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Township Man Shot To Death, Police Ask Public’s Help

Township Man Shot To Death, Police Ask Public’s Help

A 27-year-old township man was shot to death late in the night of July 7, police said. Responding to a “shots fired” call in the area of Village Drive at about 11:52 p.m. on July 7, officers found Raphael Edwards suffering from a gunshot wound, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s […]

Coronavirus Update: Nine More Positive Test Results

Coronavirus Update: Nine More Positive Test Results

There were no new virus-related deaths reported in the preceding 24 hours, but nine more township residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on July 8. That brings to 1,315 the number of Franklin residents who have tested positive for the virus since mid-March, according to OEM. The […]

CJCP Class Of 2020 Told To Follow Their Dreams

CJCP Class Of 2020 Told To Follow Their Dreams

The Central Jersey College Prep Charter School’s Class of 2020 was told to use what they’ve learned, especially this past year, to achieve their life’s goals at the school’s commencement on July 6. This being the Age of Coronavirus, the graduates’ traditional caps and gowns were supplemented with face masks, and they and their families […]

Coronavirus Update: Cases, Deaths Increase In Township

Coronavirus Update: Cases, Deaths Increase In Township

Three more Franklin Township residents have tested positive for the coronavirus in the preceding 24 hours, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on July 7. The number of township residents whose recent deaths can be attributed to the virus increased by two, OEM reported. Since mid-March, 1,306 residents have tested positive for the virus, […]

Three Township Residents Receive RVCC Academic Honors

Three Township Residents Receive RVCC Academic Honors

Three township residents were among 46 Raritan Valley Community College Class of 2020 graduates who received academic awards this year. While the annual reception honoring the recipients was cancelled because of COVID-19, the accomplishments of these students were recognized as part of the College’s Commencement program. The township residents honored were: Manawwar Sayed Roshan in […]

Student View: FHS Alumna Works To Expand Audience For ‘Race, Gender and Equity’ Elective

Student View: FHS Alumna Works To Expand Audience For ‘Race, Gender and Equity’ Elective

Submitted by Emma Richter, FHS Class of 2018. Someone I used to spend most of my time with at Franklin High School, running up and down the field hockey field with, rooting for each other on the sidelines, is also the same person who is standing up for change in Franklin right now. Jada Bethea, […]

Life Story: Michael Gianotto, 75; Longtime Township Volunteer

Life Story: Michael Gianotto, 75; Longtime Township Volunteer

Michael F. Gianotto passed away on July 5 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 75 years old. Mr. Gianotto was born in Tyndall Field, Florida but was a lifetime resident of Franklin Township. During the early years of his career, he worked as an electrician with Franklin Electric. He went […]

Coronavirus Update: Six New Positive Test Results Over The Weekend

Coronavirus Update: Six New Positive Test Results Over The Weekend

Six more township residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on July 4 and 5. No new deaths of Franklin residents attributable to the virus were reported in that time frame, OEM said. There have been 1,302 township residents who have tested positive for the virus since mid-March, […]

Coronavirus Update: No New Cases

Coronavirus Update: No New Cases

There were no new reports of Franklin Township residents testing positive for or dying from the coronavirus in teh previous 24 hours, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on July 3. There now have been 1,296 Franklin residents who have tested positive for the virus since mid-March, OEM reported. The number of coronavirus-related deaths […]

Two Warehouses Planned For Veronica Avenue Tract

Two Warehouses Planned For Veronica Avenue Tract

The Miami, Fla.-based developer who wants to build two warehouses on open land along Veronica Avenue will have to wait two weeks to see if his project is approved. That’s because there were only six Zoning Board of Adjustment members eligible to vote on the application at the July 2 meeting. The developer, Elion Acquisitions, […]

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