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May 16, 2022

CRANFORD, NJ - The North Avenue Gateway redevelopment project passed for a first reading on April 12, 2022, with a 4 - 1 vote, but the second reading, which passed May 10, 2022, will move forward with a vote of 3 - 2. "I have rarely changed my vote on something," said Commissioner Mary O'Connor.

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners following a public hearing Thursday adopted a $​​513.7 million budget, which does not increase the county-wide tax levy. While the spending plan comes with an average tax decrease of $28 for county homeowners, the impact varies by municipality ...

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CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12. He was 93. Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - At Monday evening's Township Committee workshop meeting, Iron Ore Properties, LLC and BlackBird Group Architects, LLC presented a proposed site plan of the new building at the corner of Walnut Avenue and Chestnut Street.  The redevelopment plan for the area, also known as South ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - This week Bernie sits down with a woman of many hats, Lisa Carbone.  Carbone is a mom to two daughters, owns two construction businesses, Timber Ridge Construction and Loft Homes, with her husband Anthony, a new real estate agent and is the vice president of the Cranford Board of ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - The Cranford Township Committee passed both the municipal budget and the district management corporation (DMC) budget at its meeting on April 26, 2022. Both budgets passed with 5-0 votes. The $43 million municipal budget covers operational costs of the township, including the ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - At its meeting last week, the Union County Board of County Commissioners awarded the Union County Infrastructure & Municipal Aid Grant to each of the county's 21 municipalities, totaling $1.5 million. “As one of the largest counties in the state, keeping the vitality and ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - The Cranford Township Committee passed the North Avenue redevelopment plan for a first reading at its April 12 meeting.  It passed with a 4-1 vote, with Commissioner Gina Black as the dissenting vote.  The township is currently under a court order to pass the redevelopment plan ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — PSE&G filed a state court lawsuit Friday claiming a local law the town council approved in February unreasonably prevents the electric company from carrying out planned upgrades to its network, including the installation of higher voltage electrical lines on taller poles. The ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Warm weather is returning, but will the parklets that dotted the streets of downtown Cranford also return? Residents and business owners weighed in at the Township Committee Workshop meeting on Monday.  Parklets are outdoor dining spaces or small public gathering areas. These ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - If you ever see a man walking around town with a black lab that answers to the name of Woodrow, you've probably just met Brian Andrews. In fact, Andrews told TAPinto Cranford that his wife gave his regards to a downtown business owner who didn't recognize his name or his position as ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford Radio podcast host, Bernie Wagenblast, sits down with the newest Assemblywoman for New Jersey's 21st District, Michele Matsikoudis. The 21st district currently includes Chatham and Long Hill Township in Morris County, Bernards Township, Far Hills, Warren ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - At its meeting on Tuesday, the Cranford Township Committee adopted an ordinance officially raising the fees for the Swim Pool Utility and the Conservation Center. However, registration for the Pools and Conservation Center had been open since early March and some residents had ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A resident speaking at Thursday’s Union County Board of Commissioners meeting prompted a strong response from the board over the spending of federal COVID-19 relief dollars. The Garwood resident asked about $749,552.94 in CARES Act funds, which records show the county paid out to ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - This week, Bernie teams up with TV 35 to bring back their In Focus series. The first interviewee is Cranford's Township Committee Chair, Mayor Kathleen Miller Prunty. Prunty discusses the reopening of all three Cranford Pools this summer, Cranford's issues with flooding, and the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Town Council on Tuesday introduced a law that would allow people to drink alcoholic beverages outdoors from “open containers” in some downtown locations. Along with the executive committee of Downtown Westfield Corporation, town council members feel the measure will help the ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford residents do not want to see the North Union Avenue municipal parking lot, Mayor's Park with the gazebo, and the Cranford Fire Department as a part of the "North Avenue Gateway Redevelopment," according to the findings of Township planner Annie Hindenlang from ...

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It is a small world and Cranford is a small town. The proof is when you find out you grew up on the same street as a Township Commissioner.  Chatting over a cup of tea, that’s the way Mary O’Connor and I found out our formative years were spent a few houses (perhaps a decade or two, as well) ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - It may soon be more expensive to join the Cranford Pools, as rates are expected to increase this season.  At its meeting on Tuesday, February 22 meeting, the Township Committee unanimously passed the proposed rate increase for a first reading. Earlier in the evening, during the ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - The Cranford Township Committee adopted a Redevelopment Plan for the area near South Avenue and Chestnut Street at their meeting on Tuesday. The vote passed with a 4-1 vote. The area which includes, 100-126 South Avenue, 32 High Street, 2 Chestnut Street, and 201 Walnut Avenue has ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - This week's edition of The Cranford Connection: Meet the Leaders features Deputy Mayor Jason Gareis. While the Winter Olympics may be coming to a close, Gareis' love of snowboarding will go on. He has been snowboarding for many years and traveled far distances. For his fortieth ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - A consensus was reached at the virtual February 16 Planning Board meeting, that the Board's next meeting would be held in person, following suit with the Township Committee and other township Boards. There was debate whether the board would go back in person at the March 2 meeting ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - We are getting to know our newest Township Commissioner, Gina Black, on this week's edition of The Cranford Connection: Meet the Leaders. There is definitely something homey about sitting down with a township representative at a local diner to have a chat! Newly sworn-in ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford Public Library would like to continue with the planned Children's Room expansion project, despite not receiving federal grants in 2020 or 2021. "We got a lot of positive responses [from the strategic planning survey], but most of the negative responses have to do with the ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - The February 8 meeting of the Cranford Township Committee was the first of the year to be held in person. It was announced that the Municipal Building will open tp the public during business hours starting on February 14.  An ordinance that will raise the prices of emergency ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Traffic flows and water flows were among the top concerns discussed as the Planning Board approved a 162-unit housing development in three buildings at Williams Nursery on Monday. The board approved the housing for 522 Springfield Ave. following extensive testimony from the ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - For our next installment of our Meet the Leader Series, TAPinto Cranford sat down with Mayor Kathleen Miller Prunty. You may find her walking around town or enjoying her favorite bench in Sperry Park. But if you are talking to her, and she hears the sweet voices of her ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - An addendum has been added to the 750 Walnut Redevelopment Agreement that would restrict any potential requests for further expansion.  The addendum was unanimously passed by the Township Committee at its January 25, 2022, meeting for a first reading. It was then sent to the ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - The redevelopment projects planned for South Avenue and Chestnut Street has moved one step closer to reality.  The redevelopment plan, which is the first step in the planning process, passed for first reading by the Committee on Tuesday. Commissioner Black abstained from the vote, ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford Pools need to make changes in order for all three pools to continue in the future, according to township officials. At Saturday's budget workshop, Steve Robertazzi, director of Cranford Parks and Recreation and Lavona Patterson, the township's Finance Director, discussed ...

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