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Advanced Financial FCU is celebrating 50 years in Business

Alan Feigenbaum, CEO  ( on the Left ) Paul Aszklar and Tracy Aszkalr ( on the right )

On April 23rd ,2015 Advanced Financial FCU had our first open house in

our Cranford branch  to Celebrate 50 years in business. We were formed

in 1965 by Bell Labs employees at their  Murray Hill facility . Back then

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we were only open to Bell Labs employees who felt the need for a Credit

Union to help them save money or borrow a little cash .ŠNow after 50

years we are open to the public. Anyone who lives , works or worships

in Union County is able to join Advanced Financial.  We went from only

a tiny small branch to five full branches that provide all our member's

banking needs .

We also welcomed our New Board member Paul Aszklar . Paul had been a

member of Advanced Financial Since 1999 He is a resident of Cranford

where  has lived for 16 years with his wife and two sons.

Paul worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield where he established  his

relationship with Advanced Financial.

For the past five years Paul has worked at Kistler Tiffany as a

Benefits Consultant , managing their Wall township office .

We look forward to having Paul on the  Board.

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Cranford H.S. Athletes of the Week: Anna Horne & Phil Marotta

April 17, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ - Due to impressive performances as goalies for varsity lacrosse, Anna Horne and Phil Marotta are Cranford High School's Athletes of the Week.

Horne, a junior, has 408 career saves. Her current total for the season is 84 saves as she helped lead the Cougars to victory in games against Montville and Governor Livingston.

"I like the team dynamic of lacrosse," ...

Northside Kitchen Wins ‘Best Bite’ at Westfield’s Sandwichfest

April 22, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Northside Kitchen’s fried chicken sandwich beat sandwiches from nine other local restaurants to win “Best Bite” by popular vote at Sandwichfest Sunday. Northside Kitchen is located at 760 Prospect St. in Westfield.

More than 400 ticket holders each had a chance to taste 10 sandwiches and vote for their favorite, according to Rory Chadwick, one of ...

Union County Interfaith Coordinating Council hosts Know Your Neighbor Event in Rahway

April 25, 2018

Recognizing the great divide that exists in the nation today, including fear of those who do not look like us, the Union County Interfaith Coordinating Council recently held a Know Your Neighbor event to foster greater familiarity of and friendship with others within the community. The event was held at the Rahway Family Success Center at JFK Community Center in Rahway.

The Know Your Neighbor ...

Cranford Police Blotter: Marijuana-Related Arrests

April 24, 2018

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. 04/19/2018 6:13 p.m.

Raritan Road and Coleman Avenue 

Arrested: Rahman Daley, 22, Brooklyn NY 

Arrested by: Ptl. Daniel ...

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse


MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 22, 2018

After Bruce Patrson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting freeholder I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered. A the the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union County I conclude ...