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FTPD ‘Pink Car’ For Breast Cancer Fundraising Debuted

FTPD ‘Pink Car’ For Breast Cancer Fundraising Debuted

The second iteration of the Franklin Township Police Department’s “pink car” was officially unveiled Oct. 10. Representatives from the police department, township officials and members of the Sister2Sister Network – the non-profit organization benefiting from the FTPD’s “Pink Patch” fundraising program – were on hand for what’s become an annual event. The pink car is […]

Franklin Day Festival Draws Thousands To Colonial Park

Franklin Day Festival Draws Thousands To Colonial Park

The annual Franklin Day Festival drew sunny skies and thousands of visitors Sept. 28 to Colonial Park. Along with the usual craft vendors, township booths and food vendors, there were kids’ games, an antique car show and a visit from New Jersey National Army Guard soldiers via a Blackhawk helicopter landing. Musical and cultural groups […]

Firefighters Honor 9-11 Fallen At St. Matthias Mass

Firefighters Honor 9-11 Fallen At St. Matthias Mass

Firefighters, EMTs and their supporters gathered at St. Matthias Church on John F. Kennedy Boulevard Sept. 11 to once again honor first responders who died in the terrorist attacks 18 years ago. Participants came from departments across the township to hear the names of the firefighters, EMTs and police officers killed in the attacks on […]

Township Commemorates 9-11 Attacks With Ceremony

Township Commemorates 9-11 Attacks With Ceremony

The township on Sept. 10 held its annual Patriot Day Memorial Ceremony, remembering the six Franklin residents who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The event was held at the township’s 9-11 Memorial Garden, next to the main branch of the township library. Speakers included Rabbi Eli Garfinkel of Temple Beth El, Mayor […]

FR&A Photo Gallery: 2019 Week Of The People Event

FR&A Photo Gallery: 2019 Week Of The People Event

The annual Week of the People back to school event was held Aug. 24 at Naimann Williams Park. The day featured games, food, musical entertainment, presentations by local groups and a student backpack and school supply giveaway. Here are some scenes from the day:

‘Week Of The People’ Event Set For Aug. 24

‘Week Of The People’ Event Set For Aug. 24

The 48th annual Week of the People back-to-school event is set to run from 2-7 p.m. Aug. 24 at Naimann Williams Park on Matilda Avenue. The free event will provide educational essentials to children grades K-12, as well as information and resources for parents, provided by local community partners. The event theme is “Community in […]

Registration Open For RCDCU Bicycle Tour To Fight Prostate Cancer

Registration Open For RCDCU Bicycle Tour To Fight Prostate Cancer

There’s still time to register for the annual RCDCU “Bike to Fight Prostate Cancer” bike tour. The event is set from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 21, and will start and finish at Franklin Middle School – Hamilton Street Campus, 415 Francis St. The tour, which has raised thousands of dollars for prostate cancer […]

Solutions To Black Youth Suicide Rate Sought At Panel Discussion

Solutions To Black Youth Suicide Rate Sought At Panel Discussion

Better access to mental health services and bringing an end to “systemic and structural racism” and the stress that causes were pegged at a July 29 forum as two key ways to stem the high incidence of suicide among black youth. The panel discussion was held at the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens on […]

Thousands Play In The Muck In Zarephath For MS Research

Thousands Play In The Muck In Zarephath For MS Research

About 3,000 people showed up at Zarephath July 27 to run in muck to raise money to defeat Multiple Sclerosis. The event was the annual MuckFest, held in the fields surrounding Zarephath Christian Church to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society via the society’s New Jersey Metro Chapter. The event’s primary sponsor was Horizon […]

Franklin Food Bank Dedicates New Building, Unveils ‘Client Choice’ Program

Franklin Food Bank Dedicates New Building, Unveils ‘Client Choice’ Program

The Franklin Food Bank on July 14 celebrated the “culmination of a long-term vision” with the grand opening of its new facility on Churchill Avenue. The new facility, at 7,200 square feet nearly three times the size of the food bank’s former 2,700-square-foot home on Millstone Road, allows the organization to change the way it […]

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