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Franklin Township: 1st Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser

October 17, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - The Empty Bowls project of Franklin Township, NJ, in concert with the Franklin Food Bank, will host their first annual Empty Bowls event in early March 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton on Atrium Drive in Somerset, NJ.  This event will be open to the public.

Empty Bowls is a grassroots effort to raise both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger, personalized by ...

Help Feed a Family for Thanksgiving

SOMERVILLE, NJ -The ninth annual Adopt-A-Family program needs donors to help provide Thanksgiving meals for needy families.

The 2018 donation form can be found at http://bit.ly/2018AdoptAFamily

“We often hear that people want to help others within their own community,” said Somerset County Freeholder Patricia Walsh. “This is a perfect way for residents to earmark donations ...

Franklin Township: Somerset Crop Walkers to Take Strides Against Hunger

October 17, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - We need your help, and your feet, on Sunday, Oct. 21 to participate in the 45th annual Somerset CROP Walk for hunger sponsored by Church World Service. Registration for the 6-mile (10-kilometer) CROP Walk will begin at 1 p.m. at Somerset Presbyterian Church, 100 JFK Boulevard, and the walk will start at 2 p.m.  We also offer a 2-mile mini-walk.

All are welcome to join ...

Hundreds Honor Local Man Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several hundred people filled the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens today at the funeral service for New Brunswick Vice Principal Tyrone Harrison, who was struck by a car and killed.

"I know this is tough for all of us," Harrison's brother, Shawn, told the people who filled the pews. "Yet, you look around this church. Everyone here Tyrone ...

Piscataway Man Charged in Hit and Run Accident that Killed Local Man

October 11, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 21-year-old  Piscataway man was charged in the hit-and-run accident in which a New Brunswick vice principal was struck and killed during what authorities said was a bunch of drivers drag racing in Piscataway.

Freddy S. Garcia was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree aggravated manslaughter in the death of Tyrone Harrison, 49, of Somerset, Middlesex ...

Grand Jury Charge Two Franklin Men in Hillsborough Burglaries

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Two 18-year-old Franklin Township men have been indicted by a Somerset County Grand Jury charging them with multiple crimes arising from a burglary and discharge of a weapon at a home on Mersher Court in Hillsborough Township that occurred on Aug.16, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Jhamir I. Hoagland of Taylor Road in Franklin Township was ...

Prasad steps away from council, Franklin Police Department partners with Sister2Sister and council passes “Online Exchange Zone” ordinance

October 10, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ: Franklin Councilman At-Large Rajiv Prasad is stepping away from his position on the council for an undisclosed amount of time.

At the Oct. 9 council meeting, Township Clerk Ann McCarthy read a statement from the councilman, who was not in attendance.

“After consulting my colleagues on the council I have decided to spend a few weeks away from council business so that the ...

This is How You Can Get Involved In Franklin Township’s Local Government

SOMERSET, NJ - The value of Franklin comes from its diverse faces – and it's time to further integrate diverse voices into our local government. No matter who you are or where you fall on the political spectrum, it is of critical importance that you understand the issues facing our community, and that you play an active role in the decision making processes that shape the place you ...

Boys Football: Franklin Warriors Defeat Elizabeth 28-21

October 15, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - Solid defense and a strong ground game powered the Warriors to their first win of the season over Elizabeth High School 28-21, Friday Night at FHS. 

Teamwork was also a major factor according to the game leading rusher Isiah Solomon who led the offense with 15 rushing attempts for 147 yards and two touchdowns.

"The real players that need to be noticed are on the ...

Franklin Middle School Football: Warriors Fall to South Brunswick 20-16

SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Middle School Warriors fell to South Brunswick Middle School 20-16, Thursday, Oct. 4.

Omari Jones-Owens and Nyaair Sallings powered the Warrior's offense by both scoring touchdowns off kickoff returns. 

Jones-Owens also led the team on the defensive side of the ball, by racking up the most tackles. 

FMS Warrior Head Coach, ...

Second man charged in fatal drag racing hit and run

October 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A second man has been arrested in connection with the fatal accident in which a New Brunswick vice principal was struck and killed by one of several drivers who authorities say were drag racing on Stelton Road in Piscataway last Saturday, 

Sohjah Powell-Warner, 21, of Piscataway, who was identified as managing a Facebook page and Instagram account for the car club ...

Feds say New Brunswick CPA Fail to Report $650K in income

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Federal investigators arrested a New Brunswick man and certified public accountant or allegedly underreporting more than $650,000 of income on his personal tax returns.

Amit Govil, 58, was arrested at his home and charged by indictment with two counts of making and subscribing false tax returns, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said in a statement.

Carpenito said documents ...

Prosecutor: Teacher, 29, Sent Nude Photos Online to Montgomery HS Student

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Montgomery High School teacher who lives in Hillsborough has been arrested and faces charges of sending nude photos of herself and sexually-explicit messages via social media to a Montgomery High School student over a period of several months.

