Franklin Township Top Stories

July 27, 2021

SOMERSET, NJ — With the filing deadline past, nine residents have filed documents to run in the 2021 Franklin Township Board of Education (BOE) election.  The BOE is made up of nine elected trustees, each seated for a three-year term. Each year three of those seats come up for ...

Read more »

SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Day Festival will be back this year at a new location.  The annual free event was canceled last year due to COVID-19, which traditionally has been held at Colonial Park will take place at the Franklin Township Municipal Complex on Sept. 18 from 12 pm to 5 ...

Read more »

SOMERSET, NJ - For one week, Franklin High School hosted an Olympic themed program that allowed 45 students with disabilities, ranging from elementary to high school, to unify with their peers and participate in arts and crafts, traditional sports, and e-sports. According to Dr. Brenda Sofield, ...

Read more »

As the Aug. 21 deadline to decide on legal marijuana gets closer, towns in Somerset County are banning or allowing — mostly banning — cannabis businesses, with some enacting penalties as high as $200 for smoking weed in public. The laws passed by the state legislature this year gave ...

Read more »

FRANKLIN, NJ – When the 2021-2022 school year kicks off in September, there will be a new, yet familiar face, in the halls of Franklin High School (FHS). Earlier this month, Dr. Nicholas Solomon took over the role of principal and, for the lifelong resident and alum, serving at the helm of his alma ...

Read more »

SOMERSET, NJ - Did you miss any of last week’s top news stories? Click on the headlines to catch up: It was a day of giving at the Franklin Township Police Department’s community relations bureau as the department accepted a donation of four new police bicycles and then gave out gift baskets to ...

Read more »

SOMERSET, NJ – The zoning board approved a 36,349 square foot addition to Tabatchnick Fine Foods on Hamilton Street, allowing the company to expand its production capabilities. Rita Tabatchnick, president of the Franklin-based soup company, said the expansion will help them fulfill the needs of ...

Read more »

SOMERSET, NJ – It was a day of giving at the Franklin Township Police Department’s community relations bureau as the department accepted a donation of four new police bicycles and then gave out gift baskets to winners of its college sweepstakes.  The bicycles were donated by Caesar DePaço and ...

Read more »

SOMERSET, NJ - Here's a look at some municipal, business, and recreational events going on this week in the Township of Franklin. You can submit events directly through the website by clicking on the "Submit Content" button located on the upper right side of the front page, where you will be ...

Read more »

SOMERSET, NJ – Residents could see their sewerage bills go up by $9 per year if the Franklin Township Sewerage Authority approves a $0.75 per month rate increase at its August meeting.  Assemblyman Joseph Danielsen, D-Somerset, who also acts as the authority’s executive director, recommended the ...

Read more »

SOMERSET, NJ - A new Quick Chek convenience store will open in August at 1850 Easton Avenue in Somerset according to the company's website. The new location will be 5,694 square feet and will employ between 35 to 50 people according to Zoning Board notes from July 2019. An eight-pump gasoline ...

Read more »

SOMERSET, NJ - A local man has been arrested following a shooting investigation that occurred on Memorial Day, according to police.   Johnny Totten, 45 of Somerset turned himself in, without incident on June 25, after being notified by police.  Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson ...

Read more »

SOMERSET, NJ - Here's a look at some municipal, business, and recreational events going on this week in the Township of Franklin. You can submit events directly through the website by clicking on the "Submit Content" button located on the upper right side of the front page, where you will be ...

Read more »

SOMERSET, NJ - The Fourth of July weekend is just days away, so now is the time to make some plans if you don't already have any.  Listed below are dates and locations for Fireworks near Franklin Township: Thursday, July 1 New Brunswick and Highland Park The much-anticipated return of ...

Read more »

SOMERSET, NJ - Stateside Tap + Tavern opened for take-out and delivery on Oct. 6, and indoor dining with full liquor service on Nov. 20 in the same spot Freddy's operated.  Today, Stateside's owner Jeff Linzenbold cut the ceremonial ribbon inside the restaurant's lobby, while surrounded ...

