CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Paige Brogan, varsity field hockey “Paige has been a member of the varsity field hockey team since her freshman year and has been a major piece of the team’s success. She radiates positivity and leads by example through her hard work ethic. She is a wonderful role model to her teammates and I am honored […]

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

David Bartley, varsity cross country “David has been an important contributor to the varsity cross country, and track and field teams since his freshman year. He shows tremendous leadership and sets a positive example for the younger athletes and the rest of the team.” — Coach John Schiano What is your favorite part of running […]

Cranford planning board OKs updated master plan

CRANFORD, N.J. — The local planning board unanimously approved a “re-examination report” at its Sept. 18 meeting, essentially updating the township’s Master Plan, which it hopes will pass scrutiny with the courts, especially with regard to Cranford’s affordable housing requirements. “This re-examination of the Township of Cranford Master Plan development regulations conforms with the requirements […]

Cranford takes next step in ‘reimagining’ schools

CRANFORD, N.J. — The public school district’s administrative officials are forming the new Referendum Exploration Steering Committee to prepare a ballot initiative to determine possible financing for a series of proposed upgrades, from door replacements to full-day kindergarten, according to an announcement posted on the district’s website. Superintendent Scott Rubin posted a call for volunteers […]

Cranford water mains being replaced

CRANFORD, N.J. — New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 1,160 feet of aging water mains in the township this fall, upgrading the lines with larger, ductile iron main, the company announced. This project began the week of Sept. 23 along Brookside Place from Gallows Hill Road to Orchard Street, and is intended to improve […]

Cranford council ratifies decision on 750 Walnut

Cranford council ratifies decision on 750 Walnut

CRANFORD, N.J. — The Township Committee has accepted the Planning Board’s recommendation to not rezone a 30.5-acre plot, commonly known as 750 Walnut Ave., on the south side of town to accommodate a 905-unit apartment complex, setting up a possible legal clash with the property owner. The committee unanimously adopted a resolution at its Sept. […]

Cranford remembers six who died in 9/11 attacks

Cranford remembers six who died in 9/11 attacks

CRANFORD, N.J. — An entire generation of schoolchildren in town weren’t even alive when terrorists hijacked four planes and flew them into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. But the memory of that day is still clear for their parents, older siblings and neighbors in Cranford. “It’s been 18 […]

Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Two towns in Union County, including the No. 2 ranked Summit, are among the top 10 “Best Places to Live in New Jersey,” according to New Jersey Monthly magazine’s September edition. The survey, conducted by Leflein Associates, an independent research firm based in Ringwood considered home values, property taxes, crime rate, school performance and a […]

UCC offers medical marijuana workshop

UCC offers medical marijuana workshop

CRANFORD, N.J. — Following a failed attempt by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration to legalize or decriminalize marijuana, reduced restrictions on the drug have created increased opportunities for potential patients and providers. Many doctors feel marijuana is not a cure-all so the risks — as well as any touted benefits — should be understood. “It’s really […]

Cranford gamer gets European immersion

Cranford gamer gets European immersion

CRANFORD, N.J. — Sam Finston considered himself more arts-oriented when he was going to Cranford High School but felt he also did well at math and science. Like many American youth, video games were a staple of his free time. At the 11th-hour suggestion of a teacher, he discovered a way to combine his interests. […]