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Williams TRANSCO Drops NESE Project, Gas Compressor Station

Williams TRANSCO Drops NESE Project, Gas Compressor Station

The company behind a $1 billion, multi-state gas pipeline proposal that would include a compressor station in the township has decided to walk away from the project. Williams-TRANSCO told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 10 that it would let the current approval for the project – known as the Northeast Services Enhancement Project, […]

Mayor Kramer’s Earthquake Update

Mayor Kramer’s Earthquake Update

Today at 10:23 AM Franklin Township experienced an earthquake which was centered in Lebanon NJ with a magnitude of 4.8. About 18 miles from our municipal complex.  I have contacted our public safety director Quovella Maeweather who indicated the state, which obviously includes Lebanon, has activated the office of emergency management but Somerset County and […]

Tour de Franklin Set To Launch On April 28

Tour de Franklin Set To Launch On April 28

The Franklin Food Bank’s 35th Annual Tour de Franklin Charity Bike Ride is set for April 28 at Franklin High School. The Tour de Franklin is the Franklin Food Bank’s largest annual fundraising event, attracting up to 800 cyclists to provide critical funding for the Food Bank’s operations. It has also grown into a Spring […]

Resident Asks That Books With Sexual Content Be Moved From Township Library Shelves

Resident Asks That Books With Sexual Content Be Moved From Township Library Shelves

A township woman has asked the Franklin Township Library to move some books with sexual content from library shelves to behind the librarians’ desks as a way to keep them out of the hands of children. Michele Petersen has submitted two requests for books to be moved. The first, for the book “Gender Queer,” was […]

Masjid-e-Ali Iftar Brings Together Many Faiths

Masjid-e-Ali Iftar Brings Together Many Faiths

Representatives of multiple faith traditions gathered at Masjid-e-Ali on Cedar Grove Lane March 22 for the mosque’s annual Intra- and Interfaith Iftar. The event is held during Ramadan, a month-long Muslim observance of fasting and purification. Ramadan this year runs until April 9. During the month, Muslims fast during daylight hours, breaking that fast with […]

Zoning Board Approves Church In Veronica Plaza Retail Space

Zoning Board Approves Church In Veronica Plaza Retail Space

A 1,600-square-foot retail space at Veronica Plaza will become a house of worship following a March 21 approval by the Zoning Board of Adjustment. The approval for ECG New Jersey came with conditions, including no more than 49 people in the church during Sunday worship, no more than 15 people in the church during Wednesday […]

Foundation’s Unauthorized Plan For Marconi Park Renovation Scuttled By Somerset County

Foundation’s Unauthorized Plan For Marconi Park Renovation Scuttled By Somerset County

Plans by a private organization to refurbish the Guglielmo Marconi Memorial Park at Easton Avenue and JFK Boulevard have been scuttled by Somerset County officials, about two months after the Township ordered that work on the park be stopped because proper permissions had not been acquired. The work, conducted under the auspices of the township-based […]

Open Space Committee Votes To Help Meadows Foundation Pay Some Bills

Open Space Committee Votes To Help Meadows Foundation Pay Some Bills

The Open Space Committee on February 20 voted to recommend that some of its money be used to help the cash-strapped Meadows Foundation pay some of its bills. The recommendation will be sent to the Township Committee through Township Manager Robert Vornlocker, who told Committee members about the Foundation’s issues. The Meadows Foundation “is a […]

Safety Tips Offered In Virtual Town Hall

Safety Tips Offered In Virtual Town Hall

Tips on staying safe in the wake of an uptick statewide of car thefts and home burglaries were given during a virtual town hall meeting February 15. The town hall was hosted by Mayor Phil Kramer and Public Safety Director Quovella Maeweather. During the roughly 50-minute session, Maeweather reviewed a number of steps residents can […]

Jain Center Wins Planning Board Approval For Driveway Arch

Jain Center Wins Planning Board Approval For Driveway Arch

It took about eight months, but the Jain Center on Cedar Grove Lane won approval for a proposed driveway arch at the February 7 Planning Board meeting. The biggest stumbling block of the application – whether the Center was obligated by prior Planning Board decisions to align the driveway with that of Cedar Grove Center […]

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