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Updated Redevelopment Ordinance Introduced By Township Council

Updated Redevelopment Ordinance Introduced By Township Council

An updated redevelopment ordinance that makes major changes to the Churchill-Millstone redevelopment area was introduced at the January 26 Township Council meeting. The Churchill-Millstone redevelopment area is part of the Renaissance 2000 Redevelopment Plan. The changes, which were negotiated by the township Redevelopment Agency and the redeveloper, RPM, over the course of a couple of […]

FTPD Preparing Body Camera Program

FTPD Preparing Body Camera Program

Township police brass are shopping for the best deal in body-worn cameras, in anticipation of a state deadline mandating their use that’s just months away. Public Safety Director Quovella Spruill said during the FTPD’s “Tuesday Night Talk” live stream that she has been pricing cameras, and will have a proposal in time for the department’s […]

Danielsen Schedules ‘Cup Of Joe’ Info Sessions

Danielsen Schedules ‘Cup Of Joe’ Info Sessions

A local state Assemblyman wants to have a “Cup of Joe” with his constituents. Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) has scheduled six Zoom information sessions to talk about a range of topics. “While my office has assisted hundreds with many concerns that they had during this pandemic, I felt I had to do more,” Franklin native […]

Tour De Franklin Fundraiser Returns In April

Tour De Franklin Fundraiser Returns In April

A modified Tour de Franklin bike fundraiser for the Franklin Food Bank is set for April and May. The ride, now in its 32nd year, is usually held on one day in April. But due to concerns about large gatherings during teh pandemic, tour organizers have decided to extend the time riders can complete their […]

Kramer: Vaccination Goal Is At Least 500 Shots A Day

Kramer: Vaccination Goal Is At Least 500 Shots A Day

The vaccination rate in Franklin Township would have to be about 500 shots a day to reach “herd immunity” against COVID-19 by Labor Day, Mayor Phil Kramer said on January 13. Kramer made the estimation during a virtual Town Hall meeting about vaccinations. The Mayor said that his goal is to reach “herd immunity” through […]

School District COVID-19 Vaccine Plan Scuttled Due To Low Supply

School District COVID-19 Vaccine Plan Scuttled Due To Low Supply

The plan for the school district to host a COVID-19 vaccine dispensing site for district employees has been put on hold by the state due to a lack of vaccine, a district official said on January 12. The news comes after more than 900 district employees signed up to receive the vaccine, district spokeswoman Mary […]

Fundraisers Established For Former Franklin Resident, Cancer Patient

Fundraisers Established For Former Franklin Resident, Cancer Patient

An online fundraising account has been established for a former township resident suffering from leukemia. The campaign is targeted to raise money to help offset the costs faced by the family of 15-year-old Morgan Hewitt, who is suffering from T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Hewitt, the youngest of six siblings, attended grammar school in Franklin. Her […]

LaCorte, Singh, Returned To Lead Board Of Education

LaCorte, Singh, Returned To Lead Board Of Education

The Board of Education kept its top leadership, and two returning members and one new member were sworn in at the January 7 reorganization meeting. Board Member Nancy LaCorte was once again voted in as board president, and Board Member Ardaman Singh was re-installed as vice president. Sworn in were newly elected Board Member Bill […]

Interfaith Hospitality Network Gets New Name

Interfaith Hospitality Network Gets New Name

SOMERVILLE – The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Somerset County will be known by a new name now that the year has turned: HOME of Somerset County, Inc., according to a press release from the organization. The new name reflects the nonprofit agency’s four core components: housing, outreach, multifaith, and empowerment, according to the release. “We […]

James Vassanella Picked As Deputy Mayor For 2021

James Vassanella Picked As Deputy Mayor For 2021

The spinning wheel’s arrow landed on Township Councilman James Vassanella this year, making him the Deputy Mayor for 2021. Vassanella was elevated into the position during the Council’s January 5 virtual meeting. Vassanella, a Democrat who represents the township’s 5th Ward, last served as Deputy Mayor in 2019. He succeeds Township Councilman Charles Onyejiaka. While […]

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