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NYC Man Charged in Stabbing Death of Franklin Resident

September 30, 2022

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A New York City man has been charged in the stabbing death of a 20-year-old township resident Sept. 29, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald.

The suspect, Jahkoy Monsanto, 24, is charged with 1st degree Murder, 3rd degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and 4th degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in connection with the death ...

Franklin Man, Others Arrested in Drug Charges out of Hunterdon County

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Several Hunterdon County residents were arrested in Hunterdon County on narcotics charges, according to a release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Renee Robeson.

Robeson announced the arrest of 18 total individuals as a result of a joint initiative between the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office, the Clinton Township Police Department Investigative Division, ...

County Sheriff's Office Holds Active Shooter Training for Residents, Religious Leaders

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Dozens of Somerset County residents and religious leaders gathered at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, in Bridgewater, for an Active Shooter Awareness Training at the end of August.

Held by the county sheriff's Office and open to the entire community for the first time, several classes and demonstrations showed residents the ins and outs of an ...

Meet the Franklin Township Board of Education Candidates

October 2, 2022

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – This November, three at-large positions are up for grabs on the Franklin Township Board of Education with six candidates looking to secure a seat at the dais. 

Incumbents Nancy LaCorte, Ardaman Singh, Walter Jackson are seeking re-election. LaCorte is the BOE president and Singh is the BOE vice president. They will be ...

Things to do in and around Franklin this weekend

October 5, 2022

Sponsored Event: Cedar Hill Prep School Open House

SOMERSET, NJ - Do you have plans for this weekend? If not.

Check out our editor’s picks for some of the best things to do in and around Franklin Township. 

Have event you want to tell the public about? Simply submit events directly to TAPinto by clicking HERE and creating a free account. Then simply ...

Pumpkins, Hayrides and More at Nearby Falcon Fall Fest Saturday, October 8

METUCHEN, NJ – Local weather forecasts are predicting a sunny, crisp, fall day this Saturday, October 8.  Autumn lovers would consider it the perfect conditions to take a stroll in a pumpkin patch, jump on a hayride, take some scenic photos just in time for annual Christmas cards and much more.

It is all happening at the Saint Joseph High School Falcon Fall Fest.  The day ...

Franklin Days Series Finale Features Informational Booths, Live Performances and More

SOMERSET, NJ - This Saturday, the finale of the Franklin Days series took place at the Township of Franklin's Municipal complex on Demott Lane.

The series started in June with a concert in the Franklin Gazebo to kick things off, and continued with an Independence Day fireworks celebration in July followed by National Night themed event in August.

Great weather in the ...

Week in Review: 20 Year Old Man Stabbed to Death, Conspiracy Charges for Corrections Officer, Franklin Days Finale & More

October 1, 2022

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SOMERSET, NJ - Did you miss any of last week’s top news stories? Click on the headlines to catch up:

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Franklin Tonwship Announces Project Healthy Bones for Residents 55+

SOMERSET, NJ - The Parks and Recreation Department recently announced a program designed to help local residents over the age of 55 improve their strength, balance and flexibility. 

Read below for the full announcement: 

Project Healthy Bones - Ages 55+

Do you want to improve strength, balance and flexibility?
Are you 55 years of age or older?
Are you at risk of or living ...

The Week Ahead in Franklin/Somerset: September 26 to September 29

SOMERSET, NJ - Here's a look at some municipal, business, and recreational events going on this week in the Township of Franklin and some events of interest nearby.

You can submit events directly to TAPinto by clicking HERE and creating a free account. Then simply click the "Submit Content" button located on the upper right side of the front page, where ...

Grand Jury Indicts Franklin Corrections Officer, 13 Others on Conspiracy and Assault Charges

September 28, 2022

TRENTON, NJ – Tara Wallace, 37, of Somerset was among 14 corrections officers indicted for their roles in a January 2021 incident at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Clinton when inmates were forcibly removed from cells and brutally assaulted.

