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RCDCU Prostate Cancer-Awareness Ride Signup Begins

RCDCU Prostate Cancer-Awareness Ride Signup Begins

Registration is open for the 2021 Renaissance Cyclists Defeating Cancer United bike tour to raise money for prostate cancer screening. The ride will take place virtually, due to COVID-19 restrictions, on September 18 and 19. Registration prices for the event range from $10 for the 3-mile ride walk, to $25 for the 10-mile ride to […]

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 […]

Updated: FHS Principal Likely To Move On To Princeton HS

Updated: FHS Principal Likely To Move On To Princeton HS

Update: The Princeton Board of Education formally appointed Frank Chmiel as its new high school principal at its April 27 meeting. Chmiel will start the $164,000 position on July 1. In a press release about the appointment, Princeton interim schools Superintendent Barry Galasso said that Chmiel was chosen from among more than 12 candidates and […]

FMS Hamilton Street Campus Pivots To Remote Learning Following Multiple COVID-19 Occurrences

FMS Hamilton Street Campus Pivots To Remote Learning Following Multiple COVID-19 Occurrences

Franklin Middle School’s Hamilton Street campus will switch to remote-learning only April 22 after the coronavirus recently affected six staff members. Three staff members “in a relatively short period of time” tested positive for the virus, and three more are in quarantine due to exposure to the virus, schools Superintendent John Ravally said in a […]

Solar Arrays, Warehouse Win Planning Board Approval

Solar Arrays, Warehouse Win Planning Board Approval

Applications to install solar panel arrays on and around a private school and to build a large warehouse were approved April 21 by the Planning Board. The application by EZNergy was to install solar panels on the roof and in the parking lot around the Center School on Riverview Drive. The Board was told that […]

School Administrators: We’re ‘Relieved’ By Chauvin Guilty Verdict

School Administrators: We’re ‘Relieved’ By Chauvin Guilty Verdict

The school district’s top administrators on April 20 weighed in on the multiple guilty verdicts against a former Minneapolis police offer for the 2020 murder of George Floyd, saying they were “relieved” by the jury’s decisions, and offered resources for district parents and students who may have been impacted by the trial. Former Minneapolis police […]

Hearings Continue For So. Middlebush Rd. Temple; Lawyer Goes On Attack

Hearings Continue For So. Middlebush Rd. Temple; Lawyer Goes On Attack

A lawyer for some opponents to a proposed 21,000-square-foot temple went on the attack at the April 15 Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting, grilling a temple representative on his sect’s practices, and the need for such a large building. It was the fifth zoning board hearing for the application submitted by Dada Bhagwan Vignan Institute, […]

Planning Board Approves 200,000-Square-Foot Warehouse

Planning Board Approves 200,000-Square-Foot Warehouse

An application for a more than 200,000-square-foot warehouse on Schoolhouse Road was approved April 7 by the Planning Board. The building at 17 Schoolhouse Road currently houses the New Jersey Chinese Community Center, and is the former home of the Central Jersey College Prep Charter School. The plan is to demolish the existing 90,000-square-foot structure […]

Engineering Firm Gets OK For Office Building

Engineering Firm Gets OK For Office Building

A Schoolhouse Road engineering firm received Planning Board approval April 7 to build an office building on its property. The Board approved a 6,095-square-ffot building that will be situated in front of the existing 6,000-square-foot building. Philip Prisco, the company owner, told the Board that the company’s office is operating out of a Summit location, […]

Township Fines Property Owners Who Demolished Historic Building Without Permits

Township Fines Property Owners Who Demolished Historic Building Without Permits

The owner of Route 27 property located in the Franklin Park Historic District faces $8,000 in fines after they apparently demolished historic buildings without the proper permits. The main building, located at 3011 Route 27, was built in 1840 and sat on the site of Somerset County’s first courthouse, according to Andrew Burian, chairman of […]

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