Water under the bridge

Water under the bridge

Photo by Brian Trusdell CRANFORD, NJ  — A Cranford Fire Department vehicle stands guard to block traffic from entering the Lincoln Avenue railway underpass following an afternoon downpour and flash flooding on July 27, which occurred throughout Union County. The barricade was too late for one vehicle which stalled and became trapped.

Cranford gets glimpse of 750 Walnut housing project

Cranford gets glimpse of 750 Walnut housing project

CRANFORD — A design concept unveiled at the local planning board meeting on Wednesday, July 18, gave residents their first glimpse of the proposed 905-unit apartment project at 750 Walnut Ave. A series of architect’s renderings depicted three, five-story buildings and two, four-story buildings on the 30.5-acre tract located on the Clark border at the […]

Sunny Acres recognized by committee as historic district

Sunny Acres recognized by committee as historic district

CRANFORD, NJ — Wedged into the corner of one bookshelf inside Carole Esposito’s home are four binders stuffed with yellowed newspaper clippings, black and white photos and faded maps. Together, they tell the history of the Sunny Acres development going back to when 172 Cape Cod and Colonial Revival-style houses were constructed by Sears, Roebuck […]

Cranford residents upset with developer’s no-shows

Cranford residents upset with developer’s no-shows

CRANFORD, NJ — A group of residents opposed to plans for 905 apartments on a 30.5-acre property at 750 Walnut Ave. say they don’t want their efforts turned into a cartoon punchline. Cranford Residents Against Overdevelopment has stated in a letter that property owner Hartz Mountain Industries often withdraws from meetings, comparing its actions to […]

Cranford police arrest man for modifying, igniting fireworks

CRANFORD, NJ – A 26-year-old man was arrested for modifying mortar-style fireworks and setting them off along Raritan Road, police said. Michael Kossup, 26, of Linden, was charged with possession of prohibited destructive devices, Detective Lt. Edward Davenport said in an email. Davenport said Cranford police received calls from residents who reported hearing explosions June […]

Cranford resident, Montvale cop is arrested for cocaine

CRANFORD, NJ — A Cranford resident and former member of the township’s auxiliary police department has been charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to police records. David Tenbroeck, 36, a detective in the Montvale Police Department in Bergen County, did not show up for work Sunday, May 13. […]

Iconic Cranford diner closes doors

Iconic Cranford diner closes doors

CRANFORD, NJ — The room was dark except for some afternoon sunlight squeezing through the blinds. The cake case was empty and the knives and forks neatly arranged on napkins stood at the ready for customers who will never come. The Downtown Family Restaurant across from the train station on North Avenue closed its doors […]