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Cranford Lacrosse Opens Registration for 2016 with Expanded Prorgam

Boys and girls from 1st-8th grade can play the fast-moving team sport of lacrosse through the Cranford Lacrosse Club. Registration is open now. Credits: Bryant Karant
Girls and boys from 1st-8th grade can learn the fast-moving game of lacrosse with the Cranford Lacrosse Club. Credits: Susan Leahy

CRANFORD, NJ - Registration is now open for the 2016 spring season of lacrosse—one of the fastest growing youth sports in the country.

This year, the Cranford Lacrosse Club is excited to announce an expanded program for first grade boys and first and second grade girls.  Players will have an opportunity to learn the sport of lacrosse in a fun environment.  This affordable, in-town league will offer one weekly session from April through the end of May. During each one and a half hour session, players will gain individual and team skills in environment that will include training followed by a small-sided game on a shortened field. For the girls, the rookie league requires a girls lacrosse stick, mouthpiece and eye guard. Boys must have a boys lacrosse stick, helmet, mouthpiece, shoulder pads, glove and arm pads.

This new in-twon rec league also presents a great opportunity for parents/guardians who are new to the sport to gain more knowledge as “rookie” coaches who can help out with drills and oversee games. You can sign up for this when you register your child.

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For children in higher grades (2nd-8th for boys and 3rd-8th for girls), Cranford Lacrosse Club offers teams that compete against other towns in the surrounding area as well as in one or two tournaments per season.

To participate, all players must have a valid US Lacrosse number, which can be obtained by joining US Lacrosse at or through the Cranford Lacrosse Club’s online registration process,

The Cranford Lacrosse Club is a non-profit, all volunteer organization established to introduce the youth of Cranford to the great sport of lacrosse, providing instruction and the opportunity to play against other teams and prepare our athletes for high school lacrosse.  The Cranford Lacrosse Club welcomes and encourages multi-sport athletes. 

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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," ...

Countywide Free Scrap Metal Recycling Event to be Held in Rahway and Cranford

April 12, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - A free Countywide scrap metal recycling event is scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 21 in Rahway and Cranford.  

A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, are included in the program, according to a press release from the county.

“This countywide program helps to fill a service gap in some Union County ...

Cranford Education Association Contributes to Project Graduation

April 19, 2018

Richard Hurley, President of the Cranford Education Association (CEA) presents Catherine Ducusin, Cranford High School Project Graduation chairperson, with a check for $2500.  

Project Graduation is a supervised celebration for graduating high school students.

The donation is made possible through a grant program sponsored by the New Jersey Education Association.  The ...

Cranford Police Blotter: DWI Arrest & More

April 17, 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. 04/10/2018 10:11 a.m.

North Avenue East and the Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange

Arrested: Manuel Ramos, 20, Newark

Arrested by: Ptl. Thomas ...

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It must be election season in Garwood

April 17, 2018

It must be election season in Garwood, because we have the inevitable "spin" of Bruce Paterson making its appearance on the editorial page.  I will respond, point by point, with actual facts, to last week’s letter.  


Sara Todisco is an elected member of the so called “insider committee” elected every two years by registered Garwood Democrats ...