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House OKs Renaming of Raritan Post Office for John Basilone

December 14, 2017

WASHINGTON - Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th) has secured passage of legislation in the U.S. House that would designate the U.S. Post Office in Raritan, New Jersey, as the "Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone Post Office."

In a speech before colleagues in the House of Representatives Thursday, Lance recounted the many honors Basilone earned in service to the country and asked the House to ...

Franklin Township: Mayor and Councilwoman Break Ground with Future Local Family

SOMERSET, NJ - Mayor Phil Kramer, and Councilwoman At-Large Shanel Robinson helped a future Franklin Township family break ground on a new home, just before the holiday season. 

The ceremony took place on Nov. 18 at the site of the Wadie family new home on Delmonico Avenue, thanks to the Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity (RVHFH) program. 

“This home will ...

Franklin Township Council and the NJBIA Supports Resolution Urging Congress to Pass DACA

Last month during the township council meeting the mayor and council passed a resolution opposing action taken by the federal government denying protections to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 

"I am very proud to be part of the Franklin Township Council for their passing a Resolution of non-support regarding the DACA deportation process being carried out by ...

Franklin Township: Arnold Vernick and St. Mathias Youth Group Honored by the Environmental Commission

SOMERSET, NJ - The Environmental Commission awarded two Stewardship Awards during last night's township council meeting. 

Environmental Commission (EC) Chair, Walter Andrews presented the Individual Stewardship Award, to Lynn Vernick the widow of former EC Chair, Arnold Vernick who served for more than 10 years. 

Arnold and Lynn Vernick’s sons Jeff and Ken were also ...

Franklin Township: Council Meeting Announcements and Reports (VIDEO)

SOMERSET, NJ - If you couldn't watch the township meeting live on TV and can't wait to see the replay, don't worry, because TAPinto Franklin Township has got you covered. 

Watch the videos below and click on the hyperlinks to get more details of some of the topics of discussion. 

Councilman James Vassanella (Ward-5)

Vassenella discussed traffic concerns that ...

Franklin Resident, Somerset County Freeholder Seeking Donations for Homeless

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County residents are asked to donate personal and clothing items to be included in packages that will be distributed Wednesday, Jan. 24,  when the county conducts its annual Point-in-Time survey of homeless individuals and families in Somerset County.

Point-in-Time volunteers will interview the homeless as part of Project Homeless Connect. Social ...

Rutgers Leaders to Join Governor-Elect Murphy’s Transition2018 Team

More than 20 leaders at Rutgers University, including Rutgers University–New Brunswick Chancellor Deba Dutta, will join Governor-elect Philip D. Murphy’s Transition2018 committees to undertake policy analysis and recommendations on a host of state issues and new initiatives as the new gubernatorial administration prepares to take office.

The committees, comprised of policy experts ...

Franklin Township: Council Meeting Announcements and Reports (VIDEO)

SOMERSET, NJ - If you couldn't watch the township meeting live on TV and can't wait to see the replay, don't worry, because TAPinto Franklin Township has got you covered. 

Watch the videos below and click on the hyperlinks to get more details of some of the topics of discussion. 

Sherman discussed her attendance at the 40-year celebration for the Meadows ...

Franklin Township Elections: Democrats Sweep Council, Assembly, Senate and Pick Up County Seat, Unofficial Results Say

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Incumbent Democratic township councilman Carl Wright, Theodore (Ted) Chase, Charles Onyejiaka, James Vassanella, and Democratic newcomer William (Will) Galteiri emerged victorious in Tuesday's general election, according to unofficial results from the township clerk.  

The win ensured the Franklin Township Council will remain in Democratic ...

NJ 2017 Election Results - Live Updates With Us

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Polls are closing at 8 p.m., and results are starting to come in. We've partnered with NJ Spotlight and NJ News Commons to bring you live election results. Check back for minute-by-minute updates on the gubernatorial and state legislature races and the two ballot questions. We're also covering the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders elections, so stay ...

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Bill to Allow Termination of Car Leases Upon Death of Lessee Clears Assembly

December 7, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - The full Assembly on Thursday unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Raj Mukherji, Jamel Holley and Joe Danielsen to allow the termination of a car lease if the lessee passes away.

“When someone dies before the end of their lease agreement, grieving family members are unfortunately left to worry about paying the remaining ...