Cranford promotes employees within DPW and CPD

Cranford promotes employees within DPW and CPD

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford employees are congratulated for their recent promotions. Erik Hastrup was recently promoted to superintendent of Public Works. Detective Sgt. Matthew Nazzaro was promoted to the rank of detective lieutenant and Detective Spencer Durkin was promoted to the rank of detective sergeant. Nazzaro will command the newly formed Training and Community Outreach […]

Annual Cranford event draws large crowds and sees huge success

Annual Cranford event draws large crowds and sees huge success

CRANFORD, NJ — Although the novel coronavirus pandemic has disrupted many aspects of people’s lives, it didn’t stop the Cranford Community Connection from hosting its annual Cranford Porchfest on Saturday, Oct. 10. Even with face coverings and social distancing, the afternoon event, which comprised 30 bands playing on 10 different porches, was a thrill for […]

Algonquin Drive house and Cranford Theater receive Preservation Awards

Algonquin Drive house and Cranford Theater receive Preservation Awards

CRANFORD, NJ — The Cranford Preservation Award for 2020 was presented to the owners of 37 Algonquin Drive and the Cranford Theater. The award, sponsored jointly by the Cranford Historical Society and the Cranford Historic Preservation Advisory Board, is given annually to owners of a residence or a business who have helped preserve and maintain […]

Remembering the Union County victims of 9/11

Remembering the Union County victims of 9/11

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Nineteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, approximately 3,000 people were murdered in terrorist attacks in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Stonycreek, Pa. May we always remember the victims. Below are the Union County residents who were killed in the terrorist attacks: • Lee Adler, 48, of Springfield • Andrew […]

Cranford residents rally to save the U.S. Postal Service

Cranford residents rally to save the U.S. Postal Service

CRANFORD, NJ — In an effort to stand ground across the nation, thousands of people gathered on Aug. 25 at numerous post office locations to rally together and save the U.S. Postal Service. Joining this initiative, Cranford residents raised awareness about the Postal Service’s dire position. Residents chanted in unison and lifted signs into the […]

Daughter of broadcasting veteran revolutionizes theater during pandemic

Daughter of broadcasting veteran revolutionizes theater during pandemic

CRANFORD, NJ — You may know Bob Wischusen as a voice announcer for the New York Jets, college football and basketball for ESPN. As a sports commentator, the broadcasting veteran critiques and comments when some of the nation’s biggest teams are playing. While he helped revolutionize sports analysis with his booming voice, his daughter, Katrina […]

Cranford emerges as winner in Last Dance Tournament

Cranford emerges as winner in Last Dance Tournament

CRANFORD, NJ — When the pandemic caused the entire nation to come to a standstill, that standstill included a freeze on all sports. Those who played sports, including high school athletes throughout New Jersey, couldn’t finish their seasons. Last Dance Tournament Director Michael Murray Jr., who is also director of athletics at Saint Joseph High […]

Tropical Storm Isaias causes trouble in Union County

Tropical Storm Isaias causes trouble in Union County

UNION COUNTY — Barreling through New Jersey early last week, Tropical Storm Isaias arrived in Union County with powerful winds, roaring thunder and drenching rain. The storm, which first made landfall as a hurricane, knocked over trees and tugged down power lines, causing power outages across the county. PSEG spokesperson Lauren Ugorji gave an update […]

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