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In Your Opinion: So. Middlebush Road Temple Ignores Township Master Plan

In Your Opinion: So. Middlebush Road Temple Ignores Township Master Plan

Submitted by Arnold Schmidt. In reference to the proposed South Middlebush Road Dada Bhagwan Vignan Institute project, I have the following questions: 1) How does clear-cutting a mature dense tree stand (up to 12 acres) benefit the people of Franklin by the applicant paying into our tree fund and/or planting a few trees to satisfy […]

Life Story: Catherine Wandzilak, 94; Longtime Sts. Peter & Paul Church Volunteer

Life Story: Catherine Wandzilak, 94; Longtime Sts. Peter & Paul Church Volunteer

Mrs. Catherine Wandzilak passed away on May 6 in Venice, Florida. She was 94 years old. Mrs. Wandzilak was born in Brooklyn, NY. She was raised in Oneida, PA and moved to New Brunswick in 1968. She also resided in Franklin Township for many years before moving to Venice, Florida in 2015. Mrs. Wandzilak was […]

Life Story: Agnes M. Yashinski, 92; Worked At Former Gina’s Bakery

Life Story: Agnes M. Yashinski, 92; Worked At Former Gina’s Bakery

Agnes M. Yashinski, 92, passed away on May 8 at home. Born and raised in Shamokin, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Edward Jones and Melissa Madara Jones. She moved to New Brunswick in 1957. She lived in Franklin Township before moving to be with her family in Maryland. Agnes was an active and devout […]

East Franklin Firehouse, Canal Walk New COVID Vaccination Sites

East Franklin Firehouse, Canal Walk New COVID Vaccination Sites

Pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held on May 11 at the East Franklin Firehouse and Canal Walk community room. The join the drive-through vaccination site at Rutgers Plaza, on Easton Avenue, which will operate from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 14. The vaccine offered at all township sites will be the Johnson […]

Traffic Engineer: Proposed South Middlebush Road Temples Won’t Affect Traffic

Traffic Engineer: Proposed South Middlebush Road Temples Won’t Affect Traffic

Two proposed temples targeted for opposite sides of South Middlebush Road won’t have a negative affect on traffic, the Zoning Board of Adjustment was told on May 6. The Board’s hearing was for one of the proposed temples, the Dada Bhagwan Vignan Institute, a 21,000-square-foot temple proposed for a plot of land next to Snyder’s […]

Coronavirus Update: 10 New Positive Cases

Coronavirus Update: 10 New Positive Cases

Another 10 Franklin residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on May 6. That brings to 5,950 the number of Franklin residents who have tested positive for the virus since mid-March 2020, OEM reporter. The deaths of 203 Franklin residents have been attributed to the virus. Note: These are […]

Venus Jewelers: We Will Reopen, Replace All Customers’ Stolen Items

Venus Jewelers: We Will Reopen, Replace All Customers’ Stolen Items

The owners of a township jewelry store burglarized on April 26 have vowed to reopen and make good on any of their customers’ items that were stolen. Venus Jewelers in Rutgers Plaza was burglarized early in the morning of April 26. Neither township police nor the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office have released any information thus […]

Coronavirus Update: 15 New Cases

Coronavirus Update: 15 New Cases

Another 15 Franklin residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on May 5. That brings to 5,940 the number of Franklin residents who have tested positive for the virus since mid-March 2020, OEM reported. The deaths of 203 township residents have been attributed to the virus, OEM reported. […]

RCDCU Prostate Cancer-Awareness Ride Signup Begins

RCDCU Prostate Cancer-Awareness Ride Signup Begins

Registration is open for the 2021 Renaissance Cyclists Defeating Cancer United bike tour to raise money for prostate cancer screening. The ride will take place virtually, due to COVID-19 restrictions, on September 18 and 19. Registration prices for the event range from $10 for the 3-mile ride walk, to $25 for the 10-mile ride to […]

Planning Board Approves Warehouse, Subdivision For Library Branch

Planning Board Approves Warehouse, Subdivision For Library Branch

The township Planning Board on May 5 approved several applications, including one for a warehouse on Cottontail Lane and a property subdivision for a proposed township library branch. The 100,125-square-foot warehouse targeted for current vacant land could hold one or two tenants, the Planning Board was told. Situate don a seven-acre lot, the warehouse property […]

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