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Drew Patterson Commits to Marist College for Soccer

June 18, 2019

CRANFORD - Accompanied by family, friends, and his coaches, Drew Patterson signed his national letter of intent to play soccer at Marist College in New York.

Patterson explained his excitement for his future at the college and what he look's forward to most.

"I'm excited for the competition they play, said Patterson. "They play in a tough conference and ...

CHS Girls Lacrosse and Field Hockey Head Coach to Host Summer Training Camp

CRANFORD - Cranford High School head girls lacrosse and field hockey coach Samantha Berk is once again hosting a one-week summer camp for athletes looking to improve their skills set. 

The camp will be held, rain or shine, on Monday, July 22 through Thursday, July 25 at Memorial Turf Field with two-a-day sessions. The first session will be girls lacrosse from 9 a.m. to ...

19 Cranford High School Seniors to Continue Athletic Careers in College

CRANFORD - Congratulations to all 18 Cranford High School senior athletes that will continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. 


A.J. Bencivenga, wrestling, Kutztown University

Johnny Bush, golf, Campbell University

Michael Carracino, soccer, Gettysburg 

Matt Doran, football, Bentley College

Maddie Garcia, field hockey, Catholic ...

Cranford Police Blotter: Active Warrant Arrest on Centennial Avenue

June 13, 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. 6/06/2019 @ 8:54 a.m. 

South Avenue East

Arrested: Emanuel Gregoriades, 34, Bridgewater

Arrested by: Ptl. Matthew Siessel

Charges: ...

Cranford Police Blotter: DWI Checkpoint Nabs Four, Two for DWI

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. 5/30/2019 @ 8:27 p.m.

North Avenue East

Arrested: Mark Kovatch, 53, Roselle

Arrested by: Det. Robert Jordan

Charges: Possession of Prescription ...

Police Seize Over 15lbs. of Marijuana from Cranford Home

CRANFORD - On Thursday at approximately 12:20 p.m., Patrolman Matthew Siessel conducted a motor vehicle stop at the intersection of Bloomingdale Avenue and Elizabeth Avenue for a view obstruction.

Following an investigation on scene, Ptl. Siessel arrested the driver, Dominque Williams (25 y/o, Bermuda), for suspected marijuana found inside the vehicle. Williams, ...

Can You Help Clark Middle School Award Winner and Cancer Survivor Give Back?

June 5, 2019

CLARK, NJ - Kumpf Middle School student and cancer survivor Jillian Olear is raising money for her team "Jillian's Million Reasons " in Saturday's Valerie Fund Walk and 5K.

In March 2018, Jillian was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after going to the doctor for what she thought was something else entirely. "I am so lucky that my cancer was found early and that ...

Possible Measles Exposure in Cranford

June 10, 2019

CRANFORD - The New Jersey Department of Health is warning residents about a confirmed case of measles in a New York City resident who potentially exposed individuals in Union County on May 30, 2019.  

According to, anyone who visited the AristaCare Health Services Corporate Office, 245 Birchwood Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016 on May 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. may have been ...

Golden Buzzer Time: First Ever 'Atlantic Has Talent' Draws a Crowd

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Showcasing the talents of team members in a fun and entertaining way, Atlantic Health System hosted its first-ever 'Atlantic's Got Talent' event at The College of St. Elizabeth. Twelve finalists treated the audience to vocals, instrumentals, dance performances, an original poetry recitation and stand-up comedy.

First, second and third place winners received ...

74 New Nurses from Across the Area Graduate Trinitas School of Nursing

ELIZABETH, NJ -  Fifteen Elizabeth residents received their nursing diplomas as part of a class of Seventy-four students at the Trinitas School of Nursing 162nd Convocation Ceremony held recently at St. Michael’s Church in Cranford. 

Surrounded by family, friends, and staff that supported their efforts every step of the way, 63 women and 11 men proudly accepted their pins and ...

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2019 Cranford High School Senior Prom Gallery

June 15, 2019

CRANFORD - On Friday, Cranford High School held its Senior Prom at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany. Here is a photo gallery submitted by our viewers. 

