Cranford Top Stories

May 11, 2021

CRANFORD - Despite a heavy push by Deputy Mayor Brian Andrews, it looks like residents will be waiting until 2022 for Cranford fireworks.  Citing COVID-19 concerns such as social distancing, mask wearing, and the 500-person outdoor gathering limit, the Cranford Township Committee appear on their ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Board of Education on Monday named Roseann Walker as the new Director of Human Resources. She will step into her new role in July.  Walker earned her Bachelor of Elementary Education and her Masters in Administration and Supervision from Kean University. She also obtained ...

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CRANFORD - Township officials assisted Maximiliano Galindo, owner of Inklightened Tattoo & Piercing (13 Miln Street), cut the ribbon outside his newly-opened tattoo shop. While Galindo is new to Cranford, he is no stranger to the tattoo game. Inklightened operated for nine years in ...

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CRANFORD - Missed this past week's top stories? Catch up here.  Girls Lacrosse: Cranford Hands Villa Walsh First Loss of Season, Jump to 2nd Place Cranford's Will Fries Selected by Colts in NFL Draft, Thanks Community for Support Cranford Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography ...

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CRANFORD - Congratulations to this week's Vinny's Pizza & Pasta Cranford Senior Athletes of the Week: Delaney Bertrand and Christian Hulse. Bertrand leads the girls lacrosse team in goals with 20 to go along with five assists this season. This past week, she scored four goals in Cranford's ...

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CRANFORD - Catch up on this week's top stories and find out what's going on next week with Bernie Wagenblast of Cranford Radio.    

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CRANFORD - 13 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Cranford since April 28, a large drop from last week's 45 new cases.  The 16 new positives bring Cranford's total to 1,485 since the first reported case on March 17, 2020. With no new fatalities, the total remains at 111. Of the ...

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CRANFORD - A partial closure of the eastern section of Lenape Park will happen in June due to repairing the dam, The Union County Board of Commissioners and the Union County Parks Department announced jointly on Tuesday. The purpose of the dam is to regulate the flow of water into Cranford ...

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CRANFORD - Joseph Hinksmon, 41, of Cranford admitted on Tuesday to receiving images of child sexual abuse, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court, from July 10, 2019 through July 24, 2019, Hinksmon accessed the ...

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CRANFORD - From PAL to the NFL - Cranford's Will Fries is headed to the NFL following his selection to the Indianapolis Colts at No. 248 overall.  Fries began playing football in sixth grade on the Cranford Police Athletic League (PAL) team, and went on to dominate in high school before playing ...

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CRANFORD - Delaney Bertrand and Karena Andreassen combined for seven goals to lead Cranford to a 13-8 victory over Villa Walsh. Villa Walsh entered Monday's game undefeated, and Cranford head coach Jay Roussey was well aware of what his team needed to do to end their opponent's ...

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CRANFORD - Missed this past week's top stories? Catch up here. Westfield Looks to Expand County Bow Hunt on Clark, Cranford Border U.S. News & World Report: Cranford HS Drops in NJ & Nat’l Standings COVID-19 Vaccination Program for Homebound Residents in Cranford Begins ...

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CRANFORD - A super slime event helped inspire the families of Brookside Place School (BPS) and the rest of Cranford to raise more than $16,500 for the America Heart Association. This is the second year that the Brookside community has participated in the Kids Heart Challenge, a campaign that ...

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CRANFORD - Congratulations to this week's Vinny's Pizza & Pasta Cranford Senior Athletes of the Week: Ava Manfra and Jake Chapman. Manfra plays center field for the Cranford softball team that currently has a record of 5-2. On the year, she has four hits (two doubles), an RBI, six runs ...

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CRANFORD - It's been quite a week for Cranford resident and Millburn head baseball coach Brian Chapman. On Thursday, the 11th-year head coach of the Millers reached his 200th career victory with a 3-2 decison over West Essex. That came 24 hours after his son, sophomore Matt Chapman, picked up ...

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CRANFORD - Catch up on this week's top stories and find out what's going on next week with Bernie Wagenblast of Cranford Radio.  

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CRANFORD - Despite the success of last year's pedestrian plaza on Eastman Street, there is no guarantee of its return. The uncertainty stems from the state needing to approve street closures within 50 feet of a state highway, in this case North Avenue (Route 28). But Cranford isn't giving up ...

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CRANFORD - The Township of Cranford will receive $90,000 from the county to go towards its 2021 Resurfacing Project. The money comes from the Seventh Annual Union County Infrastructure Grant Program. Cranford's 2021 Resurfacing Project has an anticipated total price tag of $1,608,400, and ...

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CRANFORD - 16 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Cranford since April 21, a large drop from last week's 45 new cases.  The 16 new positives bring Cranford's total to 1,472 since the first reported case on March 17, 2020. With no new fatalities, the total remains at 111. Of the ...

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CRANFORD - The Union County Board of Commissioners announced on Tuesday the beginning of its Homebound Vaccination Program in an effort to vaccinate its residents who are unable to leave their homes. According to the release, the program will be administered through the County’s Human Services ...

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CRANFORD - Cranford High School, with an overall score of 89.41/100, moved down in its national and NJ standings in U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of “Best High Schools.” The ranking released Tuesday puts Cranford High School at #1,891 in the national standings, a drop of 616 places ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Town officials hope to expand an annual deer hunt to include a wooded area of Ward 3, something that two years ago proved controversial because of the land’s proximity to homes. Last week, the town council requested that Union County “explore and investigate” launching its deer ...

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CRANFORD - Missed this past week's top stories? Catch up here. Cranford Municipal Offices and Community Center Reopen to the Public MWT Builders Moves Into New Cranford Location Cranford “Stand Down” To Offer Services To Combat Homelessness for Veterans on April 21 Baseball: Silva Goes ...

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CRANFORD - Congratulations to this week's Vinny's Pizza & Pasta Cranford Senior Athletes of the Week: Mia Markase and Rob Salvatore. Markase is in her final season on the softball team, which is off to a 3-0 start. She drove in the game-winning run in the season opener against Summit in ...

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CRANFORD - Catch up on this week's top stories and find out what's going on next week with Bernie Wagenblast of Cranford Radio.     

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CRANFORD - Police reported black bear sightings early Friday morning. In the 9:41 a.m. Nixle alert, police said multiple sightings of a black bear in the area of Nomahegan Park were reported. "Residents are advised to not approach the animal and be mindful of pets," police said. "Police units ...

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CRANFORD - The Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents that Union County’s free scrap metal recycling drop-off program continues in May. A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances, to gutters and sheds, will be accepted at two countywide collection sites in ...

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CRANFORD - 45 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one new death has been reported in Cranford since April 14, according to the Township of Cranford. Currently, there are 68 active cases in town. The 45 new positives bring Cranford's total to 1,456 since the first reported case on March 17, ...

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CRANFORD - Rob Salvatore tossed a five-inning two-hitter as Cranford, No. 1 in the NJ.com Top 20, shutout Summit, 10-0, in the season-opener on Tuesday.  Salvatore, who tossed a six-inning three-hitter in Cranford's North Region Last Dance World Series Championship victory over Bergen Catholic ...

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CRANFORD - The “Stand Down” initiative to help veterans who are homeless or are at-risk will continue with a free event in Cranford on Wednesday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Whether veterans are looking for help with permanent and transitional housing, education, employment, health care, ...

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