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TAPinto Franklin Township Week in Review: Serious Car Crash, Apartment Fire, Ice Skating & More - Dec. 30 to Jan. 5

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

Due to the recent cold snap that has gripped the nation, temperatures have been cold enough for a long enough time to freeze the Mettlers Pond at Colonial Park.

Franklin Township: Ice Skating is Back at Colonial Park 

Franklin Township Clerk Ann Marie McCarthy was arrested and charged last month, for deceiving Horizon Blue Cross for payments of services for which she did not receive, according to court documents. 

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Franklin Township Clerk Arrested and Charged with Insurance Fraud (UPDATE)

Two teens were injured and transported to a local area hospital and trauma center following a serious car crash on Hamilton Street, according to a news release. 

Franklin Township: Somerset Teens Involved in Serious Car Crash

Earlier this morning the Franklin Township Police Department and numerous fire engines responded to a kitchen fire at the Douglas Garden Apartments on Hamilton Street, according to a news release. 

Franklin Township: Douglas Garden Apartment Fire Displaces Residents

A former fire commissioner for Franklin Township could spend as many as 30 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of a sex crimes spree, authorities announced on January 3.

Former Franklin Firefighter Found Guilty in Sex Crimes Spree

TAPinto Franklin Township's Sponsor of the Week:

Zoup! in Somerset Stirs up Support for No Kid Hungry Campaign

School Sports:

Franklin Defeated in Battle of Warriors on Senior Night

Government Affairs: 

Franklin Township Council: Boards, Committees & Commissions Appointment Resolutions

Council Reorganization Meeting; Freshman Councilman Sworn In and Deputy Mayor Appointed (VIDEO)

Danielsen Sponsors Bill to Establish Office of Student Loan Ombudsman Heads to Governor

​​​​​​​Freeholder Reorganization Meeting, Former Franklin Mayor Elected Deputy Director

Top stories from nearby TAPinto sites:

Dog Dies After Being Left at PetSmart; SPCA and Family Seek Answers

Hunterdon Central Student's Death Prompts Call for Change

East Brunswick Doctor Suspended for Unsanitary and Dangerous Use of Anal Catheters

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June 21, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - Are you suffering from pain and looking for relief? You don't need to travel far. 

At Absolute Physical Therapy and Fitness Center, located on Route 27 in Franklin Park, Purvi Shah, RPT can tailor an individualized therapeutic exercise treatment plan that will meet your needs.

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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.

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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.

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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 ...