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Franklin Township: Free 'Tick Talk' Community Forum

June 22, 2017

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Next Wednesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. the public is invited to a forum on how to stay safe from ticks during the summer months at the Franklin Township Municipal Building. 

“While it is a good idea to take preventive measures against ticks year-round, it’s important to be extra vigilant during the warmer months from April to September when ticks are most ...

Danielsen Amendment Clears Committee: Would Require Notification of Public Utility Disconnection for Non-payment

TRENTON, NJ -  State Assemblyman and Franklin resident Joe Danielsen (D-Middlesex, Somerset) sent a bill to the Assembly Speaker which will prohibit public utilities from terminating service for nonpayment unless the customer is provided a certified letter at least 10 business days prior to scheduled termination date, was released by the Assembly Telecommunication Committee on ...

The Week Ahead in Franklin Township: June 19-22

Here's a look at some of the municipal, business and recreational events going on this week in the Township of Franklin.

Monday, June 19

Franklin Township Public Library 

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Community Room A+B)

Beginner Yoga 

Shanti Manifase will guide participants through an introductory ADULT yoga session. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a towel or ...

Franklin Township: Deputy Mayor Calls on Community to Attend Town Hall Meeting

SOMERSET, NJ - Deputy Mayor Carl R. A. Wright called on citizens of Franklin Township during this Tuesday's council meeting, to attend a town hall on community safety this Thursday. 

"We have had a couple shootings, we've had a couple situations where violence has occurred and we need to get a handle on it," Wright said. "We need to understand where it is coming ...

The Week Ahead in Franklin Township: June 12-15

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Here's a look at some of the municipal, educational and recreational events going on in town this week. 

Monday, June 12

Franklin Township Public Library

From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Studies show that playing chess can hone strategic planning, spatial analysis, and non-verbal reasoning skills. The royal game is also a fun pastime and a ...

Franklin Township: Town Hall Meeting on Community Safety

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The public is invited to First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens June 15, at 7 p.m., to attend a town hall meeting on community safety. 

The town hall is sponsored by Pastor DeForest “Buster” Soaries, Jr., Deputy Mayor Carl Wright, and Franklin Township Chief of Police Lawrence W. Roberts.

The event is in response to the multiple shootings the ...

Cautious of Herbicide, New Brunswick Stops Drawing Water from D&R Canal

NEW BRUNSWICK — The city’s water utility is drawing water from a single source, due to an invasive plant that has spread through the Delaware & Raritan Canal, according to the head of the utility.

During last night’s City Council meeting, the director, Mark Lavenberg, said his team hopes to buy filtering equipment that will enable the utility to once again take water from ...

Franklin Township: Council Approves $500,000 COAH Payment

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The mayor and township council unanimously approved $500,000 from its Affordable Housing Trust Fund Tuesday night to help satisfy its affordable housing obligation with RPM Development for 151 units in the Churchill-Millstone section of town.

Councilwoman At-Large Shanel Robinson was absent during the introduction of the resolution and abstained from the 8-0 ...

Franklin Township: Council Work Session and Regular Meeting Tonight

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Tonight the mayor and council will hold the work session and regular meeting in council chambers at the municipal building starting at 7 p.m. 

Agenda Items can be found by clicking the link below:

http://franklintownnj.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=1377&Inline=True

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Franklin Township: Remembering Those Who Served, Memorial Day Commemoration

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Special sales, barbecues with family and friends and the Jersey shore might be typically associated with this long holiday weekend. 

But there's more to Memorial Day than that and the Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony organized by Bob LaCorte reminded attendees of that. 

USCG Auxilary Officer Steve Gillooly reminded attendees that unlike Veterans Day, ...

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Franklin Township: Public Hearing on Catalpa Park

June 21, 2017

The Franklin Township Council is accepting community input regarding the proposed development of Catalpa Park.

Post Date: 06/06/2017 4:16 PM

The Franklin Township Council is accepting community input regarding the proposed development of Catalpa Park located at 15 Old Vilet Road on Block 20.02, Lot 8, a 104.92 acre tract of land.

A public hearing will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2017 ...

Should Public Meetings be Recorded and Televised?

June 23, 2017

Earlier this month the Franklin Reporter & Advocate called for recording and televising more of the various township committee meetings including the ones populated by volunteers. I agree that this would be a step forward with the open government initiative I advanced starting in about 2004. I’m proud to have been involved in the processes of initiating the televising of every ...