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Township Man Shot To Death, Police Seek Public’s Help

Township Man Shot To Death, Police Seek Public’s Help

A 30-year-old township man was shot to death May 18 in Naaman Williams Park, and authorities are seeking the public’s help in their investigation. David D. Anderson of Henry Street was found by police at an area hospital, where he was being treated for multiple gunshot wounds, according to a press release from the Somerset […]

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Annual St. Matthias Carnival Opens (Finally) To Crowds, Food, Fun

Annual St. Matthias Carnival Opens (Finally) To Crowds, Food, Fun

It was delayed three days by constant rain, but the 2019 edition of the St. Matthias Carnival opened May 17 in almost perfect weather. There was a little sprinkle at about 7 p.m., an hour into opening day, but that did not chase anyone away. In fact, the crowd grew as the evening wore on. […]

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FTPD Headquarters Is Gathering Point For 2019 Police Unity Tour

FTPD Headquarters Is Gathering Point For 2019 Police Unity Tour

Hundreds of law enforcement officers from around the country met in front of township police headquarters May 10 to start their annual bicycle tour to Washington D.C. The event is the Police Unity Tour challenge ride to the Law Enforcement Memorial in the nation’s capitol. When they arrive Sunday, they will join thousands of their […]

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Elizabeth Avenue School Referendum Work Celebrated With Ribbon Cutting

Elizabeth Avenue School Referendum Work Celebrated With Ribbon Cutting

In what may be the last such ceremony, the end of renovation and new construction work at Elizabeth Avenue School was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 8. School principal John Haney and school’s Superintendent John Ravally led the celebration, thanking Board of Education members old and current, staff, teachers, parents and students for the […]

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‘Lady Warrior Day’ In Words And Pictures

‘Lady Warrior Day’ In Words And Pictures

May 2 was “Lady Warrior Day” in the school district, in honor of the historic state championship won by the Franklin High School girls’ basketball team, and what a day it was. Highlighting the celebration was a “Tour of Champions” of the district’s seven elementary schools and a special dinner to honor the team’s historic […]

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Five Township Residents Arrested In ‘Operation X Out;’ Alleged Heroin Ring Busted

Five Township Residents Arrested In ‘Operation X Out;’ Alleged Heroin Ring Busted

Five township residents have been arrested, and a local heroin distribution ring dismantled, in connection with an investigation authorities dubbed “Operation X Out.” The five face gun- and drug-related charges, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Raids by police yielded heroin and marijuana valued at more than $52,000, as well […]

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30th Annual ‘Tour De Franklin’ Raises $78,000 For Food Bank

30th Annual ‘Tour De Franklin’ Raises $78,000 For Food Bank

About 600 cyclists helped raised more than $78,000 April 28 in the 30th annual Tour de Franklin bicycle tour, benefiting the Franklin Food Bank. The riders participated in tours of the township ranging from 10 miles to 62.5 miles, as well as walks along the D&R Canal. Frank Hasner, the food bank’s executive director, said […]

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Hundreds Assemble At Masjid-e-Ali For Sri Lankan Bombing Vigil

Hundreds Assemble At Masjid-e-Ali For Sri Lankan Bombing Vigil

Nearly 200 people gathered at the Masjid-e-Ali mosque on Cedar Grove Lane April 22 for a vigil to remember the victims of the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka. The wave of suicide bombings, in churches and hotels, left about 290 people dead and hundreds more wounded. Multiple suspects were arrested, and the attacks were […]

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Overwhelming Offense Leads To 16-1 Warrior Win In Somerset County Baseball Tournament Opener

Overwhelming Offense Leads To 16-1 Warrior Win In Somerset County Baseball Tournament Opener

A seven-run fourth inning powered the Franklin High School Warriors baseball team to a 16-1 win over Manville High School April 22 in the opening day of the Somerset County Tournament. Nearly every Warrior had a say in the win, which featured an inside-the-park two-run homer in the home third inning and a total of […]

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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! […]

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