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Incarcerated Teens Find Their Voices

January 19, 2017

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — It doesn’t look much like the jails of the movies.

In fact, parts of the Middlesex County Juvenile Detention Center resemble a high school more than a place where people serve time.

Only the uniform orange slip-on shoes scattered across the floor distinguish the gym, with its full basketball court and ping-pong table, from that of your typical high school.

Franklin Township's Twentieth Anniversary Community Breakfast: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Close to 500 hundred members of Franklin Township's community gathered Monday at Double Tree Hotel for the 20th anniversary of Franklin Township's Community Breakfast hosted by the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Foundation (FTMLKC Foundation). 

The annual event was created to bring the township together to honor the life and works of ...

TAPinto Franklin Township Meet the Leaders Series: Chris Johnson

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - This month TAPinto Franklin Township will be running a series called "Meet The Leaders.” The objective is to provide our readers an opportunity to hear from Franklin Township’s leaders in government, public safety, education, houses of worship and other areas, regarding Franklin Township’s present and future outlook.  

Each participant ...

Saint Peter’s to Celebrate MLK Jr. Day

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — For 26 years, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System has celebrated Martin Luther King Jr., his role in the civil rights movement and impact on the U.S.

This year will be no different in New Brunswick.

Saint Peter’s is hosting an interfaith event honoring the reverend and civil rights leader at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16 in the Sister Marie De Pazzi ...

UPDATE: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast in Franklin Township

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - All Franklin Township residents are welcome to attend the 20th Anniversary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast at the Double Tree Hotel on Jan. 16, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. 

In 1997 three community leaders, the Superintendent of Schools Frank V. Pepe, the Board of Education President Eva M. Nagy and the Chief of Police Daniel J. Livak, had the vision to ...

Toy Drive Held in Franklin Township for The Bristol Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Raaz_Entertainment  and One Events Management held their 4th Annual Toy Drive and Fundraiser for The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at the Imperia in Franklin Township on Sunday. Over 300 toys were collected and donations were provided by members of the community to benefit children being cared for at the hospital. 

“We have been growing ...

Franklin Township Resident Among New Class of CASA Volunteers

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Last week Union County Superior Court Judge Daniel R. Lindemann administered oaths to two graduating classes of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), among them was Katherine Taylor of Franklin Township.

Of the two classes, one had 19 participants, including CASA of Union County’s new executive director, Marla Higginbotham. The second is the result of the ...

Event in Franklin Township - Named Emerging Nonprofit Leader at 2016 New Jersey Conference

Somerset, NJ – Robert J. Baran, assistant executive director of New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA), was named as this year’s Emerging Nonprofit Leader by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s (FDU) Center for Excellence: Leadership, Governance, Philanthropy in partnership with the Center for Non-Profits. 

The award was presented at the New Jersey Non-Profit ...

UPDATE - Franklin-Somerset Kiwanis Club Helps to Spike Out Hunger

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Close to 200 high school students from Franklin and the surrounding area gathered at Piscataway High School on Sunday afternoon to play a charity volley ball game. The purpose was to help “spike out hunger” in the area by donating all proceeds to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. Students registered volley ball teams and were asked to bring either $5 or $3 ...

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Century Church Leads Effort To Inspire Hospitalized Children

January 14, 2017

Make good on your new year's resolution to get more involved in the community this year!  Century Church, South Plainfield, invites you to participate in the Love For Kids project, collecting wish list items for the children at Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital, New Brunswick.  The church's first outreach of the year comes as a result of a 7 year old ...

Century Church Leads Effort To Inspire Hospitalized Children

January 14, 2017

Make good on your new year's resolution to get more involved in the community this year!  Century Church, South Plainfield, invites you to participate in the Love For Kids project, collecting wish list items for the children at Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital, New Brunswick.  The church's first outreach of the year comes as a result of a 7 year old ...