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Elevated Lead Levels Found In Seven District Schools’ Water

Elevated Lead Levels Found In Seven District Schools’ Water

Nearly three dozen water sources in seven township schools contain levels of lead higher than is considered safe by federal standards. The levels of lead found in the water ranged from 15.6 parts per billion (ppb) to 1,720 ppb. Federal guidelines recommend that lead levels in water in excess of 15 ppb be remediated because […]








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State Champion Lady Warriors Meet Fans In Autograph Session

State Champion Lady Warriors Meet Fans In Autograph Session

Fans of the Franklin High School Lady Warriors basketball team got a chance March 23 to meet the team and get a ppiece of memorabilia signed. The event was a “meet-and-greet” session set up in part of the gym. It was announced mainly to students throughot the district, but parents showed up, too. They came […]








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Road Closures Announced For Garden State 10-Miler Fundraising Race

Road Closures Announced For Garden State 10-Miler Fundraising Race

There will be closures of parts or all of several township streets March 26 to accommodate the runners in the inaugural Garden State 10 fundraising race. The event kicks off at 8:45 a.m. with the 5k race, followed by the 10-mile and relay at 9:30 a.m. and the kids’ 1-mile fun run at 11:40 a.m. […]








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Life Story: Robert Reiss III, 28; Formerly Of Franklin Park

Life Story: Robert Reiss III, 28; Formerly Of Franklin Park

Robert Reiss III passed away on March 18 at his residence in Boca Raton, Fl. He was 28 years old. Mr. Reiss was born in New Brunswick and lived in Franklin Park and Montgomery prior to moving to Boca Raton about three years ago. He attended Rutgers Preparatory School and graduated from Montgomery High School […]








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Life Story: Arthur McGee; FHS Graduate, Formerly Of Somerset

Life Story: Arthur McGee; FHS Graduate, Formerly Of Somerset

Mr. Arthur McGee passed away on March 15, 2017 at his daughter’s home in Greensboro. N.C. Mr. McGee was born in Chicago and lived for more than 30 years in Franklin Township prior to moving to Greensboro five years ago. Mr. McGee was a graduate of Franklin Township High School. He was employed for more […]








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Police Log: March 15 – March 21, 2017

Police Log: March 15 – March 21, 2017

March 15 Abdul Hunter, 27, of Carteret, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Bogdan Oleksuk of Somerset was driving down Easton Avenue when a deer jumped the concrete median and ran in front of his car. Oleksuk’s car hit the deer, then came to a stop. A car driven by Patrick Nurthen of Ocean rear-ended […]








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Life Story: Leonard Fellin, Brother Of Township Resident

Life Story: Leonard Fellin, Brother Of Township Resident

Leonard Fellin passed away on March 19 at St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was a lifetime resident of New Brunswick and a communicant of St. Peter the Apostle Church. Mr. Fellin was a graduate of St. Peter’s High School and Seton Hall University where he was a member of the Pi Kappa […]








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FHS Visual Artists Display Their Work In Annual Exhibit

FHS Visual Artists Display Their Work In Annual Exhibit

Hundreds of pieces of original artwork created by Franklin High School students went on display to the public March 22 in the annual Youth Art Month exhibit. The pieces represented the full gamut of visual arts, from drawings, to paintings, to sculpture, to computer animation and video. “It’s an opportunity for our students’ work to […]








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Updated: School District Proposed Budget Carries Slight Tax Decrease

Updated: School District Proposed Budget Carries Slight Tax Decrease

Update: The Board of Education approved the preliminary budget at its March 23 meeting. Board member Pat Stanley abstained on the vote because, she said, she had not had enough time to review it. The budget is now under review by teh county superintendent, and is expected to be finally approved after an April public […]








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Cultural Holidays, Girl Scout Week, Others Acknowledged By Township Council

Cultural Holidays, Girl Scout Week, Others Acknowledged By Township Council

Girl Scout Week, National Nutrition Month Hindu and Muslim holidays and Women’s History Month were acknowledged at the March 15 Township Council meeting. The council proclaimed March 12-18 as Girl Scout week in the township in a proclamation that noted nearly 300 township girls participate in the scouting program. A number of Girl Scouts from […]








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