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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The staff of TAPinto Franklin Township wishes you all a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year. We look forward to bringing you another year of news around the township.

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  1. Carletta O. Beckwith - Franklin Finance: 5 Tips on Saving Money During The Holiday Season
  2. Atlantic Health System -  AtlantiCast: Episode 009 Year In Review
  3. Wine Visita - Wine Vista Weekly Specials 
  4. Somerset Patriots - Patriots' Fans Trudge Through Snow to Donate Toys
  5. Sisters Network of Central New Jersey - Franklin Township: A 5k Run/Walk to Celebrate Survivors and to Remember Those We Lost
  6. Venus Jewelers - Local Entrepreneur Teaches Rutgers Students How To Market Themselves
  7. Central Jersey College Prep - CJCP Earned “Tier 1 School” Status from New Jersey Department of Education
  8. Robert Quinn - LD17 State Assembly Candidate Robert Quinn: Final Thoughts on the campaign
  9. Gov. Elect Phil Murphy - Rutgers Leaders to Join Governor-Elect Murphy’s Transition2018 Team
  10. Assm. Joe Danielsen - Franklin Township: Danielsen Hosts 2nd Annual Veterans Day Breakfast at Stage House Tavern
  11. OurBus - Franklin Township: OurBus expands commuter bus service in Kendall Park, Montgomery
  12. St. Matthias School - Faith, Caring, Excellence
  13. The Learning Experience of Somerset - The Learning Experience® of Somerset to Host 'Trike-A-Thon' Fundraiser to Benefit St. Jude, Oct. 7
  14. Pierce Street Bagel - Franklin Township: Pierce Street Bagel Cafe' Deli & Grill Announces Lunch Specials
  15. Franklin Family Eyecare - Franklin Township: Use Flexible Spending Account for Eyecare Expenses
  16. Zoup! of Somerset - Zoup! in Somerset Stirs up Support for No Kid Hungry Campaign
  17. KPS Princeton Garage - Franklin Township: KPS Princeton Garage Winter Car Special

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Letters to the editor

Impact of the New Tax Laws for New Jerseyans

Williams Transcontinental (Transco) continues massive PR campaign natural emissions is gas is safe

Mayor Urges Residents to Vote Entire Ballot​​​​​​​

Guest Column 

Getting to Know Princeton 

Congress Passes the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act; What Could the Impact Be for Franklin Township Property Owners and Taxpayers?

Guest Column: Men Have Breasts Too​​​​​​​

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