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Mixed Reaction So Far To Idea Of Recording More Board, Commission Meetings

Mixed Reaction So Far To Idea Of Recording More Board, Commission Meetings

Update 3: After a lengthy discussion, the Human Relations Commission deferred making a recommendation to the Township Council, pending information members said Mayor Kramer was going to supply. The mayor also told the commission that part of the recording package would be a relocation of their meetings from the library’s Historic Collections Room to the […]








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Township To Video, Televise More Board, Committee Meetings

Township To Video, Televise More Board, Committee Meetings

The township will increase the number of board and committee meetings that are recorded and televised. That was the decision June 13 by the Township Council, after the idea was broached by Mayor Phil Kramer. Kramer said he was responding to a June 5 editorial in the Franklin Reporter & Advocate, in which it was […]








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Township Council Recognizes Volunteers, PTSD Month

Township Council Recognizes Volunteers, PTSD Month

A student member of a township commission, a charitable foundation and awareness of PTSD were recognized June 13 by the Township Council. Nicholas Renda, a Franklin High School senior who was a junior member of the township’s Human Relations Commission for two years, was commended by the council for his work. “(T)he Township of Franklin […]








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Township Council Approves Proposal To Close Second Section Of Canal Road To Cars Twice A Year

Township Council Approves Proposal To Close Second Section Of Canal Road To Cars Twice A Year

It took a little while to get there, but the Township Council on May 11 approved a proposal to close to automobile traffic Canal Road from the Griggstown Causeway to Route 518 two Sundays in the summer. The idea is to allow bicyclists, walkers and joggers unfettered access to the road, similar to what is […]








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FHS Model UN Team, Franklin Youth Council Leader Honored By Township Council

FHS Model UN Team, Franklin Youth Council Leader Honored By Township Council

The leader of the Franklin Township Youth Council and the Franklin High School Model U.N. Team received commendations April 25 from the Township Council. The youth council’s leader, Saffie Kallon, was honored because the council recently won the Gasalberti Excellence in Recreation Programming Award by the New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association, and the Model […]








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Watch The Council Honor The FHS Girls Basketball Team

Watch The Council Honor The FHS Girls Basketball Team

We live-streamed the commendation ceremony for the Franklin High School Lady Warriors basketball team from the April 25 Township Council meeting. It’s downloaded and presented here for your viewing.   Print PDF








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Proposed Graffiti Ordinance Amendment Pulled For Further Review

Proposed Graffiti Ordinance Amendment Pulled For Further Review

A change to a township ordinance that would have reduced the amount of time property owners have to remove graffiti from their buildings was pulled April 25 over Township Council members’ concerns about its fairness. The Council members worried that multiple instances of the same buildings being tagged with graffiti would pose an undue hardship […]








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Cultural Holidays, Girl Scout Week, Others Acknowledged By Township Council

Cultural Holidays, Girl Scout Week, Others Acknowledged By Township Council

Girl Scout Week, National Nutrition Month Hindu and Muslim holidays and Women’s History Month were acknowledged at the March 15 Township Council meeting. The council proclaimed March 12-18 as Girl Scout week in the township in a proclamation that noted nearly 300 township girls participate in the scouting program. A number of Girl Scouts from […]








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Kramer Defends Proposed Sales Ban On Puppy And Kitten Mill Animals

Kramer Defends Proposed Sales Ban On Puppy And Kitten Mill Animals

A ban on the sale in the township of animals bred in puppy and kitten mills is the “appropriate way to move,” Mayor Phil Kramer said on March 15. The mayor was responding to criticism leveled by a township resident of a proposed ordinance amendment to do just that. Scott Siegel told the council that he felt the proposed […]








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Township Resident Renews Request For ‘Sanctuary City’ Status For Franklin

Township Resident Renews Request For ‘Sanctuary City’ Status For Franklin

The Township Council is “moving at the right speed” to answer calls for Franklin to join the list of American towns that will not enforce national immigration laws, Mayor Phil Kramer said March 15. Kramer was responding to Emerson Road resident Manijeh Saba, who asked the Township Council to declare Franklin a “sanctuary city.” Sanctuary […]








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