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FOOTBALL: Cougars Suffer First Loss of Season

September 22, 2018

CRANFORD - After scoring 77 points in the first two games, not many would have predicted that the Cranford High School football team would be looking at a zero on the scoreboard at the final whistle. 

Both teams were staring at zeros late into the third quarter until Rahway quarterback Ja'Kir Robinson found Dashon Moore in the end zone for a 13-yard TD pass to take ...

GIRLS SOCCER: Cranford Ranked No. 12 in the State

CRANFORD - For the first time this season, the Cranford High School girls soccer team has made the weekly Top 20 Ranking. 

Last week, the Cougars defeated No. 17 Union 3-1 on Tuesday, then used that momentum to knock off No. 8 Westfield 4-1 on Thursday. Cranford had dropped its past three matchups against Union, but the defeat of Westfield was even more ...

FOOTBALL: Shriner, Kalnins Power Cranford Past Governor Livingston

CRANFORD - Another strong defensive showing and run game powered Cranford over Gov. Livingston, 35-0, on Friday night at the home opener at Memorial Field.

Michael Kalnins and Jimmy Shriner combined for 163 rushing yards and four touchdowns.

Though the defense was strong the whole game, the offense started sluggish. Cranford's first possession was a three-and-out and ...

Cranford Police Blotter: Florida Man Busted For Fraudulent Check

September 12, 2018

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. 09/05/2018 @ 12:06 a.m. 

North Avenue East and Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange

Arrested: Aljihad McCollum, 26, Union

Arrested by: Ptl.

Cranford Man Sentenced For Conspiracy to Distribute Drugs, Ramming Car into Police

CRANFORD – Siddeeq Q. Williams, 40, of Cranford, New Jersey was sentenced today to 121 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute 140 kilograms of narcotics, and for assaulting two law enforcement officers, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Williams previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti in Trenton federal court to an ...

Clark Resident Arrested For Damaging Cars in Cranford

CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department Facebook page announced that after a two-week investigation, Matthew Rodriguez, 18 years of age from Clark, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after police witnessed him placing a large rock, in the middle of Raritan Road, in the early morning hours of September 2, 2018.

Leading up to the investigation, the Cranford Police ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

September 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

Future Leaders of Union County Nonprofit Community Celebrated at Inaugural Graduation

September 20, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The future leaders of Union County's nonprofit community were celebrated on Thursday at the graduation of the inaugural class of the Union County Non-Profit Leadership Fellows Institute, held at Community Access Unlimited (CAU) in Elizabeth. The institute's Class of 2018 comprised 24 social services professionals from an array of the county's nonprofit ...

Charity Ice Cream Sale at Trinity Cranford Sunday September 23rd 11:30AM

CRANFORD - Trinity Cranford Episcopal Church is hosting a charity ice cream sale on Sunday, September 23rd from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Sherlock Hall at Trinity Church, 119 Forest Avenue, Cranford, NJ.

"Proceeds from the sale will benefit The Good Shepherd Home for Children in Cameroon that cares for orphaned children." said Marion Nechuta, Trinity's ...

Cranford Girl Scouts Receive Silver Award For Bikeway Project

CRANFORD - Girl Scouts of Cranford Troop 40534 has recently completed a Silver Award project. The Silver Award is the second-highest award in Girl Scouting. To complete the award, three girls from Troop 40534 worked together on a project to improve their community. The girls decided to focus their project on Cranford’s bikeways. Upon investigation, the girls discovered that ...

Cranford Memorial Service to Honor September 11th Victims

September 11, 2018

CRANFORD - The Cranford World Trade Center Memorial Committee and the Cranford Clergy Council will be hosting a 9/11 Memorial Service on Tuesday, September 11th at 6:30 p.m. at Cranford’s World Trade Center Memorial Park on Springfield and North Union Avenues. In the case of inclement weather, the service will take place at the First Presbyterian Church ...

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Community-Funded CFEE Grants Will Support Innovation in the Cranford Schools

September 21, 2018

CRANFORD - The Cranford Fund for Educational Excellence (CFEE) has awarded more than $32,000 in grants to support a variety of educational innovations in the Cranford schools during the 2018-2019 academic year.

The grants will benefit students across the school district. The Cranford school board has formally accepted the grants, which are awarded to the teachers who applied for ...

Riding with HEART Tack Sale Is Sept 29 & 30

September 19, 2018

ALEXANDRIA TWP., N.J. — Riding with HEART is holding its Fall Tack Sale on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 30 from noon to 3 p.m. at their Alexandria Township farm, 639 County Road 513, two miles west of the Pittstown traffic light.  

On Sunday most items are half-price.  The sale offers saddles, tack trunks, blankets, turnouts, bridles, halters, ...

Upcoming Events


Mon, September 24, 7:00 PM

Vine Ripe Markets, Westfield

Mozzarella-Making Class at Vine Ripe Markets

Food & Drink


Sat, September 29, 10:30 AM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

Cranford Community Blood Drive

Giving Back Health & Wellness


Sat, October 13, 10:00 AM

Westfield Area Homes, Westfield

Hearth & Home Kitchen Tour

Arts & Entertainment Home & Garden

'Age of Innocence' captures Wharton's 1870s New York

‘Age of Innocence’ captures Wharton’s 1870’s New York


PRINCETON, NJ – Leave it to author Edith Wharton to decode the lives of staid, wealthy New Yorkers as she does so hauntingly in her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, “The Age of Innocence.”

Douglas McGrath adapted the novel for a stirring, 95-minute production at the McCarter Theatre ...

'Brick City' takes on high school angst

‘Brick City’ takes journey through high school angst


UNION, NJ – Premiere Stages at Kean University presents a new play by Nicole Pandolfo. “Brick City” is an exploration of two seniors in high school and their search for meaningful lives, while their teacher/mentor, Veronica, is also turning her life around.

There are a number of loose ends in ...