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Staff Cuts, Slight Tax Increase Included In Preliminary School Board Budget

Staff Cuts, Slight Tax Increase Included In Preliminary School Board Budget

Teacher and paraprofessional layoffs and a slight property tax increase are in the offing under a $142 million preliminary 2014-2015 school year operating budget approved March 19 by the Board of Education. Those layoffs could be mitigated by outsourcing the district’s substitute teachers, the board was told. Interim schools Superintendent Eveny Pagan told the board […]

FR&A Photo Gallery: Franklin Middle School Students Rehearse ‘Guys & Dolls’

FR&A Photo Gallery: Franklin Middle School Students Rehearse ‘Guys & Dolls’

  Franklin Middle School will present “Guys & Dolls” in the school auditorium at 7 p.m. on March 21 and 22, and 2 p.m. on March 23. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and can be reserved by emailing fmstickets@gmail.com.

FHS Students Take Top Prizes In AT&T Student Innovation Competition

FHS Students Take Top Prizes In AT&T Student Innovation Competition

Ideas for devices that check surgically implanted mechanisms and provide a way to find lost items took the top two prizes in the fourth annual AT&T Student Innovation Competition. The ideas were created by Franklin High School senior Ajita Singh, who thought up the medical device, and junior Tom Kowalsky, who devised the search device. Singh, […]

Somerset Patriots Sign MLB Shortstop Edwin Maysonet

Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have announced the signing of shortstop Edwin Maysonet. Maysonet has Major League experience with the Houston Astros in 2008-2009 and with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2012. He has a Major League career .265 batting average, 36 hits, and 11 RBI in 76 games played. “If what I hear about Edwin […]

Somerset Patriots Re-Sign Aharon Egleston And Add Miguel Abreu

Somerset Patriots Re-Sign Aharon Egleston And Add Miguel Abreu

The Somerset Patriots have announced the signings of outfielder Aharon Eggleston and utility player Miguel Abreu. Eggleston had an All-Star season for the Patriots last year, finishing with a .294 average, 126 hits, 22 doubles, eight home runs, and 56 RBI. “We are extremely excited to have Eggy back with us this season.  He was […]

In Your Opinion: Township Council Sets An Ominous Precedent

By Raleigh Steinhauer, Esq., Somerset. The Township Council’s recent takeover of the Hamilton Street Special Improvement District sets an ominous precedent. And while the Council’s unprecedented actions may not technically be illegal (the point is debatable) they certainly violate the intention of the law. The Hamilton Street Special Improvement District is a Special Improvement District […]

Sparky Lyle Joins The Fight Against Diabetes

Sparky Lyle Joins The Fight Against Diabetes

Bridgewater, NJ – American Diabetes Association’s Northern New Jersey Market has announced that Sparky Lyle, a Major League Baseball Cy Young Award winner (1977) and Manager Emeritus of the Somerset Patriots, will join Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes as the Honorary Chair. Lyle, who was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, will drive fundraising and […]

Momentum Advisors Wins $100K Grant

Momentum Advisors Wins $100K Grant

A township-based wealth management firm was named one of two $100,000 grant recipients from the Toigo Institute for Leadership Excellence Advancement and Diversity (I-LEAD)’s “Bridge to Business Initiative.” The firm, Momentum Advisors, was founded by township resident Allan Boomer, a Toigo Fellow. The program’s mission is to support the successful launch and growth of Toigo alumni-owned […]

High School Students Offered Taste Of Police Training Through ‘Police Youth Week’

High School Students Offered Taste Of Police Training Through ‘Police Youth Week’

Franklin High School students who may be interested in police work can get a taste of the training during a 5-day “Police Youth Week” program at the Somerset County Police Academy in Hillsborough. The program, open to all Somerset County high school students – including those who will be entering high school and graduating seniors […]

25th Annual Tour de Franklin Fundraiser For Food Bank Set

25th Annual Tour de Franklin Fundraiser For Food Bank Set

The 25th Annual Tour de Franklin fundraiser for the Franklin Township Food Bank is set for April 27. The event, which features events ranging from a 62-mile bike tour to a 1-5 mile ride or walk, is the main fundraising event of the year for the township food bank. Events begin at 7:30 a.m. at […]