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Easton Avenue Left Turn Prohibitions Fully Adopted, But Jurisdictional Conflicts Leave Future Of The Corridor Undetermined

November 14, 2018

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 Street, and Lakeside Road onto Easton Avenue.

“A traffic engineering ...

Veterans Day Ceremonies to Honor our Heroes

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - World War I ended on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.

This year, Nov. 11 falls on Sunday, and members of the military will be honored with the Veterans Day Parade that will start in Highland Park and proceed over the bridge into New Brunswick.

"We should come out and thank a veteran for their service," said city council Vice ...

Township council removes from agenda a resolution granting Councilman Prasad a leave of absence

SOMERSET, NJ -  Township council voted to remove a resolution from the agenda that excused Councilman Rajiv Prasad from attending council meetings. Before the council took a vote at the Nov. 8 meeting, Township Attorney Louis Rainone recommended the council meet in an executive session to discuss “legal issues” surrounding the resolution. 

“What the ...

Franklin Township: Council Makes for a Cheerful Holiday Season with Blue Law Relief

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 asked for this relief from Sunday’s Blue Law restrictions, and the Economic ...

Township manager announces emergency road closure and gives update to youth center project

SOMERSET, NJ: Township Manager Robert G. Vornlocker announced the emergency closure of a section of Mettlers Road between Amwell Road and Weston Road after the bridge over Mettlers pond was deemed unsafe.

Somerset County Roads and Bridges immediately closed the road on Tuesday, and it’s anticipated to remain closed for four weeks while emergency repairs are made. 

“This was ...

Franklin Township: No Left Turns Onto Easton Avenue, Retirement Benefits, and Liquor Sales on Tuesday’s Agenda

SOMERSET, NJ - This holiday season, local business owners could have more than the usual reasons to celebrate with the anticipated lifting of Sunday alcohol sale restrictions. Restaurant owners have asked for relief from a law that cut short Sunday alcohol sales, and their wish could be granted following a public hearing Tuesday.

The ordinance calls for an amendment to the municipal code for ...

Prasad steps away from council, Franklin Police Department partners with Sister2Sister and council passes “Online Exchange Zone” ordinance

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 colleagues on the council I have decided to spend a few weeks away from council business so that the ...

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