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Terry Darling and Brian McCarthy Join Cranford Board of Education

January 11, 2019

CRANFORD - Following the departures of Daniel Demarco and Cathy Sheridan, Terry Darling and Brian McCarthy officially took their seats on the Cranford Board of Education at Monday's Reorganization Meeting.

While Darling and McCarthy are new to the Board, William Hulse and Maria Loikith retained their seats in the November election. McCarthy ...

2019-20 Cougar Cubs Program Sign up

CRANFORD - Register your child for the Cougar Cubs program, a part of the Child Development Class held at Cranford High School, for the 2019-2020 school year.

The program is looking for Cranford residents who have children 3-5 years of age (must be potty trained).

This program provides a developmentally appropriate, hands-on learning environment that is not a ...

OAS Teacher Admits to Threat, Surrenders Teacher's License

CRANORD - Matthew Acosta, a special education teacher at Orange Avenue School has admitted to making a perceived general threat against the school where he worked late last year, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Thursday.

Acosta, 34, of Kenilworth pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, a petty disorderly persons offense during a court hearing ...

Dr. Rubin Presents 10 Potential Plans for School District

CRANFORD - Back in October, Dr. Rubin and the Cranford Board of Education introduced the Reimagining Cranford Schools Proposal. 

Like any proposed change, the reception has been split throughout the residents of the town. After the initial introduction meeting on October 30 at Cranford High School, followed by six community meetings, one at each of the six elementary ...

Cranford to Continue Tuition-Based Full-Day Kindergarten For 2019-20 School Year

CRANFORD - The Cranford Board of Education will continue to hold two tuition-based full-day kindergartens for the 2019-2020 school year, pending sufficient enrollment. In anticipation of high interest in the program, your child’s participation will be based on a lottery.

Children who will be five years old by October 1, 2019, and are Cranford residents are eligible for the ...

Cranford High School Administration Amplifies Safety

CRANFORD - In light of recent, jarring events across the country and the world, the administration at Cranford High School has taken upon itself to increase the safety and security of the students and staff.

Several new protocols have been put into place since the beginning of the school year to reduce any possibility of threats to the school. With the help of the New Jersey ...

Arrested OAS Teacher Passes Mental Health Screening, Granted Pre-Trial Release

CRANFORD - On Tuesday afternoon, Dr. Scott Rubin, Superintendent of Cranford Public Schools, released an update on Matthew Acosta, the Orange Avenue School faculty member arrested for terroristic threats. Rubin's message read:


Dear Parents and Guardians, Staff, Students, and Community Members,

The District just received an update regarding the Orange Avenue School ...

Arrested OAS Faculty Member Said He Would "Shoot up the Place"

CRANFORD - In a report obtained by TAPinto Cranford from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, some disturbing details on the arrest of Orange Avenue School faculty member Matthew Acosta, 33, of Kenilworth, have been released. 

Certain portions have been partially redacted to omit personal identifying information. Detectives wrote in the ...

Arrested OAS Faculty Member to Undergo Mental Health Screening

CRANFORD - On Thursday afternoon, Mark Spivey, the Director of Communications for the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, released a statement on Matthew Acosta, a faculty member of Orange Avenue School who was arrested last Friday. 

"State Superior Court Judge Daniel R. Lindemann today granted the State's motion to remand defendant Acosta pending a mental ...

Orange Avenue School Faculty Member Arrested For Terroristic Threats

CRANFORD - On Friday, November 2nd, the Cranford Police Department was alerted to an incident involving a threat made by a faculty member of Orange Avenue School. Following an investigation by members of the Cranford Police Department, Matthew Acosta, 33, of Kenilworth was charged with one count of 3rd Degree Terroristic Threats and one count of 4th Degree Risking Widespread Injury or ...


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