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Township Council Honors Athletes, Commemorates Special Dates

Township Council Honors Athletes, Commemorates Special Dates

The Township Council handed out a variety of commendations and proclamations at its June 14 meeting. Four Franklin youth who recently medaled in a national Tae Kwon Do tournament were recognized, as well as St. Matthias Church on the occasion of its 60th anniversary. The Council also recognized LGBTQ+ Pride Month and Juneteenth, which is […]

Somerset County Democrats Celebrate Juneteenth In The Township

Somerset County Democrats Celebrate Juneteenth In The Township

Floats, speeches and music were on tap for the Juneteenth parade and festival held in the township on June 18. Sponsored by the Somerset County Democratic Black Caucus and Week of the People, the parade featured marchers and floats making their way up Highland Avenue and down a stretch of Hamilton Street before turning on […]

Warrior4Life Foundation Awards $9,500 In Scholarships

Warrior4Life Foundation Awards $9,500 In Scholarships

The Warrior4Life Foundation on June 12 held a special ceremony at the township Cultural Arts Gazebo on DeMott Lane to award its latest round of college scholarships. A total of $9,500 was awarded to 10 students. This is the fifth year the foundation has made teh awards, which now total more than $50,000. Those receiving […]

Rose Day Festival Is Set For Colonial Park

Rose Day Festival Is Set For Colonial Park

Celebrate the summer season and revel in the beauty of roses at the Rose Day Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 11 at Colonial Park’s Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden, 156 Mettlers Road, Parking Lot A. The festival, hosted by the Somerset County Park Commission and Park Foundation, is free.  More […]

Video, Expanded Photo Gallery: Memorial Day Parade Returns

Video, Expanded Photo Gallery: Memorial Day Parade Returns

The township’s Memorial Day Parade and observance returned on May 30 after a two-year Covid-19 hiatus. Marchers paraded up DeMott Lane from New Brunswick Road to the Veterans Memorial Park at the Municipal Complex. The Franklin Reporter & Advocate live streamed the parade and the observance at Veterans Memorial Park: Here are some scenes from […]

Township’s Saffie Kallon Honored For Work With Youth Center

Township’s Saffie Kallon Honored For Work With Youth Center

The celebration of the new Franklin Township Youth Center continued at the May 24 Township Council meeting, with a special presentation to one of the Center’s guiding forces. Township Councilwoman Kimberly Francois (D-At Large) credited with having the vision for the Center and laying the groundwork for the facility, awarded a special plaque to Saffie […]

Financial Help Sought For Township Mother Of 2-Year-Old Drowning Victim

Financial Help Sought For Township Mother Of 2-Year-Old Drowning Victim

A call has gone out for aid for a township woman whose 2-year-old daughter drowned in a pool on May 13. Nilda Sanchez’s daughter, Alani, was at her babysitter’s house in Somerset when teh little girl fell into the pool and drowned. Sanchez is the sole wage earner in her family and has two other […]

UPDATED: Inaugural Juneteenth Parade Set, Participants Still Sought

UPDATED: Inaugural Juneteenth Parade Set, Participants Still Sought

The Somerset County Democratic Black Caucus’s first Juneteenth Parade is set for 11 a.m. June 18, with the starting point being the Pine Grove Manor School, 130 Highland Ave. The parade will wend its way up Highland Avenue to Hamilton Street, ending at Naaman Williams Park, 42 Matilda Avenue. There will be a short ceremony […]

At Last! Franklin Township Youth Center Gets Grand Opening

At Last! Franklin Township Youth Center Gets Grand Opening

A half-century of talking about it and 15 years of planning came to fruition on May 14 with the Grand Opening of the Franklin Township Youth Center at 429 Lewis Street. Set against a backdrop of jazz played by a trio from Montclair State University, invited dignitaries and township residents explored the many offerings of […]

Project Graduation Food Truck Festival Date Set

Project Graduation Food Truck Festival Date Set

Franklin High School Project Graduation in conjunction, with the Franklin High School Booster Club, has announced its annual Food Truck Festival event will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 21 at Franklin High School, 500 Elizabeth Avenue. There will be a variety of 15 food trucks on-site with many varieties including hot […]

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