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County Parks Open, But Use Common Sense

County Parks Open, But Use Common Sense

The Somerset County Park Commission is reminding park patrons that while parks such as Colonial Park are open, there are restrictions. Patrons should maintain the CDC-suggested Safe distance of at least six feet, and should move over on trails when encountering other people. Also, there is no access to bathrooms, entry onto playgrounds has been […]

Franklin Prosecutor Tapped By County Dems To Run For Surrogate

Franklin Prosecutor Tapped By County Dems To Run For Surrogate

Township Prosecutor Tina Jalloh will be the Democratic Party’s standard-bearer for Somerset County Surrogate in November’s election. Jalloh was part of a slate of nominees recently chosen by the Somerset County Democratic Committee, which conducted its annual convention online. Also nominated were North Plainfield Councilman Doug Singleterry and former Hillsborough Councilman Paul Drake for the […]

Colonial Park Gardens Receive National Accreditation

Colonial Park Gardens Receive National Accreditation

Somerset County Park Commission Colonial Park Gardens has been awarded a Level 1 Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum. The recognition honors Colonial Park Gardens for having achieved particular standards of professional practices deemed important for arboreta and botanic gardens. The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program is the only global initiative […]

School District Continues To Prepare For Potential Coronavirus Shutdown

School District Continues To Prepare For Potential Coronavirus Shutdown

The school district is taking more steps to prepare for potential shutdowns due to the coronavirus. Schools Superintendent John Ravally said in a March 11 letter that the district is holding on to five reserved days used for emergencies, and which normally would be released around the spring recess. The district is also conducting an […]

Coronavirus Concerns Force Cancellation Of Danielsen Job Fair

Coronavirus Concerns Force Cancellation Of Danielsen Job Fair

State Assemblyman Joe Danielsen has cancelled his planned Job Fair due to coronavirus concerns. “Today my office is forced to make a difficult decision of cancelling my 2020 Job Fair” Danielsen wrote in a statement. “While this event has provided many individuals to improve their quality of life by seeking new employment opportunities, the current […]

School Official: We’re Prepared For Coronavirus

School Official: We’re Prepared For Coronavirus

The school district is prepared in case it has to deal with an outbreak of the Coronavirus in Franklin, including moving students out of schools that need “elaborate disinfection,” the schools Superintendent said. Schools Superintendent John Ravally laid out the district’s plans in a February 27 letter to parents. Other preventive efforts include instructing the […]

Jersey Cyclone Brewery Participates In World-Wide Aussie Fire Relief Fundraiser

Jersey Cyclone Brewery Participates In World-Wide Aussie Fire Relief Fundraiser

With their backgrounds in two fire services, the owners of Jersey Cyclone brewery on Worlds Fair Drive didn’t have to think twice when they heard of a fundraiser to aid victims of last year’s Australian brush fires. Jan Chwiedosiuk and Brian Teel, the brewery’s co-owners, signed on to the international effort lead by the Sierra […]

Library Board To Buy School District Land For New Branch

Library Board To Buy School District Land For New Branch

The Board of Education February 27 approved the sale of a parcel of land near Franklin Park School to the Franklin Township Library Board, for the use of a new library branch. The planned 5,000-square-foot building will replace the rented space the library now uses in Franklin Towne Center, on Route 27. The Library Board […]

Raritan Valley Habitat For Humanity Dedicates 53rd Home, This One In Franklin

Raritan Valley Habitat For Humanity Dedicates 53rd Home, This One In Franklin

Submitted by Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity. On a crisp, sunny Saturday morning – the day after Valentine’s Day – a large group gathered on the front lawn of Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity’s 53rd home, to celebrate and congratulate their newest partner-homeowner family, the Okagbues. Anita and Obiora (Obi) Okagbue waited excitedly along with […]

‘Shirdi In America’ Temple Hearing Set For Zoning Board

‘Shirdi In America’ Temple Hearing Set For Zoning Board

A hearing on an application to build a nearly 29,000-square-foot Hindu temple on South Middlebush Road is set to be heard by the Zoning Board of Adjustment on March 5. The project, called “Shirdi in America,” is targeted for a 25-acre parcel near Jacques Lane. According to the Sai Daytta web site, the project is […]

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