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Community voices support for middle school football coach Blair Wilson to lead FHS football program

November 19, 2021

SOMERSET, NJ — The Franklin school board heard community members voice their support for a new football coach at the high school, calling for longtime middle school coach Blair Wilson to take the reins following John Paczkowski’s departure from the program. 

Community members, coaches and parents spoke at last night’s board of education meeting in support of Wilson, who ...

Walkthrough Wednesdays at Rutgers Prep

SOMERSET, NJ - Rutgers Prep invites families to join us on select Wednesday mornings for a "Walk-thru Wednesday" visit at 1345 Easton Avenue in Somerset. 

Guest will experience a campus tour from our Admission Team to learn more about Rutgers Prep and how you can become a part of our community. Drop-ins are welcome. We ask that all ...

Rutgers' Humble Beginning Traced Back to Dutch Parsonage in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - In November 1771 Old Dutch Parsonage's Frederick Frelinghuysen offered the first tutorials for Queen's College, launching two and a half centuries of teaching that continue today at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Free tours will be given at the Wallace House/Old Dutch Parsonage historic site on Sundays, Nov. 7, 21 and 28 from 3-4 p.m., located ...

Township of Franklin Council Meeting Preview: Stewardship Awards, 2022 Township Council Meeting Schedule, Fireworks Authorization & More

November 22, 2021

SOMERSET, NJ - The Township of Franklin will hold its Work Session/Regular Meeting online Tuesday at 7 pm. Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting by Clicking Here or calling (408)-418-9388 and using access code: 179 315 8876.

The virtual meeting will be open to the public at 6:55 PM.

Click below to see some agenda item details:

An Ordinance Authorizing ...

Township Council introduces zoning law requiring electric vehicle charging at new developments and eases pathway to building EV infrastructure

SOMERSET, NJ — Taking the state’s lead, the Franklin Township Council introduced an ordinance Tuesday night that would make installing electric vehicle charging stations and “make-ready” parking spaces a permitted accessory use throughout the township, doing away with the need for variances from land use boards. 

The zoning changes come to Franklin as a result of ...

Franklin Township: Take a virtual tour of Millstone Valley

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ — Recently, Somerset County acquired 48-acres of pristine land on Old Georgetown Road in Franklin Township’s Millstone Valley. The land was purchased from property owner Marcus R. Knowlton for $588,000.

Acquisition of the property in the Millstone Valley is a major achievement for the Somerset County Office of Planning, Policy, and Economic Development ...

Two Children Killed in Accident at Route 1/Route 130 Intersection

November 27, 2021

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Two children were killed in a vehicle collision that occurred on Thanksgiving, 2021 in North Brunswick.   

The incident occurred at 11:35 p.m. at the intersection of Route 1 and Route 130 in North Brunswick, says a report issued by the New Jersey State Attorney General's office. This intersection gets heavy use, as it connects North ...

Rutgers Police Report a Rash of Catalytic Converter Thefts

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rutgers University Police Department is investigating a rash of recent thefts in which the catalytic converters were cut from the undercarriages of several cars.

The thefts occurred on or near Rutgers property in New Brunswick and Newark between Sept. 1 and Nov. 20, 2021, according to an announcement from Rutgers police.

Incidents were reported to have occurred in ...

Two New Brunswick Men Charged in Connection with Shooting Death of Local Man

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police have arrested and charged two New Brunswick men in connection with the Nov. 2 shooting death of a Franklin man near Seaman Street and Remsen Avenue.

Jhon German-Suarez, 24, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose, according to a press release from Middlesex County ...

Thanksgiving Wishes with a Side of Trivia from TAPinto Franklin/Somerset

November 25, 2021

SOMERSET, NJ – Happy Thanksgiving from TAPinto Franklin/Somerset!   We are thankful for our loyal readers, contributors, and business sponsors for choosing us as your local news source. We appreciate your support.  

We are also grateful to be able to once again gather with family and friends for the Thanksgiving holiday. Did you know that the average person will ...

Rutgers Preparatory School Hosts Annual 'Day On Service for Service'

SOMERSET, NJ - Students and faculty at Rutgers Preparatory School held its annual Day On for Service earlier this month. 

It is a day the Rutgers Prep community has the opportunity to participate in local and global service events. 

Upper (high school), and middle school students at Rutgers Prep were gathered, with masks and socially distanced in one of the ...

Agencies Ensure Thankful Holiday for Adoptive Somerset County Family

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Ten year-old Christian Jesse Perez-Ortiz was adopted last week as part of Somerset County's National Adoption Day celebration, allowing parents Jose & Anthony Perez-Ortiz and their new son to enjoy their first Thanksgiving holiday as a family.

The adoption process was completed with the assistance of the New Jersey Department of Children and ...

Introducing a New Women in Ministry Concentration at Pillar College

November 19, 2021

NEWARK, NJ - Pillar College is offering a new concentration under the Masters of Arts in Ministry Leadership (MAML) program that will train women leaders and those that work in this arena. The Women in Ministry concentration is geared to help women lead in ministry, corporate America and other fields.

“We’re excited about the launch of this program and excited about the prospect ...

Christmas is Coming - South Plainfield-Based Puleo International Opening November 19

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Puleo International, a fourth-generation family-owned manufacturer and distributor of unique handcrafted holiday décor items located in South Plainfield, will open its doors to the public for their 17th Annual Christmas Sale on Friday, Nov. 19. 

The warehouse will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sunday, Dec. 12; they ...

