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Cranford High School Varsity Softball Season in Review

July 20, 2019

CRANFORD - The young Cranford High School varsity softball team opened some eyes this year and have raised expectations for the upcoming 2020 season.

The Cougars finished the season 14-6 and made it to the North Jersey Section 2, Group 3 semifinals before dropping a 1-0 contest with Chatham. Cranford had a new head coach this year in Christine Pemoulie. Pemoulie wasn't completely new to ...

2019 Cranford High School Varsity Boys Lacrosse Season in Review

CRANFORD - The Cranford High School boys lacrosse team finished its historic 2019 season 17-3, including a program-best 12-0 start.

Along with the 12-game winning streak, the Cougars went undefeated at home and undefeated in division play for the second time in program history, Phil Marotta posted the record for career saves by a goalie with 552, and Conor Halpin was named ...

Cranford Community Night at TD Bank Ballpark Raises $766.50

CRANFORD - This past Sunday, the second annual Cranford Community Night was held at TD Bank Ballpark with the Somerset Patriots. 

Tickets were available to Cranford residents for $12 with $3.50 from each ticket being donated to the Cranford Baseball & Softball Leagues. In total, 219 tickets were sold, resulting in a donation of $766.50.

Originally scheduled to see the Patriots take ...

Cranford National Night Out to be Held August 6

July 22, 2019

CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department will be hosting "National Night Out" on Tuesday, August 6th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Patrolman Robert F. Hand Plaza and on the front lawn of the Cranford Police Department headquarters.

The event provides an excellent opportunity for residents to interact with members of the Cranford Police Department in an informal setting.

Ryan Kilbashian Presented Ray Schwartz Memorial Award

CRANFORD - At last Friday's Cranford Police Department Youth Academy Graduation Ceremony, Cadet Ryan Kilbashian was awarded the Ray Schwartz Memorial Award. 

This year’s session of the academy was dedicated to Honorary Police Officer Raymond Schwartz who passed away earlier this year after a courageous fight against cancer. Schwartz was a previous Youth ...

Cranford Police Blotter: DWI Arrest on Tulip and Orchard Street

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. 7/12/2019 @ 2:13 a.m. 

Tulip Street and Orchard Street

Arrested: Amilcar Monroy, 57, Scotch Plains

Arrested by: Ptl. Nicholas Cook

Charges: ...

Cranford Community Night at TD Bank Ballpark Raises $766.50

July 16, 2019

CRANFORD - This past Sunday, the second annual Cranford Community Night was held at TD Bank Ballpark with the Somerset Patriots. 

Tickets were available to Cranford residents for $12 with $3.50 from each ticket being donated to the Cranford Baseball & Softball Leagues. In total, 219 tickets were sold, resulting in a donation of $766.50.

Originally scheduled to see the Patriots take ...

Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Scholarship Recepients

CRANFORD - Congratulations to Kayleigh Talbot, Adam Eichholtz, and Brendan Hanlon on receiving scholarships from the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce.

Talbot and Eichholtz each received community service scholarships for their volunteerism and Hanlon was awarded the Kurt Petschow, Sr. Memorial Award for exceptional volunteerism in the community.

These individuals should be quite ...

TAPinto Cranford Election Policies for November 5, 2019 General Election

July 11, 2019

CRANFORD - With elections coming up before we know it, it is once again time to share TAPinto Cranford's election policies. 

Candidate Statements:  Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos) at no charge. Statements can be submitted from Labor Day (September 2, 2019) until Saturday, November 2, 2019 at midnight EST (for publication ...

Cranford Resident's Award-Winning Artwork on Display at Freeholder Gallery

July 12, 2019

CRANFORD - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present a selection of artwork that earned First Place honors at the 2019 Union County Senior Art Exhibit. The art, created by Union County seniors age 60 and above, will be on display at the Freeholders Gallery from July 11 through August 27.

“We have many talented senior adults here in Union County and their artwork ...

New Jersey Ranked Second Worst State to Start a New Business

July 10, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Personal finance site WalletHub has just released its annual report of Best and Worst States to Start a Business, and the Garden State ranked among the worst.

In fact, New Jersey rated 49th out of 50 states, with only Rhode Island faring worse in the analysis. In order to determine the best and worst states to start a business, WalletHub evaluated all 50 states ...

Heat Warning for Cranford; Here’s How You Can Beat it

July 19, 2019

CRANFORD — It’s getting hot outside so don’t do anything too strenuous.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning in effect from noon Friday until 8 p.m. Sunday. Heat index values, or how hot it feels with humidity taken into account, is anticipated to reach between 105 degrees and 110 degrees Friday and 115 degrees Saturday and Sunday, the ...

