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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…

One Firefighter Injured In Fire at Willow Creek Rehab Center

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…

Five New Police Officers – Four Franklin Natives – Sworn In At Council Meeting

Five New Police Officers – Four Franklin Natives – Sworn In At Council Meeting

Five new Franklin Township Police officers – two of whom are graduates of the Youth Police Academy – were ceremoniously sworn in at…

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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…

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…

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FR&A Sports: New FHS Girls’ Flag Football Team Gets First Win

FR&A Sports: New FHS Girls’ Flag Football Team Gets First Win

Iyanna Cotten broke through for an 80-yard touchdown run April 10 to help propel the newly minted Franklin High School girls’ flag football team to…

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2024 Township Budget Carries Tax Increase

2024 Township Budget Carries Tax Increase

Skyrocketing mandated costs are behind a small municipal portion tax increase included in the Township Council’s 2023 budget. Final numbers weren’t available at the April 9 Township Council…

Opposition From Liquor Store Owners Kills Proposed Regulation Change

Opposition From Liquor Store Owners Kills Proposed Regulation Change

An ordinance that would have eliminated the requirement that liquor stores be located at least 2,000 feet from each other was defeated at the April 9 Township Council…

Township Council OKs Construction Program Partnership With Board Of Education

Township Council OKs Construction Program Partnership With Board Of Education

With an enrollment-based “guardrail” in place, the Township Council on April 9 voted to partner with the Board of Education to offer some Franklin High School students training…

Zoning Board Holds First Hearing On Rutgers Plaza Apartment Building Proposal

Zoning Board Holds First Hearing On Rutgers Plaza Apartment Building Proposal

Township residents packed the Council Chamber on April 4 for the first of what promises to be several Zoning Board of Adjustment hearings on a proposal to convert…

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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 Band Club who recently spent an afternoon helping local…

Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School Robotics Heads To World Championships

Mental Health Of Black Youth Focus Of Program

Warriors On The Academic Move

School District Receives $175,000 In State Construction Aid

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

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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 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