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Cranford Swears in Two New Firefighters

August 18, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ –Two firefighters were sworn in at a ceremony during Tuesday night’s township committee meeting.

Daniel Polito and Brad Bisset were both volunteer firefighters for years prior to their appointment as probationary firefighters.

 “When you are a volunteer firefighter, it takes a lot of time away from your family to respond to calls and to keep up with state ...

Visit Cranford's Summer Street Fair on Sunday

August 19, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Approximately 20,000 people are expected to attend Cranford’s Summer Street Fair on Sunday, August 20.

More than 200 artists, retailers, crafters and food vendors will line the streets of Downtown Cranford, including portions of North Union Avenue, Walnut Avenue, Alden Street, Eastman Street and more.

The fair is scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or ...

Cranford Historical Society to Celebrate 90th Anniversary with Moonlight Gala

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Historical Society will celebrate its 90th anniversary this September with a “moonlight gala” to benefit the historical society’s scholarship fund, maintenance of the Hanson House and the Crane-Phillips House Museum and grounds.

The historical society was founded in 1927 by a group of residents that wanted to preserve and perpetuate the ...

Cranford Public Library to Hold Carnival for Summer Readers

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Public Library is celebrating the end of its summer reading program with a carnival on Thursday, August 17.

The carnival will feature games, crafts and a bounce house, according to children’s librarian Lauren Antolino. Readers can win prizes at each game as well.

“The carnival’s a reward for everyone who participated in the summer reading ...

Cranford VFW to Hold School Supplies Drive

August 11, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford VFW Post 335 will collect school supplies on Saturday, August 12, which will be donated to Cranford Family Care.

The VFW is asking for backpacks, binders, loose leaf paper, composition notebooks, single subject notebooks, book covers, post it notepads, crayons, markers, highlighters, pencils, erasers, pens, pencil cases, small binder clips, glue, glue sticks, ...

Cranford Mayor Address Charlottesville Rally in Township Committee Meeting

August 22, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford Mayor Thomas Hannen Jr. addressed the violent white supremacist rally that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia during last week’s Cranford Township Committee meeting.

His speech followed a public comment from resident John Pritchard, who regularly attends the meetings to honor veterans of the Vietnam war and voice his request for a new ...

Cranford Township Committee Release Statement Regarding 750 Walnut Avenue

CRANFORD, NJ - During last night's meeting, the Cranford Township Committee prepared a written statement regarding 750 Walnut Avenue that was read by township attorney Ryan J. Cooper.

The full statement can be read below:

​The Township Committee is carefully considering Hartz’s request to designate 750 Walnut Avenue as an area in need of redevelopment. Since last ...

First Presbyterian Church of Cranford Seeks Volunteers and Donations for Operation Warm Heart

August 13, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford is seeking volunteers and donations for Operation Warm Heart.

A program developed by the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, OWH helps find emergency housing for individuals in Union County from December to March. The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford chapter provides goods and services to these individuals, ...

Project Home of Cranford Seeking Sponsors for Monster Dash 5K

August 12, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Project Home of Cranford is seeking sponsors and donors for their 5k Monstor Dash and one-mile fun run.

All proceeds will go to Cranford Family Care.

The Monster Dash is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 29 at 8:30 a.m. in Nomahegan Park. Project Home is encouraging racers to run in costume.

To participate as a sponsor, email ...

Approximately 1,000 People Celebrate Solar Eclipse in Cranford

August 21, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Approximately 1,000 people gathered at Sherman Field on Monday to watch a rare solar eclipse.

The solar eclipse celebration was sponsored by the Cranford Public Library, who held the event as a culmination of its young astronomer’s program. The program was funded by STAR Library Network grant, which promotes STEM learning in libraries.

“We had 200 solar ...

