FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ — Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories? Click on the headlines to catch up:

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

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Last month members of the community packed the Franklin Middle School cafeteria to learn about the forthcoming youth center. 

Franklin Township: Feedback Needed for Community Youth Center

The Franklin Township Interfaith Council will have local, county and state officials speaking at this Sunday's community vigil at St. Mathias Aug. 20, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Franklin Township Interfaith Council to Host Community Vigil (UPDATE Speakers Announced)

Don’t forget to check out TAPinto Franklin Township’s event section for things to do in and around town.

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

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. 

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

Top stories from nearby TAPinto sites:

Former Edison Police Officer Facing More Charges

Former police officer Michael Dotro is facing even more charges after allegedly tampering with a witness in one of the criminal cases pending against him, prosecutors said Thursday.

United by Misgivings, Area Protesters Express Anger with Trump, Extremists and Racism

A crowd of 75 protesters clutching hand-painted signs gathered outside the Unitarian Universalist Church on East Cliff Street Wednesday night expressing anger and frustration with current events and a troubled country increasingly polarized by political differences, racism, and violence.

RVCC Planetarium Offers Free, Safe Viewing of Solar Eclipse

The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium in Branchburg will be heating up with excitement in August, as the Planetarium—and the rest of the country—prepare for a total Solar Eclipse on August 21. It is the first time in 99 years that the U.S. is experiencing a coast-to-coast total Solar Eclipse. While the “Path of Totality” for complete viewing of the Solar Eclipse will run diagonally across the country from Oregon to South Carolina, New Jersey residents will see approximately 75 percent of the Sun covered by the Moon.

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