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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 ...

Vote-By-Mail Ballots Available May 1

April 25, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - Vote-By-Mail ballots will be available beginning on Monday, May 1, for the 2017 Primary Election, to be held on Tuesday, June 6, Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announced.

“New Jersey will select its first new governor in eight years this November, and the June 6 Primary Election is a critical step in that process,” said Rajoppi. “Vote-By-Mail helps to ...

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 ...

Union County College’s Drama Club to Present “The Laramie Project”

April 26, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ - Union County College’s Drama Club will present a staged reading of “The Laramie Project” on Thurs, April 27, in the Roy Smith Theater at the College’s Cranford campus. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. Please note: the play contains adult language and themes. Parental ...

Camelot at St. Joseph High School; Musical Presented on April 29 and 30

METUCHEN, NJ -- St. Joseph High School's Spring Theatre Production is Camelot, presented in the Catanzaro Theatre at Saint Joe's.  

The remaining show schedule will be: April 29 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; and April 30 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets sold at the door: $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors.  Don't miss this great ...

Multiple Cranford Schools Receive 'Union County Kids Dig In!' Grant

April 26, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Walnut Avenue School, Lincoln School, Hillside Avenue School and the Calvary Nursery School and Child Care have all been awarded the “Union County Kids Dig In!” grant, to assist students in building, planting and using the proper tools and equipment to upkeep gardens. The grant was announced at the Union County Freeholders meeting on Thursday night.

The grant ...

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 ...

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 ...

Cranford Township Committee Adopts Budget, Discusses Police Cuts

April 26, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee passed a resolution to adopt its 2017 municipal budget of $22,731,187 at last night’s meeting.  

The average Cranford homeowner will pay an additional $34.59 in taxes to the town due to a 1.40 percent increase in the tax rate. The budget also includes a reduction in public safety due to the cut of one promised position and one ...

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 ...

Multiple Cranford Schools Receive 'Union County Kids Dig In!' Grant

April 26, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Walnut Avenue School, Lincoln School, Hillside Avenue School and the Calvary Nursery School and Child Care have all been awarded the “Union County Kids Dig In!” grant, to assist students in building, planting and using the proper tools and equipment to upkeep gardens. The grant was announced at the Union County Freeholders meeting on Thursday night.

The grant ...

VIDEO: TV 35 Airs Interview about Pilgrim Pipeline before April 25 Forum

CRANFORD, NJ –David Pringle, Cranford resident and campaign director of Clean Water Action, appeared on TV 35 to discuss the Pilgrim Pipeline and explain why he and so many others are opposed to the pipeline construction. Roselle Borough Hall will host a forum on the Pilgrim Pipeline on April 25 at 7 p.m.

The Pilgrim Pipeline, first proposed in 2014 by Pilgrim Pipeline Holdings, LLC, ...

Cranford Volunteers Help the Rahway River in Annual Cleanup

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 ...

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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 ...

Westfield Native Andrew McCarthy Talks About His New Book, 'Pretty in Pink' & Coming Home

April 26, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ – Though he may best be known as Blane McDonough from the John Hughes classic “Pretty in Pink,” actor/director/writer Andrew McCarthy is, as he says, always moving onward.

McCarthy, 54, recently released his first young adult novel, “Just Fly Away.” The novel tells the story of Lucy, a 15-year-old girl who discovers her father had an affair eight ...

Walnut Avenue Girl Scouts Improve the School with Letter Writing Campaign

April 25, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford Brownie Troop 40772, consisting of 2nd graders in Walnut Avenue School, mailed twelve letters to the school board to mention improvements that they felt were needed to their school as part of their Brownie Quest Journey.

They recently met with the superintendent and the board to talk about their letter campaign. Each girl scout was able to talk to the board about ...

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: Drug Posession, Multiple DWI's & More

April 24, 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.

 

April 17, 2017  6:26 p.m.

Raritan Road @ Centennial Avenue

Arrested: Andrew Mellein, 28, Clark

Arrested by:  Ptl. Gregory ...

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Thu, April 27, 7:00 PM

Administration Building, Elizabeth

Union County Freeholders Regular Meeting

Government

Thu, April 27, 7:30 PM

Cranford High School , Cranford

Cranford High School Spring Choral Concert

Arts & Entertainment Education

Fri, April 28, 1:00 PM

The Presbyterian Church of Westfield, Westfield

A Victoriian Spring Flower Show

Home & Garden

Moms Helping Moms Foundation's Mother's Day Dollars for Diapers Campaign

April 26, 2017

Give the gift of giving this Mother’s Day and join Moms Helping Moms (MHM) in our fight to lessen the burden for NJ Moms who struggle to provide diapers for their children. Diaper need is the challenge to provide babies with clean, dry diapers. For some, purchasing diapers for a baby can be huge cost and ...

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 ...