Cranford Gets $25K Grant for Inclusive Playground Equipment for Children with Disabilities

March 17, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ — Westfield is getting a $25,470 “Level the Playing Field” grant from Union County, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced Thursday.

The new grant program was designed to help every Union County municipality provide inclusive playgrounds to children with disabilities as part of Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados’s 2018 Union County HEART ...

Cranford Township Committee Celebrates Girl Scouts of the USA's 106th Anniversary

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee honored the 106th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts at Tuesday Night’s meeting.

Scouts from Cranford's Senior Troop No. 40113 and Cadette Troop No. 40534 were on hand to lead the flag salute and accept a proclamation from Mayor Thomas Hannen, Jr.

“Through girl scouting, girls gain confidence, courage and character and make ...

Cranford DPW to Pick Up Downed Branches Monday Following Powerful Nor'Easter

CRANFORD, NJ - Following Friday's Nor'easter, the Township of Cranford announced on its website that the Department of Public Works will collect fallen branches on Monday.

The announcement reads:

Following Friday's Nor'easter DPW will be going around town and collecting downed branches. If you have branches down on your property, please put them curbside by Monday so ...

Cranford Commissioner Pledges to Refuse Campaign Funding from Township-Affiliated Businesses in Possible Future Election

CRANFORD, NJ – Commissioner Mary O’Connor announced at Tuesday night’s township committee meeting that she will no longer accept campaign funding from business that work with the township, should she choose to run for re-election.

Her announcement followed a January planning board meeting, at which a resident questioned the ethics of election funding to campaigns for ...

Student Advocate from Elizabeth Receives Email from President Obama

ELIZABETH, NJ - Kason Little, 18, a “student advocate” at John E. Dwyer Technology Academy in Elizabeth received a surprise when he opened his email to find a response from President Barack Obama.

According to Little, he emailed Obama in October to let him know how much he is missed and to thank him for the hardships and sacrifices he made for ...

Mahr Calls for Voting Machines at Union County Democratic Committee Meeting on Feb. 21

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Acting Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC), Colleen Mahr, is calling for the use of voting machines at the February 21 county committee meeting that will determine the next Chair of the UCDC. 

The February 21 meeting will begin at 7:00 and take place at the Grand Centurion in Clark. Mahr is the Acting Chair of the County Committee and ...

Rep. Leonard Lance Fields Questions on Russian Sanctions, Electoral College, DACA Reform in 46th Town Hall in Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With Bridgewater Township Police prepared outside the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School for potential protestors, Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7, held his 46th town hall meeting Saturday, fielding questions from constituents about his thoughts on the relevance of the electoral college, sanctions on Russia and immigration reform.

Only two protestors made an appearance as people ...

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Visit Union County’s Green Online Shop and Celebrate Earth Day with a New Compost Bin or Rain Barrel

March 23, 2018

Union County gardeners looking for a good Earth Day project can visit the new Union County Means Green online shop now and order a new compost bin or rain barrel at 50% off the retail price.

“Composting food scraps and harvesting rainwater are two effective ways to improve soil health and conserve water,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “Offering these compost bins ...