Cranford Township Committee begins new year

Cranford Township Committee begins new year

CRANFORD — The Township Committee met virtually on Tuesday, Jan. 5, and elected Kathleen Miller Prunty to serve as mayor and Brian Andrews as deputy mayor. Commissioners Jason Gareis, Public Safety; Thomas Hannen, Public Works and Engineering; and Mary O’Connor, Finance, were also present. The committee voted to name residents to various official boards, committees […]

Cranford Equity Initiative seeks to unite the township once more

Cranford Equity Initiative seeks to unite the township once more

CRANFORD, NJ — In an effort to unite residents, community organizers are forming Action Planning Committees, through the Equity and Inclusivity Initiative. Mayor Patrick Giblin; Police Chief Ryan Greco; the Rev. Alfred Brown Jr. of First Baptist Church; pastor and Cranford Clergy Council representative; Superintendent of Schools Scott Rubin; Brian Chinni, chief executive officer and […]

Cranford reaches a settlement with Hartz Mountain

Cranford reaches a settlement with Hartz Mountain

CRANFORD, NJ — Mayor Patrick Giblin announced that the township has reached a settlement with Hartz Mountain to develop their site at 750 Walnut Ave. at a density far less than the original application to build 900 units. The settlement came after more than a year of negotiations and will result in the 30-acre site […]

House adopts measure to mitigate Rahway River flooding

House adopts measure to mitigate Rahway River flooding

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Efforts to abate flooding from the East Branch of the Rahway River are back on, following a Dec. 8 vote from Congress that approved funding for a renewal of the Rahway River flood abatement study. The bill, S1811, also called the “Water Resources Development Act of 2020,” contains provisions for several […]

Snow makes Cranford into a winter wonderland

Snow makes Cranford into a winter wonderland

CRANFORD, NJ — Though the area did not get as much snow as initially forecast, there was certainly enough to blanket these spots in Hanson Park, McConnell Park and downtown Cranford. Photos Courtesy of Doreen Schindler

Small Business Saturday attracts customers in Cranford

Small Business Saturday attracts customers in Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ — Between Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, the weekend following Thanksgiving is a big shopping weekend. In Cranford, local businesses didn’t let the COVID-19 pandemic slow them down on Saturday, Nov. 28. Ellen Ramer is the owner of Martin Jewelers, a jewelry store at 12 North Ave. W. that is celebrating its […]

Murphy administration announces $161 million in grants to 543 municipalities

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On Nov. 18, Gov. Phil Murphy announced $161.25 million in municipal aid grants, with 543 cities and towns across the state receiving funds to advance road, bridge, safety and quality-of-life improvements, demonstrating the state Department of Transportation’s commitment to communities. The competitive municipal aid grant program attracted 635 applications from 549 […]

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