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Union County College Foundation Announces Law Enforcement Scholarship Fund

April 13, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ- The Union County College Foundation hopes to establish a $10,00 fund to create an annual scholarship for police officers and their families who want to further their education, according to a press release sent by the UCC Foundation on Thursday.

The fund, titled the “Union County College Law Enforcement Scholarship Fund,” was proposed by Chief John Rodger of the ...

Update: Cranford Fire Department Responds to Carbon Monoxide Threat

Updated April 11 at 1:05 P.M.

CRANFORD, NJ -The Cranford Fire Department and EMS/First Aid Squad were called to 29 Hemlock Circle for a high level of carbon monoxide in the house late Monday night, according to the Breaking News Network.

Three residents were in the home at the time of the call, according to Battalion Chief Andrew Stratton.

One resident was transported by ...

Motorcyle Accident in Cranford Under Investigation

CRANFORD, NJ - At approximately 9:50 p.m. Saturday night, an SUV collided with a motorcyle near South Avenue in Cranford.  The accident took place on County Road 610 and Washington Place, according to police.  The accident is under investigation.  Injuries are unknown at this time.

Cranford police did not provide further comment.

JCP&L Outage Update: Route 22 Closure in Springfield to Last Up to Eight Hours

SPRINGFIELD, NJ  - From JCP&L:  In order to complete our repairs, one lane of Route 22 Eastbound was closed starting shortly after noon today.

Crews will need to place the new pole, repair the wires and briefly shut down both lanes to run the service wire across the highway.  This work is expected to take approximately eight hours.

UPDATE: Fatal Accident Shuts Down Portion of Garden State Parkway in Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ - UPDATE 5:26 p.m.

State police have identified the victim as Raymond Andreola, 28, of Pittston, Pennsylvania. Andreola was formerly from Milltown, N.J.

Original Story:

A fatal accident occurred Friday morning on the Garden State Parkway North at 6:03 a.m. at Exit 137, causing backups of more than 10 miles during rush hour.

"A single car, a Toyota sedan, went off ...

Cranford Police Department Announces Youth Academy Program

CRANFORD, NJ-The Cranford Police Department will host its eleventh annual Cranford Police Youth Academy from July 10 to July 14, according to press release sent by the department on April 4.

The academy is open for students graduating from sixth grade to eighth grade and will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, according to the press release.

“The primary goal of the Cranford Police ...

Cranford Police Department First in County to Equip Officers with Tasers

CRANFORD, NJ-The Cranford Police Department is the first municipal police department in Union County to provide its trained officers with Conductive Energy Devices, commonly known as Tasers, according to a press release sent by the department on April 5.

The officers were equipped with the devices last week, following a two-day training course conducted by the Union County Prosecutor’s ...

Cranford Police Department Starts the Conversation for 'Below 100' Initiative

CRANFORD, NJ – Police officers take an oath to protect and serve; they are the ones we call when we are in need of assistance; when we are in trouble; when we are in danger. Their instincts have them run toward trouble every day without regard for their own personal safety.

Anytime a law enforcement officer loses their life in the line-of-duty, the brotherhood mourns, because they are ...

Cranford Police to Participate in "Operation Take Back"

CRANFORD, NJ - The Cranford Police Department will participate in “Operation Take Back”, a semi-annual statewide event to collect prescription and over-the-counter medications.

This event will be Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.. This year’s collection will take place at the Cranford Municipal Building, located at 8 Springfield Avenue on the ground level just outside ...

Suspect in Israel Detained in Connection with Calls Threatening JCCs in U.S.

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Multiple news media are reporting today law enforcement officials in Israel have detained a Jewish American teenager in connection with multiple phone threats to Jewish Community Centers across the United States. 

According to the New York Times, an Israeli  judge has ordered the suspect, who has not been charged, to be held until at least March 30 ...

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