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Arroyo, Budnick, and Carroll Represent Cranford at Snapple Bowl

July 21, 2018

CRANFORD – For the 25th Anniversary of the New Jersey Snapple Bowl, Cranford High School sent safety Elijah Arroyo, linebacker Dylan Budnick, and offensive tackle Jack Carroll to represent Team Union County against Team Middlesex County.

Since its inception, the Snapple Bowl has raised $642,000, in which the proceeds go to the Edison-based Lakeview School, a program of the New Jersey ...

12U Cranford Gold Wins Softball Tournament

CRANFORD - On the weekend of July 6th, Cranford Baseball and Softball League hosted their annual 12U Softball Tournament. Due to a rainstorm, the games on Friday night were canceled and one team dropped out last minute, requiring the 12UA (Cranford Gold) Girls to play four games on Saturday, July 7th. Due to the heat and number of games, they certainly didn’t ...

Cranford Police Blotter: Two Arrests Near GSP 137 Exchange

July 17, 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. 07/10/2018 @ 1148 hrs.

North Avenue East and Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange

Arrested: Katherine Mitchell, 32, Jersey City

Arrested by: Ptl. Ryan ...

Five Arrested, Firearm Seized in Motor Vehicle Traffic Stop

CRANFORD - On July 14, 2018 at 9:52 p.m., Patrolman Brian Trotter stopped a 2001 Mercedes Benz on Raritan Road near the intersection of Coleman Avenue when he observed a seatbelt and brake lamp violation. After an investigation on scene, Patrolman Trotter located a loaded handgun in the rear passenger-side seat pocket of the vehicle.

The firearm, loaded with hollow-point ammunition, was ...

Cranford Police Department to Hold 7th Session of Citizen Academy

CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department will be holding the 7th session of the Citizens Police Academy in September 2018. The Citizens Academy is part of the ongoing effort for the Cranford Police Department and the community to work together and develop a lasting relationship. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and either live or work in Cranford. Academy students will receive ...

Little Free Library at Unami Park

July 18, 2018

CRANFORD - Little Free Libraries are being installed all over the country. The book exchanges have grown to 36,000 around the world in 70 countries. Locally, we have seen little libraries popping up on front lawns. Now, a new Little Free Library at Unami Park will join the movement to share books, bring families together, and create communities of readers.

The Mothers’ Center of ...

Unique Troupe of Actors Thrilled Audience with Production of "Annie, Jr."

RAHWAY, NJ - Nearly one thousand attendees were thrilled with a very special production of "Annie, Jr." staged by the CAU Community Players, a troupe of actors both with and without developmental disabilities performed at the Rahway High School Center for Performing Arts June 29-July 1.

Formed in 2012, the CAU Community Players empowers members with disabilities to perform alongside ...

Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

July 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this past school year.

Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, and ...

Wardlaw + Hartridge School Announces Upper School Trimester Honor Rolls

EDISON, NJ -- Upper School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison finished the 2017-18 academic year with a solid performance in the classroom. Nearly one-third of the Upper School earned Honor Roll with Distinction status, as 70 students achieved at least a 93 average. Another 84 students made the Honor Roll, giving the Upper School almost 75 percent representation on the honor ...

Downtown Cranford Sidewalk Sale

July 20, 2018

CRANFORD - The Downtown Cranford Annual Sidewalk Sale is back this year. From July 19-21, retailers will be offering special promotions, discounts, and more. Shoppers can pick up some great deals throughout the downtown. In addition, there will be FREE PARKING downtown on Saturday, July 21st. So come downtown, take your time, and shop 'til you drop!

Boxwood Coffee in Downtown Westfield Holds Soft Opening

July 20, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Boxwood Coffee is officially open in Downtown Westfield.

The coffee shop and café, at 143 East Broad St. where Panera was, hosted a friends and family event on Wednesday evening to celebrate what owner Stephen Bellamy is calling a “slow open.”

“We are planning to phase in items like our made-to-order menu and we are looking forward to our ...

New Restaurant Buys ‘Pocketed’ Westfield Liquor License

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield’s town council approved the transfer of a liquor license to Westfield Hospitality LLC for its Westfield Fish & Brew Company during the council's meeting Tuesday night. The license had been bought from Jeffrey’s when it closed in 2014 and remained unused, or “pocketed,” by that owner until now.

