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TAPinto Cranford's Week in Review

May 25, 2020

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 to Host Free Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event

Union County Clerk Advises ...

Free Street Parking in Downtown Cranford Ends Tuesday, Parking Lots to Remain Free

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 offering curbside pick up of merchandise, the businesses are counting on convenient ...

Details on Cranford's Virtual Memorial Day Ceremony

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 ceremony will also be live-streamed on the TV35 Facebook page. 

Representatives of the ...

Podcast: 5/22 Cranford Radio

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

 

This Week on Virtual Cranford: Couch Fest, Free Throw Contest & More

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 p.m. - Ella Bradley

6:45 ...

TAPinto Cranford's Week in Review

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 to Support Cranford's First Responders

Donations from 'Pack the Trailer' ...

Podcast: 5/15 Cranford Radio

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

 

Cranford Memorial Day Parade Canceled, Virtual Ceremony Being Planned

CRANFORD - The annual Cranford Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony has been canceled due to the coronavirus. Despite the cancelation, the Cranford VFW Post 335 is working on an alternative program to honor the men and women who have served our country. 

"We know this is an important tradition in Cranford, but during this extraordinary pandemic, we cannot risk the health and ...

This Week on Virtual Cranford: Three Cranford Jaycees Scholarship Program Fundraising Events & More

CRANFORD - Looking for something to do while staying home? Check out this week's schedule for Virtual Cranford. 

This weekend will consist of three FREE family-friendly events to help fund this year’s scholarship program for the class of 2020, hosted by the Cranford Jaycees: 

"The Extra Mile, One-Mile Run/Walk"
"Lip ...

TAPinto Cranford's Week in Review

CRANFORD - Missed this past week's top stories? Catch up here.

 

Cranford and All NJ Schools to Remain Closed. Spring Sports Season Canceled

No New Positive COVID-19 Cases in Cranford Since Friday, but Three New Deaths Reported

Cranford PBA, FMBA, and FLAG Team Up to Organize "Pack the Trailer" for May 9

Cranford Police Department Warns of "Grandparent ...

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Wardlaw+Hartridge Band Members Perform in Virtual Concert

EDISON, NJ -- Fourth and fifth grade musicians at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison shared their talents in a virtual format in an entertaining Lower School Instrumental Concert. Under the direction of instructor Mr. Matt Bergman, students performed a variety of short pieces at home on flute, trumpet, clarinet, trombone, saxophone euphonium and ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Excited for ‘Karma’ HBO Series

EDISON, NJ -- Wardlaw+Hartridge student Jack Silver of Rahway must feel almost as if he’s won the lottery. Well, at least the HBO version of it.

A freshman at Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, Silver was chosen to participate along with 15 other contestants from around the country out of approximately 12,000 applicants to appear in the HBO Max original series Karma, set to begin ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Share Work at Virtual Art Show

EDISON, NJ -- Lower School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison shared their artwork in a virtual format last week and provided enjoyment for the W+H community. Congratulations to Mrs. Sue Howard, Lower School art teacher, for capturing images of work from all students in her division. Works presented included self-portraits, clay tiles, samplers, paintings and mixed ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Share Work at Virtual Art Show

EDISON, NJ -- Lower School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison shared their artwork in a virtual format last week and provided enjoyment for the W+H community. Congratulations to Mrs. Sue Howard, Lower School art teacher, for capturing images of work from all students in her division. Works presented included self-portraits, clay tiles, samplers, paintings and mixed ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Seniors Named GMC Scholar-Athletes

EDISON, NJ -- Sydney Johnson of Piscataway and Ricardo Garces of North Brunswick, seniors at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, have achieved excellence in the classroom and on the athletic fields during their scholastic  careers. Sydney and Ricardo were recognized for their consistent performance in both areas by being named the school’s GMC Scholar Athlete award ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Athletes Earn Sportsmanship Recognition

EDISON, NJ -- Congratulations to seniors Brianna Chambers of Somerset and A.J. Massaro of South Plainfield, seniors at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, who represented their school at this year’s virtual presentation of the Greater Middlesex Conference Sportsmanship Awards. Instead of the annual luncheon, the event was moved to a virtual platform due to the coronavirus pandemic, ...

Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Lori Talbot Named Hillside Avenue School 2019-2020 Educator of the Year

May 26, 2020

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 tremendous work ethic and consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty," ...

