Franklin Police Increase Vigilance During Seat Belt Campaign May 21-June 3

May 15, 2018

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Law enforcement officers in the township and throughout Somerset and Hunterdon counties will join with police from around the country in cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign.

Beginning May 21st  and running through June 3rd, the annual “Click It or Ticket” national ...

Township Council Approves $5.5 Million Route 27 Water Main Relining Project

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A long-awaited public works project got a green light Tuesday night.

Township Council members unanimously approved the $5.5 million Route 27 water main relining and rehabilitation project during its meeting.

“We’re finally awarding the contract for fixing the Little Rocky Hill water main,” Township Councilman Theodore Chase said as the governing ...

Franklin Township: Spray Park Coming to Colonial Park 

SOMERSET, NJ - Construction on a spray park in Colonial Park is in progress and it is expected to be completed, and open for business late summer, according to Adam Bloom, Somerset County, principal engineer I.

The spray park itself will be approximately 6,500 square feet, while the total area for the park will be 1.6 acres, according to Bloom. 

The additional space will include ...

Franklin Township: Storm Debris Pick-up Update and Costs

SOMERSET, NJ - Last week during the Township Council meeting Robert Vornlocker, township manager, said complimentary storm debris pickup should be complete by May, 7 except for Easton Avenue, Amwell Road and parts of Hamilton Street.

"Those require a different type of operation where there are four lanes and a need to shut down lanes will require all of the crews that are working ...

Franklin Township: FERC Sets May 2 Public Hearing Concerning Proposed Gas Compressor Station

SOMERSET, NJ - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is holding a public comment meeting May 2, from 5 pm to 9 pm at the Franklin Community/Senior Center to hear from township officials and local residents regarding the Williams' Northeast Supply Enhancement project. 

During the meeting, members of the community will have the opportunity to make comments, pro, and con, with FERC ...

Franklin Township: What You Need to Know Now About Storm Debris Pickup Project (VIDEO)

SOMERSET, NJ - During Tuesday night's council meeting Township Manager Bob Vornlocker gave an update on when storm debris will be picked up, how much has been removed to date, and what streets will be finished last. 

"The progress on the brush pick up is good, we're really making some headway now that the weather has finally cooperated," Vornlocker ...

Women need better treatment behind bars, lawmakers say

NEWARK, NJ - Middlesex County Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) held a roundtable discussion Monday with criminal justice reform advocates and formerly incarcerated women to discuss legislation Lopez and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle are introducing, modeled after legislation Booker introduced in the Senate, to reform the way women are treated behind ...

Gov. Murphy announces proposed NJTransit funding increase

Newark, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday spread a message of hope regarding future improvements to NJTransit services and infrastructure due to a proposed $242 million increase in funding for NJTransit for the 2019 fiscal year. 

At a press conference held at NJTransit’s Central Maintenance Facility on Doremus Avenue in Newark, Murphy, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, and other ...

Murphy Signs Freiman Bill Allowing Property Tax Prepayments

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Roy Freiman, Vince Mazzeo and Joann Downey permitting taxpayers to make dedicated prepayment toward anticipated property taxes was signed into law Friday by Gov. Phil Murphy.

The law comes amid ongoing concern about how recent federal tax changes hurt New Jersey homeowners.

“Homeowners who took what they ...

Franklin Township: New Initiative Aims to Bolster Police-Community Relations

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Earlier this month Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced a new statewide initiative geared towards promoting stronger police-community relations. 

The 21-County, 21st Century Community Policing Project, or the “21/21 Project” aims to bring community stakeholders together in every county for town hall meetings, roundtable discussions and other outreach ...

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