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2020 Disability Advocates Awards Nominations Open

2020 Disability Advocates Awards Nominations Open

SOMERVILLE – Applications for the 2020 Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services’ Disability Advocates Awards are being accepted through October 2, 2020. The awards are for individuals, organizations and businesses in Somerset County that are exemplary advocates for adults and children with disabilities. Nominees must demonstrate exceptional support for empowering individuals with disabilities […]

Township’s 9-11 Observance Will Be Virtual

Township’s 9-11 Observance Will Be Virtual

The official township observance of the September 11 terrorist attacks will be held virtually this year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement was made by Township Manager Robert Vornlocker during the Township Council’s September 8 meeting. In the five years since the township’s 9-11 Memorial was erected next to the main branch […]

FTPD Opens New Community Relations Bureau On Hamilton Street

FTPD Opens New Community Relations Bureau On Hamilton Street

The Franklin Township Police department started a three-day celebration of its new Hamilton Street Community Relations Bureau on September 1. Helping out with the celebration was FTPD PBA Local 145 and the Week of The People organization, which partnered to give local students school supplies in backpacks. The new bureau is located at 935 Hamilton […]

Classic Car Parade Winds Through Canal Walk, Somerset Woods

Classic Car Parade Winds Through Canal Walk, Somerset Woods

Residents at the Somerset Woods Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and Canal Walk development received a treat on August 21: a rolling classic car show. Owners of more than two dozen classic cars – including a few from the 1920s – participated in the car parade which started at Colonial Park. Cavalcade of Classic Cars…Mustangs, Caddys, […]

RCDCU Ride For Prostate Cancer Research To Be Virtual

RCDCU Ride For Prostate Cancer Research To Be Virtual

The annual Renaissance Cyclists Defeating Cancer United “Bike to Fight Prostate Cancer” will be held virtually on September 19 and 20. Money raised by the ride, which offers cyclists 10-, 30- and 50-mile routes through the township and its environs, will be donated to the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. This is the 13th […]

Non-Profit Sets ‘Vote N’ Vibe’ Event For FHS Class Of 2020

Non-Profit Sets ‘Vote N’ Vibe’ Event For FHS Class Of 2020

Franklin High School’s Class of 2020 will be honored with “Vote N’ Vibe Summer Kickback” from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 15 at FHS’s Warriors Stadium. The event is sponsored by the Franklin-based non-profit, Clued Up. Vote N’ Vibe was organized with the intent of providing this year’s FHS graduates a chance to collectively celebrate their accomplishments […]

Sister2Sister Plans Virtual 5K Breast Cancer Run/Walk For Life

Sister2Sister Plans Virtual 5K Breast Cancer Run/Walk For Life

Submitted by Sister2Sister. On Saturday, October 3, 2020, Sister2Sister (S2S) will host a Virtual 5K Breast Cancer Run/Walk 4Life from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. This event is designed to raise funds, educate and bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer, celebrate survivorship; and to honor the lives of those who lost their battle.  […]

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, […]

FR&A Video: June 26 March For Justice

FR&A Video: June 26 March For Justice

Close to 100 people gathered June 26 at Middlebush Park for a march for justice to the Public Safety Building on DeMott Lane. The march was to honor people of color who have been killed by police. Once at the Public Safety Building, which houses the Franklin Township Police Department, marchers dropped to one knee […]

Juneteenth Celebrated With Community March

Juneteenth Celebrated With Community March

Franklin residents celebrating Juneteenth took to the streets June 20 with a loud, joyful celebration of Black emancipation. Juneteenth celebrates the day in 1865 – June 19 – when Union Gen. Gordon Granger read aloud in Galveston, Texas, General Order No. 3, which announced the emancipation of slaves. The Emancipation Proclamation had been issued by […]

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