2019 Cranford High School Senior Awards Recipients

CRANFORD - On Thursday, June 6, Cranford High School held its annual Senior Awards Ceremony. Here is a full list of the awards and winners. 

Cranford High School Medallions:  Bridget Dineen (valedictorian), Grace DiGiovanni (salutatorian)

Student Government Award for Leadership and Service:  Thomas Gilmartin, Reilly Michie

Four-Year Perfect Attendance ...

Raritan Valley Line Mayors Alliance Urges Commuters to Get Involved

June 17, 2019

RARITAN VALLEY LINE, NJ -- The Raritan Valley Line (RVL) Mayors Alliance is urging NJ TRANSIT commuters to contact New Jersey State Legislators and demand same platform transfers and the restoration of one-seat riders on the rail company's Raritan Valley line. 

The mayors are proposing that NJ TRANSIT should:

Within 6 months restore off-peak direct one-seat rail ...

Upcoming Events


Tue, June 25, 4:00 PM

Vinny's Pizza & Pasta, Cranford

Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta

Food & Drink


Wed, June 26, 6:00 PM

Cranford Recreation Center - Union County Sheriff's Office and Office on Women, Cranford

Free Self Defense Training Offered by the Board ...

Education Government Health & Wellness


Sun, June 30, 11:00 AM

LaGrande Park, Fanwood

Fanwood Summer Fan Jam - Music & Food Truck ...

Arts & Entertainment

New Jersey Date Night: Asbury Park is the Shore Thing

June 15, 2019

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

Summer is (unofficially) here and couples in New Jersey find themselves with the urge to see something experience something new. The yearning to get away is strong, but the desire to keep it close is even stronger.

Luckily for us, taking a road trip is easy in our state. With so many unique towns with so ...

Too Busy to Prioritize Your Finances? Read This.

We’re busier than ever these days. Constant notifications, work travel, kids’ activities and other important tasks are often competing for our immediate attention. Amid our packed schedules, it can be easy to set our finances on autopilot. If you can relate to this feeling, know there are several simple steps you can do in 10 minutes to feel more confident about your finances. The ...

Five Simple Tips to Maintain Positive Cash Flow in Your New Business

When it comes to finances, the difference between success and failure is often the ability to maintain a positive cash flow. We have this goal in our everyday lives: we seek to earn enough to pay the bills each month while saving strategically for long-term investments that will fuel future growth. The same is true for a business. If you are thinking about becoming a small business owner, know ...

Free Family Crisis Handbook for Families with Loved Ones with Disabilities Now Available

June 18, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - A new handbook designed to educate families with loved ones with disabilities, has been released to include information on Advocacy tips, Resources, and more! 

When Donna Icovino watched as her 18-year-old son with autism and bipolar disorder was taken to a state psychiatric institute against her wishes, the long-time advocate for people with disabilities and dual ...

Registration Open For Next School Year For Early Learning Programs at all Westfield Area YMCA Locations

The Westfield Area YMCA offers half day and full day early learning programs that give infants, toddlers, preschoolers and Kindergarteners a safe and healthy place to learn and grow. Children learn foundational skills, develop relationships and build self-reliance. through character development and a structured curriculum.  Classes are registering now for the 2019-20 school year at various ...

Westfield Area YMCA Offers Additional Options For Summer Swim Lessons

Swimming is a great way to be physically active and have a blast all summer, and all year long.

Swimming also motivates children to strive for self-improvement, teaches goal orientation and cultivates a positive mental attitude and high self-esteem. Learning life-saving water safety skills at the earliest ages is crucial.

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

Swashbuckling Reigns with Ken Ludwig’s ‘Three Musketeers’

MADISON, NJ – The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has opened its season with a dashing, madcap version of  Alexander Dumas’s  “The Three Musketeers.” Playwright Ken Ludwig has created a play for today’s audience, with contemporary touches and plenty of action.

The story, set in 1625 in Paris, brings a fourth musketeer into the mix as they challenge ...