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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 […]

Ferrero Breaks Ground For Warehouse Expansion, Expects To Hire Up To 100 Employees

Ferrero Breaks Ground For Warehouse Expansion, Expects To Hire Up To 100 Employees

As many as 100 new jobs will come to the township as a result of a planned expansion at Ferrero USA on Cottontail Lane. The expansion, which will bring the company’s packaging and warehousing facility to 67,000 square feet, was commemorated Oct. 18 with a groundbreaking attended by company officials and township, county and federal […]

Second Township Dollar Tree Store Set To Open Early November In Former Rite Aid Site

Second Township Dollar Tree Store Set To Open Early November In Former Rite Aid Site

Franklin will be getting a second Dollar Tree store with the scheduled opening of an Elizabeth Avenue location on Nov. 8. The store will fill the space formerly occupied by Rite Aid, 464 Elizabeth Ave., before the location was closed after the sale of more than 2,000 Rite Aids to Walgreen’s. Dollar Tree has another […]

Somerset Family Physical Therapy Supports Patient In 5K Walk

Somerset Family Physical Therapy Supports Patient In 5K Walk

By PJ Parker. Members of Somerset Family Physical Therapy on World’s Fair Drive walked Oct. 14 in the Central Jersey “Autism Speaks” 5K Walk. The walk was held on the grounds of the Educational Testing Systems campus in Princeton. They walked with one of their patients to bring awareness to a charity dear to her […]

Paint Fun Studio Students Win National, International Awards

Paint Fun Studio Students Win National, International Awards

Students at Paint Fun Studio in Franklin Park have been making their mark on the national and international art worlds. Students recently won awards in a German art competition, a national aviation art competition, an international peace art competition and have had their work appear in national consumer and art magazines. Taffy Chan won first […]

Amazon Bringing More Than 1,300 Jobs To Township With New ‘Receive Center’

Amazon Bringing More Than 1,300 Jobs To Township With New ‘Receive Center’

Amazon is coming to the township, bringing with it more than 1,300 jobs in a “receive center” targeted for Weston Canal and Randolph roads. The Planning Board on Oct. 3 gave final approval to Bridge Pointe Somerset to modify one of three warehouse buildings that had won board approval in June. The building needed to […]

Snyder’s Farm Welcomes Fall With Annual Festival

Snyder’s Farm Welcomes Fall With Annual Festival

The sixth annual Fall Festival at Snyder’s Farm on South Middlebush Road kicked off under summery skies Sept. 29. The fair features hay rides, a pumpkin moon bounce, potato sack slide, a corn maze, pedal carts and corn hole games, among other attractions. There are also several food vendors, as well as the farm’s own […]

Ocean State Job Lot Looks To Open By Thanksgiving

Ocean State Job Lot Looks To Open By Thanksgiving

A Rhode Island-based closeout retailer is hoping to open its doors in the township before Thanksgiving. Ocean State Job Lot of North Kingston, R.I. is moving into what was four spaces at the Franklin Towne Center at Route 27 and South Middlebush Road. Paul Cox, the chain’s director of store operation, said they’d like the […]

UFO Salon And Spa Celebrates 40 Years In Business

UFO Salon And Spa Celebrates 40 Years In Business

UFO Salon and Spa on Easton Avenue celebrated its 40th anniversary Sept. 9 in style, with food, music, games and prizes. And rain. The well-wishers who showed up didn’t let the weather dampen their spirits, though, as they celebrated the day under tents and in the salon itself. Township Mayor Phil Kramer was on hand […]