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May 20, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - One person has died, and another victim was flown by Medevac helicopter to an area trauma center after a mid-afternoon crash on Eastbound Route 24 near Milemarker 9, according to the City of Summit Fire Department (SFD). The SFD, at approximately 2 p.m. today, responded to a report ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with locating Jessica Wright-Schober, 15,of East Brunswick, N.J and Allia Blackstone, 15, of East Brunswick, NJ Jessica Wright-Schober is described as a black female, 15 years old, ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Local shelves continue to be sparse as the baby formula shortage continues. In an effort to help, the Cranford Theater has partnered with Cranford Family Care to host a formula drive.  Cranford theater owner Doreen Sayegh, a parent herself, said she felt the need to help. Sayegh ...

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NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey. “The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department (SPD) has notified residents that Eastbound Route 24 is closed "for the next several hours" due to a major crash that involved a tractor trailer and an unknown number of vehicles which occurred just after 2 p.m. at mile marker 9. The full SPD ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Due to the ongoing national shortage of baby formula, Governor Phil Murphy has declared a State of Emergency which allows him to activate State price gouging laws. Executive Order No. 296 is consistent with President Biden's actions at the federal level. The order also coordinates ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - The Cranford Theater continues to offer a home to independent films and filmmakers with the New Jersey Independent Film Festival. Earlier this year, it hosted the Garden State Film Festival and the homegrown Cranford Film Festival. NJIFF brings "a diverse selection of cutting-edge ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - A busy morning commute may get trickier as a road resurfacing project continues on North Avenue in Cranford. On May 17, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced daytime shoulder closures on Route 28 (North Ave.) for a resurfacing project. The shoulder ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high. The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Lucca Limeira, a senior catcher on the varsity baseball team is hitting 440 on the season with two home runs. This past week, he hit 580.  Limeira bats 4th for the Cougars and has been a starter for the past three years. Isabella Alvarez-Gomez, a freshman on the track and field ...

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CRANFORD, NJ -  Since 2015, the Cranford Police Department Juvenile Bureau has brought the Pennsylvania DUI Association’s “Safety Simulator” to Cranford High School juniors and seniors prior to prom and graduation season to demonstrate the negative effects of drug, alcohol, and distraction on teen ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - It's time to lace up your walking shoes and wear whatever purple you have because Relay for Life of Cranford is back in person this year for the first time since 2019. This Friday, May 20, cancer survivors, caretakers, loved ones, and friends will honor those who have survived, ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - The North Avenue Gateway redevelopment project passed for a first reading on April 12, 2022, with a 4 - 1 vote, but the second reading, which passed May 10, 2022, will move forward with a vote of 3 - 2. "I have rarely changed my vote on something," said Commissioner Mary O'Connor.

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County residents who are not registered to vote are reminded that they have until Tuesday, May 17 to register in time to vote in the upcoming Primary Election on Tuesday, June 7. "We encourage all eligible residents to register to vote. Registered Democrats and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Sitting in the dark theater at the Cranford Film Festival two weekends ago as the first shot of her short film flashed on screen, Cranford High School senior Catherine Anton had a lot on her mind. She described the vulnerability that came with sharing her film, The Connecting Train.

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CRANFORD, NJ - Brian McAuliffe, 24, has personality for days. Ask him about his medals for the Special Olympics, and proudly grin while talking about basketball. Ask him about the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) and he'll flex his muscles like many of his heroes. "I can talk about it [WWE] to ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - This week Bernie interiews Meliza Veneracian-Fule and Joseph Fule, owners of Labo Refillery about their new-to-Cranford business concept. Patrons can bring their own bottles and refill household products such as hand soap, dish soap, and laundry detergent, The shop aims to ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners following a public hearing Thursday adopted a $​​513.7 million budget, which does not increase the county-wide tax levy. While the spending plan comes with an average tax decrease of $28 for county homeowners, the impact varies by municipality ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford High School is among 22 statewide recipients of the second round of grants awarded by the New Jersey Civic Information Consortium (NJCIC). They are the first in Union County and the first public school to be awarded the grant. “All of our grant recipients have innovative ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Monday night, Fin O'Neill got to stay up a bit past his bedtime, wear a Cougar head and go for a ride in the blue and gold truck, all thanks to the Cranford High School Baseball team. Fin has FATCO syndrome, a rare, genetic, congenital limb malformation syndrome. All four of Fin's ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - At Monday evening's Township Committee workshop meeting, Iron Ore Properties, LLC and BlackBird Group Architects, LLC presented a proposed site plan of the new building at the corner of Walnut Avenue and Chestnut Street.  The redevelopment plan for the area, also known as South ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Congratulations to Vinny's Pizza and Pasta Cranford High Athletes of the Week, Emma Ingraham and the CHS golf team.  Emma, a senior on the varsity softball team has 17 RBIs on the season with a .403 batting average and a slugging (SLG) percentage of .516.  She has gone 9-20 with 7 ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Ukraine has been fighting for survival for 76 days, ever since Russia declared war and invaded the country. Local residents Lada Bidiak and Olena Kiyko haven't gone a day since without crying. Those tears, shed for friends, family, beloved towns and cities, and everyone in Ukraine, ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - An Elizabeth man was taken into custody on May 5, 2022 for multiple burglary charges, including three separate business burglaries in Cranford, Cranford Police Department announced in a press release earlier today. Antoni Kuhl, 52 of Elizabeth, was arrested on three counts of ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - On Sunday, May 1, former high school athletes and their families gathered to celebrate the new inductees to the New Jersey High School Ice Hockey Hall of Fame. Cranford's own Pat Slocum was among those honored. Slocum became the first Cranford High School alumnus inducted into the ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Spunky. That's one word you can use to describe Jessie Gaeta, a 2017 graduate of Cranford High School and part of Team New Jersey for the Special Olympics. Special Olympics delivers "high-quality training and competition in an inclusive culture through Unified Sports which allows ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - This week Bernie sits down with a woman of many hats, Lisa Carbone.  Carbone is a mom to two daughters, owns two construction businesses, Timber Ridge Construction and Loft Homes, with her husband Anthony, a new real estate agent and is the vice president of the Cranford Board of ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford's Eleventh Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day returned in person this year to honor the memory of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. The commemoration is a combined effort from the Cranford Clergy Council, Cranford Interfaith Human Relations Committee, St.

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CRANFORD, NJ - Local foodies are getting a new place to grab some treats. Ester's Bakery and Vegetarian Kitchen is open for business. Located at the former JRs MiniMart on Centennial Avenue, across the street from Cougar Headquarters, the new eatery will be open Thursday - Saturday from 7:30 ...

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