Cranford Top Stories

June 4, 2020

CRANFORD - In a video published on his Twitter page, former head coach in the college and professional ranks and ESPN broadcaster, Dick Vitale, paid tribute to Will DeGregorio, an 11-year old from Cranford who lost his battle with cancer this past week. Vitale said: "I was so saddened and ...

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CRANFORD - As protests are erupting all over the nation in response to the murder of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement extended into Cranford on Tuesday as Union County residents gathered for a peaceful protest in Nomahegan Park. An estimated 2,000 people attended, ranging from ...

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CRANFORD - Walnut Avenue School (WAS) has announced that Annette Ritzer has been selected as the 2019-2020 Educator of the Year. Mrs. Ritzer is a second grade teacher at Walnut Avenue School, and has been an educator for 32 years. She has made the learning environment in her second grade ...

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CRANFORD - Union County Freeholders Angela R. Garretsonn, Bette Jane Kowalski, and Chris Hudak delivered 4,000 masks to Cranford this past Thursday as part of the “Mask Up UC” initiative. “Mask Up UC” is a County-wide public safety campaign to encourage all County residents to wear face masks ...

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CRANFORD - Chief Ryan Greco of the Cranford Police Department put out a message to the community Monday morning to condemn the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week.  Chief Greco's message read: The events that led up to the death of Mr. Floyd and the complete lack of regard for ...

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CRANFORD - Missed this past week's top stories? Catch up here. Girl Scouts of Cranford Honor Veterans Lori Talbot Named Hillside Avenue School 2019-2020 Educator of the Year Cranford Residents Warned of Contact Tracer Scams Four Arrested, One Wanted After Car Chase Out of Cranford ...

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CRANFORD – The Girl Scouts of Cranford (Service Unit 48) announced that it has been awarded the President’s Award by the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Council. According to the release, the President’s Award recognizes the efforts of a service-delivery team whose exemplary service in support ...

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CRANFORD - Bloomingdale Avenue School (BAS) has announced that Diane Cruz has been selected as the 2019-2020 Educator of the Year. Mrs. Diane Cruz is a first grade teacher at Bloomingdale Avenue School, where she has worked at for over 14 years. Prior to arriving at BAS, she taught for three ...

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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 - Cranford's COVID-19 totals as of Thursday stood at 466 confirmed positive cases and 90 fatalities, according to the Township of Cranford newsletter.  77 of the 90 deaths have come from residents living in long-term care facilities, and 13 from residents living in the community.  To ...

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CRANFORD - The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that Independence Day fireworks scheduled to take place in Union County Parks have been canceled this year due to COVID-19. The announcement includes fireworks at the following sites: Cranford fireworks scheduled ...

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CRANFORD - Authorities remain on the lookout for a man last seen clad in a T-shirt bearing the figure of a Looney Tunes character after a brief car chase from Cranford to Garwood Tuesday evening ended in the arrest four people on charges of receiving stolen property, police said. At 7:13 p.m., ...

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CRANFORD - Cranford officials are warning residents about potential contact tracer scams.  "Even in the midst of this extraordinary emergency, there are some who will prey on the public’s fears and attempt to defraud people, especially the elderly," the Township of Cranford daily newsletter ...

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CRANFORD - Hillside Avenue School (HAS) has announced that Lori Talbot has been selected as the 2019-2020 Educator of the Year. Mrs. Talbot is a 3rd Grade Teacher at Hillside Avenue School. She has been teaching for 30 years and has received numerous awards and honors. "Mrs. Talbot has a ...

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CRANFORD – More than 325 Girl Scouts of Cranford participated in a coordinated effort to honor the 86 Cranford residents who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. At 10:00 a.m. on Memorial Day, the uniformed Girl Scouts appeared on their front steps, porches, and lawns of ...

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CRANFORD - Missed this past week's top stories? Catch up here. Cranford COVID-19 Update: Seven New Cases and Four Additional Deaths Since Friday, Tennis Courts Reopen Justin Roach Named New Cranford High School Assistant Principal Cranford PAL Fall Sports Registration on Hold Cranford ...

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CRANFORD - On Tuesday, the Township will lift the free parking order on streets in the downtown, but the parking lots will remain free for the time being, according to the Township of Cranford newsletter sent out on Friday. With retailers now able to join restaurants and food businesses in ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The freeholder board approved a budget that will not increase county taxes — the first time in nearly 20 years — to ease financial pain for residents and business owners caused by the coronavirus pandemic.  The 2020 budget, which was unanimously passed Thursday night, promised ...

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CRANFORD - Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the traditional Memorial Day parade and ceremony held in Cranford has been canceled. However, a small private ceremony will be aired on TV35 with the Color Guard of VFW Post 335, Chaplain Jim Silkenson, and Mayor Patrick Giblin reading the names. The ...

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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 - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises residents that New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has ordered that the upcoming July 7 Primary Election will take place primarily by mail-in ballot, in order to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Existing New Jersey state law permits all ...

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CRANFORD - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is offering a simple, easy way for residents to safely and properly dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other chemical wastes. The next free Household Hazardous Waste recycling event will be held on Saturday, June 6, from 9:00 a.m.

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CRANFORD - Registration for The Cranford Police Athletic League (PAL) fall sports - Tackle, Flag, and Cheerleading - is on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Traditionally, Fall Sports Registration opens on Memorial Day and extends the enrollment period through Independence Day.  As a result of ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Board of Education announced Monday night that Justin Roach has been named the new Assistant Principal of Cranford High School. According to the release, Roach was selected after an extensive search process, which included multiple interviews with the selection ...

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CRANFORD - Cranford has seven new positive cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths since Friday, May 15, according to the Township of Cranford COVID-19 Update Newsletter, on Monday.  To protect the private medical information of these individuals, Cranford will not be releasing additional ...

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CRANFORD - Looking for something to do while staying home? Check out this week's schedule for Virtual Cranford. Wednesday, May 20: "Couch Fest" at 6 p.m. Enjoy live musical performances from the comfort of your couch. 6:00 p.m. - Art Saliceti 6:15 p.m. - Jampagne Band 6:30 ...

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CRANFORD - Missed this past week's top stories? Catch up here.  COVID-19 in Cranford: Two New Positive Cases, Three New Deaths Since Friday Three Convenient Ways to Pay Your Cranford Property Taxes During COVID-19 Pandemic Carlos Arias Partners with TAPinto Cranford and Local Restaurants ...

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CRANFORD - Preliminary applications are now available to be included in the Birchwood Park development affordable housing lottery.  Birchwood Park has set aside 34 one, two, and three-bedroom rental apartments to help meet the Township’s “fair share” of the court mandated need for affordable ...

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CRANFORD - Following Governor Phil Murphy's new executive order allowing public gatherings in cars, Cranford Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Scott Rubin sent a letter to the community on Wednesday saying the district will revisit its plans for end of year celebrations. Rubin's letter read, "I ...

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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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