Cranford News

November 19, 2018

CRANFORD - Some of Chef Vinny Savinelli’s earliest memories are of the kitchen: Watching, helping, and learning as his father, Domenico, an internationally trained chef, regularly worked his culinary magic. You can say that great food is in Chef Vinny’s blood! “Many of my fondest childhood ...

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CRANFORD - Missed this week's top stories? Catch up here.  Cranford Police Department Recognized For Safe Routes to School 2018 Leaf Collection Program, Christmas Tree Pickup Cranford Police Blotter: Man on Bicycle Arrested for Drug Possession Cranford Police Department Awarded 2018 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ever wanted to own your own amusement park like Michael Jackson? Now you can, and your don't have to wait on line for tickets! Bowcraft, the scene of countless local children's birthday parties and decades of summer fun in Union County, has closed forever, but thanks to an ...

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KENILWORTH - Tucked around a cozy corner just off the Boulevard in downtown Kenilworth lies a place that lives to meet all of your quality food and beverage needs Ava’s Kitchen & Bar features a wood-burning brick oven that churns out thin crackly-crusted pizzas with a flavor and texture that ...

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CRANFORD - Catch up on this week's top stories with Bernie Wagenblast of Cranford Radio.   

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CRANFORD - Wednesday morning, one of the top high school golfers in state, Johnny Bush, signed his national letter of intent to play at Campbell University in North Carolina. "It's a top golf program," said Bush of his decision to sign with Campbell University. "It's top 50 in the county for ...

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CRANFORD - As the first snow starts to fall in the Cranford area today, a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Eastern Union County towns. According to the Nation Weather Service in NY, wet snow is expected with snowfall rates of 1 inch per hour possible and winds gusting as high as 45 ...

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CRANFORD - Accompanied by family, friends, and her coaches, Mackenzie Butler signed her national letter of intent to play at Lynn University in Florida.  "I was really interested in their soccer program, and I also want to study early education," said Butler of her decision to sign with Lynn ...

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CRANFORD - On November 1, 2018 the Cranford Police Department was the recipient of the AAA Northeast 2018 Pedestrian Safety Commendation awarded for achieving zero pedestrian fatalities in 2017.  Detective Lieutenant Edward Davenport and Detective Sergeant Eugene Perrotta were on hand to accept ...

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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. 11/07/2018 @ 9:49 a.m. Walnut Avenue and Lenhome ...

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CRANFORD - Fall is fully upon us which means it's time to rake the leaves. Here are some guidelines to follow: 1. Rake leaves to the gutter line on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday before your scheduled pickup. Once your street is picked up, DO NOT rake anymore leaves into the street. 2. It ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department was presented with the Silver Level Recognition for New Jersey Safe Routes to School by EZ Ride at their 35th Anniversary & Annual Recognition Event.  Annually, EZ Ride recognizes and honors the deserving individuals, municipalities, and corporations ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Help is needed! Learn how you can help save a life. Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry Drive - sponsored by BetheMatch.org will be held at 11 a.m. this Wednesday, November 14, at the Trinitas Regional Medical Center Café, located at 255 Williamson St., ...

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CRANFORD - Missed this week's top stories? Catch up here.  FOOTBALL: Schork Steps Up in Shriner's Absence, Sends Cranford to Semifinals Caring Contact Trains Cranford Library Staff in Mental Health First Aid Cranford Police Participating in No-Shave November GIRLS SOCCER: Hat Trick by ...

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CRANFORD - After weeks of voting, Cranford has won the NJ.com Best Downtown in NJ.  Cranford was named a top 5 finalist along with Westfield, Cape May, Morristown, and Somerville before winning the final round with 30% of the vote.  NJ.com saluted Cranford's eateries such as Breadsmith, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Project SEARCH program at Overlook Medical Center which, since launching in 2016, has seen 15 out of 18 interns securing competitive employment in the community, will be hosting an open house event for prospective students and families on December 12, from 7 - 8:30 p.m., at the ...

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CRANFORD - In a report obtained by TAPinto Cranford from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, some disturbing details on the arrest of Orange Avenue School faculty member Matthew Acosta, 33, of Kenilworth, have been released.  Certain portions have been partially redacted to omit personal ...

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CRANFORD - On Thursday afternoon, Mark Spivey, the Director of Communications for the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, released a statement on Matthew Acosta, a faculty member of Orange Avenue School who was arrested last Friday.  "State Superior Court Judge Daniel R. Lindemann today granted ...

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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. 10/30/2018 @ 9:37 a.m. Garden State Parkway 137 ...

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CRANFORD - Congratulations to Mayor Thomas Hannen on retaining his Township Committee seat.  According to unofficial results from the Union County Clerk, Hannen (D) defeated Richard Buontempo (R) 5,861 to 3,793.  “It was a great night for democracy with turnout exceeding 63%,“ Hannen said. “I ...

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CRANFORD - Friday's quarterfinal round performance against Mendham was ugly. The weather for Tuesday's semifinal round game was even uglier. Regardless, the Cranford girls soccer team is heading to the sectional finals.  Lauren Williamson recorded a hat trick to help power second-seeded Cranford ...

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CRANFORD - Members of the Cranford Police Department, ranging from the rank of Captain to Communications Officer, are participating in Cranford PBA Local 52’s No-Shave November. From November 1st through November 30th, Officers and Civilian employees will be putting down their razors in an effort ...

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CRANFORD - On October 12th and 19th, the Cranford Public Library closed its doors from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to train its staff in Mental Health First Aid. The Library partnered with Caring Contact to conduct the training. Public libraries are “open spaces” where all individuals are welcome, ...

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CRANFORD - The versatility of Rob Schork was on display once again on Friday night for the Cranford Cougars football team.  Early in the game, Cranford starting running back Jimmy Shriner exited due to injury and didn't return. The Cougars are deep at running back with the combination of ...

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CRANFORD - Missed this week's top stories? Catch up here.  Four Cranford Cops Designated Safety Specialists Marijuana Stores in Cranford? Township Committee is Discussing It Cranford Police Blotter: Driver Arrested For Possession of Chrystal Meth New Playground at Lincoln School Donated ...

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CRANFORD - "Ugly, but we found a way," were the exact words of Cranford girls soccer head coach Andrew Gagliardo after Friday afternoon's victory.  Maggie Murray and Lauren Williamson each scored a goal to lead second-seeded Cranford past seventh-seeded Mendham, 2-1, in the quarterfinal round of ...

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CLARK, NJ - A shoplifting incident at Marshall's went awry on Tuesday night when two suspects accused of cutting security tags off merchandise were approached by security personnel in the store around 5 p.m.    According to Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos, a female suspect pushed passed security ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Andrew Calcagno of Flatiron Realty LLC, the new property owner of 50-52 Elm Street in Downtown Westfield — where Castle Bootery is located — said he was surprised to learn in an email announcement Friday that the 70-year-old children’s shoe store would close at the end ...

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CRANFORD - On Friday, November 2nd, the Cranford Police Department was alerted to an incident involving a threat made by a faculty member of Orange Avenue School. Following an investigation by members of the Cranford Police Department, Matthew Acosta, 33, of Kenilworth was charged with one count of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A children's shoe store has lost its foothold in on Elm Street. The Castle Bootery announced Friday it is leaving its location at 52 Elm St., after about 70 years in Downtown Westfield. The announcement said the retailer lost its lease and will be closing on Dec. 30. Eric ...

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