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Franklin Township: The BOE and Community Honor the Lady Warriors Historic T of C Victory

March 25, 2017

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Lady Warriors basketball team was honored by the Franklin Township community and the Board of Education for winning the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions, Thursday night at the high school.

It is the first T of C win in the history of the girl's basketball team. 

A meet and greet event was set up in the school gym, and students and parents ...

Franklin Township: Lady Warriors Win their First State Tournament Of Champions on Freshman Kennedy Schenck's Buzzer-Beater

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Freshman Kennedy Schenck hit a baseline buzzer-beater to defeat Manasquan 50-48 to give the Lady Warriors the first Tournament of Champions title in the history of their program. 

"When I turned around I had to make a smart decision to either shoot or pass," Schenck said. "I didn't see anybody there so I decided to shoot, and when it left my hand ...

Franklin Township: Lady Warriors Down Rutgers Prep and Advance to Finals

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Seeing is believing. The Lady Warriors were on a mission to reach the Tournament of Champions Final, and they played like they were in a hurry to get there.

Camille Gray powered the Lady Warriors with her team-high 20 points to upset No. 1 seeded Rutgers Prep, 66-57, in the Tournament of Champions semifinals at Pine Belt Arena on Sunday. 

Tiana Jackson hit ...

Franklin Park School Hosts First Women's Career Day

March 24, 2017

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Franklin Park Elementary School invited professionals to share their experiences with students for their first Women's Career Day, Wednesday. 

Guest speakers came from a diverse background of professions, such as - law enforcement, firefighting, accounting, education, medical, government, entrepreneurship, ground transportation, and much ...

RVCC Celebrates Women's History Month

 

BRANCHBURG, NJ - In commemoration of Women’s History Month, the Women’s Center at Raritan Valley Community College, with assistance from the RVCC Foundation, is sponsoring a number of events the week of March 27.

The programs will feature a keynote lecture by author Rebecca Traister.

The events will include talks from scholars, authors, students, activists and leaders ...

RVCC Approves 2018 Budget, $4 Per Credit Tution Increase

BRANCHBURG, NJ - The Raritan Valley Community College Board of Trustees has approved a $54.9 million operating budget for FY 2018.

The operating budget anticipates level funding from the State of New Jersey and the Counties of Somerset and Hunterdon.

The budget includes $750,000 in cost savings from an administrative restructuring and attrition, as well as a $4 per credit tuition ...

Franklin Township Council Invites the Public to Recognize Holi and Nowruz through Proclamations

March 17, 2017

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Franklin is a very diverse town, home to close to 70 different spiritual houses of worship, and over 65 different languages being spoken at home by public school students. 

The township council made two proclamations that showed just how diverse the town is, Holi a Hindu spring festival, and Nowruz the Persian New Year.

Nowruz the Persian New Year is this ...

Franklin Township Council Recognizes Girls Scout Week with Proclamation

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The mayor and council proclaimed March 12 - 18 as Girl Scout Week in the Township of Franklin Wednesday, March 15, at the council meeting. 

Girl Scout Week is celebrated each March, starting with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath on Saturday, and it always includes Girl Scouts' birthday, March 12, according to ...

Franklin Township: Somerset County Needs CERT Team Emergency Volunteers

March 23, 2017

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Somerset County municipalities need volunteers to join their Community Emergency Response Teams.

An upcoming CERT training class is being held at the Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy, located at 402 Roycefield Road April 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, April 22 and 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Community ...

Piscataway Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Lawrence Lapczynski, 47, of Piscataway was arrested on Tuesday and charged with one count of possession of child pornography, announced police officials.

In a Wednesday release, Middlesex County Prosecutor, Andrew C. Carey and Piscataway Police Chief, Scott Cartmell said Lapczynski was arrested and charged after investigators determined he had stored an undisclosed ...

Franklin Township: Vehicle crashes into local liquor store

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A white late model Mercedes Benz crashed into the front doors of Wine Vista on Elizabeth Avenue at approximately 9 p.m. Saturday night, March 18. 

A 69-year-old woman was the driver of the vehicle and accidently hit the gas instead of the brake and caused the crash, according to Lt. Phil Rizzo.

"No injuries have been reported and the building structure ...

Through Her Nonprofit, New Brunswick Student Helps Kids in Africa

March 20, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Alie Kanu was on his way to completing high school in 2011 when his older brother died.

That Kanu had finished primary and much of secondary school in itself was a feat. He was born and raised in Congo Town, a poor community prone to seasonal flooding and without basic sanitary infrastructure, in the embattled West-African nation of Sierra Leone.

He was waiting for ...

Somerville: Memorial to Honor Legacy of "Ministerman" John Graf

SOMERVILLE. NJ - John Graf, Jr. was known for his ministry as much as his philanthropy and efforts to support good causes throughout Somerset County, including Somerset Treatment Services.

He worked with STS for over 20 years, helping to forge advocacy and support programs for those challenged by drug abuse and HIV issues.

