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Former ‘Unclaimed Freight’ Building To Get Makeover, New Tenants

Former ‘Unclaimed Freight’ Building To Get Makeover, New Tenants

Changes are underway at the former Unclaimed Freight building on Easton Avenue. Once the home of mainly a discount furniture store, the structure soon will house a gym and will get a completely new facade. Plans for the facade were brought before the township’s Historic Preservation Advisory Commission April 1. The commission needed to review […]

FR&A Photo Gallery: Franklin Park School Literacy Night

FR&A Photo Gallery: Franklin Park School Literacy Night

Activities designed to bolster reading and writing skills were offered to Franklin Park School students at the school’s annual Family Literacy Night April 1. The Pre-K to 4th Grade students spent about a half-hour in each of three activities during the night which tested their skills in in things such as creating stories on-the-fly to […]

UPDATE: Reward Offered In Violent Assault Of Franklin High School Senior

UPDATE: Reward Offered In Violent Assault Of Franklin High School Senior

An 18-year-old Franklin High School senior who was “violently assaulted” early in the morning of April 26 remains in critical condition, officials said. A $2,500 reward is being offered by Crime Stoppers of Somerset County for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person responsible for the attack on the 18-year-old woman, according to […]

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Chapter Presents Solar Energy Display At Township Library

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Chapter Presents Solar Energy Display At Township Library

An Earth Day display designed to “educate the public about the technology and benefits of solar energy in saving energy and improving our environment” is running at the Franklin Township Public Library, 485 DeMott Lane, Somerset, through April 30. The Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity’s Theta Psi Lambda chapter’s Green Committee has partnered with Green Power […]

Franklin Township Public Library Announces April Events

Mondays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28—5-6 P.M.: Beginner Yoga
: Shanti Manifase will guide participants through an introductory ADULT yoga session. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a towel or mat. Consult your doctor before beginning any exercise routine. Registration opens on the previous Monday. Mondays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28—6:30-8:30 P.M.: Adult Chess: Club
Open […]

Quail Brook Senior Center Announces April Schedule

Quail Brook Senior Center Announces April Schedule

QUAIL BROOK SENIOR CENTER 625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ (732) 563-4213 Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Check monthly calendar for schedule updates.) Bingo Tournament – Every Thursday Bridge Lessons – Every Friday, 10:30 a.m. Caram – Daily (East Indian Game Similar to Billiards) Chair Exercises – Every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Computer Instruction […]

Somerset Patriots Re-Sign Luis Montanez And Add Catcher Damaso Espino

Somerset Patriots Re-Sign Luis Montanez And Add Catcher Damaso Espino

Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have announced the re-signing of outfielder Luis Montanez and the addition of catcher Damaso Espino. Montanez was among the Atlantic League leaders with his .313 batting average, 39 runs scored, 63 hits, 13 doubles, six home runs, and 41 RBI in 52 games played for the Patriots last season before […]

Rep. Holt Presents New U.S. Flag To Franklin Middle School

Rep. Holt Presents New U.S. Flag To Franklin Middle School

U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12) stopped by the Franklin Middle School March 31 bearing a gift. Holt presented the school with a flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol Building. He said a staffer last year noticed that the school’s flag “looked a little tattered,” so he requested that one be flown over the […]

Updated: Heavy Rain Spurs Flooding at Blackwells Mills, Griggstown Causeways

Updated: Heavy Rain Spurs Flooding at Blackwells Mills, Griggstown Causeways

Update 2: The Blackwells Mills and Griggstown causeways were reopened early in the morning of April 2. The Blackwells Mills and Griggstown causeways were closed March 30 due to flooding from heavy rain of the previous two days. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for that general area until 2 p.m. March […]

Pagan Leaves School District For New Position

Pagan Leaves School District For New Position

After seven years with the school district, interim schools Superintendent Evany Pagan is moving on to another position. Pagan, who was assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction before taking on the interim role at the beginning of February, next week will become the assistant superintendent of schools for the Passaic school system. The Hillsborough resident […]