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From Corporate Life To Hair Color; Fantastic Sams Opens In Township

From Corporate Life To Hair Color; Fantastic Sams Opens In Township

The Shoppes at Pierce Street now offers a full-service family salon, with the addition of a Fantastic Sams. Surrounded by friends and family members, shop owner Vivek Patil cut the ribbon at the Oct. 12 grand opening of the salon, located at 149 Pierce St. Patil said a desire to leave the corporate life he’d […]

In Your Opinion: Support Russo For Sheriff, Marano For Freeholder

In Your Opinion: Support Russo For Sheriff, Marano For Freeholder

By Deana Luchs, Somerset. I have noticed the recent slew of the Somerset County GOP negative television campaign ads. Unfortunately, mudslinging has boiled down to the county level in NJ against Democrats Melonie Marano for Freeholder and Darrin Russo for Sheriff and it won’t work. Spreading scurrilous information will do nothing to help the GOP […]

FTPD ‘Pink Car’ For Breast Cancer Fundraising Debuted

FTPD ‘Pink Car’ For Breast Cancer Fundraising Debuted

The second iteration of the Franklin Township Police Department’s “pink car” was officially unveiled Oct. 10. Representatives from the police department, township officials and members of the Sister2Sister Network – the non-profit organization benefiting from the FTPD’s “Pink Patch” fundraising program – were on hand for what’s become an annual event. The pink car is […]

Life Story: Luella Renda, 87; Longtime Township Resident

Life Story: Luella Renda, 87; Longtime Township Resident

Luella Renda passed away on Oct. 7, 2019 at her residence at the Bridgeway Care Center in Hillsborough. She was 87 years old. A longtime Franklin resident, Luella (Clark) Renda was born in New Brunswick and resided in the North Brunswick-East Brunswick-Highland Park areas before moving to Franklin Township. She was a longtime member of […]

Project Graduation Fundraising Underway; Concession Volunteers Sought

Project Graduation Fundraising Underway; Concession Volunteers Sought

By PJ Parker. The concession stand in Franklin High School is busy on any day it’s open during the school year, but from now until graduation day on June 25, every afternoon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be especially buzzing. The Franklin High School 2020 graduating class will experience Project Graduation, a post-ceremony celebration […]

At Black Belt World, It’s Not All About Punches And Kicks

At Black Belt World, It’s Not All About Punches And Kicks

Roger Kim smiles and leans back in his chair when he’s asked when he began studying martial arts. “If you’re born in Korea, almost everyone takes Tae Kwon Do” as schoolchildren, he said. “Like in the United States, you have wrestling, baseball, football. They may not have a ‘football school,’ but you learn those things […]

FR&A Sports Gallery: Lady Warriors Field Hockey Defeats Kononia Academy, 2-0

FR&A Sports Gallery: Lady Warriors Field Hockey Defeats Kononia Academy, 2-0

The Franklin High School Lady Warriors field hockey team dominated Kononia Academy Oct. 4, winning 2-0. The Lady Warriors kept most of the game on Kononia’s side of the field, taking 12 shots on goal. With the win, the Lady Warriors improve to 4-9 on the season. Here are some scenes from the game:

FHS Sports: Warrior Football Pounds Hunterdon Central For First Win, 35-14

FHS Sports: Warrior Football Pounds Hunterdon Central For First Win, 35-14

A strong defense and some timely big runs powered the Franklin High School Warrior football team over Hunterdon Central, 35-14. The Warriors picked up their first win of the season with its biggest scoring game. The Hunterdon Red Devils took a quick lead in the first minute of the game, after a 74-yard touchdown run […]

Life Story: Clifford Robbins, 91; World War II Navy Veteran

Life Story: Clifford Robbins, 91; World War II Navy Veteran

Clifford A. Robbins died on September 29 at St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 91 years old. Mr. Robbins was born in Princeton and was raised in Rocky Hill. He graduated from Princeton High School and attended Ryder University. He served our country faithfully in the United States Navy during World War […]

Life Story: Kofi Nantwi, 67; Franklin Park Resident

Life Story: Kofi Nantwi, 67; Franklin Park Resident

Kofi Nantwi passed away on September 24 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 67 years old. Mr. Nantwi was born in Kumasi, Ghana, where he completed his primary, secondary and university education. He then furthered his education at Clarion University, in Pennsylvania and St. John’s University Queens, New York where […]