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Franklin High School Auditorium

Suzuki Program

FHS Orchestra - SGS Orchestra - FMS Orchestra

Food Concession/Mocktail Bar

Lobby Music Ensemble/Vendor Tradeshow

Sponsored by Franklin Township Orchestra Parents Association FTOPA “Helping Keep Music In Our Children's Lives!”

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What you need to know about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

February 23, 2020

SOMERSET, NJ - There is an outbreak of a novel virus called coronavirus that is causing an illness called 2019-CoV now renamed COVID-19 as of February 11th 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO). Coronaviruses are a large group of zoonotic viruses that normally exists in animals but can infect humans. 

Chinese authorities first identified and reported the disease in December 2019 in ...

Man Passes Fake $100 Bill In South Brunswick

February 26, 2020

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police have recently arrested a 20-year-old man from Princeton for using a phony $100 dollar bill at an Exxon gas station on Route 27 on Christmas Day. The man was identified as Thaimu Kargbo by a surveillance camera, he was located and agreed to turn himself into the authorities on February 18.

A picture of the fake $100 bill was posted on the South ...

Cops at Montclair Board meeting, Racism or Not? Parents Weigh-in

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Fearful. Intimidation. Racism. These are words used by Montclair parents to describe why they believe the police were called to intimidate them from speaking up during a recent Montclair Board meeting.

Tension hung in the atmosphere all evening during the Wednesday, February 19 Montclair Board of Education meeting. The topic of race and racism began weaving its ...

UPDATED: Scotch Plains Chef Joe Murphy Wins Food Network's 'Chopped Sweets' Contest

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Not unexpectedly, Food Network Chopped Sweets winner Joe Murphy of Scotch Plains says his phone has been constantly ringing since the conclusion of the show, which aired on Monday, Feb. 24. On the other end of the phone were friends calling to congratulate him and to ask about his experiences on the cooking reality show.

“The challenges were under the time ...

'The Wire' Actor Michael K. Williams Puts Star Power Behind Prisoner Reentry Initiative

NEWARK, NJ — When Michael K. Williams played the legendary character of Omar Little on the well-known TV show "The Wire," Omar had a famous line: You come at the king, you best not miss."

When Williams came to Newark earlier this month to talk about the challenges faced by former prisoners seeking to re-enter society, one of the best traits of Omar Little came to life. The ...

Nixle Advisory Helps Bring Missing South Brunswick Boy Home

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - When a non-verbal, Autistic 10-year-old boy went missing on Wednesday evening, a Nixle advisory helped to bring Ethan back home to his family.

South Brunswick resident Fazil Syed found the child in the woods along Kingston Lane to help give this story a happy ending. Syed headed out to join the search for the child after receiving a Nixle advisory from the South Brunswick ...

No Children on Bus Involved in Three-Vehicle Accident on Washington Valley Road

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - No children were on the school bus that was involved in a serious motor vehicle crash on Washington Valley Road at 3 p.m. Thursday.

According to Bill Rose, with the Martinsville Volunteer Fire Company, the accident involved a school bus and two motor vehicles at the corner of Washington Valley Road and Blossom Drive.

The driver of a white Honda, Rose said, was taken by ...

Legendary Band Leader Paul Shaffer Tells Steve Adubato How He was Inspired by Comedy Icons Early in his Career

February 19, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- Paul Shaffer is widely known as the former Musical Director of both Late Night with David Letterman and The Late Show with David Letterman, during which he was often involved in skits and the general hijinx of the production. However, as Shaffer tells Steve Adubato, he wasn’t always comfortable being gregarious and, in fact, grew up being an introverted kid until a 1972 ...

Man Passes Fake $100 Bill In South Brunswick

February 26, 2020

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police have recently arrested a 20-year-old man from Princeton for using a phony $100 dollar bill at an Exxon gas station on Route 27 on Christmas Day. The man was identified as Thaimu Kargbo by a surveillance camera, he was located and agreed to turn himself into the authorities on February 18.

A picture of the fake $100 bill was posted on the South ...

Cops at Montclair Board meeting, Racism or Not? Parents Weigh-in

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Fearful. Intimidation. Racism. These are words used by Montclair parents to describe why they believe the police were called to intimidate them from speaking up during a recent Montclair Board meeting.

Tension hung in the atmosphere all evening during the Wednesday, February 19 Montclair Board of Education meeting. The topic of race and racism began weaving its ...

UPDATED: Scotch Plains Chef Joe Murphy Wins Food Network's 'Chopped Sweets' Contest

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Not unexpectedly, Food Network Chopped Sweets winner Joe Murphy of Scotch Plains says his phone has been constantly ringing since the conclusion of the show, which aired on Monday, Feb. 24. On the other end of the phone were friends calling to congratulate him and to ask about his experiences on the cooking reality show.

“The challenges were under the time ...

Parking Woes: Somerville Mayor Asks State to Close DMV Office Saturdays

February 25, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan is asking New Jersey Motor Vehicle Chief Administrator B. Sue Fulton to shut down the local DMV facility on Saturdays because of disruptions and chronic parking problems that occur on private property adjacent to the facility, which extended to the Rite Aid drug store parking lot on Union Avenue last Saturday.

The lot in front of the store on Union ...

Local Health Officials Continue to Monitor Coronavirus Developments

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health is continuing to keep residents informed about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and about ongoing planning to protect communities in Somerset County.

While widespread media coverage can make this situation seem alarming, it is important to note that as of Monday, Feb. 24, there have been no coronavirus (COVID-19) cases reported in Somerset ...

Somerset County Seeks Nominations for Development and Planning Awards

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Planning Board is accepting nominations for its 37th Annual Land Development and Planning Awards program.

The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, March 31.

“I encourage people to nominate recipients for this year’s awards,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Sooy, planning liaison. “We believe that developers who exemplify superior ...

Parking Woes: Somerville Mayor Asks State to Close DMV Office Saturdays

February 25, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan is asking New Jersey Motor Vehicle Chief Administrator B. Sue Fulton to shut down the local DMV facility on Saturdays because of disruptions and chronic parking problems that occur on private property adjacent to the facility, which extended to the Rite Aid drug store parking lot on Union Avenue last Saturday.

The lot in front of the store on Union ...

Local Health Officials Continue to Monitor Coronavirus Developments

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health is continuing to keep residents informed about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and about ongoing planning to protect communities in Somerset County.

While widespread media coverage can make this situation seem alarming, it is important to note that as of Monday, Feb. 24, there have been no coronavirus (COVID-19) cases reported in Somerset ...