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Union County Freeholders Approve Agreements on Oak Ridge Park Recreation Facilities, But Some Residents Object to Recreation Project Expansions

June 23, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ—An amended shared services agreement with the Union County Improvement Authority and a use and maintenance agreement with Union County College, both having to do with the Oak Ridge Park Project, were unanimously approved by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Thursday.

According to Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen of Springfield, the agreements would further ...

Cranford Coaches Release Summer Sport Camps Schedule

CRANFORD, NJ – It’s the season for summer camps in Cranford and registration is still open for a number of athletic camps. The Cranford school coaches have released the following information with contacts for each camp.

Age ranges for each camp have not been shared but will be updated when possible. In the meantime, the coaches below can be contacted by email.

Girl Power ...

Baseball: Cranford Dropped by Allentown in NJ Group 3 Title Game

TOMS RIVER, NJ — Despite a strong outing from Gordon Graceffo, the Cranford baseball team could not muster up enough run support, falling in eight innings to Allentown, 5-1, in the NJSIAA Group 3 final at Toms River High School South on Saturday.

The junior right-hander allowed only two hits through seven innings and set down 18 of the previous 20 batters before allowing a leadoff home ...

Car Off Road and into River by Clark and Cranford Border

June 16, 2017

CLARK, NJ –The northbound Garden State Parkway is experiencing extensive delays due to emergency crews occupying several lanes of the roadway.  Clark’s Chief of Police, Pedro Matos confirmed that personnel are on the scene of an accident involving a car that went off the road and into the river upside down. 

“Several Clark officers and Troopers went into the water ...

Cranford Police Arrest Two in Connection with String of Motor Vehicle Burglaries

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford police arrested two Linden men in connection with a string of motor vehicle burglaries that recently occurred in town.

At 4:09 a.m. on June 6, officers Shayne Temple and Michael O’Neil arrested Kyle McCall and Joshua Carter, both 21, after receiving a report of suspicious activity near Tulip Street and Spring Garden Street. The pair were found by police on ...

Black Bear in Cranford, Police on Scene

Update - 1:01pm: More than a dozen neighbors are outside watching the scene.

According to Garwood Police, the bear is small and most likely young.

Update: The most recent sighting of the bear was in the backyard of a home on Walnut Street in Garwood. At about 12:30 p.m., police on the scene said that the bear was hiding under a deck. Officials from the Department of Fish ...

Cranford Jaycees Announce 5th Annual Oktoberfest

June 24, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Jaycees have announced their 5th Annual Oktoberfest, to be held on October 7.

Proceeds of the event will benefit the Cranford First Aid Squad and other local charities. Ticket sale information has not been announced yet, but the sales will begin in late August, according to the Cranford Jaycees website.

The event will be for adults aged 21 and older, with ...

Annual Circus to Return to Cranford on June 23 & 24

CRANFORD, NJ – The Zerbini Family Circus is returning to Cranford this summer with performances on June 23 and June 24.

The circus annually performs under the Big Top at Hillside Avenue School, with additional entertainment including pony rides, slides and a moonwalk.

“The famous family circus features exciting acts of skill and daring,” Dottie Baniewicz, Executive ...

Cranford High School Seniors Graduate

June 23, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford High School's senior class graduated on Thursday, June 22. 

To have your graduation photos featured on TAPinto Cranford, email them to lscalzadonna@tapinto.net.

The graduate's names can be read below:

Ryan Abrahamsen

Dylan Francis Acevedo

Siyani Renee Acevedo

Elizabeth Grace Acton

Emily Marie Adams

Anna Gabrielle Alba

Daniel John ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge School Seniors Receive Awards at Farewell Dinner

EDISON, NJ - Members of the Class of 2017 at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison joined their parents, family, faculty and staff members and administrators at the annual Senior Farewell Dinner on Monday, June 12. The event was catered by Sage Dining Services.

Dr. Bob Bowman of Scotch Plains, Assistant Head of School for Upper School, welcomed the guests and Andrew Webster of ...

Share Your Graduation Photos on TAPinto Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford High School’s 2017 commencement ceremony begins at 7 p.m. today, June 22.

Share your Cranford High School graduation photos on TAPinto Cranford! Email them to lscalzadonna@tapinto.net and we’ll include them in our story.

Cranford Township Committee Introduces Ordinance to Create Police Chaplain Position

June 20, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee introduced an ordinance to create the position of Police Chaplain within the Cranford Police Department at last week’s meeting.   

The ordinance will be put to vote a second time before approval. A public hearing on this ordinance will be held on July 18.

“I’m very happy this is moving forward,” ...

Three Cranford Students Participate in American Legion Jersey Boys State

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ - Three young men from Cranford are participants (listed with sponsoring Legion Posts) this week at the 72nd session of American Legion Jersey Boys State (ALJBS) at Rider University.

Gabriel Beckford, Cranford, Legion Post #328
Colin Budries, Cranford, Legion Post #328
Marek Wlodarski, Cranford, Legion Post #107

A “who’s who” slate of ...

Cranford Township Committee Announces Roads to be Paved this Summer

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee said in Tuesday night’s meeting that the roads chosen to be repaved this summer were chosen because they are sensible clusters that are budget-friendly, according to commissioner Ann Dooley.

