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Cranford Auxiliary Police Department Seeks Members, To Hold Open House

July 26, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Auxiliary Police Department (CAPD) is seeking qualified candidates interested in joining the organization. The CAPD will hold an open house for prospective volunteers on Sept. 19.

During the open house, those interested can learn more about the CAPD, its members and the application process, and they can attend a monthly training session. Applications will be ...

Ambulance Off the Road and into the Woods on Garden State Parkway

CRANFORD, NJ — An ambulance went off the road and into the woods after a crash on the northbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway Friday morning around 10:55 a.m.,   According to Clark's Chief of Police Pedro Matos, the accident was in Cranford.  Matos indicated that there were no serious injuries known at the time of reporting.  

The northbound side of the ...

Cranford Resident Invites Readers to Visit New Little Free Library

July 21, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – A new Little Free Library has popped up in Cranford at 102 Centennial Avenue.

The library, a small mosaic box filled with books, was created by Cranford resident Allison Tyler, who wanted to share her love of books with the community. It is the third one in Cranford, in addition to Little Free Libraries on Manor Avenue and Belmont Avenue.

“Libraries have always ...

Cranford's Annual Summer Sidewalk Sales Begin Thursday Night (July 20)

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford’s annual Summer Sidewalk Sales kick off tonight, July 20, with the LEGO contest at Eastman Plaza. The event will continue from today through Saturday, July 22.

Participating businesses include Augusta Mae, Belladonna’s, Think D’sign Print, Anthem, Bella Organici, Fresh Press Juice Co., and Jungle Juice. The businesses will offer special discounts ...

Kids Cabaret Moved to Monday, July 17

CRANFORD, NJ - Downtown Cranford was scheduled to hold a Kids Cabaret on July 6, but was postponed due to weather.

The new performance will be held on Monday, July 17 at 6 p.m. at Eastman Plaza.

To read more about the Kids Cabaret, click here.

Cranford Board of Education Approves Resolution Against Redevelopment of 750 Walnut Avenue

July 25, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Board of Education approved a resolution expressing “extreme concern” about the proposed development of 750 Walnut Avenue on Monday, July 24.

Hartz Mountain Industries has applied to build 905 apartment units on the property.

Members of the Cranford Board of Education read their resolution before it was approved at last week’s Cranford ...

Cranford Township Committee Accepts Bid to Develop Birchwood

July 24, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee accepted a bid from Garden Communities/Birchwood Developers Associates, LLC to develop the Birchwood property at last week’s meeting.

The committee originally purchased the Birchwood property for $18 million with a density of 360 units.

“The bid we accepted is for $18.5 million for 225 units resulting in no debt to be carried ...

Cranford Township Committee Centers on School Concerns During Hartz Mountain Presentation

CRANFORD, NJ – Residents expressed their concerns about Cranford’s schools on Tuesday evening as they listened to a presentation by Hartz Mountain Industries. The presentation was similar to the one given by Hartz Mountain Industries on Thursday night.

The benches of the room were filled and the walls were lined with residents who spilled out into the hallways. Among the audience ...

Cranford Township Committee Approves Three-Year Dog and Cat Licenses

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee approved Ordinance 2017-07 at its meeting last month, which allows domestic pets to be licensed either annually or on a three-year basis.

For domestic dogs, there is a fee of $18 for a one-year license for a spayed or neutered dog, a fee of $54 for a three-year license for a spayed or neutered dog, a fee of $21 for a one-year license for a ...

Cranford and Clark Residents Clash with Hartz Mountain Representatives at Community Meeting

July 14, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Hartz Mountain Industries had a panel of experts in traffic, finance and architecture available to address a roomful of angry Cranford residents on Thursday night.

According to the representatives on behalf of Hartz Mountain Industries, the 905 apartment units are intended to draw in a mix of young professionals without children and empty-nesters who work in New York City ...

Cranford Health Department Warns of Heat-Related Illness, Asks Residents to Take Caution

July 27, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Health Department is urging residents to take caution in hot temperatures and take steps to prevent heat exhaustion and heatstroke.

