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Somerset County Freeholder Director Promises Aid For Bound Brook; Arson Suspect Arrested

In the wake of news of an arrest in the massive January 12 Bound Brook fire that destroyed nearly two blocks, the Somerset…

Township 19-Year-Old Charged With Murder Of New Brunswick Man

Township 19-Year-Old Charged With Murder Of New Brunswick Man

A 19-year-old township man faces a murder charge in connection with the death of Sharif Austin, 21, of New Brunswick, according to a…

Barker Road Shooting Under Investigation; No Reported Injuries

Barker Road Shooting Under Investigation; No Reported Injuries

Law enforcement authorities are investigating a shooting that occurred on Barker Road on December 30. There were no injuries in the shooting, just…

Updated: Four Rubin Family Members, Two Others, Charged With Running Retail Theft Ring

Updated: Four Rubin Family Members, Two Others, Charged With Running Retail Theft Ring

UPDATE: A Somerset County Grand Jury handed down indictments for the four Rubin family members and their two employees, the Somerset County Prosecutor’s…

Pedestrian Killed When Hit By Car On Amwell Road

Pedestrian Killed When Hit By Car On Amwell Road

Police are investigating a December 17 accident on Amwell Road that left one man dead. Police said that the man, who was not…

‘Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over’ Enforcement Campaign Underway

‘Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over’ Enforcement Campaign Underway

Somerset County law enforcement officials will once again participate in the annual “Drive Sober of Get Pulled Over” campaign now through January 1,…

Public Comments Invited In FTPD Accreditation Process

Public Comments Invited In FTPD Accreditation Process

Township residents will have a chance to weigh in on the performance of the FTPD on December 17. A team of assessors from…

Fatal Hempstead Drive Fire Under Investigation

Fatal Hempstead Drive Fire Under Investigation

One man was killed November 14 in an early afternoon fire in a Hempstead Drive apartment, authorities said. The fire is currently under…

North Brunswick Man Charged In Township Shooting

North Brunswick Man Charged In Township Shooting

A 31-year-old North Brunswick man has been arrested in connection with a Nov. 4 shooting on Somerset Street. Kasin A. Coffey was charged…

New Brunswick Man Shot On Somerset Street, Injury Not Life-Threatening

New Brunswick Man Shot On Somerset Street, Injury Not Life-Threatening

A 25-year-old New Brunswick man was shot in the morning of Nov. 4 on Somerset Street, according to a press release from the…

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Religion & Faith View all

A $7,000 donation to the Franklin Food bank highlighted the celebration of Eid-al-Fitr June 5 at the Masjid-e-Ali mosque on Cedar Grove Lane. Eid-al-Fitr is the celebration marking…

Members of the Masjid-e-Ali Mosque on Davidson Avenue are in the middle of celebrating their holy month of Ramadan and, as they do each year, they have issued…

It was delayed three days by constant rain, but the 2019 edition of the St. Matthias Carnival opened May 17 in almost perfect weather. There was a little…

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FHS Sports: Lady Warriors Avenge Earlier Loss, Beat Gil St. Bernard’s 51-47

FHS Sports: Lady Warriors Avenge Earlier Loss, Beat Gil St. Bernard’s 51-47

Three Lady Warriors scored in double-digits January 23 in the team’s 57-41 victory over Gil St. Bernard’s. The game was as close as the score…

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‘Winterfest’ Seeks To Educate About Census 2020

‘Winterfest’ Seeks To Educate About Census 2020

Somerset County brought its Census 2020 roadshow to the township on January 18, offering education under the guise of entertainment at one of the township schools. The event…

Kennedy Memorial Approved For JFK Boulevard

Kennedy Memorial Approved For JFK Boulevard

A 792-square-foort memorial to Pres. John F. Kennedy at a strip shopping plaza on John F. Kennedy Boulevard was approved January 15 by the Planning Board. The memorial…

Somerset County Park Commission to Recycle Christmas Trees

Somerset County Park Commission to Recycle Christmas Trees

The Somerset County Park Commission will be accepting natural Christmas trees for recycling through Friday, January 31. Somerset County residents may bring their tree to Colonial Park Gardens,…

Embattled Municipal Court Judge Rodriguez Not Reappointed By Council

Embattled Municipal Court Judge Rodriguez Not Reappointed By Council

A New Brunswick attorney who is under a state ethics investigation for comments he made to a defendant while serving as Franklin Township’s presiding Municipal Court judge was…

In the Schools View all

More Honors For ‘Hero’ Isla Glaser At School Board Meeting

More Honors For ‘Hero’ Isla Glaser At School Board Meeting

The 4-year-old township girl who is credited with saving her mother’s life in December received two honors at the January 23 Board of Education meeting.…

Warriors On The Academic Move

Township Resident, RVCC Professor, Wins Nursing Award

Elizabeth Avenue School Holds Second Annual ELA ‘World Series’

Project Graduation Fundraising Underway; Concession Volunteers Sought

Ying Hua Students, Brandywine Residents, Join For ‘International Peace Day’

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Budd Van Lines Participates In ‘Wreaths Across America’ Event

Budd Van Lines Participates In ‘Wreaths Across America’ Event

Submitted by Budd Van Lines. Somerset-based moving company Budd Van Lines on December 14 assisted in…

Unity Bank Donates $1,500 To Franklin Food Bank

Township Woman Named ‘NJ Realtor Of The Year’

BAM Desserts Formally Opens New Easton Avenue Store

Somerset Park Pharmacy Celebrates Opening Of PostNet Location

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Somerset County Golf Registration to Include Tee Time Service

Somerset County Golf Registration to Include Tee Time Service

The Somerset County Park Commission Golf Division has announced that all registration fees for 2020 will…

Park Commission Accepting Wedding Ceremony And Photo Reservations

Quail Brook Senior Center Announces January Schedule

Quail Brook Senior Center December Schedule

Quail Brook Senior Center November Schedule

Arts & Entertainment View all

Township Native Has Starring Role In ‘Newsies’ Production

Township Native Has Starring Role In ‘Newsies’ Production

Township native Kristen Seggio is performing a starring role in the White Plains Performing Arts Center’s…

Township Musician Showcased In RVCC Recital

SGS/HSC Players Set Alumni Cabaret

Student-Driven ‘Bound For Broadway’ Set To Debut At SGS