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Football: Murray Rushes for 300+ Yards as Cranford Wins Sectional Title

November 20, 2021

CRANFORD - Colin Murray rushed 40 times for 344 yards and two touchdowns as Cranford defeated Sparta, 45-21, for the N2G3 Sectional Championship.

Murray got into the end zone on a five-yard run in the first quarter, and followed it up with a 68-yard score in the second quarter. Cougars' quarterback Shane Van Dam connected with Will Gallagher on a 28-yard touchdown pass in the first-half ...

Baseball: Cranford's Will Gallagher Signs National Letter of Intent

CRANFORD - Accompanied by friends, family, and coaches, Cranford's Will Gallagher signed his National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Rider University.

Gallagher, who pitches and plays shortstop, still has one more season left with Cranford baseball. Last season at the plate, Gallagher went 16-for-42 with 11 RBI, 11 walks, and four stolen bases. On the mound, ...

Antonio Bellomo Appointed to Cranford Police Department

November 27, 2021

CRANFORD - At a ceremony held in Municipal Chambers on Wednesday, the Cranford Police Department appointed Antonio Bellomo to the position of 1st Grade Patrolman.

Mayor Kathleen Miller Prunty and Chief Ryan J. Greco led the ceremony, which was attended by Public Safety Commissioner Jason Gareis, Township Administrator Jamie Cryan, Township Clerk Patricia Donahue, Township Attorney ...

Cranford Police Department Promotes Chris DiFabio to Sergeant

CRANFORD - At a ceremony held in Municipal Chambers on Wednesday, the Cranford Police Department promoted Detective Christopher DiFabio to Sergeant.

Mayor Kathleen Miller Prunty and Chief Ryan J. Greco led the ceremony, which was attended by Public Safety Commissioner Jason Gareis, Township Administrator Jamie Cryan, Township Clerk Patricia Donahue, Township Attorney Ryan Cooper and members of ...

Cranford Police Department Adds QR Code to Radio Cars

CRANFORD - In an effort to streamline citizens’ access to crash reports, police points of contact, and to report traffic safety or crime tips immediately, the Cranford Police Department recently added a quick response or “QR” barcode to each of the organization’s marked vehicles.

According to the Cranford Police Department, when scanned, the QR code automatically ...

2021 Cranford Township Committee and Board of Education Official Results

November 15, 2021

CRANFORD - While the winners of Cranford's Township Committee and Board of Education elections were already known, the Union County Board of Elections has released the official results. 

According to unioncountyvotes.com, Republican Gina Black defeated Democrat Kate Rappa 5,027 to 4,661 for a seat on the Cranford Township Committee. The seat is currently held by Democrat Tom ...

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Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Investigate Ocean Currents During STEM Workshop

EDISON, NJ -- Just how did a 55-pound Aldabra Tortoise from the island atoll in the Seychelles float and arrive on the shores of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania some 450 miles away? What makes ocean currents? Middle School STEM students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison started their two-day after school program last week with these focusing questions. 

Under the guidance of Mrs.

Wardlaw+Hartridge Global Scholars Explore Food Insecurity, Water Scarcity

EDISON, NJ -- Students in the Global Scholars Program at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison participated in an interactive learning session led by Amal Stefanos, an Eritrean researcher, writer and educator who approaches her work and teaching through the lens of global citizenship. She was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya and her studies have specialized on the Horn and Eastern ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Perform Eye-Opening Fall Play

EDISON, NJ -- The Performing Arts Department at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison celebrated its return to the stage with a fabulous fall play production of These Shining Lives. The show enjoyed an impressive two-day run with in-person performances on Nov. 12-13 in the Berry Performing Arts Center. The play is based on the true story of four women who worked for the Radium Dial ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Golf Star Signs National Letter of Intent

EDISON, NJ -- Grace Lu of Edison, a senior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, started playing golf at age 9 and joined the First Tee program in Plainfield at the encouragement of her father. She improved throughout her middle school years while growing up in Edison but wasn’t really in love with golf until she joined the Wardlaw+Hartridge team after enrolling at the school as a ...

Union County Offers Additional Sites for Free COVID-19 Vaccines and Booster Shots this Week

November 27, 2021

The Union County Board of County Commissioners continues to encourage all Union County residents to protect themselves against the COVID-19 virus, by visiting a free Union County vaccination clinic soon. The clinics will be operating in in Elizabeth, Plainfield, Rahway, Roselle, Summit, and Union Township this coming week.

Any Union County resident can use any of these clinics, regardless of ...

‘This is Where I Belong’: Union County Families Celebrate Adoption Day

November 22, 2021

ROSELLE, NJ — Mara Jamison of Roselle held onto her new daughter, surrounded by chosen family at the Chestnut Street Learning Center as adoption proceedings concluded over Zoom.

The active 3-year-old did not stay still for long, getting up from her mother’s lap to playfully wave to Judge Lara DiFabrizio and others on the computer screen. 

Looking on were Pastors Art ...

Union Man Admits Bribing Mail Carriers To Steal Credit Cards

NEWARK, N.J. – A Union man admitted his role in a scheme to bribe postal employees to steal credit cards from the mail, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Syid Boyd, 26, of Union, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler to a two-count information charging him with bribery of U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employees and credit card ...

