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Amwell Road Construction Schedule Released

Amwell Road Construction Schedule Released

The resurfacing and curb ramp work on a section of Amwell Road is scheduled to begin on Oct. 17 and last through Oct. 24. The work entails milling and paving Amwell Road between Cedar Grove and DeMott lanes, and installing ADA-compliant curb ramps at the Amwell intersections of Cedar Grove and DeMott lanes. According to […]

Township Marine Recruit Looks To FTPD Sergeant As Mentor

Township Marine Recruit Looks To FTPD Sergeant As Mentor

Franklin Township Police Sergeant Ariel Almora has been acting as a drill instructor in the Somerset County and FTPD youth police academies for years. Although he deals with dozens of young men and women in those sessions, he said he’s never sure if he’s made an impact on them. But every now and then, a […]

Somerset County Prosecutor Finds No Criminal Or Administrative Violations In FTPD ‘Union Time’ Use

Somerset County Prosecutor Finds No Criminal Or Administrative Violations In FTPD ‘Union Time’ Use

The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office has closed its investigation into township police use of its “union time” benefit, saying there is no evidence that any officer who used the perk violated the law or department policy. The Prosecutor’s Office did, however, criticize the FTPD’s former administrative team for poor record-keeping relating to the granting of […]

Smithereens, Marshall Crenshaw, Help Raise Money For Franklin Food Bank

Smithereens, Marshall Crenshaw, Help Raise Money For Franklin Food Bank

In what its organizer hopes will become an annual event, a township farm resonated with the sound of rock ‘n roll on Sept. 7 to raise money for the Franklin Food Bank. The inaugural concert featuring the Smithereens with Marshall Crenshaw was donated by Ron and Diana Consiglio, and hosted on their Butler Road farm. […]

School Bells Usher In New Year

School Bells Usher In New Year

School bells rang out across the township Sept. 5, signalling the start of a new school year. “Clap-ins” – where faculty and staff form gauntlets and applaud students as they arrive off buses – were held at Franklin High School and the Franklin Middle School campuses, and students at MacAfee Road Elementary School welcomed a […]

Colonial Park Spray Park Opens To Cheers, Squeals From Children

Colonial Park Spray Park Opens To Cheers, Squeals From Children

The long-delayed spray park at Colonial Park finally opened on Aug. 30, and the initial reviews were positive. The opening of the 6,500-square-foot park, located next to the Morgan Pellowski Playground on Colonial Drive, was delayed more than a year due to changes in contractors and bacteria found in the water earlier this month. But […]

Louis Solomon Returns To School District As Franklin High School Vice-Principal

Louis Solomon Returns To School District As Franklin High School Vice-Principal

The Solomon family’s position as educational leaders in the township was reinforced Aug. 22 when the Board of Education approved Louis Solomon to be a vice-principal at Franklin High School. When he starts in early September, Solomon will be the vice-principal of the 11th Grade. Solomon joins his sister-in-law, Rebekah Solomon, who is the vice-principal […]

FHS 1994 Football Champs Reminisce At 25th Anniversary

FHS 1994 Football Champs Reminisce At 25th Anniversary

Members of the Franklin High School 1994 championship football team, and their coaches, huddled at the Twenty/20 tap house Aug. 17 to mark the 25th anniversary of their taking the state trophy home. Organized by Robert Edmond, one of the team’s three captains, the evening was meant for one-time teammates and now adult friends to […]

Central Jersey College Prep Model UN Team Wins Three Awards

Central Jersey College Prep Model UN Team Wins Three Awards

Sponsored Content. CJCP’s Middle School Model UN team went to the Model United Nations Conference on Thursday through Saturday, March 28 – 30, 2019 to represent the countries of Malaysia and Andorra, and to celebrate international diplomacy. Congratulations to the Delegations of Malaysia and Andorra at the Global Classroom International 2019 Middle School Model UN Conference! […]