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Franklin Township: Hundreds of Residents Voice Strong Opposition to Compressor Station 206 at Public Hearing with NJDEP

November 13, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds of concerned Franklin residents gathered in the Franklin High School Auditorium to voice their concerns to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project (NESE) and the construction of Compressor Station 206, Nov. 5. 

“The turnout was very impressive, “ said Mayor Phil Kramer. “There were ...

Franklin Township: Six Displaced by Early Morning Fire

November 12, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - A Monday morning fire has displaced six local residents from their home, according to police. 

Reports of a structural fire prompted the Franklin Township Police Department to respond to a home on Hamilton Street near the area of Hadler Drive. Police arrived at approximately 7:57 am Monday morning, according to a news release. 

The residents, three adults, ...

Franklin Township: Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Blackwells Mills Road

SOMERSET, NJ - A Plainfield man died Saturday night from injuries sustained during a motorcycle crash on Blackwells Mills Road near Van Cleef Road, according to police. 

George Garrett, a 35-year-old man from Plainfield, was determined to be the victim, according to police. 

The Franklin Township Police Department received a 9-1-1 call on Nov. 10 at 11:37 pm ...

Franklin Township: Peer Mentorship Program Debuts at FHS

November 12, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - When Franklin High School asked for students to step up and mentor peers in need of guidance, the response was overwhelming.

More than 100 students have signed on as leadership volunteers for the Warrior Peer Mentorship Program, which is making its debut this year at just the right time.

“With the ever-evolving world of technology and the mainstreaming of social media, ...

Franklin Township: Y Vote? Just Ask Our Youth

SOMERSET, NJ - Students from 11 Central New Jersey schools competed in the League of Woman's Voters' (Greater New Brunswick Chapter) inaugural "Y Vote" contest earlier this year. 

Already a big hit, the contest drew 91 responses - 77 essays, and 14 videos. The top entries in both categories received $500, while $200 went to second place, and $100 to third ...

Franklin's Diamond Miller Signs Letter of Intent with University of Maryland

November 14, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - Diamond Miller made it official on Wednesday, following through on the decision she came to during the Franklin girls basketball team's title quest last March.

The 6-foot-1 All-State guard/forward signed her National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Maryland Wednesday morning at Franklin High School, a month before Miller begins the senior season of her storied ...

Franklin Middle School Football: Warriors Come up with Big Win Against East Brunswick 26-6, Ends Season on Winning Note

SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Middle School Warriors won its fourth game in a row, to close out the season strong.

The Warriors easily defeated East Brunswick 26-6 to finish the season with a 7-2 winning record.

"The team had a good season," FMS Warrior Head Coach, Blair Wilson said. "We wish there was a playoff system in place for our league but there isn’t. Our young ...

Franklin Township: Fall Leaf Cleanup Information

November 11, 2018

Falling Leaves—Use Them Or Bag Them

The Township annual leaf collection program information follows. But one alternative for dealing with leaves is backyard composting. Composting results in a dark, friable, partially decomposed substance similar to natural organic matter found in the soil The end product can be added to enrich the soil, used as mulch to control weeds, used in potting ...

Franklin Township: Online Tax Sale December 3

SOMERSET, NJ - The Township of Franklin announces the sale of 2017 and prior year delinquent taxes and other municipal charges through an on-line auction on December 3, 2018.

For a listing of all parcels, delinquencies and costs please visit https://franklin-somerset.newjerseytaxsale.com/.

Interested parties may view information regarding the sale free of charge at the ...

Somerset County Grand Jury Indicts 6 Suspects in Murder

November 16, 2018

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A Somerset County Grand Jury has indicted five men and one women for the murder of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, 24 of North Plainfield, according to:Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The indictments for murder and related crimes were returned on Nov. 13 against:

- Oscar Ivan Baquendo-Martinez, 23, West 4th Street, Plainfield;

- Patricio M.

Hillsborough Police Ask for Help Tracking Down Naked Peeping Tom

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public to identify a "Peeping Tom" who has exposed himself and been sighted naked in the vicinity of residents' homes.

Four sightings have been reported since July 31; police say it is the same person in at least two of those incidents.

The most recent incident occurred Nov. 1, 2018 at 7 p.m. when a resident of Meadowbrook ...

Leadership Somerset Team Renovates Kitchen at Agape House

November 15, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Members of the Leadership Somerset Class of 2018 chose to renovate the women’s kitchen at the Agape House, an emergency shelter for families and single women in Somerville, for their class project.

“When our class toured the Agape House during a Leadership Somerset session, we noticed that the women’s kitchen was really outdated,” said Carla Gaeta, ...

Luxury Apartments Near Completion in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ – SOMA, an upscale new rental building alongside the NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line, is on pace to make a late 2018 debut, according to its developer Sterling Properties.

Construction is nearly complete on the luxury four-story building which will feature a mix of 69 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments and amenities steps from Somerville award-winning ...

Somerville: Immaculata HS Athletes Commit to College Teams

November 15, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Senior athletes at Immaculata High School signed letters of intent Thursday, committing to participate in athletics at their chosen colleges.

Students who signed, their sport and college include:

Peter Gallo of Asbury, baseball, St. Joseph's University; Felix Diaz of North Brunswick, baseball, Southern New Hampshire University; Chris Kirschner of Flemington, ...

