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Registration Open For RCDCU Bicycle Tour To Fight Prostate Cancer

Registration Open For RCDCU Bicycle Tour To Fight Prostate Cancer

There’s still time to register for the annual RCDCU “Bike to Fight Prostate Cancer” bike tour. The event is set from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 21, and will start and finish at Franklin Middle School – Hamilton Street Campus, 415 Francis St. The tour, which has raised thousands of dollars for prostate cancer […]

In Your Opinion: An Easy Way To Stand Up For The Health And Safety Of All In New Jersey

In Your Opinion: An Easy Way To Stand Up For The Health And Safety Of All In New Jersey

Submitted by the Franklin Township Task Force on Compressor Station 206. There are only a few more days to let DEP know why they should reject permits for NESE with its Compressor Station 206 in Franklin Township and pipeline under Raritan Bay. The DEP can stop it if they deny the permits again and do […]

In Your Opinion: Republicans Staged Political Theater At Council Meeting

In Your Opinion: Republicans Staged Political Theater At Council Meeting

By Bill Connell, Somerset. Tuesday night at Township Council was more interesting for who was not there then for who was. The chamber was filled with the usual gadflys and antagonists. I did not see any “normal” citizens or, for that matter, police officers. Nobody beyond the predictable got up and spoke on the matter. […]

FHS 1994 Football Champs Reminisce At 25th Anniversary

FHS 1994 Football Champs Reminisce At 25th Anniversary

Members of the Franklin High School 1994 championship football team, and their coaches, huddled at the Twenty/20 tap house Aug. 17 to mark the 25th anniversary of their taking the state trophy home. Organized by Robert Edmond, one of the team’s three captains, the evening was meant for one-time teammates and now adult friends to […]

Life Story: Corazon Marcos Gabriel, 71; Exxon Chemical Engineer

Life Story: Corazon Marcos Gabriel, 71; Exxon Chemical Engineer

Mrs. Corazon Marcos Gabriel passed away on August 13. She was 71 years old. Cora was born in the Philippines and lived there as a child and young adult. She grew up with a passion for helping her family and a desire to obtain a strong education. In 1969, she graduated with Honors from the […]

In Your Opinion: Time Running Out For Comments On NESE Permit Applications

In Your Opinion: Time Running Out For Comments On NESE Permit Applications

Submitted by the Franklin Township Task Force on Compressor Station 206. Do you care about breathing polluted air, drinking water of poor quality, and eating poisoned fish? Increased hot and rainy days, more ozone-alert days and flooding, and increased water temperatures threaten our health and economy. Now is the time to speak up – We […]

Milestone Achieved With Youth Center Groundbreaking

Milestone Achieved With Youth Center Groundbreaking

A day that Township Councilwoman Kimberly Francois has thought about for years arrived Aug. 15 with the groundbreaking of the Franklin Township Youth Center on Lewis Street. Targeted for the land that once held the Somerset Community Action Program headquarters, the 24,000-square-foot, $9.8 million youth center is expected to be open by September 2020. Francois […]

Colonial Park Spray Park Ribbon-Cutting Postponed Due To Bacteria In Water

Colonial Park Spray Park Ribbon-Cutting Postponed Due To Bacteria In Water

High levels of coliform bacteria in the water have scuttled plans for an Aug. 16 ribbon-cutting of the Colonial Park Spray Park. The latest test results on the water, expected back to the Somerset County Park Commission by the evening of Aug. 16, will determine whether the ill-fated park can be opened during the week […]

In Your Opinion: Township Council Unanimously Approves Predetermined Mindset

In Your Opinion: Township Council Unanimously Approves Predetermined Mindset

By Robert Petersen. Overall, time will tell the measure of the decision to have a civilian administrator for the Franklin Township Police Department who is appointed by, and beholden to, the Township Manager. But something else occurred last night that is very troubling. Mayor Phil Kramer’s accusations that those who only had two Township Council […]

In Your Opinion: Public Safety Director Is Best For Franklin And Police Department

In Your Opinion: Public Safety Director Is Best For Franklin And Police Department

By Arnold W. Schmidt. I read with interest that our former Mayor and now Freeholder Brian Levine and other Republicans running for office in Franklin Township are trying to use our current Police Department situation as a politically divisive wedge issue. So far as we know, this problem has been going on for at least […]

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