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In Your Opinion: Singleterry Will Break One-Party County Rule

In Your Opinion: Singleterry Will Break One-Party County Rule

By Brad Fay. Is it just me, or do New Jersey Republicans have a strange obsession with shutting down critically important bridges? Governor Christie’s shutdown of the George Washington Bridge may be more famous, but here in Somerset County, state and local Republicans have left our roads tied in knots by the stoppage of work […]








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In Your Opinion: Assemblyman Danielsen’s Statement To FERC On Gas Compressor Station

In Your Opinion: Assemblyman Danielsen’s Statement To FERC On Gas Compressor Station

Statement by Assemblyman Joe Danielsen, 17th Legislative District in New Jersey, before FERC concerning the Williams-Transco Natural Gas Compressor Station #206, Docket No. PF16-5-000, submitted on October 11th 2016. Thank you for the opportunity to voice my strenuous concerns in the above matter as the representative for Franklin Township in the New Jersey State Legislature. […]








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In Your Opinion: FHS Students Should Be Patient With Administration

In Your Opinion: FHS Students Should Be Patient With Administration

By Bill Connell, Somerset. I have taken fancy to a new song by Ian Hunter, “Fingers Crossed.” It is about a real life pirate, asking himself at the time of his hanging, am I really a victim of circumstance? This is what was in the back of my mind as listened at the school board […]








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In Your Opinion: School Board Correct In Banning Charter School Students From Athletics

In Your Opinion: School Board Correct In Banning Charter School Students From Athletics

By Cadine Dennison, Franklin. After my attendance of the September 22, 2016 Board of Education meeting, it is my opinion that Central Jersey College Prep students should not be allowed to participate in Franklin Township public school athletics. Charter Schools are often viewed as the solution to the public education problems. Many of those who […]








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In Your Opinion: Towns Can’t Allow Companies To Ruin Quality Of Life

In Your Opinion: Towns Can’t Allow Companies To Ruin Quality Of Life

By Bill Connell, Somerset. Before I get rolling, a bit about the author. I am not an environmentalist and I am pro-business. Not every business is going to be perfect so a town has to be flexible if it wants tax revenue. That said, you cannot allow companies to ruin your quality of life for […]








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In Your Opinion: FHS Students Should Be Treated With Respect

In Your Opinion: FHS Students Should Be Treated With Respect

By Ariel Kaye. Over the past three years as a student at Franklin High School I have never dreaded school as much as I did these past two days. I was so excited for one of the most memorable days of this year – the first day of my senior year. On the first day, […]








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Assemblyman Danielsen Congratulates Township Students

Assemblyman Danielsen Congratulates Township Students

By State Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17). As the representative in the New Jersey General Assembly in the 17th Legislative District, I want to extend my utmost congratulations to KiJana Haney, Darshini Shah, Jeremy Delly Hanson, Jo Ann M. Chatelain, Parth Patel, and Melanie Cella, for going above and beyond at their respective universities over the […]








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In Your Opinion: Safe+Sound Somerset Aids Victims Of Domestic Abuse

In Your Opinion: Safe+Sound Somerset Aids Victims Of Domestic Abuse

By Jane Sherry Did you know that one in three adolescents fall victim to dating abuse, which can include violent and verbal abuse, sexual assault and rape? Safe+Sound Somerset is proud to announce that our 24-hour Hotline now includes texting capability – (866) 685-1122. More than 42,000 victims of domestic abuse are living in Somerset […]








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In Your Opinion: Area Muslims Observe Pre-Ramadan Celebration

In Your Opinion: Area Muslims Observe Pre-Ramadan Celebration

By Imam Rizwan A. Rizvi. Shaʿbān is the eighth month in the Islamic lunar calendar, it is the month that precedes the holy month of Ramaḍān, when Muslims across the globe indulge in the month-long fasting. Literal meaning of the word Shaʿbān is “to scatter;” the Arabs used to scatter and divide into different groups […]








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In Your Opinion: Advice To The Classes of 2016

In Your Opinion: Advice To The Classes of 2016

By Michael D. Purzycki, Somerset. On May 15, President Obama was scheduled to deliver the commencement address to the class of 2016 at Rutgers University. If it was like the commencement addresses that most people give, it encouraged graduates to aim high, pursue their passions, and believe that anything is achievable. If so, it may have […]








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