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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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In Your Opinion: Celebrate The Lives Of Prophets Muhammad And Jesus

In Your Opinion: Celebrate The Lives Of Prophets Muhammad And Jesus

By Imam Rizwan Rizvi. This year again the birth of Prophet Muhammad and Prophet Jesus (pbut) falls in the same month. Don’t suffice with just celebrating their birth, celebrate their lives. Prophet Muhammad taught us the lesson of humanity, he said in one of his sermons, “Shall I inform you of the best ethics of […]



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In Your Opinion: Quail Brook Senior Center Saved My Life

In Your Opinion: Quail Brook Senior Center Saved My Life

By Deborah Gibson. I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of 55 and declared disabled on January 8, 2008; for the last eight years, I’ve been very sick and depressed. One day in March of this year, I received information on all the services available for seniors/the disabled from Somerset County Office on Aging […]



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In Your Opinion: Young Parents Should Attend School District Planning Meetings

In Your Opinion: Young Parents Should Attend School District Planning Meetings

By Bill Connell, Somerset. Regardless of the fact that my kids have graduated, I attended two different planning sessions for the school district: The referendum restructuring and the district’s long term planning meetings. I estimate and plan for living and I am working on my 26th and 27th school play for the district. When I […]



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