of the Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School, the Central Jersey College Prep Charter School and the proposed Ailanthus […]








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Four Township Girls Members Of National Champion Dance Team

Four Township Girls Members Of National Champion Dance Team

Four township women are part of a dance team that earlier this month won its third national title in the National Dance Team Championships. The girls – Clarissa Miller, Ashlee Sorenson, Mindy Wanagosit and Rachel Wanagosit – are part of the Jersey Girls All Star Dance Team, headquartered at the Central Jersey Dance and Gymnastics […]








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Police Body Cam Program Hits Bump; Original Cameras Obsolete, Needed Replacement

Police Body Cam Program Hits Bump; Original Cameras Obsolete, Needed Replacement

Technology, like time, waits for no one. Township police found that out recently when the decision was made to roll out the body worn camera program, a pilot program using cameras that had been purchased in 2015 through a grant from the state Attorney General. The plan hit a road bump recently when police officials […]








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Township Puts Final Touches On 2017 Budget; Looks To Be Less Than 2016

Township Puts Final Touches On 2017 Budget; Looks To Be Less Than 2016

Township officials anticipate the 2017 budget will allow them to do a little more with a little less. As in, a little more in services with a little less spending. And that’s even after creating one new full-time position, increasing a current part-time position to full-time, and adding another part-time position, at a price tag […]








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Life Story: Anna Piwtoratsky, 91; Native Of Ukraine

Life Story: Anna Piwtoratsky, 91; Native Of Ukraine

Anna Piwtoratsky, 91, passed away on Feb. 20 at her home in Somerset surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Piwtoratsky was born June 25, 1925 in Kiev, Ukraine to the late Octap and Vekla Kozlenko. In 1951, Anna immigrated to America and settled in New York City with her husband Wasil and five children; she […]






28th Annual Tour de Franklin Fundraiser Set For April

28th Annual Tour de Franklin Fundraiser Set For April

The Franklin Food Bank’s 28th annual Tour de Franklin Charity Bike Ride is set for April 30. The first bike ride of the season for many cyclists, the Tour de Franklin is also a day when avid cyclists and the Franklin community join together for a common mission, to fight local hunger through supporting the […]








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