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  • School Board Names New Hillcrest Principal
    NEW PRINCIPAL – Lorri Vaccaro speaks to the Board of Education after she was named the new principal of Hillcrest Elementary School. Hillcrest Elementary School has a new principal. Lorri Vaccaro, a […]
  • Township Man Convicted Of 2022 Beating
    A 19-year-old township man was convicted on May 10 of a charge related to the 2022 beating of a man on Hamilton Street. Yahmir Brown was convicted of 2nd Degree Aggravated Assault, according to a […]
  • Easton Avenue Issues Subject Of Community Forum
    STREET WOES – Township Councilman James Vassanella said that he’s noticed that since Covid, overall conditions on the Easton Avenue corridor have declined. Some short-term “fixes” […]
  • Assemblyman Danielsen Sets Mobile Office Visits
    State Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) will bring his mobile office to two township library branches in June. The mobile office will be at the library’s Franklin Park branch at 64 Clover Place […]
  • Somerset County Juneteenth Committee Hosts Juneteenth Parade
    Building on the success of previous year’s parade, the Somerset County Juneteenth Committee will celebrate Juneteenth with a Juneteenth Parade at 11 a.m. June 15. The Grand Marshalls for this year’s […]

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Township Man Convicted Of 2022 Beating

A 19-year-old township man was convicted on May 10 of a charge related to the 2022 beating of a man on Hamilton Street.…

Hundreds Of Police Officers Leave Franklin For Police Unity Tour

Hundreds Of Police Officers Leave Franklin For Police Unity Tour

Four Franklin Township police officers were among nearly 400 men and women in blue who assembled in front of the Public Safety Building…

Updated: Single-Car Crash Results In Death

Updated: Single-Car Crash Results In Death

Update: The person killed in the crash was identified as 31-year-old Franklin Township resident Kristen Drayton. One person was killed and a section…

FTPD Police Log For April 7-27, 2024

FTPD Police Log For April 7-27, 2024

04/07/2024 A 34-year-old New Brunswick woman was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of Long Beach Twp., NJ during a motor vehicle stop.…

Franklin Township Police Log For March 31 To April 6, 2024

Franklin Township Police Log For March 31 To April 6, 2024

03/31/2024 A Somerset resident was the victim of a burglary during the overnight hours in the area of Pear Tree Ln. The unknown…

Willingboro Man Charged With Theft Of $9,300 In Lottery Tickets

Willingboro Man Charged With Theft Of $9,300 In Lottery Tickets

A 41-year-old Willingboro man was charged April 4 with stealing $9,300 worth of lottery tickets from an Easton Avenue convenience store. Police were…

Highland Park Man Faces Attempted Murder Charge For Hamilton Street Stabbing

Highland Park Man Faces Attempted Murder Charge For Hamilton Street Stabbing

A 61-year-old Highland Park man was arrested March 26 for attempted murder and other charges related to the stabbing of a New Brunswick…

Police: Township Resident Scammed Out Of $600,000

Police: Township Resident Scammed Out Of $600,000

A township resident was scammed out of more than $600,000 earlier this month, police said. The resident, who was not named, told police…

Police Log for Feb. 25 To March 9, 2024

Police Log for Feb. 25 To March 9, 2024

02/25/2024 A Somerset resident was the victim of fraudulent activity on 02/23/24. The victim received a scam phone call from an alleged chief…

Second Man Arrested In Connection With 2023 Murder Of Township Resident

Second Man Arrested In Connection With 2023 Murder Of Township Resident

Police have arrested a second person in the 2023 murder of a 46-year-old township man. The man, a 44-year-old Brooklyn, N.Y. resident, was…

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Submitted by the Care For Creation Student Ministry Green Army Team St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Forane Church in Somerset, New Jersey, embraced Earth Day with a series…

Representatives of multiple faith traditions gathered at Masjid-e-Ali on Cedar Grove Lane March 22 for the mosque’s annual Intra- and Interfaith Iftar. The event is held during Ramadan,…

A pre-Ramadan celebration was held March 9 at the township library by a local organization whose mission is to “shine a light on Islam in the Franklin Township…

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…

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FHS Sports: Warriors Best Hillsborough, 6-3

FHS Sports: Warriors Best Hillsborough, 6-3

Junior Mike Schiermeyer and Sophomore Stanley Madera went 3-for-3 May 20 in the Franklin High School baseball team’s 6-3 defeat of Hillsborough High School. Franklin…

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School Board Names New Hillcrest Principal

School Board Names New Hillcrest Principal

Hillcrest Elementary School has a new principal. Lorri Vaccaro, a veteran principal from the M orris school district, was named by the Board of Education May 23 to…

Easton Avenue Issues Subject Of Community Forum

Easton Avenue Issues Subject Of Community Forum

Some short-term “fixes” to Easton Avenue traffic issues my be put in place before major reconstruction work is set to begin later this decade. That was the upshot…

Assemblyman Danielsen Sets Mobile Office Visits

Assemblyman Danielsen Sets Mobile Office Visits

State Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) will bring his mobile office to two township library branches in June. The mobile office will be at the library’s Franklin Park branch…

Somerset County Juneteenth Committee Hosts Juneteenth Parade

Somerset County Juneteenth Committee Hosts Juneteenth Parade

Building on the success of previous year’s parade, the Somerset County Juneteenth Committee will celebrate Juneteenth with a Juneteenth Parade at 11 a.m. June 15. The Grand Marshalls…

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Township Resident Leads SomCo VoTech In Bringing Music To Bridgeway

Township Resident Leads SomCo VoTech In Bringing Music To Bridgeway

A township woman was among the members of the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School…

Quail Brook Senior Center March Schedule

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

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Raritan Valley Symphonic Band Sets April 28 For Concert At FHS

Raritan Valley Symphonic Band Sets April 28 For Concert At FHS

The Raritan Valley Symphonic Band celebrates the 40th anniversary of their first concert at their annual…

Raritan Valley Symphonic Band Returns To Franklin High School

Community Art Show Exhibits Residents’ Talents

‘Walking The Old Boonton Line’ Topic Of Library Program