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In Your Opinion: Somerset Mews Chains Need To Be Removed

In Your Opinion: Somerset Mews Chains Need To Be Removed

By Diane Mackay, Somerset. Chains for Wild Animals? Nope. Just for Somerset Mews Residents. On April 7, when many were preparing for the most sacred Christian weekend, our tax dollars were being used to build chains. Julie Court, a small public road off of Westminster Road and located behind Ari Drive, is a road where […]








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In Your Opinion: More State Funds Needed To Fight Autism

In Your Opinion: More State Funds Needed To Fight Autism

By Sue Goldman It is April and, once again, it is an important time to promote autism awareness and acceptance through National Autism Awareness Month. The New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) will join with many other advocates to draw more attention to the fact that tens of thousands of people across America are facing an […]








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In Your Opinion: Quail Brook Senior Center Helps Expand Social Life

In Your Opinion: Quail Brook Senior Center Helps Expand Social Life

by Jaye Lane Age wise, I am a senior citizen although I don’t consider myself one. Until a series of physical ailments began to negatively impact my life. Then I had to leave my home and life in Maryland and move to New Jersey to live with my son. With so many changes, I started […]








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In Your Opinion: Mayor Kramer Declares State Of Township As ‘Good’

In Your Opinion: Mayor Kramer Declares State Of Township As ‘Good’

By Mayor Phil Kramer. Citizens of Franklin, I’m pleased to tell you the state of the township is good.  I am very proud of the accomplishments of this council, staff and citizens of Franklin.  All of these contribute to the wonderful community in which we live. The Police Department Let me start with our police […]








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In Your Opinion – Daryl Kipnis: A Voice For Those Facing Adversity

In Your Opinion – Daryl Kipnis: A Voice For Those Facing Adversity

By Daryl Kipnis. I am indeed honored to have been unanimously endorsed by both the Middlesex County Republican Organization and the Somerset County Republican Organization as their New Jersey state Senate candidate for the 17th Legislative District (Franklin, Milltown, Piscataway, New Brunswick and North Brunswick) in the June 2017 Republican Primary election. I am a […]








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In Your Opinion: Franklin C.A.R.E.S. Civil Rights Complaint Is Valid and Meritorious

In Your Opinion: Franklin C.A.R.E.S. Civil Rights Complaint Is Valid and Meritorious

By John P. Felix, Somerset. The recently filed Civil Rights Complaint against the expansion of existing, and creation of new charter schools in our community has elicited a healthy exchange of narratives on social media. Unfortunately some of these responses are devoid of logic, while others present a combative/declarative “war-like” tone. Nevertheless, we’ll endeavor to […]








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In Your Opinion: Don’t Throw/Blow Snow Into The Street

In Your Opinion: Don’t Throw/Blow Snow Into The Street

By Robert Trautmann, Somerset. I have lived in New Jersey my entire life and, other than my parent’s home, I have lived in Franklin longer than any other town. I like it here. It’s a great community and great place to raise my family. However, at the risk of sounding like a cranky old man […]








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In Your Opinion: Many Health, Safety Concerns Over Proposed Natural Gas Compression Station

In Your Opinion: Many Health, Safety Concerns Over Proposed Natural Gas Compression Station

By Linda Powell. What will be the impact of repeated dynamite blasts on a gas-powered, natural gas compressor station? A Task Force was recently created in Franklin Township to investigate that question, and other possible public safety and health hazards associated with the proposed installation of a 32,000 horsepower natural gas-powered gas compressor station on a […]








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In Your Opinion: County Freeholder Director Praises Volunteers

In Your Opinion: County Freeholder Director Praises Volunteers

By Patricia Walsh. Somerset County residents, you deserve a round of applause for all you do throughout the year! In 2016 you donated more than 32 tons of food during Curbing Hunger Month, more than 5 tons of food to our monthly “BOBO Fridays” collection and over $18,000 to the annual Thanksgiving Adopt-A-Family program, plus […]








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In Your Opinion: Show Respect For Township Parks, Open Spaces

In Your Opinion: Show Respect For Township Parks, Open Spaces

By Bill Connell, Somerset. About a year or so ago I called the Stage House restaurant and asked the hostess if I could make a song request. “You’ve lost that loving feeling.” I said “I really love that song.” Being polite she put me on hold and asked the manager. She came back on and […]








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