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FTPD, Foundation Distribute Food At CRB

FTPD, Foundation Distribute Food At CRB

The Franklin Township Police Department and the North Bridge Foundation distributed more than 1,400 boxes of food to township residents on October 19. Operating out of a truck parked at the FTPD’s Community Relations Bureau on Hamilton Street, members of the FTPD and foundation gave the food to all who asked for it. “I am […]

FR&A Video Story: FTPD, Six Other SomCo LE Departments, Observe Breast Cancer Month

FR&A Video Story: FTPD, Six Other SomCo LE Departments, Observe Breast Cancer Month

SOMERVILLE – The Franklin Township Police Department joined six other Somerset County law enforcement agencies in wrapping a vehicle in pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The seven agencies displayed their cars in an event October 15 in front of the Somerville Court House, here. Among those representing the FTPD at the event […]

FTPD’s Newest Captains Sworn In By Council

FTPD’s Newest Captains Sworn In By Council

The three newest Captains in the Franklin Township Police Department were formally sworn in at the October 13 virtual Township Council meeting. Included in the trio was Capt. Sean Hebbon, the first African-American to rise to the rank of Captain in the FTPD’s history. The department’s first Black police officer, Naaman Williams – after whom […]

Township Residents Recognized As Political Movers & Shakers

Township Residents Recognized As Political Movers & Shakers

Four Franklin Township residents have been recognized in two lists of statewide political players. The lists – Insider NJ’s 2020 Insider 100 Policymakers and Insider NJ’s 2020 Insider 100 Millennials – were compiled by InsiderNJ.com, a publication read by state politicos and those interested in state politics. The Insider 100 Policymakers list looks at those […]

FTPD Gets First Black Captain; Two Others Promoted

FTPD Gets First Black Captain; Two Others Promoted

The Franklin Township Police Department’s first Black Captain is set to be formally sworn in to his post during the October 13 virtual Township Council meeting. Capt. Sean Hebbon, a nearly 24-year veteran of the FTPD, is one of three members of the force who were recently promoted to Captain. Also being formally sworn in […]

South Middlebush Road Temple Hearing Doesn’t Get Far

South Middlebush Road Temple Hearing Doesn’t Get Far

In a virtual meeting cut short because of recurring technical difficulties, the Zoning Board of Adjustment on October 1 began hearing testimony about a proposed 21,000-square-foot temple on South Middlebush Road. The board generally takes testimony past 10 p.m., with a 7:30 p.m. start time. But continual problems hearing the testimony of the applicant’s engineer […]

Assemblyman Danielsen Conducting Winter Clothing Drive For Children

Assemblyman Danielsen Conducting Winter Clothing Drive For Children

Franklin resident and state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) kicked off a winter clothing drive on October 1. The “Head To Toe” drive, which will run through February 15, 2021, will collect hats, scarves, mittens/gloves, and socks for children aged 3 to 16 years. “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to host our annual […]

Empty Bowls Pottery And Craft Sale Set

Empty Bowls Pottery And Craft Sale Set

A modified Empty Bowls Pottery and Craft sale fundraiser for the Franklin Rood Bank has been set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. October 3. The event will be held at 34 Rue Chagall, in Somerset. Available for purchase will be hand-made pottery and other craft items. Empty Bowls – Franklin Township is an independently […]

Latest Hunterdon Central Racial Incident Spurs District To Mull Boycotting School Games

Latest Hunterdon Central Racial Incident Spurs District To Mull Boycotting School Games

Franklin High School athletes may not travel to Hunterdon Central Regional High School for games this year, the schools Superintendent said on September 24. Superintendent John Ravally said published reports of Hunterdon Central students mocking the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, and taking a picture of their action, is causing the district to […]

Tempers Flare On School Board As Simmering Tensions Erupt

Tempers Flare On School Board As Simmering Tensions Erupt

Sparks flew on Elizabeth Avenue during the September 24 Board of Education meeting as long-simmering tensions among some members exploded into public view, culminating with one Board member calling another a bigot. Tensions between board member Pat Stanley and other members, including board president Nancy LaCorte, have been brewing for months. Stanley, whose political proclivities […]

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