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Life Story: Hwa Ja Rhee, 78; Native Of South Korea

Life Story: Hwa Ja Rhee, 78; Native Of South Korea

Mrs. Hwa Ja Rhee, 78, of Somerset, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on September 30. A native of South Korea, she was born Hwa Ja Chang, the daughter of Doo Joon Chang and So Nyuh Seung, on February 2, 1941. She endured the Korean War and its aftermath, and ultimately graduated from Seoul National […]

Township Marine Recruit Looks To FTPD Sergeant As Mentor

Township Marine Recruit Looks To FTPD Sergeant As Mentor

Franklin Township Police Sergeant Ariel Almora has been acting as a drill instructor in the Somerset County and FTPD youth police academies for years. Although he deals with dozens of young men and women in those sessions, he said he’s never sure if he’s made an impact on them. But every now and then, a […]

Franklin Day Festival Draws Thousands To Colonial Park

Franklin Day Festival Draws Thousands To Colonial Park

The annual Franklin Day Festival drew sunny skies and thousands of visitors Sept. 28 to Colonial Park. Along with the usual craft vendors, township booths and food vendors, there were kids’ games, an antique car show and a visit from New Jersey National Army Guard soldiers via a Blackhawk helicopter landing. Musical and cultural groups […]

FR&A Photo Gallery: FHS Warrior Soccer Ties, Football Falls Over Weekend

FR&A Photo Gallery: FHS Warrior Soccer Ties, Football Falls Over Weekend

The Franklin High School boys’ soccer team battled to a tie while the Warrior football team fell in Sept. 27 contests. The 2-8-1 boys’ soccer team couldn’t hold onto a 1-0 lead in their game against Watchung Hills Regional High School. Later that day, a forced endzone fumble and 105-yard touchdown run by Warrior Jelani […]

FR&A Photo Gallery: FHS Boys’ Soccer Falls To Hillsborough

FR&A Photo Gallery: FHS Boys’ Soccer Falls To Hillsborough

The Franklin High School boys’ soccer team fell to the Hillsborough Raiders 3-0 on Sept. 25. Hillsborough scored two goals in the first half and their third in the second half. With the loss, the Warriors fall to 2-7 overall and 2-4 in the Skyland Conference. Here are some scenes from the game:

Township Council Approves PBA Contracts With 3%, 2% Raises

Township Council Approves PBA Contracts With 3%, 2% Raises

Members of Franklin Township PBA Local 154 will receive 2 percent and 3 percent salary hikes during the course of new 5-year contracts approved Sept. 25 by the Township Council. The contracts had previously been ratified by the membership of PBA 154 and the PBA 154 Supervisory Officers Association. The contracts are retroactively in effect […]

October Schedule For Quail Brook Senior Center

October Schedule For Quail Brook Senior Center

625 New Brunswick Rd. Somerset, NJ 08873 (908) 231-7312 Open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. OOA&DS Satellite Office Opportunity – Adalin Ball, MSW, Eldercare Educator, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services, Third Wednesday of the Month, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Adalin will be at the center on Oct. 16, […]

Paving, Traffic Signal Upgrades On Tap For Section Of Amwell Road

Paving, Traffic Signal Upgrades On Tap For Section Of Amwell Road

A repaving project on a section of Amwell Road is expected to begin later this month and extend into October. Amwell between DeMott and Cedar Grove lanes will be repaved, and new ADA-compliant traffic and pedestrian signalization will be installed at the Amwell intersections of DeMott and Cedar Grove, said Somerset County engineer Matt Loper. […]

Township Looks At Creating ‘Grandparents’ Park’ At Willow Avenue And New Brunswick Road

Township Looks At Creating ‘Grandparents’ Park’ At Willow Avenue And New Brunswick Road

The township is considering building a “multi-generational” park at the corner of New Brunswick Road and Willow Avenue. The park, also known as a “grandparents’ park,” would be built on about an acre of the 24.63 acres of Green Acres open space the township owns at that corner, Tara Kenyon, the township’s open space consultant, […]

Bicyclists Gather Once Again To Ride Against Prostate Cancer

Bicyclists Gather Once Again To Ride Against Prostate Cancer

More than 130 bicyclists took part in this year’s RCDCU bike-a-thon “Bike to Fight Prostate Cancer,” held at Franklin Middle School – Hamilton Street campus. This was the 12th year the charity ride was held. Cyclists could choose a 10-, 30- or 50-mile route, all of which took them through different parts of Franklin Township. […]