Franklin Township: How to get potholes filled, and curbside storm debris pickup deadline

March 17, 2018

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The blanket of snow and ice that covered our town is almost all gone, and now is the time to remove all of the broken tree limbs and branches.  

Township Manager, Bob Vornlocker reminds the community on how they can rid themselves of unwanted tree limbs and branches.

The public works department will collect discarded ...

Hillsborough: Plans for 40-Acre Indoor/Outdoor Sports Facility Move Forward

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  -The owner of a proposed 40-acre indoor/outdoor sports facility on Mountain View Road has begun the approval process and is optimistic that work on the project will begin by summer.

Gregg Wilke, developer and owner of the Apex Sports & Events facility, also owns the HRC Gym and Fitness Center at 30 Brower Lane,  a family fitness and wellness gym, offering ...

Women and Girl Scouts Own the Night During Council Meeting (VIDEO RECAP)

SOMERSET, NJ - During Tuesday night's council meeting, March was proclaimed Women's History month and Girl Scout Week was acknowledged. 

"The Township Council of the Township of Franklin, County of Somerset, New Jersey does hereby proclaim the Month of March 2018 as Women’s History Month," Deputy Mayor Shanel Robinson said while reading the proclamation.  ...

Danielsen Holds First in Series of Marijuana Hearings

Lifelong Franklin resident, Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17 Middlesex/Somerset), chairman of the Assembly Oversight, Reform, and Federal Relations Committee is leading discussions regarding legalized marijuana in New Jersey. 

Danielsen's committee heard testimony for several hours regarding the impact of expanding legalized marijuana Monday, March 5. Currently, in New Jersey only ...

Avoid Unnecessary Travel, Officials Say, as Nor’easter Closes Roadways and Paralyzes Area

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The second nor' easter in less than a week has paralyzed much of Central New Jersey and Franklin Township. 

Township officials issued a Nixel alert encouraging people to "avoid any unnecessary travel' so clean up crews can address downed trees and wires. 

"Crews are going to be working throughout the night to clear the ...

Franklin Township Misses Out on 'Historic' Municipal Aid Grant Funding Season (UPDATE)

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - This year Gov. Phil Murphy's administration awarded $161 million in Municipal Aid Grants and more than $1.6 million will be given to most Somerset County municipalities, Franklin is not one of them, according to state records. 

"Normally we get a grant of around $250 thousand from the state toward repaving a particular street, usually a substantial ...

Franklin Township Manager Announces New Way to Report Potholes and Maintenance Issues 

SOMERSET, NJ - Reporting an issue to the Township of Franklin, just got a little easier. 

Township Manager, Bob Vornlocker announced a new way for residents to report potholes, and other maintenance issues within the town via a new section on the township's website, during Tuesday's council meeting.

In the past, residents had to sign up for an account with the township, ...

Danielsen Promoting Bill Seeking Reduction in Environmental Impact to Local Residents

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Many Franklin residents want to stop the proposed Northeast Supply Enhancement project (NESE), which they say would include a compressor station that would spew high quantities of methane emissions and emit tons of caustic airborne chemicals every year.

One of them is Joe Danielsen, who also happens to be an Assemblyman representing the 17th district. Danielson is ...

Franklin Township: Show of Support for Gunawan Liem During Council Meeting

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Mayor Phillip Kramer commented on the arrest and detainment of a Franklin Park man by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, during Tuesday's council meeting. 

Gunawan Liem left his home to drop off his daughter at her bus stop on Jan. 25 and never returned. 

"To my understanding, this is a man who came here legally, and due to ...

TAPinto Franklin Township Meet the Leaders Series: Kimberly Francois

Last year during TAPinto Franklin Township's inaugural month we ran a series called "Meet The Leaders.” Based on positive feedback from readers and leaders in the community the series has been brought back. 

The objective is to provide readers an opportunity to hear from Franklin Township’s leaders in government, public safety, education, houses of worship and other ...

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