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The lack of clean water is the latest reason the opening of the heavily anticipated spray park at Colonial Park will be delayed yet again, according to a social media post from the Somerset County Park Commission's Facebook page. 

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Free Spray Park Set to Open in August, Director of the Park Commission Says (UPDATE)

The Franklin Township Council passed an ordinance last night that gives administrative control of the Police Department to a civilian public safety director. But before unanimously voting in favor of the change, officials said they hoped to return to a chief of police in the future. 

Council passes ordinance creating public safety director and reorganizes police department’s top ranks 

A long term dream took one more major step towards reality, as the ground was broken for the Franklin Township Community Youth Center Thursday morning.

Franklin Township Community Youth Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

The public is invited to attend this year's Week of the People back to school event at Naaman Williams Park, Aug. 24 from 2 pm to 7 pm. 

'Community in Unity' 48th Annual Week of the People Back to School Event Set for August 24

Local resident Darrin Russo and Melonie Marano both Democrats accepted an invite to debate their Republican challengers from the League of Women Voters' according to a news release. 

Russo and Marano Accept League of Women Voters' Debate Invite

Top TAPinto headlines from nearby: 

Construction at The Hub in New Brunswick Should Start Within a Year

15-year old North Plainfield Juvenile Charged with Murder, Prosecutor Says

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