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Franklin Reporter & Advocate Radio’s Premiere Edition

Franklin Reporter & Advocate Radio’s Premiere Edition

We’re proud to introduce Franklin Reporter & Advocate Radio, a weekly podcast that will look at the top stories of the previous week, speak to a topical Newsmaker or two, and take a peek into the week ahead. This week’s Newsmaker is Franklin High School Girls’ Basketball Coach Audrey Taylor, who gave us some of […]

Three Doctors Foundation Brings Holiday Cheer, Positive Message To Franklin High School

Three Doctors Foundation Brings Holiday Cheer, Positive Message To Franklin High School

Franklin High School was the scene Dec. 8 of a holiday festival, courtesy of a Newark-based foundation. The Three Doctors Foundation, a group created to promote a message of health, education and youth mentoring, brought its annual Positive Peer Challenge and Holiday Health Basketball Benefit to Warrior Country. The day consisted of a vendor fair, […]

Video Story: Township Man Creates Christmas Playland In Front Yard For Marine Corps’ ‘Toys For Tots’

Video Story: Township Man Creates Christmas Playland In Front Yard For Marine Corps’ ‘Toys For Tots’

A DeMott Lane resident started spreading the Christmas cheer a little earlier than usual this year, but for a good reason. Ralph Biondi doesn’t create the colorful Christmas playland in his front yard simply because he likes the lights and the holiday, which he does. “I’m fascinated with the lights, I love Christmas,” he said. […]

Warrior 4 Life Foundation Hands Out $11,000 In Scholarships In Annual Gala

Warrior 4 Life Foundation Hands Out $11,000 In Scholarships In Annual Gala

Township students received $11,000 in scholarships Nov. 23 at the second annual Warrior 4 Life Scholarship Foundation gala. Two longtime community leaders were also honored as “Warriors for Life” during the evening. More than 200 people gathered at The Imperia on Easton Avenue to celebrate the recipients and honor the people for whom the scholarships […]

True 2 Life Ministries, FTPD PBA, Again Partner To Deliver Thanksgiving

True 2 Life Ministries, FTPD PBA, Again Partner To Deliver Thanksgiving

More than a dozen families in the township and a neighboring town will have a happy Thanksgiving this year, thanks to a local church and the FTPD PBA. Members of True 2 Life Ministries and representatives of Franklin Township Police PBA Local 154 traveled throughout the eight villages and into South Bound Brook to deliver […]

Township Council Honors Nigerians On Country’s Independence Anniversary

Township Council Honors Nigerians On Country’s Independence Anniversary

Franklin’s Nigerian population was honored by the Township Council on the occasion of the 58th anniversary of Nigerian independence. The council at its Oct 23 meeting presented a proclamation to the township’s West African Community organization, commending it “through its Chairman, Ambassador Foday Mansaray for their continued efforts and Commitment in promoting sovereignty by cultural […]

FR&A Video: Hamilton Street Trunk Or Treat

FR&A Video: Hamilton Street Trunk Or Treat

The Hamilton Street Business District and the township’s Parks and Recreation department partnered Oct. 28 for the annual Trunk or Treat event at John’s Plaza on Hamilton Street. In years’ past, the two events were held at separate locations, It was felt by organizers that it would be better to combine the two events into […]

Franklin Food Bank Benefits From Two Fundraisers In One Day

Franklin Food Bank Benefits From Two Fundraisers In One Day

Oct. 21 was a double-barreled fundraising day for the Franklin Food Bank. First, there was the 9th annual “Hot Dog Day” fundraiser at the Corner Cafe and Grille at DeMott Lane and Amwell Road. A joint fundraiser with FTPD PBA Local 154, the event featured $1 hot dogs, sodas and chips, and $2 veggie and […]

Somerset Fire And Rescue Holds Annual Open House

Somerset Fire And Rescue Holds Annual Open House

By PJ Parker. The Somerset Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company No. 1 held its annual open house Oct. 13 at its fire house on Hollywood Avenue. The open house ran from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with fire and safety education, games, food and demonstrations, including how a truck would be lifted off someone trapped […]

Middlebush Volunteer Fire Department Holds Annual Safety Fair

Middlebush Volunteer Fire Department Holds Annual Safety Fair

Children were the focus of the annual Safety Fair, held by the Middlebush Volunteer Fire Department on Oct. 6. Games, arts and crafts, and hands-on demonstrations of firefighting techniques and equipment highlighted the day. The event’s goal is to stress safety issues with children and their parents. The Franklin Reporter & Advocate presented several live […]