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SOMERSET, NJ - Did you miss any of last week’s top news stories? Click on the headlines to catch up:

Today, Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School welcomed its students to their first day of school. 

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Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School Celebrates 1st Day of Class

The Somerset County Park Commissioners officially opened its new Children’s Spray Park at Colonial Park located near Mettler’s Road Friday morning. 

Park Commission Opens Colonial Park Spray Park

Parents/guardians: share a photo of your children heading off to a new school year for the TAPinto Franklin Township 2019 Back-to-School Photo Gallery and enter for a chance to win a $40 gift card to a local restaurant of your choosing. 

Enter TAPinto Franklin/Somerset's 3rd Annual Back to School Photo Gallery and Contest

Are you running for office? Here's a stat just released from our July 2019 Reader survey: 97.9 percent of respondents are registered to vote and 94.3 percent voted in the last election.

2019 General Election Policies

Is there art in music and music in art? How does one use musical “patterns” to achieve a “mood” such as “the blues?” And how do musicians add “color” to their compositions through sound? 

Franklin Woman’s Club Funds Two Art/Music Programs at the Quail Brook Senior Center

Top TAPinto headlines from nearby: 

Cutting-Edge Heart Valve Installed at Robert Wood Johnson

53-Unit Apartment Building Will Be Comprised Entirely of Affordable Housing

Hillsborough School Board, Teachers Engage in War of Words

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