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Griggstown Volunteer Fire Company Dedicates New Pumper Truck

Griggstown Volunteer Fire Company Dedicates New Pumper Truck

Members of the Griggstown Volunteer Fire Company capped off a three-year effort June 16 with the dedication of their new pumper truck. Technically, it’s called a Pierce-Arrow PUC Pumper, with the PUC being an acronym for Pierce Ultimate Configuration. The truck “allows us to put the maximum amount of equipment into the smallest piece of […]

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TEECS Students Cut A Rug At First End-Of-Year Dance

TEECS Students Cut A Rug At First End-Of-Year Dance

More than 70 students at Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School participated in a first on June 15: an end-of-the-year dance. The party was held at Somerset Fire and Rescue Co. No. 1 on Hollywood Avenue, and was complete with food, a DJ and photo booth. The evening was split into two segments, with students in […]

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MacAfee Road School Celebrates Flag Day With Songs, Bagpipes And Lots Of Flags

MacAfee Road School Celebrates Flag Day With Songs, Bagpipes And Lots Of Flags

MacAfee Road School students held their annual Flag Day ceremony June 14, but this year there was a new element added: a bagpipes and drum duo. The duo was brought by the Franklin Township Police Department, whose Honor Guard helped raise the flag at the ceremony’s start. Principal Bill Grippo had a surprise of his […]

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Hundreds Attend First ‘Ties And Tiaras’ Dance At Franklin Park School

Hundreds Attend First ‘Ties And Tiaras’ Dance At Franklin Park School

The Franklin Park School cafetorium was transformed into a ballroom June 14 for the inaugural “Ties & Tiaras” father-daughter dance. More than 200 girls and their fathers or special man in their lives attended the event, hosted by the Franklin Park School PTO. “It’s going to be a good night,” PTO president Montese Anderson said […]

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Projected Opening Of Township Youth Center Set At Winter 2020

Projected Opening Of Township Youth Center Set At Winter 2020

The long-awaited, much-anticipated township youth center could open its doors by the winter of 2020, the Township Council was told on June 13. It’s possible that opening could be maybe a month or so sooner, but not likely, members of the architectural firm hired to honcho the project told the council. That’s because final designs […]

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Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman Faces Tough Questions From FHS Students

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman Faces Tough Questions From FHS Students

U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12) spent about an hour with a group of Franklin High School students June 12, taking questions from them on a range of subjects from gun violence to the state of national politics. Watson Coleman came at the invitation of the school’s Junior Statesmen of America club, an organization whose […]

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Elijah’s Promise Chef’s Night Sells Out Once Again

Elijah’s Promise Chef’s Night Sells Out Once Again

More than 500 people crowded into the Palace at Somerset Park June 11 for the 19th annual Elijah’s Promise Chef’s Night. The event is the largest fundraiser of the year for the New Brunswick-based charitable organization, proceeds of which go to support the group’s Promise Culinary School. The attendees – 550 in total – were […]

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Township Honors Military Fallen With Parade, Ceremony

Township Honors Military Fallen With Parade, Ceremony

Mother Nature cooperated May 28 and the township’s Memorial Day commemoration once again included a parade down DeMott Lane. Participants in the parade included the township’s Boy Scout, Girl Scout and Cub Scout troops, the Franklin High School Warrior Marching Band, and a contingent from the Canal Walk Veterans Association. A formal ceremony, including a […]

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CJCP Robotics Team Back Home with a Gold Medal!

CJCP Robotics Team Back Home with a Gold Medal!

Sponsored Content, submitted by Central Jersey College Prep Charter School. The CJCP Middle School Robotics team attended the International Robotics Competition in Romania on May 11th to 14th, 2018. The team participated in Lego Line Follower and Lego Sumo Robotics categories with 4 robots. The team achieved 1 Gold, 1 Silver, and 2 Bronze medals […]

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