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Franklin Youth Groups Receive County Grants

Franklin Youth Groups  Receive County Grants

Several Franklin Township youth groups were recently awarded $9,000 in grants from the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Franklin received a $5,000 grant for its Girls Circle, Boys Council, and Youth Council, and a $4,000 competitive grant for its Peaceful Warriors program. The grants were part of $106,939 in grants awarded by the Freeholders. […]

Warrior For Life Foundation Hands Out $15,000 In Scholarships

Warrior For Life Foundation Hands Out $15,000 In Scholarships

More than a dozen Franklin Township students received $15,000 in scholarships November 29 during the third annual Warrior For Life Scholarship Foundation gala at the Imperia on Easton Avenue. The awards went to current Franklin High School seniors and college freshmen. The foundation handed out six “Community Scholarship” awards, four “Warrior For Life Scholarship” awards, […]

FR&A Photo Gallery: ‘I Love Franklin’ Week Flag Football At Middlebush Park

FR&A Photo Gallery: ‘I Love Franklin’ Week Flag Football At Middlebush Park

A group of Franklin High School alumni and friends gathered at Middlebush Park on a blustery Thanksgiving morning to do what one does on Thanksgiving. No, not eat turkey. Play football. The Warrior For Life Scholarship Foundation’s “I Love Franklin” week of events continued on November 28 with a flag football game. The players split […]

‘I Love Franklin’ Week Continues With FHS All-Years’ Reunion

‘I Love Franklin’ Week Continues With FHS All-Years’ Reunion

The six-day celebration of Franklin Township continued November 27 with a Franklin High School all-years’ reunion. Coordinated by the Warrior For Life Scholarship Foundation, the informal reunion was held at the Stage House Tavern on Amwell Road. “I Love Franklin” week has up until November 27 included an alumni basketball game, a “dine to donate” […]

Commendation, ‘Environmental Stewardship Awards,’ Given At Council Meeting

Commendation, ‘Environmental Stewardship Awards,’ Given At Council Meeting

The historic village of East Millstone and a group of environmental stewards were recognized at the November 26 Township Council meeting. The Council commended East Millstone for being named a “Great Neighborhood” by the New Jersey chapter of the American Planning Association. East Millstone “represents the gold standard in planning and demonstrates why stakeholder engagement […]

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 […]

Assistant Schools Superintendent Gives Digital Boost To Newsletter

Assistant Schools Superintendent Gives Digital Boost To Newsletter

A school district administrator has revived a dormant newsletter with a digital twist. “Reflections” is a new blog written by Dan Loughran, the district’s Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction.The blog replaces a bi-monthly printed journal bearing the same name. Loughran said that his goal is to write about topics that affect all of the […]

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. […]