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Residents and township official call for Councilman Rajiv Prasad’s resignation and shelving of controversial project

September 14, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - Councilman Theodore Chase joined Franklin Township residents in calling for Township Councilman At-Large Rajiv Prasad’s resignation on Thursday for Prasad’s handling of a controversial project.

“An extraordinarily wide spectrum of concerned citizens of this township have criticized the way this proposal has been done and I think it’s clear that at the ...

Franklin Township: Online Exchange Zone, Affordable Housing & More on Thursday’s Agenda

SOMERSET, NJ - Everyone likes turning their unwanted items into a little extra cash; but meeting with potential online buyers to close the deal can mean not only fraud, but violence, as has been the case in recent years.

Like many communities across the state, the Township Council is looking to create an Online Exchange Zone, a safer place for Internet-driven buying and selling. The ordinance ...

State Gets Two Week Extension to Answer Integration Lawsuit; Settlement Possible

TRENTON, NJ— A request for a two-week extension has been awarded to the state of New Jersey to answer a lawsuit seeking to integrate New Jersey's schools, indicating that a settlement could be possible.

A new deadline of Sept. 14 has been set.

In a letter sent to Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson yesterday, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said that the request ...

State to Answer Lawsuit Seeking to Intergrate NJ Schools by Friday

Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is facing a Friday deadline to respond to a lawsuit seeking to desegregate schools in cities like Newark, Camden, New Brunswick, as well as districts throughout the state with a large population of minority students.

The lawsuit, filed by New Jersey Coalition for Diverse and Inclusive Schools, claims that decades of residential segregation and state laws ...

Route 18 Resurfacing Begins Tonight

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - If you've been seeing NJDOT trucks around town, here's the reason why: the resurfacing of Route 18 from Hillsdale Road (just south of the Brunswick Square Mall) and Eggers Street (CVS) will begin tonight.  Work will take place mostly at night, and one lane in each direction will always be open to traffic.  Expect some delays for the next two ...

Somerville: Freeholder Director Scaglione Meets with Business Leaders

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee will host Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione at a luncheon Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 where he will speak about business attraction and retnetion initiatives with business leaders.


The luncheon meeting will take place at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St. from 11:30 a.m.-1 ...

Public Speaks Out In Favor Of ‘Peace’ Monument At Council Meeting

SOMERSET, NJ - Despite recent revelations in the local media that the construction of statues for a proposed peace monument began well before the plan come before the Township Council, a vast majority of the public at Tuesday night’s meeting expressed support for the project.

“We have an opportunity here to make a statement,” resident Bob Stone said during the hour-long ...

Franklin Looks To Get Piece Of Medical Pot Money Pie

SOMERSET, NJ - The township is positioning itself to possibly get a slice of the medical marijuana business pie.

Township Council members voted unanimously Tuesday night to pass a resolution supporting the use of medical marijuana through an alternative treatment center in the community, thereby making it one of the municipalities that could reap the rewards of the young industry in the ...

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Get Free Mediation Counseling Against Lenders

NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process.

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the program to help up to 2,000 homeowners facing foreclosure. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver announced the new ...

Franklin Invites Comments on Marijuana Treatment Centers at Tuesday’s Council Meeting

SOMERSET, NJ - The state’s push to meet a growing demand for medical marijuana has thrust the town into an issue Mayor Phil Kramer was in no hurry to tackle:  whether Franklin should allow alternative treatment centers in certain zones. TAP here for resolution. 

“I’d have preferred to wait until the state passed a final law, but unfortunately that luxury has not ...


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