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FR&A Photo Gallery: Veterans’ Day Observed In The Township

FR&A Photo Gallery: Veterans’ Day Observed In The Township

The Township Council chamber and veterans Memorial Park in the municipal complex were once again the venues for the annual Veterans Day celebration on November 11. Featured speakers during the ceremony were Army veteran Shirley Pietrucha, who was in the Women’s Army Corps’ Finance Corps, and former Township Councilman Anthony Mazzola, who was an Air […]

Franklin High School Football, Fall Cheer And Marching Band Seniors Honored

Franklin High School Football, Fall Cheer And Marching Band Seniors Honored

Franklin High School’s football, Fall cheerleading and marching band seniors were honored before and during the October 6 football game against Sayreville. The students were introduced with their escorts, and were given mementos of their time at FHS. Those honored were: Football Fall Cheerleading Marching Band Here are some scenes from the evening:

In Case You Missed It: Township Observes September 11/Patriot Day

In Case You  Missed It: Township Observes September 11/Patriot Day

The Township Council on September 12 officially observed the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center which took the lives of six township residents. The annual ceremony was held at the 9/11 Memorial outside the Township Library’s main branch in the Municipal Complex on DeMott Lane. During the ceremony, Mayor Phillip Kramer […]

McDonald’s Finally Gets Blessing From Historic Preservation Advisory Commission

It took a few go-’rounds, but the McDonald’s Corp. finally got the needed approval from the township Historic Preservation Advisory Commission July 18 for its new restaurant in Rutgers Plaza on Easton Avenue. The sticking point was architectural drawings for the new structure that will take the place of the former Burger King. Commissioners refused […]

Canal Road Emergency Work Set To Begin

Work to fix a 60-foot-long section of Canal Road damaged by the recent rainstorm is set to begin on July 17, Mayor Phil Kramer said. Asphalt buckled on the section north of Coppermine Road, forcing a closure in the area on July 15. Work is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. on July 17, Kramer […]

Life Story: Richard H. Kaiser, Jr., 78; Founded Kaiser Landscaping

Life Story: Richard H. Kaiser, Jr., 78; Founded Kaiser Landscaping

Richard H. Kaiser, Jr. of Somerset passed away on June 30 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was 78. Born in Jersey City and raised in Secaucus and Piscataway, he had lived in Somerset for most of his life. He enjoyed spending any time possible on Long Beach Island and always had a […]

Educators Of The Year Honored By School District At Annual Breakfast

Educators Of The Year Honored By School District At Annual Breakfast

Twenty district educators were honored June 1 during the annual Educators of the Year breakfast at the Imperia. Honored were Teacher of the Year and Educational Services Professional of the year from each of the district’s 10 schools. “It’s extremely important to recognize the talent, the hard work, the connections, the dedication, the joy, the […]

Township Commemorates Memorial Day With Parade, Ceremony

Township Commemorates Memorial Day With Parade, Ceremony

A marching band, military cadets, a Coast Guard flyover and lots of noise highlighted the Township’s annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony, held May 29. Residents lined DeMott Lane, between New Brunswick Road and the Municipal Complex, starting about an hour before the noon kick-off time. Waving American flags and some dressed in patriotic clothing, […]

FHS Girls’ Basketball: Lady Warriors Contain Warren Hills, 47-42

FHS Girls’ Basketball: Lady Warriors Contain Warren Hills, 47-42

The Franklin High School Lady Warriors basketball team stretched their winning streak to two games February 2 with a 47-42 win over Warren Hills. Junior Iyanna Cotten led all Franklin scorers with 12 points. She also had a rebound, five assists, one block and six steals. Sophomore Precious Wheeler contributed a double-double, with 11 points […]

NORAD Santa Tracker!

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