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Coronavirus Update: 19 More Positive Test Results Over Weekend

Coronavirus Update: 19 More Positive Test Results Over Weekend

Another 19 Franklin residents have reported testing positive for the coronavirus on October 24 and 25, according to the township Office of Emergency Management. That brings to 1,710 the number of township residents who have tested positive for the virus since mid-March. Of those, 153 have died. Note: These are the latest reported numbers for […]

Updated: Stage House Closes After Employee Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Updated: Stage House Closes After Employee Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Update 1: Stage House will re-open October 26 at 5 p.m., according to an employee. Original Story: The Stage House Tavern on Amwell Road remained closed on October 24, a week after an employee at the restaurant tested positive for the coronavirus. A post on the restaurant’s web site by Stage House general manager Donald […]

Rebekah Solomon Named New Franklin Park School Principal

Rebekah Solomon Named New Franklin Park School Principal

One of Franklin’s native daughters has been named principal of a school she once attended. A 17-year administrative veteran of the school system, Rebekah Solomon was most recently a vice principal at Franklin High School. Solomon was named principal of Franklin Park School at the October 22 Board of Education meeting. Solomon will replace for […]

Cops Get Crafty With Township Kids

Cops Get Crafty With Township Kids

The coronavirus has put a damper on many things, but township police and the recreation department are trying to put some “normal” back into Halloween. The cops and rec department have teamed up for “Crafts With Cops,” a two-day program ending October 23 through which kids can decorate pumpkins for the spooky holiday. The pumpkins […]

FR&A Video Story: FTPD, Six Other SomCo LE Departments, Observe Breast Cancer Month

FR&A Video Story: FTPD, Six Other SomCo LE Departments, Observe Breast Cancer Month

SOMERVILLE – The Franklin Township Police Department joined six other Somerset County law enforcement agencies in wrapping a vehicle in pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The seven agencies displayed their cars in an event October 15 in front of the Somerville Court House, here. Among those representing the FTPD at the event […]

Township Residents Recognized As Political Movers & Shakers

Township Residents Recognized As Political Movers & Shakers

Four Franklin Township residents have been recognized in two lists of statewide political players. The lists – Insider NJ’s 2020 Insider 100 Policymakers and Insider NJ’s 2020 Insider 100 Millennials – were compiled by InsiderNJ.com, a publication read by state politicos and those interested in state politics. The Insider 100 Policymakers list looks at those […]

Township Agrees To Pay FTPD LT. $300K To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

Township Agrees To Pay FTPD LT. $300K To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

The township has agreed to pay $300,000 to a Franklin Township Police lieutenant and keep her on paid administrative leave until mid-2021 to settle a discrimination and harassment lawsuit the lieutenant filed in 2018. The officer, Lt. Kristen Durham, has been on administrative leave since early 2018, after what she claimed was a “bogus” internal […]

Tempers Flare On School Board As Simmering Tensions Erupt

Tempers Flare On School Board As Simmering Tensions Erupt

Sparks flew on Elizabeth Avenue during the September 24 Board of Education meeting as long-simmering tensions among some members exploded into public view, culminating with one Board member calling another a bigot. Tensions between board member Pat Stanley and other members, including board president Nancy LaCorte, have been brewing for months. Stanley, whose political proclivities […]

Central Jersey College Prep Charter School Offers In-Person and Virtual Summer School

Central Jersey College Prep Charter School Offers In-Person and Virtual Summer School

Sponsored Content submitted by Central Jersey College Prep Charter School. The Central Jersey College Prep Charter School is offering a targeted summer program for all students to meet their individual needs and help to limit summer regression for all students. All summer programs run from Monday, July 13 – Friday, August 21, and will be […]