According to Dooley, the roads to be re-paved this summer include: Hawthorne Street, Pine Street, Penn Road, Harvard Road, Yale ...

22-Year-Old Cranford Resident, Morgan Mason, Franchises Frutta Bowls in Livingston

June 15, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce and members of the Livingston Township Council helped Mayor Shawn Klein cut the ribbon at Livingston’s new Frutta Bowls, recently franchised by two 22-year-old girls who are enthusiastic about bringing natural and nutritious bowls, smoothies and more to the community.

Morgan Mason of Cranford and Gionna Marotta of Caldwell, ...

22-Year-Old Cranford Resident, Morgan Mason, Franchises Frutta Bowls in Livingston

June 15, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce and members of the Livingston Township Council helped Mayor Shawn Klein cut the ribbon at Livingston’s new Frutta Bowls, recently franchised by two 22-year-old girls who are enthusiastic about bringing natural and nutritious bowls, smoothies and more to the community.

Morgan Mason of Cranford and Gionna Marotta of Caldwell, ...

Cranford FamilyCare Seeking Donations for Summer Pantry

June 21, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford FamilyCare is seeking donations as summer begins.

The organization is asking for tuna, mayonnaise, snacks, instant mashed potatoes, rice mixes, canned pasta, canned hash, chili, condiments, complete pancake mix, peas, corn, baked beans and coffee.

“We have a very low pantry beginning to summer and really need some help,” Cranford FamilyCare wrote on ...

Cranford Girl Scouts Receive Gold and Silver Awards

GARWOOD, NJ – Cranford’s Amanda Bush and Mary Grace McNamara recently received Gold Awards, a Girl Scout’s highest honor, at a ceremony held by the Girl Scouts of Cranford at the Westwood in Garwood.

Gold Award projects require a minimum 80 hours of work and require the girls to create a plan, enact the plan and gathering feedback to inspire and educate others .Bush, a ...

Cranford H.S. Blood Drive Held for Retired Teacher

CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford High School held a blood drive in honor of recently retired physical and driver’s education teacher Gene Melleno, who taught at Cranford High School for 35 years and coached girls basketball and tennis.
 
“It’s amazing to see the number of students that came out to donate not just for the gift of life, but also in Mr. Melleno’s honor,” ...

Cranford Residents Report Sighting of a Fox with Mange

June 11, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford residents are keeping track of a fox that they believe has mange on social media.

The fox, which is commonly referred to as “the mangy fox,” has been spotted across the town, from Walnut Avenue to Rutgers Road, according to residents on Facebook. Residents report seeing the fox in their driveways, yards, and parks.

“Should a resident see a fox ...

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Union County Freeholders Approve Agreements on Oak Ridge Park Recreation Facilities, But Some Residents Object to Recreation Project Expansions

June 23, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ—An amended shared services agreement with the Union County Improvement Authority and a use and maintenance agreement with Union County College, both having to do with the Oak Ridge Park Project, were unanimously approved by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Thursday.

According to Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen of Springfield, the agreements would further ...

Congressman Lance Speaks at American Legion Jersey Boys State

June 19, 2017

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) returned to the place where he started his political career Sunday, the podium at American Legion Jersey Boys State.

The 1969 delegate of the nationwide government-in-action program spoke to the nearly 1,000 rising senior boys at Rider University, professing his love for the program that launched his government ...

Thinking About Working Beyond Retirement Age ?

Many people choose to work into their retirement years. If this is something you’re considering, here are some tips to make sure you get the greatest benefit from your efforts.

1) Consider delaying Social Security. You can start receiving Social Security retirement benefits as early as age 62, but if you continue to work, it may make sense to delay as late as age 70. Your Social Security ...

Union County Congratulates Ellen Dotto of Union County College on Retirement

June 24, 2017

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders presents Union County College Executive Director of College Relations and Secretary of the Boards of Governors and Trustees Ellen Dotto of Berkeley Heights with a resolution congratulating her upon her retirement. They were joined by Ellen’s husband Peter.

Dotto joined Union County College in 2010 having worked for more than 35 years for ...

6 Reasons Why You Need a Buyer’s Agent When Purchasing a Home

Technology has made it easy to view homes online. And it can be fun to say, “Honey, stop the car!” whenever you see balloons in front of a great house on Sunday afternoons. When you are seriously looking to purchase a home, however, you will be doing yourself a huge favor by working with a buyer’s agent. Here’s why:


Exclusivity - A buyer’s agent represents ...

Cranford Police Blotter: Two DWIs & Drug Arrests

June 19, 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.  06/12/2017 @ 6:37 p.m.

W. South Avenue @ W. Lincoln Avenue

Arrested: Robert Baer, 26, Cranford

Arrested by:  Ptl. Brian ...

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Where Were All the Flags?

June 22, 2017

Where were all the flags in Cranford on Memorial Day? I noted some on a few of the corners in the town center, but not enough to signify that it was a special day, a patriotic day to honor our veterans.

 

Not too many years ago, flags were abundant in the downtown streets, waving brightly in the breezes signifying special times like Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor ...