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Habitat For Humanity Volunteers Bring ‘Magic’ To Township Family

Habitat For Humanity Volunteers Bring ‘Magic’ To Township Family

Part of the Rutgers Plaza parking lot on Easton Avenue was turned into a construction zone Oct. 12, as Habitat for Humanity volunteers started working on a new house. This was the second time that the Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity has paired with radio station WMGQ (Magic 98.3) for “The House Built With Magic” […]

‘House Built With Magic’ Event Set For Stop & Shop Easton Avenue Parking Lot

‘House Built With Magic’ Event Set For Stop & Shop Easton Avenue Parking Lot

Part of the Stop & Shop parking lot on Easton Avenue will become a construction area for a new Habitat for Humanity home. The “House Built With Magic” event will run from about 8 a.m. Oct. 12 through 3 p.m. Oct. 13. It is sponsored by Stop & Shop, Magic 98.3 and WCTC to benefit […]

Photos & Video: 300 Run, Walk To Raise Awareness Of And Money To Fight Breast Cancer

Photos & Video: 300 Run, Walk To Raise Awareness Of And Money To Fight Breast Cancer

About 300 people ran and walked Oct. 7 to raise money for a township organization that helps women suffering from breast cancer. The 12th annual Sisters Network of Central New Jersey’s Breast Cancer Awareness Race/Walk 4Life, held in Colonial Park, featured a timed 5K race and a 1-mile walk challenge. According to the organization’s web […]

Franklin Day Festival Draws Estimated 20,000 People For Food, Music, Games And Vendors

Franklin Day Festival Draws Estimated 20,000 People For Food, Music, Games And Vendors

An estimated 20,000 people made their way to Colonial Park Sept. 23 for the fourth annual Franklin Day Festival in Colonial Park. Festival-goers were treated to a variety of events, from musical acts, to cultural performances, games, activities, a classic car show and, of course, food. There were also dozens of vendors, from crafters to […]

Fourth Annual Franklin Day Set For Sept. 23

Fourth Annual Franklin Day Set For Sept. 23

A variety of events await visitors to the fourth annual Franklin Day Festival, set for noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 23. Last ear’s event, held in Colonial Park, drew more than 10,000 visitors, and organizers say they expect more this year. The day’s agenda includes live music, artists, food and other vendors, cultural performances and […]

Video: RCDCU Ride Against Prostate Cancer Sets New Record

Video: RCDCU Ride Against Prostate Cancer Sets New Record

More than 200 cyclists – a new record – showed up Sept. 16 for the annual RCDCU Ride Against Prostate Cancer. The ride, sponsored by Renaissance Cyclists Defeating Cancer United, began and ended at Franklin Middle School. Cyclists and walkers had a variety of routs to choose from: 3-mile walk and bike, and 10-, 30- […]

Councilwoman Robinson Leading Texas Hurricane Relief Effort

Councilwoman Robinson Leading Texas Hurricane Relief Effort

Township Councilwoman Shanel Robinson (D-At Large) is among a group of area community leaders spearheading an effort to gather items needed by survivors of Hurricane Henry in Texas. Robinson is joined on the Somerset-Middlesex county steering committee by New Brunswick City Council President Glen Fleming, community advocate Tormel Pittman and philanthropist Ashton Burrell of Highland […]

Township Honors Franklinites Killed In Sept. 11 Terrorist Attacks

Township Honors Franklinites Killed In Sept. 11 Terrorist Attacks

Township officials, faith leaders, first responders and others on Sept. 12 honored the six township residents who were killed in the terrorist attacks in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. The Franklin Township Police Department’s Honor Guard and members of St. Matthias Cub Scout Pack 195 led the Pledge of Allegiance, and welcoming remarks […]

In Your Words: Remembrances Of Sept. 11, 2001

In Your Words: Remembrances Of Sept. 11, 2001

The Franklin Reporter & Advocate recently asked readers of our Facebook page to share with us their most prominent memory of the terrorist attacks on Sept 11, 2001. We preset them here, in commemoration of the 16th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Chris Lynn Schwarz: Trying to go […]

Video: Stage House Hosts 2nd Annual Basilone Fundraiser

Video: Stage House Hosts 2nd Annual Basilone Fundraiser

Basilone Foundation fundraiser at Stage House restaurant. Posted by The Franklin Reporter & Advocate on Monday, September 4, 2017 Franklin Reporter & Advocate co-publisher PJ Parker interviews Kim Vannote, co-founder of the John Basilone Memorial Foundation, and Collette Reap, general manager of the Stage House Tavern, left to right, during the restaurant’s second annual fundraiser […]