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FHS Sports: Lady Warriors Fall To Watchung Hills, 64-54

FHS Sports: Lady Warriors Fall To Watchung Hills, 64-54

Although they kept the game close for three quarters, a final frame explosion by Watchung Hills sealed the fate January 14 for the Franklin High School Lady Warriors basketball team. Watching Hills outscored Franklin 21-9 in that last quarter, icing their 64-54 win. Franklin got off to a promising start, leading by as much as […]

Somerset County Freeholder Director Promises Aid For Bound Brook; Arson Suspect Arrested

Somerset County Freeholder Director Promises Aid For Bound Brook; Arson Suspect Arrested

In the wake of news of an arrest in the massive January 12 Bound Brook fire that destroyed nearly two blocks, the Somerset County Freeholder Director promised the county’s help in the borough’s rebuilding efforts. The fire, which burned for about 4.5 hours before it was declared under control, destroyed two apartment buildings under construction […]

Plastic Bag Ban Studied By Environmental Commission

Plastic Bag Ban Studied By Environmental Commission

The township would join the growing list of New Jersey communities banning the use of single-use plastic bags under a proposal being prepared by the Environmental Commission. The proposal, now in the discussion stage, would also ban the use of Styrofoam products, and would require retail stores to sell paper bags and some stores to […]

FHS Sports: Warriors Basketball Falls To Immaculata, 63-50

FHS Sports: Warriors Basketball Falls To Immaculata, 63-50

A lack of offensive rebounding was the major contributor to the Franklin High School Warriors’ basketball team’s 63-50 loss to Immaculata on January 9. The Spartans crashed the board often throughout the game, coming up with a total of 30 rebounds. The Spartans lead throughout the game, sometimes by as much as 13 points. But […]

Murder Of Township 20-Year-Old Woman May Have Been Mistaken Identity

Murder Of Township 20-Year-Old Woman May Have Been Mistaken Identity

The 20-year-old township woman killed in her car in October may have been mistaken for another person, prosecutors said in announcing the arrest of a suspect on January 8. A 19-year-old Franklin Boulevard man was arrested and charged with 1st Degree Murder in the shooting death of Monserret Noyola-Narvaez, according to a press release from […]

Photo Gallery: Lady Warriors Break Skid, Defeat Bridgewater 47-35

Photo Gallery: Lady Warriors Break Skid, Defeat Bridgewater 47-35

Senior Keona Schenck led all scorers with 20 points to help the Franklin High School Lady Warriors defeat Bridgewater-Raritan and end the team’s two-game losing skid on January 7. The Lady Warriors were in control for the majority of the game, breaking an 8-8 tie in the first quarter and never looking back. The Lady […]

Life Story: Uche Chukwuma, 24; Aspiring Entertainment Lawyer

Life Story: Uche Chukwuma, 24; Aspiring Entertainment Lawyer

Uche Chukwuma, 24, passed away on Friday, December 20, 2019 in Woodbridge, New Jersey. Uche was born December 17, 1995 in Plainfield, the daughter of Oliver and Gloira (Aguta) Chukwuma. She was a resident of Somerset. She is survived by her parents, Oliver and Gloria Chukwuma of Somerset; her borther, Obumneme Chukwuma; her sister, Ekeoma […]

Embattled Municipal Court Judge Rodriguez Not Reappointed By Council

Embattled Municipal Court Judge Rodriguez Not Reappointed By Council

A New Brunswick attorney who is under a state ethics investigation for comments he made to a defendant while serving as Franklin Township’s presiding Municipal Court judge was not reappointed to that position at the January 6 Township Council reorganization. The Council chose to not reappoint Hector Rodriguez, who had served as the Municipal Court […]

Township Council Reorganizes; Onyejiaka Named Deputy Mayor

Township Council Reorganizes; Onyejiaka Named Deputy Mayor

Township Councilman Charles Onyejiaka made history January 6 when he became the first West African to be voted in as Deputy Mayor. Onyejiaka (D-Ward 3), has been a member of the Council since 2016, when he was selected to fill the one-year unexpired term of Mayor Phil Kramer, after Kramer’s ascension to the mayor’s seat. […]

SomCo Prosecutor: We Won’t Allow Violence To Continue

SomCo Prosecutor: We Won’t Allow Violence To Continue

The Somerset County Prosecutor told a responsive audience at a local church January 5 that local and county law enforcement will not allow the recent spate of gun violence in the township to continue. Prosecutor Michael Robertson’s remarks were made during the 10 a.m. prayer service at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, and came […]