Franklin Township News

November 19, 2018

  Update: The last day to purchase tickets is today, Nov. 19. Only a few tickets left. Read more for details. SOMERSET, NJ- On Friday, November 23rd at 6pm, the Warrior for Life Foundation will host its 2nd Annual Scholarship Gala at the Imperia in Somerset. The gala, which serves as the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - When the Piscataway football team did not get out to the kind of explosive offensive start that marked its first two playoff victories this post-season, it was left to the Chiefs' defense and special teams to give them the momentum needed to seal their sectional ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Did you miss any of last week’s top news stories? Click on the headlines to catch up:  Last month, TAPinto Franklin Township covered the proposal of the Franklin Township Council’s Ordinance 4255-18, which prohibits left turns from Walnut Avenue, Culver Street, and Lakeside Road ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Not only are merchants in downtown Somerville rolling out the red carpet for Santa’s arrival, they’re sweeping off the welcome mat for visitors and shoppers this holiday season starting off with Small Business Saturday just two days after Thanksgiving. It's a magical time of the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  An Edison man, wanted in connection to the fatal shooting of a New Brunswick man, has been apprehended, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced Saturday. Christopher “C-Dub” Thompson, 26, of Edison, was arrested Friday at a home in Lithonia, Georgia by members ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - A youth minister at a Franklin Township church was convicted Friday of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl in his Hillsborough home. A Superior Court jury found Shawn Butler, 52, guilty of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child and fourth-degree criminal sexual ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Puleo International, a third generation family-owned manufacturer and distributor of unique handcrafted holiday décor items is opening their doors to the public for their 14th Annual Christmas Sale. Puleo’s Warehouse sale rings in the holiday season much like Christmas ...

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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 ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Do you have plans this weekend? If you don’t, check out our editor’s picks for some of the best things to do in and around Franklin Township. Click on the headlines below for more details: Friday, Nov. 16 Middlebush Volunteer Fire Department  The MVFD will be hosting ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin Township Public Schools will operate on a two hour delayed opening.  Original alert: The Township of Franklin is urging commuters to be safe due to inclement weather.  The following alerts were issued: 2:57 pm - South Middlebush Road is closed due to an ...

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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 ...

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Editor's Note: This is the second article in a three-part series on Easton Avenue safety and traffic patterns.  SOMERSET, NJ - Last month, TAPinto Franklin Township covered the proposal of the Franklin Township Council’s Ordinance 4255-18, which prohibits left turns from Walnut Avenue, Culver ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission will sponsor the 2018 Turkey Shoot on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 2018 at Spooky Brook, Quail Brook, and Green Knoll Golf Courses.   Each of the three courses will offer a Shotgun Start on Thanksgiving Day at 8:00 A.M. Fee to ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Johnny Lombardi, aka "Gemini," is the comedic version of a one-man band. He can do it all – depending on his mood and the audience, Lombardi will kibitz with the crowd, fire off one-liners, dazzle with his magic or bring life to a family of sharp-tongued ventriloquist ...

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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, ...

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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.

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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- ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Hamilton street is now open. Hamilton Street is CLOSED between JFK and Veronica due to fire department activity.  Motorists are urged to avoid the area and seek alternate routes. Download the FREE TAPinto App!  Click here for Android - Click here for iOS for breaking news, traffic/weather ...

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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 ...

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Make gift giving easy with unique green gifts that provide weeks and in some cases months and years of beauty. Plus, gifting easy-care blooming plants is an experiential gift that’s ideal for everyone, especially that person on your list who has everything. Gardeners as well as practical family ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - World War I ended on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. This year, Nov. 11 falls on Sunday, and members of the military will be honored with the Veterans Day Parade that will start in Highland Park and proceed over the bridge into New Brunswick. "We ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Did you miss any of last week’s top news stories? Click on the headlines to catch up: On Friday, November 23rd at 6pm, the Warrior for Life Foundation will host its 2nd Annual Scholarship Gala at the Imperia in Somerset. Warrior For Life Scholarship Foundation To Host 2nd ...

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