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Cranford H.S. Blood Drive Held for Retired Teacher

CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford High School held a blood drive in honor of recently retired physical and driver’s education teacher Gene Melleno, who taught at Cranford High School for 35 years and coached girls basketball and tennis.
 
“It’s amazing to see the number of students that came out to donate not just for the gift of life, but also in Mr. Melleno’s honor,” said Kathleen Savage, faculty coordinator of the blood drive.
 
The blood drive was open to students and the community. Participants also had the opportunity to donate with the ALYX machine, which is a machine that takes out two donations worth of red blood cells but also inserts fluid back into the body. The event was run by the New York Blood Center and all the volunteers were juniors and seniors at Cranford High School.
 
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“It was a great experience to work with my peers and to be coordinating a successful event in honor of my former teacher,” said Grace Markham, volunteer and junior at Cranford High School.
 
“I loved seeing so many students and people from the community coming together to save lives,” Bailey Coan, a volunteer who is a junior at Cranford High School.

 

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Freeholders Get Earful As Roselle Residents Question Financing For Mind and Body Project

August 20, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - About 20 people Thursday raised concerns about the financing for the Roselle Mind and Body Complex during the public comments portion of the Union County Freeholders’ meeting.

The project includes a new school, community center, library and more in the borough.

The opportunity to speak was nixed last week when a freeholders’ special meeting vote regarding the ...

Safety Tips for Monday's Solar Eclipse

August 17, 2017

BRANCHBURG NJ - The public anxiously awaits Monday's solar eclipse.  It will be the first solar eclipse in the United States since 1979.  Safety is extremely important for all eclipse viewers.  Kevin Schindler, Planetarium Associate and Technician at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium offered TAPinto and its readers some expert advice.

"Never look ...

Hartz Mountain Industries Files Fair Housing Act Motion, Motion to Intervene

August 21, 2017

On August 15, Hartz Mountain Industries filed legal papers in relation to their efforts to build 905 apartments at their 750 Walnut Street site pursuant to the Fair Housing Act.  

Concerned citizens may review the papers at CRAO Cranford's website (click here). 

Westfield Area YMCA Healthy U Program Recognizes Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and many families need support changing their families’ habits with the ultimate goal of being a healthy weight. That’s why the Westfield Area YMCA wants families to improve eating habits and increase physical activity.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity affects one in six children in the U.S.

Cranford Police Blotter: Multiple Drug-Related Arrests & More

August 9, 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.  07/29/2017 10:24 p.m.

Raritan Road @ GSP 136 SB Entrance

Arrested: Dimitri Lauvanis, 32, Rahway

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An Open Letter to Hartz Mountain Chairman, Leonard Stern

August 20, 2017

An open letter to the Chairman and CEO of Hartz Mountain Industries, Leonard N. Stern

Dear Mr. Stern: 

Myself, and many other residents in Cranford were very sorry to see that your company filed a legal motion on August 15 in our town’s affordable housing case in order to build a massive, mostly ‘luxury’ rental complex at 750 Walnut Avenue, Cranford, ...