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FTPD Preparing Body Camera Program

FTPD Preparing Body Camera Program

Township police brass are shopping for the best deal in body-worn cameras, in anticipation of a state deadline mandating their use that’s just months away. Public Safety Director Quovella Spruill said during the FTPD’s “Tuesday Night Talk” live stream that she has been pricing cameras, and will have a proposal in time for the department’s […]

Tour De Franklin Fundraiser Returns In April

Tour De Franklin Fundraiser Returns In April

A modified Tour de Franklin bike fundraiser for the Franklin Food Bank is set for April and May. The ride, now in its 32nd year, is usually held on one day in April. But due to concerns about large gatherings during teh pandemic, tour organizers have decided to extend the time riders can complete their […]

Fundraisers Established For Former Franklin Resident, Cancer Patient

Fundraisers Established For Former Franklin Resident, Cancer Patient

An online fundraising account has been established for a former township resident suffering from leukemia. The campaign is targeted to raise money to help offset the costs faced by the family of 15-year-old Morgan Hewitt, who is suffering from T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Hewitt, the youngest of six siblings, attended grammar school in Franklin. Her […]

Interfaith Hospitality Network Gets New Name

Interfaith Hospitality Network Gets New Name

SOMERVILLE – The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Somerset County will be known by a new name now that the year has turned: HOME of Somerset County, Inc., according to a press release from the organization. The new name reflects the nonprofit agency’s four core components: housing, outreach, multifaith, and empowerment, according to the release. “We […]

Seeking To Lead By Example, Mayor Kramer Gets COVID-19 Vaccine

Seeking To Lead By Example, Mayor Kramer Gets COVID-19 Vaccine

Mayor Phil Kramer is not a big fan of receiving inoculations … until now. The Mayor, himself a physician, said he was eagerly anticipating his chance to begin the vaccination process for COVID-19. So it came to pass that on the morning of January 4, Kramer showed up at the Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay […]

Danielsen Donates 500 Pieces Of Children’s Winter Clothing

Danielsen Donates 500 Pieces Of Children’s Winter Clothing

More than 500 pieces of winter apparel will be donated to local children in need, thanks to a clothing drive sponsored by state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen. Danielsen (D-17) is working with the township-based Zakee Bowser Enrichment Foundation to distribute the clothing collected during his “Head to Toe” clothing drive. The Bowser Foundation is one of […]

Franklin Food Bank Receives Help From County Program

Franklin Food Bank Receives Help From County Program

The Franklin Food Bank was one of several organizations recently benefiting from the generosity of Somerset County residents. The Food Bank was given a $1,558 grant through the Adopt-A-Family (AAF) program, which is sponsored by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and participating local food banks. The $1,558 came from more than $54,000 raised […]

Township Residents Help Others Enjoy Holidays

Township Residents Help Others Enjoy Holidays

Township residents are coming together during the holidays to help those in need. Starting with the Thanksgiving holiday, residents donated so that others could enjoy the season. The Somerset Run Men’s Club has so far raised more than $4,200 in a food drive that is continuing until the end of the year. The Club is […]

‘Contactless’ Toy Drive Set For December 12

‘Contactless’ Toy Drive Set For December 12

An annual toy drive held at the Ukrainian Center on Davidson Avenue will be contactless this year, in light of coronavirus concerns. The Unity Holiday All Stars event is set for noon to 2 p.m. Organizers of the drive, sponsored by the non-profit Unity SME, hope to duplicate their previous success. “We’ve received between 1,500 […]

Give a Lasting Tribute in a Somerset County Park

Give a Lasting Tribute in a Somerset County Park

The Somerset County Park Foundation is providing an opportunity to create a lasting memory in one of the Somerset County parks through the purchase of a Commemorative Brick, Legacy Tree, or Tribute Bench. Purchases support the valuable programs funded by the Park Foundation and offered by the Somerset County Park Commission. The bricks, benches, and […]

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