Cranford recognizes Black History Month with proclamation

Cranford recognizes Black History Month with proclamation

CRANFORD, NJ — The Cranford Township Committee honored Black History Month for recognizing black individuals who have made significant contributions in a time when they weren’t accepted due to racism and segregation at its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 8. With the township highlighting the importance of this month, Cranford residents are reminded of the great […]

DiCiurcio joins NJBankers executive committee

DiCiurcio joins NJBankers executive committee

CRANFORD, NJ — The New Jersey Bankers Association announces the appointment of Joanna DiCiurcio to its executive committee. DiCiurcio is the retail market executive for PNC Bank’s central New Jersey market, comprising 10 retail bank regions and 120 retail bank branches. DiCiurcio’s career at PNC included stops in Washington, D.C., and Pittsburgh, Pa.; she has […]

Cranford BOE meeting canceled due to mask refuser

Cranford BOE meeting canceled due to mask refuser

CRANFORD, NJ — For two years now, wearing a mask has been a key protection against COVID-19, in addition to vaccines and booster shots. In Cranford, at the Board of Education’s meeting on Monday, Jan. 24, one parent in attendance refused to put on a mask when asked and when ordered. The refusal caused a […]

Cranford Clergy Council hosts MLK commemorative service

Cranford Clergy Council hosts MLK commemorative service

CRANFORD, NJ — The Clergy Council and Interfaith Human Relations Committee of Cranford hosted its Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative service on Thursday, Jan. 13, to honor the fallen civil rights icon. Opening the program was the Rev. Cameron Overbey, who said the MLK day of service on Monday, Jan. 17, would be recognized with […]

Cranford Mayor recognizes MLK Jr. with proclamation

Cranford Mayor recognizes MLK Jr. with proclamation

CRANFORD, NJ — During the Township Committee meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 11, Cranford Mayor Kathleen Miller Prunty and other committee members recognized Martin Luther King Jr. with a proclamation and kind words to reflect his strength, dignity and relentlessness in the fight for equality for black people in the civil rights era, before being assassinated […]

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 40836 creates a garden to say farewell

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 40836 creates a garden to say farewell

CRANFORD, NJ — Graduations typically mark a time when students end their educational careers at one institution and move on to the next adventure ahead. Many times, the focus is solely on the future and what lays ahead. This was not the case for Cranford Girl Scout Cadette Troop 40836. Cadette Troop 40836, which had […]

Coach continues to teach baton twirling in Cranford gym

Coach continues to teach baton twirling in Cranford gym

CRANFORD, NJ — The batons have continued twirling for Union High School coach Nicole Marie Placca, who also teaches the art of baton twirling — a sport that may seem almost extinct — at Diamond Gymnastics Academy in Cranford. Bringing the intricate art to the youngsters of Cranford, Placca said her goal is to show […]

Cranford holds reorganization meeting for new year

Cranford holds reorganization meeting for new year

CRANFORD, NJ — The township rang in the New Year with its reorganization meeting on Sunday, Jan. 2. During the meeting, Gina Black was sworn in as a township commissioner while Cranford Mayor Kathleen Miller Prunty was nominated and sworn in as the chairperson of the Township Committee, in addition to being unanimously voted to […]

Green Thumb Garden Club gnomes are a hit

Green Thumb Garden Club gnomes are a hit

CRANFORD, NJ — The Green Thumb Garden Club of Cranford has been bringing the community together since it was founded in 1954 for the purpose of studying all aspects of the fine art of flower design, gardening and the conservation of trees, shrubs, flowers and birds. Its latest venture is rather unusual: reusing artificial Christmas […]