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DVD on Cranford’s History and Architecture – A Journey Through Time


CRANFORD, NJ - The Cranford Historical Preservation Advisory Board is proud to present “Cranford’s History and Architecture – A Journey Through Time”.  The hour-long DVD highlights the character of Cranford, with examples of the rich variety of building styles that grace our neighborhoods, and reviews Cranford’s developers and development, both architecturally and socially.

The video was inspired by “An Architectural Tour of Cranford” which was written and produced in 1989 by David Holden. Bill King, member of the Historical Preservation Advisory Board, who produced and directed the new video, said “David’s film has been seen and appreciated by thousands of Cranford residents over the years.  We felt it was time to update it and add a bit of history to supplement the descriptions of the architecture.”

Maureen Strazdon, Chair of the Historical Preservation Advisory Board, said “The striking thing is the number of buildings that Mr Holden talked about that are no longer around, that we have lost in the last 25 years.  It really emphasizes the need to preserve our buildings and our past.”

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The DVD is available at several stores in Downtown Cranford including The Artist Framer on North Avenue, and Periwinkle’s and Simply on Union Avenue North.  You can also purchase it online using PayPal at our website –  A form for mail orders is also available on our website. 

The mission of the of the Cranford Historic Preservation Advisory Board (HPAB), a Township Committee created in 1993,  is to aid in the preservation of Cranford's architectural  heritage through documentation of  significant structures, education of the public as to the value of preservation, and advice  to the Township on laws and activities impacting preservation. Through HPAB, Cranford joins the hundreds of communities that have taken action to preserve their distinctive historical charm. 

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May 24, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - A rainbow flag will fly for the first time at the Union County Courthouse in recognition of June as LGBTQ Pride Month.

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced they are holding a public Pride Flag Raising Ceremony for Monday, June 4 at 1 p.m. on the steps of the historic Union County Courthouse on Broad Street in Elizabeth.

“Raising the rainbow flag ...

Vehicular Homicide Charges for Driver of Paramus School Bus

May 24, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a crash on Route 80 last week that killed two people faces two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide/death by auto, it was announced today.

The driver, Hudy Muldrow, 77, of Woodland Park, attempted to make an illegal U-Turn on the highway in an attempt to find his way to Waterloo Village, the planned destination of the bus that was ...

Union County Clerk Extends Office Hours, June 2nd for Primary Election Voters Using Mail-In Ballots

May 24, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announced that her Main Office in Elizabeth will be open for special hours on Saturday, June 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for voters seeking last-minute mail-in ballots. Ms. Rajoppi’s Annex Office in Westfield will also be open for ballots on June 2 for its regular Saturday hours of 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

“Any voter can use a ...

Cranford Police Blotter: DWI Arrest & More

May 22, 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. 05/17/2018 @ 2012 hrs.

North Avenue East and the Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange

Arrested: Charles McKoy, 19, North Plainfield

Arrested by: Ptl. James ...

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I totally Support Garwood Mayor Lombardo and His Team

May 22, 2018

A lot of people call me the “Voice of Garwood” because I usually have a lot to say. Those who know me know I only say things that I mean and that are truthful. I totally support our current mayor, Charles Lombardo, and his running mates, Jennyfer and Vincent, because I believe in them, and they are truthful. I would appreciate the people of Garwood coming together to re-elect Mayor ...