Cranford remembers six who died in 9/11 attacks

Cranford remembers six who died in 9/11 attacks

CRANFORD, N.J. — An entire generation of schoolchildren in town weren’t even alive when terrorists hijacked four planes and flew them into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. But the memory of that day is still clear for their parents, older siblings and neighbors in Cranford. “It’s been 18 […]

Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Two towns in Union County, including the No. 2 ranked Summit, are among the top 10 “Best Places to Live in New Jersey,” according to New Jersey Monthly magazine’s September edition. The survey, conducted by Leflein Associates, an independent research firm based in Ringwood considered home values, property taxes, crime rate, school performance and a […]

UCC offers medical marijuana workshop

UCC offers medical marijuana workshop

CRANFORD, N.J. — Following a failed attempt by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration to legalize or decriminalize marijuana, reduced restrictions on the drug have created increased opportunities for potential patients and providers. Many doctors feel marijuana is not a cure-all so the risks — as well as any touted benefits — should be understood. “It’s really […]

Cranford gamer gets European immersion

Cranford gamer gets European immersion

CRANFORD, N.J. — Sam Finston considered himself more arts-oriented when he was going to Cranford High School but felt he also did well at math and science. Like many American youth, video games were a staple of his free time. At the 11th-hour suggestion of a teacher, he discovered a way to combine his interests. […]

New principal named for Cranford’s Livingston Avenue School

New principal named for Cranford’s Livingston Avenue School

CRANFORD, N.J. — An assistant principal from Edison will take over as principal of Livingston Avenue School, the latest move in administration caused by the retirement of the Hillside Avenue School principal. Cari Lopez, who has been the assistant principal at Martin Luther King and Washington elementary schools in Edison since January, will replace former […]

Cranford bans plastics despite complaints

Cranford bans plastics despite complaints

CRANFORD, NJ — The Township Committee adopted a ban on single-use plastics at its Aug. 13 meeting, voting 4-1 despite objections from several business owners regarding the cost and compliance date. Tom Hannen, the township’s commissioner of building and zoning, was the only committee member to offer any criticism of the ordinance when it was […]

Cranford school board gets strategic plan update

Cranford High School auditorium rigging to cost $112K

Cranford school board gets strategic plan update

CRANFORD, NJ — The school district will expand its classroom bullying prevention lessons to include grades four, six and nine this year, along with peer mediation in the high school as part of its five-year strategic plan, Superintendent Scott Rubin told the local school board at its July 22 meeting. The information came along with […]

Cranford cops look to encourage good behavior

Cranford cops look to encourage good behavior

CRANFORD, NJ — The Police Department is looking to increase bicycle safety and inspire good behavior by giving out “positive summons” to the local youth this summer through two safety initiatives. The summons will be redeemable for a free slice of pizza or a Slurpee. With the department’s bicycle safety reward campaign, children under the […]

County launches opioid addiction hotline program

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Officials have launched a new program — Helping Hands 365 — that features a 24/7 hotline connecting addicts with peers who have achieved sobriety in an effort to reduce opioid-related overdoses in the county. More than 130 county residents died of such overdoses in 2018. Prevention Links, a local nonprofit organization […]

Cranford set to ban plastic bags, utensils

Cranford set to ban plastic bags, utensils

CRANFORD, NJ — The township appears set to become the 17th municipality in New Jersey to bar commercial establishments from distributing single-use plastic utensils and bags under an ordinance introduced at the governing council’s meeting Tuesday, July 9. All five members — four Democrats and one Republican — voted at the meeting to introduce the […]

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