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Mayor Phil Kramer’s ‘Wedding Palooza’ Sees 11 Couples Married

Mayor Phil Kramer’s ‘Wedding Palooza’ Sees 11 Couples Married

By PJ Parker. Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, was the perfect day of love for 11 local couples who chose to “tie the knot” in what township Mayor Phil Kramer called a “wedding palooza.” Kramer, in his official capacity, regularly performs wedding ceremonies in the township municipal building on DeMott Lane. Before the actual ceremonies began, […]

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2018 Tour De Franklin Set For April 29

2018 Tour De Franklin Set For April 29

The 29th annual Tour de Franklin, a fund raising event for the Franklin Food Bank, is set for April 29. The tour, one of the first organized bike ride of the season, takes off from Franklin High School, 500 Elizabeth Ave. The day will consist of seven different rides, including the 62-mile, 40-mile, 25-mile, 10-mile, […]

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Mayor Hopes Many Wedding Bells Ring In Municipal Building On Valentine’s Day

Mayor Hopes Many Wedding Bells Ring In Municipal Building On Valentine’s Day

Mayor Phil Kramer is hoping to turn the municipal building into “Wedding Central” on Valentine’s Day. The mayor announced that he will be holding a “wedding clinic” in the building at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., and hopes to marry at least a dozen couples in that time. “It will be a little fast paced […]

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Middle Earth To Bring Program For At-Risk Students To Township

Middle Earth To Bring Program For At-Risk Students To Township

A Somerville-based organization will begin programs for township at-risk youth later in the month, Middle Earth will provide the programs for students in Franklin Middle School and Franklin High School in rented space at 935 Hamilton St., beginning on Jan. 19, said Middle Earth’s Ike Onyejiaka. Onyejiaka, a son of Township Councilman Charles Onyejiaka (D-Ward […]

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Quail Brook Senior Center January Schedule

Quail Brook Senior Center January Schedule

625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873 (732) 563-4213 Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 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 Olympic sport since 1988 and is a great way […]

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Video Story: Holiday House Tour, Part 1

Video Story: Holiday House Tour, Part 1

The Franklin reporter & Advocate ventured out in the snow Dec. 9 to bring you some of the more interesting home holiday decorations. We noticed that roof icicles, candy canes and illuminated web animals are still popular decorations, but there are other variations as well. Here’s the compilation of the four live streamed videos:   […]

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Township Kicks Off Holiday Season With Annual Tree Lighting

Township Kicks Off Holiday Season With Annual Tree Lighting

There was plenty of hot chocolate, candy canes and Santa Claus Dec. 1 at the township’s annual Holiday Tree lighting. The event was held in the municipal complex on DeMott Lane. After the tree lighting, the festivities moved indoors in the Community Senior Center for refreshments, entertainment and a visit from Santa. The Franklin Reporter […]

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December Schedule For Quail Brook Senior Citizens Center

December Schedule For Quail Brook Senior Citizens Center

625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873 (732) 563-4213 Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Table Tennis (Ping Pong) – Monday to Friday. Take a ‘shot’ at being a tournament master by playing single or doubles games. This competitive game has been an Olympic sport since 1988 and is a great way […]

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Township’s Newest Eagle Scout Continues Family Tradition

Township’s Newest Eagle Scout Continues Family Tradition

The township resident responsible for replacing the painted U.S. map on the St Matthias School parking lot was formally inducted as an Eagle Scout on Nov. 18. Brendan McCann, a member of Troop 113, sponsored by Somerset Presbyterian Church, was given his Eagle Scout Court of Honor at the church. McCann, a junior at St. […]

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Assemblyman Danielsen Hosts Second Annual Breakfast For Veterans

Assemblyman Danielsen Hosts Second Annual Breakfast For Veterans

Continuing a tradition he started last year, state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen once again hosted a Breakfast for Veterans on Nov. 10. The event is held to commemorate Veteran’s Day, and is held at the Stage House Tavern on Amwell Road. As it did last year, Stage House supplied the breakfast buffet, which included scrambled eggs, […]

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