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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 […]

McCarrick Care Center’s Annual Community Day Draws Large Crowd

McCarrick Care Center’s Annual Community Day Draws Large Crowd

There was live music, pony rides, games and lots of food Sept. 14 at the annual Community Day held by the McCarrick Care Center on Dellwood Lane. The free event was attend by McCarrick patients, their families and members of the Franklin Community. The petting zoo, featuring a variety of animals, was especially popular with […]

Rutgers Prep Student Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

Ajay A. Patel, a senior at Rutgers Preparatory School on Easton Avenue, was named a semifinalist in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship program. Patel is one of about 16,000 students nationally named semifinalists in the 59th annual program. Patel will compete for 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $35 million. About 90 percent of the […]

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 […]