Graf died March 6, 2016. He was 57.

STS is hoping to ...

Ret. Franklin Officer and Resident Darrin Russo Supports Police Unity Tour at Oh’ Brian’s in Clark

CLARK, NJ - Revelers enjoyed a free pig roast at Oh’ Brian’s in the Green Saturday afternoon, while raising funds in support of the annual Police Unity Tour. The tour, which increases awareness of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., is a multi-day bicycling event that draws law enforcement riders from across the country.

“Four will ride from ...

TAPinto Franklin Township Meet the Leaders Series: Rabbi Eli L. Garfinkel

March 14, 2017

 

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - This year TAPinto Franklin Township will be running a series called "Meet The Leaders.” The objective is to provide our readers an opportunity to hear from Franklin Township’s leaders in government, public safety, education, houses of worship and other areas, regarding Franklin Township’s present and future outlook.  

Each ...

EB Tech Student Charged with Attempted Murder

March 24, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief James Conroy of the East Brunswick Police Department said today that a 17-year-old girl has been charged with stabbing a 15-year-old classmate at the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical High School in the township.

The 17-year-old, whose name is being withheld due to her age, has been charged with juvenile ...

South Brunswick Police Charge Two With Christmas Time Burglary

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police charged two men with a holiday burglary in December.

Chief of Police Raymond Hayducka announced Thursday that after a three-month investigation, detectives made two arrests in connection to a burglary to a residence in the Point at Turnbury development in Monmouth Junction. 

Police said detectives arrested James O’Connor, 38, and Derrick ...

South Brunswick Police Battle, Arrest Hotel Robbery Suspect

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police caught a scrappy robbery suspect at a local hotel Saturday afternoon.

According to police, West Paterson resident Kevin Thompson-Perry, 27, robbed the cash drawer of the Hotel Vincenza on Route 1 just after noon on Saturday.

Officers Brooke LaBell and Craig Cleffi arrived at the hotel in minutes of the 12:07 p.m. 911 call and spoke to the manager.

The ...

New Brunswick Police: Piscataway Man Jumped to His Death from City Parking Deck

March 27, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ –  Police officials reported that a 21 year old Piscataway man was found dead after jumping from a New Brunswick parking deck on Saturday.

According to a preliminary investigation, the incident happened at approximately 3:10 p.m. when the man, whose name was not released, plunged from the top floor of the Morris Street parking garage on New Street, NJ.com ...

South Brunswick: Driver Accidentally Hits Gas, Strikes Car, Library Entrance

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A driver pulling into a parking spot at the South Brunswick Public Library Sunday morning, mistakenly hit the gas causing the vehicle to then hit a parked car, jump the curb, drive on the sidewalk, and finally strike part of the library entrance, police said.

Sunitha Maganti, 47, of Monmouth Junction told responding officers that she was pulling into the lot at 10:15 a.m.

Where Homeless People and Addicts in New Brunswick Can Seek Help Right Now

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – When you’re in the depths of addiction or homelessness, finding a path out might seem difficult.

A few weeks ago, TAPinto New Brunswick published a story about a couple whose shared heroin addiction put them on the streets. The story of Chelline and Rick sparked intense online conversations and reached thousands of people.

But it also begged an important ...

Franklin Township: Somerset County Freeholder Brian D. Levine Announces Rental Assistance Program

March 27, 2017

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A rental assistance program is now available to eligible Somerset county residents. The program will provide up to 15 months of rental assistance and monthly case management.

“The goal of this program is to help working families achieve financial stability,” Freeholder and Human Services Liason Brian D. Levine said in a statement. 

Eligible residents ...

RVCC Program Examines WWII Japanese Internment in US

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College iwill present several events this spring, including an author lecture and theatrical performance, focusing on the theme of Japanese internment in the United States during World War II.

The programs are all part of the College’s “One Book” project, featuring Julie Otsuka’s novel, When the Emperor Was Divine (Knopf, ...

Somerville: Memorial to Honor Legacy of "Ministerman" John Graf

SOMERVILLE. NJ - John Graf, Jr. was known for his ministry as much as his philanthropy and efforts to support good causes throughout Somerset County, including Somerset Treatment Services.

He worked with STS for over 20 years, helping to forge advocacy and support programs for those challenged by drug abuse and HIV issues.

Graf died March 6, 2016. He was 57.

STS is hoping to ...

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Franklin Township Weekly Police Blotter

March 23, 2017

Post Date: 03/22/2017 12:13 PM

Franklin Township Weekly Police Blotter 03/15/2017 - 03/22/2017

03/15/2017

Arrest:  Abdul S. Hunter, 27, of Cartaret, NJ was taken into custody from the Cartaret Police Department after being arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Franklin Township, NJ.  Hunter was transported to the Somerset County Jail in lieu of bail.  “Note: We ...

