TOP LOCAL News

September 20, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The future leaders of Union County's nonprofit community were celebrated on Thursday at the graduation of the inaugural class of the Union County Non-Profit Leadership Fellows Institute, held at Community Access Unlimited (CAU) in Elizabeth. The institute's Class of 2018 comprised ...

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CRANFORD - For the first time this season, the Cranford High School girls soccer team has made the NJ.com weekly Top 20 Ranking.  Last week, the Cougars defeated No. 17 Union 3-1 on Tuesday, then used that momentum to knock off No. 8 Westfield 4-1 on Thursday. Cranford had dropped its past three ...

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CRANFORD - Trinity Cranford Episcopal Church is hosting a charity ice cream sale on Sunday, September 23rd from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Sherlock Hall at Trinity Church, 119 Forest Avenue, Cranford, NJ. "Proceeds from the sale will benefit The Good Shepherd Home for Children in Cameroon that ...

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CRANFORD – The Girl Scouts of Cranford Service Unit 48 were pleased to assist in a flag retirement ceremony on Saturday, September 15, 2018 held at Post Office Plaza Park. The event, which was coordinated by Cranford VFW Post 335, also included representatives from local Boy Scout troops, the ...

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CRANFORD - Mark your calendars for great food, live music, and fun for the kids on Saturday, September 29th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m as a food truck festival will be held at Hillside Avenue School in Cranford, NJ, with the proceeds going to the Cranford High School Cheer and Touchdown Club.  Enjoy ...

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CRANFORD - Girl Scouts of Cranford Troop 40534 has recently completed a Silver Award project. The Silver Award is the second-highest award in Girl Scouting. To complete the award, three girls from Troop 40534 worked together on a project to improve their community. The girls decided to focus their ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a ...

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CRANFORD - The 1st Annual Charlie’s Angel Prostate Cancer Walk honoring the memory of Charlie Robert Bathelus, will be held at Nomahegan Park in Cranford on Saturday, September 29, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The new non-profit foundation and its work, are in honor of the late Charlie Robert Bathelus, ...

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CRANFORD - Missed this week's top stories? Catch up here.  Clark Resident Arrested For Damaging Cars in Cranford Cranford Man Sentenced For Conspiracy to Distribute Drugs, Ramming Car into Police Cranford Memorial Service to Honor September 11th Victims Cranford Police Blotter: Florida ...

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CRANFORD - Another strong defensive showing and run game powered Cranford over Gov. Livingston, 35-0, on Friday night at the home opener at Memorial Field. Michael Kalnins and Jimmy Shriner combined for 163 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Though the defense was strong the whole game, ...

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CRANFORD - At Wednesday's Planning Board meeting, Hartz Mountain brought in two witnesses to testify, which included an industrial engineer and a traffic engineer.  The industrial engineer spoke first and touched upon opinions that have been testified by other witnesses, mostly the declined ...

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CRANFORD - Catch up on this week's top headlines with Cranford Radio   

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WESTFIELD, NJ – It's not every day that young athletes and young adults and teens with special needs get the opportunity to sport designers such as Gucci and Armani, but that's just what they'll do Saturday night. Members of the Westfield Area YMCA Flyers youth track team and participants in the ...

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CRANFORD - If you haven't bought-in to the potential of the Cranford High School's girls soccer program yet, it might be time. On Tuesday, the Cougars defeated Union, No. 17 in the state according to NJ.com, 3-1. Cranford, who entered the week unranked, may have pulled off the biggest upset of ...

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CRANFORD - Cranford is among 11 Union County towns represented last week by volunteers sworn in as court appointed special advocates (CASAs), thanks to residents Judy Eisenhardt and Dorothy Wolf. “When someone asks me how I joined CASA,” noted Eisenhardt, “I tell them, ‘I didn’t find CASA. CASA ...

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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. 09/05/2018 @ 12:06 a.m.  North Avenue East and Garden ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford World Trade Center Memorial Committee and the Cranford Clergy Council will be hosting a 9/11 Memorial Service on Tuesday, September 11th at 6:30 p.m. at Cranford’s World Trade Center Memorial Park on Springfield and North Union Avenues. In the case of inclement weather, the ...

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CRANFORD – Siddeeq Q. Williams, 40, of Cranford, New Jersey was sentenced today to 121 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute 140 kilograms of narcotics, and for assaulting two law enforcement officers, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Williams previously pleaded ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department Facebook page announced that after a two-week investigation, Matthew Rodriguez, 18 years of age from Clark, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after police witnessed him placing a large rock, in the middle of Raritan Road, in the early morning ...

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CRANFORD - Missed this week's top stories? Catch up here. Become a Certified Personal Trainer in Six Weeks at Union County College Cranford Police Blotter: Cranford Resident Among Multiple Drug Arrests Bulk Waste Collection Announced For The Fall Cranford Police Department Initiates ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Girls soccer team shut out Cranford on Saturday, 2-0. “Very pleased with our effort today, bouncing back from a tough loss against a very good team in Cranford,” said WHRHS head coach Brian Figuerido.  “The players responded very well to the challenge today, and ...

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CRANFORD - Expectations are high this year in regards to the Cranford High School football program. Running back Jimmy Shriner is back to build upon his 2017 season and quarterback Connor Katz looks to remain healthy after missing much of last year with an injury. So far so good as Shriner and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Staff, and residents of the Atria Senior Living Center in Cranford made a special road trip to the Radiation Oncology Center at Trinitas Regional Medical Center on September 6. The visit had a purpose, to deliver 27 handcrafted heart pillows to be donated to patients undergoing ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department, Cranford Police Athletic League, and Cranford High School Class of 2022 are holding a car wash fundraiser for students Nicholas Swandrak and Ray Schwartz on Sunday, September 16th from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Lincoln School, 132 Thomas Street, ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center says that music is good for the mind, body, and soul. They will be presenting Health & Harmony 2018, a health fair like no other featuring live dance, Motown, R&B and the rock music of Avenue G, and the "Total Experience”. The event is being ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents to participate in the Fall Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. This event is free of charge and runs from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. “This is a ...

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

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CRANFORD, NJ — On Wednesday, James Rhatican, Vice President of Land Use and Development at Hartz Mountain, along with professional planner Keenan Hughes, presented to the Planning Board on behalf of Hartz Mountain's application for 750 Walnut.  750 Walnut Avenue is classified as a C3 zone, and ...

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CRANFORD - Everyone has that certain teacher that leaves a lasting memory. But just like every other job, there comes a time where one gets to ride off into the sunset. Here is a list of the Cranford School District retirements, according to the Board of Education approved minutes. Hillside ...

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CRANFORD - Hilltop Bicycles of Cranford donated a new bicycle to the Cranford Police Department as part of the department's ongoing efforts to start a Bicycle Patrol Unit. The bicycle donated, a Raleigh Cadent electric bike, has an estimated value of $2,800. The Cranford Police Department has ...

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