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Warriors On The Move In Higher Education

Warriors On The Move In Higher Education

Warriors on the Move include the following: Dylan O’Connor of Somerset is the recipient of The Walter S. Carpenter Scholarship in Engineering at Wilkes University. Scholarship students were recognized along with the donors whose gifts made the scholarships possible at the University’s annual Scholarship Luncheon on March 22. The scholarship is presented to incoming freshmen planning […]

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Peace And Nonviolence Monument Park Plan Gets Council Boost; Could Cost $100,000

Peace And Nonviolence Monument Park Plan Gets Council Boost; Could Cost $100,000

The township manager and attorney were given authorization May 22 to begin vetting a proposed peace and nonviolence monument park targeted for a piece of the former Consolata Mission property on Route 27. The park has long been a pet project of Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad (D-At Large). His vision is to erect bronze statues […]

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In Your Opinion: Mayor Kramer’s State Of The Township Address

In Your Opinion: Mayor Kramer’s State Of The Township Address

By Mayor Philip Kramer. Citizens of Franklin, I’m pleased to tell you the state of the township is good.  I am very proud of the accomplishments of the council, staff and citizens of Franklin. I want to emphasize, with few exceptions, these are not my accomplishments but accomplishments of the whole community. The Police Department […]

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South Brunswick Man Busted For Chain Robbery In Franklin Park

South Brunswick Man Busted For Chain Robbery In Franklin Park

A 22-year-old South Brunswick man stands charged with 2nd Degree Robbery after he allegedly punched a 70-year-old man and stole his gold chain in Franklin Park. The victim, a Monmouth Junction resident, was in a Route 27 strip mall parking lot May 18 when he was approached by a man who struck up a conversation […]

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Quail Brook Senior Center June Schedule

Quail Brook Senior Center June Schedule

625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873 (732) 563-4213 Open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Table Tennis (Ping Pong) –Monday – Friday. Take a shot at being a tournament master by playing single or a doubles games. This competitive game has been an Olympic sport since 1988 and is a great way […]

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In Your Opinion: Practice Safe Driving

In Your Opinion: Practice Safe Driving

By Bill Connell,Somerset. Before I get rolling, I would like to suggest to someone important that tractor-trailers have better brake lights. Those two cute little circles on the back don’t really get the point across. If you look at Volvo station wagons they have a band of brake lights. In the month of May I […]

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Life Story: William Philpotts, 82; U.S. Air Force Veteran

Life Story: William Philpotts, 82; U.S. Air Force Veteran

William Philpotts, 82, May 17 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville. Mr. Philpotts was born December 11, 1935 in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania to the late Arnold and Mildred (Davis) Philpotts. He relocated to Stirling and then to New Providence before settling in Somerset. Mr. Philpotts was an Air Force Veteran. After his four […]

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RVCC Biologist: Deer Population Threatens New Jersey’s Forests, Wildlife

RVCC Biologist: Deer Population Threatens New Jersey’s Forests, Wildlife

New Jersey’s forests are in a “crisis” because of the ever-expanding deer population, a Raritan Valley Community College professor told an audience in the Township Council chamber on May 21. Jay Kelly, an associate professor of biology at RVCC, told the several dozen people assembled for the Environmental Commission’s deer and invasive species seminar that […]

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Warrior For Life Foundation Sets ‘Graduation Conference’ For June 17

Warrior For Life Foundation Sets ‘Graduation Conference’ For June 17

The inaugural Graduation Conference, sponsored by the Warrior For Life Scholarship Foundation and the Franklin Youth Initiative is set for noon to 3 p.m. June 17 at the township Community/Senior Center in the Municipal Complex on DeMott Lane. The event is designed to provide resources to township students and families focused on pre-college programming, post-high […]

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Franklin Township Baseball League Sets Home Run Derby, All-Star Game

Franklin Township Baseball League Sets Home Run Derby, All-Star Game

The Franklin Township Baseball League will hold its annual Home Run Derby and All-Star Games from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 26. The celebration begins with the Home Run Derby, where players, arranged by level, will get their chance to knock the ball out of the park. The All-Star Games will follow, beginning around […]

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