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Somerset Man Faces Gun Charges

Somerset Man Faces Gun Charges

A 25-year-old Somerset man faces multiple gun-related charges after a motor vehicle stop on January 8. Police were conducting a “Quality of Life” investigation along Millstone Road, which included a motor vehicle stop on Spruce Street, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. During the investigation, police found a loaded 9mm […]

Coronavirus Update: 1 More Death, 23 New Cases

Coronavirus Update: 1 More Death, 23 New Cases

Another 23 Franklin residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on January 11. The death of one more Franklin residents has been attributed to the virus, OEM reported. That brings to 3,465 the number of township residents who have tested positive for the virus since mid-March 2020, and […]

Coronavirus Update: More Than 3,400 Residents Test Positive So Far In Pandemic

Coronavirus Update: More Than 3,400 Residents Test Positive So Far In Pandemic

A total of 3,442 Franklin residents have tested positive for the coronavirus since mid-March, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on January 10. The deaths of 173 Franklin residents have been attributed to the virus, OEM reported. OEM reported 37 new cases and one more COVID_19-related death on January 7, 32 new positive test […]

Life Story: Joseph P. Marguccio Jr., 89; Korean War Veteran

Life Story: Joseph P. Marguccio Jr., 89; Korean War Veteran

Joseph P. Marguccio Jr, 89, passed away peacefully on January 9 at his home in Somerset, surrounded by family and loved ones. Mr. Marguccio was born March 26, 1931 in New Brunswick to the late Joseph and Virginia (Malastesta) Marguccio. He resided in New Brunswick before settling in Somerset in 1992. Joseph served in the […]

Fundraisers Established For Former Franklin Resident, Cancer Patient

Fundraisers Established For Former Franklin Resident, Cancer Patient

An online fundraising account has been established for a former township resident suffering from leukemia. The campaign is targeted to raise money to help offset the costs faced by the family of 15-year-old Morgan Hewitt, who is suffering from T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Hewitt, the youngest of six siblings, attended grammar school in Franklin. Her […]

LaCorte, Singh, Returned To Lead Board Of Education

LaCorte, Singh, Returned To Lead Board Of Education

The Board of Education kept its top leadership, and two returning members and one new member were sworn in at the January 7 reorganization meeting. Board Member Nancy LaCorte was once again voted in as board president, and Board Member Ardaman Singh was re-installed as vice president. Sworn in were newly elected Board Member Bill […]

Interfaith Hospitality Network Gets New Name

Interfaith Hospitality Network Gets New Name

SOMERVILLE – The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Somerset County will be known by a new name now that the year has turned: HOME of Somerset County, Inc., according to a press release from the organization. The new name reflects the nonprofit agency’s four core components: housing, outreach, multifaith, and empowerment, according to the release. “We […]

Coronavirus Update: 37 More Positive Test Results

Coronavirus Update: 37 More Positive Test Results

Another 37 Franklin residents have reported testing positive for the coronavirus, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on January 6. That brings to 3,306 the number of Franklin residents – 51 per 1,000 residents – who have tested positive for the coronavirus since mid-March, and 159 so far this month, according to OEM. The […]

Police Investigating Shooting Incident On Voorhees Avenue

Police Investigating Shooting Incident On Voorhees Avenue

Authorities are seeking the public’s help in investigating a shooting that occurred in the evening of January 3. This is the second shooting incident in the township in two days. A New Brunswick man was shot to death outside a Cedar Grove Lane hotel on January 1. Township police, responding to a “shots fired” 9-1-1 […]

James Vassanella Picked As Deputy Mayor For 2021

James Vassanella Picked As Deputy Mayor For 2021

The spinning wheel’s arrow landed on Township Councilman James Vassanella this year, making him the Deputy Mayor for 2021. Vassanella was elevated into the position during the Council’s January 5 virtual meeting. Vassanella, a Democrat who represents the township’s 5th Ward, last served as Deputy Mayor in 2019. He succeeds Township Councilman Charles Onyejiaka. While […]