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FHS Sports: Lady Warriors Avenge Earlier Loss, Beat Gil St. Bernard’s 51-47

FHS Sports: Lady Warriors Avenge Earlier Loss, Beat Gil St. Bernard’s 51-47

Three Lady Warriors scored in double-digits January 23 in the team’s 57-41 victory over Gil St. Bernard’s. The game was as close as the score suggests. Franklin had to fight back from several deficits, including digging out of a 6-point hole with less than two minutes left in the first half to tie the game. […]

More Honors For ‘Hero’ Isla Glaser At School Board Meeting

More Honors For ‘Hero’ Isla Glaser At School Board Meeting

The 4-year-old township girl who is credited with saving her mother’s life in December received two honors at the January 23 Board of Education meeting. Isla Glaser, a student at MacAfee Road School, received an award from the school as well as a commendation from the school board at the meeting. Glaser gained notoriety after […]

FHS Sports: Lady Warriors Dominate Hunterdon Central, 48-20

FHS Sports: Lady Warriors Dominate Hunterdon Central, 48-20

Onoseta Ufuah led the Lady Warriors to a definitive 48-20 win over Hunterdon Central on January 21, in a game that saw Hunterdon restricted to single-digits every quarter. A senior, Ufuah led all scorers with 17 points, including a three-pointer. Senior Keona Schenck scored 14 points in the winning effort. The first quarter started slowly, […]

Life Story: Eric Peart, 49; Newark Native

Life Story: Eric Peart, 49; Newark Native

Mr. Eric M. Peart passed away January 19 at his home in Somerset. He was 49 years old. Mr. Peart was born in Newark and lived in Jersey City and Orange before moving to Somerset in 2015. He graduated from Snyder High School in Jersey City and continued earning various IT certifications. He was employed […]

Life Story: William J. Murphy, 78; Co-Founder Of Township Rec Soccer League

Life Story: William J. Murphy, 78; Co-Founder Of Township Rec Soccer League

Mr. William J. Murphy passed away on January 19, surrounded by his wife of 56 years and his four kids. He was 78 years young, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. Bill was born in Bayonne, spent most of his youthful years growing up in Elizabeth, and for the past 53 years, […]

Life Story: Kanta Gurnani, 73; Longtime Lucent Employee

Life Story: Kanta Gurnani, 73; Longtime Lucent Employee

Mrs. Kanta Gurnani passed away peacefully on January 17 at her home in Somerset. She was 73 years old. Mrs. Gurnani was born in British India and was a resident of the Somerset section of Franklin Township. She had a lengthy career with Lucent Technologies (now Nokia) in New Providence, NJ. She was a devout […]

Life Story: Jeannette Snyder,93; Grew Up On Family Farm

Life Story: Jeannette Snyder,93; Grew Up On Family Farm

Jeannette Snyder passed away on January 20 at her home in Somerset. She was 93 years old. She was born in Belle Meade and was raised on her family farm in Franklin Township. She remained a lifetime resident of Somerset. She was employed for many years as a bus driver for Riverview transportation and also […]

Hundreds Attend Annual ‘Franklin Community Breakfast’ To Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Raise Scholarship Money

Hundreds Attend Annual ‘Franklin Community Breakfast’ To Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Raise Scholarship Money

Education can be a method to manifest Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of a “just society,” the state’s education commissioner said January 20. Lamont Repollet, the Franklin resident who was elevated from Asbury Park schools Superintendent to state Education Commissioner by Gov. Phil Murphy, challenged the more than 500 attendees of the annual Franklin […]

‘Winterfest’ Seeks To Educate About Census 2020

‘Winterfest’ Seeks To Educate About Census 2020

Somerset County brought its Census 2020 roadshow to the township on January 18, offering education under the guise of entertainment at one of the township schools. The event was called “Winterfest 2020,” a nod to Census 2020 and the county administration’s desire to have as close to a full Census count as possible. Franklin is […]

Kennedy Memorial Approved For JFK Boulevard

Kennedy Memorial Approved For JFK Boulevard

A 792-square-foort memorial to Pres. John F. Kennedy at a strip shopping plaza on John F. Kennedy Boulevard was approved January 15 by the Planning Board. The memorial will feature a 9-foot-tall statue of Kennedy and his son, John, Jr. – which will face toward JFK Boulevard – and interactive screens detailing Kennedy’s life. The […]

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