TAPinto Franklin Township Week in Review: Good Samaritan Saves Senior, FHS Ring Ceremony & More

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

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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A Somerset man and registered sex offender was shot dead in his car on a Trenton street Friday night, according to officials. 

Franklin Township: Somerset Man Shot Dead in Trenton

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

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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

OurBus is expanding its Kendall Park – to – New York commuter bus service to meet growing ridership. The service launched in Spring 2016, with stops along Route 27.

Franklin Township: OurBus expands commuter bus service in Kendall Park, Montgomery

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A Bound Brook man has been charged with the robbery of the West Union Avenue Shop Rite, and faces additional charges for incidents at the Bridgewater Promenade and Bridgewater Commons Mall.

Bound Brook Man Charged in Shop Rite Robbery

When the linebacker Lester “L.J.” Liston was dismissed from Rutgers' football team in March 2015, he told NJ.com that he was about to become a father, arguing against the official account. Because of that, Liston said, he wanted to play ball for a school closer to home, in Flint, Michigan.

Former Rutgers Football Player Facing Murder, Drug Charges

 A township family is staying with friends after a Sunday night fire severely damaged their Kendall Road home, police said Monday.

South Brunswick Home Severely Damaged Following Sunday Night Fire

 

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Editor's note: This article was written by Staci Berger, one of the event's organizers, not by a TAPinto staffer.

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Nearly 100 area residents and visitors came together to stand against bigotry and prejudice at a vigil held at Perrine Park on Rivercrest Drive in Piscataway Monday night. The “Vigil against Racism and Hate” event was one of many organized ...

South Brunswick: No Injuries As Firefighters Battle Wexford Drive Blaze (VIDEO)

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – No injuries were reported as more than 75 firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze in Monmouth Junction Monday afternoon, officials said.

Firefighters from the township and local area fought a fire at 10 Wexford Drive in the Monmouth Junction section of the township during the afternoon Monday.

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More Than 40,000 View Annual India Day Parade In Edison

EDISON, NJ – An estimated crowd of more than 40,000 came out Sunday afternoon for the 13th annual India Day Parade, organizers said.

According to a press release from the Indian Business Association, who sponsored the event, Indian Americans from all over the state attended the parade to celebrate India’s 71st Independence Day.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - A crowd of 75 protestors 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.

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