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Nearly 100 Eli Lily Employees Help Spruce Up MacAfee Road School

Nearly 100 Eli Lily Employees Help Spruce Up MacAfee Road School

Nearly 100 Eli Lily employees converged on MacAfee Road School Sept. 28 on a “sprucing up” mission. It’s the third consecutive year that the group has visited the school, under the auspices of Jersey Cares and as part of the company’s “Global Day of Service.” This year, the volunteers worked on projects such as landscaping, […]



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Improvement In District Schools Is Noted By State DOE

Improvement In District Schools Is Noted By State DOE

Township education officials got a double-dose of good news about Franklin’s schools over the past several months. At the end of June, the district was told by the state Department of Education that Sampson G. Smith Intermediate School and Franklin Middle School were removed from the state’s so-called “watch list.” The schools had been designated […]



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Danielsen, PBA Donate Backpacks To Hillcrest School 3rd Graders

Danielsen, PBA Donate Backpacks To Hillcrest School 3rd Graders

Hillcrest School 3rd Graders received new backpacks and school supplies, courtesy of a local state legislator and township police. The backpacks were donated to the students Sept. 19 by staff from the office of state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) and members of Franklin Township Police PBA Local 154. Also on hand for the event were […]



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Schools Superintendent: ‘One Less Move’ Projects Are On Schedule

Schools Superintendent: ‘One Less Move’ Projects Are On Schedule

Projects conducted under the 2014 “One Less Move” referendum are coming along on schedule, the school district’s chief executive said. That includes the biggest part of the $85 million construction package, the new Claremont Road Elementary School, schools Superintendent John Ravally said at a Sept. 14 function. Ravally used the occasion of the ribbon cutting […]



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First Fruits Of ‘One Less Move’ Referendum Celebrated At Hillcrest Road School

First Fruits Of ‘One Less Move’ Referendum Celebrated At Hillcrest Road School

The first of the major renovation and construction projects funded by the “One Less Move” referendum is officially on-line, and the district held a little party for it on Sept. 14. Four new 3rd Grade classrooms at Hillcrest Elementary School were officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by district officials, current and former Board […]



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FHS Warriors Marching Band Breaks Camp, Ready For The Season

FHS Warriors Marching Band Breaks Camp, Ready For The Season

FHS Warriors Marching Band preview. Posted by The Franklin Reporter & Advocate on Friday, September 1, 2017 The Franklin High School Warriors Marching band broke band camp Sept. 1 with a special preview of their new show. The music for this season will be based on the story of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” The […]



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Video Story: MacAfee Road PTO Holds Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Video Story: MacAfee Road PTO Holds Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

The MacAfee Road School PTO threw a little viewing party for the solar eclipse on Aug. 21 on the school playground. About 100 people showed up – parents, students, teachers and administrators – to share the historic event. The Franklin Reporter & Advocate live-streamed the day, which you can see below. And below that, we […]



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Township Resident Wins Enrichment Fund Award

Township Resident Wins Enrichment Fund Award

A township resident was among 14 students from across the country recently selected to receive a grant from the O’Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund. The fund is awarded each year and open to students with Down syndrome who are over 18 years of age. Each applicant must show intent to enroll in a class or program […]



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News About Franklin’s College Students

News About Franklin’s College Students

The latest about Franklin’s college students: Brianna Holcomb of Somerset graduated from Hofstra University in May 2017, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations. Becker College’s Joshua Taylor of Somerset has been named to the spring 2017 Dean’s List. Dylan Koch of Franklin recently experienced the art, history and culture of southern Spain while […]



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‘Books In The Parks’ Program Going Strong After 15 Years

‘Books In The Parks’ Program Going Strong After 15 Years

By Arnav Tolat. For the past 15 years, township students have been able to make summer reading a priority through the Books in the Parks program. In this program, high school volunteers visit various housing complexes and Franklin Middle School’s summer ESL classes during the month of July. The program runs Monday to Thursday, with […]



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