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

A diverse group of business owners and entrepreneurs pitched their business plans to lenders at an event conceptually based on ABC's Shark Tank, Tuesday afternoon at Central Jersey College Prep Charter School. 

Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners Pitch Ideas to 'Sharks' at Chamber Event 

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More than 500 people attended Biz Fest 2018, Somerset County's ‘hyper-local’ trade show and networking event, on Thursday at the Imperia.

Biz Fest 2018 Draws Record Crowd

The Township Council voted unanimously to approve $970,000 in funding from the capital fund balance to pay for architecture and engineering costs for, a three-story 25,000-square-foot community youth center, slated to be built on Lewis Street, during Tuesday night's council meeting. 

Youth Center Project Moving Forward, December 2020 Set for Opening

More than 1,500 people attended the first ever Food Truck Festival held at Franklin High School Saturday, June 9.

Franklin's First Food Truck Festival 'Surpassed Expectations'

Earlier this year Township Manager, Robert Vornlocker announced a new way for residents to report unlit streetlights, tall grass, road debris and other maintenance hazards to township officials.  

Franklin Township Manager Announces New Way to Report Potholes and Maintenance Issues (UPDATE)

In an ongoing effort of community outreach, members of the Franklin Township Police Department will be hosting Coffee With a Cop at Pierce Street Bagel Cafe Deli & Grill on June 19 from 8 am to 12 pm. 

Pierce Street Bagel Cafe' Deli & Grill to Host Coffee with a Cop

Students from Franklin High School's Junior Statesmen of America club invited Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12) to the high school's auditorium for a question-answer session with students, Tuesday, June 12. 

Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman Talks Gun Violence, School Safety, Politics and More with FHS Students (VIDEO STORY)

Top TAPinto stories from nearby:

Dozens of Highland Park Residents Rally Against Recent ICE Detainment of Neighbor, Father of 4

Bridgewater Mall Shut Down for 2 Hours for Fight Investigation, Report of Shots Fired

Three new eateries coming to downtown New Brunswick

Two arrested in shooting during drug deal gone bad, police say

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