Michelina Aichele, 29 of Capricorn Drive in Hillsborough, has been charged with 2nd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Drive-Through Drug Disposal in Hillsborough Oct. 20

October 15, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Somerset County residents can dispose of unwanted or outdated prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South County Public Works Garage, located at 410 Roycefield Road, according to .Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano,

The periodic medicine-collection program is sponsored by the Somerset County Sheriff's ...

Teachers Rally in Somerville to Protest Health Benefits Impasse

SOMERVILLE, NJ – More than 200 school teachers and support staff from school districts throughout Somerset County gathered downtown late Thursday afternoon to raise awareness about several issues that continue to stall negotiations over new contracts.

Carrying signs reading “We All Deserve Better” and “Why Am I Rallying?” the teachers wore red t-shirts in ...

Charter Advocates Gather in Newark Amid New Reality

October 10, 2018

Charter school leaders and their advocates are gathering in Newark Thursday morning for their annual conference amid a new reality: the state's top elected official—unlike his predecessor—is not a strong supporter of the alternative public schools that have taken root over the last two decades in cities like Newark, Camden, Paterson and Plainfield.

In his first year ...

Vulgar, Racist and Anti-Semitic Graffiti Spray-Painted onto Scotch Plains Fanwood High School

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the local community are expressing their outrage over racist, anti-Semitic and vulgar graffiti that was spray-painted on the outside of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School sometime before the weekend began. 

Pictures of the offensive messages spread rapidly over social media, and members of the Jewish community were quick to condemn the ...

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Charter Advocates Gather in Newark Amid New Reality

October 10, 2018

Charter school leaders and their advocates are gathering in Newark Thursday morning for their annual conference amid a new reality: the state's top elected official—unlike his predecessor—is not a strong supporter of the alternative public schools that have taken root over the last two decades in cities like Newark, Camden, Paterson and Plainfield.

In his first year ...

Vulgar, Racist and Anti-Semitic Graffiti Spray-Painted onto Scotch Plains Fanwood High School

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the local community are expressing their outrage over racist, anti-Semitic and vulgar graffiti that was spray-painted on the outside of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School sometime before the weekend began. 

Pictures of the offensive messages spread rapidly over social media, and members of the Jewish community were quick to condemn the ...

Charter Advocates Gather in Newark Amid New Reality

October 10, 2018

Charter school leaders and their advocates are gathering in Newark Thursday morning for their annual conference amid a new reality: the state's top elected official—unlike his predecessor—is not a strong supporter of the alternative public schools that have taken root over the last two decades in cities like Newark, Camden, Paterson and Plainfield.

In his first year ...

Vulgar, Racist and Anti-Semitic Graffiti Spray-Painted onto Scotch Plains Fanwood High School

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the local community are expressing their outrage over racist, anti-Semitic and vulgar graffiti that was spray-painted on the outside of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School sometime before the weekend began. 

Pictures of the offensive messages spread rapidly over social media, and members of the Jewish community were quick to condemn the ...

Drive-Through Drug Disposal in Hillsborough Oct. 20

October 15, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Somerset County residents can dispose of unwanted or outdated prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South County Public Works Garage, located at 410 Roycefield Road, according to .Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano,

The periodic medicine-collection program is sponsored by the Somerset County Sheriff's ...

Teachers Rally in Somerville to Protest Health Benefits Impasse

SOMERVILLE, NJ – More than 200 school teachers and support staff from school districts throughout Somerset County gathered downtown late Thursday afternoon to raise awareness about several issues that continue to stall negotiations over new contracts.

Carrying signs reading “We All Deserve Better” and “Why Am I Rallying?” the teachers wore red t-shirts in ...

Giant Somerset Hills VNA Fall Rummage Sale Opens This Week

FAR HILLS, NJ _ It's the rummage sale that puts Far Hills on the map for bargain hunters -- the much awaited giant rummage sale organized each October (and April) to raise funds to assist patients of the Basking Ridge-based Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills.

This year's fall VNA Rummage Sale is scheduled, in rain or shine, for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, ...

Drive-Through Drug Disposal in Hillsborough Oct. 20

October 15, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Somerset County residents can dispose of unwanted or outdated prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South County Public Works Garage, located at 410 Roycefield Road, according to .Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano,

The periodic medicine-collection program is sponsored by the Somerset County Sheriff's ...

Teachers Rally in Somerville to Protest Health Benefits Impasse

SOMERVILLE, NJ – More than 200 school teachers and support staff from school districts throughout Somerset County gathered downtown late Thursday afternoon to raise awareness about several issues that continue to stall negotiations over new contracts.

Carrying signs reading “We All Deserve Better” and “Why Am I Rallying?” the teachers wore red t-shirts in ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 21

On this week’s AtlantiCast, see who has the cleanest hands in health care, find out how Atlantic Health System is training the next generation of health care professionals, Overlook Medical Center joins the robot revolution and much more!