Rutgers Preparatory School Hosts Annual 'Day On Service for Service'

November 22, 2021

SOMERSET, NJ - Students and faculty at Rutgers Preparatory School held its annual Day On for Service earlier this month. 

It is a day the Rutgers Prep community has the opportunity to participate in local and global service events. 

Upper (high school), and middle school students at Rutgers Prep were gathered, with masks and socially distanced in one of the ...

Saint Joseph HS Christmas Tree Sale and Toys for Tots Drive

METUCHEN, NJ - Saint Joseph High School is hosting a Christmas Tree Sale and a toy drive on campus in the coming weeks.  Starting Monday, November 29 through Saturday, December 4 the community is invited to drop off a new unwrapped gift for children ages newborn to 16 as part of the Toys for Tots campus campaign.  Gifts may be dropped at the main office between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 ...

Community voices support for middle school football coach Blair Wilson to lead FHS football program

SOMERSET, NJ — The Franklin school board heard community members voice their support for a new football coach at the high school, calling for longtime middle school coach Blair Wilson to take the reins following John Paczkowski’s departure from the program. 

Community members, coaches and parents spoke at last night’s board of education meeting in support of Wilson, who ...

Five Things to Do in New Brunswick This Weekend

November 26, 2021

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical at The State Theatre New Jersey

With a score featuring more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits including “Love to Love You Baby,” “Bad Girls,” and “Hot Stuff,” experience a moving tribute to the Queen of Disco and an icon among pop music fans, Latino music lovers and the LGBTQ community. Shows are scheduled for Friday at ...

Beauty Plus on George Street Closing After 30 Years

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jonathan Diaz came all the way from Avenel to comb through the rows of brushes along one aisle at Beauty Plus.

“I come here because of the prices and the selection,” he said one morning last week. “I will miss this place.”

It’s been a sad time for Diaz and the other customers who have been coming to this shop at 365 George Street for the ...

Somerset County-operated senior centers offer zoom activities throughout December

November 25, 2021

Virtual Classes and Programs Help Seniors Stay Connected and Fit During the COVID-19 Pandemic

SOMERVILLE, NJ – When seniors participate in virtual activities, they stay informed, fit, and connected. Residents, age 60-years and above can register for free, fun, virtual programs hosted by the Somerset County-operated senior wellness centers. The wide array of programs available include ...

Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter Certifies Winners of 2021 General Election

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter convened the County’s Board of Canvassers to certify the winners of the November 2, 2021 General Election today. The certification completes the counting of ballots by the Board of Elections, and sets the stage for notification to the New Jersey Secretary of State later in the week.

“This year’s election was ...

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Time Capsule Projects Helping New Brunswick Students Process Current Events

November 22, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – George Floyd’s murder and the ensuing racial reckoning, the storming of the U.S. Capitol Building, the lingering COVID-19 pandemic and other major news events became frequent topics of discussion over the past few years in classrooms across the New Brunswick public school district.

Educators turned to a time-honored educational device - the time capsule - to not ...

New Brunswick Shooting Victim's Family Recalls Gentle Giant with Big Dreams

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Azeem Seawright was a talented musician, an unabashed fashionista and a gentle giant whose dream of opening a restaurant that would revolutionize the dining industry was snuffed out by one bullet.

Seawright was killed after getting a late-night snack at Giovanneli’s Pizza and Grill at the corner of Easton Avenue and Condict Street.

A single gunshot at about ...

Time Capsule Projects Helping New Brunswick Students Process Current Events

November 22, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – George Floyd’s murder and the ensuing racial reckoning, the storming of the U.S. Capitol Building, the lingering COVID-19 pandemic and other major news events became frequent topics of discussion over the past few years in classrooms across the New Brunswick public school district.

Educators turned to a time-honored educational device - the time capsule - to not ...

New Brunswick Shooting Victim's Family Recalls Gentle Giant with Big Dreams

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Azeem Seawright was a talented musician, an unabashed fashionista and a gentle giant whose dream of opening a restaurant that would revolutionize the dining industry was snuffed out by one bullet.

Seawright was killed after getting a late-night snack at Giovanneli’s Pizza and Grill at the corner of Easton Avenue and Condict Street.

A single gunshot at about ...

Somerset County-operated senior centers offer zoom activities throughout December

November 25, 2021

Virtual Classes and Programs Help Seniors Stay Connected and Fit During the COVID-19 Pandemic

SOMERVILLE, NJ – When seniors participate in virtual activities, they stay informed, fit, and connected. Residents, age 60-years and above can register for free, fun, virtual programs hosted by the Somerset County-operated senior wellness centers. The wide array of programs available include ...

Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter Certifies Winners of 2021 General Election

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter convened the County’s Board of Canvassers to certify the winners of the November 2, 2021 General Election today. The certification completes the counting of ballots by the Board of Elections, and sets the stage for notification to the New Jersey Secretary of State later in the week.

“This year’s election was ...

Somerset County-operated senior centers offer zoom activities throughout December

November 25, 2021

Virtual Classes and Programs Help Seniors Stay Connected and Fit During the COVID-19 Pandemic

SOMERVILLE, NJ – When seniors participate in virtual activities, they stay informed, fit, and connected. Residents, age 60-years and above can register for free, fun, virtual programs hosted by the Somerset County-operated senior wellness centers. The wide array of programs available include ...

Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter Certifies Winners of 2021 General Election

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter convened the County’s Board of Canvassers to certify the winners of the November 2, 2021 General Election today. The certification completes the counting of ballots by the Board of Elections, and sets the stage for notification to the New Jersey Secretary of State later in the week.

“This year’s election was ...