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Franklin Reporter & Advocate Radio, Dec. 17, 2018 Edition

Franklin Reporter & Advocate Radio, Dec. 17, 2018 Edition

This week’s podcast features news about the Township Council’s decision to censure Councilman Rajiv Prasad, news about our presiding Municipal Court Judge and the start of the Franklin High School Lady Warriors’ basketball team’s promising season start. Music is “Winter Sunshine” by pianist Evgeny Grinko.        

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Township Considering Limited Digital Sign Ordinance

Township Considering Limited Digital Sign Ordinance

An ordinance that would allow the limited use of digital signs is making its way through the township approval process. The Planning Board got the first look at it during its Dec. 12 meeting. The ordinance will then go to the Township Council, which is expected to introduce it in early January. The proposed ordinance […]

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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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Franklin Reporter & Advocate Radio’s Premiere Edition

Franklin Reporter & Advocate Radio’s Premiere Edition

We’re proud to introduce Franklin Reporter & Advocate Radio, a weekly podcast that will look at the top stories of the previous week, speak to a topical Newsmaker or two, and take a peek into the week ahead. This week’s Newsmaker is Franklin High School Girls’ Basketball Coach Audrey Taylor, who gave us some of […]

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Hillcrest School ‘Future Ready’ Team Honored By Board Of Education

Hillcrest School ‘Future Ready’ Team Honored By Board Of Education

Hillcrest Elementary School has joined the list of township schools designated as “Future Ready.” The school’s “Future Ready” team was honored at the Nov. 29 Board of Education meeting. The New Jersey Future Ready Schools program is an offshoot of the national effort to boost digital learning in the nation’s schools. To be certified, schools […]

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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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Left Turn Bans Onto Easton Avenue Panned By Area Residents

Left Turn Bans Onto Easton Avenue Panned By Area Residents

A newly instituted ban on left turns from three streets onto Easton Avenue was roundly criticized by area residents at the Nov. 27 Township Council meeting. The council at its Nov. 8 meeting approved the ordinance, which bans left turns from Walnut Avenue, Culver Street and Lakeside Avenue onto Easton Avenue. The ban comes in […]

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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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‘Santa Paws’ Greets Visitors At Franklin Township Animal Shelter Open House

‘Santa Paws’ Greets Visitors At Franklin Township Animal Shelter Open House

By PJ Parker. Santa began his rounds early in Franklin on Nov. 24 at the Franklin Township Animal Shelter on DeMott Lane for its annual Santa Open House. Santa Bob Pezzano, past-president of Second Chance for Animals – the organization that helps fund the shelter – greeted animal lovers of all ages, as well as […]

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Warrior 4 Life Foundation Hands Out $11,000 In Scholarships In Annual Gala

Warrior 4 Life Foundation Hands Out $11,000 In Scholarships In Annual Gala

Township students received $11,000 in scholarships Nov. 23 at the second annual Warrior 4 Life Scholarship Foundation gala. Two longtime community leaders were also honored as “Warriors for Life” during the evening. More than 200 people gathered at The Imperia on Easton Avenue to celebrate the recipients and honor the people for whom the scholarships […]

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