June is Cataracts Awareness Month; The Dangers of Leaving Cataracts Untreated

June 18, 2018

CRANFORD – With busy schedules during the summer, it is tempting to neglect important health issues until less hectic times. However, cataracts, which tends to progress, can lead to devastating health issues if left untreated. With nearly 25 million individuals who have cataracts nationwide, it is more important than ever for patients to be able to recognize ...

Union County Mosquito Spraying

CRANFORD - Please be advised that spraying for Adult Mosquitoes will be performed tonight, Thursday, June 14, 2018 (weather permitting) between the hours of 7:00 P.M. and 12:00 A.M. in the area of Arbor St., Locust St., Retford Ave., Stoughton St. and Woodside Ave.

Cranford Resident Rode His Bike Nearly 500 Miles

CRANFORD – Cranford resident Kent Lucas was one of 150 commuters who embraced a more sustainable commute by trading in his car keys for pedals during TransOptions’ annual Bike to Work Challenge.

Through TransOptions’ GoForGood app, riders tracked their bicycle commute trips and miles from May 1st through May 31st. Participants who joined the challenge were entered to win ...

Head of Radiation Oncology at Overlook, Dr. Schwartz, Joins Ranks of Cancer Survivors

SUMMIT, NJ –  Marcia Haller and her friend James Colangelo, both cancer
survivors and Cranford residents, attended their third Cancer Survivor
Celebration at Overlook Medical Center on Saturday.

Haller said she discovered her breast cancer after she saw a football team
dressed in pink as a reminder to people to check for breast cancer on the
Channel 5 morning show. “That ...

Trinitas Medical Center Recognized for Having 4th Best C-Section Rate in NJ

ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center's mission to promote vaginal childbirth has recently been recognized by the NJ Department of Health and New Jersey Hospital Association, and their statewide initiative to reduce unnecessary cesarean sections for the well-being of mothers and babies.

According to hospital representatives, their low C-section rate (16.9%) is the result of ...

Cranford Community Connections to Host Tuff Paddle Run

CRANFORD, NJ – The first-ever Cranford Tuff Paddle, sponsored by Cranford Community Connections, will task participants with navigating the streams and trails of the Rahway River.

According to a press release from the organization, participants will race in teams of two as they run, paddle and tackle obstacles in various areas around Cranford.

The total running distance is about one ...

Brookside Place School Nurse Launches "Pedal to School" Campaign

CRANFORD, NJ – Paula O’Hara, a nurse at Brookside Place School, recently started a “Pedal to School” campaign to promote healthy choices and active lifestyles.

Through a grant from Atlantic Healthy System’s Atlantic Healthy Schools A+ Challenge, assistance from the Brookside PTA and a partnership with the Cranford Police Department, O’Hara offered a ...

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Help Is Available for Suicide Prevention

June 15, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that trained counselors at NJ Hopeline will provide confidential, anonymous guidance for people who may be having suicidal thoughts, or who know someone at risk.

NJHopeline may be contacted 24/7 by phone at 855-654-6735 or by live chat at

In addition, Union County residents can contact the County’s ...