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Help Plant a Monarch Meadow in Cranford


CRANFORD, NJ - “Monarch Meadow in Cranford” Saturday May 7, 9am -Noon Plant wildflower seeds in Roosevelt Park to foster habitat for Monarch Butterflies What: A diverse wildflower habitat for Monarch (and other) butterflies, birds, bees, and other pollinators. Educational talk about Monarchs, including live Butterflies and Caterpillars Where: Theodore Roosevelt Park - Pacific Ave. and Orange Ave. in Cranford 07016. Park in asphalt lot across Orange Avenue or along Pacific Ave. Who: Volunteers ! Families welcome ! Co-sponsored by the Cranford Environmental Commission and the Theodore Roosevelt Park Committee. Contributors include Viridian Energy and local merchants When: Saturday May 7th @9am - Noon -Educational talk about Monarch Butterfly migration and habitat to include live butterflies and caterpillars -Volunteers plant seed, step on, cover with salt hay, water -Seed mix composed of diverse, native wildflower species (to serve as pollinator host plants, nectar sources, and protective habitat), including: Three varieties of milkweed favored by Monarchs (common, swamp, and butterfly weed), cardinal flower, lobelia, spicebush, sweet pepperbush, Indian blanket, joe-pye weed, purple coneflower, bee balm, asters. -Coffee, Juice, Bagels, Pastries provided Contact me with RSVP by Wednesday May 4, or questions Don Jones Cranford Environmental Commission cell 908.531.1039 donjones258@gmail.com

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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 ...

Dr. Ombrello Honored by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Cranford Chapter

April 26, 2018

CRANFORD - Senior Professor of Biology Dr. Thomas Ombrello was recently acknowledged by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Crane’s Ford Chapter of Cranford, with the National DAR Conservation Medal Award for his work on the Historic Tree Grove at the College’s Cranford campus. Dr. Ombrello received the award on Apr. 14 at a ceremony held in the Cranford Community ...

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 ...