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Councilman Chase Declines To Run For Re-Election, Potosnak Tapped To Run

Councilman Chase Declines To Run For Re-Election, Potosnak Tapped To Run

Longtime Township Councilman Ted Chase has decided to keep his hat out of the ring for re-election this year, capping a 12-year Council career. The township Democrats hope to replace Chase, who represents Ward 1, with current Board of Education member Ed Potosnak. Running for re-election are Council members James Vassanella (Ward 5), Charles Onyejiaka […]

South Middlebush Road Work Is Set By County

South Middlebush Road Work Is Set By County

Work will be done on South Middlebush Road this Spring, according to the Somerset County Public Works Department. The County is scheduled to install ADA-compliant curb ramps on the road from March 24 to April 2. Working hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., with single-lane closures possible from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Later […]

Top School District Administrators Speak Out Against Anti-Asian Violence

Top School District Administrators Speak Out Against Anti-Asian Violence

The killing of six Asian women and two others in Atlanta on March 16 has spurred the top two school district administrators to speak up. In a letter to parents posted on the district’s web site, school Superintendent John Ravally and Assistant Superintendent Daniel Loughran called on “all staff, students, administrators, and community members to […]

Zoning Board Hearing Continues For South Middlebush Road Temple

Zoning Board Hearing Continues For South Middlebush Road Temple

Owners of South Middlebush Road properties abutting the site of a proposed Hindu temple won some concessions from the developer, but that doesn’t mean they endorse the project, the Zoning Board of Adjustment was told on March 18. Changes to the site plan for the proposed Dada Bhagwan Vignan Institute were presented at the fourth […]

School Board Approves Partnership That Could Bring Community Health Center

School Board Approves Partnership That Could Bring Community Health Center

A partnership that could lead to a school-based, community health center was approved by the Board of Education at its March 17 meeting. The Board approved the partnership with Dover-based Zufall Health to provide health services for students, their families and the general township population. The non-profit Zufall Health has medical centers throughout central New […]

School District Plans To Expand In-Person Learning On April 19

School District Plans To Expand In-Person Learning On April 19

Students who attend school in person will do so every week – rather than attend school remotely on alternate weeks – starting on April 19, the schools Superintendent said on March 3. Schools Superintendent John Ravally said in a letter to parents that feedback from a recent survey showed district officials that those students who […]

School Board Approves Racial Equity Plan

School Board Approves Racial Equity Plan

It was not unanimous, but the Board of Education on February 25 approved a four-year plan designed to attack systemic racism in the district. The plan is an outgrowth of the board’s anti-racism policy and 2021 goals – which addressed eradicating White supremacy in the township – adopted in the summer of 2020. As she […]

Township Council: FTPD Getting More Diverse, More Work To Be Done

Township Council: FTPD Getting More Diverse, More Work To Be Done

The Franklin Township Police Department has become more diverse over the past several years, but it still has a ways to go before it reflects the demographics of the township, township officials said on February 23. Demographic statistics of the department were reviewed during the Township Council’s virtual meeting by Councilwoman Crystal Pruitt (D-At Large). […]

Township Council Picks Local Businesswoman As Newest Member

Township Council Picks Local Businesswoman As Newest Member

The newest Township Council member is a local businesswoman who owns a catering business with her husband. Shepa Uddin was chosen by the Township Council on February 23 from three candidates selected by the township Democratic Party to fill the unexpired term of former Councilman Will Galtieri. Galtieri, who represented the 2nd Ward, resigned after […]

Five New Police Command Staff Ceremonially Sworn In

Five New Police Command Staff Ceremonially Sworn In

Five new Franklin Township Police command staff members were ceremonially sworn in during the Township Council’s February 23 virtual meeting. “These men and women excel,” township Public Safety Director Quovella Spruill said during the meeting. Those sworn in to their new ranks were Lt. Florindo DiMarzio, Sgt. Leah Spahr, Sgt. Michael Opaleski, Sgt. Patrick Clyne […]