Pride in Cranford Awards to highlight Irene Volunteers

CRANFORD — Susanne Capece has devoted 31 years volunteering her time to others, but her quiet selflessness really shined right after Cranford was devastated by Tropical Storm Irene. It was then that this longtime resident went throughout the flood area picking up laundry soaked in muddy floodwater, took it home to wash, fold and return […]

Birchwood builders ask court to force Cranford’s hand

CRANFORD — S. Hekemian might have received court approval last year to build an apartment complex and parking garage on Birchwood Avenue, but the legal wrangling is far from over. In fact, a few weeks ago the developer had to file yet another civil lawsuit to raise the street a foot in order to satisfy […]

Board submits ‘last stand’ report

Board of trustees hands over report to Middle States Commission By Cheryl Hehl, Staff Writer With its monitoring report now in the hands of the agency that will determine whether Kean University is worthy of keeping the accreditation it held since 1960, university officials await a critical visit next week that could play heavily into the […]

Board submits ‘last stand’ report

At meeting: ‘Where is the acknowledgement of personal responsibility?’ By Cheryl Hehl,  Staff Writer UNION COUNTY — Although most board meetings during the past year have begun in front of a large, raucous audience that jammed Kean Hall and spilled into the hallways and courtyard beyond, the Aug. 30 meeting was attended by a sparse crowd devoid of […]

Mason gets OK from state to ‘double dip’ in Cranford

By Cheryl Hehl, Staff Writer CRANFORD — After receiving clarification from the state, the township is moving forward this week with selecting a new police chief so Police Chief Eric Mason can retire and permanently assume the administrator’s spot. Monday Deputy Mayor Andis Kalnins confirmed the township was able to clarify the confusion that arose […]

Legal bills mounting as Cranford endures Birchwood saga

By Cheryl Hehl, Staff Writer  CRANFORD — Although the township has been fighting the Birchwood Development for years, in the end taxpayers end up footing the legal bill that grows day by day. However, the township stands strongly behind this effort and does not intend to back down. Regardless of the cost. According to legal bills […]

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