Following a cooler week, temperatures in Cranford are expected to reach 90 degrees next week, according to the National Weather Service. The health department asks seniors, children and those with chronic illness to take ...

Rock Yoga to Take Over Cranford Streets on August 4

CRANFORD, NJ – Alluem Yoga of Cranford will take over Post Office Plaza on August 4 for their annual Rock Yoga event.

Starting at 5:30 p.m., Eastman Street and Miln Street will close so community members can practice yoga on the streets, with the addition of rock music, shopping and snacks.

“Practice under the big blue sky,” the event’s website reads. “Shop the ...

Cranford Astronomer Shares Tips for Viewing Solar Eclipse

July 23, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ -  On August 21, a solar eclipse is predicted to cross the country from Oregon to South Carolina, and be partly visible throughout the country. John Sichel, corresponding secretary of Amateur Astronomers Incorporated, shares how Cranford residents can enjoy the action.

AAI is one of the largest astronomy clubs in the country and meets at the William Miller Sperry Observatory ...

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Downtown Westfield Streets to Close Wednesday Afternoon for ‘Pizza Run’

July 26, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Westfield police will begin closing streets downtown Wednesday afternoon between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. in preparation for the 16th annual 5K & Pizza Extravaganza that night, according to Westfield Police Chief David Wayman.

For a complete course map and route, click here.

The race begins at 7 p.m. Police plan to re-open the roads as they clear of ...

Volunteers Needed to Assemble Care Packages for US Troops Overseas

July 18, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ  - Volunteers are needed to assemble personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world on Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark.

The Somerset Patriots and Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host the event; members of the Patriots are expected to help out packing boxes.

Volunteers will form an assembly line and fill gallon ...

Union County College Welcomes New Dean of Students

July 27, 2017

Union County College welcomes Mensah Peterson as the new Dean of Students. Mr. Peterson returns to Union after having served for two years at Fairleigh Dickinson University as the Associate Director of Athletics for Administration.

Mr. Peterson was previously employed at Union for eight years. During this time, he held three different positions with his final role as the Assistant Director of ...

Strong Swimmers, Confident Kids — Westfield Area YMCA Launches New Swim Lesson Curriculum

As America’s Swim Instructor, the YMCA is both a national champion and a key local community resource to prevent drowning and encourage a lifelong enjoyment of swimming by teaching swimming and water safety skills. The latest evolution of Y Swim Lessons accommodates varying abilities to help foster a sense of achievement as swimmers’ progress between levels. Through this approach, ...

Fanwood: Jersey’s Best Kept Secret

 

At less than 30 miles to NYC, Fanwood offers a wonderful small town feel. Fanwood is 1.3 square miles in size with a population of approximately 7,300 residents. Appealing to young families, commuters, as well as baby boomers looking to downsize, it is the perfect location to call home.

Fanwood offers:

Pretty Victorian-style train station at the town center and a bus line to ...

Cranford Police Blotter: Multiple Drug-Related Arrests & More

July 25, 2017

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.  07/14/2017 10:30 p.m.

E. Lincoln Avenue @ Thomas Street

Arrested: Matthew Grecco, 22, Williamson, West Virginia

Arrested by: ...

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Thu, July 27, 10:00 AM

Westfield Area YMCA, Westfield

Free Health Screening

Health & Wellness

Thu, July 27, 1:30 PM

Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad, Clark

Clark Community Blood Drive

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'Spider's Web' Weaves Spell

PRINCETON, NJ – You know you’re in for a treat with super sleuth Agatha Christie at the helm. Princeton Summer Theatre put on an entertaining production of the play through July 23.

Although it’s too late to see this show, upcoming offerings include “The Crucible, July 27-Aug. 6th and “Appropriate,” Aug. 10 - 20th.

Here we have the drawing room of an ...

Congrats Union County Freeholders you made the TOP TEN

July 25, 2017

From 1970, when he first founded the American Top 40 franchise, thru 2009 radio music personality, Casey Kasem presided over, Casey’s Hot 40, Hot 20, Casey’s Countdown, American Top 40 and Top 20 and finally American Top 10. Kasem garnered a lifetime of financial security by compiling lists.

 

We American’s love our lists and relish the moment when our favorite book, ...