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Township Violence Is Topic Of Town Hall Meeting

Township Violence Is Topic Of Town Hall Meeting

Ways to stem the kind of violence that has recently resulted in shooting deaths in the township will be the topic of a town hall meeting set for 6 p.m. February 4 at Franklin Middle School – Hamilton Street Campus, 415 Francis Street. The meeting was called by Township Councilman Carl Wright (D-Ward 4), who […]

Two EMTs Hurt When Ambulance Hits Car, House On Way To Call

Two EMTs Hurt When Ambulance Hits Car, House On Way To Call

Police are investigating the circumstances which led an ambulance driver to veer off the road on Hamilton Street January 31, hit a car and then hit a house near Pershing Street. The driver and passenger in the RWJ Barnabus Health ambulance were injured in the accident, but there was no patient on board, according to […]

Somerset County Freeholder Director Promises Aid For Bound Brook; Arson Suspect Arrested

Somerset County Freeholder Director Promises Aid For Bound Brook; Arson Suspect Arrested

In the wake of news of an arrest in the massive January 12 Bound Brook fire that destroyed nearly two blocks, the Somerset County Freeholder Director promised the county’s help in the borough’s rebuilding efforts. The fire, which burned for about 4.5 hours before it was declared under control, destroyed two apartment buildings under construction […]

Murder Of Township 20-Year-Old Woman May Have Been Mistaken Identity

Murder Of Township 20-Year-Old Woman May Have Been Mistaken Identity

The 20-year-old township woman killed in her car in October may have been mistaken for another person, prosecutors said in announcing the arrest of a suspect on January 8. A 19-year-old Franklin Boulevard man was arrested and charged with 1st Degree Murder in the shooting death of Monserret Noyola-Narvaez, according to a press release from […]

SomCo Prosecutor: We Won’t Allow Violence To Continue

SomCo Prosecutor: We Won’t Allow Violence To Continue

The Somerset County Prosecutor told a responsive audience at a local church January 5 that local and county law enforcement will not allow the recent spate of gun violence in the township to continue. Prosecutor Michael Robertson’s remarks were made during the 10 a.m. prayer service at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, and came […]

Four Arrested, One Sought, In Murder And Shooting Spree

Four Arrested, One Sought, In Murder And Shooting Spree

Four township men have been arrested – and a fifth person is being sought – in connection with the New Year’s Eve murder of a 19-year-old and wounding of a 70-year-old Franklin residents and several other shootings in the township. The murder victim, Samaad Frazier, was found by police inside a car parked at the […]

Township 19-Year-Old Charged With Murder Of New Brunswick Man

Township 19-Year-Old Charged With Murder Of New Brunswick Man

A 19-year-old township man faces a murder charge in connection with the death of Sharif Austin, 21, of New Brunswick, according to a January 2 press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. Police say that Austin was shot at the corner of Lee Avenue and Handy Street in New Brunswick at about 11:55 p.m. […]

Barker Road Shooting Under Investigation; No Reported Injuries

Barker Road Shooting Under Investigation; No Reported Injuries

Law enforcement authorities are investigating a shooting that occurred on Barker Road on December 30. There were no injuries in the shooting, just property damage, said Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Det. Frank Roman. “We can confirm that there was a shooting with no injuries, just property damage,” Roman said in an email. “The matter […]

Updated: Four Rubin Family Members, Two Others, Charged With Running Retail Theft Ring

Updated: Four Rubin Family Members, Two Others, Charged With Running Retail Theft Ring

UPDATE: A Somerset County Grand Jury handed down indictments for the four Rubin family members and their two employees, the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office said on December 20. The Grand Jury charged David Rubin, Lisa Rubin, Sherylee Rubin, Batsheva Rubin-Rivera, Andre Watts and Dunia Patricia Hernandez with second degree operating an organized retail theft enterprise, […]

Pedestrian Killed When Hit By Car On Amwell Road

Pedestrian Killed When Hit By Car On Amwell Road

Police are investigating a December 17 accident on Amwell Road that left one man dead. Police said that the man, who was not identified pending notification of his next of kin, was trying to cross Amwell Road, near Doria Road, at around 9:35 p.m. when he was hit by a person driving a Kia Sorento. […]