Justin Roach Named New Cranford High School Assistant Principal

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 committee, reviews of work samples, and a very thorough reference check. Roach will fill ...

Cranford High School Graduation Plans Being Revisited, Says Superintendent Rubin

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 am happy to share that this afternoon Governor Murphy signed ...

NJ Medicaid Takes Action to Ensure Nursing Home Residents Receive Their Federal Stimulus Checks

May 26, 2020

NJ Human Services Issues Guidance Making Clear Long-Term Care Facility Residents Are Entitled to Their Checks

(TRENTON) –  Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson released guidance making clear that individuals with Medicaid coverage who reside in long-term care facilities are entitled to receive their federal stimulus payments and the payments cannot be ...

Union Freeholders’ 2020 Budget Won't Increase County Taxes, Impact Varies by Town

May 22, 2020

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 to avoid layoffs and maintain essential county services, while having an ...

Westfield Senior Class President Lobbying Murphy for in-Person Graduation

WESTFIELD, NJ — Despite the pandemic leading to the cancellations of many large events and gatherings, Westfield High School senior Alexis Hammer is still holding out hope for an in-person graduation ceremony this year.

Hammer, the senior class president, published a letter, which she sent to Gov. Phil Murphy, on various social media platforms. The letter explains the necessity ...

What Does Lord & Taylor’s Anticipated Liquidation Mean for Westfield?

WESTFIELD, NJ — The pandemic may be accelerating the demise of an expansive department store on North Avenue.

Mayor Shelley Brindle said she has long prepared for the closure of Lord & Taylor’s store on North Avenue so when Reuters broke the news Tuesday that the retailer plans to liquidate merchandise at its 38 stores nationwide in anticipation of closing the locations, ...

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Wed, June 3, 7:30 AM

Westfield Area YMCA, Bauer Branch, Westfield

Clothing Drive

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How To Approach Market Volatility If You Are In Retirement or Close To It

Retirement is an important milestone that often comes after years (or decades) of careful planning. But even the most seasoned planners couldn’t have foreseen the severe market selloff that happened in March in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. The abrupt end to the 10-year bull market surprised investors of all ages who are now wondering how long it will take for their portfolios to ...

Surprising Benefits of the Virtual Visit

When Atlantic Health System put telehealth into effect to help control the spread of COVID-19, I thought, I’m going to hate it. I felt strongly that there’s no substitute for in-person visits, and expected that trying to communicate using video apps would be cumbersome. So I was surprised to find that there are some real benefits to virtual medicine.

I noticed, for example, a ...

Protect Your Health: Do Not Put Off Important Medical Care

The safety of patients and team members is Atlantic Health System’s top priority. To make sure emergency departments across Atlantic Health’s hospitals remain safe for every patient who enters, reconfigured processes and facilities are in place to optimize safety and improve the patient experience.

All care is delivered with strict rules around social distancing, universal mask ...

Atlantic Health System Earns New Level of Recognition for Environmental Sustainability, its Overlook Campus Again Taking Top Honors

Atlantic Health System achieved a new level of recognition for its accomplishments in environmental sustainability, receiving the System for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. Its Overlook Medical Center once again earned Practice Greenhealth’s highest honor, the Top 25 Environmental ...

Community Conversations: Returning to a New Normal

Join Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO of Atlantic Health System, for a look at how hospitals are seeing a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel and delivering safe and accessible care to every patient.

 

Keeping Our Medical Centers Safe: Emergency Services at Atlantic Health System

At Atlantic Health System the safety of our patients and team members is our top priority. Here are a few ways we are keeping our hospitals safe for you and your families. Please don’t delay seeking important care. To learn more, visit https://www.atlantichealth.org

 

Community Conversation: 3 Things About Our Hospitals You’re Not Hearing in the News

In Atlantic Health System’s latest Community Conversation, Amy Perry, CEO, Hospital Division, Senior Vice President, Integrated Care Delivery, Atlantic Health System, shares the keys to our response to COVID-19 and some of the incredible stories taking place inside our medical centers.

 

NJ’s CSAs Stepping Up to Provide Local Food During Pandemic

May 23, 2020

As people avoid going into grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic, many in New Jersey are turning to CSAs as an alternate source for fresh food.

CSAs, or community supported agriculture programs, connect local farmers with consumers. They typically provide locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. Some also offer other kinds of locally produced foods, such as eggs, cheese, ...