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Township Marine Recruit Looks To FTPD Sergeant As Mentor

Township Marine Recruit Looks To FTPD Sergeant As Mentor

Franklin Township Police Sergeant Ariel Almora has been acting as a drill instructor in the Somerset County and FTPD youth police academies for years. Although he deals with dozens of young men and women in those sessions, he said he’s never sure if he’s made an impact on them. But every now and then, a […]

Franklin Day Festival Draws Thousands To Colonial Park

Franklin Day Festival Draws Thousands To Colonial Park

The annual Franklin Day Festival drew sunny skies and thousands of visitors Sept. 28 to Colonial Park. Along with the usual craft vendors, township booths and food vendors, there were kids’ games, an antique car show and a visit from New Jersey National Army Guard soldiers via a Blackhawk helicopter landing. Musical and cultural groups […]

Firefighters Honor 9-11 Fallen At St. Matthias Mass

Firefighters Honor 9-11 Fallen At St. Matthias Mass

Firefighters, EMTs and their supporters gathered at St. Matthias Church on John F. Kennedy Boulevard Sept. 11 to once again honor first responders who died in the terrorist attacks 18 years ago. Participants came from departments across the township to hear the names of the firefighters, EMTs and police officers killed in the attacks on […]

Township Commemorates 9-11 Attacks With Ceremony

Township Commemorates 9-11 Attacks With Ceremony

The township on Sept. 10 held its annual Patriot Day Memorial Ceremony, remembering the six Franklin residents who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The event was held at the township’s 9-11 Memorial Garden, next to the main branch of the township library. Speakers included Rabbi Eli Garfinkel of Temple Beth El, Mayor […]

Smithereens, Marshall Crenshaw, Help Raise Money For Franklin Food Bank

Smithereens, Marshall Crenshaw, Help Raise Money For Franklin Food Bank

In what its organizer hopes will become an annual event, a township farm resonated with the sound of rock ‘n roll on Sept. 7 to raise money for the Franklin Food Bank. The inaugural concert featuring the Smithereens with Marshall Crenshaw was donated by Ron and Diana Consiglio, and hosted on their Butler Road farm. […]

FR&A Photo Gallery: 2019 Week Of The People Event

FR&A Photo Gallery: 2019 Week Of The People Event

The annual Week of the People back to school event was held Aug. 24 at Naimann Williams Park. The day featured games, food, musical entertainment, presentations by local groups and a student backpack and school supply giveaway. Here are some scenes from the day:

‘Week Of The People’ Event Set For Aug. 24

‘Week Of The People’ Event Set For Aug. 24

The 48th annual Week of the People back-to-school event is set to run from 2-7 p.m. Aug. 24 at Naimann Williams Park on Matilda Avenue. The free event will provide educational essentials to children grades K-12, as well as information and resources for parents, provided by local community partners. The event theme is “Community in […]

Registration Open For RCDCU Bicycle Tour To Fight Prostate Cancer

Registration Open For RCDCU Bicycle Tour To Fight Prostate Cancer

There’s still time to register for the annual RCDCU “Bike to Fight Prostate Cancer” bike tour. The event is set from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 21, and will start and finish at Franklin Middle School – Hamilton Street Campus, 415 Francis St. The tour, which has raised thousands of dollars for prostate cancer […]

FHS 1994 Football Champs Reminisce At 25th Anniversary

FHS 1994 Football Champs Reminisce At 25th Anniversary

Members of the Franklin High School 1994 championship football team, and their coaches, huddled at the Twenty/20 tap house Aug. 17 to mark the 25th anniversary of their taking the state trophy home. Organized by Robert Edmond, one of the team’s three captains, the evening was meant for one-time teammates and now adult friends to […]

Solutions To Black Youth Suicide Rate Sought At Panel Discussion

Solutions To Black Youth Suicide Rate Sought At Panel Discussion

Better access to mental health services and bringing an end to “systemic and structural racism” and the stress that causes were pegged at a July 29 forum as two key ways to stem the high incidence of suicide among black youth. The panel discussion was held at the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens on […]