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Hundreds Attend 21st Annual Franklin Community Breakfast Honoring MLK

Hundreds Attend 21st Annual Franklin Community Breakfast Honoring MLK

It’s a sign of the times that an event honoring the late civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would of necessity include thinly veiled references to the current president of the United States. That was the case Jan. 15 during the 21st annual Franklin Township Community Breakfast honoring King. Pres. Donald Trump’s latest […]

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School District Struts Its Stuff In Annual Showcase

School District Struts Its Stuff In Annual Showcase

Franklin High School was once again transformed into an exhibition center for the school district on Jan. 13 for the annual district showcase. Displays of various programs, clubs and organizations in district schools, information about new programs and initiatives and the a finale featuring performances by groups from each of the nine township schools highlighted […]

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Randall Pinkett: No Question In My Mind That Trump Is A Racist

Randall Pinkett: No Question In My Mind That Trump Is A Racist

President Donald Trump is “vying for the most racist person I’ve ever met,” a township resident who was the 2005 winner of Trump’s “The Apprentice” television program said on a national news program on Jan. 12. Randall Pinkett, co-founder of a Newark-based consultancy, said on the “All In With Chris Hayes” program on MSNBC that […]

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School Board Reorganization: LaCorte New President, Singh Vice President

School Board Reorganization: LaCorte New President, Singh Vice President

Nancy LaCorte was voted president and Ardaman Singh vice president at the Board of Education’s reorganization meeting on Jan. 9. The winners of the 2016 election – newcomers Michele Shelton, Michael Smith and Nishita Desai – were also sworn in during the meeting. Both LaCorte and Singh are in the second year of their current […]

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Video Story: New Police Chief Formally Sworn In, Pledges To Maintain Department’s Quality

Video Story: New Police Chief Formally Sworn In, Pledges To Maintain Department’s Quality

Franklin Township Chief of Police Richard Grammar was formally sworn in to the position on Jan. 9 before an audience comprised of fellow officers, his family and visiting la enforcement dignitaries. Grammar, a 30-year FTPD veteran, is the township’s seventh police chief. In his remarks after being sworn in, Grammar said he would work as […]

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Township Clerk Charged With Insurance Fraud, Theft By Deception; Suspended Without Pay

Township Clerk Charged With Insurance Fraud, Theft By Deception; Suspended Without Pay

Township Clerk Ann Marie McCarthy remains free on no bail following her arrest in mid-December on insurance fraud and theft by deception charges. McCarthy, 52, faces between three and five years in prison for each of the two charges for which she was arrested: 3rd Degree Insurance Fraud and 3rd Degree Theft by Deception. She […]

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Township Man Convicted On Variety Of Sex Crime Charges

Township Man Convicted On Variety Of Sex Crime Charges

A 40-year-old township resident faces more than 30 years in jail following his Jan. 2 conviction on sex crime charges. Thomas Canales was found guilty of seven criminal counts, including three counts of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault, three counts of 3rd Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and one count of 4th Degree sexual […]

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FR&A Video Story: 2018 Township Council Reorganization

FR&A Video Story: 2018 Township Council Reorganization

Winners of the November 2018 Township Council election were sworn in Jan. 1 at the annual reorganization meeting. Newest council member William Galtieri (D-Ward 2) was sworn in, as were returning council members Ted Chase (D-Ward 1), Charles Onyejiaka (D-Ward 3), Carl R.A. Wright (D-Ward 4) and James Vassanella (D-Ward 5). Councilwoman Shanel Robinson (D-At […]

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Central Jersey CP’s Online Initial Applications Open Thru March 1

Central Jersey CP’s Online Initial Applications Open Thru March 1

Sponsored Content, submitted by Central Jersey College Prep Charter School ELIGIBILITY CJCP is a public charter school serving grades Kindergarten through 4, and 6 through 12 during the 2018-19 school year. Applications may be submitted online at www.cjcollegeprep.org, and are due March 1, 2018. IMPORTANT DATES January 1 – March 1, 2018: The initial application to […]

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