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‘Muckers’ Gather At Zarephath To Raise Money Against Multiple Sclerosis

‘Muckers’ Gather At Zarephath To Raise Money Against Multiple Sclerosis

About 3,000 people gathered at Zarephath July 21 to play in the mud, but for a good cause. It was the MuckFest MS, a 5k run/walk obstacle course through a muddy trail. The event was sponsored by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, under the auspices of the New Jersey Metro Chapter of […]

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Photo Gallery: Township Democrats Hold Annual Picnic

Photo Gallery: Township Democrats Hold Annual Picnic

The Franklin JFK Club – the township’s Democrat organization – held its annual picnic July 21 at the gazebo in Middlebush Park. Club members mingled and feasted on hamburgers, hot dogs and various accompaniments, while state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) had his crew there to make pizzas. This is an off-year for the Township Council, […]

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12th District Congressional Candidates Weigh In On Trump-Putin Meeting

12th District Congressional Candidates Weigh In On Trump-Putin Meeting

Two Congressional candidates have weighed in on Pres. Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, and, as expected, their reactions are split down party lines. Township resident Daryl Kipnis is the Republican challenger to Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman for the state’s 12th Congressional District seat in the House. Trump on July […]

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Preparations Underway For Danielsen’s Annual Backpack And School Supply Drive

Preparations Underway For Danielsen’s Annual Backpack And School Supply Drive

Preparations are underway for the annual backpack and school supply drive run by state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17). School supplies will be collected through Sept. 7, according to a press release from Danielsen’s office. “The collective kindness and generosity shown by the wonderful residents, businesses, and social organizations brings unity to our community, which I […]

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County Seeks Input for ‘Walk, Bike, Hike Somerset County’ Transportation Study

County Seeks Input for ‘Walk, Bike, Hike Somerset County’ Transportation Study

Submitted by the Somerset County Planning Board. SOMERVILLE – Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione announces the launch of an exciting initiative to improve bike and trail path connections throughout Somerset County. “The goal is to make our county’s bike paths and trails more user-friendly, more accessible, and safer for our residents,” he said. “We […]

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No Surprises In Final District State Aid Figures For 2018-19 School Year

No Surprises In Final District State Aid Figures For 2018-19 School Year

There were no surprises for district school officials July 13 when the state released the final aid numbers for the 2018-19 school year. The district will receive $13,966,339 in state aid for teh coming school year, according to information release by the state Department of Education. That represents a $477,486 – or 3.5 percent – […]

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New Development Facade, Dealership Parking Lot, Single-Family Homes Approved By Planning Board

New Development Facade, Dealership Parking Lot, Single-Family Homes Approved By Planning Board

RPM Development received Planning Board approval for changes to facades for a project in the township’s Churchill redevelopment area. A package of changes in appearance in one of the township’s redevelopment projects was among the applications approved June 11 by the Planning Board. The board also approved an application that will allow a developer to […]

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Naaman Williams Park Pool Temporarily Closed, Kids Being Taken To Warrenbrook, YMCA Pools

Naaman Williams Park Pool Temporarily Closed, Kids Being Taken To Warrenbrook, YMCA Pools

A crack in the Naaman Williams Park pool has forced its temporary closure, but the township does have a Plan B. Township Manager Robert Vornlocker told the Township Council July 10 that children who were signed up for programs at the pool will be bused to and from Warrenbrook Pool in Warren and the Bridgewater […]

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Public Questions Placement Of ‘Peace And Nonviolence’ Monument Park On Open Space

Public Questions Placement Of ‘Peace And Nonviolence’ Monument Park On Open Space

The topic of placing a “Peace and Nonviolence” memorial on township open space was once again the topic at a Township Council meeting, with residents telling the council on June 26 that they do not support the proposal. The idea of placing statues and busts of Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Nelson Mandella and […]

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Ordinance Change Mandates Court Appearance Only After Eighth False Burglar Alarm In One Year

Ordinance Change Mandates Court Appearance Only After Eighth False Burglar Alarm In One Year

Township residents who have problems with their security systems sending out false burglar alarms will not have to report to court until the eighth instance in a given calendar year, thanks to an ordinance approved June 26 by the Township Council. But once that threshold is reached, a court appearance is mandatory, and the property […]

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