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Township Councilman Wright Makes Emotional Plea For End To Gun Violence

Township Councilman Wright Makes Emotional Plea For End To Gun Violence

Saying that township youth are being killed for “stupid” reasons, Township Councilman Carl Wright on September 22 made a plea for an end to the violence. Wright (D-Ward 4), who made his statement during the Township Council’s “Council Member comment” period, was clearly affected by the weekend memorial at Castleton Park for Lionel Macauley, a […]

Annual John Clyde Stream Cleanup Date Set

Annual John Clyde Stream Cleanup Date Set

The annual John Clyde Stream Cleanup is set for 9:30 a.m. to noon September 26 at Seeley’s Run. The annual event, sponsored by the township Environmental Commission, is named after the late former township Mayor who created it. The Commission is partnering with Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership (LRWP), The Watershed Institute (TWI) and others to […]

Coronavirus Update: Three More Positive Test Results

Coronavirus Update: Three More Positive Test Results

Three more Franklin residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on September 22. That brings to 1,548 the total number of Franklin residents who have tested positive for the virus since mid-March, according to OEM. The number of Franklin residents whose deaths have been attributed to the virus […]

Lionel Macauley Remembered At Weekend Vigil

Lionel Macauley Remembered At Weekend Vigil

By Emma Richter.     A celebration of life for Lionel Macauley, one of the victims of the September 13 shooting in New Brunswick, was held Sept. 19 in Castleton Park. The event started drawing a crowd to the park at around 5 p.m., and by the end of the vigil, both basketball courts were filled […]

Coronavirus Update: One More Positive Test Report

Coronavirus Update: One More Positive Test Report

Another Franklin Township resident has tested positive for the coronavirus. the township Office of Emergency Management reported on September 21. That brings to 1,545 the number of township residents who have tested positive for the virus since mid-March, according to the OEM. Of those, 138 have died from the virus. Note: These are the latest […]

Coronavirus Update: Four More Positive Test Results

Coronavirus Update: Four More Positive Test Results

Four more Franklin residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on September 19. That brings to 1,544 the number of township residents who have tested positive for the virus since mid-March, OEM reported. The number of Franklin residents’ deaths attributed to the virus remains at 138, the OEM […]

Coronavirus Update: 25 More Positive Test Results

Coronavirus Update: 25 More Positive Test Results

The number of Franklin Township residents who have tested positive for the coronavirus took a big jump over the last 24 hours, with 25 more positive results reported, the Office of Emergency Management said on September 18. There are now 1,540 township residents who have tested positive for the virus since mid-March, with 138 dying […]

South Middlebush Road Temple Application Bumped To October

South Middlebush Road Temple Application Bumped To October

Prolonged squabbling over whether notices announcing a hearing on a proposed temple on South Middlebush Road forced the Zoning Board of Adjustment to postpone hearing the application until October. The Board has a standing rule that no new testimony will be heard after 10 p.m. The Board heard two applications prior to the temple’s, which […]

Danielsen Bill Would Allow Fine For Not Wearing Masks In Stores

Danielsen Bill Would Allow Fine For Not Wearing Masks In Stores

A bill that would allow authorities to fine people who did not wear face masks in stores was voted out of a state Assembly committee on September 17. Township resident and state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) was one of the bill’s co-sponsors. Under the bill (A-4453), an individual could be fined anywhere from $50 to […]

School Board Interviews Two Candidates To Fill Vacant Seat

School Board Interviews Two Candidates To Fill Vacant Seat

A newcomer and a former school board member are contending to fill a short-term vacancy on the Board of Education. The Board of Education interviewed the two – newcomer Dennis Hopkins and former board member Christine Danielsen – at a special meeting on September 17. The unfinished three-month term occurred when former board member Michelle […]

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