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Franklin Township: Youth Center Presentation Set for Next Month

February 12, 2019

SOMERSET, NJ - The public is invited to attend a presentation on the construction of a youth center slated to be built at 429 Lewis Street, March 20 at 7:30 pm at the municipal building. 

The youth center is projected to cost between $13 million and $14.6 million, according to Martin Kimmel, one of the architects for the facility. The proposed youth center would be built on a ...

Franklin Township: Budget Hearing Set for Tonight

SOMERSET, NJ - Tonight the Franklin Township Council will hold its annual budget hearing at the municipal building at 7 pm. During the meeting the following departments will present their budgets to the town council.

Last year the council adopted a $61 million municipal budget for 2018. 

The budget came with a slight tax increase, but that increase is offset by ...

Gov. Murphy: Minimum Wage to Increase to $15 by 2024 (VIDEO)

ELIZABETH, NJ – New Jersey residents are on their way to making $15 per hour at work.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation on Monday that will gradually raise the states’ minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024.

“For far too long, too many of our fellow New Jerseyans have been struggling to survive on wages that have not kept up with the cost of living,” Murphy ...

How Sweet It is……Franklin Woman’s Club Offers Charitable Donations and Acts of Kindness in Time for Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2019

With Valentine’s Day approaching, candlelit dinners and romance usually come to mind.  But for the Franklin Woman’s Club, the focus is on acts of kindness and charity. Recently, club members combined an art class with a service project to bring Valentine’s Day wishes to Meals on Wheels clients and abused and neglected children.  After the club’s Arts/Creative ...

March Happenings at the Franklin Township Public Library

Adult & Teen Programming Highlights for the month of March.

Visit the event calendar on the Library's website for more information.  Register for events for all ages via the event calendar or by calling the Library during regular business hours.  

Adult Highlights:

AARP Tax Assistance
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will be providing Free In-Person Tax ...

Franklin Woman’s Club Offers College Scholarship Opportunity for Franklin Township Graduating High School Seniors

The Franklin Woman’s Club is pleased to announce their 2019 scholarship award opportunity. The Franklin Woman's Club is proud to have awarded approximately $60,000 in scholarship money over the years to eligible graduating high school women.

To be considered for the 2019 Franklin Woman's Club Scholarship, the young woman MUST: 

(1) Reside in Franklin Township ...

Business Leaders Set to Meet with Levine

February 13, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee will host Somerset County Freeholder Director Brian Levine at a Feb. 22 luncheon at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St., from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Freeholder Director will discuss his priorities in support of the Somerset County business community in 2019 and beyond.

 Levine is ex officio to ...

Winner! Shop Rite Sells Winning Lottery Ticket

TRENTON, NJ – A winning lottery ticket worth $50,000 was sold at the Shop Rite on Elizabeth Avenue, and last night it became worth $50,000.  

The ticket was one of three New Jersey Lottery tickets sold that matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn for the Saturday, Feb. 9 drawing, winning the $50,000 third-tier prize. (If those tickets had been ...

New Businesses Provide More Entertainment On Route 18

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hanging out in East Brunswick is about to get a lot more fun as new businesses opening on Route 18 will offer entertainment, food, retail variety, and an answer to the suburban doldroms.

Drivers down Route 18 are beginning to see a whole lot of shaking going on as old buildings are converted to new uses and new buildings hold new surprises.

Let's take a ...

Boys Basketball: Warriors Fall to Piscataway on the Road, 71-62

February 9, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- About seven miles and a 15-minute drive separates Piscataway High School and Franklin High and the two neighboring town rivals met on the hardwood on Saturday as the Chiefs’ boys basketball team defeated the Warriors at home, 71-62, before a rowdy crowd.

The win moves Piscataway to 12-9 while Franklin drops to 12-8.

“In every sport, it’s a rivalry game.

High School Basketball Franklin: Post Season Basketball, Warriors Will Join the Party

SOMERSET NJ - The state tournament for high school basketball is still a few weeks away yet, but the seedings and brackets were announced earlier Thursday at the NJSIAA headquarters in Robbinsville and both the boys and girls teams for Franklin will join the party.

The sixth-seeded boys team will face 11th-seeded Columbia in the first round of the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 tournament at ...

High School Basketball: Girls Keep Streak Alive with Win at Home, Boys Lose on the Road

SOMERSET/WARREN, N.J. -- Franklin High School varsity basketball went 1-1 on Thursday night as the girls defeated Watchung Hills at home but the boys lost in Warren.

Diamond Miller, Keona Schenck, Tiana Jackson, and Kennady Schenck all scored in double figures for the ladies, which jumped out to a 24-0 lead in the first quarter. Miller netted a game-high 17 points, Keona followed with 16, ...

Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Undergoes Evaluation

February 15, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The public is invited to critique or applaud the performance of the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office as part of an assessment by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.

A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will arrive on Feb. 18 to examine all aspects of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office ...

Bound Brook Mother, Father, and Son Arrested in Connection with Shooting Death

BOUND BROOK, NJ – A mother, father and their son, all borough residents, have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of an Old Bridge man Jan. 9 at their home on Farm Lane.

According to police Cindy Keogh, 61, left her home with her husband David Keogh, 58, and son Ryan D. Keogh, 28, before calling 9-1-1 to report shots fired and a gunshot wound victim, who police ...

Police Arrest Hillsborough Man for Harassment of Young Girl Inside Her Home

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police arrested a 31-year-old township man earlier this week after they say the suspect followed a girl home while walking her dog, and harassed her once she was inside the house.

The girl, who had locked herself in the house, called 911 after she saw the suspect pacing in front of her home.

She also told police that the suspect repeatedly rang her front doorbell and ...

Hometown Heroes: The Franklin Township Taskforce on Compressor Station 206 & NESE

January 27, 2019

Editor's Note: Due to the overwhelming response Home Town Heroes will now be a TAPinto Series. 

SOMERSET, NJ - One team of Franklin residents has bravely led an interstate fight against the fossil fuel industry. They aren’t paid, they aren’t funded, and they aren’t in it for the recognition. Rather, these local activists voluntarily entered into this battle for ...

Sierra Club Leader to Speak on 'State of the Environment'

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jeff Tittel, head of the Sierra's Club's New Jersey chapter, will speak on "The State of the Environment" at the Feb. 13 meeting of the Greater New Brunswick Area Chapter of the NJ League of Women Voters at Douglas College.

Tittel will describe state and national perspectives on climate change, clean energy, efforts to protect clean air, clean water, and ...

Junior Rangers Needed ths Summer by Somerset County Park Commission

February 13, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Park Rangers are seeking young people ages 6 to 12 to participate in their 2019 Junior Ranger Programs.

Children who enjoy hiking, discovering wildlife, and are interested in learning more about the environment and its inhabitants are perfect Junior Ranger candidates. Junior Rangers, along with their families and guardians, will learn about ...

Provenzano Presides Over Swearing-in, Promotions Ceremony

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano held a swearing-in ceremony recently for newly-hired and promoted officers.

Superior Court Judge Kathy Qasim administered the oaths in the historic courthouse on East Main Street.

Provenzano announced 11 promotions in the Sheriff’s Office and two new hires in the Corrections Division, and presented two recognition ...

Oscar Shorts: Celebrate the Underdog Film Festival Marks 10th Anniversary in Montclair

February 15, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- This Saturday, February 16 at Buzz Aldrin Middle School, you can have the chance to watch all of the short films nominated for Academy Awards. The “Oscar Shorts: Celebrate the Underdog” Film Festival is marking its 10th year of showing these short films, which is prior to the Oscar broadcast on February 24.

“People can come, they can learn something ...

The History and Origins of Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated, and indeed, February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history.

There are many legends about who St. Valentine was. One story dates from the third century A.D. Apparently, Emperor Claudius II of Rome ...

Clifton Mayor Proclaims City as Great Place for Both Families and Business in New Jersey

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Today, we look back at our conversation from 2018 with Clifton Mayor James Anzaldi at a Regional Chamber of Commerce event. TAPintoTV’s Brian Brodeur discusses with the Mayor how Clifton is a great place to live and why businesses can also expect a very friendly welcome.

Clifton, New Jersey’s 11th largest municipality, celebrated their 100th Anniversary in 2017.

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Franklin Township: Etheridge Family Medicine - Probiotics and you

February 5, 2019

SOMERSET, NJ - Probiotics, we often hear and see ads for them but do we know what they are? We’ve heard about their possible benefits, but are they beneficial? Well fear not, the following is a brief overview of probiotics and their benefits.

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are living microorganisms that boost your immune system when consumed in adequate amounts. They are so ...

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2,000 Now Have City ID Cards to Aid School Registration, Mortgages

February 13, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two years ago New Brunswick became one of a handful of municipalities across New Jersey that issued their own municipal identification cards.

"Very important. Very useful," said Julie Jerome, coordinator of services for the New Brunswick PRAB, also known as the Puerto Rican Action Board. "I always advise my clients to go and get it," Jerome ...

Residents Praise Middlesex County's Stand Against ICE Detentions

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Days after federal authorities blasted Middlesex County for releasing undocumented immigrants from the county jail, residents praised the freeholder board for taking a stand against what they called illegal efforts to detain people.

