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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 […]

Enviro Commissioner: Require ‘No Idling’ Signs At Township Warehouses

Enviro Commissioner: Require ‘No Idling’ Signs At Township Warehouses

A township Environmental Commissioner wants stricter enforcement of the state’s anti-idling laws at township warehouses. Commissioner Arnold Schmidt will write a recommendation to the Township Council, with the backing of his fellow Commissioners, asking that developers and owners of warehouses be required to install “No Idling” signs wherever trucks are located on the properties. A […]

Councilwoman Pruitt Gives Emotional Speech To Her Community

Councilwoman Pruitt Gives Emotional Speech To Her Community

An emotional Crystal Pruitt on April 27 gave voice to the anxiety over the issue of police violence normally felt by people of color and exacerbated after the verdict in the case of a white former Minneapolis police officer found guilty of killing an unarmed Black man. The At-Large Councilwoman, head of the Council’s public […]

CJCP Charter School Supports Unity Square Community Center

CJCP Charter School Supports Unity Square Community Center

Sponsored Content, submitted by Central Jersey College Prep Charter School. Central Jersey College Prep Charter School (CJCP) announced that students, teachers, parents, and staff joined together and organized a Spring Food Drive that benefited Unity Square Community Center. Today’s announcement comes on the heels of a recent project to support the Franklin Township Food Bank.  Michele Gil, […]

Slight Tax Decrease In Proposed Township 2021 Budget

Slight Tax Decrease In Proposed Township 2021 Budget

Township property owners will see a slight decrease in the municipal portion of their 2021 property taxes under the $63.2 million budget introduced by the Township Council at its April 13 virtual meeting. The $63,243,699.96 budget – which weighs in $274,513.76 less than the 2020 budget – is powered by a local tax levy of […]

Township Council All In For Offering All Types Of Legal Weed Licenses

Township Council All In For Offering All Types Of Legal Weed Licenses

The Township Council on March 23 gave the high sign to supporting all six of the licenses that will be available for the budding legal marijuana industry in New Jersey. Council members unanimously supported a motion made by Councilwoman Kimberly Francois (D-At Large) to introduce and pass ordinances allowing for licenses for the cultivation, manufacturing, […]

Township Slated To Receive Nearly $7 Million From Federal COVID Relief Program

Township Slated To Receive Nearly $7 Million From Federal COVID Relief Program

Franklin Township is in line to receive more than $6.8 million in direct, flexible aid through the recently passed federal American Rescue Plan. Franklin’s $6,819,531.17 is the largest amount of the aid earmarked for any Somerset County town, according to a joint press release issued by U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez. Somerset County […]