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Preliminary School District Budget Sees Slight Tax Reduction, Creation Of New Programs

Preliminary School District Budget Sees Slight Tax Reduction, Creation Of New Programs

Another increase in the value of township properties is contributing to a projected slight decrease in the school tax rate, the Board of Education’s business administrator said March 18. BA Jon Toth’s comments came during an open meeting of the school board’s finance committee, during which schools Superintendent John Ravally and Toth brought board members […]

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CHAMPIONS! Lady Warriors Cap Historic, Undefeated Season With TOC Championship

CHAMPIONS! Lady Warriors Cap Historic, Undefeated Season With TOC Championship

PISCATAWAY – Finally, the emotions came. They greeted their wins on the basketball court in the Somerset County championship, the state sectional championship and the state group championship with low-key congratulations, an acknowledgement that there was something more they wanted. “This is great, but we have more work to do,” was their common refrain. But […]

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Volunteers Help Clean Up Six Mile Run Property

Volunteers Help Clean Up Six Mile Run Property

About 45 people gathered at an abandoned farm house in the Six Mile Run state park March 16 to help clean up a bit of Franklin Township history. Organized by former Mayor Chris Kelly, the group – which included Boy Scouts, politicians and a geo-caching group – spent several hours climbing in and around the […]

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Lady Warriors Remain Perfect, Clinch Berth In Third Straight TOC Final With 55-50 Win Over St. Rose

Lady Warriors Remain Perfect, Clinch Berth In Third Straight TOC Final With 55-50 Win Over St. Rose

TOMS RIVER – If you needed just two words to describe the Franklin High School Lady Warriors’ 55-50 win over St. Rose March 14, they would be “tenacity” and “clutch.” The Lady Warriors exhibited both in their thrilling win at RWJ Barnabus Health Arena, a victory that kept them perfect for the season at 33-0 […]

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State To Trap Masada Street Wild Turkeys, Their Fates Yet To Be Determined

State To Trap Masada Street Wild Turkeys, Their Fates Yet To Be Determined

The Masada Street wild turkeys’ days may be numbered. That’s because state environmental officials are slated to begin trapping and removing them. What happens next depends on whether they are classified as a nuisance or aggressive. If biologists from the state Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife determine they are just nuisances, […]

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Township Council Green-Lights Pursuit Of Deal With County For D&R Towpath Bridge

Township Council Green-Lights  Pursuit Of Deal With County For D&R Towpath Bridge

The Township Council wants to know more about a proposed $500,000 pedestrian bridge to the Delaware & Raritan Canal towpath near Easton Avenue and John F. Kennedy Boulevard. The Council voted on a motion to give township resident John Loos – a member of the Delaware & Raritan Canal Commission – the authority to see […]

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Proposed Hamilton Street Student Housing Could Pump $1.7 M Into Township Economy

Proposed Hamilton Street Student Housing Could Pump $1.7 M Into Township Economy

A proposed 362-bedroom student housing project on Hamilton Street could pump as much as $1.7 million a year into the local economy, a consultant said March 11. In 10 years, that same project could generate as much as $6.2 million in direct and indirect economic activity, consultant Todd Poole told a joint meeting of the […]

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FHS Lady Warriors Roll To Third Straight NJSIAA Group IV State Championship

FHS Lady Warriors Roll To Third Straight NJSIAA Group IV State Championship

TOMS RIVER – Freshman Christina Midgette made a big splash on a big stage March 10, playing a key role in the Lady Warriors’ crushing 73-35 defeat of Lenape High School to claim their third straight NJSIAA Group IV state championship. In winning the state championship before a raucous crowd at the RWJ Barnabus Health […]

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Inaugural ‘Empty Bowls’ Event Raises Thousands For Franklin Food Bank

Inaugural ‘Empty Bowls’ Event Raises Thousands For Franklin Food Bank

The inaugural Empty Bowls fundraiser raised at least $19,000 March 10 for the Franklin Food Bank. Participants chose hand-made pottery bowls and then visited a number of food stations  set up by local restaurants, who donated the food. The event was held at the DoubleTree Hotel on Atrium Drive. More than 300 tickets were sold […]

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Three-Peat! Lady Warriors Take Third Consecutive G4 S2 Championship

Three-Peat! Lady Warriors Take Third Consecutive G4 S2 Championship

Bayonne High School’s game plan against the Lady Warriors March 6 was quickly evident: swarm senior Diamond Miller and stop her from scoring. That worked for the most part, Miller was held to a season-low 12 points. But there was one factor the Bees didn’t take into account: the rest of the Lady Warriors’ team. […]

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