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Athlete of the Week: Caroline McCaffery and David Bartley

October 17, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Following stand-out performance in soccer and cross country, Caroline McCaffery and David Bartley have been chosen as Cranford High School’s Athlete of the Week.

McCaffery, a senior on the varsity soccer team, led the back four defensive line last week, resulting in a 2-1 record for the Cougars.

“I like the competitive spirit and being with my ...

Union Man Convicted on All Charges in 2013 Murder, Dismemberment of Cranford Girlfriend

October 19, 2017

UNION, NJ – A Union man was found guilty on all charges in the case of the murder and dismemberment of his girlfriend nearly four years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour announced Wednesday.

The jury convicted Matthew Ballister III, 47, of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree desecration of human remains, third-degree hindering apprehension, and several ...

LaZare: Trump Tax Worst Thing for District 21

October 11, 2017

For District 21, Trump's tax proposal is giving residents twenty thousand reasons to vote Democratic next month.

Trump's tax bill wants to eliminate the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction on Federal taxes. Of all the voting districts in the country, ours will be among the worst hit as residents here on average get $20,000 a year in deductions directly from SALT.

This tax ...

No More Politics as Usual

A first-time candidate running to serve in the General Assembly for the 21st District, I am, quite simply, tired of politics as usual. I believe that with the right leadership, New Jersey can be a beacon of hope amidst a volatile political and economic landscape.

Born and raised in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, I eventually settled in ...

Solving Our Gun Violence Problem at the Polls

The loss of life in Las Vegas this week was even more tragic because it was preventable. In spite of what the gun lobby would like us to believe, we can and must make this country safe from gun violence. 

In 1996, a shooting spree in a gift shop in Tasmania left 35 people dead—the most deadly mass shooting in the country’s history. In the immediate aftermath, ...

Surgent's Gymnastics Helps Imagine

October 19, 2017

 Imagine is so grateful to Matt Stevenson, Tracy Stevenson and Drew Yurko of Surgent's Elite School of Gymnastics who donated their time to measure, order and install wall and floor padding in Imagine's Volcano Room. Don't know what a volcano room is? Attend a tour at Imagine in Mountainside and find out!  You can sign up for a tour here: Imagine ...

Westfield Area YMCA Announces Fall 2 Session Registration

Registration for the Westfield Area YMCA Fall 2 session program registration begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, Oct. 12 for Full members and at 7:30 a.m., Monday Oct.16 for Basic and Non-Members. The Fall 2 Session runs from Oct. 29 to Dec. 23.

Youth basketball league season is gearing up at the Y with a 3-week pre-season ...

Tips Make Your Home Photo-Ready and Market-Worthy

You’re selling your home, or you’re starting to think about it, but your house hasn’t been updated or painted in years. You want it to look its best before presenting it to prospective buyers, but you don’t know where to begin.

Home Staging Tips
Sprucing up your home can be as simple as adding a new coat of paint, inside and out, or as extensive as interior renovation ...

Cranford Police Blotter: Shoplifting, Possession of False Government Documents & More

October 6, 2017

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.  09/28/2017 @ 10:19 p.m.

Centennial Avenue @ Raritan Road

Arrested: Saleem Bradberry, 29, Parlin

Arrested by:  Ptl. Daniel ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, October 20, 5:00 PM

First Presbyterian Church, Cranford

Fish & Chips Dinner

Religions And Spirituality

Fri, October 20, 5:30 PM

Livingston Avenue School, Cranford

Cranford PTA Family-Friendly Haunted House

Arts & Entertainment Education

Fri, October 20, 8:00 PM

CDC Theatre, Cranford

The Wild Party at CDC Theatre

Arts & Entertainment

Paying tribute to 'Shakespeare in Love'

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey pays tribute to ‘Shakespeare in Love’

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ – Many audiences loved the film version of “Shakespeare in Love,” which won the best picture Academy Award in 1999, with dialogue by Marc Noonan and Tom Stoppard. Adapted by Lee Hall for the stage, much of the dialogue remains. The production has a warmth and ...

LaZare: Bringing Passion to Our Politics

October 19, 2017

Time was, New Jersey residents could at least count on their elected representatives to be good stewards of their funds they paid in taxes:  to maintain their roads, their obligations, and their air and water.  Those times are long gone.  For close to three decades, administrations of all political stripes have hedged here, and borrowed there, and put the state on a depressing ...