Cranford board, residents grill traffic engineer

Cranford board, residents grill traffic engineer

CRANFORD, NJ — Planning Board members and residents spent much of the Oct. 17 meeting asking an expert for a developer seeking to build a 905-unit apartment complex at 750 Walnut Ave. how much traffic would be too much for the area. They questioned Karl Pehnke, traffic expert for Hartz Mountain industries, in an attempt […]

Cranford adds meetings to solicit info on district shakeup

CRANFORD, NJ — School Superintendent Scott Rubin has announced seven more meetings to gather feedback from the community concerning his plans to “reimagine” the school district. Rubin said since he first outlined the addition of free full-day kindergarten, the creation of Cranford Middle School and a variety of other changes to the township’s schools at […]

Cranford considers overhauling school district

CRANFORD, NJ — Superintendent of Schools Scott Rubin is seeking to engage the community and solicit input on a sweeping array of changes he first outlined in the school board’s Oct. 8 workshop meeting. The biggest changes in what Rubin has termed a “reimagining” of the district would be the creation of free full-day kindergarten […]

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

“I chose Olivia because she is just getting into tennis. She played some matches and attended a camp over the summer. As a freshman, Olivia is able to see the open court. She is building her confidence with each match and I’m excited to have her on the team for the next four years.” — […]

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Drew Patterson, varsity soccer player “Drew Patterson currently leads the team in both goals and assists, racking up stats in almost every game so far this season. He scored two and assisted on the third goal in a 3-0 win over division rivals Summit. He then added another goal and two assists in a 5-0 […]

Developer claims 750 Walnut to create same traffic pattern

Developer claims 750 Walnut to create same traffic pattern

CRANFORD, NJ — A proposed 905-unit apartment complex at 750 Walnut Ave. would generate “roughly the same” amount of traffic as it would if it were a fully occupied industrial complex, according to an engineer for Hartz Mountain Industries. Karl Pehnke, the traffic engineer for the developer, estimated at the Sept. 13 Cranford Planning Board […]

Density scrutinized by board for 750 Walnut

Density scrutinized by board for 750 Walnut

CRANFORD, NJ  — The local Planning Board at its Sept. 5 meeting focused on the issue of density and whether a builder’s plan to construct 30 units per acre at 750 Walnut Ave. would be “consistent and compatible” with other development in the township. Although density has often been the topic during five months of […]

Longtime Cranford firefighter eulogized by mayor

Longtime Cranford firefighter eulogized by mayor

CRANFORD, NJ — Mayor Tom Hannen’s voice cracked with emotion as he paid tribute to longtime resident Brian Koshney at the close of the Aug. 14 township committee meeting. Hannen remembered Koshney, 50, who died of cancer earlier that day at Overlook Medical Center in Summit. The resident was a repairman for the Cranford pools […]

Cranford teens climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

Cranford teens climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

CRANFORD, NJ — From the summit, James Anderson watched the sun ascend through the clouds and begin to warm the side of Mount Kilimanjaro. What the world looks like from 19,000 feet above sea level — and 7,500 miles from home — is something the 17-year-old Anderson struggles to put into words. Though it was […]