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

November 8, 2018

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 ...

Administrators Present Reimagining Cranford Schools Proposal, Response Mostly Negative

CRANFORD - Residents of Cranford were shell-shocked a few weeks ago when Cranford Public Schools Superintendent, Dr Rubin, sent out a message about a proposal to "Reimagine Cranford Schools."

The proposal calls for an adjustment to the long-used system of "neighborhood schools" in favor of creating four K-2 schools with full-day kindergarten, ...

New Playground at Lincoln School Donated by Union County Freeholders

CRANFORD - Lincoln School is very excited about its new playground. Thanks to the generous donation from the Union County Freeholders, Lincoln School inaugurated its new playground on Friday, October 26, 2018 with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by students, Dr. Rubin, and the Union County Freeholders.

With tons of options such as slides, a couch seesaw, monkey ...

A Message From Superintendent Rubin on Oct. 30 Meeting For Reimagining Cranford Public Schools Proposal

CRANFORD - Over the past few weeks since Superintendent Scott Rubin announced the proposal, "Reimagining Cranford Public Schools," many of the community have been up in arms about the potential changes and the costs associated with said proposal. "Reimagining Cranford Public Schools" calls for the elimination of the long-used system of ...

Superintendent Announces Individual School Meetings for Re-imagining Cranford Schools Proposal

CRANFORD - On Thursday, Dr. Scott Rubin, Superintendent of Cranford Schools, announced that along with the three community meetings being held at Cranford High School on October 30, November 28, and December 17 on the proposal to reimagine Cranford Public Schools, there will now be an additional seven individual school meetings held to "afford a greater ...

Message From The Superintendent - Proposal to Reimagine Cranford Public Schools

CRANFORD - On Monday, parents and guardians of the students of the Cranford School District received an email from Dr. Scott Rubin, Superintendent of Cranford Schools, about possible changes coming to the district.

Though Dr. Rubin described the district as "high performing," he mentioned that the goal is to always continue to "work collaboratively to find ways to ...

Community-Funded CFEE Grants Will Support Innovation in the Cranford Schools

CRANFORD - The Cranford Fund for Educational Excellence (CFEE) has awarded more than $32,000 in grants to support a variety of educational innovations in the Cranford schools during the 2018-2019 academic year.

The grants will benefit students across the school district. The Cranford school board has formally accepted the grants, which are awarded to the teachers who applied for ...

Teacher Retirements Throughout The District

CRANFORD - Everyone has that certain teacher that leaves a lasting memory. But just like every other job, there comes a time where one gets to ride off into the sunset. Here is a list of the Cranford School District retirements, according to the Board of Education approved minutes.

Hillside Avenue School

Kathryn Warren, Teacher of Achieve, 21 years of ...


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