Franklin Township: Fatal Industrial Accident on Claremont Road (UPDATE)

October 21, 2017

FRANKLIN PARK, NJ - Peter Martorana was more than a construction worker who died in a tragic accident earlier this week, he was a husband, and a father of three children. 

"Pete's whole world was his 3 kids," Martorana's wife Katherine said on the families GoFundMe page. "He adored them in every way and did everything to make them happy. They sat like puppies ...

Franklin Park School Partners with Bikes for Kids in America


FRANKLIN PARK, NJ - Students, teachers, and staff gathered at the Franklin Park School auditorium to show support during a special event made possible by Bikes for Kids in America, a not-for-profit organization "dedicated to helping children feel the joy and freedom of riding their own bike," last Friday, Oct. 13. 

"The event was simply wonderful," Madlen ...

Animal Shelter Holds 5K to Support Medical Care of Shelter Animals

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter held its Heart & Sole Shelter 5K Run/Walk at Duke Island Park Oct. 15, with proceeds going to the Cupid Fund where money is used for medical care of shelter animals.

The race was a sanctioned 5K, and it included vendors, raffle prizes, a Somerset County K9 demonstration, entertainment and more.

Dragonfly Cafe Hosts Music Benefit for Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery


SOMERVILLE, NJ - More than one dozen musicians will perform at the Dragonfly Music & Coffee Cafe Sunday, Oct. 22 to help raise donations for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.

The U.S. island territory, home to more than 3.6 million, is still reeling from the one-two punch of back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes. First Irma, followed by Marie, tore into the island 10 days apart, ...

Bateman First in Line to Donate Blood at Somerville Hospital

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman, (R-Somerset, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Mercer) will take time off from the campaign trail Thursday to roll up his sleeve and give blood, continuing a practice that began for him in 1980 and which now totals 29 gallons of donated blood.

Bateman will be first in line at 2 p.m. to kick off the community blood drive at the ...

“New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief” Makes its First Donation

PERTH AMBOY, NJ - Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, lashing the island with 30 hours of Category 5 winds. By September 21, following an emergency conference call with 33 New Jersey leaders, “New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief” was born.

Fund leaders gathered with elected officials today in Perth Amboy to present the American Red Cross with ...

Hillsborough Jr. Raiders Collect Supplies for Residents of Puerto Rico

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Members of the Jr. Raiders football league and township residents Annette and Gary Henderson are collecting much needed supplies for Puerto Rico residents impacted by Hurricane Maria.

Items in most need are diapers, baby food, batteries, first aid supplies, feminine hygiene products, water, hygiene products and kids' toys.  

Their plan is to have a container ...

Murphy and Guadagno Join “New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief”

NEW BRUNSWICK - In a rare move, the two leading gubernatorial candidates have come together to voice support of a statewide charity designed to raise funds for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.

“New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief” is sponsored and spearheaded by the Puerto Rican Congress of New Jersey and leaders of New Jersey's half-million-strong Puerto Rican ...

Gov. Christie Visits The Center of Great Expectations in Somerset

SOMERSET, NJ - Chris Christie visited the Center for Great Expectations to show support, give words of encouragement, and to let clients know they don't need to suffer from substance abuse or mental illness alone, on Sept. 20 in Somerset. 

"The governor has visited four times," Peg Wright, founder and CEO said. "He has a passionate interest in individuals and ...

Empower Somerset Awarded $125,000 Federal Grant in Fight Against Substance Abuse

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Empower Somerset, dedicated to helping individuals and families make positive lifestyle choices and foster healthy drug-free communities through education, collaboration and linkages to resources, has been awarded a $125,000 grant.

Sponsored by the Drug-Free Communities Support Program and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Congressman, the grant is ...

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Franklin Woman's Club Hosts Fundraising Wine Tasting at Old York Cellars

October 10, 2017

On Sunday, October 8th, the Franklin Woman’s Club hosted a Wine Tasting Fundraiser at Old York Cellars, nestled in Hunterdon County’s scenic Sourland Mountains (80 Old York Rd. Ringoes, NJ).  Proceeds will be used to support operations of the Franklin Woman’s Club, a non - profit organization committed to improving the community through volunteerism as seen in the ...