New Brunswick: Man Wounded in 2nd Shooting Within a Week

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are investigating the shooting of a man Sunday night in the southern end of the city off Route 27.

Shortly after 9 p.m. police responded to reports of a shooting near Henry Street, and officers located the victim on How Lane in North Brunswick, authorities said.

They said the victim, a 20-year-old man from Woodbury Heights, Gloucester County, suffered from a ...

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Daylight Saving Time: Paying the Price for the Extra Hour of Sleep

November 4, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Helmut Zarbl, an expert in circadian rhythm and its influence on sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and more, says we pay the price for that extra hour of sleep - daylight saving time disrupts our biological clocks and affects our health.

Daylight saving time was introduced in Europe and the United States after World War I as part of an effort to ...

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Somerville: Immaculata HS Athletes Commit to College Teams

November 15, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Senior athletes at Immaculata High School signed letters of intent Thursday, committing to participate in athletics at their chosen colleges.

Students who signed, their sport and college include:

Peter Gallo of Asbury, baseball, St. Joseph's University; Felix Diaz of North Brunswick, baseball, Southern New Hampshire University; Chris Kirschner of Flemington, ...

New Brunswick: Man Wounded in 2nd Shooting Within a Week

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are investigating the shooting of a man Sunday night in the southern end of the city off Route 27.

Shortly after 9 p.m. police responded to reports of a shooting near Henry Street, and officers located the victim on How Lane in North Brunswick, authorities said.

They said the victim, a 20-year-old man from Woodbury Heights, Gloucester County, suffered from a ...

New Brunswick Man Shot, Wounded Leaving Store

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Monday leaving one man wounded.

Authorities said the 22-year-old victim, a city resident, was shot about 6:40 p.m. on the 100 block of Throop Avenue.

Officers were responding to reports of gunshots at that location when they received information that a man had walked into Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital ...

NeedQuest Hosts Thera-Palooza Special Needs Event for Families and Providers

November 13, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Thera-Palooza, a special needs therapy fair, was held here recently at the Hilton Garden Inn. 

“Thera-Palooza is an experiential event for families with loved ones with special needs,” said Leslie Crowe, the founder of NeedQuest, a local directory of special needs resources, and the organizer of Thera-Palooza. “At this event, we are bringing ...

Somerville: Immaculata HS Athletes Commit to College Teams

November 15, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Senior athletes at Immaculata High School signed letters of intent Thursday, committing to participate in athletics at their chosen colleges.

Students who signed, their sport and college include:

Peter Gallo of Asbury, baseball, St. Joseph's University; Felix Diaz of North Brunswick, baseball, Southern New Hampshire University; Chris Kirschner of Flemington, ...

New Brunswick: Man Wounded in 2nd Shooting Within a Week

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are investigating the shooting of a man Sunday night in the southern end of the city off Route 27.

Shortly after 9 p.m. police responded to reports of a shooting near Henry Street, and officers located the victim on How Lane in North Brunswick, authorities said.

They said the victim, a 20-year-old man from Woodbury Heights, Gloucester County, suffered from a ...

New Brunswick Man Shot, Wounded Leaving Store

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Monday leaving one man wounded.

Authorities said the 22-year-old victim, a city resident, was shot about 6:40 p.m. on the 100 block of Throop Avenue.

Officers were responding to reports of gunshots at that location when they received information that a man had walked into Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital ...

Leadership Somerset Team Renovates Kitchen at Agape House

November 15, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Members of the Leadership Somerset Class of 2018 chose to renovate the women’s kitchen at the Agape House, an emergency shelter for families and single women in Somerville, for their class project.

“When our class toured the Agape House during a Leadership Somerset session, we noticed that the women’s kitchen was really outdated,” said Carla Gaeta, ...

Luxury Apartments Near Completion in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ – SOMA, an upscale new rental building alongside the NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line, is on pace to make a late 2018 debut, according to its developer Sterling Properties.

Construction is nearly complete on the luxury four-story building which will feature a mix of 69 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments and amenities steps from Somerville award-winning ...

Leadership Somerset Team Renovates Kitchen at Agape House

November 15, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Members of the Leadership Somerset Class of 2018 chose to renovate the women’s kitchen at the Agape House, an emergency shelter for families and single women in Somerville, for their class project.

“When our class toured the Agape House during a Leadership Somerset session, we noticed that the women’s kitchen was really outdated,” said Carla Gaeta, ...

Luxury Apartments Near Completion in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ – SOMA, an upscale new rental building alongside the NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line, is on pace to make a late 2018 debut, according to its developer Sterling Properties.

Construction is nearly complete on the luxury four-story building which will feature a mix of 69 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments and amenities steps from Somerville award-winning ...

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Morristown Medical Center Becomes First Hospital to Implement BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has become the first hospital to implement the BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System, a unique tissue-sparing, CO2 laser-driven system which enables physicians to conduct complex surgeries in space-restricted areas of the body with greater accuracy and precision than ever before.

While flexible fiber-based CO2 surgery has long ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 22

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn how Atlantic Health System is accelerating the pace of medical breakthroughs in the fight against cancer, AHS and the New York Jets make a crucial catch, meet New Jersey’s only cardiac “Shock Team,” find out some key warning signs to know if you have Thyroid Cancer and much more!