ISIS terrorist plot foiled in Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ — A 19-year-old Canadian man was arrested by federal authorities in Cranford last year as part of an investigation that foiled a three-man plot to carry out terrorist attacks in New York, the U.S. Attorney General’s Office revealed after documents in the case were unsealed recently. The U.S. Department of Justice detailed the case […]

Court affirms Cranford’s housing lawsuit immunity

Court affirms Cranford’s housing lawsuit immunity

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford must meet its unfilled obligations from previous rounds of Mount Laurel housing obligations before it can alter its plans for subsequent stages, a Superior Court judge ruled Sept. 19. The ruling comes in the context of Hartz Mountain Industries’ proposal to redevelop a 30.5-acre property at 750 Walnut Ave. on the Clark […]

Cranford returns to movies with local’s role in film

Cranford returns to movies with local’s role in film

CRANFORD, NJ — Older Cranford residents may remember when their town was the setting for the 2005 major motion picture “Guess Who?” starring Ashton Kutcher, Bernie Mac and Zoe Saldana — a comedic remake of the 1967 drama “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”. Cranford has made it to Hollywood for the second time in 12 years […]

Detective tells court dramatic tale of finding Cranford woman’s body

Detective tells court dramatic tale  of finding Cranford woman’s body

CRANFORD, NJ — Detectives had been searching for April Wyckoff’s body for days when John McCabe noticed a pair of bleach-marked sweatpants on a concrete barrier about 1:15 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon in an industrial section of Newark along the Passaic River. The deputy chief of investigators for the Union County Prosecutor’s Office told the […]

Cranford police nab bicycle thief in act

CRANFORD, NJ — Increased surveillance of the area in and around the Cranford Train Station has resulted in two arrests for bicycle theft in three weeks, following a summer spike in such thefts, Cranford police said. On Sept. 19, detectives Spencer Durkin and Timothy O’Brien arrested 60-year-old Richard A. Harrington, of Elizabeth, at the Cranford Train […]

Cranford housing fight likely to be decided in Trenton

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford Residents Against Overdevelopment, the grassroots activist group behind the “Say No to 750 Walnut” lawn signs around town, is pushing for a legislative effort to stymie what they claim is too much development in too small an area. CRAO opposes to a redevelopment proposal by Hartz Mountain Industries for its 30.5-acre property […]

Cranford moves toward banning puppy, kitten sales

CRANFORD, NJ — Despite Gov. Chris Christie vetoing state legislation in May that would have effectively banned pet stores from selling puppies and kittens, many local municipalities, including Cranford, have decided to act anyway. Cranford took its first step Tuesday, Sept. 12, by introducing an ordinance that would have it join 110 other New Jersey towns […]

Seniors camp out for hours, overnight for chance at Cranford senior housing complex

Seniors camp out for hours, overnight for chance at Cranford senior housing complex

CRANFORD, NJ — They occupied the walkway with lawn chairs and blankets, wearing jackets, coats and backpacks. They weren’t parents lining up for Black Friday sales, or teenagers hoping to get ticket to a concert. Instead they were seniors, staked outside the Edward K. Gill Apartment Building on Meeker Avenue in Cranford with hopes of obtaining […]

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