Franklin Township Top Stories

January 16, 2019

SOMERSET, NJ - State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and community leaders from New Jersey and New York spoke to students about ways they can combat bigotry and hate at Rutgers Preparatory School’s Stand Up for the Other Day on Wednesday. Senior Research Fellow with the Sikh Research Institute ...

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WARREN, NJ -- It didn't take the Franklin girls basketball team long to assert its dominance Tuesday night. The Warriors needed just four minutes and 15 seconds to build up an 18-point lead and leave no doubt about where things were headed against Watchung Hills. Senior guard Diamond Miller ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - TAPinto Franklin Township invites local civic, non-profit, and school groups to list their upcoming events on the TAPinto's Community Calendar. You can submit content directly through the website by clicking on the "Submit Content" button located in the upper right side of the front ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Did you miss any of last week’s top news stories? Click on the headlines to catch up: Two men have been charged with attempted murder following a September 12, 2018 shooting in Franklin Township on Franklin Boulevard.  Two Men Charged in Franklin Boulevard Attempted ...

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SOMERSET, N.J. -- The Franklin High School girls basketball team breezed through a 75-22 win over Immaculata on Thursday night. On paper, the Warriors (7-0), which are ranked No. 2 in the latest NJ.com Top 20, held a massive advantage over the Spartans and that proved true on the court as ...

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SOMERSET, NJ: Members of the Franklin Township Police Department gathered in the living room of Sister2Sister’s headquarters on Tuesday afternoon and delivered a $5,000 check to the nonprofit, the culmination a month-long fundraising effort.  In October, the police department collaborated with ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Some things changed, some things remained the same at the Franklin Township Council reorganization meeting Monday night. Shanel Robinson’s seat on the council remains empty after the former deputy mayor joined the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders last week. Though the ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Last week the Franklin Township Board of Education held its reorganization meeting and this tonight, Jan. 7, the Township Council will hold its meeting at the municipal building, 475 Demott Lane. TAP here for the agenda.  Related article: Franklin Township Board of Education ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ: The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders is no longer exclusively Republicans for the first time in decades. After their swearing-in by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, Shanel Robinson and Sarah Sooy are the first Democrats to hold the position since the 1980s. The new board ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -The Franklin Township Board of Education welcomed the winners of November’s election to the governing body at Thursday night’s reorganization meeting.  Assistant Superintendent and Board Secretary Jonathan Toth administered the oath of office to Laurie Merris, Ed Potosnak and ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – With the new year beginning, local governments and school boards are holding their reorganization meetings this month to swear in new members, appoint new committee members and communicate goals for the coming year. Franklin Township Public Schools’ reorganization is first, to be ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - All this week, TAPinto Franklin Township will take a look at the stories that helped define 2018 in the Township of Franklin. Below is a list of the top 10 police/fire stories during the past year: 10. Prosecutor: Body of Man Found in Franklin Identified, Cause of Death is ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - All this week, TAPinto Franklin Township will take a look at the stories that helped define 2018 in the Township of Franklin. Below are just some of the top headlines during the past year: Walk Out? Franklin High School Stands Up Against Gun Violence  Following Safety ...

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SOMERSET, NJ — Did you miss any of last month’s top news stories? Click on the headlines to catch up: Top local stories: Community leaders and residents stress solidarity in tackling violence and crime in Franklin and New Brunswick Christmas Festivities at Suydam Farms Sponsored ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - TAPinto Franklin Township is seeking submissions from the public as part of a proposed new annual series, “Hometown Heroes.” The series aims to spotlight those who serve or have served the Franklin community or have led noteworthy lives in Franklin. This town has many heroes, here ...

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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Nothing stops Santa. Not rain, sleet, snow or shutdowns. Despite the government shutdown, The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) will celebrate its 63rd Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey via the NORAD Tracks Santa website ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin High School Madrigal Singers treated board of education members and those in attendance at Thursday’s meeting to a number of holiday and Renaissance-era songs. The vocalists, dressed in full regalia of the period, delighted residents in attendance with the unexpected ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Venus Jewelers donated its customer's loose change to help feed almost 100 residents of Franklin Township on Dec. 19.  The money was raised through a holiday campaign called "Round Up For Hunger" where clients were given an opportunity to round up their purchases to the nearest ...

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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. Read on below for more details: Friday, Dec. 21 Elizabeth Avenue FD (Sta. 26)  “We have been contacted by the North Pole and ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -The only thing separating Franklin Township and New Brunswick is the double yellow line running down Route 27. But crime and violence move freely between the two communities -- the weight of which is particularly heavy for Franklin’s Parkside neighborhood and the surrounding ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - TAPinto Franklin Township is seeking submissions from the public as part of a proposed new annual series, “Hometown Heroes.” The series aims to spotlight those who serve or have served the Franklin community or have led noteworthy lives in Franklin. This town has many heroes, here ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Santa Claus is coming to town thanks to Franklin’s Bravest.    So if you have been nice this year read on to find out where you can see the big man from the North Pole.  Somerset Fire & Rescue will kick things off with its annual Santa tour, TAP here for details.  The ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - After debate over its wording, the Franklin Township Council voted 8-1 to pass a resolution expressing the council’s disapproval of Councilman Rajiv Prasad on Tuesday. Prasad, who voted “present”, cast the lone dissenting vote.   Councilman William Galtieri made a motion before ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A resolution to censure the embattled Township Councilman At-Large Rajiv Prasad is on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting, according to the township.  “Councilman Rajiv Prasad has engaged in multiple actions in his official capacity as an elected official that are improper for a ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The next Township Council meeting will be held Dec. 11, 7 pm at the municipal building. According to the agenda, the council will proclaim November National Impaired Driving Prevention Month and Deputy Mayor Shanel Robinson will receive a commendation.  During council ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Did you miss any of last week’s top news stories? Click on the headlines to catch up: Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL), a leading discount closeout retailer headquartered in Rhode Island with stores throughout New England, New Jersey, and New York, recently celebrated the grand opening ...

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FRANKLIN TWP.—To help one individual maximize their health, it often takes a doctor. To get an entire community on the path to stronger and healthier relationships, takes the work of three doctors, or the much-celebrated Three Doctors Foundation.  A community basketball game and holiday ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Police today issued alerts seeking help from city residents to find two girls in two separate missing person cases. Police say they are trying to find 15-year-old Jaqueline Iracheta. She is described as Hispanic, five-feet tall and weighing about 120 pounds. Authorities did ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Several hundred volunteers gathered at the Hillsborough YMCA Saturday to help the Rotary Club of Hillsborough and Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,000 personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed overseas. Several veteran organizations participated, ...

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SOMERSET, NJ — Did you miss any of last month’s top news stories? Click on the headlines to catch up: Top local stories: St. Matthias priest “borrowed” $500,000 from church, an internal audit revealed (UPDATE) Local Man Murdered His Mother, Police Say Easton Avenue Left Turn ...

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