New Brunswick Police: Piscataway Man Jumped to His Death from City Parking Deck

March 27, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ –  Police officials reported that a 21 year old Piscataway man was found dead after jumping from a New Brunswick parking deck on Saturday.

According to a preliminary investigation, the incident happened at approximately 3:10 p.m. when the man, whose name was not released, plunged from the top floor of the Morris Street parking garage on New Street, NJ.com ...

South Brunswick: Driver Accidentally Hits Gas, Strikes Car, Library Entrance

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A driver pulling into a parking spot at the South Brunswick Public Library Sunday morning, mistakenly hit the gas causing the vehicle to then hit a parked car, jump the curb, drive on the sidewalk, and finally strike part of the library entrance, police said.

Sunitha Maganti, 47, of Monmouth Junction told responding officers that she was pulling into the lot at 10:15 a.m.

Where Homeless People and Addicts in New Brunswick Can Seek Help Right Now

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – When you’re in the depths of addiction or homelessness, finding a path out might seem difficult.

A few weeks ago, TAPinto New Brunswick published a story about a couple whose shared heroin addiction put them on the streets. The story of Chelline and Rick sparked intense online conversations and reached thousands of people.

But it also begged an important ...

New Brunswick Police: Piscataway Man Jumped to His Death from City Parking Deck

March 27, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ –  Police officials reported that a 21 year old Piscataway man was found dead after jumping from a New Brunswick parking deck on Saturday.

According to a preliminary investigation, the incident happened at approximately 3:10 p.m. when the man, whose name was not released, plunged from the top floor of the Morris Street parking garage on New Street, NJ.com ...

South Brunswick: Driver Accidentally Hits Gas, Strikes Car, Library Entrance

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A driver pulling into a parking spot at the South Brunswick Public Library Sunday morning, mistakenly hit the gas causing the vehicle to then hit a parked car, jump the curb, drive on the sidewalk, and finally strike part of the library entrance, police said.

Sunitha Maganti, 47, of Monmouth Junction told responding officers that she was pulling into the lot at 10:15 a.m.

Where Homeless People and Addicts in New Brunswick Can Seek Help Right Now

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – When you’re in the depths of addiction or homelessness, finding a path out might seem difficult.

A few weeks ago, TAPinto New Brunswick published a story about a couple whose shared heroin addiction put them on the streets. The story of Chelline and Rick sparked intense online conversations and reached thousands of people.

But it also begged an important ...

Franklin Township: Somerset County Freeholder Brian D. Levine Announces Rental Assistance Program

March 27, 2017

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A rental assistance program is now available to eligible Somerset county residents. The program will provide up to 15 months of rental assistance and monthly case management.

“The goal of this program is to help working families achieve financial stability,” Freeholder and Human Services Liason Brian D. Levine said in a statement. 

Eligible residents ...

RVCC Program Examines WWII Japanese Internment in US

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College iwill present several events this spring, including an author lecture and theatrical performance, focusing on the theme of Japanese internment in the United States during World War II.

The programs are all part of the College’s “One Book” project, featuring Julie Otsuka’s novel, When the Emperor Was Divine (Knopf, ...

Somerville: Memorial to Honor Legacy of "Ministerman" John Graf

SOMERVILLE. NJ - John Graf, Jr. was known for his ministry as much as his philanthropy and efforts to support good causes throughout Somerset County, including Somerset Treatment Services.

He worked with STS for over 20 years, helping to forge advocacy and support programs for those challenged by drug abuse and HIV issues.

Graf died March 6, 2016. He was 57.

STS is hoping to ...

Franklin Township: Somerset County Freeholder Brian D. Levine Announces Rental Assistance Program

March 27, 2017

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A rental assistance program is now available to eligible Somerset county residents. The program will provide up to 15 months of rental assistance and monthly case management.

“The goal of this program is to help working families achieve financial stability,” Freeholder and Human Services Liason Brian D. Levine said in a statement. 

Eligible residents ...

RVCC Program Examines WWII Japanese Internment in US

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College iwill present several events this spring, including an author lecture and theatrical performance, focusing on the theme of Japanese internment in the United States during World War II.

The programs are all part of the College’s “One Book” project, featuring Julie Otsuka’s novel, When the Emperor Was Divine (Knopf, ...

New Brunswick Police: Piscataway Man Jumped to His Death from City Parking Deck

March 27, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ –  Police officials reported that a 21 year old Piscataway man was found dead after jumping from a New Brunswick parking deck on Saturday.

According to a preliminary investigation, the incident happened at approximately 3:10 p.m. when the man, whose name was not released, plunged from the top floor of the Morris Street parking garage on New Street, NJ.com ...

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Atlantic Health System Joins American Cancer Society in Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

Atlantic Health System (AHS), a leading health care delivery network, announced today the organization’s commitment to increase colorectal cancer screening in New Jersey by joining "80 percent by 2018" - a national effort of the American Cancer Society in the fight against the disease. 

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women.