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Flowers Stolen From Cedarhill Cemetery

Four Mum shrubs were stolen sometime late the night of Sept. 16 or early the next morning from the Cedarhill Cemetery on Wortman Street, police said. A cemetery employee reported the theft shortly before noon on Sept. 17, police said. The employee told police that the shrubs, valued at about $20, were located near the […]

Police Log: Sept. 16-17, 2013

A Somerset woman escaped injury Sept. 16 after her car crashed through a residential fence and into a tree. Autumn Benning told police that she was driving on John F. Kennedy Boulevard when a deer ran in front of her car. Benning said she swerved to avoid hitting the deer, lost control of her car […]

Church Wants Permanent Home at Cedar Grove Lane and Como Drive

Church Wants Permanent Home at Cedar Grove Lane and Como Drive

UPDATE: The Sept. 19 zoning board meeting was cancelled, the Tabernacle Church hearing has been rescheduled for the Oct. 17 meeting. An Edison-based congregation wants to build a church at Cedar Grove Lane and Como Drive, but its Zoning Board of Adjustment application has raised concerns among township and county officials. The application filed by […]

Water Main Project Cost Boosted by $430,000, to $1.2 Million

Outdated cost estimates for a water main interconnection with the New Brunswick water utility have boosted the project’s cost by about $430,000. The Township Council at its Sept. 10 meeting passed on second reading a bond ordinance for the additional amount. That brings the total for the project to about $1.2 million, according to the […]

Car Burglaries Net More Than $5,000 in Cash and Items

A watch valued at $5,000 was one of the items stolen in three car burglaries that occurred sometime late in the night of Sept. 12 or early the next morning, police said. In the first case reported, at about 9:18 a.m. on Sept. 13, Prashant Kumar of Green Hill Manor Drive told police that someone […]

Police Log: Sept. 13-15, 2013

A fender-bender at Laurel Drive and Route 27 Sept. 13 resulted in a car chase involving the two drivers into South Brunswick, police said. Police said a Mack truck driven by David Moeller of Bristol, Pa., was preparing to move after the traffic light at Laurel and Rt. 27 turned green when his truck rolled […]

Franklin-Somerset First Aider Cited for Improper U-Turn, Misuse of Lights

An accident investigation Sept. 13 resulted in summonses for a member of the Franklin-Somerset First Aid Squad for allegedly making an improper U-turn on Easton Avenue and misuse of the emergency lights on the ambulance he was driving. The first aider, Evan M. Shegoski, 23, of Somerset, told police that he thought he had an […]

Pop Warner Fields Opened at Middlebush Park

Pop Warner Fields Opened at Middlebush Park

Middlebush Park was hopping Sept. 15 as the township’s Pop Warner Football teams played their first games on the parks turf fields. Mayor Brian Levine conducted the coin toss for the 11:30 a.m. Midget game, in which Franklin’s Warriors faced the Piscataway Chiefs. More than 300 children participate in the township’s Pop Warner program, making […]

PBA and Senior Softball League Face Off for Charity

PBA and Senior Softball League Face Off for Charity

Members of Franklin PBA Loca 154 and the five teams of the Senior Softball League faced off in Inman Park Sept. 15 for a charity game benefiting the Franklin Township Food Bank. The PBA team repeated its winning ways from last year, besting the seniors by a score of 21-6. After the game, both sides […]

Invasive Species Workshop, dfree Debt Reduction Conference and ‘Appraise-a-Thon” Coming

A workshop on invasive plants species is the subject of a workshop set for 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the township library on DeMott Lane. The workshop will look at some invasive species that residents can find in their backyards. Registration is requested and can be done at the library’s Web site. § The second […]