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Road Closures Announced For Garden State 10-Miler Fundraising Race

Road Closures Announced For Garden State 10-Miler Fundraising Race

There will be closures of parts or all of several township streets March 26 to accommodate the runners in the inaugural Garden State 10 fundraising race. The event kicks off at 8:45 a.m. with the 5k race, followed by the 10-mile and relay at 9:30 a.m. and the kids’ 1-mile fun run at 11:40 a.m. […]








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Persians Among Those Preparing For 13-Day New Year Celebration

Persians Among Those Preparing For 13-Day New Year Celebration

This week marks the beginning of the 13-day celebration of Norooz, the Persian New Year, a time of visitation and celebration shared by a variety of cultures. The start date of the Persian year 1395 coincides with the vernal, or Spring, equinox, which this year occurs at precisely 6:28:40 a.m. on March 20. Calling it […]








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Freeholder Levine Resumes Tournament Against Library Youth Chess Club

Freeholder Levine Resumes Tournament Against Library Youth Chess Club

After a two-year absence, Somerset County Freeholder Brian Levine was once again in the township library on March 12, squaring off against a bunch of kids. Levine, also the township’s former mayor, went up against 11 members of the library’s chess club in a rotating game. The last time he did this was in December […]








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Third Annual ‘BeerFest’ Fundraiser Set For April 1

Third Annual ‘BeerFest’ Fundraiser Set For April 1

The third annual “BeerFest” fundraiser for the Franklin Food Bank is set for noon to 5 p.m. April 1 at Suydam Farms, Route 27 and Skillmans Lane. Formerly known as “Going for the Green,” the fundraiser’s name was changed because of the misconception that it was connected with St. Patrick’s Day, according to the food […]








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March Schedule For Quail Brook Senior Center

March Schedule For Quail Brook Senior Center

625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873 (732) 563-4213 Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. All programs begin at 11:00 a.m. unless otherwise listed. Table Tennis (Ping Pong) – Monday – Friday. Take a ‘shot’ at being a tournament master by playing Single or Doubles games. This competitive game has been an […]








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28th Annual Tour de Franklin Fundraiser Set For April

28th Annual Tour de Franklin Fundraiser Set For April

The Franklin Food Bank’s 28th annual Tour de Franklin Charity Bike Ride is set for April 30. The first bike ride of the season for many cyclists, the Tour de Franklin is also a day when avid cyclists and the Franklin community join together for a common mission, to fight local hunger through supporting the […]








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February Schedule for Quail Brook Senior Center

February Schedule for Quail Brook Senior Center

625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873 (732) 563-4213 Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. All programs begin at 11:00 a.m. unless otherwise listed. (NEW) Table Tennis (Ping Pong) – Monday – Friday. Take a ‘shot’ at being a tournament master by playing Single or Doubles games. This competitive game has been […]








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‘Hoops For Troops’ Fundraiser Set For Jan. 28 At High School

‘Hoops For Troops’ Fundraiser Set For Jan. 28 At High School

The second annual “Hoops for Troops Basketball Classic” fundraiser is set for Jan. 28 at Franklin High School. Sponsored by the Franklin Athletics Booster Club, proceeds from the event will go to U.S. veterans. Last year, the event raised $1,310 for Support Arms and $100 and 1o pounds of food for the Franklin Food Bank. […]








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20th Anniversary MLK Community Breakfast Sees Record Crowd

20th Anniversary MLK Community Breakfast Sees Record Crowd

A co-founder of the township’s longest-running multicultural event helped celebrate its 20th anniversary Jan. 16 with exhortations to hold leaders accountable and listen to one another. Former schools Superintendent Frank Pepe spoke to more than 500 people at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast, held at the DoubleTree Hotel on Atrium Drive. Pepe […]








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MLK Community Foundation Celebrates 20th Anniversary; Pepe To Be Keynote Speaker

MLK Community Foundation Celebrates 20th Anniversary; Pepe To Be Keynote Speaker

One of the founders of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Community Breakfast will be the keynote speaker for its 20th anniversary. Frank V. Pepe, a former township schools Superintendent and one of the three founders of the event, will headline the breakfast, slated to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 16 at the Doubletree […]








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