Somerset Patriots Re-Sign Infielder Alfredo Rodriguez

March 12, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have re-signed infielder Alfredo Rodriguez for the 2018 season.

“Last year was a great experience for me personally, so I am definitely excited to be back,” said Rodriguez. “We for sure have some unfinished business. In Somerset, it is all about winning. I am ready to get back and get to work.”

Rodriguez enters his second ...

No 2018 Congress Run for Roxbury's Craig Heard

March 20, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Asserting it's more important to keep Democrats at bay than to become a Congressman, Succasunna resident Craig Heard said Monday he will not wage a primary election challenge this year against U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th Dist.).

Heard, who unsuccessfully tried to beat Lance in the 2016 GOP primary, had been weighing another run against the 5-term ...

Driver Escapes Icy Waters After Car Goes Off Road Near Clark and Cranford

March 21, 2018

CLARK, NJ –A car went off the road and into the river on the northbound Garden State Parkway between the Clark and Cranford exits during Wednesday night’s snowstorm.

According to Clark’s Chief of Police, Pedro Matos, the car’s driver managed to escape the water. Divers went into the river and determined the car to be empty. The sole occupant was transported to ...

Winter Storm Warning in Effect for Cranford Wednesday

CRANFORD, NJ - A winter storm warning is in effect for Cranford on Wednesday, March 21. Heavy snow between 11 and 15 inches is expected, according to the National Weather Service.

The Cranford Police Department cautioned residents to avoid travel, especially during the evening commute.

"Travel will be very difficult to impossible, especially during the evening commute," the ...

Hillsborough: Suspended HS Athletic Director Charged with Theft

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Suspended Hillsborough High School Athletic Director Michael Fanizzi has been arrested and charged with the theft of $10,704 in athletic event receipts over a four-year period from 2013-2017, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Fanizzi, 53, a resident of Conover Way in Hillsborough who had been athletics director for 14 years,, had been suspended ...

Cranford H.S. to Present Legally Blonde: The Musical All Weekend

March 15, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ- Cranford High School opens its spring musical, Legally Blonde: The Musical, on Friday, March 16.

The musical, based on the 2001 movie Legally Blonde, follows protagonist Elle Woods on her path to achieving her dreams. Although it may appear as though she leads the perfect life, she too encounters struggles, like anyone else striving for a successful career and ...

Weather Looking Bright and Sunny for Saturday's Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade

UNION, NJ - The weather’s been tough to bear the last few days, but it’s supposed to clear up just in time for Saturday’s Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

There is a possibility of scattered showers Friday, with a high of 46.  Friday night’s low is 30. 

But Saturday looks mostly sunny with a high of 44.

Kicking off the day, the Thornstick ...

Cranford Public Schools to Have Delayed Opening Thursday due to Snow Storm

March 21, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford Public Schools will have a delayed opening on Thursday, March 22 due to Wednesday's snow storm, the district announced Wednesday evening.

Individual opening times for each school can be found on the district's website. To view the schedule, click here.

Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Accepting Applications for 2018 Scholarship

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for its 2018 scholarship. The scholarship is eligible for any graduating high school senior who plans to attend an accredited institute of higher education.

Three scholarships will be awarded to students based on their records of volunteerism and community service.

Applications are available in the Cranford ...

Cranford Public Schools Closed on Wednesday, March 21

CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday, March 21, due to inclement weather.

Union County College will also be closed on Wednesday.

Cranford Gets $25K Grant for Inclusive Playground Equipment for Children with Disabilities

March 17, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ — Westfield is getting a $25,470 “Level the Playing Field” grant from Union County, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced Thursday.

The new grant program was designed to help every Union County municipality provide inclusive playgrounds to children with disabilities as part of Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados’s 2018 Union County HEART ...

Cranford Township Committee Celebrates Girl Scouts of the USA's 106th Anniversary

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee honored the 106th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts at Tuesday Night’s meeting.

Scouts from Cranford's Senior Troop No. 40113 and Cadette Troop No. 40534 were on hand to lead the flag salute and accept a proclamation from Mayor Thomas Hannen, Jr.

“Through girl scouting, girls gain confidence, courage and character and make ...

Susan G. Komen's Annual Pink Tie Event Raises Funds, Awareness

March 20, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. And every 13 minutes, a woman will lose her battle with the disease. These are mothers, sisters, wives, and friends. 

Susan G. Komen was one of them. After the Texas native passed away from breast cancer, her sister founded the Susan G. Komen Foundation and it blossomed into a ...

Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce to Hold "Cranford Connections Over Coffee" Thursday

CRANFORD, NJ – Due to the success of the program in 2017, the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce will host another “Cranford Connections Over Coffee” breakfast on Thursday.

The breakfast will feature Jon Best of Winner’s Edge Business Coaching, LLC as moderator and business advisor, according to a press release from the CACC.

“We are excited to offer a new way ...

Wendy's Set to Replace Former Burger King on North Avenue in Garwood

March 16, 2018

GARWOOD, NJ – Fast food connoisseurs who mourned the loss of Burger King on North Avenue in Garwood can rejoice – the Garwood Planning Board confirmed that a Wendy’s will take its place.

The existing building will be kept in place, but renovations are planned, according to Adele Lewis, secretary for the Garwood Planning Board. Those renovations include removing the play area ...

Friends of Colin to Host 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Cranford on Saturday

March 21, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – Friends of Colin will host its Eighth Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday in Hanson Park.

