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FHS Graduate Sentenced To Nearly 7 Years In Prison For Role In Attacking U.S. Capitol Police Officer On Jan. 6, 2021

A 33-year-old Franklin High School graduate was sentenced January 27 to 80 months in jail for what prosecutors said was his part in…

Public Safety Director: Alleged Memphis Killing By Cops ‘Has Hurt Us All’

Public Safety Director: Alleged Memphis Killing By Cops ‘Has Hurt Us All’

The death of a 29-year-old Memphis man, allegedly by five Memphis police officers, has “hurt us all,” Franklin Township Public Safety Director Quovella…

‘Porch Pirates’ Busy At End Of 2022

‘Porch Pirates’ Busy At End Of 2022

So-called “porch pirates” – people who steal delivered packages from people’s porches – were busy in the township during the waning days of…

Car Thefts, Burglaries Usher Out 2022

Car Thefts, Burglaries Usher Out 2022

There were a rash of car thefts and burglaries to autos in the township during the last two weeks of the year, according…

Two People Injured In ‘Serious’ Easton Avenue Car Accident

Two People Injured In ‘Serious’ Easton Avenue Car Accident

Two people, including a township resident, were seriously injured and part of Easton Avenue was closed for eight hours early in the morning…

Township Man Injured In House Fire

Township Man Injured In House Fire

A 62-year-old township man was injured during a fire in his Arden Street home on December 29, police said. The man was treated…

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In yet another indication that the world is somewhat returning to normal, post-Covid, the St. Matthias School Home School Association held a full-fledged Holiday Craft Fair on December…

Update: The Zoning Board of Adjustment approved St. Sharbel’s application at its August 4 meeting. In a brief hearing, the Board was told that any concerns held by…

Submitted by St. Matthias Elementary School. St. Matthias Elementary School has been selected for the 2022 Best of Somerset Award in the Elementary School category by the Somerset…

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FHS Basketball: Warriors Smother Piscataway, 73-48

FHS Basketball: Warriors Smother Piscataway, 73-48

The Franklin High School Warriors basketball team extended their winning streak to six on January 31, dominating the Piscataway Superchiefs, 73-48. The game got off…

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Ordinance Banning Warehouses Will Need Public Hearing Re-Do

Ordinance Banning Warehouses Will Need Public Hearing Re-Do

A mistake in the public notice about the January 24 public hearing on the proposed zoning ordinance amendments banning new warehouse development in the township requires a second…

Eight Franklin Firefighters Graduate From Somerset County Fire Academy

Eight Franklin Firefighters Graduate From Somerset County Fire Academy

Eight Franklin firefighters who are committed to six departments in the township graduated from the Somerset County Fire Academy in Hillsborough on January 27. The ceremony was the…

Franklin Youth Center Holds ‘Pet Care Day’

Franklin Youth Center Holds ‘Pet Care Day’

A group of township middle schoolers got an introduction to some animals and learned the responsibilities of Franklin’s animal control officers at “Pet Care Day” hosted by the…

School Board Looking To Return To Temporary Classroom Trailers

School Board Looking To Return To Temporary Classroom Trailers

The Board of Education at its January 26 meeting agreed to submit a request to the state Department of Education to use trailers at five schools. The temporary…

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Elizabeth Avenue School Students Raise $500 For Franklin Food Bank

Elizabeth Avenue School Students Raise $500 For Franklin Food Bank

Students at Elizabeth Avenue Elementary School recently presented the Franklin Food Bank with a gift for the new year: a $500 check. The money was…

TEECS Robotics Teams Place In Virginia Tournament

Warriors On The Academic Move

Genesi Miles Named New Pine Grove Manor Principal

Pep Rally, Festivities Mark Franklin High School Homecoming

Claremont Elementary School Gets New Principal; School Board Makes Other Moves

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Resolutions Of Support Awarded To Six More Cannabis Companies

Resolutions Of Support Awarded To Six More Cannabis Companies

Another six state Cannabis Regulatory Commission applications for potential businesses in the township received resolutions of…

PNC Bank Supermarket Branches To Close In February

For Cannabis Store Owner, Partnering Is Key

Two More Cannabis Retail Applications Receive Council Resolutions

Weed Stalk Cannabis Store Owner’s Motto: Of Women, For Women

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Franklin Youth Center Holds ‘Pet Care Day’

Franklin Youth Center Holds ‘Pet Care Day’

A group of township middle schoolers got an introduction to some animals and learned the responsibilities…

January Virtual And In-Person Schedule For Quail Brook Senior Center

November Schedule Of Senior Citizen Center Activities Released

October Senior Citizen Schedule

Quail Brook Senior Center September Schedule

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Franklin Arts Group Gets NEA Grant

Franklin Arts Group Gets NEA Grant

A township-based arts organization was one of six in the county which received grants from the…

Township Musician Performs With RVCC Student Jazz Ensemble

Rose Day Festival Is Set For Colonial Park

SGS/HSC Players Ready Tribute To ‘Peanuts’