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Cranford Township Committee Approves Capital Budget

May 23, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee approved its capital budget of $4,565,500 at Tuesday night’s meeting.

According to commissioner Patrick Giblin, the budget includes nearly $1 million for a grant application to expand the children’s area at the Cranford Public Library, funds to upgrade the playgrounds at Adams, Buchanan and Johnson Parks, a new fire truck and ...

Congressman Lance To Hold Annual Service Academy Information Fair

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Congressman Leonard Lance, U.S. Representative for New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, announced he will hold his annual Service Academy Information Fair for high school students.

"I look forward to the Service Academy Information Fair every year and meeting the talented and poised young leaders from our district,” said Congressman Lance.

The ...

Cranford Girl Scouts Recognized at Township Committee Meeting

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee honored girl scouts who received their Gold and Silver Awards at Tuesday night’s meeting.

Isabella Stoto, Ellen Rokicki and Julia Lachenauer received procalamtions and keys to the township for earning their Gold Awards after completing individual projects.

For her project, Stoto placed an environmentally friendly water station into ...

Cranford Township Committee Approves PILOT for Birchwood Development

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee approved an ordinance authorizing a PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) agreement with Birchwood Developers Urban Renewal Associates, LLC at Tuesday night’s meeting.

Under the agreement, Birchwood Developers will pay the township 11 percent of its annual gross revenue for the next 30 years.

“This is the final component in a ...

No County Roads Scheduled for Paving in Cranford this Year

CRANFORD, NJ —  The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced that a total of 18 new miles of county roads will be repaved in 14 municipalities this summer. Cranford is not among them.

Last year, the county paved Walnut Avenue from South Avenue to Valley Road from Cranford to Clark.

The 2018 county road resurfacing program will cost approximately $7.5 ...

Cranford Township Committee Recognizes Three New Eagle Scouts

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee honored three new eagle scouts at Tuesday night’s meeting.

Andrew Tobin, Adam Eichholtz and Matthew Anstatt, all members of Troop 75, received proclamations and keys to the township for their service.

For his eagle scout project, Tobin renovated, cleaned and repaired the recreation room of the McAuley Hall Health Care Center in ...

Cranford Township Committee Introduces Capital Budget

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee introduced an ordinance to approve the capital budget of $4,565,500 at Tuesday night’s meeting.

The budget includes a new fire truck and additional technology, motor vehicles and equipment for various departments.

According to commissioner Mary O’Connor, the total sum includes funds the township receives from grants, noting ...

Lance to Host 47th Town Hall; Constituents, Questions Invited

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ -- New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th) will host his 47th in-person town hall meeting on Friday, April 27 beginning at 5:30 pm at Phillipsburg High School.

During the town hall meeting, Lance will take questions on the important issues facing Congress and the American people.  Lance will discuss his leadership role on the Gateway Tunnel and ...

Plainfield's Assemblyman Jerry Green Is Dead at Age 79

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) has died at age 79, according to an email to TAPinto Plainfield from Councilwoman-at-Large Rebecca Williams. (Williams also shared the information on her Facebook page.)

On Jan. 24, Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) resigned as Chairman of the Union County Democratic Committee "to focus his energy on recovering from an ...

Cranford's Mayor Hannen Signs Statement of Principles at Union County Mayors Against Illegal Guns Event

RAHWAY, NJ – Cranford Mayor Thomas Hannen, Jr. was among 14 Union County mayors who signed a statement of principles against illegal guns last Wednesday at the Hamilton House. The statement of principles is prescribed by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a gun safety coalition committed to removing illegal guns off the streets.

The event was held by Union County’s Mom’s ...

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Free Workshop on May 17 Explains “H.E.A.R.T. Grant” and “Local Arts Grant” Applications

May 12, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that a free workshop on Thursday evening, May 17, will explain the application process for the 2018 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts, Reaching Thousands) Grant Program and the Union County 2019 Local Arts Grant Program.

The workshop will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Liberty Hall Museum, Wagon Shed Building, 1003 ...

I totally Support Garwood Mayor Lombardo and His Team

May 22, 2018

A lot of people call me the “Voice of Garwood” because I usually have a lot to say. Those who know me know I only say things that I mean and that are truthful. I totally support our current mayor, Charles Lombardo, and his running mates, Jennyfer and Vincent, because I believe in them, and they are truthful. I would appreciate the people of Garwood coming together to re-elect Mayor ...