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Coronavirus Update: Three Dozen More Cases

Coronavirus Update: Three Dozen More Cases

Another 36 Franklin residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on January 14. That brings to 3,561 the number of township residents who have tested positive for the virus since mid-March, OEM reported. Of those, 176 have died. Note: These are the latest reported numbers for positive test results […]

Kramer: Vaccination Goal Is At Least 500 Shots A Day

Kramer: Vaccination Goal Is At Least 500 Shots A Day

The vaccination rate in Franklin Township would have to be about 500 shots a day to reach “herd immunity” against COVID-19 by Labor Day, Mayor Phil Kramer said on January 13. Kramer made the estimation during a virtual Town Hall meeting about vaccinations. The Mayor said that his goal is to reach “herd immunity” through […]

Public Pans ‘Pocket Park’ Plan

Public Pans ‘Pocket Park’ Plan

Residents opposed to a proposed “Grandparents’ Park” in Somerset spent more than two hours January 12 expressing their feelings about the plan to the Township Council. The Council held a special hearing on the plan, necessitated by the facts that the land – located at Willow Avenue and New Brunswick Road – was bought with […]

School District COVID-19 Vaccine Plan Scuttled Due To Low Supply

School District COVID-19 Vaccine Plan Scuttled Due To Low Supply

The plan for the school district to host a COVID-19 vaccine dispensing site for district employees has been put on hold by the state due to a lack of vaccine, a district official said on January 12. The news comes after more than 900 district employees signed up to receive the vaccine, district spokeswoman Mary […]

LaCorte, Singh, Returned To Lead Board Of Education

LaCorte, Singh, Returned To Lead Board Of Education

The Board of Education kept its top leadership, and two returning members and one new member were sworn in at the January 7 reorganization meeting. Board Member Nancy LaCorte was once again voted in as board president, and Board Member Ardaman Singh was re-installed as vice president. Sworn in were newly elected Board Member Bill […]

Seeking To Lead By Example, Mayor Kramer Gets COVID-19 Vaccine

Seeking To Lead By Example, Mayor Kramer Gets COVID-19 Vaccine

Mayor Phil Kramer is not a big fan of receiving inoculations … until now. The Mayor, himself a physician, said he was eagerly anticipating his chance to begin the vaccination process for COVID-19. So it came to pass that on the morning of January 4, Kramer showed up at the Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay […]

Franklin Township Mayor Phil Kramer Named 2020 Franklin Reporter & Advocate Man of the Year

Franklin Township Mayor Phil Kramer Named 2020 Franklin Reporter & Advocate Man of the Year

It has been quite a year. None of us thought when we were ringing in 2020 that we would be ringing it out in the middle of a pandemic that has caused the deaths of at least 168 of our Franklin neighbors, sickened hundreds more and thrown a wrench into so many of our financial […]

Quail Brook Golf Club Picked As Initial COVID Vaccination Site

Quail Brook Golf Club Picked As Initial COVID Vaccination Site

The Quail Brook Golf Club has been chosen as one of four initial COVID-19 vaccination sites in Somerset County. Most county residents can expect to be vaccinated between mid-Spring and August 2021, according to a press release from the Somerset County Freeholders. The County owned golf course, which lies off New Brunswick Road and is […]

GreatSchools.org Honors Central Jersey College Prep Charter School With 2020 College Success Award

GreatSchools.org Honors Central Jersey College Prep Charter School With 2020 College Success Award

Sponsored Content.  Central Jersey College Prep Charter School is proud to announce that it has received a prestigious College Success Award from GreatSchools.org, the nation’s leading nonprofit empowering parents to unlock educational opportunities for their children. Launched in 2018, the College Success Award honors schools that excel in ensuring students prepare for college, enroll in […]