Read more »

SOMERSET, NJ – Despite the sweltering June morning hundreds packed the bleachers of Franklin High School’s football stadium to watch the 538 seniors receive their diplomas and look towards college and beyond.  Even with the COVID-19 pandemic receding, there was uncertainty surrounding the ...

Read more »

SOMERSET, NJ - Here's a look at some municipal, business, and recreational events going on this week in the Township of Franklin. You can submit events directly through the website by clicking on the "Submit Content" button located on the upper right side of the front page, where you will be ...

Read more »

SOMERSET, NJ - The Township of Franklin will celebrate Independence Day on July 2, at the Municipal Complex, and include live music at the Franklin Gazebo. Residents are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs (rain date 7/9). Listed below are a few other dates and locations for ...

Read more »

SOMERSET, NJ - Do you have plans this weekend? Check out our editor’s picks for some of the best things to do in and around Franklin Township. If you have an event let us know, by emailing mlyons@tapinto.net. Friday, June 25 Beats & Cigars Join D&D Fine Cigars for the start of ...

Read more »

SOMERSET, NJ – The township council solidified its stance on legal cannabis on Tuesday, passing an ordinance to allow weed businesses to operate in Franklin. The law permits all six classes of cannabis business licenses in the township and slots them into the existing zoning framework.  Each of ...

Read more »

SOMERSET, NJ - Here's a look at some municipal, business, and recreational events going on this week in the Township of Franklin. You can submit events directly through the website by clicking on the "Submit Content" button located on the upper right side of the front page, where you will be ...

Read more »

SOMERSET, NJ - The Somerset County Democratic Black Caucus hosted a Juneteenth celebration on the Franklin Gazebo lawn at the municipal complex Saturday morning.  Attendees commemorated the day by listening to speeches by prominent figures such as Jersey City Poet Laureate Rashad ...

Read more »

SOMERSET, NJ - Do you have plans this weekend? Check out our editor’s picks for some of the best things to do in and around Franklin Township. If you have an event let us know, by emailing mlyons@tapinto.net. Friday, June 18 Franklin's Grace Resource Center - Grand Opening Resource ...

Read more »

SOMERSET, NJ – The township open space committee will apply for prescribed burns in two of its grassland areas to beat back the invasive species members say are taking over the areas. The committee approved a motion to apply for the burns at it’s meeting last night, noting the progress already made ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK – One year ago, Kedisha Dayes quietly made a deal with God. As the deadly and highly contagious COVID-19 virus was rapidly spreading around the world and ravaging New Jersey, Dayes pledged in her prayers to continue to care for the seniors at Parker at Stonegate, an assisted living ...

Read more »

SOMERSET, NJ - Here's a look at some municipal, business, and recreational events going on this week in the Township of Franklin. You can submit events directly through the website by clicking on the "Submit Content" button located on the upper right side of the front page, where you will be ...

Read more »

On June 14 St. Joseph High School alumni, staff, students and guest will gather for the Annual Falcon Golf Classic at the Metuchen Golf and Country Club. TAP here to learn more. SOMERSET, NJ - Click headlines below for statewide COVID-19 stories: New Brunswick Councilwoman Says Percentage of ...

Read more »

SOMERSET, NJ – Principals and teachers in Franklin’s public schools will be choosing when to allow kids to take their masks off, school officials said. With Gov. Phil Murphy leaving it up to districts to make their own decisions on wearing masks indoors on Wednesday, Franklin is holding to its ...

Read more »

WESTFIELD, NJ - Mother Nature did her best to derail the Franklin Warriors run to the sectional final. Their semi-final game at Westfield was halted on Tuesday in the third inning with the Warriors leading, 3-0, when severe weather hit, forcing the game to be suspended and resumed ...

Read more »

WESTFIELD, NJ - Top-seeded Union couldn’t stop Franklin in the state playoffs.  On Tuesday, Westfield clearly had their hands full with the off-speed deliveries of Warriors starter, Sohan Patel. So what stopped Franklin’s run in the postseason? The weather.  But only for the moment. Heavy ...

Read more »