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

January 22, 2017

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 ...

U.S. Rep. Watson Coleman Will Not Attend Trump Inauguration

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-12, will not be at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration next Friday, she announced Saturday night.

“I am very concerned with this administration coming in,” Watson Coleman said to around 150 people during a “United Communities” town hall meeting at the Islamic Society of Central Jersey on Route ...

Rutgers to Help Map Future of U.S. Transportation

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University now has a say in what transportation—and traffic—will look like in the U.S. of tomorrow.

That’s because the federal Department of Transportation designated the university as a Beyond Traffic Innovation Center, which places Rutgers at the forefront of transportation research and thought leadership, according to an announcement yesterday ...

TAPinto Franklin Township Meet the Leaders Series: Kimberly Francois

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 ...

SUPERINTENDENT OF PLAINFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS ANNA BELIN-PYLES STATEMENT ON INCIDENT AT CLARK'S ARTHUR L. JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The reports of a troubling incident preceding the recent girls basketball game between Clark and Plainfield High Schools are of great concern to our District. The Plainfield School District considers this a serious matter, and we do not condone any acts of intolerance.

When made aware of the problem at Clark, I responded quickly and took decisive action on behalf of our ...

Franklin Township's 2017 Reorganization Meeting: Appointments of 2017

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Carl Wright was unanimously approved as the new deputy mayor at the 2017 Franklin Township Council reorganization meeting held Tuesday night.

Deputy Mayor assured the people of the fourth ward he will be there for them. “Nothing will slip by me, if I can help please call me, text me, throw a letter in the mailbox do whatever you have to do,” Wright ...

Franklin Township Council Honors Troop 154 Eagle Scouts

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Five members of Franklin Township’s Boy Scout Troop 154 received commendations from the Township Council on Tuesday for earning the status of Eagle Scout. The Scouts that were honored were Albert Kraus, Joseph Richter, Brandon M. Belyk, Adam Timari, and Brandon Chesner. 

According to the National Eagle Scout Association site only about 5 percent of all Boy ...

Lance Sworn to Office by House Speaker Paul Ryan

WASHINGTON - New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th) was joined by his wife, Heidi Rohrbach, as he took the oath of office as a member of the 115th US Congress Tuesday.  The oath was administered by House Speaker Paul Ryan.

“My work in Washington will focus on the priorities of New Jersey families: a better healthcare system, lower taxes, greater wages and a brighter future ...

Franklin Township Council Reorganization Meeting this Tuesday

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - On January 3, 2017 at 7p.m. Franklin Township will hold its Township Council Reorganization Meeting at the Municipal Building located on 475 DeMott Lane. Below is a list of a few of the agenda items that will be discussed during the meeting. 

Commendations/Proclamations 
Public Discussion 
Appointment of 2017 Deputy Mayor
Appointment of 2017 ...

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Women's March on Washington: Why, and Why Now

January 15, 2017

As Donald Trump’s inauguration draws near, a number of groups are planning various events and rallies – perhaps most notably, the Women’s March on Washington. I have read a number of opinion pieces and spoken to many people about the March, and several questions and criticisms seem to consistently arise. I would like to address two of the major themes.

(Q) The election is ...

Women's March on Washington: Why, and Why Now

January 15, 2017

As Donald Trump’s inauguration draws near, a number of groups are planning various events and rallies – perhaps most notably, the Women’s March on Washington. I have read a number of opinion pieces and spoken to many people about the March, and several questions and criticisms seem to consistently arise. I would like to address two of the major themes.

(Q) The election is ...