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Tax rate to remain flat in Franklin but road repaving takes a hit after COVID-related revenue shortages

April 14, 2021

SOMERSET, NJ – Franklin residents won’t see an increase of their municipal taxes this year despite the hardships brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, but officials warn that the four-year trend of a flat municipal tax rate is unsustainable.

“There will be a time that we will have to not necessarily catch up, but we will have to start to increase as with our ...

The Week Ahead in Franklin/Somerset: April 12 to April 15

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

You can submit events directly through the website by clicking on the "Submit Content" button located on the upper right side of the front page, where you will be brought to a menu, simply pick events. 

Monday, ...

'Franklin Angels' Spread Tech Savvy Wings to Help Neighbors Get Vaccinated

April 13, 2021

FRANKLIN, NJ – A group of local women have affectionately become known as 'Franklin Angels' for their dedication and efforts in helping members of the community secure COVID-19 appointments. 

Over the past several months, Franklin resident Carla Visser, along with Barbara Fisher, Susan Goen, and former Councilwoman Rozalyn Sherman, have been dedicating their time and ...

Inner City Clean Up Event Seeks to Reclaim Declining Corner of New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – In his role as an activist, Tormel Pittman has spearheaded marches to denounce police misconduct in the wake of George Floyd’s death and led protests to demand the renaming of Roosevelt School.

On Saturday, he will be helping organize an event to take on the issue of urban decay.

The Inner City Clean Up will start at the corner of Seaman Street and Remsen ...

Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School Student Awarded Prestigious National Honor Society Scholarship

April 12, 2021

Akshat Parthiban is one of 575 semifinalists receiving an NHS scholarship

SOMERSET, NJ - The National Honor Society (NHS) announced that Akshat Parthiban, a high school senior at Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School and member of NHS, has been selected as an NHS Scholarship recipient. Parthiban was chosen from nearly 10,000 applicants and will receive a ...

April 12 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 19 New Cases Overnight

April 12, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Monday reported 22,374 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, an increase of 19 cases with 707 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Monday reported a total of 838,328 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began ...

April 11 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 111 New Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Sunday reported 22,355 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight an increase of 111 cases with 706 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Sunday reported a total of 837,052 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic ...

New Jersey Residential Real Estate Experts: This Market Won’t Slow Down Anytime Soon

April 14, 2021

NEW JERSEY - While the rest of the state economy slowly returns to pre-pandemic levels, the New Jersey real estate market reportedly experienced “a year we’ve not seen before” with no immediate signs of slowing.

Two state real estate experts with national credentials participated in a TAPinto panel discussion Tuesday about the “Current State of the New Jersey Real ...

Downtown Somerville Alliance Releases Summer Stage Musical Lineup

April 12, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance has released the 2021 Summer Stage outdoor Concert series schedule featuring several bands that performed during last year's pandemic, as well as six new bands that specialize in blues, classic rock, folk, country - even an Elvis impersonator.

The free Saturday night series on the Division Street pedestrian mall kicks off May 29; all shows ...

Things to do in and around Franklin this weekend 

SOMERSET, NJ - Do you have plans this weekend?

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

Friday, April 9

Venus Jewelers of Franklin

Venus Jewelers is hosting I Do. Wedding Band Weekend, an engagement ring and wedding band show featuring hundreds of ring styles on Friday, April 9th and Saturday, April ...

The Week Ahead in Franklin/Somerset: April 12 to April 15

April 11, 2021

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

You can submit events directly through the website by clicking on the "Submit Content" button located on the upper right side of the front page, where you will be brought to a menu, simply pick events. 

Monday, ...

Somerset County Surrogate Available for Questions During Zoom Call

SOMERVILLE, NJ – In recognition of National County Government Month, Somerset County is hosting a live meet and greet Zoom information session titled “Where There’s a Will We Can Help: With Surrogate Tina Jalloh” to be held on Thursday, April 8 at noon. 

Learn how to probate a will and more when Somerset County Commissioner Director Shanel Robinson speaks ...

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Grades4life partners with the community to appreciate our teachers

April 2, 2021

SOMERSET, NJ - Even though spring break is here, that doesn’t stop our community from coming together to support education. 

Through the partnership of Grades4life and the Franklin school district, this past week teachers and staff at Pine Grove Manor Elementary School were honored with an appreciation breakfast from community partners of the Grades4life program.

This ...

Bridgewater Bans Cannabis Businesses Despite 67 Percent Positive Vote

April 12, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Recreational marijuana will not be welcome in Bridgewater Township anytime soon, at least not officially.

The town council unanimously approved four related ordinances last week prohibiting the operation of cannabis businesses within Bridgewater’s borders; the operation of any class of marijuana establishment in all the town’s zones; smoking, vaping, ...

Victims Identified: Double Murder in Hillside Linked to Suicide in Union

UNION, NJ – The deaths of two women in Hillside are believed to be connected to a death in Union, said acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo on Wednesday.

As reported by TAPinto Union early Wednesday morning, the case began at about 2:30 Monday morning when Union police officers discovered a suspicious car parked in the lot behind Enterprise Rent-A-Car at 1755 Morris ...

International Barbershop Quartet Day: Music Director Deke Sharon and New Jersey's Gimme Four

April 11, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- In honor of International Barbershop Quartet Day, TAPintoTV looks back at our conversations with Will Downey, member of New Jersey's #1 barbershop quartet, Gimme Four, and award-winning Musical Director and Producer, Deke Sharon.

Gimme Four is an International Semifinalist barbershop quartet based in Caldwell, New Jersey. Group members Paul Franek, Dave Ammirata, Will ...

Bridgewater Bans Cannabis Businesses Despite 67 Percent Positive Vote

April 12, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Recreational marijuana will not be welcome in Bridgewater Township anytime soon, at least not officially.

The town council unanimously approved four related ordinances last week prohibiting the operation of cannabis businesses within Bridgewater’s borders; the operation of any class of marijuana establishment in all the town’s zones; smoking, vaping, ...

Victims Identified: Double Murder in Hillside Linked to Suicide in Union

UNION, NJ – The deaths of two women in Hillside are believed to be connected to a death in Union, said acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo on Wednesday.

As reported by TAPinto Union early Wednesday morning, the case began at about 2:30 Monday morning when Union police officers discovered a suspicious car parked in the lot behind Enterprise Rent-A-Car at 1755 Morris ...

The Week Ahead in Franklin/Somerset: April 12 to April 15

April 11, 2021

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

You can submit events directly through the website by clicking on the "Submit Content" button located on the upper right side of the front page, where you will be brought to a menu, simply pick events. 

Monday, ...

Somerset County Surrogate Available for Questions During Zoom Call

SOMERVILLE, NJ – In recognition of National County Government Month, Somerset County is hosting a live meet and greet Zoom information session titled “Where There’s a Will We Can Help: With Surrogate Tina Jalloh” to be held on Thursday, April 8 at noon. 

Learn how to probate a will and more when Somerset County Commissioner Director Shanel Robinson speaks ...

The Week Ahead in Franklin/Somerset: April 12 to April 15

April 11, 2021

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

You can submit events directly through the website by clicking on the "Submit Content" button located on the upper right side of the front page, where you will be brought to a menu, simply pick events. 

Monday, ...

Somerset County Surrogate Available for Questions During Zoom Call

SOMERVILLE, NJ – In recognition of National County Government Month, Somerset County is hosting a live meet and greet Zoom information session titled “Where There’s a Will We Can Help: With Surrogate Tina Jalloh” to be held on Thursday, April 8 at noon. 

Learn how to probate a will and more when Somerset County Commissioner Director Shanel Robinson speaks ...