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Franklin Gazebo Opening Celebrated With Speeches, Music

Franklin Gazebo Opening Celebrated With Speeches, Music

By PJ Parker The long-awaited Franklin Gazebo was celebrated Sept. 16 on the Franklin green amid the sounds of Latin jazz to mark its debut. The gazebo is located at the municipal complex on DeMott Lane. The product of the Franklin Township Cultural Arts Council, the gazebo will be home to a wide variety of […]

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Councilman Chase: Prasad Should ‘Consider Resigning’ From Governing Body

Councilman Chase: Prasad Should ‘Consider Resigning’ From Governing Body

A Township Councilman on Sept. 13 called on an embattled colleague to “consider resigning” over his actions in furtherance of the proposed “Peace and Non-Violence” monument park. The comment came from Councilman Ted Chase (D-Ward 1) after members of the public had eviscerated the council in general, and Councilman Rajiv Prasad (D-At Large) in particular, […]

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Video Story: 9-11 Observed In The Township

Video Story: 9-11 Observed In The Township

For the 17th consecutive year, fire fighters and other first responders gathered at St. Matthias Church on Sept. 11 to honor their colleagues from around the country who were killed in the 2001 terrorist attacks. The service included a prayer and statement from St. Matthias’ Fr. Douglas Haefner, and the traditional reading of the names […]

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Councilman Prasad: ‘Peace And Nonviolence’ Park Opponents Are Republicans Who Don’t Want ‘Colored Statues’ In Town

Councilman Prasad: ‘Peace And Nonviolence’ Park Opponents Are Republicans Who Don’t Want ‘Colored Statues’ In Town

Opponents of a proposed “Peace and Nonviolence” monument park that would feature bronze statues of Ghandi, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and Mother Teresa are Republicans who “don’t want colored statues in town,” a township councilman has charged. That councilman, Rajiv Prasad (D-At Large), also gave project supporters at least six days’ notice that […]

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Financial Considerations Lead to Cuts In Private School Busing, New School Start Times

Financial Considerations Lead to Cuts In Private School Busing, New School Start Times

Not all private school students will be afforded bus transportation by the school district this year. Students who attend Immaculate Conception School in Somerville;  Noor-ul-Iman School in Monmouth Junction and Timothy Christian School in Piscataway will not have district-supplied transportation, said district spokeswoman Mary Clark. Students who attend Bishop Ahr High School will not get […]

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‘Week of the People’ Celebrates Franklin’s Multi-Level Diversity

‘Week of the People’ Celebrates Franklin’s Multi-Level Diversity

The 47th annual Week of the People celebration was held Aug. 25 at Naaman Williams Park. As it has for the past several years, the one-day festival featured award presentations, games, kids’ activities, vendors and entertainment. The celebration was founded in 1971 “as a means to bring together the Franklin Township community, businesses, community organizations […]

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District Updates List Of Areas Too Hazardous For Students To Walk To School

District Updates List Of Areas Too Hazardous For Students To Walk To School

The school district has an updated list of areas it considers too dangerous for children to walk to school. The list was approved at the Board of Education’s Aug. 23 meeting. Streets contained in the prior policy “were a little dated,” board spokeswoman Mary Clark said. “This is also a reflection of changes in attendance […]

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Ravally: School Buildings Will Be Ready For Start Of School

Ravally: School Buildings Will Be Ready For Start Of School

There will still be a few loose ends to tie up, but for the most part, district schools will be ready to open on Sept. 20, the Board of Education was told at its Aug. 23 meeting. Schools Superintendent John Ravally gave the board its final update on the “One Less Move” referendum construction projects […]

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Officials: Spray Park Construction Site Should Not Interfere With Franklin Day Festival

Officials: Spray Park Construction Site Should Not Interfere With Franklin Day Festival

The Colonial Park spray park’s construction site should not impact the Franklin Day festival in September, a township official said. The spray park is being built on a 1.6-acre parcel next to the playground off Colonial Drive. The festival, which has drawn more than 20,000 visitors, is adjacent to the construction area. Originally planned to […]

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Township Council Approves ‘Concept’ Of ‘Peace And Nonviolence’ Monument Park On Open Space

Township Council Approves ‘Concept’ Of ‘Peace And Nonviolence’ Monument Park On Open Space

The Township Council on Aug. 14 approved the idea of placing a “Peace and Nonviolence” monument park on township open space, but not before some testy exchanges and surprises, not the least of which was that council members would be voting on it at all. While it OK’d the idea of a monument park there, […]

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