NJAW’s temporary scheduled treatment change to end in this area

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On April 19, New Jersey American Water will resume using chloramines in water treatment at its Raritan–Millstone and Canal Road water treatment plants. These plants serve NJAW customers in Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset and Union counties. In mid-January, as part of an annual routine maintenance program for its water […]

Cranford’s Emma Rothman celebrates 10-year anniversary of heart transplant

Cranford’s Emma Rothman celebrates 10-year anniversary of heart transplant

CRANFORD, NJ — Emma Rothman, of Cranford, is just weeks away from graduating from Syracuse University with a degree in food studies. Like most college graduates, she has mixed emotions about taking the next step in her life’s journey. “I am definitely a bit terrified, but I am excited about the variety of opportunities that […]

Calvary Nursery School marks COVID-19 anniversary

Calvary Nursery School marks COVID-19 anniversary

CRANFORD, NJ — Calvary Nursery School & Child Care, an early childhood center serving children ages 2 and a half to 6, recently hosted a pop-up event in downtown Cranford to thank first responders and recognize the community’s yearlong difficult journey. Students marked the passage of the past year’s struggles with a first responder appreciation […]

Area students win Young Playwrights Awards from The Theater Project

Area students win Young Playwrights Awards from The Theater Project

UNION, NJ — Nutley resident Brennan Columbia-Walsh, a 16-year-old junior from Montclair Kimberley Academy, and Alejandro Espinal, a 17-year-old senior at the Academy for Performing Arts in Scotch Plains, have been selected to share first prize in The Theater Project’s prestigious annual Young Playwrights Competition. Ryan Rosenthal, a 16-year-old junior at Cranford High School, and […]

Sensory communication kits deployed in police officers’ vehicles

Sensory communication kits deployed in police officers’ vehicles

CRANFORD, NJ — A forward-thinking police officer, a generous Cranford-based business and the Police Department’s Community Outreach Unit combined efforts to create and deploy sensory communication kits in all primary radio cars in Cranford. “The sensory communication kits are intended to improve relationships and mitigate communication barriers between our officers and those individuals in our […]

Snowstorm brings a visit from Lincoln to Cranford

Snowstorm brings a visit from Lincoln to Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ — In advance of Presidents Day on Feb. 15, Robert Schott created an impressive 14-foot snow sculpture of the Lincoln Memorial. This isn’t the first time Schott has created a delightful snow sculpture in his front yard at 512 Springfield Ave. in Cranford; in the past he has created Snoopy from ‘Peanuts,’ Olaf […]

Union County Board of Commissioners awards 60 HEART grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners has announced that 60 artists, historians and local nonprofit organizations will receive funding through the 2021 Union County HEART — History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands — grant program. The HEART grant program was created by the Board of Commissioners in 1998, in recognition of […]

Downtown NJ recognizes Cranford initiatives in placemaking contest

Downtown NJ recognizes Cranford initiatives in placemaking contest

CRANFORD, NJ — Downtown New Jersey recently celebrated downtowns and downtown businesses across the state for their placemaking projects with awards. While many downtowns and businesses are struggling right now due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, these award winners have taken innovative steps to keep their areas surviving and thriving. Nominations were accepted in two […]

Progress: Union County sees many advancements in 2020

Progress: Union County sees many advancements in 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ — 2020 was packed to the brim with goings-on, from COVID-19 to the census, from the Black Lives Matter movement to the presidential election. While COVID-19 and unrest dominated headlines, there were many infrastructure advancements in Union County. The following is a short recap of some of those improvements; this is by […]

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