UCC’s Yamel Abreu Participates in the NJCAA/WBCA All-Star Showcase

August 16, 2018

CRANFORD - Union County College Women’s Basketball player Yamel Abreu of Elizabeth, participated in the 11thAnnual National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Star Showcase from July 27-29. Held at Georgia State University, Yamel was one of 40 student-athletes from across the nation who were chosen for the showcase. 

Throughout the weekend, the ...

Cranford Teen Competing For Team USA at Youth Olympics

CRANFORD - USA Wrestling announced the four athletes who will compete in wrestling for Team USA at the Summer Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, pending approval by the United States Olympic Committee. One is none other than Cranford’s Robert Howard.

The Youth Olympic Games will be held October 6-18, with the wrestling competition to take place October 12-14, in ...

PAL Flag Football Program to Partner With FLEX Football in 2018

CRANFORD - The Cranford PAL Flag Football Program is happy to announce a new partnership with the former NFL players at National Flex Football (NFX). With the partnership, PAL is integrating the Flex Football program into its flag football program and creating one of the safest new sports programs in this region for your child(ren).

Flex promotes safety, ... Election Policies for the November 2018 Elections

August 6, 2018

Election Policies

Candidate Statements:  Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos).  For the general election, statements can be submitted from Labor Day up through the week before Election Day.  For the primary election, statements can be submitted from March 1st through the week before Election Day.  Publication of ...

Call Lieutenant Brian Koshney Passes, Mayor Hannen Gives Heartfelt Speech

August 16, 2018

CRANFORD - Mayor Hannen opened Tuesday's Township Committee Meeting with the announcement of the passing of Cranford Call Lieutenant Brian Koshney. A moment of silence was held before the official meeting got underway.

Koshney was a 23-year veteran of the Cranford Fire Department and also served as Maintenance Manager at the Cranford Pool & Fitness Center.

Cranford Police Blotter: Seven Arrested For Suspected Heroin Possession

The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity. Individuals charged as a result of police investigations are merely an accusation. All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.


1. 08/12/2018 @ 11:54 a.m. 

North Avenue West and Lincoln Avenue West

Arrested: Joseph Harris, 46, Plainfield

Arrested by: Ptl. Christopher ...

Cranford Police Blotter: Two Drug Arrests

The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity. Individuals charged as a
result of police investigations are merely an accusation. All defendants should be presumed innocent
until proven guilty.


1. 08/04/2018 @ 1:40 a.m.

South Avenue West and Lincoln Avenue West

Arrested: Quentin Padilla, 25, Clark

Arrested by: Sgt. Thomas ...

Junior Golf Camps are Happening at Clark's Hyatt Hills This Summer

August 3, 2018

CLARK, NJ – Hyatt Hills Golf Complex still has several weeks available in their schedule of Billy Casper Junior Golf Camps this summer. Unlike traditional area golf camps, Hyatt Hills’ camps are held to a maximum enrollment of six students per instructor. This small group setting allows for a unique learning experience and more specialized instruction according to Hyatt ...

Newark Parents Ask State's Highest Court to Hear Suit Against Teacher Layoff Laws

August 16, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A group of parents are appealing to the state Supreme Court to hear their case challenging state laws that require newer teachers be laid off first without considering job performance.  

The case, filed in 2016, has already been dismissed by the state superior and appellate courts. 

Six parents and their children, who attend Newark Public Schools, filed the suit ...

Cranford Restaurant Week: Participating Restaurants, Menus, and Photo Contest

August 13, 2018

CRANFORD - Downtown Cranford is thrilled to announce Restaurant Week 2018! A number of restaurants will be offering prix fixe menus from August 13-17. This is a great chance to dine at your favorite spot or try someplace new. Check out the list of participating restaurants below.

Participating Restaurants:

Emma's Brick Oven Pizza
Garlic Rose Bistro
Kilkenny ...

Local Nonprofit to Hold Walk-a-Thon to Raise Funds For People With Disabilities and At-Risk Youth

August 17, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Community Access Unlimited (CAU) will hold its Annual Ira Geller Memorial Walk-a-Thon Saturday, September 15, at Oak Ridge Park in Clark to raise funds for programs and services that support people with disabilities and at-risk youth.

Community Access Unlimited, a Union County-based statewide nonprofit that strives to integrate people with disabilities and at-risk youth into ...

People with Disabilities are Celebrated for their Achievements

ELIZABETH, NJ – The achievements of ten people with disabilities were celebrated last week at Community Access Unlimited (CAU) in Elizabeth during the agency's annual Performance Recognition Night. Each of the individuals, all CAU members, were recognized by their fellow members, staff and family for their accomplishments in a variety of areas, from independent living to ...

After Losing Son, Westfield Couple Creates Charity to Help Grieving Parents

WESTFIELD, NJ — “On every ultrasound we had throughout the pregnancy, my son’s face was always hidden by his hands,” Francine Magrone wrote on her website, “The technicians would tease me and say he was camera shy.”

Francine was 30 weeks pregnant when she noticed that her baby’s movements had slowed. 

“Well ...

Cranford Police Department Implements Special Needs Registry

August 7, 2018

CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department is taking steps to make it easier to help residents who may be lost or have trouble communicating with officers.

 The new “Special Needs Registry” is specifically designed for those who may be challenged with developmental disabilities such as Autism, Dementia, Down Syndrome, or other special needs. The program was formed to ...

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2018 Cranford Board of Education Election

August 3, 2018

CRANFORD - Up for grabs in the 2018 Cranford Board of Education election will be a one-year unexpired seat and three three-year expired seats. 

The deadline for candidates to file to run was Monday, July 30th. Erin Turnamian and Brian McCarthy are vying for the one-year unexpired seat, vacated by Catherine Sheridan, while William B. Hulse, Maria Loikith, ...

Union County College Receives $1.5 Million Grant from National Science Foundation under New Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program

August 15, 2018

CRANFORD – Union County College received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) first program to support STEM research at Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The grant, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (HSI Program), awarded funding to 31 new projects nationwide that aim to increase retention and graduation rates for ...

Westfield Area YMCA Chief Instructor Gedman Gets Gold in World Championships

The Westfield Area YMCA is proud to announce that Pamela Gedman, Chief Instructor of Gedman’s Black Belt Academy, has become the 2018 World Champion in Sparring in the Woman’s 40-49 year old 4th and 5th degree black belt division.

ATA Martial Arts, the world’s largest organization dedicated to teaching martial arts to all ages, held its World Expo July 9-15 in ...

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Cranford Public Library, Cranford

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Kelly Bennett, Westfield

Valencia School of Music Back to School Open House

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Wed, September 12, 7:00 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

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