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Our Fifth Birthday Celebration, You Get The Gifts!

Our Fifth Birthday Celebration, You Get The Gifts!

The Franklin Reporter & Advocate web site launched in the early morning hours of Aug. 29, 2013. To commemorate five years in business, and acknowledging that we could not have done it without the support of Franklin Township readers and advertisers, the FR&A on Aug. 29 set off to present gifts to our loyal readers. […]

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Officials: Spray Park Construction Site Should Not Interfere With Franklin Day Festival

Officials: Spray Park Construction Site Should Not Interfere With Franklin Day Festival

The Colonial Park spray park’s construction site should not impact the Franklin Day festival in September, a township official said. The spray park is being built on a 1.6-acre parcel next to the playground off Colonial Drive. The festival, which has drawn more than 20,000 visitors, is adjacent to the construction area. Originally planned to […]

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Amwell Road Water Main Break Should Be Repaired By Week’s End

Amwell Road Water Main Break Should Be Repaired By Week’s End

The replacement of a 20-foot-long stretch of water supply main on Amwell Road, near Van Cleef Road, should be done by the end of the week, township officials said. The main burst on Aug. 6, sending what some witnesses said was a geyser of water into the air. All township water customers south of Skillmans […]

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Rabid Raccoon Found In Township; Fourth In County This Year

Rabid Raccoon Found In Township; Fourth In County This Year

A raccoon that was attacked by a pet dog on Hollywood Avenue was found to have rabies, county health officials said. The altercation between the dog and raccoon occurred on Aug. 1, according to a press release from Somerset County. The raccoon was picked up by township Animal Control, and was sent to the public […]

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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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African King Makes Whirlwind Visit Of Township

African King Makes Whirlwind Visit Of Township

A Nigerian king spent a few hours in the township July 20, touring Franklin High School and visiting the library’s main branch during his time here. The monarch, His Royal Highness Apollos Chu, King of  Eleme in Nigeria’s Rivers State, traded gifts with Mayor Phil Kramer and others in the township – from the king, […]

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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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Proposal For Quick Chek, Gas Station At Former Econo Lodge Site Reviewed By Historic Commission

Proposal For Quick Chek, Gas Station At Former Econo Lodge Site Reviewed By Historic Commission

The final part of the redevelopment of a 9-acre parcel at Route 287 and Easton Avenue is nearing Zoning Board of Adjustment review. Representatives of the Engel Burman Group of Garden City, N.Y. appeared before the township Historic Preservation Advisory Commission on June 5 for its review of a plan for a Quick Chek convenience […]

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FTPD Lieutenant Charges Sex Discrimination, Harassment In Lawsuit Against Township, Department

FTPD Lieutenant Charges Sex Discrimination, Harassment In Lawsuit Against Township, Department

A female township police lieutenant faced a steady stream of gender discrimination from top police brass and other officials that culminated earlier this year in her being placed on administrative leave after a “manufactured” claim of harassment was lodged against her, according to a recently filed lawsuit. Additionally, the Franklin Township Police officer, Lt. Kristen […]

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Township Resident Among 11 Area Students Receiving 4-H Scholarships

Township Resident Among 11 Area Students Receiving 4-H Scholarships

Township resident Madison Whiting was one of 11 area students to recently receive scholarships from Somerset County 4-H. The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Cooperative Extension. Open to members and alumni of the Somerset County 4-H Youth Development program, the 11 winners will receive a total of […]

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