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Proposed Hamilton Street Student Housing Could Pump $1.7 M Into Township Economy

Proposed Hamilton Street Student Housing Could Pump $1.7 M Into Township Economy

A proposed 362-bedroom student housing project on Hamilton Street could pump as much as $1.7 million a year into the local economy, a consultant said March 11. In 10 years, that same project could generate as much as $6.2 million in direct and indirect economic activity, consultant Todd Poole told a joint meeting of the […]

Township Man Named To PRSA NJ Board

Township Man Named To PRSA NJ Board

PRINCETON JUNCTION – Township resident Kenneth Hitchner has been named to the 2019 Public Relations Society of America NJ Board. Hitchner is Director of Content Strategy for CMA, a full-service communications, marketing and association management firm. Hitchner will serve a one-year term on the Communications Committee. In that role, he will lead PRSA NJ’s public […]

‘Marty The Robot’ Soon To Be Seen In Township Stop & Shops

‘Marty The Robot’ Soon To Be Seen In Township Stop & Shops

All three township Stop & Shop supermarkets will have a new “employee” zipping down the shopping aisles come this Spring. The new addition’s name is Marty; Marty won’t need to take breaks, won’t call in sick and may just need the occasional software upgrade. (But who among us doesn’t?) Marty is a robot being deployed […]

Freeholder Director Levine Pitches Amazon HQ2 In Somerville, Newark

Freeholder Director Levine Pitches Amazon HQ2 In Somerville, Newark

SOMERVILLE – New York’s loss may be Somerset County’s gain, if the county Freeholder Director gets his way. Freeholder Director – and former township mayor – Brian Levine on Feb. 22 announced that he is trying to revive the pitch the county made to host the Amazon HQ2 on a site in Somerville, but this […]

Franklin Food Bank Receives Donation From Unity Bank And Employees

Franklin Food Bank Receives Donation From Unity Bank And Employees

The Franklin Food Bank recently received a $1,200 donation from Unity Bank and its employees. The donation, made through the bank’s Somerset office, was part of $22,800 in donations made to 19 food pantries in New Jersey and Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, according to a press release from the Clinton-base company. The money, a record for […]

Fitness Factory Celebrates Grand Opening

Fitness Factory Celebrates Grand Opening

The township’s newest health club, the Fitness Factory, threw itself a party on Dec. 14. The occasion was the Cedar Grove Lane club’s grand opening, and owners, staff and club members celebrated with food games and demonstrations of classes offered. On hand to help with the celebration was Deputy Mayor Shanel Robinson, who assisted with […]

Ocean State Job Lot Celebrates Grand Opening With Donations

Ocean State Job Lot Celebrates Grand Opening With Donations

Ocean State Job Lot celebrated the grand opening of its Franklin Park store Dec. 1 by giving gifts to local organizations. The Rhode Island-based discount retailer opened its 133rd store in the country and fifth store in New Jersey at the Franklin Towne Center, at the corner of Route 27 and South Middlebush Road. A […]

Ocean State Job Lot Sets Grand Opening, Charitable Giving Program

Ocean State Job Lot Sets Grand Opening, Charitable Giving Program

The township’s newest store will hold its grand opening celebration at 1o a.m. Dec. 1. Ocean State Job Lot, which recently held a quiet opening in its store in the Franklin Towne Center at South Middlebush Road and Route 27, is planning several events to mark the grand opening of its fifth store in New […]

Ocean State Job Lot Quietly Opens In Franklin Park

Ocean State Job Lot Quietly Opens In Franklin Park

The fifth Ocean State Job Lot store in New Jersey held a “soft opening” Nov. 21 at the Franklin Towne Center in Franklin Park. The Rhode Island-based discount retailer is occupying about 31,000 square feet in the strip center located at Route 27 and South MIddlebush Road. A self-styled “opportunistic buying” company, Ocean State Job […]

Township Dentist Gathers Sweet Treats For The Troops

Township Dentist Gathers Sweet Treats For The Troops

For the fifth consecutive year, members of the U.S. Armed Forces serving abroad will be treated with candy donated by a local dentist’s patients. As he has for the past quinquennial, Dr. Joseph Haddad of Advanced Dental Arts on Easton Avenue offered to pay for excess candy collected on Halloween. This year, he said, people […]