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RCDCU Prostate Cancer-Awareness Ride Signup Begins

RCDCU Prostate Cancer-Awareness Ride Signup Begins

Registration is open for the 2021 Renaissance Cyclists Defeating Cancer United bike tour to raise money for prostate cancer screening. The ride will take place virtually, due to COVID-19 restrictions, on September 18 and 19. Registration prices for the event range from $10 for the 3-mile ride walk, to $25 for the 10-mile ride to […]

Danielsen Clothing Drives Nets More Than 1,000 Garments

Danielsen Clothing Drives Nets More Than 1,000 Garments

More than 1,100 pieces of winter clothing were donated to the annual “Head to Toe” Winter Clothing Drive sponsored by state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen. Danielsen (D-17) delivered the clothing to the Zakee Bowser Foundation, Unity Square, and the Salvation Army, according to a press release. Larger donations were made by the the Piscataway Elks, the […]

Franklin Photographers Win In County Contest

Franklin Photographers Win In County Contest

Three Franklin residents won prizes – including the grand prize – in the 2020 “Show Us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens” contest sponsored by the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners. Photographers could enter their pictures in five categories: “Community,” “History,” “Natural Environment,” “Recreational Opportunities” and “Creativity During COVID-19.” Township resident Hugh McCann won […]

FTPD Preparing Body Camera Program

FTPD Preparing Body Camera Program

Township police brass are shopping for the best deal in body-worn cameras, in anticipation of a state deadline mandating their use that’s just months away. Public Safety Director Quovella Spruill said during the FTPD’s “Tuesday Night Talk” live stream that she has been pricing cameras, and will have a proposal in time for the department’s […]

Tour De Franklin Fundraiser Returns In April

Tour De Franklin Fundraiser Returns In April

A modified Tour de Franklin bike fundraiser for the Franklin Food Bank is set for April and May. The ride, now in its 32nd year, is usually held on one day in April. But due to concerns about large gatherings during teh pandemic, tour organizers have decided to extend the time riders can complete their […]

Fundraisers Established For Former Franklin Resident, Cancer Patient

Fundraisers Established For Former Franklin Resident, Cancer Patient

An online fundraising account has been established for a former township resident suffering from leukemia. The campaign is targeted to raise money to help offset the costs faced by the family of 15-year-old Morgan Hewitt, who is suffering from T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Hewitt, the youngest of six siblings, attended grammar school in Franklin. Her […]

Interfaith Hospitality Network Gets New Name

Interfaith Hospitality Network Gets New Name

SOMERVILLE – The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Somerset County will be known by a new name now that the year has turned: HOME of Somerset County, Inc., according to a press release from the organization. The new name reflects the nonprofit agency’s four core components: housing, outreach, multifaith, and empowerment, according to the release. “We […]

Seeking To Lead By Example, Mayor Kramer Gets COVID-19 Vaccine

Seeking To Lead By Example, Mayor Kramer Gets COVID-19 Vaccine

Mayor Phil Kramer is not a big fan of receiving inoculations … until now. The Mayor, himself a physician, said he was eagerly anticipating his chance to begin the vaccination process for COVID-19. So it came to pass that on the morning of January 4, Kramer showed up at the Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay […]

Danielsen Donates 500 Pieces Of Children’s Winter Clothing

Danielsen Donates 500 Pieces Of Children’s Winter Clothing

More than 500 pieces of winter apparel will be donated to local children in need, thanks to a clothing drive sponsored by state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen. Danielsen (D-17) is working with the township-based Zakee Bowser Enrichment Foundation to distribute the clothing collected during his “Head to Toe” clothing drive. The Bowser Foundation is one of […]

Franklin Food Bank Receives Help From County Program

Franklin Food Bank Receives Help From County Program

The Franklin Food Bank was one of several organizations recently benefiting from the generosity of Somerset County residents. The Food Bank was given a $1,558 grant through the Adopt-A-Family (AAF) program, which is sponsored by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and participating local food banks. The $1,558 came from more than $54,000 raised […]

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