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Whitehouse Wind Symphony Featured in Senior Center Benefit

The Quail Brook Senior Center is the beneficiary of a free concert 7:30 p.m. by the Whitehouse Wind Symphony at Franklin High School, 500 Elizabeth Ave. The benefit concert will be the symphony’s season kick-off. The concert, sponsored by the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services, will feature refreshments and a free-will offering. […]

Oversight Leads to Additional $7,800 for Police Department Roof Work

Oversight Leads to Additional $7,800 for Police Department Roof Work

An additional $7,800 for the new police department roof was approved at the Township Council’s Sept. 10 meeting. The additional appropriation brings the project’s total to $124,035. Township Manager Bob Vornlocker said the increase was needed because of an oversight. “Part of the construction was inadvertently left off the list when the (bond) ordinance was […]

Paving of Parts of JFK Boulevard Has Begun

Paving of Parts of JFK Boulevard Has Begun

Navigating JFK Boulevard over the next couple of weeks will be dicey, as a good chunk of the road undergoes a rehab. Work has begun on the first phase of the resurfacing project. That first phase stretches from New Brunswick to Webster roads, said Township Manager Bob Vornlocker. The second phase will extend from Webster […]

Rep. Rush Holt: There Must be an International Solution to Syrian Crisis

Rep. Rush Holt: There Must be an International Solution to Syrian Crisis

Rep. Rush Holt, D-NJ, represents the 12th Congressional District of New Jersey. Franklin Township is the largest Somerset County town in that district. This is the first of what we plan to be regular conversations with the Congressman about issues of interest to Franklin residents. This first installment deals with the United States’ reaction to […]

Video Story: 9-11 Memorial Service for Firefighters, EMS at St. Matthias

Video Story: 9-11 Memorial Service for Firefighters, EMS at St. Matthias

Firefighters and EMS personnel from around the township gathered the evening of Sept. 11 to honor their comrades killed in the terrorist attacks. The service featured a special acknowledgement of former township resident John Collins, a New York City firefighter killed in the attacks, and the reading of the names of firefighters and EMS personnel […]

Police Log: Sept. 9-10, 2013

A Pennsylvania woman was cited Sept. 9 for careless driving after the car she was driving struck the rear end of another stopped car on School House Road. Police said the woman, Keeshia M. Muhammad,  said she did not stop in time. The other vehicle was driven by Nicholas Gerardi of Hillsborough, who told police […]

Video: Franklin Warriors Football Season Opener

Video: Franklin Warriors Football Season Opener

Varsity football coach Lou Solomon and co-captain Jameer Outsey give us a two-minute breakdown of how they think the upcoming season will go, starting with the Sept. 12 game against Hunterdon-Central.  

Conerly Road School ‘Skype-Mate’ Gives Kids Lesson in Flag History

Conerly Road School ‘Skype-Mate’ Gives Kids Lesson in Flag History

A member of the Conerly Road School extended family paid a visit to the school on Sept. 11 to give students a lesson in American flag history. The visitor, Col. Frank A. Kuczynski, also thanked the students and teachers for their support during his recent 9-month deployment to Afghanistan. On Flag Day, Kuczynski spoke to […]

Grant Applications Approved for Road Work, Forestry Management Plan

Grant applications for resurfacing part of JFK Boulevard and creating a forest management plan were approved Sept. 10 by the Township Council. The JFK application, submitted to the state Department of Transportation, would be used for resurfacing JFK from Webster to Renfro roads. The second grant application is for the state’s 2013 Green Communities program. […]

Council Votes to Spend $135,000 on Equipment

More than $135,000 in purchases and leases were approved Sept. 10 by the Township Council. Topping the council’s shopping list was $59,000 for Panasonic Toughbook in-car computers and $18,727.80 for two Zero-Turn mowers. Other items on the list were: A salt spreader for $14,128 GPS survey equipment for $13,195 A center post variable message sign […]