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Public Information Session Set For Repair of Al’s Brook Bridge on New Brunswick Road

Public Information Session Set For Repair of Al’s Brook Bridge on New Brunswick Road

Township residents are invited to give their input on how the Al’s Brook bridge on New Brunswick Road should be repaired in a public information session from 5-8 p.m. May 29 at the municipal building, 475 DeMott Lane. The bridge, officially known as Bridge K0607,is located between Cedar Grove Lane and Willow Avenue. Recent inspections […]

Italian Deli/Market Approved For Kingston

Italian Deli/Market Approved For Kingston

Kingston will soon be getting a new Italian deli and market on Route 27. The Planning Board at its May 7 meeting approved expansion plans for a building at 4587 Route 27, owned by township resident Gennaro Costabile. Costabile, owner of Gennaro’s Restaurant in Princeton, needed to expand the rear of the building by 400 […]

FR&A Pictorial: Dog Walk To Benefit Second Chance For Animals

FR&A Pictorial: Dog Walk To Benefit Second Chance For Animals

Dogs of all sizes and shapes gathered May 4 at Colonial Park for the 7th Annual “Paws for a Cause” fundraiser for Second Chance for Animals. The organization supplies volunteers for and funds the Franklin Township Animal Shelter on DeMott Lane. Event organizer Tom Young said he was happy with the turnout, even though the numbers […]

Applications Accepted For Youth Leadership Somerset

Applications Accepted For Youth Leadership Somerset

Township students in grades 8 through 12 have until May 15 to apply for the next Youth Leadership Somerset program. The 9-month program will begin in September. Sessions are held one Saturday each month for between four and six hours. Class members from throughout Somerset County will meet community leaders from all aspects of county […]

School Board To Interview Six Candidates For Open Seat At Special Meeting

School Board To Interview Six Candidates For Open Seat At Special Meeting

Six candidates for an unexpired term will be interviewed April 25 during a special Board of Education meeting. The candidates hope to fill the seat of Robert Trautmann, who left in February midway through his first term. The candidates who filed for the position are: Alex Kharazi of Margaret Drive. Kharazi is founder and president of Educational […]

Township Council Declares ‘Sierra Leone Day’

Township Council Declares ‘Sierra Leone Day’

As it has for the past several years, the Township Council has declared April 27 as “Sierra Leone Day” in Franklin. The proclamation designating the day was approved at the council’s April 22 meeting. April 27 is the African nation’s independence day. Mayor Brian Levine (R) noted that the township has one of the largest […]

Military Couple Wed By Mayor Levine Surprises Him With Gift From Afghanistan

Military Couple Wed By Mayor Levine Surprises Him With Gift From Afghanistan

A township military couple wed by Mayor Brian Levine in 2011 surprised the Mayor at the April 22 Township Council meeting with a commemorative plaque from Afghanistan. Army Sgt. Santos Avilez and his wife, Air Force Sgt. Grisselle Avilez, presented Levine with the plaque during the meeting’s public portion. The plaque includes a flag flown […]

Historians, Politicians, Public Celebrate Opening Of Griggstown Bridgetender’s House

Historians, Politicians, Public Celebrate Opening Of Griggstown Bridgetender’s House

The culmination of a 13-year effort to protect the historic and scenic Millstone Valley area from development was celebrated April 19 with the opening of the restored Griggstown Bridgetender’s House and Muletenders’ Barracks. The house, which was once home to the Griggstown causeway bridgetender and his family when mule barges plied the Delaware River canal, […]

Gov. Christie Calls For End To Realty Transfer Fee, Campaign Spending Limits At Town Hall

Gov. Christie Calls For End To Realty Transfer Fee, Campaign Spending Limits At Town Hall

Gov. Chris Christie called for an end to realty transfer fees and limits on campaign spending in a town hall meeting held April 15 at the N.J. National Guard Armory on Hamilton Street. This was the third time Christie has visited the township during his two terms as governor. Christie spoke to the several hundred […]

Varied Construction Projects On Tap In Township

Varied Construction Projects On Tap In Township

A 3-story hotel, a car care center and a nursing home are just a few of the construction projects planned or underway in the township. Also on tap: a medical office building and the second half of a retail center. Perhaps the most controversial project of the five is the hotel, targeted for 20 Cedar […]