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FOOTBALL: Shriner, Kalnins Power Cranford Past Governor Livingston

September 15, 2018

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 ...

GIRLS SOCCER: Cranford Defeats NJ's Longest Unbeaten Team

CRANFORD - If you haven't bought-in to the potential of the Cranford High School's girls soccer program yet, it might be time.

On Tuesday, the Cougars defeated Union, No. 17 in the state according to, 3-1. Cranford, who entered the week unranked, may have pulled off the biggest upset of the year on Thursday with a 4-1 victory over Westfield, who sits at No. 8 in ...

WHRHS Girls Soccer: Watchung Hills Shuts Out Cranford, 2-0

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Girls soccer team shut out Cranford on Saturday, 2-0.

“Very pleased with our effort today, bouncing back from a tough loss against a very good team in Cranford,” said WHRHS head coach Brian Figuerido.  “The players responded very well to the challenge today, and we’re committed to finding a way to get the job done.”

The game ...

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 ...

Cranford Girl Scouts Receive Silver Award For Bikeway Project

September 18, 2018

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 ...

1st Annual Charlie's Angel Prostate Cancer Walk to Be held September 29

CRANFORD - The 1st Annual Charlie’s Angel Prostate Cancer Walk honoring the memory of Charlie Robert Bathelus, will be held at Nomahegan Park in Cranford on Saturday, September 29, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The new non-profit foundation and its work, are in honor of the late Charlie Robert Bathelus, father of Elizabeth Board of Education member Charlene Bathelus. Mr. Bathelus who died ...

Kids Will Get Gussied Up In Run Up to Westfield YMCA 5K

WESTFIELD, NJ – It's not every day that young athletes and young adults and teens with special needs get the opportunity to sport designers such as Gucci and Armani, but that's just what they'll do Saturday night.

Members of the Westfield Area YMCA Flyers youth track team and participants in the YMCA’s Dragonfly Program, which offers recreational and ...

Heart Pillows Donated to Trinitas Radiation Oncology Department by Seniors from Atria Senior Living Center in Cranford

September 7, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Staff, and residents of the Atria Senior Living Center in Cranford made a special road trip to the Radiation Oncology Center at Trinitas Regional Medical Center on September 6. The visit had a purpose, to deliver 27 handcrafted heart pillows to be donated to patients undergoing Radiation treatments at Trinitas.

Jaye Shear the Engage Life Director from Atria was joined by ...

Trinitas Regional Medical Center to Present Health & Harmony 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center says that music is good for the mind, body, and soul. They will be presenting Health & Harmony 2018, a health fair like no other featuring live dance, Motown, R&B and the rock music of Avenue G, and the "Total Experience”.

The event is being held this Saturday, September 8, at Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 Wood Ave. in ...

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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Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs on Saturday, Sept. 22nd

September 7, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents to participate in the Fall Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. This event is free of charge and runs from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

“This is a wonderful way to celebrate the last days of warmer weather in our parks,” said Freeholder ...

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


Fri, September 21, 7:00 PM

Garwood Knights of Columbus, Garwood

Beefsteak Dinner

Food & Drink


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

'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 ...