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Life Story: Raquel Fischbach, 88; Worked In Banking

Life Story: Raquel Fischbach, 88; Worked In Banking

Raquel (Candal) Fischbach passed away on January 3 at Parker at River Road in Piscataway. She was 88 years old. Mrs. Fischbach was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. After marrying, she and her husband Frank, moved to The Bronx in 1962. They relocated to Somerset in 1965, where they would raise their […]

Coronavirus Update: 32 New Cases, Three More Deaths

Coronavirus Update: 32 New Cases, Three More Deaths

The deaths of three more township residents have been attributed to the coronavirus, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on January 5. Another 32 township residents tested positive for the virus, OEM reported. That brings to 3,269 the number of Franklin residents who have tested positive for the virus since mid-March, with the deaths […]

New Brunswick Man Shot Outside Township Hotel

New Brunswick Man Shot Outside Township Hotel

Police are asking for the public’s help in looking for the person who shot a man outside of a township hotel on New Year’s Day. Township police responding to a 9-1-1 call at about 2:31 a.m. at a Cedar Grove Lane hotel January 1 found a New Brunswick man, suffering from a gunshot wound, outside […]

Seeking To Lead By Example, Mayor Kramer Gets COVID-19 Vaccine

Seeking To Lead By Example, Mayor Kramer Gets COVID-19 Vaccine

Mayor Phil Kramer is not a big fan of receiving inoculations … until now. The Mayor, himself a physician, said he was eagerly anticipating his chance to begin the vaccination process for COVID-19. So it came to pass that on the morning of January 4, Kramer showed up at the Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay […]

Coronavirus Update: Another 9 New Positive Cases

Coronavirus Update: Another 9 New Positive Cases

Nine more Franklin residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on January 4. That brings to 3,237 the number of township residents that have tested positive for the virus, OEM reported. The deaths of 169 township residents have been attributed to the virus, OEM reported. Note: These are the […]

Life Story: Louis Troulis, 91; Owned Troulis Construction

Life Story: Louis Troulis, 91; Owned Troulis Construction

Louis Troulis passed away on January 2 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 91 years old. Mr. Troulis was born in New Brunswick. He graduated from New Brunswick High School where he excelled as a gymnast. He then went on to serve our country faithfully in the United States Army […]

Coronavirus Update: 32 More Positive Test Results, 1 More Death

Coronavirus Update: 32 More Positive Test Results, 1 More Death

Another 32 Franklin residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, and the death of one resident has been attributed to the virus, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on January 3. That brings to 3,228 the number of Franklin residents who have tested positive for the virus since mid-March, and 169 township residents whose […]

Coronavirus Update: 49 New Cases To Start January

Coronavirus Update: 49 New Cases To Start January

Another 49 township residents tested positive for the coronavirus on January 1 and 2, the township Office of Emergency Management reported January 2. On January 1, there were 13 new cases reported, and on January 2 there were 36 new cases reported. That brings to 3,196 the number of Franklin residents who have tested positive […]

Former Mayor Brian Levine Contemplates Bid For Governor

Former Mayor Brian Levine Contemplates Bid For Governor

Saying New Jersey needs a leader with new ideas, former township Mayor Brian Levine announced on January 1 that he is forming an exploratory committee to study a run for the Republican nomination for Governor. Levine, who has just completed a term as what used to be called a Somerset County Freeholder, served as a […]

Franklin Township Mayor Phil Kramer Named 2020 Franklin Reporter & Advocate Man of the Year

Franklin Township Mayor Phil Kramer Named 2020 Franklin Reporter & Advocate Man of the Year

It has been quite a year. None of us thought when we were ringing in 2020 that we would be ringing it out in the middle of a pandemic that has caused the deaths of at least 168 of our Franklin neighbors, sickened hundreds more and thrown a wrench into so many of our financial […]