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Student View: FHS Alumna Works To Expand Audience For ‘Race, Gender and Equity’ Elective

Student View: FHS Alumna Works To Expand Audience For ‘Race, Gender and Equity’ Elective

Submitted by Emma Richter, FHS Class of 2018. Someone I used to spend most of my time with at Franklin High School, running up and down the field hockey field with, rooting for each other on the sidelines, is also the same person who is standing up for change in Franklin right now. Jada Bethea, […]

Township Police Reaffirm Their ‘Oath Of Honor’

Township Police Reaffirm Their ‘Oath Of Honor’

Township police officers mustered in front of the Public Safety Building on June 16 to publicly reaffirm their Oath of Honor to the community. The officers also heard from a number of the township’s faith leaders, all of whom expressed their support for the FTPD and offered their services if needed. The event comes during […]

In-Person Summer Camp Canceled, Naaman Pool Readied For Opening

In-Person Summer Camp Canceled, Naaman Pool Readied For Opening

Saying there’s no time to arrange for the program, the township has canceled the annual summer camp in favor of a virtual camp. Township Manager Robert Vornlocker made the announcement during the Township Council’s June 9 virtual meeting. “We’ve gone past the line of no return and we’re going with a full-blown virtual summer camp,” […]

Hundreds Of Protestors March Peacefully In Township For Racial Justice, Equality

Hundreds Of Protestors March Peacefully In Township For Racial Justice, Equality

Hundreds of protesters – possibly up to 1,000 – took to the streets of Franklin on May 31 to call for for an end to institutionalized violence against African-Americans. Organized by Black Lives Matter, the protestors gathered at Franklin Middle School – Hamilton Street campus – before marching down Hamilton Street and turning onto Franklin […]

Township Girl Wins Mother’s Day Jewelry Design Contest

Township Girl Wins Mother’s Day Jewelry Design Contest

A 9-year-old township girl was one of two winners in a Mother’s Day jewelry design contest sponsored by a local jeweler. The contest, run by Venus Jewelers in the Rutgers Plaza on Easton Avenue, was held on Facebook, where viewers were invited to vote for their favorite design. More than 1,000 votes were cast. The […]

Franklin Township Interfaith Council Fundraising For PPE

Franklin Township Interfaith Council Fundraising For PPE

The Franklin Township Interfaith Council has launched a fundraising campaign to help purchase Personal Protective Equipment for local hospitals, other health care facilities and first responders. Alex Kharazi, the Council’s president, said that more than 4,000 KN95 masks have been donated by Razi Health Foundation and will be donated to local hospitals, among them Hackensack […]

Township GOP Club Donates To Animal Shelter

Township GOP Club Donates To Animal Shelter

Submitted by the Franklin Township Republican Club. The Franklin Township Animal Shelter on DeMott Lane in Somerset is a little quieter during the COVID-19 crisis. That does not mean, however, that they aren’t in need of the supplies that are essential to the well-being of the animals currently in their care. Rob Kash, a nurse […]

Coronavirus Concerns Force Cancellation Of Danielsen Job Fair

Coronavirus Concerns Force Cancellation Of Danielsen Job Fair

State Assemblyman Joe Danielsen has cancelled his planned Job Fair due to coronavirus concerns. “Today my office is forced to make a difficult decision of cancelling my 2020 Job Fair” Danielsen wrote in a statement. “While this event has provided many individuals to improve their quality of life by seeking new employment opportunities, the current […]

Jersey Cyclone Brewery Participates In World-Wide Aussie Fire Relief Fundraiser

Jersey Cyclone Brewery Participates In World-Wide Aussie Fire Relief Fundraiser

With their backgrounds in two fire services, the owners of Jersey Cyclone brewery on Worlds Fair Drive didn’t have to think twice when they heard of a fundraiser to aid victims of last year’s Australian brush fires. Jan Chwiedosiuk and Brian Teel, the brewery’s co-owners, signed on to the international effort lead by the Sierra […]

Raritan Valley Habitat For Humanity Dedicates 53rd Home, This One In Franklin

Raritan Valley Habitat For Humanity Dedicates 53rd Home, This One In Franklin

Submitted by Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity. On a crisp, sunny Saturday morning – the day after Valentine’s Day – a large group gathered on the front lawn of Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity’s 53rd home, to celebrate and congratulate their newest partner-homeowner family, the Okagbues. Anita and Obiora (Obi) Okagbue waited excitedly along with […]

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