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Former Cranford and Scotch Plains Pitchers Helps Lead Villanova to Historic Win

February 16, 2020

PHOENIX, AZ -- Former Scotch Plains-Fanwood standout pitcher Danny Wilkinson, along with a former foe (Cranford HS grad Gordon Graceffo) combined on a three-hitter as Villanova stunned No. 3 ranked Arizona State (ASU), 2-1, in what might be the biggest win in program history on Saturday, Feb. 15.

The New Jersey natives held ASU to just one run. In his career appearance, Danny ...

Cranford High School's Catherine Blowe Recognized at New Jersey Women and Girls in Sports Ceremony

CRANFORD – Catherine Blowe represented Cranford High School at the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebration this past Sunday.

At the Richie Regan Rec Center on the campus of Seton Hall University, an awards luncheon held nearly 200 NJSIAA student-athletes. Only one girl from each school is ...

CHS Athletes of the Week: Elizabeth McCaffery & Dennis DeMarino

CRANFORD - Congratulations to this week's Cranford High School Athletes of the Week, Elizabeth McCaffery and Dennis DeMarino. McCaffery and DeMarino have also been named the Union County Conference Athletes of the Week.

McCaffery, a junior guard on the varsity girls basketball team, had 17 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals in their 61-35 victory over ...

Cranford Police Department's "Bowl for Blue" Unity Tour Fundraiser

February 12, 2020

CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department Cycling Team is hosting a "Bowl for Blue" Police Unity Tour Fundraiser on Sunday, February 16 at Garwood Lanes from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. 

Tickets for the fundraiser are $50 for adults and $20 for children, which includes bowling, food, beer, wine, and soda. A 50/50 and other raffles will be held during the event. For tickets, email ...

Cranford Police Blotter: DWI and Four Marijuana Arrests

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. 02/06/2020 @ 7:30 p.m. 

North Avenue East and Carpenter Place

Arrested: Evin Jimenez, 25, Roselle

Arrested by: Ptl. Christopher ...

Police: Three Reports of Fox Attacking Dogs in Cranford, Last Seen Heading Towards UCC

CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department is warning residents about three reports of a fox attacking dogs on Orchard Street and Cornell Road. 

Police say the fox was last seen heading towards Union County College, 1033 Springfield Ave, Cranford. If spotted, please call the Cranford Police Department at (908)-272-2222.

This is a developing story. TAPinto Cranford will provide ...

Cranford Police Department's "Bowl for Blue" Unity Tour Fundraiser

February 12, 2020

CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department Cycling Team is hosting a "Bowl for Blue" Police Unity Tour Fundraiser on Sunday, February 16 at Garwood Lanes from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. 

Tickets for the fundraiser are $50 for adults and $20 for children, which includes bowling, food, beer, wine, and soda. A 50/50 and other raffles will be held during the event. For tickets, email ...

Project Home of Cranford's 'Ladies Night Out'

It is time for Project Home of Cranford’s annual Ladies' Night Out. This year’s event is on Wednesday March 25, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Westwood, 438 North Ave in Garwood. 

The evening includes a sit-down dinner with wine, a tricky tray auction with a large variety of items and an evening of socializing and catching up with friends. All the profits from ...

Cranford Author Wrecks Valentine’s Day with ‘Miserable Love Stories’

February 5, 2020

CRANFORD — Alex Bernstein’s fourth book of humorous tales, inspired by “pure misery,” is here just in time for Valentine’s Day.

“I’ve been writing about awful relationships and cringe-worthy first dates and terrible weddings for a long time now,” said Bernstein, a Cranford resident, who recently penned “Miserable Love ...

Four Union County Schools Rank Highly Among Newsweek's Top STEM High Schools in America

February 4, 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Four high schools in Union County rank among the Top 500 in Newsweek's 2020 List of Top STEM High Schools in America.

America is a nation of entrepreneurs and innovators, and our economic vitality and national security depend on our sustaining that vibrant culture. Science, technology, engineering, mathematics—these are the fields in which our children need ...

Union County College Team Chosen for Prestigious NASA Challenge

CRANFORD – Union County College (UCC) has announced that a team of four engineering students have been chosen to participate in NASA’s Micro-G Next Challenge Artemis Program.

UCC’s team is one of only two community colleges selected to compete in this category, which has a total of 20 teams, and includes teams from universities such as Cornell, Columbia, University of Texas, ...

Employees Cleared in Partisan Tweet That Riled Westfield, Records Show

February 14, 2020

WESTFIELD, NJ — A forensic investigation into the alleged partisan political tweet from the official account of the Downtown Westfield Corporation clears employees of the quasi-governmental agency of wrongdoing, records released Thursday show.

The investigation conducted by the firm Charles River Associates found no evidence that an unauthorized person accessed the official twitter ...

Cranford's Hailey Seals will join Congressman Tom Malinowski for Tuesday's State of the Union Address

CRANFORD – Hailey Seals, daughter of fallen Jersey City Det. Joe Seals, will join Congressman Tom Malinowski as his guest at this year’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 4.

Detective Seals was a 15-year veteran of the Jersey City Police force serving in the Street Crimes Unit, and was a leading officer in removing guns from the street. He was promoted ...

Employees Cleared in Partisan Tweet That Riled Westfield, Records Show

February 14, 2020

WESTFIELD, NJ — A forensic investigation into the alleged partisan political tweet from the official account of the Downtown Westfield Corporation clears employees of the quasi-governmental agency of wrongdoing, records released Thursday show.

