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In Your Opinion: Open Letter To Democratic Leadership

In Your Opinion: Open Letter To Democratic Leadership

An open letter to Franklin Township Democratic Municipal Committee Chairman Mr. Ron Jordan And Somerset County Democratic Committee Chairwoman Ms. Peg Schaeffer: Dear Mr. Jordan and Ms. Schaeffer, I’m writing to you specifically as a member of the Asian Indian community living in Franklin. I hate to have to bring that up than plainly saying […]

In Our Opinion: No, Mr. Prasad, It’s Not About Your Race; It’s About Your Ethics

In Our Opinion: No, Mr. Prasad, It’s Not About Your Race; It’s About Your Ethics

If you want to know what powers Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad’s almost obsessive refusal to understand that residents oppose him for his ethical lapses only, and that his ethnicity has nothing to do with it, all you need do is go back to this statement he wrote in a July 29, 2015 email concerning the […]

In Your Opinion: Prasad’s Town Hall Is Not Needed

In Your Opinion: Prasad’s Town Hall Is Not Needed

By Bill Connell, Somerset. Before I get started, lets do an exercise. I assume Franklin Reporter & Advocate readership crosses the broad demographic of Franklin. Think a minute about your race and your culture. Now think about the person with the most racist views you know, in your chosen demographic. See, we all have one, […]

In Your Opinion: Our Future Is Not For Sale

In Your Opinion: Our Future Is Not For Sale

Submitted by the Franklin Township Task Force on CS206 & NESE. It’s bad enough that we’ve been told not to worry about the dangers of the NESE Project even though we often hear about leaks and explosions of natural gas pipelines and compressor stations. It’s a fact that the NESE Project will add greenhouse gases […]

In Your Opinion: Our Drinking Water Is Not For Sale

In Your Opinion: Our Drinking Water Is Not For Sale

Submitted by the Franklin Township Task Force on CS206 & NESE. We’ve worked for years to stop the NESE Project, and now we are in the home stretch.  We are calling on Governor Murphy and the NJDEP to deny the water permit applications so that Compressor Station 206 and pipeline near and under Raritan Bay […]

In Your Opinion: Stop Efforts To Add Another Industrial Facility Next To Trap Rock

In Your Opinion: Stop Efforts To Add Another Industrial Facility Next To Trap Rock

Submitted by the Franklin Township Task Force on CS206 & NESE. Have you felt things shake when Trap Rock blasts?  Do you remember the recent gas pipeline explosions and fires in Massachusetts? The final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) Project was published by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on […]

In Your Opinion: Save The Marine Life From The Threats of NESE’s Proposed Pipeline Under Raritan Bay

In Your Opinion: Save The Marine Life From The Threats of NESE’s Proposed Pipeline Under Raritan Bay

Submitted by the Franklin Township Task Force on CS206 & NESE. The fishing and recreation industry by Raritan Bay, as well as the cleaned-up waters and marine life in the bay, would be in danger if the Williams/Transco NESE pipeline is constructed from Sayreville to an offshore point south of Rockaway, NY. Risks of adding […]

In Your Opinion: County And Township Democratic Leadership Must Step Up

In Your Opinion: County And Township Democratic Leadership Must Step Up

By Bill Connell, Somerset. It’s all fun and games ’till someone loses an eye. It’s time to get out the eye patches. Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad’s notion that this is political grandstanding is silly enough to generate snot bubbles during this cold and flu season. The latest Prasad drama started at least a year ago, […]

In Your Opinion: Our Air And Health Are Not For Sale

In Your Opinion: Our Air And Health Are Not For Sale

Submitted by the Franklin Township Task Force on CS206 & NESE. The proposed Compressor Station 206 will pollute our air with toxic chemicals for decades if it is built.  That’s one reason why we are calling on Governor Murphy and the NJDEP to deny the water permit applications so that Compressor Station 206 and pipeline […]

In Your Opinion: Don’t Let Compressor Station 206 And NESE Pipeline Increase Our Ozone

In Your Opinion: Don’t Let Compressor Station 206 And NESE Pipeline Increase Our Ozone

Submitted by the Franklin Township Task Force on CS206 & NESE. We’ve worked for years to stop the NESE Project, and now we are in the home stretch.  We are calling on Governor Murphy and the NJDEP to deny the water permit applications so that Compressor Station 206 and pipeline near and under Raritan Bay […]