Other NJ News

Franklin Township: Investors Bank Donates to Dr. Martin Luther King Community Foundation

Gary Rosenthal, Eva Nagy, Robert Jordan, Dee Abedraboh, Sgt. Sean Hebbon, and Dr. Alex Kharazi Credits: Malik Lyons
Gary Rosenthal, Eva Nagy, Robert Jordan, Dee Abedraboh, Sgt. Sean Hebbon, and Dr. Alex Kharazi Credits: Malik Lyons

SOMERSET, NJ - Investors Bank donated $1,000 to the Franklin Township Dr. Martin Luther King Community Foundation, July 13, to provide programmatic support. 

"The Franklin Township Dr. Martin Luther KIng Community Foundation is very pleased to accept the generous donation from Investors Bank, FTMLKCF President, Eva Nagy said. "Both the previous Bank Manager, Michel Harris and the current Branch Manager Robert Jordan and Investors have been very supportive of our Foundation and Mission." 

"Investors Bank is proud to be part of the MLK Foundation and the Somerset/Franklin community," Jordan said. "It is our honor."

Sign Up for E-News

The Mission of the Franklin Township Dr. Martin Luther King Community Foundation is to fulfill Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream of unity among the races through promotion of racial harmony, equality and justice for all, opportunity for building strong relations among all people, educational opportunities and services, scholarships for the youth of Franklin Township and unity celebrations for our entire community.  

"I thank Investor's Bank for their continued support of the foundation and the community in general, Sean Hebbon, Franklin Police Department sgt., and FTMLKCF officer said. "The path to a great town is when those that are part of it make a conscious effort to invest in it.  That investment can be in the form of monetary donations or from volunteering and participation in activities.  Investors does both and we are grateful."  

The FTMLKCF recently received a commendation on behalf of the mayor and township council, after it awarded 12 Franklin High School Seniors with scholarships at the FHS Annual Senior Awards.

"We celebrated our 20th Anniversary MLK Breakfast this past January with a record number of community members in attendance, the mosts diverse ever," Nagy said. "It is very important to us to bring the community together, to celebrate and remember Dr. KIng and continue his dream here in our wonderful diverse Franklin Township.  From the breakfast, we were able to award 12 FHS students scholarships totaling $20,000. Our deepest thanks to Investors and our community and businesses for their ongoing generous support."

Adedayo Adebo, Ihinosen Akhagba, Nafisatu Dawud, Jada Edwards, Anar Murji, Dipali Patel, Shasa Revell, Giovanni Stewart, Genesis Taylor, Cassandra Trovato, Melissa Tu, and Clarissa Vickerie, were this year's scholarship winners. 

Related articles:

Franklin Township Dr. Martin Luther King Community Foundation Raises $20k for Students

Franklin Township's 20th Anniversary MLK Community Breakfast

Franklin Township: Lady Warriors and Sisters Network Team Up to Battle Cancer

Franklin Township: Warriors for Life Scholarship Foundation to Host Community Launch Party (UPDATE)

TAPinto Franklin Township is Franklin Township’s only free daily paper. 

 Sign Up for E-News to get top stories delivered daily to your inbox. 

Download the FREE TAPinto App!  Click here for Android - Click here for iOS to get news as it is happening.

If you have any suggestions to add to this article contact the editor at mlyons@tapinto.net.

Like our FaceBook Page!  and follow us on Twitter

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

South Plainfield


South Plainfield – John T. Felz, Jr., 71, passed away at his home on Thursday, June 14, ...
Read more

Letters to the Editor

Letter from Scott Miller

June 18, 2018

Dear Editor,

There has been a lot of paving going around our town lately!  And I must say, it is such a fine sight to see all the Water Company work come to an end with this final phase of road resurfacing.  It should be noted that while the Water Company is in fact completing the work, a lot of thanks need to go out to Mayor Anesh, Council President Bengivenga and Councilman ...

Community Happenings

South Plainfield Jr. Baseball - Father's Day Classic

June 14, 2018

It's that time of year again for the SPJBC's 10th Annual Father's Day Classic Tournament.  Featuring a Round Robin format for 2018 that includes the following:

~Every team guaranteed at  least 4 games (weather permitting)

~Team Awards for 1st & 2nd Place Playoff Winners

~Maximum 5 Teams per age group

Saturday, Sunday & Monday June 16-18, ...