Though the restaurant does not ...

Cranford Jaycees Annual Golf Outing Raises Money For Community

July 18, 2018

CRANFORD - The Township of Cranford Junior Chamber of Commerce (“Jaycees”) held their 12th Annual Golf Outing on Friday, June 22, 2018, at the Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth. The outing raised $8,000.00 which will benefit two worthy community organizations, the Cranford Baseball and Softball League Inc. and the Union County Educational Services Commission ...

Local Women Honored at Play for P.I.N.K. Event; $40K Raised for Breast Cancer Research

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The annual Play for P.I.N.K. golf fundraiser and luncheon took place at Shackamaxon Country Club last week. More than 210 women – including Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle – along with Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith and boxing legend Gerry Cooney participated. 

The event raised more ...

Cranford Baseball & Softball League to Host 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament

CRANFORD - Cranford Baseball & Softball League, “CBSL,” recently received a $500 grant from the
Investors Foundation at the Memorial Field Baseball Complex. CBSL has been given the opportunity to
host the 9U Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament on July 24 through July 28. The Investors Foundation’s grant will help with much needed ...

Local Women Honored at Play for P.I.N.K. Event; $40K Raised for Breast Cancer Research

July 17, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The annual Play for P.I.N.K. golf fundraiser and luncheon took place at Shackamaxon Country Club last week. More than 210 women – including Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle – along with Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith and boxing legend Gerry Cooney participated. 

The event raised more ...

Mayor Hannen Proclaims September Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

CRANFORD - Prostate Cancer is the number one cancer among men and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men in the United States. 

In the United States, over 160,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, and about 30,000 die from it. Early detection is the key to successful treatment. This awareness period, and the organizations and associations that support ...

Workout, Swim for Free During Westfield Area YMCA’s Summer ‘Wellness Wednesdays’

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Area YMCA is bringing back free Wellness Wednesdays this summer at its main facility, 220 Clark Street in Westfield.

Members of the community are invited to enjoy the Y’s land and water group exercise classes, swim assessments, open gym and open swim times as well as the fitness facilities free of charge on every Wednesday from July 11 ...

10 Years in Prison for Would-Be Edison Drug Distributor

July 10, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. – An Edison man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute 140 kilograms of narcotics in New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

The man, Gemal Singleton, 41, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian Martinotti to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to ...

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Boxwood Coffee in Downtown Westfield Holds Soft Opening

July 20, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Boxwood Coffee is officially open in Downtown Westfield.

The coffee shop and café, at 143 East Broad St. where Panera was, hosted a friends and family event on Wednesday evening to celebrate what owner Stephen Bellamy is calling a “slow open.”

“We are planning to phase in items like our made-to-order menu and we are looking forward to our ...

Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

July 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this past school year.

Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, and ...

Kid Make Their Own Pizza

July 20, 2018

Parents, looking for something special and fun for your kids on the weekend?

Emma's is now hosting "Kids Make Their Own Pizza" on the weekends. Also, we are now booking kid parties!

Westfield Area YMCA: Take Swim Lessions This Summer

The Westfield Area YMCA is providing a free one-week guest pass to non-members which will also enable access to purchase a week of swim lessons at full member rates during the summer.  The one-week guest pass includes use of the Y’s fitness facilities, land and water group exercise classes and open gym/swim.

“Our goal is to have people of all ages and skill levels grow to ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, July 24, 5:30 PM

Emma's Brick Oven, Cranford

Emma's Kids Night Out!

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

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Wed, July 25, 2:00 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

Cranford Emergency Blood Drive - Pair of NY Mets ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

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Sat, July 28, 12:00 PM

Clark Recreation Center, Clark

Clark PD vs Clark FD BBQ Cook-Off

Food & Drink Police & Fire

Tired of Cronyism? Yeah, Us Too!

July 20, 2018

The Union County Freeholders’ decision to appoint State Senator and newly-elected Union County Democratic Chairman, Nick Scutari’s chief of staff, Ed Oatman as County Manager smelled of corruption from the start. To place a political consultant like Oatman in the role of overseeing 2,800 employees and running the day-to-day operations of the $500 million county budget suggests ...