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FHS Alumni Fall To Piscataway Alumni In Annual Basketball Game

FHS Alumni Fall To Piscataway Alumni In Annual Basketball Game

Piscataway High School Superchief alumni chipped away at an early lead to beat Franklin High School Warrior alumni 80-71 in their annual basketball match-up on November 26. The highlight of the game was the awarding of three scholarships to FHS students in the after-school Aspect After Hours program. Aspect After Hours is a program through […]

FTPD PBA 154’s ‘Pink Patch Project’ Nets $2,500 For Sister 2 Sister Charity

FTPD PBA 154’s ‘Pink Patch Project’ Nets $2,500 For Sister 2 Sister Charity

Franklin Township Police Department’s PBA Local 154 raised $2,500 for a local charity during the local’s “Pink Patch Project” in October. The check was presented during a November 12 ceremony to members of Sister 2 Sister, a group dedicated to helping underserved and minority women who are undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The Pink Patch […]

Franklin Food Bank Debuts ‘Ambassador’ Fundraising Program

Franklin Food Bank Debuts ‘Ambassador’ Fundraising Program

A fundraising program designed to provide long-term sustainability for the Franklin Food Bank was debuted November 12. Called the Ambassador Program, the goal is to generate donations of between $5,000 and $10,000 per month. Food Bank officials hope that can be accomplished by hundreds of township residents agreeing to donate a minimum of $10 a […]

More Than 100 Attend Danielsen’s Annual Veterans’ Day Breakfast

More Than 100 Attend Danielsen’s Annual Veterans’ Day Breakfast

In the largest such gathering to date, more than 100 military veterans gathered at the Stage House restaurant Nov. 8 for state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen’s annual Veterans’ Day breakfast. This is the fifth year that Danielsen, himself a U.S. Army veteran, has held the event. All of the food is donated by the Stage House. […]

Prayer Vigil Held For Critically Injured Hillcrest School Student

Prayer Vigil Held For Critically Injured Hillcrest School Student

A group of township residents gathered in the performance gazebo at the Municipal Complex on October 31 to pray for an 11-year-old township boy who was severely injured in an auto accident. Meanwhile, the school district’s PTOs banded together to gather food gift cards and create a “meal train” for the boy’s family. Organized by […]

East Millstone Named ‘Great Neighborhood’ By Planning Association

The historic village of East Millstone has been named a “Great Neighborhood” by the New Jersey chapter of the American Planning Association. The award is one of several given out by the association, according to its web site. East Millstone and the other designees will be feted at an awards ceremony, slated for 6-8 p.m. […]

Sodhani Foundation, Canal Walk Group Donate To Food Bank

Sodhani Foundation, Canal Walk Group Donate To Food Bank

A local foundation partnered with a Canal Walk-based group to raise nearly $1,400 for the Franklin Food Bank to help it widen its offerings to its clients. Representatives of the Sodhani Foundation and the Indo-American Association of Canal Walk gathered Oct. 24 at the Food Bank headquarters on Churchill Avenue for a short ceremony to […]

Township Council Honors Vito Mistretta With His Own Day

Township Council Honors Vito Mistretta With His Own Day

Oct. 22 was officially declared “Vito Mistretta Day” by the Township Council, in honor of a lifelong township resident credited with helping start the Hamilton Street redevelopment. Mistretta, owner of Vito’s Head Shop on Hamilton Street, is an original member of what is now the Hamilton Street Advisory Board, as well as a founder of […]

FTPD ‘Pink Car’ For Breast Cancer Fundraising Debuted

FTPD ‘Pink Car’ For Breast Cancer Fundraising Debuted

The second iteration of the Franklin Township Police Department’s “pink car” was officially unveiled Oct. 10. Representatives from the police department, township officials and members of the Sister2Sister Network – the non-profit organization benefiting from the FTPD’s “Pink Patch” fundraising program – were on hand for what’s become an annual event. The pink car is […]

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 […]