"Let Union Play", Union High School Students Stage Walkout to Protest Canceled Playoff Game

UNION, NJ – Amid chants of “let Union play” and “fire him”, Union high school football players and students staged a walkout Monday morning in protest of the forfeited playoff game against Paterson Eastside Friday night.

Walkout leader and football standout Davison Igbinosun addressed the students in front of the administration building.  ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, November 29, 11:00 AM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

Cranford Community Blood Drive - Please Donate!

Giving Back Health & Wellness

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Wed, December 1, 7:30 PM

Cranford

Planning Board Meeting

Government

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Thu, December 2, 5:30 PM

Union County Administration Building, Elizabeth

Union County Board of Commissioners Meeting

Government

The Real Main Event: The ‘Little’ Moments with Your Kids

In 1987, two men put on a show for the ages in front of more than 90,000 people.

In 1989, a father and son saw that show for the first time and never forgot it.

Parenting is full of moments. Some good, some not so much. As parents, we are trying to make the most of our time with our kids. Sometimes, we try really hard, aiming for those memories that our kids will never forget. I would wager ...

New Jersey Date Night: Celebrate Hanukkah With Some of NJ’s Best Doughnuts

November 27, 2021

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

Whether you personally celebrate Hanukkah or have friends who do, there are a lot of takeaways from this well-known yet not major Jewish holiday. Much like an action film of today, Hanukkah features conflict between the Maccabees and the Seleucids, a sacred temple as a backdrop and of course a supply chain ...

Success of TAPinto’s DIY Content Submission Process Highlighted at 2021 NJ Local News Summit

MONTCLAIR, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was featured as a virtual speaker at the 2021 NJ Local News Summit, presented by The Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University, on Thursday.  Shapiro talked about TAPinto’s Do-It-Yourself (DIY) content submission process and the impact on revenue.

The process, which was developed a few ...

When Every Vote Counts, Market Your Candidacy Locally on TAPinto

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The recent election in New Jersey told us one clear thing:  except perhaps in the bluest of blue and the reddest of red areas, elections in New Jersey are now competitive at every level of government.  In many districts fewer than 1,000 votes decided the winner and in some, just a handful of votes one way or the other would have changed who won.  When every ...

Providing Local News that Matters: Cristina Pinzon Franchises TAPinto Hackensack

HACKENSACK, NJ — One of the first things you’ll notice when speaking with TAPinto franchisee Cristina Pinzon is she’s passionate.

She’s passionate about her heritage – her family emigrated to the United States from Colombia when she was a child.

She’s passionate about her community – she was raised in Elizabeth and still has deep ties to the ...

Why You Should Incorporate Weightlifting Into Your Routine

Weightlifting for active aging adults is a crucial key to overall physical fitness that should not be skipped. Light cardiovascular exercise like walking is essential for seniors, but weight lifting is also a vital part of any routine.

Regular weight training for older adults can lead to several long-lasting health benefits, including improvements in muscle mass and quantity, increased ...

Elegance in Autumn: 6 Classy Home Decor Must-Haves

As the air gets colder, the leaves turn red and orange, and your regular Starbucks order switches from classic to pumpkin spice, you may be wondering how to maintain a classy home decor while still participating in the autumn aesthetic.

Whether you are trying to impress your holiday guests or simply attempting to get into the harvest spirit, there are boundless opportunities to incorporate ...

Basic Fireplace Care to Keep the Home Fires Burning Safely

One of the simple pleasures on a cold winter’s night is sitting in front of a roaring fire with a good book or good company. Taking the time to clean and maintain your fireplace will make those cold nights a little cozier.

Annual Inspection

First and foremost, the Chimney Institute of America recommends a professional chimney inspection once a year to check all the high and ...

10 Home Organizational Products for a Tidy Space

Just the thought of sorting through and organizing stuff in your home might seem overwhelming. Fear not! Working on one area at a time or working at your own pace is fine. Plus, there are many products that help you keep living spaces orderly and keep clutter at bay.

Here’s a look at 10 organizational products to help you keep your home neat and tidy.

Drawer Dividers

From underwear ...

Curious About Botox? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

In this day and age, everyone has heard of Botox, but do you really know what it is and how it works? More than just a popular treatment for wrinkles, Botox is approved to treat various problems, from sweating to migraines. If you’re curious about the procedure, here’s everything you need to know before reaching out to doctors for treatment.

What is Botox?

Botox is the most ...

The Best U.S. Trips to Take During the Holiday Season

While some may agree that there’s “no place like home for the holidays,” for others, Christmastime means vacation time. If you’re thinking about heading out of town for the holidays, here are seven destinations to put on your list. 

Best Places to Visit in November

Montpellier, Vermont. From the changing colors of the leaves to the mouth-watering smell of ...

Letter: Union County Government Giving ‘Unheard Of’ Raises To Top Admins, He Says

November 20, 2021

Editor's Note: This letter was sent to the clerks of the 21 municipalities in Union County for distribution to the local governing bodies.

Dear Governing body,

I must bring to your attention an abusive ordinance 835-2021 that was introduced by the Union County Commissioners in their Nov. 4 meeting and are to vote on it in their Thursday, Dec. 2, meeting at 5:30 p.m.