Where Cranford Residents Can Celebrate the Solar Eclipse

CRANFORD, NJ – Looking to watch the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21? Cranford and its surrounding towns are offering special opportunities to learn about and view the rare eclipse, which will cross the entire country. Although the eclipse won’t reach totality in Cranford, more than 75 percent of the sun will be blocked by the moon that afternoon.

The Cranford Public Library will ...

Cranford Residents Against Overdevelopment Create Website

August 10, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ - Following Hartz Mountain industries' application to rezone and develop 750 Walnut Avenue, Cranford residents have joined together to protest.

The group is also selling "Say no to 750 Walnut" lawn signs.

"This would increase Cranford's population a whopping eight to ten percent," the website reads. "It risks a potentially devastating ...

Vigil for Charlottesville to be Held in Cranford this Saturday

August 17, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim will host a “take back the light” vigil this weekend to “sing, talk and act to bring more light into our community,” according to event organizer Becca Reissman.

The vigil is open to everyone and will be attended by members from other houses of worship in Cranford and neighboring towns, Reissman said.

“Our time ...

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Early Registration for Westfield Area YMCA’s 5K Extended to Friday

August 23, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Early registration for the Westfield Area YMCA’s 5K upcoming Run for everyone has been extended until Friday, Aug. 25. Sign up to run, walk or roll on Sept. 10, or to sponsor or volunteer at www.westfieldynj.org/get-involved/5k-run-for-everyone.

“This event has a tangible local cause,” Greg Hatzisavvas, Westfield Area YMCA senior director of ...

Safety Tips for Monday's Solar Eclipse

August 17, 2017

BRANCHBURG NJ - The public anxiously awaits Monday's solar eclipse.  It will be the first solar eclipse in the United States since 1979.  Safety is extremely important for all eclipse viewers.  Kevin Schindler, Planetarium Associate and Technician at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium offered TAPinto and its readers some expert advice.

"Never look ...

A Funny and Moving Celebration -Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays

August 23, 2017

The honor of your presence is requested at CDC Theatre in Cranford. The invitation is to come and enjoy an hilarious and heartfelt collection of works written by eight of the nation’s best playwrights, including Mo Gaffney, Neil LaBute, Paul Rudnick and Moises Kaufman.

Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays is a powerful collection of short plays that celebrate love and explore the ...

Westfield Area YMCA Healthy U Program Recognizes Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and many families need support changing their families’ habits with the ultimate goal of being a healthy weight. That’s why the Westfield Area YMCA wants families to improve eating habits and increase physical activity.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity affects one in six children in the U.S.

Why Choose to Live in Westfield, Scotch Plains or Fanwood, NJ?

Northern New Jersey is filled with many thriving towns — so why choose Westfield, Scotch Plains or Fanwood? Strong school systems, lively downtowns, and easy commutes to New York City are only drops in the bucket of what make these towns the charming and special places that they are.

Westfield’s downtown is centrally located and packed with everything you might need. Whether ...

Cranford Police Blotter: Multiple Drug-Related Arrests & More

August 9, 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.  07/29/2017 10:24 p.m.

Raritan Road @ GSP 136 SB Entrance

Arrested: Dimitri Lauvanis, 32, Rahway

Arrested by:  Ptl. Ryan ...

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Sat, August 26, 10:00 AM

Church of the Assumption, Roselle Park

Community Blood Drive

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Sat, August 26, 11:00 AM

School of Rock Clark, Clark

School of Rock Clark Open House

Arts & Entertainment Education

Sat, September 2, 10:00 AM

Church of the Assumption, Roselle Park

Car Show in Roselle Park

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An Open Letter to Hartz Mountain Chairman, Leonard Stern

August 20, 2017

An open letter to the Chairman and CEO of Hartz Mountain Industries, Leonard N. Stern

Dear Mr. Stern: 

Myself, and many other residents in Cranford were very sorry to see that your company filed a legal motion on August 15 in our town’s affordable housing case in order to build a massive, mostly ‘luxury’ rental complex at 750 Walnut Avenue, Cranford, ...