South Plainfield Elks Honor Students of the Month

June 18, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Tuesday, June 12, the South Plainfield Elks honored the winners of the Grant School Character Education Monthly Pillars.  The students and their families were treated to a pasta dinner cooked and served by the Elks Youth Activities Committee and the students were given Junior Citizen of the Month Certificates.

The winners were as follows: 

Caring – ...

Holy Savior Academy’s Championship Cheerleaders Seek Funds for New Equipment

June 18, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Holy Savior Academy Cheerleading Squad has kicked off a fundraiser to generate $5,500 for the purchase of much-needed equipment, such as new tumble mats, sound equipment, and more for the award-winning squad.

“The group of twelve girls range from 1st through 4th grades,” said parent Marybeth Parache, who is heading up efforts to raise funds.  ...

Plainfields' UNICO Participates in Student Exchange with Italian High School

June 18, 2018

Two students from the South Plainfield High School Italian Language Class were recently sponsored by Plainfield's UNICO & the Gian Maria Mazzola Foundation of Italy to attend the Liceo Betty Ambiveri (High School) in Presezzo, Italy from May 26 to June 3, 2018.  Gian Maria Mazzola was a member of a runners club from Italy who ran in several NY Marathons and his club was hosted in ...

Road Closures - June 14, 2018

Today's road closures in South Plainfield due to road resurfacing -

Old Hamilton Blvd, Church Street and South Plainfield Avenue between Front Street and Old Hamilton Blvd.

New Market between Pitt Street and Hancock Street will be down to one lane most of the day for resurfacing. Expect minor delays. (Nixle A7BQY)

Upcoming Events

Fri, June 22, 7:30 PM

Crossroads, Garwood

Benefit Concert

Giving Back


Sat, June 23, 2:00 PM

South Plainfield

SPARC Reaching Out


Sat, June 23, 7:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Southern Maryland Blue ...


Sun, June 24, 1:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Southern Maryland Blue ...


Weinberg, Diegnan Bill to Establish University-Based Consortium on Media Innovation Advances

TRENTON –A bill sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Patrick Diegnan that would establish a state university-based consortium to advance research in the field of media and technology was passed from the Senate Higher Education Committee today.

“The state’s traditional newspaper market has been upended by changes in ...

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (William Morrow, 2018)


A friend, whose opinion on literature I respect greatly, reported to me recently that she had just finished reading A.J. Finn's debut novel, The Woman in the Window. Of it she said, “I wish I hadn't finished it,” which I interpreted to mean, “It was so good I'm sorry that I finished it.” ...


The South Plainfield Public Library will be open this Sunday, June 24 from 1:30 PM – 5 PM.  This is the last Sunday the library will be open until September.  During July and August, the library will be closed on Sundays, but the rest of the hours during the week will remain the same.

Come join us Monday, June 25 at 6:30 PM for Monday Night Movies.  The selection this week ...

Suburban Woman’s Club Ends Its Year with a Big Banquet

Our country has a long and rich history of service clubs contributing to the growth of their communities but there have been signs in the past two decades that interest in these groups is waning.  Not so at Suburban Woman’s Club of South Plainfield.  Thanks to the efforts of Membership Chair Grace Bertucci, this past year seven new members joined this relatively small group of ...

Press Releases

Plainfields' UNICO Honors Area High School Students With Scholarships

June 16, 2018

At their annual Scholarship Awards Banquet on May 23, 2018, The Plainfields' Chapter of UNICO National honored 6 area high school seniors with scholarship grants of $1,000 each.  The high schools represented in this prestigious yearly scholarship program  South Plainfield, J.P. Stevens, Bishop Ahr, Piscataway, and  Middlesex High Schools. The recipients were the following ...

Cool Ways to Save Money This Summer

As the summer temperatures rise, home cooling costs rise as well. But there are ways to help save money without sweating the heat:

To increase your cooling system’s efficiency by as much as 20%, get it checked out for summer.  A technician will clean the condenser, make sure you have the optimal amount of refrigerant, and ensure the airflow over the coil is ...