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In Our Opinion: Scrap The Monument Park; No Reward For Prasad’s Bad Behavior

In Our Opinion: Scrap The Monument Park; No Reward For Prasad’s Bad Behavior

The Township Council at its Sept. 25 meeting is apparently set to create yet another “Citizen’s Committee” to discuss the proposed “Peace and Nonviolence” monument park, targeted for some township-owned open space at Route 27 and Cortelyous Lane. This is the “start from square one” approach that several council members advocated at the Aug. 14 […]

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In Your Opinion: Statues Are A Symptom Of The Problem

In Your Opinion: Statues Are A Symptom Of The Problem

By Bill Connell. I am getting tired of the statue saga but it has a storyline that’s speaks to my disillusionment of government and the sad state of affairs of public discourse. Mark Grieco, who has written in this space, is a relentless critical thinker. I would never ask him to join a glee club […]

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In Your Opinion: Statue Controversy Forces Questions

In Your Opinion: Statue Controversy Forces Questions

By Bill Connell, Somerset. I have been a member of the Open Space Committee for many years.  Referring to it in its abbreviated name is misleading. The full name  is“Open Space, Recreation and Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund.” In my mind, I am a member of the second generation of the committee. It was […]

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In Your Opinion: Township Democrats Must Oust Prasad

In Your Opinion: Township Democrats Must Oust Prasad

By Mark Grieco, Somerset. For those busy sharpening their pitchforks in preparation for the Great Hunt for the Emboldened Trumpists Who Don’t Want “Colored” Statues, let me go out on a limb and tell you that particular corner of the fevered Trump Universe is probably a figment of an equally fevered Democratic mind possessed by […]

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In Your Opinion: ‘Peace and Nonviolence’ Park Not Needed

In Your Opinion: ‘Peace and Nonviolence’ Park Not Needed

By Charmil Y. Davis. My parents bought their very first house in Franklin Township in August, 1980. After purchasing the house after my parents passed in 2005, I kept the house 10 years after (tax payer). I was schooled in Franklin, as were my children. Somerset County has its prestige, and is one of the […]

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In Your Opinion: Gazebo Organizer Thanks Supporters

In Your Opinion: Gazebo Organizer Thanks Supporters

By Bill Grippo. On Gazebo Ribbon Cutting Day I wish to thank all the many wonderful people in Franklin Township and beyond who generously supported the vision and dream of a performing arts gazebo in Franklin on the municipal complex. I want to personally thank my side by side partners John Felix and Michael Steinbruck […]

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In Your Opinion: The Franklin Gazebo: Peace Is Not A Place

In Your Opinion: The Franklin Gazebo: Peace Is Not A Place

By Michael Steinbrück, East Millstone. On Sept. 16 we cut a ribbon signifying the completion of the Franklin Township Gazebo. I can’t think of more perfect timing given some recent disagreements we have experienced in Franklin. You see the gazebo is, more than anything, a place for active peacemaking and a place for reflection on […]

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In Your Opinion: Prasad Must Resign

In Your Opinion: Prasad Must Resign

By Bob LaCorte. Mr. Prasad, given your recent statement you may give my comments little regard as I am the Chairman of the Republican Party in town. Republicans are a large part of the engine that makes Franklin work, especially when we work together as one. Mr. Prasad perhaps you remember we co-chaired the 9-11 […]

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In Your Opinion: Township Council Failed The Test

In Your Opinion: Township Council Failed The Test

By Rob Trautmann, Somerset. I had the occasion to attend the Franklin Township Council meeting last night, September 13, 2018. The theme of the evening was the public letting their disdain for Councilman Rajiv Prasad and the remainder of the council known. The only council member to emerge from the meeting with a passing grade […]

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In Your Opinion: Attend Township Council Meetings, Let Your Voice Be Heard

In Your Opinion: Attend Township Council Meetings, Let Your Voice Be Heard

By Bill Connell, Somerset. The “Peace and Nonviolence” statue park situation has me reflecting on why I do what I do. I have been participating in local government since 2006 because I had a bug up me arse about something selfish. This is how most people get engaged. That’s how it starts. It opens up […]

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