Houses of Worship in Franklin Township - Buddhist Vihara Meditation Center

February 14, 2017

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Do you have questions about Buddhism or wanted to learn how to meditate? If so, the New Jersey Buddhist Vihara and Meditation Center may have answers for you.

"The basic philosophy of Buddhism is to do good, not evil, and improve your mind," center member Ravi Karunaratne said.

The New Jersey Buddhist Vihara and Meditation Center was established in ...

Hillsborough Reformed Church Hosts 17th-Century Music Performance


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - A performance of 17th century music on harpsichord and organ by Gavin Black will help Hillsborough Reformed Church at Millstone continue to celebrate its 250th anniversary.

Black, former HRC music director/organist, will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26.

As an outreach of the Worship and Music Ministry of Hillsborough Reformed Church, the ...

Franklin Township: Samadhi Buddha Statue Declared Cultural Landmark by Township Council Proclamation

February 18, 2017

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Councilman At-Large Rajiv Prasad and Mayor Phillip Kramer proclaimed the Samadhi Buddha statue a cultural landmark on behalf of the township council and its citizens on Tuesday. 

"Part of our diverse community has the Buddhist Vihara, they bring a lot to the town and they have brought a cultural landmark to the town," Prasad said. "The largest Buddha ...

Franklin Township Council Commendation: Grades4life Social Awards Program

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Councilwoman At-Large Kimberly Francois and Mayor Phillip Kramer awarded President of Grades4Life (G4L) Chris Johnson with a commendation for his relationship and involvement with the youth of Franklin Township.

"Being able to run the Grades4life program in a town that I also live in is not just an honor for our organization it's also something I take great ...

Franklin Township: Gas Compressor Opposition Task Force On the Move

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - This was a busy week for the Franklin Township Task Force about compressor Station 206 (FTTF). 

This Tuesday it will be formally adopted by the Franklin Township Mayor and Council as an official committee whose mission will be to make recommendations to the township council and to inform the public of activity regarding the Williams/Transco Northeast ...

Franklin Park Resident Among Students Selected for Presentation at United Nations Event

February 17, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - On Jan. 27, 13 senior students in the Academy for Health and Medical Sciences at Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School were selected as poster winners at the 18th Annual CTAUN Conference 2017 entitled, “The Refugee Challenge of the 21st Century,” held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

The 13 SCVTHS students were ...

Franklin Township Students Pledge to Stand Up for the Other

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Close to 7,000 Franklin Township public school students joined together to take the "Stand Up for the Other" pledge on a day many people associate with love, Valentine's day.

The "Stand Up for the Other Pledge" was proposed by Co-Founder of the New Jersey Interfaith Coalition Dr. Ali Chaudry in March of 2015, and was formally launched in ...

UPDATE: Franklin Township: Public Panel to Discuss the Impact of Charter Schools

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Franklin school district will be closed tomorrow therefore, Franklin C.A.R.E.S. will hold a panel called "Panel: Protect Public Schools - Oppose Charter Growth" at the Franklin High School Cafeteria Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7:00 p.m. 

Last month Franklin Township's BOE passed resolution Moratorium on New Charter School Seats in Middlesex and Somerset ...

Operation Shoebox New Jersey Commemorates 12th Anniversary, Invites Volunteers to Feb. 18 Packing Event

February 14, 2017


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Operation Shoebox New Jersey will commemorate its 12th anniversary at the VFW, 600 Washington Ave., Manville on Feb. 18, 2017 and invites all volunteers to help assemble care packages for shipment overseas to deployed US troops around the world.

The volunteer organization, based in Hillsborough and Somerville, expects to pack 1,200 or more care ...

TAPinto Franklin Township Meet the Leaders Series: Dr. Victor H. Fakondo

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 participant was ...

The Somerset Community Action Program (SCAP) in Action


FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Somerset Community Action Program, Inc. (SCAP) is a not-for-profit organization that has been leading the charge on providing anti-poverty activities for members of Somerset County.

"If there is any type of program that has the ability to transform communities through public involvement, private investments and parental involvement it is ...

Hillsborough Firefighters Honored on 1st Anniversary of Massive Fire at Route 206 Warehouse Complex

February 18, 2017


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Township firefighters were honored for their bravery by the Township Committee  on the first anniversary of the massive fire that consumed 500,000 square feet of warehouse space at Veterans Industrial Park, the former VA Depot on Route 206.

It took 15 hours before the fire was brought under control, with more than 500 firefighters from 85 fire companies ...

New York Man Arrested in North Plainfield with a Kilogram of Cocaine

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Jossie A. Lopez of New York, NY was arrested and charged with 1st degree, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, and 3rd degree, possession of CDS (cocaine) in North Plainfield on February 14th.  The cocaine seized has a estimated street value of $80,000, according to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

Somerset County Prosecutor ...

South Brunswick: SBHS Student Removed From School After Making Threats In Video Game

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – District officials and police removed a student from the high school Thursday after he allegedly made threatening comments while playing a violent video game at his home Wednesday night.

Police said they received information about a juvenile making threats about South Brunswick High School at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

Detectives investigated the incident and ...

Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate Wisniewski Meets with Somerset County Business Leaders

February 14, 2017




SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee will meet with Democrat gubernatorial candidate Assemblyman John Wisniewski on Friday, Feb. 24 at 11:30 a.m. at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St.

Wisniewski (D-19) from Middlesex County is one of ...

Hillsborough's Premiere Media Named Small Company of the Year by Gateway Chamber

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce honored three local businesses at its 105th Annual Dinner Meeting at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott.

Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery of Linden was honored as the Large Company of the Year. Capitol Securities Management, Inc. of Florham Park and Red Bank was honored as the Medium Company of the Year. Premiere ...

College Avenue Starbucks to Reopen This Week

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers University students won’t need to venture far from campus for their Starbucks fix any longer.

The Starbucks at The Yard, near the corner of College Avenue and Hamilton Street, is slated to reopen come Thursday or Friday, according to the developer of the site.

The coffee shop reportedly shuttered in January, less than two months after its grand ...

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Franklin Township Weekly Police Blotter

February 15, 2017

Franklin Township Weekly Blotter 02/08/2017-02/14/2017

Post Date: 02/15/2017 3:43 PM


A Jill Court resident reported that during the morning hours, an unknown suspect cut a screen and entered a residence through a window. Nothing was stolen.


A Garden Avenue resident reported that during the afternoon hours, a mailbox was knocked over and damaged. Resident ...