Grand jurors returned the indictment against the 14 officers on Tuesday charging all of them with conspiracy, ...

RICO Charges for Seven Gang Members

NEWARK, NJ - Seven men were charged today in a racketeering conspiracy case that included multiple murders, fraud schemes, and narcotics distribution, according to a news release from New Jersey U.S. Attorney's Office. 

According to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger the men were members of the Bounty Hunter Bloods and carried out many of their crimes ...

Manville Shootings Lead to Arrest of Two Suspects in Hillsborough

MANVILLE, N.J. – Two suspects were arrested in Hillsborough in connection with two shootings in Manville on Sept. 11, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald.

The suspects are Dewitt T. Gilmore IV, 32, of Cooper Drive, New Rochelle, NY and
Ainslee J. Clark, 28, of Grant Avenue, Middlesex. The arrests were made one day after the shootings.

The ...

New Jersey Resident Brings Mental Health Care to the Masses Through Innovative App

October 7, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic caused workers, businesses and consumers to change many of their everyday activities. Many companies added or increased door-to-door deliveries, customers were able to pick up their items curbside and employees kept connected with the office and other colleagues through video conferencing platforms like Zoom and Google Meet.

A new app is ...

Back to School Triggers Mental Health Challenges for Some Students

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Maria Sikoutris Di Iorio said she's hearing kids say things now that they never said before.

"Nobody would ever talk about therapy in the past," Sikoutris Di Iorio told TAPinto. "Now we've got 10-year-olds saying 'I have to go see my therapist.'"

Sikoutris Di Iorio is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and ...

How Parents Can Support Their Child's Mental Health

SUMMIT, NJ — In her 30-plus year professional career, Dr. Alison Johnson has never seen anything like the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of kids.

"It felt like a tsunami," Johnson told TAPinto. "It was so traumatic and the impact on people was seriously traumatic."

At times, Johnson said, there was no end in sight.

"This was trauma ...

NJEDA Engaging in Cannabis Listening Sessions to Learn about Challenges and Opportunities for Emerging Cannabis Sector

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is engaging in a series of listening sessions with cannabis-industry stakeholders. The goal of these invitation only sessions, according to EDA officials, is to focus on gaining a better understanding of the opportunities and obstacles new cannabis businesses may face, including access to capital and the high start-up costs ...

NJEDA to Create Offshore Wind Workforce and Skills Development Grant Challenge

TRENTON, NJ - Opportunities to develop job skills for careers in New Jersey’s growing offshore wind industry are coming to residents across the state, particularly those in New Jersey.s Overburdened Communities,

Approved earlier this month by the NJEDA’s Board, the $3.725 million Offshore Wind Workforce and Skills Development Grant Challenge (Grant Challenge) will offer grants to ...

NJEDA To Open Food Security Planning Grant Program Application September 27

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it will open applications for its $1.5 million Food Security Planning Grant Program on Tuesday, September 27. This competitive program offers grants ranging from $75,000 to $125,000 to municipal governments, county governments, and redevelopment agencies to develop plans to improve food ...

Will New Jersey's Federally-vaccinated Economy Have a Relapse?

NEW JERSEY — There’s no doubt that the federal COVID-19 and Biden Administration infrastructure aid fortified New Jersey’s economy along with that of most other states.

When the Legislature passed New Jersey’s record $50 billion state budget last June, it was as if the state had just simply rolled up its sleeve to get multiple COVID-19- like budget ...

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New Brunswick Man Charged with Filing False Report After He's Found With Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

October 2, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A New Brunswick man is facing charges including filing a false report to police after he sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound while seated in his vehicle in the Douglass Parking Deck, police said.

Aldo Ruiz-Galindo, 20, initially reported that he had sustained the injury several blocks away in New Brunswick, according to a safety alert from the Rutgers University ...

New Brunswick Police Seeking Public's Help in Locating City Woman

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The New Brunswick Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a city woman.

Alexis Washington, 24, is considered an “at-risk” person, police said.

