Franklin Township Top Stories

June 5, 2020

SOMERSET, NJ - At the heels of Sunday’s peaceful demonstration, more than 500 Franklin Township community members mobilized in ninety-degree heat to carry out the second local protest to memorialize the life of George Floyd and condemn police brutality. George Floyd was murdered by white ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The public is invited to join in a peaceful protest to honor the memory of George Floyd and all others whose lives were lost through police violence on Thursday, June 4 at Middlebush Park in Franklin Township at 3 pm.  “We will be marching from Middlebush Park to the Franklin ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds took to the streets of Franklin to peacefully protest the killing of George Floyd, Sunday, May 30. The march was organized by Jasmine “Jazzy” Bannon alongside Melanated Minds of NJ, a group committed to the advancement of African Americans.  Local resident Davren Noble, a ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Hundreds took to the streets today to protest the killing of George Floyd, a black man, by a white Minneapolis police officer. The killing sparked protests across the country, some of which turned violent. Despite tensions elsewhere, it was a peaceful day in Franklin.  The ...

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This July some top entrepreneurs will be delivering their insights at a virtual teen camp called the Global Entrepreneurial Experience. Upon completion of the program, your teen can earn a certificate from Rutgers University. TAP here for more details.  SOMERSET, NJ - Click headlines below for ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes. "George Floyd should be alive today – ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - In an effort to assist struggling small businesses in the community, the council approved a resolution on Tuesday night waiving many rules, regulations, and ordinances during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Resolution 20-190 was unanimously approved.  “This opens up a whole ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - From time to time pre-selected TAPinto Franklin/Somerset sponsors will offer readers special promotions to show their appreciation for the community at large.  This week we are doing something a little different by featuring businesses that took advantage of our offer to promote ...

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This July some top entrepreneurs will be delivering their insights at a virtual teen camp called the Global Entrepreneurial Experience. TAP here for more details. Get a 20% discount if you use code TAPFT to register by Tuesday, May 26. SOMERSET, NJ - Click headlines below for statewide COVID-19 ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The Department of the Treasury delivered a budget update to the Legislature Friday, providing a detailed revenue report that illustrates the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on New Jersey’s finances and laying out plans to close the looming gap for the remainder of the extended ...

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UPDATE: This morning Dr. John Ravally met with members of his administration to discuss this year's graduation ceremonies in light of the new directive from Governor Murphy and guidance from the New Jersey Department of Education, according to school officials.  In addition to Franklin High ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The nonprofit SALT Foundation will be holding a Community Love Drive-Thru food pantry event for the needy Wednesday from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Ukrainian Cultural Center on 135 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873. Residents in need can drive up and volunteers will provide pre-packed ...

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Help support local journalism and - Feature Your Special Student on TAPinto Franklin/Somerset SOMERSET, NJ - Click headlines below for statewide COVID-19 stories: NJ Beaches Will Be Open By Memorial Day Weekend, But Remember Social Distancing NJ Schools to Get $280M in Federal Emergency ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Do you have plans this weekend? If you don’t, check out our editor’s picks for some of the best things to do in and around Franklin Township - from your home!  Friday, May 15 New Jersey Date Night: Virtual Experiences Bring the World to You If April showers bring May ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -- Ashley Jankowski, Guest Writer for TAPinto Franklin/Somerset, appeared on TAPintoTV’s weekly Sunday television show on News 12+ to tell an inspiring story of a local group supporting New Jersey health care workers.  FLAG, which stands for Front Line Appreciation Group, is ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -- The council on Tuesday approved more than $14 million in bonds to pay for projects across the township, improvements to the water utility and work on Williams Park. The governing body also passed an ordinance appropriating $1.7 million from the Open Space Trust Fund and another to ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- During his daily COVID-19 press conference on Monday, May 11, Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ State Police Col. Patrick Callahan attempted to clarify some confusion following publication of a letter Callahan sent to school administrators concerning high school graduations ceremonies and car ...

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Are you in the market for a new apartment in Somerset, NJ? If you are, now is the perfect time to schedule a tour of 745 Hamilton. For a limited time, the leasing team at 745 Hamilton is offering a special multiyear lease promotion on their remaining 2-bedroom apartments. SOMERSET, NJ - Click ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Do you have plans this weekend? If you don’t, check out our editor’s picks for some of the best things to do in and around Franklin Township - from your home!  This Week’s Special Offer - Venus Jewelers Special Offer for Mother's Day Thursday, May 7 The Franklin ...

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Kathleen Foley, a nurse and co-founder of the Front Line Appreciation Group (FLAG) of Somerset, recalled last year’s National Nurses Day when she was picked from her department to help celebrate. For two hours, she walked around her five-floor wing delivering ice cream bars to all of her fellow ...

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The Franklin Township community continues to leverage its diversity to help their neighbors during the COVID-19 crisis. On Saturday, May 9th at 7pm, the Township of Franklin and the Franklin Township Food Bank will offer a virtual Indian music concert to raise funds that will benefit the Food ...

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Are you in the market for a new apartment in Somerset, NJ? If you are, now is the perfect time to schedule a tour of 745 Hamilton. For a limited time, the leasing team at 745 Hamilton is offering a special multiyear lease promotion on their remaining 2-bedroom apartments. SOMERSET, NJ - Click ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Do you have plans this weekend? If you don’t, check out our editor’s picks for some of the best things to do in and around Franklin Township - while practicing social distancing!  Friday, May 1 Enter Mother’s Day Jewelry Contest  With Mother’s Day in mind, Venus Jewelers ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy's welcome announcement Wednesday that state and county parks would re-open May 2 brought some good news to many New Jersey residents. Though parks can re-open, some infrastructure will remain closed and will be off-limits - visitor centers, restrooms, picnic areas ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - For the first time in its history, the Franklin Township Police Department will be headed by an African-American woman, Quovella M. Spruill a retired Chief of Detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.  Spruill is no stranger to making history as she was the first ...

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SOMERSET, NJ — It's Takeout Tuesday and you could win a $100 gift card and a $500 catered meal courtesy of the Great American Takeout initiative.  GAT designated April 28 as "National Superhero Day" to celebrate local heroes.  "Join The Great American Takeout in celebrating local heroes: ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - From time to time pre-selected TAPinto Franklin/Somerset sponsors will offer readers special promotions to show their appreciation for the community at large.  These businesses help make it possible for TAPinto Franklin/Somerset to provide free daily news.  Read below and click ...

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Are you in the market for a new apartment in Somerset, NJ? If you are, now is the perfect time to schedule a tour of 745 Hamilton. For a limited time, the leasing team at 745 Hamilton is offering a special multiyear lease promotion on their remaining 2-bedroom apartments. SOMERSET, NJ - Click ...

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SOMERSET, NJ — The past month — since Gov. Phil Murphy issued "Stay at Home" orders due to COVID-19 — hasn't looked the same for all 9 million residents that make up the Garden State.  With that in mind, TAPinto is working to collect the stories of Franklin Township residents. We want to hear ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - As DMVs are converted into COVID-19 testing centers and college dormitories into makeshift hospitals, Franklin Township’s performance gazebo will soon be repurposed to serve the community as well. Rather than joining the ongoing fight against the virus, the gazebo will serve as a ...

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