Franklin Township News

September 18, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - Who got the props? Franklin High School's administrative team is who.  The team published a video produced and directed by Michael Pinnix, FHS performing arts teacher, last Wednesday, it has gone viral with more than 4,000 views.  "It is attention-grabbing, FHS Principal, Frank ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A 54-year-old Hillsborough man is one of 24 suspects arrested in “Operation Open House,” a sting set up by law enforcement officials to capture alleged child predators using social media to lure underage girls and boys for sexual activity, according to state Attorney General Gurbir S.

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township Public Library (FTPL) joins with venues worldwide to present the MANHATTAN SHORT film festival on September 28, October 4 and 5, 2018. The MANHATTAN SHORT film festival is now in its 21st year.  The festival will screen the nine best short films from among the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The Assembly and Senate Education committees held a joint hearing on Monday to hear from the Commissioner of Education about the proposed changes being considered for the PARCC test as part of a plan by the Murphy administration to transition to a different statewide assessment. The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – I think by now we might be in the swing of things right...? Whether we are working, interning, going to school we got this on lock down, but we also need to make sure we are making time for fun. So check out the list below and figure out what event you are going to attend to give ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Warriors may have come away with a loss, but they never gave up, and sometimes you can learn from a loss, according to Head Coach, John Paczkowski.  "Sometimes you learn more from a loss than you do from a victory," Paczkowski said. "Hopefully the team will take the positives ...

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Here's a look at some of the municipal, business and recreational events going on this week in the Township of Franklin. Email the editor at FranklinTownship@tapinto.net with local event suggestions. Monday, Sept. 17 Township of Franklin Redevelopment Agency Meeting - The meeting will ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Division Street pedestrian mall was transformed into an outdoor workshop for artists yesterday as a steady stream of visitors perused paintings, handmade jewelry, ceramics, clothing and other original artwork.  The CC Coletti Acoustic Trio provided live music all day from a ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Did you miss any of last week’s top news stories? Click on the headlines to catch up: A local man was shot on Franklin Boulevard at approximately 8:10 pm Wednesday evening, according to police.  Local Man Shot on Franklin Boulevard, Police Investigating Councilman Theodore ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The Leadership Somerset Program is starting its fundraising work to upgrade the women's kitchen in the Agape House in Somerville, and provide a nutritional program to those living there. According to a release, Leadership Somerset works to create an active network of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  -The Planning Board Wednesday night rejected a builder’s request for an amended site plan that would eliminate an underground parking garage beneath a planned five-story apartment building and move 24 of the tenants’ parking spots across the street to a property he recently ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Central New Jersey Jazz Festival concludes Sunday afternoon, with upwards of 6,000 people expected to bring their lawn chairs and their love for music to be entertained in front of the stage on East Main Street, with seating spilling over on to the lawn at the historic ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Councilman Theodore Chase joined Franklin Township residents in calling for Township Councilman At-Large Rajiv Prasad’s resignation on Thursday for Prasad’s handling of a controversial project. “An extraordinarily wide spectrum of concerned citizens of this township have ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A local man was shot on Franklin Boulevard at approximately 8:10 pm Wednesday evening, according to police.  The unnamed man was taken to an area hospital and is in stable condition according to police.  Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said in a statement that ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Board of Education postponed a controversial proposal to cut back on standardized tests in certain grades and subjects, just minutes before it was set to vote on the plan. The decision put off the vote was a setback to Gov. Phil Murphy, who campaigned on eliminating ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Parents play a large role in keeping kids safe at school, according to a panel discussing the issue at the Franklin Township Public Library Monday night. “We need to play ‘cop’ at home,” retired Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Chief Tim Pino said. “We see children speaking out ...

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Workforce Skills for the 21st Century at Franklin Library Workforce Development Specialist Jan Goodman from the Greater Raritan One-Stop Career Center will be leading three workshops at Franklin Library designed to help attendees be more effective in both professional and personal ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A man armed with an assault rifle and wearing a helmet and bullet-proof vest was arrested Tuesday moments after he left a strip club where he worked on Route 35 in Sayreville, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today. Kevin Smith, 32, of Keyport, was ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Tilly Mahon is flying from Melbourne, Australia to the United States in less than a month to meet her grandfather, Colin Driver, a long awaited event filled with anticipation but fraught with anxiety and angst. Two-year-old Matilda, aka Tilly, her mom, Jane, father, Matthew and ...

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FTCAC’s Gift to our Beloved Community – The Arts as a tool of togetherness SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township Cultural Arts Council (FTCAC) officially ‘unveils’ its ADA-compliant Performance Arts Gazebo, located on the treelined pasture of the Municipal Complex, on September, 16 at 5:00 ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Township of Franklin will host Navigating the Permit Process, a seminar and luncheon at the Franklin Community/Senior Center located at 505 DeMott Lane on September 13, 2018 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm.  Attendees will learn the steps to the permit process, approvals required to build, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - An unanticipated groundwater source has undermined developer Robert Weiss’ plans for an underground parking garage at the planned Davenport Apartments, forcing him to go with Plan B, which hadn’t existed until it was necessitated by the invasive underground spring. The spring ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University funding-raising efforts brought in $223.4 million for the 2017-18 academic year, more than $10 million above what was raised the previous year and the largest amount ever collected in a single year, university officials said. The donations were 6.8 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A city resident was beaten by three armed assailants who took the victim back to his apartment and stole property and narcotics, Rutgers police said in an alert today. They said New Brunswick police are investigating the robbery, which occurred Monday about 10:30 p.m., when ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Assemblyman Joseph Danielsen helped distribute more than 750 backpacks to students in the 17th Legislative District for the new school year, as part of his annual back-to-school backpack drive. The drive was held between July and August and yielded thousands of school supplies.

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Hakim Nelson, 32, of Piscataway was sentenced to serve 18 years in a New Jersey State Prison for stealing the identity of two victims and pocketing over $25,000 for his own personal use, said Middlesex County Prosecutor, Andrew C. Carey.  According to a Monday news ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Adult Day Center on Main Street, next to TD Bank Ballpark, will host an Open House Sept. 15 from noon-3 p.m. The event is being held in conjunction with National Adult Day Services Week. Are you a caregiver for an older adult or somebody with Alzheimer’s ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – As most of us get into our school and work routine, we sit and wonder what can we do for fun when we get out? Well no worries, here is a list, mark it twice and go have a good time in the Hub City! Tuesday, September 11 Mindfulness Meditation Noon-1:00 p.m. Where: Rutgers ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Everyone likes turning their unwanted items into a little extra cash; but meeting with potential online buyers to close the deal can mean not only fraud, but violence, as has been the case in recent years. Like many communities across the state, the Township Council is looking to ...

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A 300-Year History Culminates in Local Farm-to-Table Movement SOMERSET, NJ - The Millstone Valley of central New Jersey, settled by Dutch farmers three centuries ago, helped New Jersey earn its Garden State nickname, and became the breadbasket of a booming New York City metropolis. That story, ...

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