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Updated: Proposed Ordinance Would Ban New Warehouse Development In Township

Updated: Proposed Ordinance Would Ban New Warehouse Development In Township

Update: The Township Council introduced the ordinance as expected at its December 13 meeting. Warehouses would be removed as a permitted conditional use in Franklin’s Business and Industrial Zone under a proposed ordinance set to be introduced at the December 13 Township Council meeting. If it is enacted, the proposed ordinance would effectively ban all […]

Life Story: Anthony Conrad Henry, 72; Anheuser Busch Lab Tech

Anthony Conrad Henry of Somerset passed away on December 4 at the Parker at River Road Nursing Care Facility in Piscataway, at the age of 72. He was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and raised in Montego Bay, where he attended Cornwall College and achieved head boy status. After high school, he attended the College of […]

Vassanella: Township Needs To Be Aggressive Against Warehouses

Vassanella: Township Needs To Be Aggressive Against Warehouses

Township government needs to be more aggressive in finding ways to stop the influx of warehouses in Franklin, a Township Councilman said on November 22. Councilman James Vassanella (D-Ward 5) made the comment during a Township Council meeting in response to pleas from members of an anti-warehouse citizen’s group based in the Canal Walk 55-plus […]

Life Story: Erlinda ‘Linda’ Bayan, 73; Was Nurse At St. Peter’s

Ms. Erlinda “Linda” Bayan passed away peacefully on November 6 at her home in Somerset with her family at her side. She was 73 years old. Linda was born and raised in Bo. Lutucan in Quezon, Philippines. She completed her nursing education at Marian School of Nursing in the Philippines and then decided to relocate […]

Coronavirus Update: Four More Positive Test Cases

Coronavirus Update: Four More Positive Test Cases

Positive coronavirus test results were reported for another four Franklin residents, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on September 29. That brings to 15,948 the number of Franklin residents who have tested positive for the virus since mid-March 2020, OEM reported. The deaths of 233 Franklin residents have been attributed to the virus, OEM […]

Life Story: Chendreka Persaud, 82; Was Suburban Transit Mechanic

Mr. Chendreka Persaud passed away on September 23 at Foothill Acres Rehabilitation Center in Hillsborough. He was 82 years old. Mr. Persaud was born in Guyana. He came to the United States as a young man and resided in Queens and New Brunswick before settling in the Somerset section of Franklin Township in 1986. He […]

Claremont Road Principal, District BA Leave For Positions In Edison

Claremont Road Principal, District BA Leave For Positions In Edison

The resignations of the principal of the Claremont Road Elementary School and the school district’s business administrator were accepted at the Board’s August 25 meeting. Claremont Road principal Nicole Sury Bevere’s resignation is effective September 27, while Board business administrator Jonathan Toth’s resignation takes effect on October 23. Those resignations could be earlier if replacements […]

FHS Basketball: Warriors Lose Late To Holmdel, 64-54

FHS Basketball: Warriors Lose Late To Holmdel, 64-54

Oh, those pesky fourth quarters. The Franklin High School basketball Warriors looked to have their February 10 contest against the Holmdel High School Hornets well in hand at the end of the third quarter. Leading 42-37, the Warriors looked to have a grip on the game, even after trading leads several times with the Hornets. […]

In-Person Township Meetings On Track To Return In January

In-Person Township Meetings On Track To Return In January

Assuming there isn’t a change in coronavirus guidelines from the state, the Township will return to in-person meetings in January. The Township Council will start the return to somewhat normal with its annual reorganization meeting on January 4, 2022. The mandate from Gov. Phil Murphy allowing for virtual meetings only expires at the end of […]

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