Cranford council relents on redevelopment plan

Removes private property from contentious downtown remake study after stormy debut

Cranford council relents on redevelopment plan

CRANFORD, NJ — Two weeks of fury by downtown business and property owners has been quelled — at least for a moment — by township officials who removed their establishments from a study which suggested that a nearly 4-acre area be declared “in need of redevelopment.” “To sum up what the township committee will be […]

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Josh Cadet, varsity track “Josh Cadet has set numerous school records, in both individual and relay events. Josh holds school records in the 55-meter, 100-meter, and 200-meter dashes and won a state sectional title in the 200-meter dash. Recently, he was honored by the USA Track and Field and was named the New Jersey 17- […]

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Camryn Wichelns, varsity basketball “Camryn Wichelns is a two-year captain, starter and leading scorer. Wichelns has worked extremely hard during the off season to help better herself, in order to lead the team to success.” — Coach Jacquelyn Dyer When and why did you get involved in basketball? “As a young girl, I used to go […]

Cranford businesses mull counsel for redevelopment plan

Cranford businesses mull counsel for redevelopment plan

CRANFORD, NJ — Downtown business and property owners outraged by a recently unveiled township-commissioned study that recommends declaring a large area on the north side of the train station as a “condemnation area in need of redevelopment” are joining forces. Several of the business owners included in the study area — which includes 18 properties […]

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 […]

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 […]

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