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Coronavirus Update: Four More Positive Test Results

Coronavirus Update: Four More Positive Test Results

Four more Franklin residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on September 19. That brings to 1,544 the number of township residents who have tested positive for the virus since mid-March, OEM reported. The number of Franklin residents’ deaths attributed to the virus remains at 138, the OEM […]

School Board Interviews Two Candidates To Fill Vacant Seat

School Board Interviews Two Candidates To Fill Vacant Seat

A newcomer and a former school board member are contending to fill a short-term vacancy on the Board of Education. The Board of Education interviewed the two – newcomer Dennis Hopkins and former board member Christine Danielsen – at a special meeting on September 17. The unfinished three-month term occurred when former board member Michelle […]

New Brunswick Birthday Party Shooting Leaves Two Township Residents Dead

New Brunswick Birthday Party Shooting Leaves Two Township Residents Dead

Update: A ninth victim of the shooting has come forward, the MCPO reported on Sept. 14. The person, who was not named, suffered minor injuries that did not require hospitalization. A GoFundMe account has been set up to defray the funeral costs for Robinson, who was the father of a 2-year-old girl. The page can […]

Canal Walk Mask Makers Donate To Elizabeth Avenue School Students And Staff

Canal Walk Mask Makers Donate To Elizabeth Avenue School Students And Staff

Students and staff of Elizabeth Avenue School will have a surprise waiting for them when (if?) they return to school for in-person learning at the end of November: about 500 reusable face masks. The masks are the gift of the Canal Walk Mask Makers, a group of residents from the active-adult community in the township […]

First Day Of Township ‘Virtual’ School Gets Mixed Reviews

First Day Of Township ‘Virtual’ School Gets Mixed Reviews

The first day of (virtual) school in the township was met with mixed reviews by parents and the district administration. Students in the traditional township schools began the 2020-21 school year on September 8 by firing up their Chromebooks and settling down in their work spaces, as opposed to grabbing their backpacks and running out […]

FTPD Opens New Community Relations Bureau On Hamilton Street

FTPD Opens New Community Relations Bureau On Hamilton Street

The Franklin Township Police department started a three-day celebration of its new Hamilton Street Community Relations Bureau on September 1. Helping out with the celebration was FTPD PBA Local 145 and the Week of The People organization, which partnered to give local students school supplies in backpacks. The new bureau is located at 935 Hamilton […]

Large Number Of Teachers Requesting Leave Prompted Ditching Of In-Person School Plan

Large Number Of Teachers Requesting Leave Prompted Ditching Of In-Person School Plan

The prospect of having more than 125 of the district’s roughly 800 certificated teachers not show up in the classrooms on a daily basis this Fall forced school officials’ hands in deciding against the planned in-person option for most of Franklin public school students. The district shelved its hybrid plan, which called for half of […]

Proposed Single-Use Plastic Ban Readied, But Its Fate Uncertain

Proposed Single-Use Plastic Ban Readied, But Its Fate Uncertain

A proposed township ban on most single-use plastics is ready after months of work, but the question of whether the Township Council will entertain it remains open. The township’s Environmental Commission spent hours over the last six months agonizing over what would be included in the proposed ordinance, finally settling on most single-use bags, polystyrene […]

Central Jersey College Prep Charter School Offers In-Person and Virtual Summer School

Central Jersey College Prep Charter School Offers In-Person and Virtual Summer School

Sponsored Content submitted by Central Jersey College Prep Charter School. The Central Jersey College Prep Charter School is offering a targeted summer program for all students to meet their individual needs and help to limit summer regression for all students. All summer programs run from Monday, July 13 – Friday, August 21, and will be […]