She was last seen in the area of the New Brunswick Train Station on Sunday, Sept. 25 at about 9:30 p.m., according to police.

Police said Washington is black, stands about 5 foot 8 and ...

'Boom Cars' Could be Impounded Under Proposed State Law

TRENTON, NJ — So-called "boom cars" could be impounded under a proposed state law aimed at curtailing the impact of these nuisance motor vehicles that blare music too loudly and disrupt communities.

The bill, S-3047, is sponsored by Senators Troy Singleton (D-Burlington), Nilsa Cruz-Perez (D-Camden/Gloucester) and James Beach (D-Burlington/Camden), and defines a ...

Police Investigating After Man is Reportedly Assaulted, Robbed in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police say a man was injured during a robbery on Friday, Sept. 23 on Guilden Street between Bristol and Prosper streets.

Members of the New Brunswick Police Department are investigating the robbery that reportedly occurred at about 1:15 a.m., according to a community alert from the Rutgers University Police Department.

According to Rutgers Police, a man reported ...

New Brunswick Man Charged with Filing False Report After He's Found With Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

October 2, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A New Brunswick man is facing charges including filing a false report to police after he sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound while seated in his vehicle in the Douglass Parking Deck, police said.

Aldo Ruiz-Galindo, 20, initially reported that he had sustained the injury several blocks away in New Brunswick, according to a safety alert from the Rutgers University ...

New Brunswick Police Seeking Public's Help in Locating City Woman

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The New Brunswick Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a city woman.

Alexis Washington, 24, is considered an “at-risk” person, police said.

She was last seen in the area of the New Brunswick Train Station on Sunday, Sept. 25 at about 9:30 p.m., according to police.

Police said Washington is black, stands about 5 foot 8 and ...

'Boom Cars' Could be Impounded Under Proposed State Law

TRENTON, NJ — So-called "boom cars" could be impounded under a proposed state law aimed at curtailing the impact of these nuisance motor vehicles that blare music too loudly and disrupt communities.

The bill, S-3047, is sponsored by Senators Troy Singleton (D-Burlington), Nilsa Cruz-Perez (D-Camden/Gloucester) and James Beach (D-Burlington/Camden), and defines a ...

Sheriff Russo Holding Contest to Name New K9 Officer

October 6, 2022

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Darrin Russo has announced a contest to name the agency's newest K9 officer, a male yellow Labrador retriever, who sniffs out illegal drugs with his partner, Sheriff's Officer David Daneker, according to a release.

The contest winner will receive Somerset County Sheriff swag, and be invited to participate in the naming ceremony in ...

Somerset County To Host Fourth Annual Diversity Festival

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – In recognition of Global Diversity Awareness Month in October, Somerset County will host its fourth annual Diversity Festival, in Somerville on Sunday, Oct. 16, from

12 to 4 p.m. This year the festival features more free fun, food, and multicultural entertainment for people of all ages. 

Visitors will enjoy ...

Authorities Investigate Death of Somerville Woman, 68, in House Fire

SOMERVILLE, N.J. – Firefighters recovered the body of a 68-year-old woman from a single-family residence on West Cliff Street early Sunday morning after responding to a 911 phone call reporting a fire at the location, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald.

The fire is under investigation by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office and Somerville ...

Sheriff Russo Holding Contest to Name New K9 Officer

October 6, 2022

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Darrin Russo has announced a contest to name the agency's newest K9 officer, a male yellow Labrador retriever, who sniffs out illegal drugs with his partner, Sheriff's Officer David Daneker, according to a release.

The contest winner will receive Somerset County Sheriff swag, and be invited to participate in the naming ceremony in ...

Somerset County To Host Fourth Annual Diversity Festival

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – In recognition of Global Diversity Awareness Month in October, Somerset County will host its fourth annual Diversity Festival, in Somerville on Sunday, Oct. 16, from

12 to 4 p.m. This year the festival features more free fun, food, and multicultural entertainment for people of all ages. 

Visitors will enjoy ...