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Council Postpones Action On Speakers At Middlebush Park

Council Postpones Action On Speakers At Middlebush Park

The Township Council will not be presented at its Sept. 9 meeting with a resolution concerning installing a speaker system at Middlebush Park. The resolution was postponed because one council member, Roz Sherman (D-Ward 2), will be absent from the meeting, and because a new proposal for portable speakers has surfaced, said township manager Bob […]

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Township PBA 154, Food Bank, Hold Hot Dog Fundraiser

Township PBA 154, Food Bank, Hold Hot Dog Fundraiser

Hot dogs for $1 are the featured menu item Sept. 14 during a Hot Dog Sunday fundraiser for the Franklin Township Food Bank and the Township Police PBA Local 154 at the Corner Cafe and Grill, Amwell Road and DeMott Lane. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be offered for $1 each from 11 a.m. […]

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Levine To Replace Zaborowski On County Freeholder Ballot

Levine To Replace Zaborowski On County Freeholder Ballot

Mayor Brian Levine thought he wasn’t going to have to do any campaigning for himself until at least next year. He was wrong. The Republican was picked Sept. 4 to replace Somerset County Freeholder Bob Zaborowski on November’s ballot after the longtime Freeholder and former township mayor decided against running for re-election. Zaborowski has been a […]

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An FR&A Birthday Thank-You!

An FR&A Birthday Thank-You!

There’s a scene in a 1932 episode of the “Our Gang” comedies – called “Freewheeling” – in which two of the Little Rascals find themselves in a driverless carriage careening down a hill. At one point, one of the characters, Dickie, turns to his pal, Stymie, and says, “Where are we going?” “I don’t know,” […]

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Art Show, Tours On Tap At Historic Homes

Art Show, Tours On Tap At Historic Homes

The third annual “Follow the Middlebush Roads” historic house tours will also include an art show this year. The event is set for 1-5 p.m. Sept. 14 at the three homes: the Hageman House at 209 South Middlebush Rd., the Wyckoff-Garretson Museum at 215 South Middlebush and the Van Liew-Suydam House at 280 South Middlebush. Attendees […]

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Bonnie Watson Coleman Visits Township Democrats’ Picnic

Bonnie Watson Coleman Visits Township Democrats’ Picnic

The woman who hopes to replace U.S. Rep. Rush Holt in Congress paid a visit Aug. 16 to the township Democratic organization. State Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, (D-Mercer) stopped by the Franklin Democrats’ annual picnic in Colonial Park. Watson Coleman is running for the NJ 12th Congressional District seat being vacated by Holt. She faces […]

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Clarence Clemons (the Big Man) And Family Once Called Somerset Home

Clarence Clemons (the Big Man) And Family Once Called Somerset Home

Here’s a little bit of trivia for ya: From 1972 to 1975, the township was home to the Big Man and his family. The Big Man being, of course, Clarence Clemons, long-time saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. Clemons eldest son, Clarence Clemons III – who goes by Nick – has fond memories of […]

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Crowded Field In Board Of Education Election

Crowded Field In Board Of Education Election

An incumbent and an unsuccessful candidate in last year’s Board of Education election are joined by four others in seeking the three open board seats this November. An additional two candidates are seeking a 1-year unexpired term. Richard Seamon, who served two terms before losing his re-election bid last year, has thrown his hat in the ring […]

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Zoning Board Approves New Home, Home Addition and Soccer Centers ‘Bubble’

Zoning Board Approves New Home, Home Addition and Soccer Centers ‘Bubble’

Applications for a home addition, a new “bubble” for a township soccer center and a new home were approved at the July 17 Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting. Amwell Road resident Daniel Cook told the board that he needed to enlarge his home. The plan is to build a master bedroom suite, enlarge the kitchen […]

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Planning Board Approves Pole Barn For Fire Company, Expansion For Ice Rink

Planning Board Approves Pole Barn For Fire Company, Expansion For Ice Rink

The Somerset Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co. No. 1 and Fusion on Ice won Planning Board approval July 16 for expansion projects. The fire company won approval to build a new pole barn behind its fire house to make room for a new truck, and Fusion on Ice won approval to expand its Worlds Fair […]

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