Berkeley Heights EMS squad asks for LOSAP help

Berkeley Heights EMS squad asks for LOSAP help

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — The president of the local Volunteer Rescue Squad has asked the Township Council to support a program that would provide its members with tax-deferred income benefits in an effort to retain and reward volunteers for their service to the community. Joe Savino addressed the council at its June 25 regular meeting […]

Hearing on 140-foot cell tower at UCC delayed

Hearing on 140-foot cell tower at UCC delayed

CRANFORD, NJ — A hearing to consider whether three wireless mobile phone companies can erect a 140-foot cell tower on the rear western side of the Union County College campus was postponed July 8 because a group of residents opposed to the structure said it was not prepared. Cranford Zoning Board of Adjustment Chairman Richard […]

Cranford residents leery of ‘reimagining’ plans

Cranford residents leery of ‘reimagining’ plans

CRANFORD, NJ — Detailed results from a survey regarding the potential “reimagining” of the school system revealed that more than 60 percent of residents say the proposed plans do not account for any impact of a potential 905-unit apartment complex at 750 Walnut Ave. The survey was available from April 26 through May 13, and […]

PSE&G plans for high-voltage power lines suspended

CRANFORD, NJ — It could still be several weeks before local residents see a revised PSE&G plan regarding the installation of high-voltage power lines, after Conrail identified conditions that need to be evaluated before the electricity provider can move forward. Mayor Patrick Giblin stated at the June 11 Township Committee meeting that PSE&G is currently […]

Cranford police to host active shooter training

Cranford police to host active shooter training

CRANFORD, NJ — The local police department has teamed up with a training institute to offer a two-day active shooter-instructor certification course this month to help prepare local organizations for an event they hope never happens. The course will be hosted by the Cranford Police Department, with certification through the ALICE Training Institute on June […]

Cranford board votes against 750 Walnut

CRANFORD, NJ — The local planning board voted unanimously June 5 to recommend that the township committee reject a rezoning request for a 30.5-acre site at 750 Walnut so that a proposed 905-unit apartment complex could be built. The vote was met with enthusiastic applause from the assembled gallery at the 14th meeting regarding Hartz […]

New dialysis center opens at Cranford Rehab

New dialysis center opens at Cranford Rehab

CRANFORD, NJ — Trinitas Regional Medical Center has expanded its renal services program to the township, with the company unveiling its new dialysis center at Cranford Rehab & Nursing Center on May 16. Located at 205 Birchwood Ave., it is Trinitas’ fourth dialysis center within its network of hospitals and medical centers. The new dialysis […]

Citizens get in on sleuthing

CRANFORD, NJ — It’s common for police departments to sift through security footage from a local business to help solve a crime and now, with the recent rise in popularity of private security cameras, local residents can participate and assist police in a whole new way. The Cranford Police Department recently launched the Cranford Civilian […]

Cranford residents denounce 750 Walnut proposal

Cranford residents denounce 750 Walnut proposal

CRANFORD, NJ — Nearly two dozen residents expressed their frustration with a proposed 905-unit apartment complex at 750 Walnut Ave. at the May 15 Planning Board meeting, saying that it will increase traffic and overwhelm the school district. Hartz Mountain Industries’ application to rezone the 30.5-acre site from office and warehouse to a residential area […]

Planner decries ‘negative impact’ of 750 Walnut

CRANFORD, NJ — A proposed 905-unit apartment complex at 750 Walnut Ave. would have a negative fiscal impact on the township and schools, a professional planner hired by the local Planning Board said at the board’s May 8 special meeting. “In my opinion, the negative impact places a burden on the municipality in respect to […]