Rahway River flood project still facing hurdles

CRANFORD, NJ  — A comprehensive Rahway River Flood Mitigation Project has been in the works for 20 years, and while a plan has been selected, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesperson Hector Mosley said there are still hurdles. “Flood risk management in the Rahway River Basin is a challenging issue from an economic, environmental and […]

Cranford downtown redevelopment plan draws fire

Cranford downtown redevelopment plan draws fire

CRANFORD, NJ — Wayne Hayes, a 30-year resident, frequently has his hair cut at Carlito’s Barber Shop, enjoys fresh shellfish from Marino’s Seafood Market and Restaurant and gets his car repaired at Carmen’s Foreign Car Repair. All three businesses, located on North Avenue East on the eastern edge of the downtown business district, are staples […]

Mount Laurel bandied at Cranford reorg meeting

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford Mayor Tom Hannen took the oath for his second term in office at the Township Committee’s reorganization meeting Jan. 2, with an audience that included senior state and county officials. In addition to a large contingent from the Cranford police and fire departments, Republican state Senate minority leader Tom Kean, of the […]

Berkeley Heights complex moves ahead with land swap completed

Berkeley Heights complex moves ahead with land swap completed

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — With real estate transactions complete between Berkeley Heights and Church of the Little Flower, the township is clear to move into the next phase of its $28 million municipal complex redevelopment project. The transfer of Little Flower’s “upper church,” associated buildings and surrounding land near the intersection of Roosevelt and Hamilton avenues […]

Water lines burst as temps plunge

Water lines burst as temps plunge

CRANFORD, NJ — The temperature is down, way down, and the number of water main breaks across New Jersey is up significantly, according to New Jersey American Water. It’s almost a daily occurrence to see police blocking a road or street so construction crews can rip up the asphalt and repair the water line beneath. Within […]

Home bakers sue state to be able to sell creations

Home bakers sue state to be able to sell creations

CRANFORD, NJ — Martha Rabello used to run her own bakery. Not anymore. The Cranford mother of two was trained as a pastry chef in Brooklyn and specialized in Brazilian-inspired cookies that pair well with coffee. She rented a commercial-grade kitchen, required by New Jersey state law, but the cost was so burdensome, she stopped, halting […]

Cranford adds officers, promotes detective in police revamp

CRANFORD, NJ — Three new probationary police officers were welcomed and a detective was promoted to sergeant in the police department at the Dec. 19 Cranford Township Committee meeting, continuing a revamp of the department, which hired its 11th police chief in October. “It is a great day for the Cranford Police Department,” Chief Ryan Greco […]

One-seat ride edges closer with announcement

One-seat ride edges closer with announcement

UNION COUNTY, NJ — For years, the desires of the Raritan Valley Line commuters for a one-seat ride into Manhattan have rested with the prospect of two additional tracks under the Hudson River, a goal that inched a step closer Wednesday, Dec. 13. Last week came the joint announcement by Gov. Chris Christie and New York […]

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