GOVERNMENT
TOP STORIES

New Union County “Level the Playing Field” Grants Aim to Improve Playground Access for Children and Families

October 22, 2017

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced “Level the Playing Field,” a new grant program that provides funding for local playground upgrades that enable children with disabilities to enjoy healthy outdoor activities with their families, friends, and neighbors.

All 21 municipalities in Union County are eligible to apply for the program, which will provide a total of ...

Bramnick Holds Q & A, Advises Cranford Residents Against 750 Walnut to Hire Legal Counsel

CRANFORD, NJ – Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-21) encouraged residents against high density housing developments to hire land use attorneys during Wednesday night’s forum.

Mayor Thomas Hannen Jr. and Commissioners Mary O’Connor and Andis Kalnins joined approximately 40 Cranford residents in the private room of Kilkenny House to discuss the issue, namely Hartz Mountain’s ...

Cranford Planning Board to Postpone Hartz Mountain Hearing

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Planning Board will not hear Hartz Mountain’s application during their October 18 meeting.

Confusion arose following Tuesday night’s Cranford Township Committee when Commissioner Ann Dooley, who is on the planning board, said the application won’t be heard. Other sources later said the application will be heard.

According to Dooley, ...

"A Beautiful Mind" Nobel Prize Winner is Honored by New Jersey Congressional Representatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. – – Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) announced passage of her bill in the House to name a Princeton post office after scholar and pioneer, Dr. John F. Nash, Jr.  He is the only person to be awarded both the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and the Abel Prize in Economics.

“Dr. John F. Nash, Jr. serves as a national ...

Cranford Township Committee Approves Pet Adoption Ordinance Amidst Strong Feedback

CRANFORD, NJ – Public comments grew contentious at Tuesday night’s Cranford Township Committee meeting as the committee approved an ordinance to restrict the sales of dogs and cats.

The ordinance requires that a pet shop may only offer for sale cats and dogs that the pet shop has obtained from an animal care facility or animal rescue organization. Additionally, a pet shop may not ...

Groundbreaking at $8.9 Million Ashbrook Golf Course Clubhouse in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --The Union County Freeholder Board today held a groundbreaking in Scotch Plains for the new $8.9 million Ash Brook Golf Course Clubhouse  that is anticipated to open in September 2018.

Once constructed, the new 21,000 sq. ft. building will house a full-service restaurant with terrace (capacity: 120 people), a full retail pro shop, administrative ...

Township of Cranford Launches New Website

CRANFORD, NJ – The Township of Cranford has launched its new official website.

The website, www.cranfordnj.org, is designed to make the website easier for the public to access official information, meeting and activity schedules and official forms, according to a press release sent by Township Administrator Terence Wall.

“Official Township news announcements and alerts will ...

Cranford VFW Holds Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford VFW Post 335 held its annual flag retirement ceremony on Sept. 16 with the help of Cranford Girl Scout Troops 4071, 40113, 40534, 40541 and 40706, Cranford Boy Scout Troops 75 and 80, the Cranford Police Color Guard and the Cranford Fire Department.

The flag, “Old Glory,” was retired on Miln Street near Post Office Plaza. The flag was retired in a ...

Cranford Township Committee Disputes Results of Court Hearing with Hartz Mountain at Public Meeting

CRANFORD, NJ – A heated exchange took place during Tuesday night’s Cranford Township Committee meeting between the commissioners and representatives from Hartz Mountain regarding the outcome of the township’s recent court hearing to extend its immunity from the Mt. Laurel Doctrine.

According to the Cranford Township Committee, the township's motion was granted, thereby ...

Hartz Mountain Removed from Tomorrow' Township Committee Agenda

CRANFORD, NJ – Hartz Mountain Industries has requested to remove their application from Tuesday night’s township committee meeting.

As such, no question and answer portion or decision will be conducted at the meeting. It is unclear whether Hartz representatives will be present.

The decision follows Cranford’s hearing regarding the township’s affordable housing ...

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Cranford

Union County Same-Sex Married Residents Seek Second-Parent Adoption to Gain Parental Rights

October 20, 2017

In September, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders presented the first Union County LGBTQ Pride event in recent history. Dozens of families shared their stories with event organizers and elected officials at Union County’s Family PRIDE CommUNITY Picnic, an event organized to celebrate diversity and marriage equality. On Friday, October 13, Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen, ...

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 ...