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Transco: Proposed Gas Compressor Would Not Affect Future Reservoir

Transco: Proposed Gas Compressor Would Not Affect Future Reservoir

A natural gas compressor station proposed for the southern end of the township would have no affect on water quality should an adjacent quarry be converted into a reservoir. That was the word from a representative of Williams-Transco, the company that wishes to build the 32,000-horsepower compressor station on 13 acres of an approximately 52-acre […]

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Police Log: Nov. 27 – Dec. 2, 2017

Police Log: Nov. 27 – Dec. 2, 2017

Nov. 27 A package containing a Sony Playstation 4 valued at $199 was stolen from a Minebrook Lane home’s porch. Two packages containing $170 worth of Old Navy clothing was stolen from the porch of a Holland Drive home. Nov. 28 A door frame on a Kingsberry Drive home was reported damaged. A Christmas wreath […]

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Video Story: Community Fellowship Mass Choir Holds Benefit Concert For Ugandan Church

Video Story: Community Fellowship Mass Choir Holds Benefit Concert For Ugandan Church

A Ugandan church ministry was the beneficiary of a Dec. 10 concert by the Community Fellowship Mass Choir at Rutgers Community Church on Cedar Grove Lane. The benefit concert also featured performances by the 5 Loaves & 2 Fish Orchestra, and solos by Lenore Davis and the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir’s Pam Pettway. The concert was […]

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Life Story: Irwin Sheinman, 88; Co-Founded Holiday Bake Shoppe In Kendall Park

Life Story: Irwin Sheinman, 88; Co-Founded Holiday Bake Shoppe In Kendall Park

Irwin Sheinman, 88, of Somerset, passed away Dec. 9 at the Regency Heritage Jewish Home. He was born and raised in the Bronx, NY, before moving to New Brunswick in the early 1950s and then settling in Somerset where he lived for more than 60 years. Irwin, along with his brother Seymour was the original […]

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Video Story: Holiday House Tour, Part 1

Video Story: Holiday House Tour, Part 1

The Franklin reporter & Advocate ventured out in the snow Dec. 9 to bring you some of the more interesting home holiday decorations. We noticed that roof icicles, candy canes and illuminated web animals are still popular decorations, but there are other variations as well. Here’s the compilation of the four live streamed videos:   […]

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‘Living Nativity’ Returns To Middlebush Reformed Church

‘Living Nativity’ Returns To Middlebush Reformed Church

Middlebush Reformed Church held the first day of its 14th annual Living Nativity on Dec. 8. The event – in which visitors are led around a path through the park across from the church and stop at stations where the story of Christmas is told – is scheduled to continue on Dec. 9, from 6-9 […]

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Somerset Family Therapy Once Again Collects Toys For Tots

Somerset Family Therapy Once Again Collects Toys For Tots

There’s still time to play Santa Claus for local families in need. Somerset Family Physical Therapy, 14M Worlds Fair Drive, is a drop-off point for the Marine Corps Reserves Toys For Tots program, and they’ll be taking donations through Dec. 11. Megan Gonzalez, the practice’s receptionist, brought the program in about three years ago, she […]

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‘Hour Of Code’ Engages Students Throughout District

‘Hour Of Code’ Engages Students Throughout District

Franklin Township students are once again tackling the challenges posed by the Hour of Code, a worldwide effort to introduce children to computer science. Held annually during Computer Science Education Week, the Hour of Code is meant to “demystify ‘code’, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field […]

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New Focus On Dessert (Italian Style) At Piazza Orsillo

New Focus On Dessert (Italian Style) At Piazza Orsillo

The fact that his business is one of the more established in the township doesn’t stop Damiano Orsillo from trying new things. That was evidenced in November, when Orsillo, owner of Piazza Orsillo Pizzeria and Restaurant on Cedar Grove Lane, introduced a new line of desserts to his menu. He likes them so much that […]

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Planning Board Approves 32-Home Cluster Development At Cedar Grove Lane And Amwell Road

Planning Board Approves 32-Home Cluster Development At Cedar Grove Lane And Amwell Road

A much-discussed proposal to build 32 homes at the corner of Amwell Road and Cedar Grove Lane was approved Dec. 6 by the Planning Board. The project will result in about 11 acres of open space along Amwell Road that will ultimately be owned either by the developer, Anatol Hiller, the homeowner’s association for the […]

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