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Skully Ready for His Forever Home

Skully Ready for His Forever Home

My name is Skully and I’m around 2-3 years of age. I was surrendered to the Franklin Township Animal Shelter because my owners could no longer care for me. I am confident and independent, and I truly believe that I’m the boss of the house. I want you to know that my lack of a […]

Giselle Ready for Her Forever Home

Giselle Ready for Her Forever Home

WANTED: A FOREVER HOME! Pretty, long-haired Giselle is a shy kitty who came to the Franklin Township Animal Shelter as a stray with her kittens in tow. She raised them and they have since been adopted…now it’s her turn! Giselle does need a quiet home that can shower her with love and affection. She enjoys […]

Shubi Ready for His Forever Home

Shubi Ready for His Forever Home

Shubi-doobie-do! My name is Shubi and I’m a handsome guy who is around 4 years old. I was surrendered to the Franklin Township Animal Shelter when my previous owners moved away. I’m the type of cat who needs to choose you as my person. I’m not overly fond of being handled, but I’ll be happy […]

Somerset Man Among Pair Charged With July Murder

Somerset Man Among Pair Charged With July Murder

A 28-year-old Somerset man was among two who were charged in August with the July murder of a township man. The man was arrested on August 25, after a two-month investigation into the shooting death of 27-year-old Raphael Edwards of Village Drive, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Police also […]

Life Story: Zahir Baksh, 61; Guyanese Native

Life Story: Zahir Baksh, 61; Guyanese Native

Zahir Baksh, 61, of Somerset, passed away August 30 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick. Born in Georgetown, Guyana he migrated to the United States in 1977 settling first in New Brunswick, then Piscataway before moving to Somerset 18 years ago. Zahir worked as an Underground Construction Supervisor for PSE&G – Somerset for […]

Coronavirus Update: Another Positive Test Result

Coronavirus Update: Another Positive Test Result

The number of Franklin Township residents who have tested positive for the coronavirus since mid-March inched up by one, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on September 1. There are now 1,460 township residents who have tested positive over the last five-plus months, while the deaths of 138 Franklin residents have been attributed to […]

FTPD Opens New Community Relations Bureau On Hamilton Street

FTPD Opens New Community Relations Bureau On Hamilton Street

The Franklin Township Police department started a three-day celebration of its new Hamilton Street Community Relations Bureau on September 1. Helping out with the celebration was FTPD PBA Local 145 and the Week of The People organization, which partnered to give local students school supplies in backpacks. The new bureau is located at 935 Hamilton […]

Coronavirus Update: Five More Positive Test Results

Coronavirus Update: Five More Positive Test Results

Another five positive coronavirus test results for Franklin residents was reported by the township Office of Emergency Management on August 31. That brings the total number of township residents who have tested positive for the virus since mid-March to 1,459, OEM reported. No new township resident deaths attributed to the virus were reported on Aug. […]

Coronavirus Update: Nine New Positive Test Results

Coronavirus Update: Nine New Positive Test Results

Nine more positive test results for Franklin residents were reported over the weekend, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on August 30. Four more positive results were reported on August 29, and five were reported on August 30, OEM said. That brings the total of Franklin residents who have tested positive for the virus […]

Life Story: Thomas ‘Tommy’ Peterson, 61; Auto Mechanic, Plumber

Life Story: Thomas ‘Tommy’ Peterson, 61; Auto Mechanic, Plumber

Thomas “Tommy” Peterson, 61, passed away on August 26 at his home in New Brunswick. Mr. Peterson was born July 16, 1959 in New Brunswick to the late Emil and Frances (Melnick) Peterson. He was a lifelong resident of Somerset and New Brunswick. Tommy had been a talented self-employed auto mechanic and plumber for many […]