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September 19, 2022

SOMERSET, NJ - The public is invited to attend a public safety town hall event at the municipal building in the council chamber Thursday night at 7 pm.  Councilman Carl Wright who represents the fourth ward is hosting the event and encouraged local residents to attend. "Doors open at ...

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Franklin Township, NJ – Franklin Township residents verbalized their concerns over two resolutions regarding applications of cannabis cultivation, retail, wholesale, and manufacturing at Tuesday’s Council meeting. The resolution confirmed that the sites were suitable for marijuana ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - This week's council meeting will be held Tuesday at 7 pm in the municipal building on 475 Demott Lane.  The council will hold a public hearing on six items introduced on their second reading for vote.    TAP here for full agenda. Email TAPinto Franklin/Somerset at ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Shawn Lipani welcomed Gov. Phil Murphy and other federal, state and local officials on the first anniversary of Tropical Storm Ida to assess progress made since the devastating storm crippled New Jersey, killing 30 people and causing an estimated $95 billion in damages to ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Safety concerns regarding Canal Road were brought to the attention of the Township Council during its Tuesday night meeting. Local resident, Manu Goyal spoke about the July 21 car crash on Canal Road involving her 23 year old daughter.  "It was late at night and there was a ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The council voted unanimously to approve the Warehouse Development Ordinance 4371-22, during a special public hearing meeting Tuesday night at the Municipal building.  The original date for the public hearing was moved up from Sept. 23 due to public pressure. Moving up the date ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Public Hearing for and final adoption of the new warehouse ordinance is scheduled for Tuesday, July 19 at 7:00pm in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Complex, 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873, As we have previously reported, Ordinance No. 4371-22 introduces measures to ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Public Hearing for and final adoption of the new warehouse ordinance will be moved up to Tuesday, July 19th, 2022. The in-person meeting will be held at 7:00pm in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Complex, 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873, As we have previously ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Township of Franklin's Council unanimously approved all items on its agenda during Tuesday night's meeting. Deputy Mayor Crystal Pruitt was not present during the meeting.   An ordinance 4373-22, to allow one handicapped parking space at a local resident was introduced as a ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township Council will vote to move up the public hearing date for an upcoming ordinance designed to help manage the construction of warehouses in the community, according to the township's website.  "It has become necessary to reschedule the public hearing for ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A new ordinance will be introduced at tonight’s Council Meeting, which includes measures to restrict warehouse development in certain areas and to hold developers to a limited number of new environmental standards. The Ordinance has come to fruition as a result of community ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Katie Palma-Lugo wants people to gaze at the thousands of gunshot shells obediently aligned on the floor in City Hall and think about how each one had the power to snuff out a life. “Gun violence is a problem in our community with the incidents we had last year and already ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - To prevent eviction of residents while ensuring the income of local landlords, Somerset County quickly developed the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), which in total has allocated $9 million to prevent the eviction of 877 households. Approximately $7.7 million of the ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - On Wednesday, May 18th, Assemblyman Joe Danielsen finished Season Two of his “Cup of Joe” public virtual zoom sessions focusing on issues critical to the state and district. The session, titled “Cannabis 2.0”, was intended to provide timely updates on cannabis legislation and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A ransomware cyberattack Tuesday morning successfully disabled the Somerset County government email system, with employees unable to send or receive email. All county offices and phone lines are open and working, Emergency 9-1-1-communications are unaffected and fully ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township Environmental Committee discussed reviving demonstration plots that were once used on the Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve, during Monday's meeting.  Demonstration plots are small portions of land where the public can see and learn about native ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The long-awaited Franklin Township Community Youth Center had its grand opening Saturday afternoon, the free event was held to highlight the recreational programs, resources, and social services available to Franklin youth in grades six through twelve.   The 25,000-square-foot ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy visited a modest neighborhood in Somerville Thursday morning, where a small crowd of local officials sat on folding chairs in the middle of Camman Place to hear the governor highlight his $900M property tax relief program. The Affordable New Jersey Communities ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township Council and Mayor met Tuesday night for their council meeting and unanimously approved the 2022 calendar year municipal budget.  This year’s budget included an increase in spending of 13 million dollars, according to Mayor Phillip Kramer, increasing the ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - If you’re a resident of Franklin, you likely remember the buzz around Amazon coming to town in 2020. The construction of the new Amazon warehouse on Weston Canal Road brought mixed feelings among residents and community leaders, including hope for an economic boost through new ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township YMCA, a branch of Greater Somerset County YMCA, announced the launch of a Summer of Outdoor Adventure and Recreation (SOAR) program for children from under-resourced families in Franklin, Bound Brook, South Bound Brook, and Manville who were disproportionately ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The council unanimously approved the zoning district designation of properties on Hamilton Street from business to residential as explained in - Ordinance 4359-22 during Tuesday night's meeting.  Please click the videos below for updates from the township manager, mayor, and ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The council will hold a second hearing on the adoption of a change to the zoning district designation of certain properties from the current Hamilton Street Business designation to residential as explained in - Ordinance 4359-22. This will be the council's second in-person meeting ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Here's a look at some municipal, business, and recreational events going on this week in the Township of Franklin.You can submit events directly through the website by clicking on the "Submit Content" button located on the upper right side of the front page, where you will be brought ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Township Council meetings returned to in-person Tuesday night, and members of the council had a lot to say about committee meetings, community events and other topics of note.  Councilman Carl R.A. Wright encouraged residents to attend meetings now that they are live, and to mark ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Masks will be optional for those attending the first in-person Township Council meeting in more than two years. The meeting will be held Tuesday at 7:00 pm at Franklin Township Municipal Building, Council Chambers, 475 DeMott Lane Somerset, New Jersey 08873. Masks will be ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Rise Against Hate, a non-profit organization working to raise awareness about racism and civil rights, has filed a second lawsuit against Bridgewater Township and clerk Linda Doyle in her capacity as official records custodian for the township, alleging a violation of OPRA ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Two property changes were presented to the Franklin Township Planning Board on March 16, one pertaining to the Hamilton Street Business Zone and the other to The Harbor Group on Belmont Drive. First, the Board considered an ordinance to change the zoning district designation of ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A million-dollar federal grant has been approved to study traffic patterns on Easton Avenue. The study will kick off in September 2022 and is funded by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) who approved the project last week, according to a news ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The township council further solidified its stance on legal cannabis on Tuesday, passing an ordinance to endorse the New Jersey adult-use cannabis program for Franklin residents.  The law permits "the safe and appropriate siting of facilities for cannabis retail and delivery ...

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