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Coronavirus Update: 38 New Cases Over Last 48 Hours

Coronavirus Update: 38 New Cases Over Last 48 Hours

Another 38 Franklin residents tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 48 hours, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on March 1. There were 26 new cases reported on February 28, and 12 new cases reported on March 1, OEM reported. That brings to 4,555 the number of Franklin residents who have tested […]

Coronavirus Update: One More Death In last 48 Hours

Coronavirus Update: One More Death In last 48 Hours

Another Franklin resident’s death has been attributed to the coronavirus, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on February 27. Another 36 Franklin residents have tested positive for the virus in that time, OEM reported. OEM reported 12 new cases on February 26, and 24 new cases and one more death on February 27. That […]

FHS Warriors Basketball Team Falls To Watchung Hills, 52-36

FHS Warriors Basketball Team Falls To Watchung Hills, 52-36

The Franklin High School Warriors basketball team played hard in their February 27 game against Watching Hills, but sometimes you need a little luck, too. And luck was not on the Warriors’ bench that day, with shots that would have dropped any other day circling or bouncing off the rim. In the end, the Warriors […]

Claremont Road School To Go Solar

Claremont Road School To Go Solar

Claremont Road School’s electricity will soon be supplied via solar energy, thanks to a decision made February 25 by the Board of Education. The Board voted to approve an $813,501 contract for the solar installation to EZNERGY NJ of Brick. The solar panels will be installed on the school’s roof. Board member Ed Potosnak said […]

School Board Gets Clean Bill Of Financial Health

School Board Gets Clean Bill Of Financial Health

The school district’s 2020 financial reporting was given the thumb’s-up on February 25 by district auditors. Districts must conduct audits of their financial reports each year, and a report submitted to the Board of Education along with a list of recommendations, if any. District auditor Gary Vinci told the Board at their meeting that he […]

School Board Approves Racial Equity Plan

School Board Approves Racial Equity Plan

It was not unanimous, but the Board of Education on February 25 approved a four-year plan designed to attack systemic racism in the district. The plan is an outgrowth of the board’s anti-racism policy and 2021 goals – which addressed eradicating White supremacy in the township – adopted in the summer of 2020. As she […]

Coronavirus Update: Eight New Cases

Coronavirus Update: Eight New Cases

Eight more Franklin residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on February 25. That brings to 4,481 the number of Franklin residents who have tested positive for the virus since mid-March, OEM reported. The deaths of 194 Franklin residents have been attributed to the virus, OEM reported. Note: These […]

Coronavirus Update: 10 More New Cases

Coronavirus Update: 10 More New Cases

Another 10 Franklin residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on February 24. That brings to 4,473 the number of Franklin residents who have tested positive for the virus since mid-March, OEM reported. The deaths of 194 township residents have been attributed to the virus, OEM reported. Note: These […]

Township Council: FTPD Getting More Diverse, More Work To Be Done

Township Council: FTPD Getting More Diverse, More Work To Be Done

The Franklin Township Police Department has become more diverse over the past several years, but it still has a ways to go before it reflects the demographics of the township, township officials said on February 23. Demographic statistics of the department were reviewed during the Township Council’s virtual meeting by Councilwoman Crystal Pruitt (D-At Large). […]

FHS Cheer Squad Seniors Honored

FHS Cheer Squad Seniors Honored

The seniors on the Franklin High School cheer squad were honored in a ceremony on February 24. The five seniors are Jennifer Ayube, Captain/Base; Juliana Ciccone, Captain/Base; Karalyn Cornell, Captain/Flyer; Declan Gordon, Unified Cheer, and Joe Wood, Unified Cheer. Cheer head coach Lauren Francis told the parents assembled in the FHS gymnasium that because this […]

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