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Township Residents To Strut Their Stuff In Immaculata Fashion Show

Township Residents To Strut Their Stuff In Immaculata Fashion Show

Eight township residents will hit the runway in the Immaculata High School Fashion Show and Luncheon set for 11 a.m. April 6 at the Doubletree Hotel on Davidson Avenue. Run by the school’s Spartan Club as a fundraiser for the school’s technology upgrades, the fashion show will feature formal, casual and active wear selections from […]

UPDATE 2: Manville Causeway Bridge, Route 518 Repairs On Tap For Spring, Summer

UPDATE 2: Manville Causeway Bridge, Route 518 Repairs On Tap For Spring, Summer

UPDATE 2: The Manville Causeway bridge is now closed,  according to a state Department of Transportation spokesman. Repairs to the Manville Causeway bridge and part of Route 518 will mean road closures and detours into the summer. Rehabilitation of the causeway bridge – which traverses the Delaware & Raritan Canal and connects Weston Canal Road […]

FTHS Sports: Lady Warriors Cruise To 72-40 Win In State Sectionals’ First Round (With Gallery)

FTHS Sports: Lady Warriors Cruise To 72-40 Win In  State Sectionals’ First Round (With Gallery)

Franklin High School girls’ basketball coach Audrey Taylor said the teams’ game plan March 4 against Ridge High School was to “press them early cause some chaos and try to get the ball so we could get some easy points.” And did they ever. The Lady Warriors put up 11 points before Ridge had its […]

Snow Forces State DEP To Postpone Six Mile Run Cleanup

Snow Forces State DEP To Postpone Six Mile Run Cleanup

A planned March 13 cleanup of a Blackwells Mills Road property has been postponed because of the snow, a state Department of Environmental Protection spokesman said. “We’re rescheduling it for late March or early April,” DEP spokesman Bob Considine said. DEP Commissioner Bob Martin will also attend the cleanup, as he was scheduled to do […]

Somerset Patriots Welcome Back Pitcher Mike Solbach

Somerset Patriots Welcome Back Pitcher Mike Solbach

The Somerset Patriots have announced the return of right-handed pitcher Mike Solbach. Solbach played for Somerset during the 2012 season before having his contract purchased by the Colorado Rockies organization and reporting to Double-A. Solbach had a 2.48 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 32.2 innings pitched in 21 games for Somerset in an All-Star 2012 […]

Proposed Buddhist Temple Hits Snag At Environmental Commission

Proposed Buddhist Temple Hits Snag At Environmental Commission

A proposal to build a Buddhist temple on Hamilton Street ran afoul of the township Environmental Commission at its March 4 meeting. That’s because the developers, the Phuoc Duyen Buddhist Association of New Jersey, want to take down a number of mature trees on the property. The approximately 20,000-square-foot lot is located a few properties […]

Update 2: Negotiations To Oust Seto Cost School District Nearly $20,000 In Lawyer’s Fees, Plus Bump In Pagan’s Salary

Update 2: Negotiations To Oust Seto Cost School District Nearly $20,000 In Lawyer’s Fees, Plus Bump In Pagan’s Salary

The Board of Education paid its attorney nearly $20,000 for legal work connected with negotiating with the former schools Superintendent to leave his position before his contract ran out. Add that to the approximately $55,000 payout given to former Superintendent Edward Seto, and the total bill to have him leave before the end of June […]

Township Youth Services Commission Wins $5,000 County Grant

The Franklin Township Municipal Youth Services Commission was recently presented with a $5,000 grant for its Youth Council, Franklin Youth Prevention and Empowerment program and Boys Council. The ceremonial check was presented by Freeholder Peter Palmer to Youth Initiative coordinator Bruce Medley. “The Board of Freeholders is pleased to present funding for so many worthwhile, […]

Somerset Patriots Re-Sign Pitcher Erik Arnesen

Somerset Patriots Re-Sign Pitcher Erik Arnesen

The Somerset Patriots have announced the re-signing of right-handed pitcher Erik Arnesen. Arnesen finished the 2013 season with a 13-4 record, a 3.18 ERA, and 103 strikeouts in 149.2 innings pitched in 22 games started. “Erik was our Opening Day starter last year and is a true workhorse. He’s going to take the ball and […]

County Bridge Projects On Tap For This Summer And Next Year

County Bridge Projects On Tap For This Summer And Next Year

Two Somerset County projects that will close township bridges for several months this year and next are just about ready to go. The most immediate project will require the closing of part of Blackwells Mills Road from July through mid-September, while the second project will mean the closure of part of South Middlebush Road for […]