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Busy Weekend In The Eight Villages

Busy Weekend In The Eight Villages

The Franklin Reporter & Advocate was out and about on October 28 and 29, bringing you donations, parties and fundraisers. Om October 28, we were at the Franklin Food Bank HQ on Churchill Road where the food bank received a nearly $7,000 cash donation from the Sodhani Foundation and members of the Canal Walk community. […]

Township’s Saffie Kallon Honored For Work With Youth Center

Township’s Saffie Kallon Honored For Work With Youth Center

The celebration of the new Franklin Township Youth Center continued at the May 24 Township Council meeting, with a special presentation to one of the Center’s guiding forces. Township Councilwoman Kimberly Francois (D-At Large) credited with having the vision for the Center and laying the groundwork for the facility, awarded a special plaque to Saffie […]

Recreation Department Readies For Youth Center Grand Opening, Hundreds Have Already Signed Up

Recreation Department Readies For Youth Center Grand Opening, Hundreds Have Already Signed Up

More than 400 township youths have taken out free memberships in the township Youth Center, with the facility’s grand opening just days away. That was the word on May 11 from Beau Byrtus, the director of Parks and Recreation, during the monthly meeting of the Advisory Recreation Council. Byrtus said department and center staff are […]

Franklin Township Youth Center Grand Opening, ‘Youth Fest’ Set For May 14

Franklin Township Youth Center Grand Opening, ‘Youth Fest’ Set For May 14

U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12) will be among the dignitaries attending the grand opening of the Franklin Youth Center, set for 1 p.m. on May 14. The Center is located at 429 Lewis Street. Watson Coleman will present a $1 million House Appropriations Committee Community Project Funding grant award. The grant was used to […]

FTPD Youth Police Academy Now Accepting Applications

FTPD Youth Police Academy Now Accepting Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the Franklin Township Police’s Youth Police Academy, to be held from July 14-22, 2022. The program is open to students in 8th to 12 grades. The application deadline is June 1. The academy will be held daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is open to 30 students. […]

FTPD Youth Week Cadets Learn A Little About Policing

FTPD Youth Week Cadets Learn A Little About Policing

A week of drilling, marching and learning police procedures came to an end on July 23 with the graduation of 24 Police Youth Cadets at the Board of Education administration building. During the week, the middle and high schoolers experienced simulated drunk driving, learned about the police K-9 Corps and were visited by the New […]

Municipal Alliance Poster Contest Award Winners Commended By Council

Municipal Alliance Poster Contest Award Winners Commended By Council

The 2016 winners of an annual poster contest for the township’s school children were celebrated at the Dec. 13 Township Council meeting. The contest is sponsored by the township Municipal Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse. This year’s theme was “We Can Be Above The Influence And Still be Influenced.” “Students did a great […]

Youth Services Commission Gets $7,500 In County Freeholder Grants

The Franklin Township Municipal Youth Services Commission was recently awarded two grants totaling $7,500 by the Somerset County Freeholders. The money was part of $90,000 in grants awarded by the Freeholders to 14 youth services commissions representing all 21 Somerset County towns according to a press release on the awards. The awards were presented at […]