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Township Council Hears 2020 Requests In Final Budget Hearing

Township Council Hears 2020 Requests In Final Budget Hearing

The Franklin Township Police Department presented the Township Council with nearly $3 million in budget wish-list requests at the Council’s second budget hearing on February 18. The requests were for upgrades to the department’s radio system, new cars and a new mobile command center. The Council heard from other departments at the annual event, including […]

Fodor: Crime Suppression Team Making Dozens Of Arrests

Fodor: Crime Suppression Team Making Dozens Of Arrests

A special “crime suppression team” comprised of township and county detectives made nearly three dozen arrests in January, the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives said during a town hall meeting on February 4. Chief of Detectives John Fodor, who is also serving as the Franklin Township Police Department’s senior officer, made the statement […]

Township Violence Is Topic Of Town Hall Meeting

Township Violence Is Topic Of Town Hall Meeting

Ways to stem the kind of violence that has recently resulted in shooting deaths in the township will be the topic of a town hall meeting set for 6 p.m. February 4 at Franklin Middle School – Hamilton Street Campus, 415 Francis Street. The meeting was called by Township Councilman Carl Wright (D-Ward 4), who […]

County Democratic Committee’s Black Caucus Celebrates Black History Month

County Democratic Committee’s Black Caucus Celebrates Black History Month

Township resident and Somerset County Freeholder Director Shanel Robinson was one of two African-American trailblazers honored Feb. 1 by the Somerset County Democratic Committee’s Black Caucus during its Black History Month celebration. Robinson is the first African-American woman to serve as a Freeholder, and the first to serve as that body’s director. Also honored during […]

Ban Of Single-Use Plastic, Paper Bags Discussed By Township Council

Ban Of Single-Use Plastic, Paper Bags Discussed By Township Council

A township ban on single-use plastic and paper bags, Styrofoam food containers and single-use straws – Somerset County’s first, if enacted – was the subject of a more than two-hour discussion at the January 28 Township Council meeting. At the heart of the discussion was a draft ordinance prepared by Councilman Ted Chase (D-Ward 1). […]

Central Jersey College Prep Charter School Wins Diversity Award

Central Jersey College Prep Charter School Wins Diversity Award

Sponsored Content. CJCP has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded young women’s access to AP computer science courses. Out of the 20,000 institutions that offer AP courses, 818 achieved […]

Hundreds Attend Annual ‘Franklin Community Breakfast’ To Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Raise Scholarship Money

Hundreds Attend Annual ‘Franklin Community Breakfast’ To Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Raise Scholarship Money

Education can be a method to manifest Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of a “just society,” the state’s education commissioner said January 20. Lamont Repollet, the Franklin resident who was elevated from Asbury Park schools Superintendent to state Education Commissioner by Gov. Phil Murphy, challenged the more than 500 attendees of the annual Franklin […]

Murder Of Township 20-Year-Old Woman May Have Been Mistaken Identity

Murder Of Township 20-Year-Old Woman May Have Been Mistaken Identity

The 20-year-old township woman killed in her car in October may have been mistaken for another person, prosecutors said in announcing the arrest of a suspect on January 8. A 19-year-old Franklin Boulevard man was arrested and charged with 1st Degree Murder in the shooting death of Monserret Noyola-Narvaez, according to a press release from […]

Township Council Reorganizes; Onyejiaka Named Deputy Mayor

Township Council Reorganizes; Onyejiaka Named Deputy Mayor

Township Councilman Charles Onyejiaka made history January 6 when he became the first West African to be voted in as Deputy Mayor. Onyejiaka (D-Ward 3), has been a member of the Council since 2016, when he was selected to fill the one-year unexpired term of Mayor Phil Kramer, after Kramer’s ascension to the mayor’s seat. […]

SomCo Prosecutor: We Won’t Allow Violence To Continue

SomCo Prosecutor: We Won’t Allow Violence To Continue

The Somerset County Prosecutor told a responsive audience at a local church January 5 that local and county law enforcement will not allow the recent spate of gun violence in the township to continue. Prosecutor Michael Robertson’s remarks were made during the 10 a.m. prayer service at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, and came […]