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Parking Ban On Snow-Covered Streets Being Discussed

Parking Ban On Snow-Covered Streets Being Discussed

Township officials are considering banning parking on Franklin streets when they are snow covered. The idea – still in its infancy – was discussed at a recent meeting of the Township Council’s public works subcommittee, Councilman Ted Chase (D-Ward 1) said at the April 24 council meeting. One major sticking point: how to handle residents […]

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Life Story: James Dittman, 53; Lifelong Middlebush Resident

Life Story: James Dittman, 53; Lifelong Middlebush Resident

James Dittman passed away on Monday April 23, 2018 at the age of 53. He was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey but was a lifetime resident of the Middlebush section of Franklin Township. He was a 1982 graduate of Immaculata High School in Somerville and furthered his education with a Bachelor of Science from […]

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Life Story: Barbara Bizarro, 85; Former NJ Bell Telephone Operator

Life Story: Barbara Bizarro, 85; Former NJ Bell Telephone Operator

Barbara Bizarro passed away on Tuesday April 24, 2018 at St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was 85 years old. Barbara was born on March 16, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of Charles and Hilda Gabriel, whom she is predeceased by. She lived in Youngstown, Ohio for many years with her growing […]

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Affordable Housing Plan, Housing Element Approved By Planning Board, Township Council

Affordable Housing Plan, Housing Element Approved By Planning Board, Township Council

The township came one step closer April 24 to inoculating itself against lawsuits from developers who want to build housing in Franklin, and the potential of up to 3,000 more homes being built. The Planning Board in a special meeting adopted a housing element and fair share plan that establishes that the township exceeds its […]

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Tree Limb Pickup Progressing, Northern Part Of Township To Be Done First

Tree Limb Pickup Progressing, Northern Part Of Township To Be Done First

The bulk of the township’s limb pickup program should be done by May 7, with the northern section of Franklin completed first. Streets south of the Claremont Road area will be done after that for logistical reasons, Township Manager Robert Vornlocker said at the April 24 Township Council meeting. Vornlocker said after the meeting that […]

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FHS Entrepreneur Team Named As Finalists In MIT Business Competition

FHS Entrepreneur Team Named As Finalists In MIT Business Competition

A team from Franklin High School was one of 12 selected as international finalists from a pool of 1,000 in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Launch business competition. The four students – Shreya Pugalia, Jahnavi Bavuluri, Anish Murthy and Alex Pagnetti – are the founders of the MIT Launch club at the school. The team […]

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Somerset Presbyterian Church Sets Spring Flea Market Date

Somerset Presbyterian Church Sets Spring Flea Market Date

Somerset Presbyterian Church will hold its annual Spring Flea Market from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 5 on the church’s front lawn, 100 John F. Kennedy Blvd. There is no rain date. Spaces are available at $20 each, and are assigned on a “first-paid” basis. If needed, table rentals are available at $10 each. […]

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Library Holds Antiques Appraisal Event

Library Holds Antiques Appraisal Event

They came with paintings, tea sets, muskets and flatware, all hoping that perhaps they’d found a treasure lying around the house. But, alas, there were no hidden treasures found this day. Still, most of the people who attended the April 22 antique appraisal event at the township library seemed pleased with the examination given their […]

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‘Little Free Libraries’ May Be Coming To Township Parks, Trails

‘Little Free Libraries’ May Be Coming To Township Parks, Trails

“Little Free Libraries” may soon be coming to township parks and trails. The idea to place the small “libraries” in various parts of Franklin was broached by Tara Kenyon – the township’s open space consultant – at the April 17 meeting of the Open Space Advisory Committee. Kenyon’s idea was to place the structures at […]

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Unity Bank Listed In Top 50 Community Banks By S&P

CLINTON – Unity Bancorp, Inc., the parent company of Unity Bank, was one of only two New Jersey community banks to break the top 50 of S&P Global Market Intelligence 2017 best-performing community banks with assets between $1 billion and $10 billion. Unity was ranked 43rd nationally on the respected industry list. Nationally, 533 financial […]

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