Franklin Township: Samadhi Buddha Statue Declared Cultural Landmark by Township Council Proclamation

February 18, 2017

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Councilman At-Large Rajiv Prasad and Mayor Phillip Kramer proclaimed the Samadhi Buddha statue a cultural landmark on behalf of the township council and its citizens on Tuesday. 

"Part of our diverse community has the Buddhist Vihara, they bring a lot to the town and they have brought a cultural landmark to the town," Prasad said. "The largest Buddha ...

Franklin Township Council Commendation: Grades4life Social Awards Program

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Councilwoman At-Large Kimberly Francois and Mayor Phillip Kramer awarded President of Grades4Life (G4L) Chris Johnson with a commendation for his relationship and involvement with the youth of Franklin Township.

"Being able to run the Grades4life program in a town that I also live in is not just an honor for our organization it's also something I take great ...

Franklin Township: Gas Compressor Opposition Task Force On the Move

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - This was a busy week for the Franklin Township Task Force about compressor Station 206 (FTTF). 

This Tuesday it will be formally adopted by the Franklin Township Mayor and Council as an official committee whose mission will be to make recommendations to the township council and to inform the public of activity regarding the Williams/Transco Northeast ...

Hundreds Gather in Somerville to Protest Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration


SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of pro-immigration supporters gathered in front of the steps of the historic Somerset County Courthouse last night in solidarity against President Donald Trump’s executive orders authorizing construction of a wall along the Mexican border and a temporary ban on immigration from seven Mideast countries.

Federal District Court Judge James Robart ...

Assembly Democrats Bill Would Compensate Attacked Corrections Officers

TRENTON, NJ – State Assembly Democrats sponsored a bill to support workers who are attacked while supervising inmates or detainees, officials said.

Joe Danielsen of Somerset is one of the sponsors of the bill (A-3422) put forth by Democrats Daniel R. Benson, D-14, Raj Mukherji, Elizabeth Muoio, Jamel Holley, Shavonda Sumter, Joann Downey, Pamela Lampitt, and Sheila Oliver it is now ...

Franklin Township Resident Joins Protesters in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Linda Powell of Franklin Township joined protesters in New Brunswick this weekend rallying against President Donald Trump’s ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, joining a resistance movement whose influence has spread across the globe.

Powell along with others were also there protesting environmental issues such as the Supply ...

Sen. Cory Booker Joins Hundreds at Immigration Protest Rally In Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ – United States Senator Cory Booker, along with State Senator Raymond Lesniak and Assemblyman John Wisniewski, added his voice to the hundreds who gathered at the Elizabeth Detention Center on Evans Street to protest President Trump’s executive order on immigration, Jan. 29.

Booker told the cheering crowd, “That I am committed as your senator to fighting ...

Franklin Township: Mayor, Council Approve Ad Hoc Committee To Oppose Gas Compressor Station 

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Franklin Township Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to form an ad hoc committee that will oppose the installation of a gas compressor station.  

During the next council meeting, Mayor Philip Kramer and the council will make the Gas Compressor Station Opposition Ad Hoc Committee official through a resolution. 

The committee is run by ...

TAPinto Franklin Township Meet the Leaders Series: Shanel Y. Robinson

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - This month TAPinto Franklin Township will be running a series called "Meet The Leaders.” The objective is to provide our readers an opportunity to hear from Franklin Township’s leaders in government, public safety, education, houses of worship and other areas, regarding Franklin Township’s present and future outlook.  

Each participant was ...

Fired Up and Ready to Go: East Brunswick Women Trek to DC Rally

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - They started to arrive around 5 am on Saturday morning, armed with cases of water, big boxes of granola bars, and dozens of rolls of toilet paper and paper towels.  They were loud; they were proud, and they were ready.  One could almost say "fired up."

106 women and 1 man boarded a bus in the J.C. Penney parking lot at the Brunswick Square Mall to ...

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