The egg hunt is held in honor of Colin Maher, a Cranford teen who passed away from Ewing’s Sarcoma eight years ago. The hunt, organized by Colin’s friends, honors his memory and one of his favorite holidays.

“Colin loved candy and Easter, and ran an Easter egg ...

Community Access Unlimited Announces 2018 Awards Dinner Honorees

ELIZABETH, NJ - Community Access Unlimited (CAU) will honor a wide variety of professionals and organizations at the agency's 2018 Awards Night Celebration, to be held April 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the agency's headquarters at 80 West Grand Street in Elizabeth.

Community Access Unlimited is a statewide Union County-based nonprofit that provides support programs and services ...

Cranford Township Committee Honors Two New Eagle Scouts

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee presented Jared Wilson and Andrew Noesner of Boy Scout Troop 80 with keys to the township and proclamations for earning the rank of eagle scout at Tuesday night’s meeting.

For his eagle scout project, Wilson worked with the parks and recreation department to create a 450-foot woodchip path along the street that serves as the entrance ...

Deputy Health Commissioner Visits Trinitas Regional Medical Center for Commendation on 97% Flu Vaccine Rate

March 20, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - New Jersey Department of Health Principal Deputy Commissioner Jackie Cornell, paid a special visit to Trinitas Regional Medical Center on Monday to speak to staff about the importance of flu vaccination and prevention, and commend the hospital on its high staff vaccination rate.

On behalf of the Acting Health Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner Cornell commended the efforts of ...

Susan G. Komen's Annual Pink Tie Event Raises Funds, Awareness

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. And every 13 minutes, a woman will lose her battle with the disease. These are mothers, sisters, wives, and friends. 

Susan G. Komen was one of them. After the Texas native passed away from breast cancer, her sister founded the Susan G. Komen Foundation and it blossomed into a ...

Mother's Center of Central NJ Announces 7th Annual "Miles with Moms" 5k

CRANFORD, NJ – For the seventh consecutive year, the Mother’s Center of Central NJ will host a “Miles with Moms” 5k and one-mile fun run.

The run raises funds for the center, which seeks to provide a community of support and empowerment for local moms, according to the center’s website.

“To raise funds for the center, we used to sell gently used ...

Mountain Biking in Watchung Reservation Revisited at Freeholders Meeting

March 9, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Mountain biking in Watchung Reservation was revisited in the public comment session at the Union County Freeholders meeting on Thursday.  The board had voted not to approve building bike trails in May 2017 after a months-long debate.

Jamie Meiselman of Westfield, and co-leader of the Union County Chapter of the Jersey Off Road Bicycling Association (JORBA), raised the ...

100-Foot Tree Crashes into Cranford Home During March Nor'Easter

March 13, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – The Bornstein Family were fortunate to be away from home on Friday, March 2, when a massive tree came crashing down during the powerful nor’easter that wreaked havoc across the state.

The tree, estimated to stand more than 100 feet tall and weigh more than 20,000 pounds, side-swiped the second floor of the split-level home and landed on top of the attached garage, ...

Students Plan ‘March for Our Lives’ in Westfield March 24

March 11, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Four students from Westfield High School are planning a “March for Our Lives” in Westfield March 24. The event, which will call on US government for stricter gun laws and memorialize the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last month, will be one of hundreds around the nation.

“Right after the Parkland shooting, I just ...

Holocaust Survivor to Speak at Temple Emanu-El in Westfield March 27

March 20, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – Holocaust survivor Michael Bornstein spent the majority of his life in silence surrounding his horrifying experiences as a young boy. According to his daughter, Debbie Bornstein Holinstat, those memories were simply too painful to share.

“I’ve always known that my father was a Holocaust survivor,” Bornstein ...

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Springfield Fire Department Delivers Baby on West I-78

March 21, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On March 20, 2018 at 8:14 a.m. the Springfield Fire Department was dispatched to Route 78 Westbound near milepost 50.2 for a report of a woman in labor on the side of the road.  

Captain Mastroeni (Unit 2) & Chief Palumbo (Unit 1) were the first units to arrive on scene, and quickly recognized that the woman would be unable to make it to the hospital in time for ...

Holy Week Services at Trinity Cranford March 25th– April 1st, 2018

March 21, 2018

Trinity Episcopal Church, 119 Forest Avenue Cranford, NJ, invites everyone to come celebrate the Holy Week services at Trinity Cranford from March 25 to April 1st.  Join us to feel the Grace of God throughout this exceptional week beginning with Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem on Palm/Passion Sunday, the contemplative Taize service on Monday, see the origins of the Eucharist ...

Cranford Police Blotter: DWI Arrest & More

March 20, 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.  03/14/2018 11:32 a.m. 

North Avenue East at Elizabeth Avenue

Arrested:  Shannen Garbiras, 19, Roselle ...

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'Trying' explores age, youth and points of history in poignant production

‘Trying’ explores youth, age and points of history in poignant production

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The George Street Playhouse presents an engrossing, two-character play based on the real life of Francis Biddle, former Attorney General.

Biddle, a Harvard educated lawyer, served under Franklin Roosevelt and later Harry Truman during the Nuremberg Tribunal. His ...

Proud to support Tom Malinowski for Congress

March 8, 2018

Every single day, whether I want to be or not, I am reminded how important it is that Democrats gain control of the House of Representatives in November and check Donald Trump. Fortunately, there is a terrific candidate in New Jersey's 7th Congressional District who can beat incumbent Leonard Lance. That candidate is Tom Malinowski.

I'm a lifelong New Jersey resident -- including ...