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J&J Vaccine Pause Hits Home In Franklin

J&J Vaccine Pause Hits Home In Franklin

The decision to pause the distribution of the so-called “Johnson & Johnson” coronavirus vaccine is being felt in Franklin Township. A Somerset County run pop-up vaccination site in the township, which featured the J&J vaccine, lies dormant, and at least one small business is left with doses of the vaccine that expire in about a […]

Coronavirus Update: Six More Positive Cases

Coronavirus Update: Six More Positive Cases

Six more Franklin residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on April 12. That brings to 5,554 the number of residents who have tested positive for the virus since mid-March 2020. The deaths of 201 Franklin residents have been attributed to the virus, OEM reported. Note: These are the […]

Coronavirus Update: 81 New Cases Over Weekend

Coronavirus Update: 81 New Cases Over Weekend

Another 81 Franklin residents tested positive for the coronavirus over the weekend, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on April 11. There were 39 new cases reported April 9, 23 new cases reported April 10 and 19 new cases reported April 11, OEM reported. That brings to 5,548 the number of Franklin residents who […]

Coronavirus Update: 30 More Positive Cases

Coronavirus Update: 30 More Positive Cases

Another 30 Franklin residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on April 8. That brings to 5,467 the number of Franklin residents who have tested positive for the virus since mid-March 2020, OEM reported. The deaths of 201 Franklin residents have been attributed to the virus, OEM reported. […]

Township COVID-19 Vaccination Site Gets Off To Brisk Start

Township COVID-19 Vaccination Site Gets Off To Brisk Start

County health officials expected nearly 200 doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine to be distributed at the township’s satellite vaccination site on April 7. There’s another 200 doses awaiting ready arms at the site, located in the old K-Mart parking lot in Rutgers Plaza, on April 8. The Somerset County Commissioners, led by […]

Coronavirus Update: 10 More Positive Cases

Coronavirus Update: 10 More Positive Cases

Another 10 Franklin residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on April 7. That brings to 5,437 the number of Franklin residents who have tested positive for the virus since mid-March 2020, OEM reported. The deaths of 201 Franklin residents have been attributed to teh virus, OEM reported. […]

Coronavirus Update: One More Virus-Related Death

Coronavirus Update: One More Virus-Related Death

The death of another township resident has been attributed to the coronavirus, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on April 6. That brings to 201 the number of Franklin residents’ deaths which have been attributed to the virus, OEM reported. Another 27 township residents tested positive for the virus, OEM reported. That brings to […]

Updated: Rutgers Plaza Tagged As County Coronavirus Vaccination Clinic Site

Updated: Rutgers Plaza Tagged As County Coronavirus Vaccination Clinic Site

Update: The vaccination clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on April 7 and 8. Appointments must be made, and can be, only through the state COVID portal at https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/vaccine. Original Story: Rutgers Plaza on Easton Avenue will be a Somerset County operated COVID-19 vaccination clinic. The vaccinations will start “soon,” Mayor […]

Coronavirus Update: 102 New Cases Over Weekend

Coronavirus Update: 102 New Cases Over Weekend

Another 102 Franklin residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, the township Office of Emergency Management reported. The OEM reported that there were 36 new cases on April 2, 30 new cases on April 3, eight new cases on April 4 and 32 cases reported on April 5. That brings to 5,400 the number of […]

Kramer: Township Caught In State Covid ‘Third Wave’

Kramer: Township Caught In State Covid ‘Third Wave’

The number of township residents testing positive for the coronavirus shows that Franklin is an active part of the “third wave” of virus infections recently declared by state officials. That’s the word from Mayor Phil Kramer, who has been tracking data behind the virus’ affect on Franklin residents. “I guess I could have called this […]