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Kevin Deacon Named Hillside Avenue School Principal, Search for new Livingston Avenue School Principal Underway

July 22, 2019

CRANFORD - The Cranford Board of Education named Kevin Deacon the new principal of Hillside Avenue School at Monday night's Cranford Board of Education Meeting.

Mr. Deacon, who currently serves as the principal of Livingston Avenue School, will be replacing Dr. Curt Fogas, who is retiring after serving as principal for the past 20 years.

"I know how well-thought of Mr.

Hillside Avenue School Principal Dr. Curt Fogas to Retire

CRANFORD - On Monay morning, a letter from Hillside Avenue School Principal Dr. Curt Fogas was sent out to the community announcing his decision to retire.

Fogas has served as Principal at Hillside Avenue School for the past 20 years and his retirement will be effective September 9. 

"Serving as Principal of Hillside Avenue School has been a great honor and a defining part of my ...

With Lawsuit, Fiancé of Westfield Principal Who Died Calls for Justice

July 22, 2019

Updated at 3:35 p.m.

WESTFIELD, NJ — The fiancé of the Westfield High School principal who died from complications following his bone marrow donation to a stranger has sued the hospital at which he gave the donation and an anesthesiologist who oversaw his care. 

The lawsuit filed in Superior Court in Elizabeth by Dr. Derrick Nelson’s fiancé, ...

Clearsmile in Garwood Celebrates Grand Opening, Offers Free Consultations

GARWOOD, NJ – Clearsmile of Garwood held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday. Community leaders and guests joined with the staff to learn about one of the town's newest businesses.  

“There’s been a lot of demand recently in the orthodontic market for clear aligners,” said Dr. Phil Messer, owner of Clearsmile. “We decided ...

With Lawsuit, Fiancé of Westfield Principal Who Died Calls for Justice

Updated at 3:35 p.m.

WESTFIELD, NJ — The fiancé of the Westfield High School principal who died from complications following his bone marrow donation to a stranger has sued the hospital at which he gave the donation and an anesthesiologist who oversaw his care. 

The lawsuit filed in Superior Court in Elizabeth by Dr. Derrick Nelson’s fiancé, ...

Put Your Child on a Path to Building a Solid Credit Score

Parents want good things for their children, and a good credit record is certainly something that falls into that category. To help children achieve one, it’s important to teach them sound financial habits. Among the most fundamental lessons is valuing the money they earn and that they shouldn’t spend what they don’t have. This is the philosophy behind building a strong credit ...

Making Your Dreams of a Retirement Getaway a Reality

Years of hard work often leave people dreaming of a time when they’ll have a chance to get away from it all in retirement. It could be in the form of travel to exotic locations they’ve never visited before, or a vacation getaway spot they’ll visit regularly. Either way, it requires having enough money to do so.

If you dream of travel in retirement, you need to build a ...

Overlook Medical Center Participates in MIND Trial

Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center participates in unique, nationwide ‘MIND Trial’ for patients suffering from deep bleeds within the brain

Bleeding that occurs within the deep recesses of the brain – known as an intracranial hemorrhage, or ICH -- represents 10-15% of all strokes but can be among the most devastating.

“Deep intracranial ...

Measles, the Causes of Heart Palpitations and More: AtlantiCast by Atlantic Health System

On the latest AtlantiCast, find out what you need to know about measles, learn about the causes of heart palpitations, we’ll take you to the latest in state-of-the-art urgent care centers, we’ll share the physical symptoms of depression and much more! See every episode at AtlanticHealth.org.

New Jersey Date Night: A Revolutionary Morristown Bar Crawl

July 20, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Nothing beats a warm summer night — the perfect time to grab your date’s hand and go for a walk. With so many quaint New Jersey towns from which to choose there’s no shortage of options, but Morristown stands out thanks to great architecture and history dating back to the Revolutionary War. It ...

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ Urban Community Vegetable Garden

July 20, 2019

Elizabeth, NJ - The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) for Union County, NJ, hosted by Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFS), and the JFS Family/Youth Volunteer Program, are seeking volunteers to plant, harvest and maintain the JFS Urban Community Vegetable Garden at the Jewish Family Service Halpern Building, 655 Westfield Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ.

Youth/Family Hours: Tuesday, 3:30 ...

Three Westfield Area YMCA Early Learning Program Staff Members Achieve 25 Years Of Service

Three Westfield Area YMCA early learning program staff members were recently recognized for 25 years of service: Maria Nierstedt, Preschool Site Director; Catherine Wendel, Preschool Teacher and Lorraine Wolski, Preschool Teacher Assistant. They join Cathie Brief, Karen McCutheon, Nancy Redlund, Maryann Renfree and Eileen Rooney.  Twenty-nine staff members have been at Westfield Area YMCA ...