Rahway River flood study faces more roadblocks

Rahway River flood study faces more roadblocks

Ongoing work to mitigate flooding in municipalities along the Rahway River has hit yet another dam, forcing proponents to reach out to politicians and government agencies in an attempt to get the plan moving again. On Oct. 4, mayors from communities along the Rahway River, as well as county officials, met with officials from the […]

Cranford official questions standardized test change

CRANFORD, N.J. — Assistant Superintendent Brian Heineman doubts whether the state will have a new standardized test ready in time for this year’s high school freshmen to use as a graduation requirement, given the timeline revealed by state officials to replace the current test. “We won’t really know the reality of this until they’re on […]

Cranford urged to adopt ‘historic preservation element’

Cranford urged to adopt ‘historic preservation element’

CRANFORD, N.J. — The township’s Historic Preservation Advisory Board suggested officials consider adding a “historic preservation element” into the municipality’s master plan, a change that could guide or restrict homeowners making renovations to their houses. The Historic Preservation Advisory Board is charged with “preserving the character” of Cranford. But advisory board member Stephen Saltzman said […]

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. […]