TAPinto Franklin Township Month in Review: Jackpot Winner, Good Samaritan, BOE Candidates & More

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Instead of taking a video with her phone, Trish Weisenstein jumped into action July 27 to perform CPR on a senior citizen hit by a car on Easton Avenue, possibly saving his life.

Franklin Township: Good Samaritan Helps to Save Senior Struck by Car on Easton Avenue

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Hundreds of people attended a community vigil hosted by the Franklin Township Interfaith Council at St. Mathias Church Sunday night, to show support for Charlottesville, and to stand in solidarity with one another. 

Franklin Township: Interfaith Council Holds Community Vigil to Stand Against Hate

Thanks to the Krauszers Food Store on JFK Boulevard, one lucky township resident is $160,065 richer because they won the Jersey Cash 5 Jackpot on Wednesday.

Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Wins $160,065 Jackpot in Franklin Township

If you love comfort food, then you should come out to get a taste of Franklin Township's newest restaurant Zoup!

Franklin Township: Zoup! Celebrates First NJ Grand Opening

Close to 400 local students will have a leg up on their peers when they return to school next month, thanks in part to a new pilot program. 

Franklin Township Public Schools and Parks and Recreation Team up for Math and Literacy Program

The Franklin Boys Track and Field team was honored Tuesday night for their championship run this season with a ring ceremony at Franklin High School. 

FHS Boys Track and Field Team Honored at Ring Ceremony

Maria Cisyk, 73, of Gregory Lane passed away due to smoke inhalation as a result of a fire which occurred on Gregory Lane this Sunday evening, according to officials. 

Franklin Township: Woman Killed in Sunday Evening Condo Fire

Tamar Reaves, aka “T-Mac,” age 18, of Park Street, in the Somerset section of Franklin Township, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, second-degree possession of a handgun without a permit, and second-degree unlawful, possession of a handgun, according to officials. 

Franklin Township: Teen Caught and Charged with Murder

A doctor from Somerset is facing 10 years in prison and was ordered to pay a total of $714,690 in restitution to the Veterans Affairs program due to a fraud charge, officials say. 

Cardiologist from Somerset Admits to Billing Veterans Affairs for Bogus Medical Procedures

Franklin Township Board of Education election will be a contested race in November with six people running for three seats. 

Franklin Township Board of Education: Six Candidates Vie for Three Seats

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New Jersey Heroes Honored for Saving Lives

June 18, 2018

Thirty-eight individuals and organizations in New Jersey were recently honored at the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association 2018 New Jersey American Heartsavers and Stroke Heroes Awards for their life-saving efforts. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s American Heartsavers and Stroke Heroes Awards is held annually to commend individuals, ...

Bridgewater Police: Avoid Mall for Ongoing Police Investigation

June 14, 2018

UPDATE: According to a Nixle alert from the Bridgewater Township Police Department at 9 p.m., the investigation at the mall has been completed, and the mall will be resuming normal business operations.

Police emphasized that there is no immediate threat to the public and no injuries were reported.

Keep checking back for more information.

Related article: Bridgewater Mall Shut Down ...

Students Lead ‘Die-In’ at Congressman Lance’s Westfield Office; Summit Boy Arrested

WESTFIELD, NJ — Seventeen-year-old Summit High School student Ben Schachter was taken away in handcuffs Tuesday during a gun safety “die-in” protest led by local high school students at Congressman Leonard Lance's Westfield office. Lance was not present at the office at the time.

Read: Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman Talks Gun Violence, School Safety, ...

Dozens of Highland Park Residents Rally Against Recent ICE Detainment of Neighbor, Father of 4

Dozens of community members rallied in front of The Reformed Church of Highland Park on Friday afternoon to voice their opposition towards the recent detainment of local resident Cloyd Edralin by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The rally was planned just four days after Edralin, 47, a green card holder from the Philippines and father to four children who are U.S. citizens, was ...

Bridgewater Police: Avoid Mall for Ongoing Police Investigation

June 14, 2018

UPDATE: According to a Nixle alert from the Bridgewater Township Police Department at 9 p.m., the investigation at the mall has been completed, and the mall will be resuming normal business operations.

Police emphasized that there is no immediate threat to the public and no injuries were reported.

Keep checking back for more information.

Related article: Bridgewater Mall Shut Down ...

Students Lead ‘Die-In’ at Congressman Lance’s Westfield Office; Summit Boy Arrested

WESTFIELD, NJ — Seventeen-year-old Summit High School student Ben Schachter was taken away in handcuffs Tuesday during a gun safety “die-in” protest led by local high school students at Congressman Leonard Lance's Westfield office. Lance was not present at the office at the time.

Read: Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman Talks Gun Violence, School Safety, ...

Dozens of Highland Park Residents Rally Against Recent ICE Detainment of Neighbor, Father of 4

Dozens of community members rallied in front of The Reformed Church of Highland Park on Friday afternoon to voice their opposition towards the recent detainment of local resident Cloyd Edralin by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The rally was planned just four days after Edralin, 47, a green card holder from the Philippines and father to four children who are U.S. citizens, was ...

Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity Opening ReStore in Manville

June 19, 2018

MANVILLE, NJ - Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity is opening a Habitat ReStore in the Marketplace at Manville, next to Walmart on North Main Street in Manville, this fall.

At the store, RVHFH will pick up gently used furniture and goods from Somerset and Hunterdon county residents, and give them a second life at the store's grand opening.

To schedule a time for RVHFH to pick ...

Summer Camp Programs for Children and Teens Announced By Environmental Education Center

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Each summer, the Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Basking Ridge holds programs that let children and teens explore nature for summer activities that both entertaining and an opportunity to learn about the environment.

The programs are organized and led by the EEC's staff of naturalists.

The EEC is a Somerset County facility located at 190 Lord ...

Somerset County Employees' Health Center Opens in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and officials from Integrity Health gathered for a June 12 ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new health care facility on East Main Street.

The Somerset County Partnership Health Center (SCPHC) will serve as an on-site health, wellness and care coordination center for employees of Somerset County, the county park commission, the ...

Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity Opening ReStore in Manville

June 19, 2018

MANVILLE, NJ - Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity is opening a Habitat ReStore in the Marketplace at Manville, next to Walmart on North Main Street in Manville, this fall.

At the store, RVHFH will pick up gently used furniture and goods from Somerset and Hunterdon county residents, and give them a second life at the store's grand opening.

To schedule a time for RVHFH to pick ...

Summer Camp Programs for Children and Teens Announced By Environmental Education Center

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Each summer, the Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Basking Ridge holds programs that let children and teens explore nature for summer activities that both entertaining and an opportunity to learn about the environment.

The programs are organized and led by the EEC's staff of naturalists.

The EEC is a Somerset County facility located at 190 Lord ...