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Girls Lacrosse: Cranford Falls to Ramapo 18-8 in Home Game

April 23, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ - The Cranford girls lacrosse team fell to Ramapo, 18-8, in Saturday’s game at Cranford.

Maggie Roman led the team with three goals and one assist for Cranford. Grace Power and Alyssa Gesslein tallied two goals and one assist each. Abby Ganley scored one goal with one assist and Lucia Rinaldi had an assist as well.

Sophomore goalie Anna Horne saved six scoring attempts ...

Cranford High School Athletes to Represent CHS in Scholar Athlete Awards Program

CRANFORD, NJ - Two Cranford High School senior wrestlers, Chris Scorese and Tom DiGiovanni, will represent the school at the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Annual Scholar Athlete Awards Program.

The awards are given to students who have achieved outstanding honors in both athletics and academics. The two young men were selected by a board of coaches.

“It ...

Softball: Kenilworth Out-Hits Cranford 7-3 in Home Game

KENILWORTH, NJ- David Brearley out-hit Cranford 7-3 in Tuesday’s softball game at Brearley.

Senior Sydney David and sophomore Nikki Smith led Brearley in runs, scoring two each. David had two hits with one RBI.

Junior Olivia Cristello had three hits with two RBI’s. Michelle Capizzano, Bree Manresa and Shanya Rabec all claimed one run, with Rabec claiming an RBI.  

For ...

Union County College Foundation Announces Law Enforcement Scholarship Fund

April 13, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ- The Union County College Foundation hopes to establish a $10,00 fund to create an annual scholarship for police officers and their families who want to further their education, according to a press release sent by the UCC Foundation on Thursday.

The fund, titled the “Union County College Law Enforcement Scholarship Fund,” was proposed by Chief John Rodger of the ...

Update: Cranford Fire Department Responds to Carbon Monoxide Threat

Updated April 11 at 1:05 P.M.

CRANFORD, NJ -The Cranford Fire Department and EMS/First Aid Squad were called to 29 Hemlock Circle for a high level of carbon monoxide in the house late Monday night, according to the Breaking News Network.

Three residents were in the home at the time of the call, according to Battalion Chief Andrew Stratton.

One resident was transported by ...

Cranford Relay for Life Team Prepares for Surprise Easter Egg Hunt Service

April 10, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ- A group of middle school boys and their mothers are taking on a new role this weekend: Easter bunnies.

The Cougars for a Cure Relay for Life team are providing Cranford’s homes with an egg hunt service. For $25 or $50, a customer can order 35 or 75 eggs filled with candy and toys to be hidden in his or her lawn on Saturday night after dark. The team, consisting of about ...

Cranford High School Athletes to Represent CHS in Scholar Athlete Awards Program

April 21, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ - Two Cranford High School senior wrestlers, Chris Scorese and Tom DiGiovanni, will represent the school at the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Annual Scholar Athlete Awards Program.

The awards are given to students who have achieved outstanding honors in both athletics and academics. The two young men were selected by a board of coaches.

“It ...

Cranford Township, High School Rank High on Niche's 2017 "Best in New Jersey" Lists

CRANFORD, NJ- Niche, an online ranking system for towns, cities, schools and more has ranked Cranford as No. 81 on its 2017 “Best Suburbs to live in New Jersey” list.

The town was also ranked No. 92 on Niche’s 2017 “Best Places to Live in New Jersey” list. Cranford was given an A rating, with an A+ for public schools, B for housing, B for jobs, A- for crime and ...

Union County College Foundation Announces Law Enforcement Scholarship Fund

CRANFORD, NJ- The Union County College Foundation hopes to establish a $10,00 fund to create an annual scholarship for police officers and their families who want to further their education, according to a press release sent by the UCC Foundation on Thursday.

The fund, titled the “Union County College Law Enforcement Scholarship Fund,” was proposed by Chief John Rodger of the ...

Cranford DAR Presents Township Committee with Historic Preservation Recognition Award

April 12, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ- The Crane’s Ford chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented the township committee with an award they received for preserving the World War I flagpole at Post Office Plaza at last night’s committee meeting.

According to Barbara Krause, DAR program chairman, the flagpole was erected in 1918 to honor the Cranford military that served in WWI. In 2003, ...

Galloping Hill in Kenilworth to Host Fifth Annual Union County Women Mean Business Seminar

April 19, 2017

KENILWORTH, NJ-  Janice Huff, Chief Meteorologist for NBC 4, will be the guest speaker at the fifth annual Union County Women Mean Business seminar, hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The event brings together Union County businesswomen to network and discuss business and success with experts in the field, according to a press release sent by the ...

Cranford Volunteers Help the Rahway River in Annual Cleanup

April 22, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford residents spread out across the town today to clean the Rahway River in the town’s annual clean up as a celebration of Earth Day. The cleanup was held in association with Girls Scout Troop 40444, Boy Scout Troop 80 and members of the Rahway River Watershed Association

The town-wide river cleanup began at 8 a.m. and ended at 1 p.m. Participants spread out ...

Cranford Resident to Return from Two Years Abroad with Peace Corps.

