TAPinto Franklin Township Week in Review: Gala Announcement, South Middlebush Road Closure, BizFest & More

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Franklin Township: Warriors for Life Scholarship Foundation to Host 1st Annual Gala

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Franklin Township: Deputy Mayor Calls on Community to Attend Town Hall Meeting

Deputy Mayor Carl R. A. Wright called on citizens of Franklin Township during this Tuesday's council meeting, to attend a town hall on community safety this Thursday. 

Franklin Township: 3 month South Middlebush Road Closure

On or about June 28, South Middlebush Road (CR 615) will be closed between Skillmans Lane and Jacques Lane while Somerset County conducts a necessary bridge replacement project, according to a Nixle alert. 

Franklin High School Graduation 2017

Hundreds of family members, friends and supporters filled Franklin High School's athletic field to celebrate the graduation of 501 students of the Class of 2017, Friday afternoon.

Franklin Township: The Imperia to Host BizFest 2017, Trade Show and Networking Opportunity

Hundreds of attendees will gather at the Imperia this Thursday, to network with over 70 local businesses, during BizFest 2017.

Opposition to Compressor Station grows

For the past yearCentral Jersey Safe Energy Coalition (SAFERNj.org) has been in the center of the fight to stop a new pipeline infrastructure proposal in New Jersey called the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE).

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Rutgers student sexually assaulted in College Avenue dorm room

October 17, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A female student affiliated with the university was reportedly sexually assaulted when a man randomly walked into her dorm room on October 13, according to police.

The assault happened at around 4:30 p.m. in Mettler Hall on College Avenue, Rutgers police said in a university-wide crime alert.

The victim was sitting in her room with the door open, when an unknown man ...

New Brunswick: Autistic Boy Left on Bus Driver Charged, Police say

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County officials charged Hardy Sannoh, 60, of New Brunswick with endangering the welfare of a child, who had been abandoned on a school bus on Oct. 12. 

According to authorities, Sannoh left an autistic 9-year-old boy on a school bus for four hours.

"During the investigation, it was determined that the child was picked up by Sannoh to be taken to ...

Biden Comes to New Brunswick with Frank Discussion About Sexual Assault

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Joe Biden called upon Rutgers University students to take an active stance to end sexual assault during a  discussion October 12 visit to the university.

The former vice president was on campus speaking for the “It’s On Us” nationwide campaign against sexual assault on college campuses.

An estimated 1,000 students and Rutgers affiliates attended, ...

ALDI to Offer 250 Positions During One-Day Hiring Blitz on Oct. 11

NEW JERSEY - Grocery store chain, ALDI is hosting a statewide, one-day hiring spree at all 42 of its New Jersey locations including Piscataway on Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

"What’s unique about ALDI is their wages and benefits are higher than the national average for the retail industry, and much higher than the New Jersey minimum wage ...

Department of Justice: ISIS Sympathizer Arrested in Cranford, Plotting the "Next 9/11" with Two Accomplices

NEW YORK, NY – The Department of Justice released details of a thwarted terror plot to attack New York City during the summer of 2016 on Friday.

Three men, who were arrested in 2016 and 2017, planned to detonate bombs in Times Square and the New York City subway system and shoot civilians at concert venues in support of ISIS, according to the Department of Justice.

The three arrested ...

Somerset County: Teacher's Aide Charged with Sexual Assault Against Student

 

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 35-year-old teacher's aide at A Montgomery Township school faces multiple charges in the alleged sexual assault of a 17-year-old student, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Daniel E. Fowler of Princeton Pike, Lawrence Township, has been charged with 2nd degree endangering the welfare of a child, 2nd degree criminal ...

Rutgers student sexually assaulted in College Avenue dorm room

October 17, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A female student affiliated with the university was reportedly sexually assaulted when a man randomly walked into her dorm room on October 13, according to police.

The assault happened at around 4:30 p.m. in Mettler Hall on College Avenue, Rutgers police said in a university-wide crime alert.

The victim was sitting in her room with the door open, when an unknown man ...

New Brunswick: Autistic Boy Left on Bus Driver Charged, Police say

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County officials charged Hardy Sannoh, 60, of New Brunswick with endangering the welfare of a child, who had been abandoned on a school bus on Oct. 12. 

According to authorities, Sannoh left an autistic 9-year-old boy on a school bus for four hours.

"During the investigation, it was determined that the child was picked up by Sannoh to be taken to ...

Biden Comes to New Brunswick with Frank Discussion About Sexual Assault

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Joe Biden called upon Rutgers University students to take an active stance to end sexual assault during a  discussion October 12 visit to the university.

The former vice president was on campus speaking for the “It’s On Us” nationwide campaign against sexual assault on college campuses.

An estimated 1,000 students and Rutgers affiliates attended, ...

County Parks Administrator Elected to the American Academy for Park & Recreation Administration

October 12, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Cindie Sullivan, deputy director of the Somerset County Park Commission, has been elected to the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration. Sullivan was inducted recently at the Academy’s Annual Meeting during the National Recreation and Park Association Conference in New Orleans, LA.

The Academy is a group of distinguished practitioners and educators who ...

Rebranded Somerset County is Making Vibrant Connections

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Have you ever thought about what makes Somerset County unique? The Board of Chosen Freeholders and other stakeholders around the county explored that question when they started a branding initiative in 2015.

After much deliberation, the answer became clear: Somerset County excels at making vibrant connections. That has become the tag line for the county’s new ...

Police Plan Major Crackdown on Underage Drinking at Far Hills Race Meeting

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, in partnership with New Jersey State Police, race event organizers, New Jersey Transit, and the Borough of Far Hills, plans a major crackdown on underage drinking at the Far Hills Race Meeting Saturday, Oct. 21.

"The Far Hills Race Meeting is one of the oldest traditions that takes place each fall here in Somerset ...

County Parks Administrator Elected to the American Academy for Park & Recreation Administration

October 12, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Cindie Sullivan, deputy director of the Somerset County Park Commission, has been elected to the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration. Sullivan was inducted recently at the Academy’s Annual Meeting during the National Recreation and Park Association Conference in New Orleans, LA.

The Academy is a group of distinguished practitioners and educators who ...

Rebranded Somerset County is Making Vibrant Connections

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Have you ever thought about what makes Somerset County unique? The Board of Chosen Freeholders and other stakeholders around the county explored that question when they started a branding initiative in 2015.

After much deliberation, the answer became clear: Somerset County excels at making vibrant connections. That has become the tag line for the county’s new ...

Rutgers student sexually assaulted in College Avenue dorm room

October 17, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A female student affiliated with the university was reportedly sexually assaulted when a man randomly walked into her dorm room on October 13, according to police.

The assault happened at around 4:30 p.m. in Mettler Hall on College Avenue, Rutgers police said in a university-wide crime alert.

The victim was sitting in her room with the door open, when an unknown man ...

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Second Opinion on Breast Cancer Program Offers Peace of Mind

A breast cancer diagnosis can change a person’s life. And during such devastating news, the sheer amount of information regarding treatment and follow-up care can quickly become overwhelming. However, patients are not alone in this fight. Atlantic Health System’s Breast Cancer Second Opinion Program at Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Overlook Medical Center, is helping provide peace of ...