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How to Shop Local--The Early 20th Century Way

1903 L. Lehman Co Store Credits: Cranford Historical Society

"How to Shop Local - The Early 20th Century Way" With Cranford Historical Costume Curator Gail Alterman The Cranford Historical Society presents “How to Shop Local—The Early 20th Century Way” with Cranford Historical Society Costume Curator Gail Alterman on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at the Cranford Community Center, 224 Walnut Avenue, Cranford. Program will begin at 7:00pm. Ms. Alterman’s program will focus on the way people shopped - locally - one hundred years ago. What stores and products were available in Cranford and the surrounding area? Where did people shop? By looking at ads from the Cranford Chronicle and other archival sources, we will see how people shopped and what they bought in an age where shopping was done locally and where a trip to a large department store was an excursion. Gail Alterman has a Master’s Degree in Costume History and Design from New York University in conjunction with the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has been a consultant for various historical societies regarding care and storage of costume and textile collections. This presentation is co-sponsored by the Cranford Historical Society and the Cranford Public Library.

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Information on Parking and Traffic for Saturday's 'March for Our Lives' Event

March 24, 2018

UNION, NJ – It is anticipated that several hundred people or more will participate in the Union County March for Our Lives event on Saturday morning in Union.

Students, teachers, parents, clergy and public officials from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall in an anti-gun violence march.

Parking will be available in the following ...

Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ

March 23, 2018

Join us for Five Engaging Films at the Spring Jewish Film Festival

The Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ is pleased to present five films this spring at the Rialto NewVision Theater, 250 East Broad Street in Westfield.  Screenings begin April 10 and run through May 7. All films start at 7:30 p.m.

We begin the spring series with The Testament on Tuesday, April 10. In The Testament, an ...

Cranford Police Blotter: DWI Arrest & More

March 20, 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.  03/14/2018 11:32 a.m. 

North Avenue East at Elizabeth Avenue

Arrested:  Shannen Garbiras, 19, Roselle ...

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Sat, March 24, 10:00 AM

Burent Middle School , Union

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Trinity Episcopal Church,, Cranford

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'Trying' explores age, youth and points of history in poignant production

‘Trying’ explores youth, age and points of history in poignant production

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The George Street Playhouse presents an engrossing, two-character play based on the real life of Francis Biddle, former Attorney General.

Biddle, a Harvard educated lawyer, served under Franklin Roosevelt and later Harry Truman during the Nuremberg Tribunal. His ...