Franklin Township Top Stories

November 17, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - Did you miss any of last week’s top news stories? Click on the headlines to catch up:  Last month, TAPinto Franklin Township covered the proposal of the Franklin Township Council’s Ordinance 4255-18, which prohibits left turns from Walnut Avenue, Culver Street, and Lakeside Road ...

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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. Click on the headlines below for more details: Friday, Nov. 16 Middlebush Volunteer Fire Department  The MVFD will be hosting ...

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Editor's Note: This is the second article in a three-part series on Easton Avenue safety and traffic patterns.  SOMERSET, NJ - Last month, TAPinto Franklin Township covered the proposal of the Franklin Township Council’s Ordinance 4255-18, which prohibits left turns from Walnut Avenue, Culver ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds of concerned Franklin residents gathered in the Franklin High School Auditorium to voice their concerns to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project (NESE) and the construction of Compressor Station 206, Nov.

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SOMERSET, NJ - A local man murdered his mother and is now under police guard in an area hospital, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Dalton Chiscolm Jr., age 60,  has been charged with the homicide death of his mother, Roberta Ann Taylor, age 82, according to ...

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SOMERSET, NJ: Rev. Douglas J. Haefner “borrowed” around $500,000 – an amount substantiated by an unreleased internal audit – from church coffers to fund “compulsive behaviors,” according to Bishop James F. Checchio of the Metuchen Diocese. After the resignation of Rev. Douglas J. Haefner last ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Questions surrounding church finances at Saint Matthias led to the resignation of Rev. Douglas J. Haefner according to a letter sent to parishioners and school families on Nov. 2.  "It is with sadness that I must inform you that Father's resignation coincides with serious ...

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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: Hundreds Honor Local Man Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash Local Man, New Brunswick High School Vice-Principal Killed By Drag Racer Following Safety Concerns, New Changes ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 52-year-old Hillsborough man has been charged with at least three bank robberies in central New Jersey over the past month, and may face additional charges as a police investigation continues in adjoining counties and Pennsylvania. Mark Elbaum, a resident of ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Mimosas on Sunday mornings may seem like a small step but for someone feeling blue over Blue Laws, it’s a start. An ordinance adopted by the Township Council Tuesday will treat Sunday like any other day when it comes to serving and selling alcoholic beverages. Restaurant owners ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Did you miss any of last week’s top news stories? Click on the headlines to catch up: A Franklin Township man faces a vehicular homicide charge for allegedly driving after using marijuana last month when he struck and killed a 19-year-old Rutgers University student in downtown New ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Five Franklin High School students have been selected as a finalist for the Y Vote essay/video contest. Winners will be announced Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 pm, during an awards ceremony at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, on Rutgers University Campus. The Y Vote contest is an ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - If you are looking for some safe family fun for Halloween, look no further because we got you covered.  Hillsborough Farm Hosts Childrens' Halloween Party Norz Hill Farm at 120 South Branch Road is hosting this year's Children’s Halloween Party on Thursday Oct. 25th from ...

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Editor's Note: This is the first article in a three-part series on Easton Avenue safety and traffic patterns.  SOMERSET, NJ - This year, Easton Avenue has been the site of a growing number of serious motor vehicle accidents. In January, a Somerset woman was struck by car at the intersection ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Did you miss any of last week’s top news stories? Click on the headlines to catch up: This upcoming election will see six people running for three seats on the Board of Education, one local resident running for a House of Representatives seat, and another resident running for a ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - This upcoming election will see six people running for three seats on the Board of Education, one local resident running for a House of Representatives seat, and another resident running for a Board of Chosen Freeholders seat on Nov. 6. There are no Township Council seats up for ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several hundred people filled the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens today at the funeral service for New Brunswick Vice Principal Tyrone Harrison, who was struck by a car and killed. "I know this is tough for all of us," Harrison's brother, Shawn, told the people who ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Did you miss any of last week’s top news stories? Click on the headlines to catch up: A New Brunswick High School vice principal was killed when he was struck by a car that was involved in a drag race in Piscataway, authorities said. Local Man, New Brunswick High School ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 21-year-old  Piscataway man was charged in the hit-and-run accident in which a New Brunswick vice principal was struck and killed during what authorities said was a bunch of drivers drag racing in Piscataway. Freddy S. Garcia was arrested Thursday and charged with ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A New Brunswick High School vice principal was killed when he was struck by a car that was involved in a drag race in Piscataway, authorities said. Police are searching for the driver of a 2003 Honda Accord who fled the scene. Tyrone Harrison, 49 of Somerset, was walking ...

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SOMERSET, NJ: Franklin Councilman At-Large Rajiv Prasad is stepping away from his position on the council for an undisclosed amount of time. At the Oct. 9 council meeting, Township Clerk Ann McCarthy read a statement from the councilman, who was not in attendance. “After consulting my ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bridgewater woman was seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash that killed a Clinton woman on Easton Avenue in Franklin Township Oct. 4. According to the Franklin Township Police Department, at 1:54 p.m. Oct. 4, the department received multiple 911 calls about a motor ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - If you like festivals, community involvement, or showing your Warrior pride, then there is something for you to do near home, during the month of September.  TAP on the headlines below to learn more.  Natural Medicine & Rehabilitation (NMR) is celebrating their 20 year ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - City firefighters are selling t-shirts, not to promote the department, but to raise funds as part of the October observation of Breast Cancer Awareness month. For a $20 donation, people can purchase a t-shirt from firefighters through the end of the month. For a $30 donation, ...

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FRANKLIN PARK, NJ - Looking for a job?  If you live in town you may not need to look far, thanks to the opening of a new Ocean State Job Lot set to open its doors in mid-November, according to a news release.  The new location is expected to bring 50 full and part-time jobs to its Franklin ...

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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: Motivational Video Goes Viral Pasha Mediterranean Restaurant & Banquet Brings Authentic Cuisine to Central Jersey The Franklin Gazebo: A Place for Arts and ...

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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. Click on the headlines below for more details: Thursday, Sept. 27 Girl Scouts Parent Info Night This is a Girl Scouts Parent ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - It’s unclear what the ultimate fate of the controversial “Peace and Non-Violence” memorial is after Tuesday’s Franklin Township Council Meeting.  Mayor Phillip Kramer broke standard protocol to open the meeting with a statement on the future plans for the project.  “The only ...

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FRANKLIN PARK, NJ - The 17-year-old Franklin Park resident who was hit by a car Saturday afternoon succumbed to his injuries and passed away on Tuesday, according to FTPD Lt. Phil Rizzo.   Original story: A 17-year-old male from Franklin Park was hit by a car Saturday afternoon while riding ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection recently denied Transco/Williams, the permit application necessary for advancing the construction of the Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline project. The Northeast Supply Enhancement project (NESE) is a fracked gas ...

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