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BAM Desserts Formally Opens New Easton Avenue Store

BAM Desserts Formally Opens New Easton Avenue Store

Success is sweet for the owners of BAM Desserts, evidenced by the December 13 opening of their new, expanded location at 1830 Easton Avenue. Owners Melissa and Lester Jenkins held a ribbon-cutting to formally mark the new location’s opening. Among those attending were Mayor Phil Kramer and Township Councilman Will Galtieri. Melissa Jenkins said the […]

In Memorium: Carmella Estelle Caliendo Bowman

In Memorium: Carmella Estelle Caliendo Bowman

“Muzzie” May 31, 1921 – Dec. 13, 2008 “When you are lonely and sick of heart, go to the friends we know, and bury your sorrow in doing good deeds. Miss me, but let me go.” Lovingly remembered by Bill, PJ, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Sempre nei nostri cuori  

Township Council Votes To Buy Nearly $300,000 In Equipment, Vehicles

Township Council Votes To Buy Nearly $300,000 In Equipment, Vehicles

Nearly $300,000 in purchases for the police, public works and fire prevention departments were approved December 10 by the Township Council. The council voted to award Atlantic Uniform Company of Belleville a $94,530 contract for the purchase of bullet proof vests for police officers. Kimco USA of Marshall, Illinois was awarded an $84,704.84 contract for […]

Second Chance For Animals’ ‘Santa Paws’ Fundraiser Underway

Second Chance For Animals’ ‘Santa Paws’ Fundraiser Underway

The annual “Santa Paws” fundraiser benefiting Second Chance for Animals kicked off December 7 at Franklin Middle School – Sampson G. Smith campus. The event, now in its 19th year, supports the organization which funds the Franklin Township Animal Shelter. Pets of all stripes and species are welcome, as long as they are on a […]

Warriors On The Academic Move

Warriors On The Academic Move

Carolina Chaves of Somerset was among the 75 University of Scranton students who studied abroad during the Summer 2019 semester. Chaves, a strategic communication major at Scranton, participated in the University’s travel course, Italian History and Heritage Italy in various cities, Italy. The Assumption College Department of Athletics has announced that Colleen Kurtz, of Somerset, […]

Public Comments Invited In FTPD Accreditation Process

Public Comments Invited In FTPD Accreditation Process

Township residents will have a chance to weigh in on the performance of the FTPD on December 17. A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police will arrive at the department that day to begin the re-accreditation process, according to a press release from the department. The assessors will […]

Life Story: Elsie Presutti, 88; Longtime Township Resident

Life Story: Elsie Presutti, 88; Longtime Township Resident

Elsie Presutti passed away peacefully on December 8. She was 88 years young at heart. Mrs. Presutti lived in Edison for many years prior to moving to the Somerset section of Franklin Township in 1968, where she raised four children. She was proudly employed by Franklin State bank for 30 years, and later retired. Elsie […]

Township Kicks Off Holiday Season With Annual Tree Lighting

Township Kicks Off Holiday Season With Annual Tree Lighting

A mini-concert by the Franklin High School Madrigals highlighted the annual township holiday tree lighting in the municipal complex. Following the lighting, the party was moved to the Senior/Community Center, where there was music, children’s activities and light refreshments available. There was also a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, to the delight of township […]

Life Story: Phyllis Dinitz, 84; Founding Member Of Temple Beth-El

Life Story: Phyllis Dinitz, 84; Founding Member Of Temple Beth-El

Phyllis Dinitz passed away on December 5. She was 84 years old. Mrs. Dinitz was born in Queens, NY and lived there as a child. She resided in Belleville before moving to Somerset. She was a resident of Franklin Township for over 40 years. She was a founding member and long-time congregant of Temple Beth […]

Life Story: William Irvine, 77; U.S. Air Force Veteran

Life Story: William Irvine, 77; U.S. Air Force Veteran

William Irvine passed away on December 5. He was 77 years old. Mr. Irvine was born in Hackensack, and lived in Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Texas prior to settling in Somerset in 1987. Mr. Irvine had a long and successful career in the United States Air Force. He served in Turkey and the Middle East and […]

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