Public Notice: Dredging of the Delaware and Raritan Canal

June 25, 2017

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The New Jersey Water Supply Authority is proposing a project which will remove an estimated 248,000 cubic yards of sediment from the Delaware and Raritan Canal to increase flow capacity. 

The estimated cost of the project is $51.86 million, and the project will span from Kingston to Amwell Road.

The canal provides drinking water for Central Jersey residents and ...

Christie Administration Kicks Off 2017 #Jerseyfreshlove Photo Contest

VINELAND, NJ -- Get your camera ready, log onto Instagram, and get ready for the 2017 #JerseyFreshLove photo contest.. 

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher and the 2016 winner of the Jersey Fresh Love social media photo contest, Ryan Briggs, owner of Outlaw’s Burger Barn and Creamery in Vineland, recently kicked off the 2017 #jerseyfreshlove Instagram-only ...

Colonial Park: Container Garden Workshop for Children

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - If you have a child between the ages of seven to ten, and you want them to learn about edible plants the Somerset County Park Commission has got you covered. 

This Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. a workshop called “Container Gardening with Edible Plants" will be held at Colonial Park Fragrance & Sensory Garden, Parking Lot A, at 156 Mettlers Road in ...

Workers Fight Invasive Weed Threatening Water Supply

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – An intruder has taken to one of New Brunswick’s two sources of drinking water, threatening drinking water for residents in New Brunswick, Franklin, and Milltown, according to City Hall.

The New Jersey Water Supply Authority, the public entity that oversees the Delaware & Raritan Canal, hopes to curb the growth of Hydrilla, an “invasive aquatic ...

Franklin Township: 42nd 'Rose Day Festival' at Colonial Park Gardens

SOMERSET, NJ - Next Saturday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. the public is invited to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden “Rose Day Festival" at Colonial Park Gardens. 

"The Rose Garden will be in peak bloom and visitors can enjoy the day by strolling through the garden, enjoying live music, meeting local artisans, and indulging in ...

Franklin Township: 'Little Wigglers' at Colonial Park Gardens

SOMERSET, NJ - Next Saturday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. a children's workshop will be held at Colonial park.


The Horticulture staff at Colonial Park Gardens presents “Little Wigglers, How to Make Your Own Composting Bin" at the Colonial Park Gardens Stone Cottage, Parking Lot A.


Children age 5 to 12 (limit 10 children who must be accompanied ...

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Opposition to Compressor Station grows

June 14, 2017


Princeton, NJ.  For the past year, Central Jersey Safe Energy Coalition ( has been in the center of the fight to stop a new pipeline infrastructure proposal in New Jersey called the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE).  Williams-Transco, the Oklahoma based Natural Gas Infrastructure Company has filed a formal application with Federal Energy Regulatory ...