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Franklin Township Baseball League Holds Delayed Season-Opening Ceremony

Franklin Township Baseball League Holds Delayed Season-Opening Ceremony

It was later than usual, but the Franklin Township Baseball League was able to hold its season-opening ceremony on April 22. It was an abbreviated ceremony, held under threatening skies. While there wasn’t the usual parade up Franklin Boulevard from the Pine Grove Manor School to the baseball complex on DeKalb Street, there was a […]








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Franklin PBA 154 Holds Annual Wine And Spirits Tasting Fundraiser

Franklin PBA 154 Holds Annual Wine And Spirits Tasting Fundraiser

Franklin Township PBA 154’s annual wine and spirits tasting fundraiser has grown each year, and the event’s coordinator sees no reason for that trend to stop. “Each year it’s grown, which we’re very happy about because it helps us give more and more to our community and beyond,” FTPD Sgt. Anthony Bisignano, the event’s chairman, […]








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Major Crime In Franklin Township Down 4.6 Percent From 2015 To 2016

Major Crime In Franklin Township Down 4.6 Percent From 2015 To 2016

Although some categories did see increases, overall major crime in the township decreased by more than 4 percent from 2015 to 2016. According to “index crime” statistics gathered by the Franklin Township Police Department, the number of reported crimes in the Eight Villages decreased from 1,177 in 2015 to 1,123 in 2016, a drop of […]








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Video Story: Hundreds Turn Out For Assemblyman Danielsen’s Job Fair

Video Story: Hundreds Turn Out For Assemblyman Danielsen’s Job Fair

If the full parking lot was any indication, state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen’s 3rd Annual Job Fair at The Imperia on Easton Avenue was a success. Hundreds of job-seekers showed up to not only meet with employers looking to hire, but also to attend workshops and spruce up their resumes.   Print PDF








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‘Family Friendly’ Catalpa Park Plan Readied For Public Debut

‘Family Friendly’ Catalpa Park Plan Readied For Public Debut

A plan for a “family friendly” Catalpa Park – slightly different from what was approved last year – is making the rounds before relevant committees before its official public debut. The plan is being shepherded by Township Manager Robert Vornlocker. Earlier this month he took the plan to the Advisory Recreation Council for its input, […]








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Davenport Resigns As FMS Principal; Solomon Named Interim

Davenport Resigns As FMS Principal; Solomon Named Interim

Reginald O. Davenport has resigned as principal of Franklin Middle School. The resignation was effective April 3. Nick Solomon, the Sampson G. Smith vice-principal, has been named interim FMS principal. Davenport’s resignation letter cited “personal and health reasons,” district spokeswoman Mary Clark said in an email statement. “In the interim, as is standard operating procedure […]








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Police: We Were Not Informed Of Potential Sampson G. Smith School Luring Incident

Police: We Were Not Informed Of Potential Sampson G. Smith School Luring Incident

A potential luring incident early in the morning of April 5 involving elementary school children was never reported to township police, although a message from the school district said the FTPD was immediately notified after it happened. Lt. Phil Rizzo, a police department spokesman, said that police did not learn of the incident until they […]








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Elevated Lead Levels Found In Seven District Schools’ Water

Elevated Lead Levels Found In Seven District Schools’ Water

Nearly three dozen water sources in seven township schools contain levels of lead higher than is considered safe by federal standards. The levels of lead found in the water ranged from 15.6 parts per billion (ppb) to 1,720 ppb. Federal guidelines recommend that lead levels in water in excess of 15 ppb be remediated because […]








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CJCP Maintains Its Position Of Being A Place Of Pride And Success

CJCP Maintains Its Position Of Being A Place Of Pride And Success

Sponsored Content, Submitted by Central Jersey College Prep Charter School. As the school year progresses, Central Jersey College Prep seniors are informed regarding their college/university admission decisions. CJCP staff and administration are proud to say that almost 100 percent of the senior class of the 2016-17 school year already received their acceptance letters from four-year […]








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