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Franklin In The Age Of Coronavirus Topic Of Mayor’s Town Hall

Franklin In The Age Of Coronavirus Topic Of Mayor’s Town Hall

Township police will go on modified shifts beginning April 13, and the school district is making plans for an alternative to the traditional high school graduation, according to township officials. Those were two nuggets of information that were revealed in an April 9 virtual town hall meeting, hosted by Mayor Phil Kramer. Speaking during the […]

Coronavirus Update: 363 Confirmed Cases, 16 Deaths

Coronavirus Update: 363 Confirmed Cases, 16 Deaths

Another 40 Franklin Township residents have been confirmed to have the coronavirus over the last 24 hours, and two more have died from it, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on April 9. That brings to 363 the total of township residents who have tested positive for the virus, according to the OEM. The […]

FTPD PBA No. 154 Collects And Donates Food To Area Hospitals

FTPD PBA No. 154 Collects And Donates Food To Area Hospitals

Members of Franklin Township Police Department’s PBA Local No. 154 showed their appreciation for area health care workers on April 8 by collecting and delivering to them food donated by local restaurants. The food was prepared and donated by the Stage House Tavern on Amwell Road, Luca’s on Route 27, Corner Cafe on DeMott Lane, […]

Coronavirus Update: 7 More Deaths, 43 More Confirmed Cases

Coronavirus Update: 7 More Deaths, 43 More Confirmed Cases

In the worst day since the coronavirus disease hit Franklin Township, seven more deaths and 43 more confirmed cases were reported April 8 by the township Office of Emergency Management. The new numbers bring the total number of deaths of Franklin residents attributed to the disease to 15, with 323 confirmed cases. There have been […]

In Your Opinion: Kramer: Stay Home!

In Your Opinion: Kramer: Stay Home!

By Mayor Phil Kramer. There are a lot of comments objecting to closing the parks. I know it’s a hard thing to do. It’s hard to stay inside as it gets nicer. But yesterday I was given 64 reasons why the park should be closed. 64 reasons ranging in age from 19 to 97. I […]

Updated: Coronavirus Patients Bring RWJ–Somerset To Capacity

Updated: Coronavirus Patients Bring RWJ–Somerset To Capacity

UPDATE: The hospital is only diverting critical care patients as of April 8, according to spokeswoman Kathleen Roberts. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – Somerset is at capacity and is no longer accepting new patients, a spokeswoman for the Somerville-based hospital said. Hospital officials are also “concerned” about levels of supplies such as personal protection […]

Township Parks, Open Space Preserves To Close At Sunset April 7

Township Parks, Open Space Preserves To Close At Sunset April 7

All township parks and open space preserves will close as of sunset on April 7. The move comes in the wake of Gov. Phil Murphy closing all state and county parks. In his order closing the parks, which Murphy said was made necessary by people not practicing social distancing outdoors, the governor left it up […]

Coronavirus Update: Township Reaches 280 Cases

Coronavirus Update: Township Reaches 280 Cases

With 64 more township residents testing positive for the coronavirus, the township total is now 280, according to township officials. There were no deaths attributed to the disease in the last 24 hours, according to the township Office of Emergency Management. There have been 180 news cases in the township since April 1, according to […]

Life Story: Richard Feinberg, 91; World War II Veteran

Life Story: Richard Feinberg, 91; World War II Veteran

Richard Feinberg 91, of Somerset, succumbed to the coronavirus on April 6. Richard was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 27, 1928, and moved to Somerset in 1961. Richard is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carol, daughters, April Feinberg of Monmouth Junction, Susan Hope of New York, NY, Kim DiBuono and her husband […]

Coronavirus Update: 22 More Confirmed Cases, Total Tops 200

Coronavirus Update: 22 More Confirmed Cases, Total Tops 200

With 22 more confirmed cases reported on April 6, there are now 216 Franklin Township residents suffering from the coronavirus, according to township officials. The number of deaths in the past 24 hours has not increased, according to the township Office of Emergency Management. According to the OEM, the best way to protect yourself and […]

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