"Middlesex County is simply upholding the law by refusing to detain people who judges have determined are eligible for release. To do ...

Raritan Valley Line Mayors Alliance Supports Gateway Project, Pushes for Restoring One-Seat Rides on NJ Transit's Raritan Valley Line

NEW JERSEY – The leaders of the Build Gateway Now Coalition announced this week that the Raritan Valley Line (RVL) Mayors Alliance to the Coalition, a bipartisan group formed in 2018 that consists of 30 mayors representing more than 23,500 daily commuters along the RVL, spanning four counties in New Jersey, have joined the coalition.

“We are thrilled to welcome the RVL ...

Ex-Gov. Christie: State Headed to Crisis Over Pension, Health Benefits

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - New Jersey's top elected leaders must deal with the ever-increasing cost of public employee health benefits and pensions or face a fiscal crisis, former Gov. Chris Christie predicted.

"If this problem does not get resolved, this state is going to be bankrupt," Christie said when he appeared at Rutgers University's Douglas College Student Center on ...

Oscar Shorts: Celebrate the Underdog Film Festival Marks 10th Anniversary in Montclair

February 15, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- This Saturday, February 16 at Buzz Aldrin Middle School, you can have the chance to watch all of the short films nominated for Academy Awards. The “Oscar Shorts: Celebrate the Underdog” Film Festival is marking its 10th year of showing these short films, which is prior to the Oscar broadcast on February 24.

“People can come, they can learn something ...

2,000 Now Have City ID Cards to Aid School Registration, Mortgages

February 13, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two years ago New Brunswick became one of a handful of municipalities across New Jersey that issued their own municipal identification cards.

"Very important. Very useful," said Julie Jerome, coordinator of services for the New Brunswick PRAB, also known as the Puerto Rican Action Board. "I always advise my clients to go and get it," Jerome ...

Residents Praise Middlesex County's Stand Against ICE Detentions

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Days after federal authorities blasted Middlesex County for releasing undocumented immigrants from the county jail, residents praised the freeholder board for taking a stand against what they called illegal efforts to detain people.

"Middlesex County is simply upholding the law by refusing to detain people who judges have determined are eligible for release. To do ...

Raritan Valley Line Mayors Alliance Supports Gateway Project, Pushes for Restoring One-Seat Rides on NJ Transit's Raritan Valley Line

NEW JERSEY – The leaders of the Build Gateway Now Coalition announced this week that the Raritan Valley Line (RVL) Mayors Alliance to the Coalition, a bipartisan group formed in 2018 that consists of 30 mayors representing more than 23,500 daily commuters along the RVL, spanning four counties in New Jersey, have joined the coalition.

“We are thrilled to welcome the RVL ...

Junior Rangers Needed ths Summer by Somerset County Park Commission

February 13, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Park Rangers are seeking young people ages 6 to 12 to participate in their 2019 Junior Ranger Programs.

Children who enjoy hiking, discovering wildlife, and are interested in learning more about the environment and its inhabitants are perfect Junior Ranger candidates. Junior Rangers, along with their families and guardians, will learn about ...

Provenzano Presides Over Swearing-in, Promotions Ceremony

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano held a swearing-in ceremony recently for newly-hired and promoted officers.

Superior Court Judge Kathy Qasim administered the oaths in the historic courthouse on East Main Street.

Provenzano announced 11 promotions in the Sheriff’s Office and two new hires in the Corrections Division, and presented two recognition ...

Somerville: Expert Offers Small Business Owners Insight on Credit Cards, Merchant Bill of Rights

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Small business owners should benefit from a 90-minute presentation on credit card transactions and the Merchant Bill of Rights hosted by Office Evolution, 50 Division St., Suite 501 on Feb. 13 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

“Credit Cards? How Much Do You Know?” will be moderated by Melissa Hammer, Relationship Manager for Heartland Payment Systems who has been ...

Junior Rangers Needed ths Summer by Somerset County Park Commission

February 13, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Park Rangers are seeking young people ages 6 to 12 to participate in their 2019 Junior Ranger Programs.

Children who enjoy hiking, discovering wildlife, and are interested in learning more about the environment and its inhabitants are perfect Junior Ranger candidates. Junior Rangers, along with their families and guardians, will learn about ...

Provenzano Presides Over Swearing-in, Promotions Ceremony

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano held a swearing-in ceremony recently for newly-hired and promoted officers.

Superior Court Judge Kathy Qasim administered the oaths in the historic courthouse on East Main Street.

Provenzano announced 11 promotions in the Sheriff’s Office and two new hires in the Corrections Division, and presented two recognition ...