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Coronavirus Update: One More Township Resident Tests Positive

Coronavirus Update: One More Township Resident Tests Positive

Another township resident has tested positive for the coronavirus, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on July 29. There were no new Franklin resident deaths attributed to the virus in the last 24 hours, OEM said. There have now been 1,381 township residents who have tested positive for the virus since mid-March, and 134 […]

School Board: District Is ‘Institutionally Racist,’ Sets Anti-Racism Goals

School Board: District Is ‘Institutionally Racist,’ Sets Anti-Racism Goals

A policy that acknowledges historic and current “personal and institutional racism” in the school district, as well as a commitment to overcome it, was introduced on first reading at the July 23 Board of Education meeting. In its “anti-racism” policy, the Board pledged to “end the predictive value of race and ensure the success of […]

Coronavirus Update: New Positive Tests, One More Death

Coronavirus Update: New Positive Tests, One More Death

One more township resident’s death has been attributed to the coronavirus, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on July 28 Five more township residents have tested positive for the virus, according to OEM. That brings the total number of township residents who have tested positive for the virus since mid-March to 1,380. A total […]

Eight Candidates File For Three Board Of Education Seats

Eight Candidates File For Three Board Of Education Seats

Eight township residents are vying for three available three-year seats on the Board of Education. That group includes all three incumbents, Michelle Shelton, Nisihita Desai and Michael T. Smith, who are running as a slate. The incumbents are running for their second terms. The challengers who filed, and who are running individually, are: William Grippo […]

County Prosecutors Host Virtual Use Of Force Town Hall

County Prosecutors Host Virtual Use Of Force Town Hall

County Prosecutor Offices from Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren counties will hold a joint Use of Force virtual Town Hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. July 28. The virtual town hall will include an information session to learn about the current Use-of-Force policy, followed by multiple opportunities to provide feedback, according to a press release from the […]

Sister2Sister Plans Virtual 5K Breast Cancer Run/Walk For Life

Sister2Sister Plans Virtual 5K Breast Cancer Run/Walk For Life

Submitted by Sister2Sister. On Saturday, October 3, 2020, Sister2Sister (S2S) will host a Virtual 5K Breast Cancer Run/Walk 4Life from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. This event is designed to raise funds, educate and bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer, celebrate survivorship; and to honor the lives of those who lost their battle.  […]

In Your Opinion: Get Tested, Franklin!

In Your Opinion: Get Tested, Franklin!

By Mayor Phil Kramer. I am very gratified by the success of the first day of the “Get Tested Franklin” initiative. I just learned 546 people were tested July 27 at St. Matthias!!! We cut off the registration at 500 (ages 2-94). But as I said we take walk ups. Hopefully, we will have more […]

Coronavirus Update: Seven More Positive Tests In Last Two Days

Coronavirus Update: Seven More Positive Tests In Last Two Days

Seven more township residents have tested positive for the coronavirus in the past two days, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on July 27. That brings the total number of Franklin residents who have tested positive to 1,375 since mid-March. The number of coronavirus-related deaths attributed to the virus stays steady at 133, OEM […]

Open Letter To Gov. Murphy On School Opening

Open Letter To Gov. Murphy On School Opening

By Jonathan Medina, Somerset. Dear Governor Murphy, I appreciate your efforts to keep New Jersey residents safe. You were swift in your response, closing the state to all but essential businesses, while mandating face-masks. I also am grateful that the state has employed contact-tracing efforts to ensure that those who are infected do not further […]

Part Of Amwell Road To Be Closed For Construction

Part Of Amwell Road To Be Closed For Construction

A part of Amwell Road will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. weekdays from July 28 through August 8, according to the Somerset County Engineering Department. The part of the road to be closed is between Mettlers Road and Elizabeth Avenue. A marked detour will be in place. The road closure, necessitated by […]