The investigation conducted by the firm Charles River Associates found no evidence that an unauthorized person accessed the official twitter ...

Cranford Winter Restaurant Week Returns February 23 - 28

February 14, 2020

CRANFORD - The Downtown Cranford Winter Restaurant Week is back! 

From Sunday, February 23 through Friday, February 28, diners can enjoy prix fixe dinner menus at a number of downtown restaurants. There are options for everyone's tastes, from casual to fine dining, from Greek cuisine to Irish, Italian, American, Mexican, and more. Diners can look over the menus on ...

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Cranford High School Library Renamed After African American Trailblazer

February 7, 2020

CRANFORD - At one point, she couldn't get hired at Cranford High School because of her skin color. Now, the library is named after her.

On Thursday, Cranford High School officially changed the name of its library to the "Dr. Deborah Cannon Partridge Wolfe Library and Learning Commons." Born in 1916 and a graduate of Cranford High School, Dr. Deborah ...

Would the Westfield Rialto Theatre Work as a Performing Arts Center?

February 13, 2020

WESTFIELD, NJ — Both the municipality and the owner of a 97-year-old movie theater, which closed abruptly six months ago, are working to convert the landmark location into a performing arts center.

The town had sought a grant to hire a consultant to study what the best use for the theater space could be. However, Mayor Shelley Brindle this week said that grant opportunity fell ...

Clark to Construct 177 Units at Intersection of Walnut Avenue and Valley Road

CLARK, NJ - The Clark Planning Board recently approved designs for a 177-unit apartment complex to be constructed at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and Valley Road.   

Mayor Sal Bonaccorso kicked off the meeting reminding attendees that Clark negotiated a deal several years ago with arbitrators of the state for the number of affordable housing units the town would be required to ...

Four Union County Schools Rank Highly Among Newsweek's Top STEM High Schools in America

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Four high schools in Union County rank among the Top 500 in Newsweek's 2020 List of Top STEM High Schools in America.

America is a nation of entrepreneurs and innovators, and our economic vitality and national security depend on our sustaining that vibrant culture. Science, technology, engineering, mathematics—these are the fields in which our children need ...

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Sun, February 16, 9:00 AM

Westfield Area YMCA, Westfield

Holiday Jump at Westfield Area YMCA

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Sat, February 22, 1:00 PM

Westfield Area YMCA, Westfield

Westfield Area YMCA Kids Expo

Health & Wellness Sports

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Sun, February 23, 8:45 AM

Temple Emanu-El, Westfield

Counting Our Blessings - A Family Program at ...

Religions And Spirituality

Five Money Myths to Ignore

When it comes to personal finance, what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another. That’s why money misconceptions can be so dangerous. Here are four common money myths that you may have heard – and perhaps even believe – that need to be put to rest.

Myth #1: All Debt is Bad

Reality: Few people could afford to buy a home, if they ...

Financial Planning Considerations For Adults Without Children

Adults who do not have children tend to have more financial flexibility to pursue their goals throughout life and retirement. This makes sense when you consider the cost of raising a child from birth to adulthood is currently estimated at $233,6101 (and that’s before you factor in college). But even without these expenses, childless singles and couples still need to manage their future ...

Taking a Moment: How a Sock Donation Rolled Up Into an Experience with Somerset County’s Working Poor and Homeless

It was right around noon on Friday, Jan. 17, and the three ladies in the kitchen worked as quickly as they could to prepare before clients would begin filing through the rear doors of Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Somerville, looking for a hot meal.

The Samaritan Homeless Interim Program, also known as SHIP, has been serving meals to anyone who needs one since 1984. It has served ...

Morristown Medical Center Earns Five-Star Rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center is one of only two hospitals in New Jersey to earn the prestigious five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Hospital Compare Program, the latest recognition for a hospital ranked number one in the state by U.S. News & World Report.

The CMS five-star rating, which is the highest possible, is the ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Gold Recognition on the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index

Atlantic Health System has been designated Gold level on the American Heart Association’s Workplace Achievement Index for the second year in a row, marking a great achievement in the well-being journey of its more than 17,000 team members.

The unique well-being programs at Atlantic Health System are just one of the reasons Atlantic Health is a great place to work. Focused on caring for ...

NJ Chefs to Take the Challenge at Girl Scout Cookie Cook-Off

February 14, 2020

Can’t get enough Girl Scout Cookies? Then head to the third annual Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Great Cookie Cook-off next month in Scotch Plains, where New Jersey chefs will compete to see who can best incorporate the perennial treats into dishes both sweet and savory.

The fundraiser will be held at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains on Thursday, March 12. Jackie ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Model UN Team Continues Growth at Conference

February 16, 2020

EDISON, NJ -- This has been an educational and successful year for the Wardlaw+Hartridge Upper School Model United Nations team. Under the leadership of President Neil Shah of Edison, Vice President Ryan Brace of Scotch Plains, and Secretary-Treasurer Rihan Sajid or Careret, the team has grown, both in size and in skill, with new delegates gaining an understanding of the ins and outs of not ...

Letter: I Support the PRO Act

February 8, 2020

I recently became aware of a piece of legislation called the PRO Act, which was passed yesterday in Congress. This bill has bi-partisan support in New Jersey and was co-sponsored by Rep. Tom Malinowski along with every other member of Congress from our state, both Democrat and Republican.

As a freelancer, I heard some of the concerns that this pro-labor bill might hurt the independent ...