‘Healthiest Show on Earth’ featured at Community Center on Jan. 11

CRANFORD — Children and their families are invited to join Muscle Man Mike and Soccer Sue in the “Healthiest Show on Earth” on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 3:30 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center. The Community Center is located at 220 Walnut Ave. This Fit4Kids program features instruction, laughter, fun, and exercise, as children are encouraged to keep their […]

Bail reduction denied for Cranford ‘firestarter’

CRANFORD — The husband of the Cranford mom arrested for attempting to kill the couple’s twins by setting fire to their car on the Garden State Parkway tried to get her bail reduced last week, but failed. Ron Zuber, on leave from his job as the director of the Union County Department of Parks and Community […]

Cranford works to get out of financial hole

CRANFORD – The ongoing state of the township’s financial affairs continues to be a thorn in the side of the governing body, but it could take some time before everything is straightened out. The township’s financial issues, while complex, have little to do with a lack of funds, but rather with the fact that some […]

Cranford to eliminate health department

CRANFORD – Rumors that the health department might be completely taken over by Westfield by the beginning of the year became official this week when two employees were notified Friday their positions were being eliminated as of 2014. According to sources, the public health inspector and part-time administrative clerk positions will be eliminated as of […]

Entrepreneurship 101 workshop offered for small business start-ups

CRANFORD – A six-week intensive workshop for start-up businesses — those in the idea/planning phase or in operation less than a year — is being offered by UCEDC, a statewide non-profit economic development corporation. Entrepreneurship 101 begins Thursday evening, Dec. 5, at UCEDC’s headquarters in Cranford. Participants will be guided through a real-world assessment of their business idea […]

Cranford hires fourth admin. in two years

CRANFORD – After several years of uncertainty preventing Cranford from bringing aboard a permanent administrator, Tuesday night the township appointed someone they are confident can fill the slot. Terrence Wall, the former borough administrator, municipal clerk and purchasing agent for North Arlington in Bergen County since 2007, officially assumes the role Saturday but will be […]

The Cerebral Palsy League of Cranford holds annual 5K Run

CRANFORD — On Saturday, Oct. 19, the Cerebral Palsy League hosted its 11th Annual 5K Breakfast Run at its home location, 61 Myrtle Street in Cranford. CPL’s 5K Run was established to support it’s Adult Services Program. Nearly 160 runners participated in the race. The first place winner, Nicholas Murphy of Hoboken completed the 5K course […]

Local author to discuss new novel at Cranford library on Dec. 5

CRANFORD — Local author Eric Nierstedt will discuss his recently published novel, “The Lightrider Journals” on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue. In “The Lightrider Journals,” a man responsible for deeds of great horror and beauty tells his story, an epic fantasy that takes a look at […]

Cranford to give private parking policy ‘the boot’

CRANFORD – Although the owner of Cleveland Plaza said the practice of locking the tires of unauthorized vehicles parking in the lot would stop, as of the weekend it continued. Monday Mayor Tom Hannen expressed frustration that Cleveland Plaza owner Amy Liu had not put an end to “booting” or locking the tires of vehicles […]

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