CRANFORD, NJ- Patti Mansbach, a Cranford resident and 2010 graduate of Cranford High School, will return home on April 29 after two years of volunteer work with the Peace Corps.

Mansbach graduated from Simmons college in 2014 with a degree in finance. Since March 2015, she has lived in Senegal, a country on Africa’s west coast, after joining the Peace Corps to experience living and ...

Cranford Girl Scouts Celebrate Girl Scout Week

CRANFORD, NJ- All three of Orange Avenue School’s 7th grade Girl Scout Cadette troops joined forces to help Cranford’s senior citizens and work with Cranford Family Care during 2017’s Girl Scout Week.

The three troops teamed up to bake breads for Cranford Family Care and make spring-themed cards for Cranford seniors and residents of Atria Cranford.

“It was both ...

Cranford Volunteers Help the Rahway River in Annual Cleanup

April 22, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford residents spread out across the town today to clean the Rahway River in the town’s annual clean up as a celebration of Earth Day. The cleanup was held in association with Girls Scout Troop 40444, Boy Scout Troop 80 and members of the Rahway River Watershed Association

The town-wide river cleanup began at 8 a.m. and ended at 1 p.m. Participants spread out ...

Cranford Says Goodbye to 'Son' of Historic Basking Ridge Oak Tree

CRANFORD, NJ - Union County College said goodbye to the “son” of the Basking Ridge oak tree in a sunny, heartfelt ceremony held on campus Tuesday morning.

The Basking Ridge oak tree, believed to be one of the oldest trees in North America, is estimated to be at least 600 years old, with a claim that George Washington sat under its wide branches, according to Nicole Torella, the ...

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Cranford Township, High School Rank High on Niche's 2017 "Best in New Jersey" Lists

April 19, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ- Niche, an online ranking system for towns, cities, schools and more has ranked Cranford as No. 81 on its 2017 “Best Suburbs to live in New Jersey” list.

The town was also ranked No. 92 on Niche’s 2017 “Best Places to Live in New Jersey” list. Cranford was given an A rating, with an A+ for public schools, B for housing, B for jobs, A- for crime and ...

Greta’s Run 5K Honors Memory of Westfield Teen, Raises Money to Help People with Special Needs

April 23, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Almost 1,000 people participated in the fourth annual Greta’s Run in Westfield Sunday. The 5K run, walk, roll and fundraiser for people of all abilities is held in memory of Greta Schoenemann, a Westfield High School student who died 2002 after a large tree branch fell on her during lunch.

“Greta was a beautiful person inside and out,” Greta’s ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge School Hosts Clean Water Action Conference

April 13, 2017

EDISON, NJ - The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison hosted a Clean Water Action’s 31st annual conference on April 8. This annual event brings together over 200 residents, organizational leaders, scientists, policymakers, teachers and students who are focused on protecting water and creating more resilient and healthy communities.

W-H teachers Katherine Heiss of Red Bank and Donna ...

Cranford Superintendent of Schools Bimonthly Report - Meeting of March 13

CRANFORD, NJ –Meeting of March 13, 2017

STUDENTS:
Cam Hay, a senior at Cranford High School (CHS), has recently been accepted into the United States Military Academy at West Point.   Anna Kalafatis, a student writer for TAP into Cranford through the Junior Internship Program at CHS wrote an article about Cam.  You can read the entire article at ...

Westfield Area YMCA Takes Action to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the Westfield Area YMCA is designating a week to raise awareness and understanding of child sexual abuse.   From April 24-28 leading up to Healthy Kids Day on April 29, the Westfield Area YMCA is joining YMCAs across the nation to inform the community on how to recognize, prevent and report child sexual abuse. This ...

Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot

The real estate market is heating up! Homes are selling quickly in the entry-level price points and things are moving in the luxury market as well. According to NJ real estate valuation expert Jeff Otteau, "For the first time in a decade, we're seeing an increase in demand for houses in the $1M to $2.5M price range ... this is a significant change."

Multiple ...

Police Blotter: Two Heroin Arrests, DWI's & More

April 10, 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.

04/03/2017  11:05 p.m.

W. North Avenue at Eastman Street

Arrested: Nicole Palacios, 40, Cranford

Arrested by:  Ptl. Lynn ...

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Cranford HS Spring Choral Concert Thursday

April 23, 2017

The Cranford High School Performing Arts Department begins its Spring Concert Season with the Spring Choral Concert on Thursday, April 27th at 7:30pm in the CHS Auditorium.  Enjoy selections from the Women’s and Men’s Choruses, the Noteworthy Gentlemen, the Women’s Ensemble, the Madrigal Choir, and the Concert Choir. The performance is free and open to the public.

Thank You, Jersey Mike's of Westfield!

April 16, 2017

The Westfield Area YMCA would like to thank Jersey Mike’s in Westfield for donating all of its sales from May 29 to support the Y’s financial assistance program. The event raised $3,676!  

Jersey Mike’s truly believes in giving back to the community, and we are fortunate to be the beneficiary of their generosity.  All of the May 29 proceeds will help ...