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  • In Your Opinion: Anti-Biden Sign Is Abuse Of First Amendment
    By Ron Jordan. The Bill of Rights is the cornerstone of our Constitution, and the First Amendment is the foundation it sits on. Unfortunately, free speech can be abused and that’s what’s happening on […]
  • In Your Opinion: Political Sign Is Divisive
    By Bob LaCorte and Chris Kelly. To the Editor, We are writing to express our deep concern regarding a recent incident of intolerance that has occurred within our community. It has come to our […]
  • No Injuries In Ambrose Street Fire
    Fire officials are investigating the cause of a February 29 blaze in an Ambrose Street home that displaced its residents. There were no reported injuries in the fire, according to a press release […]
  • Township Council Approves Grant For Health Clinic
    HEALTH CLINIC COMING – Township Manager Robert Vornlocker said the proposed Zufall health clinic on the campus of Franklin Middle School – Hamilton Street campus will eventually be expanded to […]
  • Township Residents Honored At Council Meeting
    FIREFIGHTER HONORED – Senior Fire Marshal Charles Maria holds his commendation at the February 27 Township Council meeting. Two township residents received commendations for their volunteer work at […]

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One Firefighter Injured In Fire at Willow Creek Rehab Center

One firefighter was injured March 1 in a fire at Willow Creek Rehabilitation and Care Center on Easton Avenue. More than 100 firefighters…

No Injuries In Ambrose Street Fire

No Injuries In Ambrose Street Fire

Fire officials are investigating the cause of a February 29 blaze in an Ambrose Street home that displaced its residents. There were no…

Safety Tips Offered In Virtual Town Hall

Safety Tips Offered In Virtual Town Hall

Tips on staying safe in the wake of an uptick statewide of car thefts and home burglaries were given during a virtual town…

Georgia Man Convicted Of Shooting Woman Near Hotel

Georgia Man Convicted Of Shooting Woman Near Hotel

A 40-year-old Georgia man was recently found guilty of attempted murder in the 2022 shooting of a woman near a Worlds Fair Drive…

Township Man Charged With Child Endangerment

Township Man Charged With Child Endangerment

A 28-year-old township man was arrested late last year after he was allegedly found with more than 1,000 videos and photos of child…

Police Searching For Missing Youths

Police Searching For Missing Youths

Franklin Township Police are seeking the public’s help in their search for two missing boys. The boys, one 9-years-old and the other 11-years-old,…

No Injuries In Hamilton Street Building Fire

No Injuries In Hamilton Street Building Fire

There were no reported injuries January 20 in a fire that started in the basement in a Hamilton Street building, police said. Police…

Reported Cries For Help Spur Hours-Long Police Search Along D&R Canal

Reported Cries For Help Spur Hours-Long Police Search Along D&R Canal

UPDATE: FTPD Lt. Vincent Wilson said on January 20 that no one was reported missing, and that the search has concluded. A man’s…

FTPD: If You See Suspicious Activity, Report It

FTPD: If You See Suspicious Activity, Report It

Franklin Township Police remind the public to report any suspicious activity to authorities. The reminder comes in the wake of a number of…

FTPD Issues Tips To Prevent Home Burglaries

FTPD Issues Tips To Prevent Home Burglaries

With home burglaries becoming a statewide issue, the Franklin Township Police Department has issued a series of tips to help township residents stay…

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The inaugural Muslim Heritage Month celebration in the township – called Noor Night – attracted hundreds of people to the Senior/Community Center in the Municipal Complex on January…

Plans for a $15 million, 60,000-square-foot Islamic center – including a mosque, a boarding school, and a state-of-the-art gym – with 400 parking spaces are being laid by…

There will be an increased presence of township police around schools, houses of worship and community centers starting today in light of the call for violence against Jews…

The Rabbi of Temple Beth El on Hamilton Street told his congregation that hatred of all Palestinians is not the productive response to the terror attacks carried out…

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FHS Sports: Boys’, Girls’ Basketball Teams Win First Round NJSIAA Sectional Games

FHS Sports: Boys’, Girls’ Basketball Teams Win First Round NJSIAA Sectional Games

The Franklin High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams won back-to-back NJSIAA Section II, Group IV tournament opening games February 21. In the first game,…

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Township Council Approves Grant For Health Clinic

Township Council Approves Grant For Health Clinic

A partnership between the Township and Board of Education that will result in a health clinic on a school campus came one step closer to fruition at the…

Township Residents Honored At Council Meeting

Two township residents received commendations for their volunteer work at the February 27 Township Council meeting. Charles Maria, the Township’s Senior Fire Marshal, was honored for his volunteer…

‘Operation Great Expectations’ Mentoring Program Gets Kudos From School Board

‘Operation Great Expectations’ Mentoring Program Gets Kudos From School Board

A high school mentoring program with claims of reducing the number of “behavior infractions” in schools was given a pat on the back by the Board of Education…

First Step Taken By BOE To Use Middlebush School As Pre-School Center

First Step Taken By BOE To Use Middlebush School As Pre-School Center

The Board of Education on February 22 took the first step in reclaiming the former Middlebush School building as a school. The Board agreed to give district administrators…

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Warriors On The Academic Move

Warriors On The Academic Move

Emerson College student Sasha Salins from Franklin Park is named to the College’s Dean’s List for the Fall 2023 semester. The requirement to make Dean’s…

School District Receives $175,000 In State Construction Aid

TEECS Senior One Of Six ‘Inspirational Women’ Essay Contest Winners

Warriors On The Academic Move

Warriors On The Academic Move

‘Doc’ Gooden Visits Students At FMS -Sampson G Smith Campus

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Quail Brook Senior Center March Schedule

Quail Brook Senior Center March Schedule

QUAIL BROOK SENIOR CENTER 625 New Brunswick Road Somerset, NJ 08873 732-563-4213 Bingocize with Deborah –…

Quail Brook Senior Center February Schedule

FR&A Man Of The Year: Derek Smith, Franklin Food Bank Executive Director

Quail Brook Senior Center January Schedule

Quail Brook Senior Center December Schedule

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Raritan Valley Symphonic Band Returns To Franklin High School

Raritan Valley Symphonic Band Returns To Franklin High School

Submitted by the Raritan Valley Symphonic Band. The Raritan Valley Symphonic Band returns to Franklin to…

Community Art Show Exhibits Residents’ Talents

‘Walking The Old Boonton Line’ Topic Of Library Program

‘Disney’s Descendants: The Musical’ Ready For The Spotlight At FHS