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Second Chance For Animals Holds 10th Annual ‘Paws For A Cause” Dog Walk

Second Chance For Animals Holds 10th Annual ‘Paws For A Cause” Dog Walk

Dogs of all shapes, sizes and colors gathered at Colonial Park May 21 for the 10th annual “Paws for a Cause” dog walk. The event is a fund raiser for Second Chance for Animals, the organization that funds the Franklin Township Animal Shelter. The day’s highlight was a mass walk along a trail in the […]








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Photos & Video: West African Community Throws Itself A Party

Photos & Video: West African Community Throws Itself A Party

The township’s West African community showed its pride May 20 with a parade and festival. Headed by its Grand Marshall, state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) and Marshall, Mayor Phil Kramer, the parade set off from Sts. Peter & Paul Church and made its way up Hamilton Street for several blocks. Danielsen, Kramer, other members of […]








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Somerset Patriots Sign Former FHS Warrior Pitcher El’Hajj Muhammad

Somerset Patriots Sign Former FHS Warrior Pitcher El’Hajj Muhammad

Submitted by The Somerset Patriots. The Somerset Patriots have announced the signing of right-handed pitcher El’ Hajj Muhammad, a township native and Franklin High School graduate. Muhammad enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and in the Atlantic League. He spent most of his eight-year professional career in the Cincinnati Reds organization before joining […]








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Planning Board Approves 151-Unit Apartment Complex For Redevelopment Area

Planning Board Approves 151-Unit Apartment Complex For Redevelopment Area

A 151-unit apartment complex in the Churchill redevelopment area was approved May 17 by the Planning Board. The project will be the fourth in that area by its developer, RPM Redevelopment Group of Montclair. The project will consist of five, 3-story buildings, with the centerpiece being a nearly half-acre park. The units will contain 1-, […]








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Proposed School Rezoning Plan Unveiled To Relatively Few Public Comments

Proposed School Rezoning Plan Unveiled To Relatively Few Public Comments

There were more questions than comments May 16 when the school district’s proposed school rezoning plan was debuted to a packed house in the Franklin High School cafeteria. That could be a good thing, in terms of keeping district on schedule for getting the entire redistricting project finished in time for the 2018-19 school year. […]








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Township Closes On $14 Million Purchase Of Consolata Missionaries Property

Township Closes On $14 Million Purchase Of Consolata Missionaries Property

What some township officials called the best land purchase in township history was closed on May 11, when papers were signed for the $14 million purchase of the 65-acre Consolata Missionaries tract on Route 27. Consolata representatives, township officials and others were on hand in the Township Council chamber for the closing, for which an […]








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‘Jersey Cares’ Volunteers Spruce Up Pine Grove Manor School

‘Jersey Cares’ Volunteers Spruce Up Pine Grove Manor School

More than 200 volunteers from around the state joined forces to spruce up Pine Grove Manor School May 6, during the 19th annual Jersey Cares Day. Jersey Cares is a Livingston-based organization that pairs volunteers with community projects. The group has worked in the district in the past, in both Pine grove Manor and MacAfee […]








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Photo Gallery: Warrior Student-Athletes Commit To Colleges

Photo Gallery: Warrior Student-Athletes Commit To Colleges

This was the start of it in the Franklin High School library on May 3: A total of 15 Franklin High School student athletes signed commitments to play for a handful of colleges and universities during a ceremony held in the school library. The students, surrounded by coaches, friends and family, took their turn for […]








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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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