Cranford Top Stories

March 23, 2019

CRANFORD - Cranford High School is offering a new opportunity for students: to play with dogs and puppies during lunch to reduce school-induced stress. Certified therapy dogs are brought in to the high school by their owners to sit and play with students a few times a month. Laurie DiRusso, a ...

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CRANFORD - At Wednesday's Planning Board meeting, Cranford Public Schools' Superintendent, Dr. Scott Rubin, and demographer, Ross Haber, spoke on the potential impact the application for 750 Walnut Avenue could have on the school system. Through the use of a more "micro-study" rather than a ...

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CRANFORD - Catch up on this week's top stories with Bernie Wagenblast of Cranford Radio.   

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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. 03/13/2019 @ 10:03 p.m. Raritan Road and Coleman ...

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CRANFORD - Campbell-bound senior Johnny Bush headlines a senior-laden class of eight for the Cranford boys golf team as the season gets in full swing Tuesday, April 1 against Union Catholic. Cranford begins its 2019 campaign coming off a very successful 15-3 season a year ago as it posted a ...

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CRANFORD - On March 1 of 2017, Donna Slevin joined the Cranford community when she opened the doors of Kick Glass Art Studio on South Avenue. Kick Glass Art Studio is a unique, creative glass art space. Slevin's love for glass began while sitting in church looking at the light reflecting through ...

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CRANFORD - Homefirst Interfaith Housing and Family Services will host its annual Evening of Thanks on Wednesday, April 10 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains to honor the contributions of four community philanthropists. This year’s honorees are: 1.  Benjamin ...

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CRANFORD - Bernie Wagenblast of Cranford Radio conducted an interview with Cranford Township Committee member and Commissioner of Public Works and Engineering, Jean-Albert Maisonneuve. Maisonneuve has served on the Cranford Township Committee since January 2018. Like each of the members of the ...

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CRANFORD –The Union County College Women’s Basketball Team is heading to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship Tournament from March 19 to 23, 2019 in Harrison, Arkansas. On March 10, the team competed in the NJCAA Women’s ...

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CRANFORD - Missed this week's top stories? Catch up here.  Raritan Valley Rail Coalition to Present Updates on Gateway Project Mrs. Gormely Named Walnut Avenue Teacher of the Year CHS Athlete of the Week: Catarina Guimaraes Cranford Police Blotter: Business Charged With Selling ...

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UNION, NJ - As the sun played hide and seek with the clouds on Saturday, the The 2019 Union County St. Patrick's Day ParadeThe 2019 Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade marched down Morris and Stuyvesant Avenues — in step with Irish tradition and community spirit. Thousands of visitors ...

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CRANFORD - The deadline for filing a petition to run in a June Primary Election is Monday, April 1. Candidates who are interested, should contact the Township Clerk, Patricia Donahue, at 908-709-7210 for the Nominating Petition for the June 4th Primary election. Nominating petitions must be ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Freeholders this week disputed allegations that the county manager’s work with a political consulting firm promoting local candidates presents a conflict of interest with his government duties. The freeholders had named Edward Oatman to the position of county ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford High School boys tennis team looks to improve and gain valuable experience as it opens its 2019 campaign at home against neighbor Dayton on Tuesday, April 2. Last season, Dayton swept the season series from Cranford: 4-1 on the road on April 10 and 3-2 at home in the last ...

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CRANFORD - Catch up on this week's top stories with Bernie Wagenblast of Cranford Radio.   

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CRANFORD - Third time was the charm as the Zoning board approved a site plan application that allows WaWa to come to North Avenue East by the Garden State Parkway where Horan Lumber was located. The property being built on contains two lots, one of which is located in Cranford and the other in ...

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CRANFORD - In Union County, nearly 350 households are experiencing homelessness and more than 160 children under the age of 18 are homeless.  Fifty-eight percent of those children are under the age of six. Family Promise of Union County (FPUC), based in Elizabeth, offers emergency shelter and ...

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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. 03/05/2019 @ 10:10 p.m. North Avenue East and Garden State ...

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CRANFORD - Congratulations to this week’s Cranford High School Athlete of the Week, Catarina Guimaraes. Guimaraes is a freshman sprinter on the winter and spring track and field teams who has immediately stepped into a varsity role. She has personal best times of 8.78 seconds in the 55m dash and ...

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CRANFORD - Mrs. Valerie Gormely has been named the Walnut Avenue School Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Gormely has worked for Cranford Public Schools for the last 7 years and has worked with children with exceptional learning needs in a variety of capacities over the last 12 years. She worked as a ...

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CRANFORD - The Raritan Valley Rail Coalition, a rail-advocacy group representing 1.7 million residents in four counties along NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley Rail line, will sponsor a free presentation on the Gateway Project beginning at 7 p.m, Tuesday, March 26th at the Cranford Community ...

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CRANFORD - Missed this week's top stories? Catch up here.  Cranford Resident John Koneski Receives Silver Beaver Award Cranford is Among Top 100 Best Places to Live in NJ, New Ranking Says CHS Athlete of the Week: A.J. Bencivenga Cranford Police Blotter: Erratic Driving on South Avenue ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County residents will have the opportunity to try out new voting machines before the primary election. As reported previously, the county will receive updated election machines in all municipalities this year. It will need to purchase approximately $100,000 worth of ...

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Department-specific budget talks will be held in Kenilworth, Elizabeth and Westfield. ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County government is compiling a spending plan that benefits from the recent closure of the county’s juvenile detention center. The proposal would finance a turf field in Scotch Plains ...

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CRANFORD - Back in July, real estate broker Matt McDonough was brought in on behalf of Hartz Mountain to testify about the current office space market. McDonough during his testimony spoke about the former Bank of America office space at 750 Walnut Avenue sitting dormant since 2012 and there ...

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CRANFORD - Catch up on this week's top stories with Bernie Wagenblast of Cranford Radio.   

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CRANFORD – Dozens of Girl Scouts from Cranford Service Unit 48 gathered on Tuesday evening at the Cranford Municipal Building to be honored by the Cranford Township Council as it issued a proclamation recognizing March 9 – 16 as Girl Scout Week. The proclamation also highlighted the many hours ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — NJ Transit riders and transportation advocacy groups brought a bevy of concerns to NJ Transit leaders who visited the South Avenue train station Wednesday, only to be told there is going to be more discomfort for commuters down the line. The riders, joined by county, state and ...

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CRANFORD - Residents concerned about affordable housing mandates being imposed by the courts had a chance to share their thoughts with Assemblyman Jon Bramnick and Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi. Bramnick, the Republican representative from the 21st district and Schepisi, the Republican ...

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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. 02/26/2019 @ 2:23 p.m.  North Avenue East and Garden State ...

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