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In Our Opinion: Prasad Must Resign

In Our Opinion: Prasad Must Resign

There’s no gentle way of phrasing this, and there’s no point in beating around the bush: Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad must resign immediately, and must remove himself from the Democrats’ 2015 council ticket. We don’t come to this opinion lightly or with any sense of joy; to endorse what is in essence overturning a public […]

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In Your Opinion: Prasad And Danielsen Must Resign

In Your Opinion: Prasad And Danielsen Must Resign

By Mayor Chris Kelly, Somerset. As Mayor of Franklin Township, and fully understanding and appreciating the seriousness of what I am doing, I Chris Kelly, am officially calling for the immediate resignation of Councilman at Large Rajiv Prasad, as well as the Franklin Township Democrat Municipal Chair Joseph Danielsen. Councilman Prasad should resign for the […]

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In Your Opinion: Find The Truth In The Middle

In Your Opinion: Find The Truth In The Middle

By Bill Connell, Somerset. At the last town council meeting I asked a question: How much of the traffic on South Middlebush road was local and how much of it was pass-through? Based on previous data, about 60 percent was pass-through. For the town planners, should you deny services to local people just because people […]

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In Our Opinion: Chamber Of Commerce President Needs To Clean House To Restore Its Integrity

In Our Opinion: Chamber Of Commerce President Needs To Clean House To Restore Its Integrity

New members of the Franklin Township Chamber of Commerce receive a plaque, upon which is engraved the following: Dedicated Subscriber to the Principles of Honesty, Integrity, Community Service. The irony of that is not lost on us as we consider the results of a recent Franklin Reporter & Advocate investigation into a situation involving the […]

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In Our Opinion: Say Hello To The ‘Advocate’

In Our Opinion: Say Hello To The ‘Advocate’

by Bill Bowman, Editor. We started this online news site nearly two years ago with a simply stated mission: To bring to Franklinites the news that affects their lives as township residents. We think we’ve done a pretty good job of that in the ensuing 23 1/2 months, bringing our readers stories about what’s good […]

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In Your Opinion: Prasad Owes Catalpa Park Opponents An Apology

In Your Opinion: Prasad Owes Catalpa Park Opponents An Apology

By Raleigh Steinhauer, Somerset. Councilman at Large Rajiv Prasad has accused opposition to the Catalpa Park project of being racially motivated against Asian Indians. Councilman Prasad singled out the Facebook group leading the opposition known as the Tranquility Protection Alliance of Franklin Township, and directed the Human Relations Committee to issue a statement denouncing Tranquility’s Facebook […]

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In Your Opinion: BOE Member Patricia Stanley Should Resign

In Your Opinion: BOE Member Patricia Stanley Should Resign

By Erik Ransom, Somerset. An Open Letter to Ms. Patricia Stanley of the Franklin Township Board of Education: I attended last night’s Board of Education meeting, which was devoted almost entirely to the issue you created surrounding Mr. Potosnak’s lovely, moving Graduation speech. You sat, as stoically as you could, and listened to almost 40 people vehemently disagree […]

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In Your Opinion: Danielsen Will Not Support Call For Potosnak’s Resignation

In Your Opinion: Danielsen Will Not Support Call For Potosnak’s Resignation

By Christine Danielsen, Somerset. Not only will I NOT be asking Mr. Potasnak to resign, I offer kudos on his speech. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the graduation ceremony, but I have had the opportunity to watch the video of the entire ceremony, including Ed’s speech, a few times. The speech, in my opinion […]

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In Your Opinion: Ed Potosnak Should Not Resign

In Your Opinion: Ed Potosnak Should Not Resign

By Barbara A. Kelly, St. Petersburg, Fl. I am writing to you in support of the President of the Board of Education, Ed Potosnak. I am a proud graduate of Franklin High School, class of 1967. I believe in what Mr.Potosnak said at the High School graduation ceremony. FYI, I believe in LGBT Rights, Same […]

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In Your Opinion: Mr. Potosnak Should NOT Resign As Franklin Township Board Of Education President!

In Your Opinion: Mr. Potosnak Should NOT Resign As Franklin Township Board Of Education President!

By John P. Felix, Somerset. Ms. Patricia Stanley, with whom I have a cordial and valued friendship and whose presence on the Board is constructive, is correct in her pronouncement that Mr. Ed Potosnak has the right to free speech; however, I strongly disagree with her that he should resign as Board President because he […]

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