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Police: Declaring Township A ‘Sanctuary City’ Offers No More Protections Than Already Exist

Police: Declaring Township A ‘Sanctuary City’ Offers No More Protections Than Already Exist

It looks as though the answer to the question of whether the township will be declared a “sanctuary city” is no, at least for now. That’s because the Township Council at its April 11 meeting was told by police officials that doing so would have no real effect. Police officers in New Jersey are already […]








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Central Jersey College Prep Wins Approval For Gym In New Home

Central Jersey College Prep Wins Approval For Gym In New Home

All systems are “go” for the Central Jersey College Prep Charter School to move into its new digs, now that it has approval for its gymnasium. The township Zoning Board of Adjustment on April 6 unanimously approved the charter school’s application to convert 11,500 square feet of warehouse space in 101 Mettlers Road into a […]








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Imperia Owner Receives Approval For Two Homes On Amwell Road

Imperia Owner Receives Approval For Two Homes On Amwell Road

A local banquet hall owner received Planning Board approval to build two homes on Amwell Road. Rupen Patel, the owner of The Imperia on Easton Avenue and the new Springhill Suites hotel on Cedar Grove Lane, wants to build the homes for family members who work at the businesses, the board was told. Patel also […]








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Hamilton Street Advisory Board To Seek Graffiti Ordinance Change

Hamilton Street Advisory Board To Seek Graffiti Ordinance Change

The Hamilton Street Advisory Board will ask the Township Council for a modification to the township’s anti-graffiti ordinance. Board members decided at their April 3 meeting to make a suggestion that the ordinance’s compliance time be shortened from 90 days to 30 days. The request originated with the FTPD’s community police team members, who said […]








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2017 Election: Kipnis Announces Support Of Amendments To NJ Rabies Law

2017 Election: Kipnis Announces Support Of Amendments To NJ Rabies Law

Press Release Submitted by Rochelle Kipnis. Daryl J. Kipnis, Esq., who has received the endorsements of the Middlesex County Republican Organization and Somerset County Republican Organization in connection with his candidacy for the New Jersey State Senate in the 17th Legislative District, packed Panico’s Restaurant in New Brunswick wall to wall with supporters as he […]








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Middlesex, Somerset Republicans Endorse All-Franklin LD-17 Slate

Middlesex, Somerset Republicans Endorse All-Franklin LD-17 Slate

Republican parties in Middlesex and Somerset counties have endorsed an all-Franklin Township slate for the state Assembly and Senate races in the 17th Legislative District. The candidates are all newcomers to the political scene: Daryl Kipnis for senate and Nadine Wilkins and Robert Quinn for assembly. Somerset County Republicans made their endorsements several weeks ago, […]








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School Board Splits Over FHS Sponsorship Policy Change

School Board Splits Over FHS Sponsorship Policy Change

A divided Board of Education on March 23 introduced major changes to its policy regulating sponsorship signage, and who in the district can solicit sponsors. The changes restrict sponsorship advertising – such as banners – to only the high school athletic complex, meaning the football stadium and the gym. The underlying policy, which was approved […]








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Danielsen, Robinson Get Somerset County Democrats’ Nod For November Races

Danielsen, Robinson Get Somerset County Democrats’ Nod For November Races

Two township residents are among the candidates Somerset County Democrats picked March 23 to run under their banner in November. State Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) was nominated to run for re-election, and Township Councilwoman Shanel Robinson (D-At Large) was picked to run for an open seat on the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders. County […]








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Cultural Holidays, Girl Scout Week, Others Acknowledged By Township Council

Cultural Holidays, Girl Scout Week, Others Acknowledged By Township Council

Girl Scout Week, National Nutrition Month Hindu and Muslim holidays and Women’s History Month were acknowledged at the March 15 Township Council meeting. The council proclaimed March 12-18 as Girl Scout week in the township in a proclamation that noted nearly 300 township girls participate in the scouting program. A number of Girl Scouts from […]








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Kramer Defends Proposed Sales Ban On Puppy And Kitten Mill Animals

Kramer Defends Proposed Sales Ban On Puppy And Kitten Mill Animals

A ban on the sale in the township of animals bred in puppy and kitten mills is the “appropriate way to move,” Mayor Phil Kramer said on March 15. The mayor was responding to criticism leveled by a township resident of a proposed ordinance amendment to do just that. Scott Siegel told the council that he felt the proposed […]








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