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BOYS LACROSSE: Cranford Defeats MKA, Takes Sole Possession of 1st Place in Kimber Division

April 24, 2019

CRANFORD - When the schedule for the Cranford boys lacrosse season came out, head coach Al Reinoso saw a particular string of games that he knew would be challenging. 

That section of the schedule has officially passed. The result? Cranford is undefeated (10-0) and sits in first place of the NJILL - Kimber (3-0).

Cole Blazek, Nate Caldwell, and Conor Halpin each scored two goals ...

Baseball: Building Momentum, Scotch Plains-Fanwood Tames Cougars, 7-6

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD — After a week-long skid, Scotch Plains-Fanwood is back on track. 

The Raiders snapped a five-game losing streak Wednesday with a dramatic win over Bridgewater-Raritan, and continued that momentum into Thursday against the best team in Union County. Scotch Plains-Fanwood scored seven runs in the first four innings and held on by the skin of its teeth, 7-6, ...

BOYS LACROSSE: Cranford Defeats Newark Academy, Remain Undefeated

CRANFORD - A four-goal performance by sophomore Nate Caldwell helped Cranford remain undefeated (8-0) with an 11-7 victory over NJILL - Kimber rival, Newark Academy, on Wednesday.

Caldwell tied things up 3-3 midway through the second quarter on a pass from Michael Kalnins. It was the start of Caldwell's three-goal quarter, with his final coming with just 3.2 seconds left after ...

Cranford Police Blotter: Tampering, Shoplifting, and DWI Charges

April 25, 2019

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. 04/16/2019 @ 10:37 a.m.

North Avenue East and Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange

Arrested: Jonathan Baer, 26, Edison

Arrested by: Det. Robert ...

Cranford Police Department to Host Operation Take Back With DEA

CRANFORD - On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Cranford Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 17th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Bring your pills for disposal to the Cranford Police Department at 8 ...

Cranford Police Blotter: 2 a.m. DWI and Two Heroin 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. 04/11/2019 @ 7:20 p.m.

North Avenue East and Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange

Arrested: Christian McCarthy, 26, Barnegat

Arrested by: Ptl. Matthew ...

Cranford Receives $92,500 Infrastructure Grant

April 20, 2019

CRANFORD - The Union County Freeholders awarded approximately 1.5 million dollars between the 21 Union County municipalities to assist funding projects aimed at spurring economic development growth and providing indirect tax relief as part of its fifth annual Union County Infrastructure Grant program.

Cranford received $92,500 to assist its paving program, and Mayor Patrick Giblin ...

Edison Heating and Cooling: Check and Replace Cooling Units Before the Hot Days of Summer Hit

April 12, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Signs of spring are slowly showing up throughout the area with the hot and humid days of summer just around the corner, making now the perfect time of year to have home and business cooling units checked and, if necessary, replaced. 

“Efficiency is so important; air conditioning units should be checked prior to the summer months and systems that are over ...

Johnny Bush Plays 108 Holes in a Single Day, Raises Close to 20k for Shining Stars Network

April 15, 2019

CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford senior and Campbell-bound Johnny Bush had an idea, implemented it, and gave back to the community in a huge way this past Monday.

Teeing off at 8 a.m., Bush played an incredible 108 holes (an amazing six rounds in a single day) over the next 11 ½ hours in the inaugural Shining Stars Network Golf-A-Thon at Shackamaxon Golf Club in Scotch ...

Nonprofit icon Sid Blanchard honored for 40 years of service

ELIZABETH, NJ - Sid Blanchard, a pioneering icon in New Jersey’s human services sector for four decades, was honored April 4 at the annual Awards Dinner of the nonprofit he founded in 1979, Community Access Unlimited (CAU).

An audience of more than 400 people with disabilities, staff members and business and government leaders heard a stream of stories of Blanchard’s compassion and ...

NJ to Lower Flags for Westfield High School Principal Who Died in Selfless Act

WESTFIELD, NJ – Across the state, flags will fly at half-staff on Monday in honor of the Westfield High School Principal, who died from complications that followed his donation of bone marrow to a boy in France.

Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered the flags lowered in honor of Dr. Derrick Nelson, 44. The community has been mourning Dr. Nelson’s loss since his passing on April ...

Tap Water Smell Like Chlorine in Cranford? Why, When it Will End

April 19, 2019

CRANFORD - If you noticed your tap water smelled a bit like a trip to the town pool for the past two months, you weren’t imagining it.

New Jersey American Water, which supplies water to customers in the town, this week announced it had changed its treatment process to one using “free chlorine residual” so it could perform annual maintenance.

“Some customers may ...

Zoning Board Hears Application for Gas Station/Dunkin' Drive-Thru on South Ave.

April 23, 2019

CRANFORD - On Monday, the Cranford Zoning Board heard an application to redevelop an abandoned gas station at 49 South Avenue West.

The applicant is proposing a three-pump Shell gas station and a drive-thru Dunkin' restaurant. The building would be approximately 1,000 square feet wih no indoor or outdoor seating, but there would be a counter inside for walk-ins along with the ...

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Lyft Driver Found on Westfield Avenue in Clark After Being Stabbed

April 24, 2019

CLARK, NJ - A 47-year-old Lyft driver was discovered lying in the middle of Westfield Avenue shortly after 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday bleeding from stab wounds and lacerations to his head, face and neck according to Clark Police.   A 20-year-old female was found nearby with stab wounds and cuts on her face and head too. 

According to Police Chief Pedro Matos the driver picked up the ...

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Set for 12th Annual Race for the Cure

April 25, 2019

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Susan G. Komen North Jersey is gearing up for its 12th Annual Race for the Cure at Liberty State Park on May 5.

The money raised at this event will fund life-saving breast health and breast cancer programs in nine North Jersey counties, as well as breakthrough national research programs searching for the causes and cures to put an end to breast cancer.

Jersey City ...

Ghost Hawk is the First Craft Brewery in Passaic County

April 21, 2019

This story first ran on TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Woodridge/Terterboro.

The line began forming over an hour before the official ribbon cutting and grand opening. And by the time the doors officially opened Saturday afternoon, more 100 beer lovers were on line, around the corner and down the sidewalk for Passaic County's first craft brewery.

Ghost Hawk Brewing Company ...

What Do the Letters After A Financial Advisor’s Name Mean?

Professionals in many industries tout their education and professional experience as a way to demonstrate their expertise and set themselves apart. The financial industry is a prime example, with almost 200 professional credentials advisors can obtain to sharpen their ability to serve clients well. If you are searching for a financial advisor and seeking clarity on what the acronyms after each ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Celebrate Earth Day

April 25, 2019

EDISON, NJ --  Lower School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison led a daylong celebration of Earth Day on the W+H campus on April 23. The day was inspired by Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg and Lower School students and teachers dressed down in blue and yellow in honor of Sweden’s flag colors.

The day began with an assembly in the Berry Performing Arts ...

Westfield Area YMCA to Host Job Fair May 7

The Westfield Area YMCA is hosting a job fair on Tuesday, May 7, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Robert and Virginia Bauer Branch, 422 East Broad St., in Westfield.

Interested participants will have the opportunity to meet with Human Resources Representatives and Program Directors to learn about exciting part-time opportunities in sports, aquatics, before care, aftercare and childcare, ...

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'Benny and Joon' Exudes Quirky Charm

‘Benny and Joon’ exudes quirky charm at Paper Mill

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – You know you’re in for something different when Sam, in a dated black suit and hat, stands on the stage alone. Then a tiny train moves by and he gets on, with suitcase in hand.

We’re off to “Benny and Joon,” the musica which has its east coast premiere at Paper ...

Letter: Cell Tower at College Would Hit Union County Taxpayers in the Wallet

April 25, 2019

The writer has submitted numerous requests under the state's Open Public Records Act to Union County College.

Envision lovely homes and streets filled with children riding bikes and playing in their front yards. Nomehegan Park, Dreyer Farms and Union County College (UCC) are all nestled in the midst of this bucolic New Jersey neighborhood.  But start chatting with the neighbors, ...