Cranford UMC hosts blanket event

Cranford UMC hosts blanket event

CRANFORD, NJ — On Saturday, Feb. 11, Cranford United Methodist Church invited members of the community to help them make blankets at Cranford Community Center. The blankets are donated to variety of organizations. This year, the blankets will go to a domestic violence shelter in Elizabeth. The event coordinator was Holly Walker, who ordered the fleece […]

It’s all ‘Plrknib’ for Cranford author’s memoirs

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford author Alex Bernstein recently published a book called “Plrknib,” pronounced “plurk nib,” a memoir of the late 1970s and early ’80s that tells the story of Bernstein’s early career as a comedian in the Cincinnati area. He performed with much more experienced comedians, which forced him to strive to tell “the perfect […]

New mayor sworn in at reorganization meeting

CRANFORD, NJ — At Cranford’s reorganization meeting Tuesday, Jan. 3, Tom Hannen was sworn in as the new mayor; Patrick Giblin as deputy mayor; and Andis Kalnins, Mary O’Connor and the newly elected Ann Dooley, as commissioners. Ryan Cooper was sworn in as the new township attorney. Hannen and Giblin were also nominated and elected as […]

Historian plants seeds of knowledge

Historian plants seeds of knowledge

CRANFORD, NJ — On Tuesday, Jan. 17, author and garden historian Marta McDowell spoke at the Cranford Community Center about her recent book, “All the Presidents’ Gardens.” In it, McDowell tells the story of the White House grounds, starting with George Washington and ending with Barack Obama. “America’s first forestry project was started by John Quincy […]

Cranford reorganization meeting brings changes

CRANFORD, NJ — On Tuesday, January 3, Cranford held its reorganization meeting. Tom Hannen was sworn in as the town’s new mayor, Patrick Giblin as deputy mayor, and commissioners are Andis Kalnins, Mary O’Connor and the newly elected Ann Dooley. Ryan Cooper was sworn in as the town’s new attorney. Hannen was also nominated and elected […]

Growing hair for a good cause at Cranford PD

CRANFORD, NJ — Twenty-three members of the Cranford Police Department participated in No Shave November and raised $5,600 for cancer research and education. This is the second year that Chief James Wozniak encouraged his officers to participate in this fundraiser. According to the organization’s website, No Shave November’s goal is to grow awareness by embracing the […]

Cranford spends millions to avoid building apartments

CRANFORD, NJ — For years, Cranford has been fighting the proposed apartment units to be built on Birchwood Avenue. The state rates fifth for the least amount of affordable housing in the nation, and Cranford has spent millions to reduce the amount of units to be built in this area. They have also expressed concern about […]

Trolley ride is a holiday tradition in Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ — On Saturday, Dec. 17, a trolley ride organized by the Cranford Chamber of Commerce. The ride was offered free to residents and toured the town of Cranford. Santa also accompanied residents for the ride and sang Christmas songs with them. Children brought along their song sheets for the ride so they could sing […]


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Cranford Historical Society receives grant

CRANFORD, NJ — The Cranford Historical Society received a $1,000 grant Oct. 18 from Wells Fargo Foundation to support the organization’s mission to preserve Cranford’s history. Since 1927, the group has worked to keep the town’s unique history alive. It is the caretaker for two historic homes in town, Hanson House and Crane Phillips House Museum. […]