Eight Franklin Township Public School Students to Compete in County Spelling Bee

February 15, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Students from more than 30 schools in Somerset County, including eight from our township's public schools and two from private schools, will compete in the 3rd annual Spelling Bee Spectacular sponsored by the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey.

Representing our local public schools at the March 10 event are:

Aryan Desai Shah, Grade 8, Franklin Middle ...

Franklin Township: Public Officials to Attend 'Black America, Then and Now' Forum

SOMERSET, NJ - Three key members of Franklin Township's Council will attend a panel discussion titled "Black America: Then and Now" at the Franklin Township Public Library, Feb. 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

The Franklin High School Black Youth Awareness Club is presenting the event. 

According to the libraries website, the mission of "Then and Now is to, have an ...

The Center School of Somerset Transition Program

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Center School’s Transition program is designed to assist students, ages 18-21, in making a smooth transition from high school to adult life.

The Center School, located in Somerset, NJ is a private, non-profit, state-accredited facility for bright, learning-disabled students.  The Center School partners with local businesses to offer our students ...

Franklin Township: Board of Education Appoints Two New Principals


FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Franklin Township Board of Education appointed two new principals during Thursday night's meeting. 

Frank Chmiel will serve as Franklin High School's (FHS) new principal replacing Interim Principal, Dr. Beth Ebler, who replaced Cheryl Clark in October. 

Chmiel has served as Vice Principal at Franklin High School since 2013, prior to ...

A Dark Past: New Brunswick’s Only Racially Segregated School

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the American Civil War drew to a close in the mid-1860s, slavery gave way to Jim Crow Laws, the de jure institutionalized racism that stretched into 20th  century America.

For African Americans across the United States, it meant the painful segregation of public schools, residential neighborhoods, businesses, transportation and virtually any public ...

Rutgers ​Plans New Chapter for New Brunswick's Riverfront

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For decades, the remaking of New Brunswick's riverfront has been a tug of war between historical and environmental conservationist s  on the one hand, and developers and city officials on the other.

The 2030 physical master plan for Rutgers University has ignited a potentially new chapter for the city's relationship with its river, in the ongoing efforts to ...

Five Franklin Township Residents Named to East Stroudsburg University's Fall 2017 Dean's List

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA -- A total of 1,555 students have been named to Dean's List at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) for the Fall 2017 semester of the 2017-2018 academic year, according to Joanne Bruno, J.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs.

The following local students made the list:

Me'Saj Closs of Somerset, NJ, a Sophomore majoring in Business ...

School PARCC Testing Dead? Governor-Elect Murphy Calls for Change

HOLMDEL/COLTS NECK, N.J. - He called for its end during his campaign for Governor and now Governor-Elect Murphy places PARCC testing for students on the ropes for real.

This past friday, after the Governor-Elect announced that Asbury Park School District Superintendent Lamont Repollet will lead the State Education Department, he pivoted to ...

Franklin's Finest Showcases the District's Best of the Best

SOMERSET, NJ - For the fourth year in a row, hundreds of current and potential parents had the opportunity to see some of the best of what the Franklin Township School district has to offer, at "Franklin's Finest," Saturday morning.  

"Franklin's Finest" is a curriculum expo and district showcase designed to give members of the community a chance to learn ...

Franklin Township Board of Education: Desai, Smith and Shelton Sworn in; Lacorte Elected President

SOMERSET, NJ - Three new members of the Franklin Township Board of Education were sworn in Tuesday night, during the Board of Education's reorganization meeting at the high school. 

During last November's election, Nishita Desai, Michael J. Smith, and Michelle L. Shelton were voted in by the public to serve on the Board of Education (BOE) for the next three ...

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YingHua International School 11th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration

February 15, 2018

KINGSTON, NJ - Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is an important occasion for people of Chinese heritage throughout the world during the turn of the traditional lunisolar calendar. To celebrate this major holiday, YingHua International School (YHIS) prepares an array of amazing performances and many activities to share with the school families and members of the larger ...