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Township Council Set To Censure Councilman Prasad For ‘Dishonoring’ His Position

Township Council Set To Censure Councilman Prasad For ‘Dishonoring’ His Position

A vote to censure Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad is scheduled for the council’s Dec. 11 meeting. The agenda item, called an “add-on,” was added to the agenda on Dec. 10. Township Democrats regularly caucus on the Sunday before a council meeting. Prasad (D-At Large) has been courting controversy for the past three years, the most […]

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Three Doctors Foundation Brings Holiday Cheer, Positive Message To Franklin High School

Three Doctors Foundation Brings Holiday Cheer, Positive Message To Franklin High School

Franklin High School was the scene Dec. 8 of a holiday festival, courtesy of a Newark-based foundation. The Three Doctors Foundation, a group created to promote a message of health, education and youth mentoring, brought its annual Positive Peer Challenge and Holiday Health Basketball Benefit to Warrior Country. The day consisted of a vendor fair, […]

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Holiday Season In Full Swing In The Township

Holiday Season In Full Swing In The Township

The 2018 holiday season is well underway in the Eight Villages, as demonstrated by two events Dec. 7. First was the annual holiday tree lighting in the municipal complex, followed by a celebration in the Senior/Community Center. A highlight of the celebration was a short performance by the Franklin High School Madrigals singing group. At […]

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Email Appears To Show Prasad Sought Township Manager’s Help In Fixing Parking Tickets

Email Appears To Show Prasad Sought Township Manager’s Help In Fixing Parking Tickets

Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad in September appeared to ask for the township manager’s help in fixing several parking tickets issued to parishioners of an East Millstone church. In a response email, Township Manager Robert Vornlocker blasted Prasad, telling him it was “inappropriate” for Prasad to be involved in the matter. Prasad (D-At Large), in a […]

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After 40 Years, Township Pharmacist Is Calling It A Career

After 40 Years, Township Pharmacist Is Calling It A Career

After more than 40 years as a pharmacist, Jim Forino is finally putting away his mortar and pestle. The Somerset father of three spent the bulk of his career at the Somerset Park Pharmacy on Easton Avenue before moving on to the Shop Rite on Elizabeth Avenue, ending at the Shop Rite location in Stirling. […]

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‘Do Not Knock’ List, Four-Way Stops On Pierce Street Subject Of Ordinances

‘Do Not Knock’ List, Four-Way Stops On Pierce Street Subject Of Ordinances

Ordinances establishing a “Do Not Knock” list for door-to-door vendors and creating four-way stops on Pierce Street were introduced at the Nov. 27 Township Council meeting. Township Councilman James Vassanella (D-Ward 5) said the “Do Not Knock” ordinance would create a master list of residents who do not wish to be solicited by door-to-door vendors. […]

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White Nationalist Flier Found In Kingston ‘Little Free Library’ In June

White Nationalist Flier Found In Kingston ‘Little Free Library’ In June

A flier from a New Jersey based white nationalist group was found over the summer in a “mini library” in Kingston. The flier, from the NJ European Heritage Association, promoted the idea that there is an insufficient number of “European” babies being born in the United States, according to an email written about the incident […]

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Councilman Prasad Resumes His Council Business To Mostly Jeers, Some Cheers

Councilman Prasad Resumes His Council Business To Mostly Jeers, Some Cheers

Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad has ended his self-imposed exile from council business, attending the Nov. 27 meeting and facing his supporters and detractors. The embattled Prasad (D-At Large) came under fire in recent months for the way in which he handled the approval process for a proposed “Peace and Non-Violence” monument park on some township […]

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Video Story: Township Man Creates Christmas Playland In Front Yard For Marine Corps’ ‘Toys For Tots’

Video Story: Township Man Creates Christmas Playland In Front Yard For Marine Corps’ ‘Toys For Tots’

A DeMott Lane resident started spreading the Christmas cheer a little earlier than usual this year, but for a good reason. Ralph Biondi doesn’t create the colorful Christmas playland in his front yard simply because he likes the lights and the holiday, which he does. “I’m fascinated with the lights, I love Christmas,” he said. […]

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What Is Central Jersey College Prep Charter School?

What Is Central Jersey College Prep Charter School?

Sponsored Content. Central Jersey College Prep Charter School (CJCP) is a tuition free, K-12, public charter school located in Somerset, New Jersey. It was established in 2006 with only 77 students, and is now home to 820 students during the school year 2018-19. Mission The mission of CJCP is to provide academic and social challenges […]

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