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Campaign 2019: State Assemblyman Joe Danielsen’s Candidacy Statement

Campaign 2019: State Assemblyman Joe Danielsen’s Candidacy Statement

Since entering the General Assembly in 2014, I continue to work hard everyday to improve the quality of life for all residents in Legislative District 17. While some goals are more quickly achieved, I remain committed to lowering our property tax burden, improving our environment, maintaining quality public schools, enhancing economic opportunities and ensuring small […]

Campaign 2019: Primary Statement From Ron Rivers

Campaign 2019: Primary Statement From Ron Rivers

I’m Ron Rivers, and I’m running for State Assembly in LD-17 because I know that New Jersey needs innovative, imaginative, and creative leadership to navigate our rapidly changing future. Our world is changing quickly and requires a proactive approach to be successful. Technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, and others present certain challenges to our […]

Campaign 2019: Primary Statement from Arthur Akins

Campaign 2019: Primary Statement from Arthur Akins

My name is Arthur R. Akins and I am running as a Democrat for Somerset County Sheriff. I was born and raised in Somerville, where I still reside with my wife, Melissa, and our three sons.  After 26 years of service, I recently retired from the Bridgewater Police Department as a Sergeant. I am the […]

Campaign 2019: Primary Statement From Tim Pino

Campaign 2019: Primary Statement From Tim Pino

Tim Pino 779 Star View Way Bridgewater, NJ 08807 Retired Chief/ K-9 Unit Commander of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Candidate for Somerset County Sheriff. I had the honor of working at the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office for over 21 years. I was promoted four times by the current Sheriff Frank Provenzano and held the […]

Campaign 2019: Primary Statement From Robert Quinn

Campaign 2019: Primary Statement From Robert Quinn

Robert Quinn, 43, father of two, Franklin Township resident, Republican Candidate for Somerset County Freeholder http://www.quinnforfreeholder.com Work/professional experience: Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Information Systems from W.Paul Stillman Business School, Seton Hall University, 1998 22 years experience in Information Technology industry focusing on Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity 16 years management experience 20 years experience in […]

FTPD Headquarters Is Gathering Point For 2019 Police Unity Tour

FTPD Headquarters Is Gathering Point For 2019 Police Unity Tour

Hundreds of law enforcement officers from around the country met in front of township police headquarters May 10 to start their annual bicycle tour to Washington D.C. The event is the Police Unity Tour challenge ride to the Law Enforcement Memorial in the nation’s capitol. When they arrive Sunday, they will join thousands of their […]

Updated: Controversial Dementia Home Application Set For Final Vote

Updated: Controversial Dementia Home Application Set For Final Vote

Update: Despite opposition from neighbors, the Zoning Board approved the plan at its May 2 meeting. Original Story: A controversial application for a 15-bed dementia care center on Bennetts Lane is scheduled to get a vote at the May 2 Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting. The application came before the board at its April 18 […]

30th Annual ‘Tour De Franklin’ Raises $78,000 For Food Bank

30th Annual ‘Tour De Franklin’ Raises $78,000 For Food Bank

About 600 cyclists helped raised more than $78,000 April 28 in the 30th annual Tour de Franklin bicycle tour, benefiting the Franklin Food Bank. The riders participated in tours of the township ranging from 10 miles to 62.5 miles, as well as walks along the D&R Canal. Frank Hasner, the food bank’s executive director, said […]

Attention Candidates! Primary Election Statements Now Being Accepted

Attention Candidates! Primary Election Statements Now Being Accepted

We are now accepting candidate statements for the 2019 primary election on June 4 in the following races ONLY: Somerset County Sheriff (Republican and Democrat), Somerset County Freeholder (Republican) and state Assembly Legislative District 17 (Democrat). All statements should be no more than 250 words, and include the candidate’s name, address, line of work, whether […]

Township Council Celebrates Sierra Leone, Welcomes West African Mayor

Township Council Celebrates Sierra Leone, Welcomes West African Mayor

West Africa was front and center at the April 23 Township Council meeting, with proclamations and a welcome for a visiting mayor. In separate proclamations, the Council recognized the township’s Sierra Leone population – said to be the most dense outside of Sierra Leone – and the Republic of Sierra Leone, both for the country’s […]