CRANFORD, NJ – Beginning Dec. 1, Deputy Mayor Mary O'Connor will have an "open door" policy for Cranford residents. O'Connor will welcome residents on the first Tuesday evening of every month to drop in for a chat about how things are going in Cranford and hear their concerns. "Not everyone is comfortable getting up at a public meeting, giving their name and address and addressing the Township Committee,” said O'Connor. "This is just another option people will have to reach out about issues that affect them or their neighborhoods."

The Deputy Mayor's office hours will run from 7-9 p.m., at the Municipal Building and may be expanded going forward. "Over the past two years, the Township Committee has worked hard to get Cranford back on track, tackling large scale issues such as road resurfacing and fiscal accountability. We need to make a greater effort to work on the issues that may impact the quality of life for an individual or a neighborhood", added O'Connor.

This week the Township launched a new website for better delivery of information to residents. Other programs in the works are a series of Town Hall Meetings on Flooding and other capital projects.