Cranford Township Committee Introduces Ordinance to Create Police Chaplain Position

June 20, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee introduced an ordinance to create the position of Police Chaplain within the Cranford Police Department at last week’s meeting.   

The ordinance will be put to vote a second time before approval. A public hearing on this ordinance will be held on July 18.

“I’m very happy this is moving forward,” ...

Three Cranford Students Participate in American Legion Jersey Boys State

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ - Three young men from Cranford are participants (listed with sponsoring Legion Posts) this week at the 72nd session of American Legion Jersey Boys State (ALJBS) at Rider University.

Gabriel Beckford, Cranford, Legion Post #328
Colin Budries, Cranford, Legion Post #328
Marek Wlodarski, Cranford, Legion Post #107

A “who’s who” slate of ...

Cranford Township Committee Announces Roads to be Paved this Summer

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee said in Tuesday night’s meeting that the roads chosen to be repaved this summer were chosen because they are sensible clusters that are budget-friendly, according to commissioner Ann Dooley.

According to Dooley, the roads to be re-paved this summer include: Hawthorne Street, Pine Street, Penn Road, Harvard Road, Yale ...

Cranford Township Committee Declares June 2 as Gun Violence Awareness Day

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee proclaimed June 2, 2017 as National Gun Violence Awareness Day in a proclamation at their last meeting.

The proclamation was presented to Patti Fico, Alice Fahey and Jennifer Gilman of “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.”

“This is probably one of the most divisive topics in our country,” Deputy Mayor ...

Hartz Mountain Industries Suspends Planning Board Hearing

CRANFORD, NJ - Hartz Mountain Industries has requested to adjourn their June 7 hearing in front of the Cranford Planning Board, according to Cranford Deputy Mayor Patrick Giblin.

The group had planned to request a rezoning of 750 Walnut Avenue to build apartment units.

An email from Giblin read, "Hartz Mountain has requested the Planning Board adjourn the June 7th hearing for ...

Cranford Planning Board to Hear Zoning Request from Hartz Mountain Industries

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Planning Board will hear an application from Hartz Mountain Industries to rezone 750 Walnut Avenue. The company intends to build 900 apartments in the space across from the Clark Commons.

According to the meeting agenda, the applicant intends to “rezone the subject property to eliminate the office and warehousing uses in favor of multi-family residential ...

Cranford Receives $90K From Union County for Roadway Improvement Project

ELIZABETH, NJ – This week’s Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting was dedicated exclusively to the presentation of checks.  “Senior Focus” and “Infrastructure and Municipal Aid” grants were presented to mayors, council members and representatives from towns across the county.  Cranford received $90,000 for roadway improvements and over ...

Congressman Lance to Hold Town Hall in Cranford

Congressman Leonard Lance announced today that he will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 30 at Cranford's Union County College Campus.

This will be Lance's 44th town hall. He plans to take questions and discuss topics including tax reform, health care, President Trump's budget plan and foreign affairs, according to a press release sent from Lance's ...

Cranford Township Committee Approves $3.9 Million to Repair Traffic Light, Make Public Improvements

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee approved Ordinance 2017-05 at Wednesday night’s meeting, which authorizes the township to use $3,988,500 for public improvements.

According to Mayor Thomas Hannen Jr., a large amount of money appropriated in the ordinance will be used to repair the traffic light at the corner of North Union Avenue and Alden Street.

“I ...

Walnut Avenue in Cranford to be Repaved by County

CRANFORD, NJ – Walnut Avenue from South Avenue to Valley Road in Cranford and Clark will be repaved this summer. It will be one of 18 roads to be repaved.

The road work is part of the 2017 Roads Resurfacing program, which will begin later this summer after Union County completes the 2016 program. The 2016 program was delayed last year after Governor Christie froze the state’s ...

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Lance and Pascrell Work to Save Local Tax Deduction

June 20, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Leonard Lance (NJ-07) and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) today released a bipartisan letter co-signed by 68 colleagues asking Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin to preserve the federal deduction for state and local taxes in any plan to reform the tax code.  The Administration’s draft plan released earlier this year eliminated the deduction, ...