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Franklin High School Business Psych Class Learns The Value Of Philanthropy

Franklin High School Business Psych Class Learns The Value Of Philanthropy

More than $4,400 in grants was awarded to three local charities Jan. 31 by students in a Franklin High School business psychology class. The students took part in a 10-week program run by Main Street Philanthropy, an organization comprised of financial planners which is dedicated to teaching students the value of philanthropic investing. Mendham resident […]



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Photo Gallery: Snow No Deterrent To St. Matthias Open House

Photo Gallery: Snow No Deterrent To St. Matthias Open House

About 100 people braved the snow the afternoon of Jan. 25 to attend the yearly open house for prospective students at St. Matthias School in Somerset. The school’s principal, Sr. Jean Laurich, said she was “nervous” when she heard the weather report for the day. “But everyone I’ve talked to so far thanked me for […]



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Franklin High School Cheerleaders Looking For Help To Get To Florida Championships

Franklin High School Cheerleaders Looking For Help To Get To Florida Championships

UPDATE: The cheerleaders’ fundraiser at Appleby’s has been changed to 8-10 a.m. Feb. 2. The Franklin High School cheerleaders won’t be getting any official help from the Board of Education in their effort to raise money to attend a national championship in Florida next month. The squad needs to raise about $12,000 in two weeks. […]



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Franklin Park Students Use Art To Bring Cheer To Hospitalized Children

Franklin Park Students Use Art To Bring Cheer To Hospitalized Children

Andre Hughes’ task was to draw a superhero that would bring inspiration to a hospitalized child. His choice? Max Steel. Why? “Because he’s the only superhero that really gives kids hope,” Hughes said. The Franklin Park School 4th grader was one of 50 who gathered in the school’s cafeteria Jan. 23 to begin a five-month […]



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FR&A Slideshow: Sampson G. Smith Players Rehearse ‘Wizard of Oz’

FR&A Slideshow: Sampson G. Smith Players Rehearse ‘Wizard of Oz’

The Sampson G. Smith Players on Jan. 18 were busily rehearsing their upcoming production of “The Wizard of Oz.” The show will be performed at 7 p.m. on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 2, 7 and 8, and 2 p.m. on Feb. 2 and 9. The show is directed by Terri Seggio, assistant directed by […]



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Thomas Edison Charter School Students Hear Anti-Bullying Message, Participate In NFL Charity Project

Thomas Edison Charter School Students Hear Anti-Bullying Message, Participate In NFL Charity Project

Students at the Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School recently heard from a Kung-Fu expert on bullying, and donated books and sports equipment to an NFL charity drive. Sifu Karl Romain, a member of the United International Kung Fu Hall of Fame, made his second visit to the Cortelyous Road school on Jan. 9, bringing a […]



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Middle School Parents, Police At Odds Over Account Of School Bus Disturbance Aftermath

Middle School Parents, Police At Odds Over Account Of School Bus Disturbance Aftermath

Township police and a Somerset couple are at odds over what happened to several Franklin Middle School students Nov. 21 after their bus driver called police to report some unruly students, and then a replacement driver refused to continue the route. The parents, B.K. and Michelle Redd, say that their 7th-grade son and two other […]



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Thomas Edison Charter School Bring Christmas Cheer to Care Center Residents

Thomas Edison Charter School Bring Christmas Cheer to Care Center Residents

The Thomas Edison Energy Smart Charter School “Green Team” brought some smiles this Christmas season to residents of Franklin Care Center, Route 27, Franklin Park. Students and parents from the Cortelyous Road school created gifts out of recycled materials and sold them during the school’s Winter Concert nights. A total of $205 was raised, said […]



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St. Matthias Students’ Art Work Included In County Exhibit

St. Matthias Students’ Art Work Included In County Exhibit

Art work from students at St. Matthias Elementary School, John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Somerset, are included in the 22nd annual exhibit of children’s art at the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Rd., Basking Ridge. The free exhibit, which features art works with an environmental theme, runs weekdays 9 a.m. to […]



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High School Phone Lines Down, Repairs In Sight

High School Phone Lines Down, Repairs In Sight

The Franklin High School’s telephone lines are still down, but district officials are hopeful the system will be repaired quickly. The phone lines went down Dec. 18, schools Superintendent Edward Seto said at the Dec. 19 Board of Education meeting. “As of this afternoon, new parts were being located, we hope to have the service […]



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